land mine

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A victim-triggered antipersonnel device buried in a road or field and intended to—when trod upon or run over by a vehicle—explode and kill/maim the enemy

land mine

Global village An antipersonnel device buried in a road, field, and countryside, intended to, when stepped on, explode and kill/maim the enemy du jour

Patient discussion about land mine

Q. Why do I have major headaches during flight landings? I always get really strong headaches just before landing. Lately, they have been so severe that I honestly feel like my head is going to explode. The closer the plane gets to the ground, the more pain I have. After landing, the pain eases a little but I have a headache at least a day or two afterwards. Do anyone have any suggestions?

A. The air pressure change makes air expand and if your ear canal is blocked –there is a severe pressure on your inner ear/estacian tube. This is painful.
You might try swallowing real hard or yawning, or “popping” your ears. This is called "Valsalva" maneuver :

Q. what are the do and don't do of Allergic people when they go out side to the open land?

A. if seasonal allergy is what you mean -there are certain times a year that you know you get sick. try avoiding long walks in fields of blooming flowers at those times...take antihistamine with you all the time, and don't forget some tissue paper :)

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There were four remaining minefields in the buffer zone, she added.
Scouts and members of Hezbollah's health committee were spread across the region to warn visitors about likely locations of active minefields and unexploded munitions.
NNA - In a press release by the British Embassy in Beirut, it said "British Ambassador to Lebanon Tom Fletcher visited a minefield marking and de-mining operation of the Mines Advisory Group (MAG) Lebanon in the village of Deir Dourit in the Chouf region, in the framework of UK's support of the Mines Advisory Group in Lebanon to update the National Landmine and UXO Contamination Survey for Lebanon, in partnership with the LAF, along with a programme of minefield marking and mine risk awareness training.
Landmine accidents occur when people inadvertently wander into a minefield or are forced to take the risk of travelling through a minefield in order to collect water, fetch firewood or grow food for their families," reads the charity's website.
In a first test, the jet has taken several images of a minefield near Mergasor town, northeast of Erbil.
It has also engulfed the minefields and fence line where it was impossible for us to enter as there was a blast in the mines," Khan said.
Israel can clear its minefields in less than ten years, following the example of Jordan, which has already cleaned up its border with Israel and is expected to be mine-free by July of this year," White says.
Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Lisa Buttenheim, head of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP), called on the two communities in Cyprus to open the minefields to clearance activities.
CLEARING THE BEACHES Naval personnel with a German mine washed ashore in 1940 - skills of disabling mines were later needed to clear Allied minefields A DANGEROUS JOB A member of the Navy's Rendering Safe of Mines Squad deals with one on the east coast
The rats are too light to set off the mines, and they can explore a suspected minefield and point with their noses to buried mines.
Iran will make investment in exploring minefields in Tajikistan Warzab and Zarafshan regions, Head of Exploration Section of Tajikistan Industries Ministry Ebrahim Azimov said on Wednesday.
Over the past few years, most mine-related accidents in the Jordan Valley took place not in the sites of known minefields, but in other areas, posing a threat to human security whose extent was not known, according to the NCDR statement.