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 :
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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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Asked about obstacles raised in the demining process, Siddique said "as the majority of minefields are located outside the buffer zone, their clearance is contingent upon the specific considerations and sensitivities of the sides.
These mines pose a most serious danger to the residents as they cannot be easily identified, they drift beyond the [marked] minefields particularly during the winter months, and move towards the town's homes and orchards.
Vast minefields and countless cluster bombs laid by the Israeli army before it retreated from south Lebanon in 2000 and during the 2006 war still plague the south.
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
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.
Despite years of effort to dig up mines planted during decades of civil war and Soviet occupation, more than 650 square kilometres of Afghan territory are still considered active minefields.
Summary: Prince Harry has brought back memories of his mother as he visited a charity clearing minefields in Mozambique.
Harry evoked memories of his mother when he visited a charity clearing minefields in Africa just as Diana had done in the late 1990s and was pictured wearing similar body armour and face mask as the princess during her trip.
PRINCE HARRY evoked memories of his mother as he visited a charity clearing minefields in Mozambique yesterday.
However, one factor that differentiates a performer from the rest in the marketplace is the ease in recognizing and avoiding minefields.
But since we've adopted these minefields, we might as well be imaginative as to how we clear them.
Funded by Norway, Canada, Japan, the EC and Germany, the project runs along 94km of confirmed minefields on Jordan's borders with Syria, and constitutes the last challenge for Jordan in becoming completely free of landmines.