Signs as Sponsor for Cruise Radio

Leading Travel Insurance Provider To Sponsor Popular On-Board Radio Network for Cruise Ships.

LOS ALTOS, Calif. (March 29, 2012) -- (, the most trusted online resource to help travelers find the travel insurance coverage they need at savings of 40% or more, has signed a new sponsorship agreement with Cruise Radio (, the Internet radio resource for cruise travelers. With this new sponsorship agreement, will now be able to reach more than 125,000 listeners and readers each week who have a special interest in vacation cruising. In addition to reaching Web listeners, Cruise Radio is distributed to passengers aboard Royal Caribbean, Holland America, Celebrity Cruise Lines, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Carnival Cruise Lines, and other global cruise carriers.

Cruise Radio caters to the interests of cruise passengers or all ages. More than 15 million passengers booked North American cruises last year, and 33.7 million Americans say they intend to take a cruise sometime in the next three years. Cruise Radio was created to provide these travelers with the latest news and updates on the world of vacation cruising, including cruise planning and special travel packages. By sponsoring Cruise Radio, Tripinsurance will be able to reach cruise travelers as they plan their next vacation trip, offering special insurance offers and packages custom-designed to suit the needs of cruising enthusiasts.

Cruise travel continues to grow in popularity, but even a journey with the best cruise line has calculated risks. You can become ill or miss a connection on a stopover; there are dozens of things that could happen to ruin your cruise,” said Dan Skilken, President and CEO of ”That’s why experienced cruise travelers take out travel medical policies, trip interruption, cancellation insurance, and other types of coverage. Cruise Radio is the perfect channel to reach our customers.”

We are delighted to add to the Cruise Radio family,” said Doug Parker, Host and Creator of Cruise Radio. “Our listeners are very sophisticated when it comes to travel-related issues. Many of them travel extensively both for pleasure and business, and they understand what could go wrong on their next cruise and what is likely to go wrong. After high-profile events like the Costa Concordia, I am sure that more of our listeners will want to learn more about”

About Cruise Radio

Doug Parker created Cruise Radio in 2009 as an informative and entertaining resource for cruisers presenting in-depth information via Internet radio, an untapped medium that he believed had great potential. Cruise Radio caught on quickly. Buoyed by consumers looking for good value in a depressed global economy, Cruise Radio has risen to more than 125,000 weekly listeners. Ongoing weekly features highlighting the value of a cruise vacation as well as in-depth interviews with travel and cruise professionals have ensured Cruise Radio a solid position of authority in the cruise industry.

In addition to weekly webcasts, on-board Broadcast’s to date: Allure of the Seas, Jewel of the Seas, Carnival Magic, Carnival Liberty, Carnival Destiny, MSC Poesia, Holland America Line’s ms. Eurodam, Carnival Dream, Oasis of the Seas, Norwegian Epic, Celebrity Solstice, Celebrity Eclipse, Carnival Freedom, Carnival Fascination, Freedom of the Seas, Monarch of the Seas, Norwegian Sun, and Norwegian Sky.

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About is the online resource for comprehensive, comprehensible, and affordable travel insurance. Most travelers really don't understand the details and benefits of travel insurance, and buy based on recommendations from their travel agent or a third party. simplifies buying travel insurance by providing comparison shopping online for the best coverage at the lowest prices. is committed to making insurance terms easy to understand, providing the best available coverage categorized by customers’ specific needs, and allowing travelers to buy direct from leading underwriters to achieve savings of 40% or more. The company is fully licensed for Property and Casualty, Life, and Accident and Health insurance in all 50 states, and the staff are fully trained and licensed insurance professionals.

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Dan Skilken
(408) 215-2900

Tom Woolf
Gumas Advertising
(415) 259-5638

25 Authors Create Fifth Annual Long Island Authors Group Book Fair

Event will showcase award-winning and notable authors from Long Island, New York.

Riverhead, NY (March 29, 2012) -- “Have you heard the one about?” asks Long Island Authors Group. “Twenty-five authors walk into a winery...” What does happen when you combine 25 Long Island authors, great Eastern Long Island wines, live entertainment and a free Amazon Kindle eReader drawing? You've created the Fifth Annual Long Island Authors Group Book Fair at Martha Clara Vineyards in Riverhead, taking place Sunday, April 22 from Noon until 4 PM!

The afternoon includes meet and greet with award-winning Long Island authors, book signings, live music by Hart & Soul, a free drawing for an Amazon Kindle e-Reader and wine tastings. Admission for the rain or shine Book Fair is free.

The LIAG Book Fair includes fiction, non-fiction, children’s and poetry books by these authors: Patrick Astre, Loraine Alderman Psyd, Ben Baglio, Lily Bedell, Kerriann Flanagan Brosky, Linda Reid-Bryce, Yvonne Capitelli, John Cardone, Linda Frank, Ian Fydell, Tom Gahan, Natasha Guruleva, Christine Guardiano, Phil Keith, C.B. Knadle, Sandy Lanton, Meg Harper Lawrence, Suzane Litrell, Dorothy McPartland, Holly Patrone, Grace Protano, Jeff Rimland, Jim Roth, Richard Scheinberg, Ron Scott.

For more information about these authors or Long Island Authors Group visit or on Facebook at Martha Clara Vineyards is located at 6025 Sound Avenue Riverhead, NY 11901 - 631-298-0075.

Media Contact:
Dorothy McPartland
Long Island Authors Group

FRA Welcomes New of Timber Future Price Hike

FRA has welcomed news that lumber prices in the US are rising off the back of a lack of credit in the lumber distribution industry.

Seattle, United States, March 29, 2012 -- Forestry Research Associates (FRA) has welcomed news that lumber prices in the US are rising off the back of a lack of credit in the lumber distribution industry.

The research and analysis consultancy said that prices have risen 30 per cent in the past five months and that this was being prompted by distributors increasingly buying futures as a hedge in light of a lack of credit. They are finding it difficult to obtain the credit they need to buy lumber with cash, so they are resorting to futures.

Leonard Commodities analyst, Brian Leonard, told Reuters, "Distributors are having trouble buying lumber in the tight stocks environment and also they can't get capital from banks so they're buying futures.”

This is great news for timber investors,” claimed FRA’s analysis partner, Peter Collins, who added, “more and more people are looking to the timber industry as a possible asset class, due to its flexible nature and the fact is does not correlate closely with equities.”

Recent figures show interest in lumber futures is up 18 per cent since January, while spot lumber prices have also risen by 12 per cent so far this year.

Leonard explained the attraction of buying up futures: "One contract of lumber is now worth about $28,000 and you can own a futures contract for $2,100. They're buying on margin, which is what the futures market is for."

"I have customers who have a good 50 to 80 percent more volume in futures than they used to own,” he added.

FRA is a keen promoter of forestry investment and supports projects such as those run by firms like Greenwood Management, which runs plantations of non-native, fast-growing tress species and offer investors the chance to buy up section of plantation land. Greenwood runs its projects in Brazil and Canada and investors can start with as little as $10,000.

About Forestry Research Associates

Forestry Research Associates is a research and advisory consultancy that focuses on forestry management, sustainability issues and forestry investment around the globe.

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

BusinessVibes Introduces Advertisement Possibility

To provide users with bigger exposure and higher response rate, platform has added possibility to add advertisement about specific company or event to different parts of BusinessVibes website.

London, UK, March 29, 2012 -- BusinessVibes is a new international networking platform for companies and associations. This new website lets business bodies to connect with each other and share information about their products, activity, employees and whatever else companies want share can be presented on BusinessVibes. It has significant impact on their online exposure which is highly appreciated by members of BusinessVibes. To provide users with bigger exposure and higher response rate, platform has added possibility to add advertisement about specific company or event to different parts of BusinessVibes website.

Majority of actions being done on the platforms provide users with certain number of points which can be used to buy an ad on the website. Important thing to remember is that points are valid for 90 days, so the ones acquired 90 days before the date user wants to use it would not be counted anymore.

All that needs to be done is registration at BusinessVibes. After that all details will be displayed under “Your Credit Account”. User can check number of points collected, rules regarding collecting itself and actions that bring users points. If you do not have enough points to buy an ad you can still pay $1 for every missing one.

After that users just need to decide where they want to have their ad displayed. It can be either company profiles, homepage or login page. All of those three has possibility to show ad in one Country to users of one Industry, Worldwide to users of one Industry or Worldwide to users of all Industries. All of those options have been given to BusinessVibes users to let them target their audience as precisely as possible.

Advertising on BusinessVibes is simple and takes only a while. Certain activity on the platform can give its users possibility to place an ad for free. BusinessVibes is definitely worth checking for all companies willing to be more visible online.

Media Contact:
Marta Munia
Marketing Executive - Europe
BusinessVibes Network International Inc
8 Wimpole Street
London W1G 9SP
+44 20 7291 0883
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Speed Dancing: America's Newest Dating Craze

Single adults of all ages are invited to meet numerous new friends on the dance floor, April 27, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel San Francisco Airport.

San Rafael, CA, March 29, 2012 -- Contact: Tom Andrews, 415/507-9962

Move over, Speed Dating. Hello, Speed Dancing, where singles can meet many more partners in an evening, and have much more fun! America’s first-ever Speed Dancing Party takes place on Friday, April 27, 2012, 8pm-Midnight, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 1333 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame CA 94010.

The most popular format for meeting singles meeting face-to-face at an event has always been the Dance Party,” says Rich Gosse, Chairman of The Society of Single Professionals, who has produced over 1,000 singles dances throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand over the past 33 years. “Often we get hundreds to attend a dance, giving singles so many choices. The problem is shyness. You have to put your ego on the line and ask someone else to dance, risking a bruising rejection. So except for the very self-confident, most people meet very few new friends at a singles dance. The solution is Speed Dancing, where everyone meets everyone on the dance floor, three minutes at a time.”

Rich Gosse is America’s foremost authority on finding a romantic partner. He is the author of eight books on this subject, including You CAN Hurry Love, Singles Guide to America, and A Good Man Is EASY to Find (“This is a great book!” Oprah Winfrey). His expert advice has been featured by ABC, CBS, CNBC, CNN, Fox, Oprah, Cosmopolitan, Newsweek, Playboy, Playgirl, The Wall Street Journal, The London Times, The Australian, The New Zealand Herald, etc. Rich Gosse is available to the news media for interviews by calling 415-479-3800. His personal website is

The Speed Dancing Party is sponsored by The Society of Single Professionals, the world’s largest non-profit singles organization. Adults of all ages are welcome. The cost is $20 at the door. Anyone wishing more information may visit or call 415-507-9962.

Rich Gosse
Society of Single Professionals
205 Mark Twain Avenue, San Rafael CA 94903