The Canadian government have said they will send aid, but it won't be going through the Lebanese government as there are concerns about it being stolen.Lebanese activists are begging the people bringing aid not to hand it to Lebanese govt. elements rather to charitable foundations etc.
I once worked at a much smaller grain elevator. There were rooms under silos which contained part of the grain handling system. The silos were gravity operated, so the grain went in the top and exited out the bottom, so part of the system where the grain exited had to be at least partially underground.Hmmm. "Panic rooms" found under the site of the explosion.
Were you in the Sofar area? I was stationed there for a month in 1983.
Heard on the 1955 news, one reporter said that it was all well and good sending aid to Beirut, but how to get it past the Lebanese gov't which is known to be corrupt.
Just to top it all Charles Michel, President of the European Council is in Beirut. The EU known to be corrupt and does SFA about massive corruption in Bulgaria, Rumania and to a lesser extent in the Czech Republic and Hungary. So, who is learning from whom? Is Michel there to give guidance to the Lebanese or is it the other way round?
The UN Standard Tests decide what is an Explosive and what isn't are carefully regulated and defined in the UN Orange Book. Nitropril isn't HD 1.1.I get that and, largely thanks to ARRSE over the years, I've an idea what an oxidiser does. But I could just as easily have applied my just-scraped-through O Level Chemistry and presumed that an oxidiser promoted rust - which would tie in with keeping it out of the rain.
While not currently a requirement, would it no be wise to include an explosive pictogram given that the only intended function of Nitropril HD 1000 is to blow rocks to bits? The safety data sheet doesn't linger on the likelihood of explosion - it reads more as if this stuff can burn but it's unlikely to go bang unless you're really unlucky.
You'll have confused no end of Americans now, with the phrase "Christian Arab"Just called an old Christian Arab friend here. I know his wife's family are from Lebanon and she's active in the Catholic church. I asked him to ask her if she knows a reliable fund to donate some gelt to in the knowledge it will get to those who really need it right now. He laughed and said I'd be better off donating to the IDF if I want to help Lebanon.
Well, he's a bit cynical about "charities" as am I.
I await to hear her response.
Charity begins at home. I read something similar a year or five ago in a book called "The Bookseller of Kabul"Well, he's a bit cynical about "charities" as am I.
You already have donated in a manner of speaking.He laughed and said I'd be better off donating to the IDF if I want to help Lebanon.
You already have donated in a manner of speaking.