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Rishi Sunak, the Indian-origin Chancellor of the Exchequer, is tipped as the bookmakers' favorite to succeed the current incumbent Boris Johnson as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. The odds on Sunak are 9/4, according to Oddschecker, a comparison site compiling prices from leading British bookmakers.
Liz Truss, the present Foreign Secretary, is second favorite at 22/5. The others in the running as per the betting opportunities are senior backbench MP and former foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt, who put up a good fight against Johnson in the Conservative party leadership contest in 2019. He is quoted at 11/1.
Holding a drinks party at his 10 Downing Street garden during the height of the Covid-19 lockdown in the UK in May 2020. Sabrina Mazzeo / Unsplash
Sunak and Truss have been neck-and-neck for a while in public opinion surveys. On Wednesday, when Johnson tendered a conditional apology (because he apologized for the function, but not for his presence at it or for its illegality under prevailing legislation) in the House of Commons for his office holding a drinks party at his 10 Downing Street garden during the height of the Covid-19 lockdown in the UK in May 2020, Truss sat next to him, often nodding her head in support of the statement. On the other hand, the Chancellor was conspicuously absent from Parliament, 225 miles away from London in the south-western English county of Devon.
Political commentators saw this as Sunak distancing himself from Johnson. In the evening he tweeted: "I've been on a visit all day today continuing work on out #PlanFor Jobs as well as meeting MPs to discuss the energy situation." He added: "The PM was right to apologize and I support his request for patience while Sue Gray (a senior civil servant) carries out her enquiry." A YouGov poll carried out within hours of Johnson's apology indicated 89 per cent of respondents did not accept his expression of contrition, while only 4 per cent supported it. The rest didn't have an opinion.
Johnson tendered a conditional apology. Wikipedia
Sunak is of East African Punjabi origin. His father has been a general practitioner and his mother a pharmacist in the southern English coastal city of Southampton since they migrated to Britain. He is also the son-in-law of N.R. Narayan Murthy, one of the founders of the software giant Infosys. He was educated at Winchester school, Oxford and Stanford Universities. An MP for less than seven years, his rise up the Conservative political ladder has been meteoric.
A powerful body within the Conservative parliamentary party known as the 1922 Committee has to receive 54 letters from its party's MPs (out of around 365) to call for a leadership contest. As Johnson fights to save his political career, the big question is when will such a battle take place? (IANS/SP)
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Age is just a number, but love is an eternal source of joy. Two people may live together regardless of their differences in race, gender, language, location, or religion, as long as they have a selfless love for one another in their hearts. But what if the only difference between them is their age? Is it possible for two individuals who have a significant age difference to live together happily ever after? Will their connection be able to withstand the passage of time?
Does Age Make A Difference?
A huge age difference between romantic partners is often criticized. Social criticism is experienced by couples with a greater than ten-year age difference. But the truth is that in most cases, age is not a problem. Whatever the age of the individuals involved, a relationship's success depends on mutual understanding and connection. A couple can have a strong bond as long as they love, respect, and care for one another and each other's feelings. Having a partner who is a few years older than you is regarded as standard; but, when the age difference is too significant, it may seem unusual; yet, it is entirely up to the individuals.
A couple can have a strong bond as long as they love, respect, and care for one another and each other's feelings. | Photo by Pablo Heimplatz on Unsplash
Advantages Of An Age Gap In A Relationship:
Stability Financially: Because they began working early in life, an older partner is more likely to be settled financially. Couples that have a steady financial situation have the edge over those who don't have one.
Matureness: The elder partner in a relationship may assist the younger partner in making mature choices, both emotionally and financially. They may also bring their maturity to the table during times of dispute in the relationship due to their previous life experiences.
Interesting Point Of View: A couple with a significant age difference may have quite diverse perspectives and outlooks on life. It invigorates the relationship by allowing each partner to comprehend better and respect the other's points of view and opinions.
The elder partner in a relationship may assist the younger partner in making mature choices, both emotionally and financially. | Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash
Marriage and Family Therapist Rachel A. Sussman says, “I think it works well when one of the partners is very mature for his/her age, and the other one is playful and a bit immature.” Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas have an age difference of 10 years; she opened up about her age gap with Nick Jonas and said that it was never a hurdle and that she is really happy in her relationship. Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput (13 years), Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor (10 years), Milind Soman and Ankita Konwar (26 years), and Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D’Souza (10 years) are examples of some couples who prove that “age is just a number.”
Disadvantages of Age-Gap In A Relationship:
Socializing: Couples with significant age differences may not belong to the same social group. It is possible that they may eventually end up attending different social functions and socialising with individuals of their ages. It is possible that one partner's friends may not appreciate the presence of a much older or younger individual.
Priorities: Depending on their age, people have a variety of priorities in life. The priorities of one partner may seem unimportant to the other, resulting in a psychological divide between the two people involved.
Disapproval In The Public Sphere: It is possible that the couple may draw unwanted attention or that the families would not cooperate. This might place an undue amount of strain on the couple's relationship. The couple's reaction to such situations, on the other hand, is entirely up to them.
Couples with significant age differences may not belong to the same social group. | Photo by Omar Lopez on Unsplash
The success of a relationship is determined by the extent to which the partners share similar values, beliefs, and goals about their relationship. These aspects have little to do with one's age. As a result, although an age difference may provide some difficulties for couples, as long as they put effort into their relationship, age should not be a hindrance to their happiness.
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Braille is a tactile representation of alphabetic and numerical symbols using six dots to represent each letter and number, and even musical, mathematical and scientific symbols. In simpler words, Braille is a from of written language for blind people, in which characters are represented by patterns of raised dots that are felt with the fingertips.
The Braille system is named after its inventor who lived in 19th century France and is used by bind and partially sighted people to read the same books and periodicals as those printed in a visual font.
According to article 2 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Braille is essential in the context of education, freedom of expression and opinion, as well as social inclusion.
The World Braille Day is celebrated on the birthday of the inventor of the braille system, Louis Braille. He was born on the 4th of January, 1809 at Coupvray in France. When he was three years old, he got into an accident while playing in his father’s harness making shop and went blind in one eye. Later on in his life, he had an infection which spread to both his eyes. By the time he was five years old, he had become fully blind in both eyes.
Although in those days there were not a lot of resources for blind people, Louis Braille excelled in his education and received a scholarship to France’s Royal Institute for the Blind. Louis started to develop a new code that would help blind people to read and write quickly and efficiently, while he was still a student. He took inspiration from Charles Barbier’s system and constructed a new method.
Bust of Louis Braille, inventor of the Braille systemWikipedia
This day is celebrated internationally to spread awareness about the importance of Braille as a means of communication in the full realization of the human rights for blind and partially sighted people. The United Nations General Assembly choose this particular date to honour the creator of the system. On the 4th of January 2019, World Braille Day was celebrated for the first time.
In the current world, Braille is used in nearly every language and all these languages have a separate braille code. A lot of different games are also being made available in Braille, like the Rubik’s Cube, LEGO’s and the popular card game UNO.
In Italy, there is a medieval fortress located on Vomero Hill, which is adjacent to Certosa di San Martino. This fortress is called Castel Sant’Elmo. From this castle, tourists can enjoy a beautiful view of the city of Naples. Already famous for the breathtaking view that it offers, the Castle got even more popularity after a railing was installed in one of its large windows overlooking the city.
The railing is a 92 feet long stainless-steel piece which was installed very recently. On this railing, there is “a poetic description of the view in Braille”. The artwork was installed by an artist named Paolo Puddu in 2017 and it has been a permanent fixture in the castle from 2019. Blind people visiting the castle can now read the braille engraving and comprehend the beauty of the view. The installation is called ‘Follow the Shape’.
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