Finding Love in 2013 Keynotes Singles Convention

#1 New Years Resolution for Singles is to find a romantic partner. The 2013 Singles Convention enables to do so.

San Rafael, CA, December 8, 2012 -- Dr. Wendy Lyon will keynote the 2013 Singles Convention, Friday, January 4, 2013, 7:30pm, at the Holiday Inn Tri-Valley, 6080 Regional Street, Dublin CA 94568. Her topic is "Finding Love in 2013."

"Finding love is always the #1 New Years Resolution singles have," says Dr. Wendy, "other than losing weight. Most singles believe they haven't found the love they want because All the good ones are taken or There's something wrong with me. Neither is likely to be true. The reason they haven't found a lasting relationship is because they have said YES at the wrong times to the wrong people in the wrong situations. The solution is to learn when and how to just say NO!"

Wendy Lyon, Ph.D., is a psychologist, master relationship and life coach, author, and speaker who has guided hundreds of people to personal and professional success. She co-authored Roadmap to Success with Deepak Chopra and Ken Blanchard. A regular contributor to radio and magazines, Dr. Wendy has been featured by View from the Bay, Cosmopolitan magazine, and many others. Her website is, which includes a True Love Test and other vital information for anyone interested in finding love. Dr. Wendy is available to the news media for interviews by calling 415-342-1300.

The Convention begins at 7:30pm with the Keynote Address and is followed by a giant Dance Party. Adults of all ages are welcome. The cost is $20 at the door.

The Convention is sponsored by The Society of Single Professionals, the world's largest non-profit singles organization. Anyone wishing more information about this and many other events for singles may visit or call 415-507-9962.

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

FRA Welcomes Tetra Pak Sustainability Credentials

FRA has welcomed news that some 20 million cartons made by packaging giant Tetra Pak have carried the FSC logo in the past year.

Seattle, United States, December 8, 2012 -- Forestry Research Associates (FRA) has welcomed news that some 20 million cartons made by packaging giant Tetra Pak have carried the FSC logo in the past year.

This means that 20 million of the cartons were sourced from renewable forests, certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council. It also represents a major increase from the 8 million that carried the logo in 2010.

Håkan Wirtén, from WWF Sweden, welcomed the news. He said, "This is a clearly positive achievement which contributes to protect forests and improve forest management globally."

"WWF encourages Tetra Pak and other companies to continuously increase the use of FSC-certified materials and products."

The WWF charity advocates the use of FSC-certified timber in packaging, furniture and building supplies manufacture. FRA, a research and analysis consultancy, specialising in forestry investment issues, also backs the use of FSC-certified timber. "There is really no excuse not to use sustainably produced timber these days, as it is widely available to all," stated FRA's analysis partner, Peter Collins.

The Tetra Pak cartons have been carrying the FSC logo since 2007, when UK supermarket chain store Sainsbury's sold the first sustainably-sourced cartons. Now, the global brand supplies retailers in 39 countries with the FSC-certified cartons and continues to work towards improving its sustainability credentials all the time.

Tetra Pak's vice president of marketing, Charles Brand, said that its decision to go sustainable wasn't just to do with the boosting its credentials, but is also simply a response to consumer demand. "With more consumers and retailers demanding environmentally sound and ethically produced products, brands that carry the FSC label can attest that their products are packaged using material that has passed the toughest standards of responsible forest management."

FRA backs sustainable forestry projects and encourages investment in plantations that are run sustainably, like those operated by firms like Greenwood Management in Brazil.

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

AAA claims Alternatives becoming more Mainstream with Individuals

There have been further reports about large brokerage firms investing more in alternative investments, and it is all in response to demand from their customers, AAA has claimed.

Boston, MA, USA, December 8, 2012 -- There have been further reports about large brokerage firms investing more in alternative investments, and it is all in response to demand from their customers, Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA) has claimed.

The alternative investment advocacy group has said that the days when only institutional investors looked towards alternatives are long gone and that average investors now call for less exposure to stocks and shares. Whether it be private equity, REITs, timberland investments or precious metals, alternatives are becoming increasingly 'the norm' for anyone that wants to reduce their exposure to risk by diversifying their portfolio.

As well as becoming more mainstream, alternative investments are also able to deliver some very high returns at a time when investing in traditional assets provides limited opportunity for a windfall. In fact, the volatility in the stock markets is what is attracting so many individuals to more left-field investments.

Investing in art, precious metals, wine and even antiques and whisky is growing in popularity. "People like to turn their hobby into an investment opportunity, particularly if they know the business," explained AAA's analysis partner, Anthony Johnson.

"Investors are also increasingly keen to see something in return for their investment, such as physical trees, a beautiful painting or a gold bar."

AAA supports alternative investments, but particularly backs ethical and ecologically-responsible options like sustainable forestry investments through firms like Greenwood Management. Greenwood runs plantations of non-native trees like acacia and teak, which grow fast and are managed in a cyclical way to ensure that new growth is always following when trees are cut and sold.

"The rise in popularity of these alternative investments is all based on demand for the products or the assets," explained Mr Johnson. "Much of this demand is coming from emerging economies like China and India, which are buying up huge amounts of raw materials to help with their urban developments."

About Alternative Asset Analysis:
The remit of Alternative Asset Analysis is to analyse and provide news on the global performance of a wide range of alternative asset classes including, but not restricted to, commodities, real estate, forestry, foreign exchange, hedge funds, private equity and venture capital.

Media Contact:
Anthony Johnson
Alternative Asset Analysis
71 Commercial St
Boston, MA 02109-1320