Irish soldiers ‘safe and well’ in Lebanon following Israeli mortar fire

first_imgMembers of the Irish Defence Forces sought protection in bunkers for about four hours in south Lebanon after their area of operations came under fire from the Israeli army.The UN peacekeepers in the 450-strong battalion, members of the 114th infantry battalion, took cover after an exchange of fire between the Israeli defence forces and the Iranian-supported Hezbollah on Sunday afternoon.The Irish soldiers responded to the codeword “Groundhog” directing them to take cover in bomb shelters and to don helmets and body armour as the incoming fire from the Israeli forces fell in their area, according to The Irish Times.  The Defence Forces tweeted that Irish personnel were “out of shelters” and “resuming routine” on Sunday evening, several hours after announcing that they had taken shelter “as a precautionary measure” after the rockets were fired on Sunday afternoon.None of the Irish troops were injured. A spokesman for the Defence Forces said that they were “safe and well.”Irish soldiers ‘safe and well’ in Lebanon following Israeli mortar fire was last modified: September 2nd, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

JD(U) joining Union govt. media speculation, says Nitish Kumar

first_imgBihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said that the issue of his party JD(U) joining the Union government was a “media speculation”.“We neither considered the issue nor we had any desire or expectation (about joining the Union government). The issue was speculated in the media. It was baseless and unfounded,” the JD(U) president told reporters here.Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on Sunday carried out a reshuffle of his Council of Ministers. He had inducted nine BJP leaders into the government.Speculation was rife that two MPs of the JD(U), which recently joined the NDA after severing ties with the RJD and the Congress in Bihar, might be given ministerial berths at the Centre.“Your (media) speculation has been proved wrong and you should close the chapter,” Mr. Kumar said..He said he works in a transparent manner and the media can straightaway ask him about the party’s affairs as he is ready to answer such questions.The Chief Minister had on Saturday also said no talks between his party and the BJP took place on the issue of the JD(U) becoming part of the Union government.To a question on when the party would take action against rebel leader Sharad Yadav, Kumar said, “We will let you know at an appropriate time. But till then, don’t speculate.”last_img read more

Rose ceremony: Cavs finalize 1-year deal with Derrick Rose

first_imgChurch, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant “We are very excited to be able to add a player of Derrick’s caliber and experience to the team,” newly named general manager Koby Altman said in a statement.“Derrick could have gone to a number of other teams, but his specific mindset, goals and total focus and commitment to winning are what resulted in him signing with the Cavaliers.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsRose met with Altman and other Cavs officials on Monday, just three days after meeting with the Los Angeles Lakers.The oft-injured guard passed medical exams with Cavs doctors, Cleveland.com reported. “I have a single focus and purpose of wanting to play to win,” Rose said in a statement. “Being part of a roster and organization that shares that type of commitment and being able to play with the Cavaliers and compete for a championship is the only thing that matters for me.“I am very happy to be in Cleveland and look forward to getting to work.”Rose, 28, averaged 18 points, 3.8 rebounds and 4.4 assists on 47 percent shooting from the field in 64 games for the New York Knicks last season.He was acquired in a trade with the Chicago Bulls, but the 2016-17 season ended in another season-ending knee injury as Rose hit free agency for the first time.Rose could be paired with LeBron James as a potential replacement for rising star Kyrie Irving, who asked the Cavaliers to trade him during a recent meeting with team owner Dan Gilbert.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress View comments Mike Tyson on McGregor’s chances against Mayweather: ‘He’s going to get killed’center_img FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Photo from @cavs Twitter.The Cleveland Cavaliers confirmed Tuesday that free agent point guard Derrick Rose, the 2011 NBA Most Valuable Player, had signed a one-year contract with the team.The deal was widely reported on Monday, with multiple media outlets saying Rose had agreed to the veteran minimum salary of $2.1 million.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo El Nido residents told to vacate beach homeslast_img read more

Wrist splint

first_imgA wrist splint can relieve symptoms that can occur from overuse of the hand and wrist.Review Date:6/4/2011Reviewed By:Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.last_img