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Politics

Trump’s Planned Visit to Ireland in November Cancelled

Donald Trump’s plan to visit Ireland for the first time since he took office has been canceled. The Irish government on Tuesday announced this information citing it on scheduling. However, White House did not immediately confirm the cancellation. From a source Whitehouse was still finalizing plans for Trump’s Europe tour in November.

Trump had announced earlier in August of travelling to Ireland as part of a trip to attend the Nov. 11 commemoration in Paris of the 100th anniversary of the armistice that saw the ending World War One.

Various groups announced they would be staging protests during Donald Trump’s visit. This is in Dublin capital and his golf resort in the west coast village of Doonbeg where he had been expected to visit.

“The proposed visit of the U.S. president is postponed,” an Irish government spokesman told Reuters. “The U.S. side has cited scheduling reasons.”

Sarah Sanders, Whitehouse spokeswoman told reporters that no final decision had been reached. White House has not yet come up with a conclusive decision on this Ireland trip.

“The president will travel to Paris in November as previously announced. We are still finalizing whether Ireland will be a stop on that trip,” Sanders said in a statement. “As details are confirmed we will let you know.”

Leo Varadkar, Irish Prime minister, who as a cabinet minister opposed extending an invitation to Trump before changing his mind when he became prime minister, had described the trip as coming “a little bit out of the blue”, but argued on the essence of respecting the office of the U.S. president.

Ireland’s opposition Green Party, which had earlier opposed Trump visit, described the announcement and following cancellation as “erratic”

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Technology

How Google is Using AI and Big Data to make Travel Better

Google has been quietly rolling new tools for travelers, since its acquisition of ITA matrix software eight years back, the changes have some amazing features. By any chances google might be making domination in the travel space, the potentiality to disrupt the hospitality and travel sector with the similar approach to amazons run retail and more recently grocery.

If you look at how Amazon grew to the retail immensely today, Google is trying its best to take dominance in the market place as it enters into travels. Google compared to Amazon has on its hand customers across the world since it knows where they are away from home.

Gmail is playing a great role as a flight and reservation for Google, the unique features of Google are to cater for consumer’s best travels from the time they decide to take a trip. Google gives a better description of the planned trip to the traveler compared to Amazon features.

Although there might be some disruptions, some questions arise on how airlines and hospitality sectors can stay relevant without the great data of the huge tech, airlines and hotels have started disabling their raw information and deploying AI making it a legal ground, though there is a lot of ground left to cover.

Airlines are planning to deal with major AI problems over the next three consecutive years aiming to leverage AI to foresee and warning systems, there are many ways airlines can leverage AI to increase the customer experience and differentiate from other rivals.

On the other hand, hotels are embracing AI making the customer experience better. though Google is trying to make better traveling there is one advantage travel companies outweighs it, this is their physical location touch points this means that face to face interaction gives them different opportunities to make experiences not fictions to their customers.

It is upon Google to initiate a new strategy on how they will be buying physical airlines and hotels to go hand in hand with what Amazon is doing with its purchases of whole food. The key thing for google is to master a stable data now to keep from missing the lane.

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Environment

Installation of Solar Farms and Wind Driven Turbines could bring Rain to Africa

The largest desert stretching a distance of 3.55 Million square miles might experience a transformation in vegetation and rainfall.According to scientists,installation of wind and solar farms may even supply energy to the whole globe and rainfall to this arid sky a factor that would boost the sahara real estate value.

Vegetation  in the sahara serves as a covering  absorbing sunlight hence warming the ground, whereas the large area of sand reflects the sun’s rays, leaving the ground relatively cooler.Fragrant soil then drives hot air upwards, wringing moisture out of the atmosphere as it condenses and falls back to the earth as rain.

From the parched sands in the face of this vicious cycle, however, researchers are getting creative as Eugenia Kalnay one of the study authors explained.The same cycle could go in the opposite way increasing precipitation and vegetation.By covering 20 percent of the Sahara with solar panels,sun’s rays would be converted into energy while absorbing  which would be the same case with vegetation. The warm earth would then  push warm air upward encouraging rain.This would allow vegetation to spring in this dry land.Alternatively, scientists could install a supply of wind turbines to generate power  but concentration of many wind farms may slow local wind speeds and push masses of warm and cool air together. Combined, the reduced wind speeds and turbulence would buoy air masses upwards, encouraging the formation of rain clouds.

Solar panels and wind turbines would temporary boost vegetation cover.  Reintroducing  plants  in the region would account for about 80 percent increase in rainfall years to come.Kalnay and her colleague Yan Li modeled a scenario to study the effects, as well as a third that combined solar and wind energy, generating 82 terawatts of electrical  way more than 18 terawatts used globally.In the researchers’ model,while solar panels best wind farms in  energy production, turbines seem to produce the larger climate impact, roughly doubling predicted precipitation. Together, the technologies increased rainfall by about 150 percent.

Addition of solar panels and wind farms would also increase the average temperature in the region by about 5 degrees Fahrenheit..The models works best with less efficient solar panels. As technology accelerates, solar panels that better at converting energy   the ground  warm air needed to produce rainfall thus decreasing local precipitation.In regions like Sahel,residents suffer due to lack of freshwater and would feel the  impact if such a scheme would come to life.  Precipitation rate could even  jump by nearly 20 inches per year according to the model, the scientists report today in the journal Science.

“In terms of willingness, yes, people are certainly willing and able to construct dozens of energy plants in the deserts and semi-deserts of Africa,”Stated archeologist David Wright bringing hope to this highly anticipated project.