By Kaatyaayani PandeyRabat – Bana Alabed, a seven year old Syrian girl from Aleppo, has penned a letter to US President Donald Trump imploring him to “do something for the children of Syria.”Bana currently resides in Turkey with her family after being displaced from her home in Aleppo last December. This letter was posted to Twitter by Bana on January 25, 2017 with the hashtag #LetterToTrumpFromBana and was retweeted over 4,000 times.My letter to @realdonaldtrump: I beg you, can you do something for the children of Syria? If you can, I will be your best friend. Thank you pic.twitter.com/rWmgDuBf6P— Bana Alabed (@AlabedBana) January 25, 2017In the letter she talks about how some of her friends were killed during the siege of Aleppo, calling it “the city of death.”She considers herself fortunate to have escaped the situation in Syria but does not fail to acknowledge that “millions of Syrian children are not like me and are suffering in different parts of Syria.”She even bargains with Trump by offering her friendship to him if he promises to work toward the amelioration of Syrian children. She writes, “If you promise you will do something for the children of Syria, I am already your new friend.”She ends the letter on a hopeful note by saying that she is looking forward to Trump’s potential policies regarding the children of Syria.On January 27 2017, Donald Trump signed an executive order temporarily halting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries into the United States and indefinitely halting immigration from Syria.The order has come under a lot of fire from within and outside the United States with the hashtag #MuslimBan trending on social media platforms. Bana defiantly posted the following tweet as a response to Trump’s #MuslimBanHi @realdonaldtrump my friend Gabriela just sent me this. Your #MuslimBan will not stop us from meeting. Bye pic.twitter.com/eUe1GzCdz8— Bana Alabed (@AlabedBana) January 28, 2017Bana is a self-proclaimed “peace preacher” and has been posting on Twitter about the crisis in Syria since 2016.
GIW Industries’ Slurry Loop demonstration provides visitors to the company’s booths at exhibitions a live close-up view of the slurry process that they could never witness in normal operations. The Slurry Loop, a portable pipe system modelled in clear plastic tubing, provides a way to see how the physics of particle transport works inside a slurry system. The next demonstration will be at the CIM 2015 Convention in Montreal, May 10-13.GIW’s resident slurry pump expert Reab Berry usually conducts the demonstrations, which highlight three essential concepts of particle transportation in pipelines:Small particle transport — Surprisingly, not large particles, but small particles the size of beach sand are the most difficult to pump.Cyclone operation — In the clear loop, a miniature cyclone demonstrates how particle separation happens inside a slurry system.Incline pipelines — In a moveable section of the model, visitors see how surging occurs in an inclined section of a pipeline.The demonstration highlights essential concepts of particle transportation in pipelines.Berry, who is an experienced trainer with more than 50 years in the industry, says “this demonstration has a high appeal to a wide variety of attendees, including customers, equipment representatives, potential customers, operators, plant managers, professors, consultants, a lot of students — and a few competitors.”Providing an open forum for training and education is a core value of GIW Industries. Throughout its history, the company has offered formal training courses in slurry transport and pump maintenance, and regularly partners with universities and standards organizations to create documentation and train students. The company actively integrates training into all aspects of its customer service. And the GIW Hydraulic Lab is an internationally known research centre that continually brings the industry ground-breaking developments in computerised methods for pump selection and slurry wear analysis, and numerous advancements in slurry pump and pipeline technology.