The Art and Science of Keeping You and Your Family Safe from Crime and Violence
Author: David Fowler
View: 5260In a society where crime and violence seem to be increasing daily, Be Safe, Not Sorry provides practical, insightful and informative proactive prevention strategies and defensive interventions that can save your life. The art and science of keeping YOU and your family SAFE from crime and violence focuses on the principle of AVADE(r). In this book you will learn: How to keep you and your family safe in all environments How to survive an active shooter situation What distinguishes the predator from the prey The five levels of awareness and how to increase yours What to do in a road-rage situation How to include your children in your escape planning How to recognize the assault cycle De-escalation techniques for stressed, intoxicated, angry and combative individuals How to use the Art of Distraction to give you time to escape danger What lawful self-defense means to you How the fight-or-flight syndrome is actually a life saver How your cell phone can be used to keep you safe How to create long-lasting personal safety habits And more . . . Author David Fowler reveals his life's work and personal mission to keep people safe in Be Safe, Not Sorry: The Art and Science of Keeping YOU and Your Family SAFE from Crime and Violence. David is the founder and president of Personal Safety Training Incorporated, and has spent the last 20 years in security operations, training and security education. David has worked with thousands of individuals and hundreds of agencies and corporations throughout the United States and Canada. His presentations have included international, national and local seminars. David's thorough understanding of safety and security, martial science adds an exciting and interesting approach to his style of writing and presentations. He is a certified master instructor in several nationally recognized security and law enforcement training programs. David brings insight, experience, and a passion for empowering people and organizations utilizing the training programs and protective services that he offers here in the United States and in other countries. He is considered by many to be the most dynamic and motivational speaker and trainer in the security and personal safety industr
Prayers, Poems & Affirmations for People Living with HIV/AIDS
Author: Khafre Kujichagulia Abif
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
View: 9573Khafre K. Abif has been thriving with HIV for 24 years, and is a father of two college aged young men. He holds a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Africana Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. Abif is the Founder/Executive Director of Cycle for Freedom, a national mobilizing campaign founded in 2010, to reduce the spread of HIV among African Americans and Latinos. During the 75-day campaign, Cycle for Freedom will engage fourteen (14) African American and Latino communities along the Underground Railroad Bicycle Route by developing strategies designed to increase HIV testing, and confront HIV-related stigma, homophobia, and lack or mis-education. www.cycleforfreedom.org Abif is one of five men in the inaugural class of The HEALTH (Health Executive Approaches to Leadership and Training in HIV) Seminar Program, a year long program designed to enhance knowledge, skills, and abilities for assuming leadership/management positions in the field of health with a particular focus on HIV for the next generation of African American MSM leaders and community based organizational practices. Abif also serves as Community Educator/Test Counselor for ONE Life of Pittsburgh, PA, as well as the Georgia HIV Prevention Community Planning Group. He formerly served on the Pennsylvania HIV Prevention Community Planning Group and was the Community Co-Chair for the New Jersey HIV Prevention Community Planning Group where he ensured PIR for the group. As a librarian, Abif managed Children’s Services for Brooklyn Public Library and was the first recipient of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) Dr. John C. Tyson Emerging Leader Award. As former Director of the Langston Hughes Library for the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) at the former Alex Haley Farm in Clinton, Tennessee, Abif was responsible for meeting the library’s mission to serve as the intellectual commons of the movement to Leave No Child Behind®. Publications include co-editing with Teresa Y. Neely, In Our Own Voices: The Changing Face of Librarianship, and is contributing author in the anthologies Poor People and Library Services, and Handbook of Black Librarianship. Forthcoming work includes Raising Kazembe, and Fall to Grace. Visit Abif at TheBody.com http://www.thebody.com/content/art60852.html
Better Safe. Not Sorry
Author: David Bramwell
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
Category: Health & Fitness
View: 3083Illustrates how to avoid and handle trouble through preventive strategies and self-defense techniques, and includes a section on first aid should injury occur.
Author: Betty Crocker
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
View: 3922Fire up the flavor with Betty Crocker! Who can resist the tangy kick of great barbecue or a juicy steak grilled to perfection? Betty Crocker gives you everything you'll need to make your grill sizzle all year long. Get great recipes for main dishes, savory sides and even desserts you can make right on the grill. Boost the flavor of fish, beef, pork and chicken to new heights with sauces, rubs, marinades and seasonings! For more great ideas visit bettycrocker.com
Keeping Yourself and Your Family Safe in a Violent Age
Author: Tanya Metaksa
Publisher: Harper Perennial
View: 9484It Could Happen to You Three out of four women will have a crime committed against them in their lifetime. You Are Alone The police won';t help: There are no arrests in approximately 53 percent--more than half--of all violent crimes. The courts won't help: With half of all convicted rapist spending less than one year in jail, a potential rapist could be walking the streets near your home right now. Your partner won't help: Department of Justice studies report that 60 percent of female murder victims were killed by people they knew--husbands, ex-husbands, family members, or friends. Seventy-eight percent of women who are raped, beaten, or robbed are attacked by people they know. Refuse to be a Victim: Be Safe, Not Sorry According to a University of Chicago study, states that permit citizens to carry concealed handguns have reduced murders by 8.5 percent, rapes by 5 percent, and aggravated assaults by 7 percent. 1,570 murders, 4,177 rapes, 12,000 robberies, and 60,000 aggravated assaults could have been prevented each year since 1992 is all states permitted citizens to carry handguns for protection. Total violent crimes is 11 percent lower in states with "right-to-carry" laws. Criminals respond to threats of deterrence: 40 percent of felons report that they have not committed one ore more crimes because they feared their victims were armed.
Fire and Ice, Killjoy, Murder List, Shadow Dance, Sizzle, Slow Burn
Author: Julie Garwood
Publisher: Ballantine Books
View: 5675Few weave romantic suspense, nail-biting chills, and edge-of-your-seat drama as masterfully as #1 New York Times bestselling author Julie Garwood. Her contemporary novels of life-and-death action and feverish desire have won legions of fans, featuring a cast of characters that grows and changes from book to book—from smoking hot FBI agents like Alec Buchanan and Noah Claybourne to smart, sexy heroines like Kate MacKenna and Avery Delaney. Now six of her steamiest, most spellbinding thrillers are together in one electrifying eBook bundle: FIRE AND ICE KILLJOY MURDER LIST SHADOW DANCE SIZZLE SLOW BURN Praise for Julie Garwood “A trusted brand name in . . . romantic fiction.”—People “When jumping into one of her incomparable romantic thrillers, all you can do is hang on for the wild ride.”—RT Book Reviews “Garwood has this incredible knack of creating characters that not only come alive on every page, but who linger with you long after you close the book.”—South Carolina State “If a book has Julie Garwood’s name on it, it’s guaranteed to be a meticulously written, well thought-out and thoroughly engaging story [with] captivating characters.”—Sun Journal
Author: Sheree Bykofsky,Lou Krieger
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
View: 4310It takes a special book to take a player to the next level, and this is that book. --Amy Calistri, Poker School Online While other highly touted books on hold'em poker offer enough tips to turn a committed beginner into a moderately successful player, none offers the strategies needed to turn an experienced player into a consistent winner--until now. This guide even goes one step further by exposing exactly what the pros don't want you to know. "My only worry is that they have given away too much information." --Matt Lessinger, author of The Book of Bluffs Revealed within these pages are the actual techniques--equally effective for virtually all poker games--that professional gamblers use to win consistently. You'll find out how to quickly recognize and capitalize on betting patterns, how to develop a table image that pays big dividends, advanced bank management techniques, and why the cards you hold are often less important than the way you play them, plus: • Why folding more can lead to winning more • How betting limits dramatically impact the way you should play your hands • Why women have an innate edge • Telltale signs to look for when choosing a casino table • Why it's smarter to be the one who bets and not the sucker who calls "Easy to understand, helpful, and fun to read." --Dave Scharf, author of Winning at Poker Take that next step--armed with the secrets of the pros! A popular columnist for several magazines, including Bluff and Fifth Street, the newspaper The Nevada Sunday, as well as the author of seven top-selling books on poker, Lou Krieger is one of gaming's biggest names. In 2000, he was dubbed "one of the most influential gaming writers of the past hundred years" by Casino Journal--an honor bestowed on only four others worldwide. Sheree Bykofsky has been the winner or first runner-up in hundreds of poker tournaments, both in casinos and online, and won a seat as a participant in the 2004 World Series of Poker. She is also a literary agent and the author of more than twenty books, as well as countless articles on a variety of subjects, which have appeared in major magazines and newspapers.
Author: Richard Sharfner
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
View: 599This novel is an exhilarating story of a group of Black Americans led by one man who travels the nation to establish a National Afro-American Society. The oppositions they encounters from government and racists both in and outside the government provide many obstacles to overcome. Intrigues and murder within the Society add to the groups troubles. Dresden Macomb, the leader, is a determined man and he fights on, building a cadre of associates who help him structure the Society for the betterment of blacks everywhere. The Regional Centers of the Afro-American Society houses Community Centers for unrestricted assistance to blacks and the needy. The Societys aim was to clear the welfare rolls of America and provide meaningful jobs, education and health benefits for the nations forgotten. Dresden wanted to build the Afro-American Society to give blacks pride and self-respect. He had known the depravity of living poor and in the South. He had seen the mistreatment and discrimination of people in the South. His mothers family was victims of this mistreatment and he sought to rectify all the ills of a society that could denigrate its citizens. He wanted desperately to find some means whereby the black citizens of the United States could be respected and appreciated by the entire country. The search for this unifying commodity was fraught with suspense and foreboding. Dresden was introduced to a leader and emissary of the Church world, David Kristaff, who wanted to join forces with the Society and present a united front: the Christian world, with their Community Centers and the Afro-American Society combining all their resources to lift all blacks out of poverty. This International Christian Church worked in African on scientific experiments in the field of medicine and gene alterations. David Kristaff was a fountain of inspiration and a buttress for Dresden Macomb as he battled the forces around him that sought to destroy the Society. Mounting intrigue within the Society and governmental harassment from Washington D.C. kept the Society reeling from suspicions, attacks and assassinations. The CIA was secretly active in trying to get the medical and scientific information that the Society had developed by any means possible. Those in government who oppose the Society demand Congressional hearings about the supposed plots and espionage of the Society. Congressional hearings were filled with caustic acrimony, drama and explosive revelations. During the Congressional hearings Senators who were friendly to the Society uncovered a plot in the higher echelons of the Armed Forces to overthrow the government of the United States of America. The Society was enlisted to be the eyes and ears of the United States Government. Since blacks were virtually in all levels of the Armed Forces and throughout government they provided a ready network of secret agents for those who supported the Constitution of the United States. The Societys work in the African Scientific Academy, stationed in Zaire, hit pay dirt when an incredible discovery was made. In a little village far up in the hills of Zaire, isolated unto themselves, an astonishing tribe of people with an amazing gene property was uncovered. The scientist of the African Scientific Academy developed this remarkable gene discovery into The Thusulian Theory. This scientific theory brought benefit to all mankind. The plot to overthrow the government was aborted. The military plotters with their Congressional backers were exposed and arrested. Finally the worth of the Afro-American Society was firmly established.
By Means of Natural Selection, Or the Elimination of Unfavoured Races in the Struggle for Life
Author: Matthew Watkinson
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Category: Evolution (Biology)
View: 8252Have you really accepted natural selection?For those who believe in conservation, On the Destiny of Species will not make comfortable reading. In fact, it will challenge you throughout because Life just isn’t as fragile as we have been led to believe.Yes, giant pandas are fragile, and yes, polar bears are fragile (relatively), and yes, even humans may be fragile, but Life isn’t about species; it’s about Life. It’s about pragmatic survival in a dynamic world.Conservation is a hot topic these days – Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth and the WWF have 10 million members between them – but after 30 years of research, the author has no doubt that Nature’s culling policy is ruthless for a reason, and that human emotion is at best misplaced and often specifically detrimental (as the domestic species clearly demonstrate).Published on the 150th anniversary of On the Origin of Species.
The Official Guide to Boosting Rider Awareness
Author: Driving Standards Agency
Publisher: The Stationery Office
Category: Business & Economics
View: 9465Recent research has shown that a structured learning programme can improve a rider's hazard awareness ability substantially and thus help avoid potentially dangerous situations. This video and booklet gives guidance for riders on how to improve their hazard awareness and anticipation skills, and covers issues including: how to identify different types of hazards, how hazards can develop and the importance of planning ahead, and demonstrates safe actions to be taken on the road.
Author: Scott Mueller,Mark Edward Soper
Publisher: Pearson Education
View: 1394Upgrading and Repairing PCs: Field Guide is a portable, "essentials" version of Upgrading and Repairing PCs, 13th Edition - the bestselling PC hardware book of all-time. Weighing less than half a pound, this tiny book packs a hefty punch - containing the essential information you need to upgrade and repair PCs, whether you're a hardcore pro or a weekend warrior. All of this information fits nicely in your toolkit, briefcase or backpack and be there to rescue you when you're out of your office and away from your trusty copy of Upgrading and Repairing PCs. Use the connector quick reference section to identify most any connector or port you run across while servicing PCs out in the wild! Who says detailed coverage must come in a big package? This diminutive book makes up for its tiny size by providing you with a level of detail that exceeds that found in some bigger (in size and name) competitor books. Hundreds of detailed tables boil down complicated settings, standards and specifications into an easy to read - and easy to find - format. All of this detailed information easily fits in your toolkit, briefcase or book bag-right where you need it!