How to Meet Your Valentine Keynotes Singles Convention

Valentine's Day is the most dreaded day of the year for most singles. The annual Meet Your Valentine Convention is an opportunity to meet someone special at the event, or learn how to meet them later.

San Rafael, CA, December 31, 2012 -- Contact: Rich Gosse, 415/507-9962

Jeannine Kaiser, one of the top dating coaches in the world, will keynote the Annual Meet Your Valentine Convention, Friday, January 25, 2013, 7:30pm, at the Doubletree Hotel SFO, 835 Airport Blvd, Burlingame CA 94010. Her topic is "How to Meet Your Valentine."

"Nobody enjoys being single on Valentines Day," says Ms. Kaiser. "It is the most dreaded night of the year for romantic eligibles. The Meet Your Valentine Convention is a great opportunity to either meet your valentine at the event itself, or to devise a long-term strategy for meeting someone special. During my Keynote I will reveal my 30 Secrets to Finding Love in 2012, including:

- How one hour a week can greatly multiply your chances of finding love
- The one subject you should NEVER talk about on a date
- The two common mistakes women make that cause men to stop calling
- Best Pickup Lines"

Ms. Kaiser, author of two books: Your Dating IQ and Cupid's Playbook, is the founder of Dating IQ Coaching. She has served as the Dating Coach for Great Expectations, one of the largest dating services in the world. She has successfully helped thousands of singles identify what they want in a life partner. Her passion is helping people break through the barriers that keep them from creating their ideal relationships. She is frequently featured by the news media. Jeannine Kaiser is available for interviews by calling 925/786-8538. Her website is

The Meet Your Valentine Convention is sponsored by The Society of Single Professionals, the world's largest non-profit organization. Adults of all ages are welcome. The cost is $20 at the door.

The Convention begins at 7:30pm with Jeannine Kaiser's Keynote Address, followed by a DANCE PARTY, 9pm-Midnight. Dressy attire is recommended. Anyone wishing more information about this and many more singles events may visit or call 415/507-9962.

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

FRA supports prediction of increased lumber exports to China

FRA has endorsed a report from a forestry market analyst claiming that Chinese demand for Canadian timber will increase in 2013.

Seattle, United States, December 31, 2012 -- Forestry Research Associates (FRA) has endorsed a report from a forestry market analyst claiming that Chinese demand for Canadian timber will increase in 2013.

British Columbia, one of the main timber growing regions in Canada, exported a total of 5.4 million cubic metres of softwood lumber in the first nine months of the year. Although this was a slight decline on the exports in the same period of 2011, Mark Kennedy of CIBC World Markets claims this is all to change.

Kennedy said that the small decline is actually quite a good result in light of the slight weakening of the Chinese real estate industry. The timber imported into China from Canada is generally used to reinforce concrete in apartment buildings and also for door and window frames. This means that imports will always be strongest when the country is building lots of homes.

FRA, a research and analysis consultancy, backs Mr Kennedy’s claims that social housing support and other stimulus moves announced by the Chinese government could mean more timber imports. He claims that between 2013 and 2015, timber imports could increase by as much as 20 per cent. Canada, in turn, supplies more than 80 per cent of all the lumber exported from the US.

In terms of China’s demand for new homes, some two million homes that were previously demolished need to be rebuilt and, even without this, China plans is to build some 10.75 million new homes every year for the coming 15 years.

FRA’s analysis partner Peter Collins, said, “With this kind of real estate development happening, we are confident that demand for sustainable timber will increase over the coming years. In fact, evidence suggests that demand will outstrip supply by some margin, which will also lead to rising prices.”

FRA claims that this all means strong returns for those who invest in sustainable forestry projects in Canada, through firms like Greenwood Management.

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

UN's praise of Chinese green investment welcomes by AAA

UN leader, Ban Ki-moon, has praised the Chinese government for trying its best to invest in green energy sources, but added that developed countries should lead the way on the fight against climate change.

Boston, MA, USA, December 31, 2012 -- UN leader, Ban Ki-moon, has praised the Chinese government for trying its best to invest in green energy sources, but added that developed countries should lead the way on the fight against climate change. The statement has attracted praise from Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA), which endorses green investments at any level.

Speaking after the climate change conference in Doha on 4 December, the UN secretary general, stated, "The Chinese Government has been making smart investments with the aim of diversifying their energy sources to mitigate and adapt according to their own national government policies. This is highly commendable."

He added that other growth countries, such as India, Brazil and South Africa, should also be doing their bit to ensure that they invest in green energy generation. AAA's analysis partner, Anthony Johnson, explained that Brazil is already looking at green sources of energy and is supporting other eco-friendly moves like the REDD+ scheme to reduce deforestation.

"The Brazilian government is investing in things like sustainable timber plantations to help generate alternative energy sources and sources of charcoal, which is used in the booming steel industry in Brazil."

Ban Ki-moon continued to speak about the climate change issue, stating that the developed world needs to lead the way in green investments, because, they have the most resources and modern technologies.

"Rich countries should take the lead and the U.S. should play a very important role," he added.

AAA is an alternative investment advocacy group that encourages individuals to make ethical, alternative investment choices, choosing asset classes like sustainable timberland, agricultural land and green energy.

"Many people are looking for a different way to invest following the economic crash and the resulting stock market volatility," added Mr Johnson. Timberland plantations, such as those run by Greenwood Management and other similar firms in Brazil can offer an ethical and profitable option.

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