Monday, January 9, 2012

SAFE International Launches Ottawa Women’s Self Defense for Travellers – Ottawa, ON Self Defense

SAFE International is expanding its seminar options to include women’s self defense for travellers in Ottawa, ON.

Ottawa, ON, January 09, 2012 - (Straight Line PR) - Ottawa Self Defense, SAFE International Launches Ottawa Women’s Self Defense for Travellers.

SAFE International ™ is one of the leading providers of mobile self defense/personal protection training in North America. SAFE International has taught more than 120,000 clients in the private, corporate and high school environments since 1994. SAFE International is expanding its seminar options to include women’s self defense for travellers in Ottawa, ON.

 At this time of year, thousands of Canadians and Americans will head south to some of the warmer clients to escape the cold North American winter many of us experience. While the majority will have an amazing time, there are countless stories of women and men of all ages, forgetting that they are in a foreign country in which there are some inherent risks. SAFE International has the history and curriculum to help reduce those risks. SAFE International doesn’t only teach physical self defense concepts, but also how to avoid becoming a victim through Awareness/Avoidance training.

Some of the risks people need to concern themselves with when traveling in regards to women’s travel self defense Ottawa includes what an attacker looks for in a potential victim, what an attacker wants and doesn't want in confrontation, hotel safety, plus taxis and buses. One of the biggest topics that SAFE International explores is how most people are too polite, even when their intuition is telling them the complete opposite. The nightlife in many of these countries provides many opportunities for attacks, date rape or kidnappings. SAFE International covers the most common distraction techniques an attacker will use to gain an advantage. Instruction would then move on to verbal strategies in the event that avoidance is no longer possible.  Rather than just teaching to yell at a potential attacker, SAFE International instructors cover a few verbal strategies based on the aggressor and the scenario. The third step is addressing the physical aspect of Ottawa women’s self defense for travellers.  Physical self defense instruction begins with the advantages of adopting a passive stance rather than an aggressive stance. SAFE International only teaches gross motor strikes due to the adrenal rush one gets when they are in a highly stressful state such as an attack scenario.  They teach a philosophy of "Attack the Attacker" which reverses one from being the Prey, to that of being the Predator. Another philosophy is to attack the head if all avoidance and verbal strategies have failed. Self defense training does not take years, and in fact with just a few hours of women’s self defense instruction for travelers, you can be confident that you have reduced the odds of harm and can have some peace of mind if it is your daughter or son who is traveling.

SAFE International has taught more than 135,000 women since 1994. For more information on self defense instruction for travelers, please email Chris Roberts, CEO, by email at You can also visit the website at . SAFE International can also be reached toll free at 1 800 465 5972.

Chris Roberts
SAFE International™
15535 Cooper Rd.
Lunenburg, ON
Canada K0C 1R0
1 800 465-5972

The City of Atlanta Welcomes the 3rd Annual Salute the DJ's Awards "Respect the DJ"

Ov'R Da Top Promotions Is Proud to Present the 2012 Salute the DJ's Awards

Atlanta, GA, January 09, 2012 - It's that time of year again to honor and salute the DJ's who keep the clubs jumpin and the streets live with our favorite mixes, blends and mash-ups. The 3rd Annual "Salute The DJ's Awards Ceremony" commemorates and celebrates the achievements of DJ's past and present. Every year fans and entertainment executives get a chance to vote for their favorite DJ's in categories ranging Best New DJ to the illustrious DJ Icon Award.

Since 2010 Ov'R Da Top Promotions has put together the Salute the DJ's Awards to recognize some of the countries hottest DJ' s for all of their accomplishments in the entertainment community. This year the Salute the DJ's Award show will be bigger and badder then ever. Last years participants included Yung Joc, Yung Chris, The Party Boyz, and over 2000 DJ's and Industry Tastemakers. For the past 3 years the Salute the DJ's Awards has been gaining massive attention and this there will be no exceptions. This years theme is "Respect the DJ" and patrons will be prepared to enjoy several stellar performances and jaw dropping appearances from some of the biggest names in Hip- Hop and R&B.

"Our goal is to show the DJ's how much we love and respect them. The DJ is a vital part of the music industry and we just want them to know that they are appreciated," stated Lady Shack CEO of Ov'R Da Top Promotions. This years award show we want to explore the achievements from multiple genres of music and industry DJ's from the local and national scene. It's a chance to meet and greet some of the people from behind the scenes from the music, clubs, events, and concerts industries. We also celebrate this awards show with a showcase of local and mainstream talent that is the best of the best in the rap game.

January 16th: Coast to Coast DJ's Presents Salute The DJ's Award Show Mixer at Harlem Nights ( 201 Courtland Street, Atlanta, GA)

January 17th: DJ Gifting Suite / The Mix of DJ Battle Hosted by Dres, Rainchild & Wynan of the Ambassadors. @ Via Lounge ( 262 Pharr Road, Atlanta, GA in Buckhead).

January 18th: The Official Salute the DJ's Awards Show Hosted by: Mz. Shyneka (107.9) and Lil Bankhead ( V103 Radio)@ The Atrium ( 5479 Memorial Drive, Stone Mountain, GA) Red Carpet Begins at 6PM the Awards Show starts at 7PM EST

For more information about the award show log on to: For more information contact 770 676-8932 or salutethedjs ( @ ) gmail dot com

Darnell Clark
Ov'R Da Top Promotions
646 Antone Street
Atlanta, GA 30318

Vietnam to benefit from Rattan Forestry Project, claims FRA

Analysts at Forestry Research Associates (FRA) claim that the people of Vietnam, and especially those employed in the rattan producing sector, will reap the benefits of a new WWF fund, sponsored by IKEA.

Bainbridge Island, WA, January 09, 2012 - Analysts at Forestry Research Associates (FRA) claim that the people of Vietnam, and especially those employed in the rattan producing sector, will reap the benefits of a new WWF fund, sponsored by IKEA.

The second phase of the rattan production project is worth an estimated $56,539, which will be spent on several different projects, including sustainable forestry education. FRA said that the investment into sustainable forestry techniques in the production of rattan materials is vital for the future of the industry in Vietnam.

Between January 2012 and June 2014, the project will help to improve the quality of life for those living and working around the rattan industry, while evolving techniques for sustainability and production. The project will also provide seedlings to help develop more managed forests of rattan and bamboo.

“The idea is to provide local people working within the industry with the knowledge and support they need to make sure that the industry can provide a living for their children and grandchildren,” explained FRA’s analysis partner Peter Collins.

Those who are expected to benefit form the cash will be educated on the policies and laws in place and will also be guided on forest management techniques.

The project illustrates how investment in forestry in developing countries can not only help them to safeguard a vital industry, but can also generate returns and benefits for investors around the globe. FRA supports sustainable forestry investment projects, such as the one taking place in Brazil, which is run by Greenwood Management. It gives investors from all over the world the chance to invest in a specific piece of plantation land on which fast-growing non-native trees are grown. These trees generate profit as they grow and also provide alternatives to using native trees in the production of charcoal for the steel industry.

Peter Collins
Forestry Research Associates
620 Vineyard Lane
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
(206) 316 8394