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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Relay For Life of Second Life shatters records in 2011, raises US$375,000 for cancer research


Relay For Life, the signature fundraising event of the American Cancer Society, has once again shattered records in Second Life.
Less than halfway through the 2011 Relay season, the Relay For Life of Second Life had already raised more than one million dollars all-time.
At the Wrap-Up Party on Saturday, August 20, 2011 Event Chair MamaP Beerbaum proudly announced that the seventh Relay For Life of Second Life had set a new season fundraising record of US$375,000, had a record number of 140 teams, and a record number of over 3,000 relayers.
This year’s theme was ‘Seasons of Hope’ and was the largest to date, with a track lined by luminaria winding through 41 sims of amazing builds representing the different seasons. Some 2,140 avatars completed one or more laps, a combined total of 3,486 laps, and visited the campsites and the designer sims. And 4,817 luminaria were lit in support of loved ones going through treatment, and in memory of those heroes who have passed on.

SLE Business Scoop – Are you role playing Business in SL? Here are some very helpful hints on starting a business from scratch. Lanai Jarrico Reporting…


I’ve been in Second Life long enough to throw my two cents in when it comes to business. I’m no oracle that claims to know it all but some things are no brainers.  I have met many peeps in this virtual world that take business seriously and others well…let’s just say are still in the practice stages. Some of the problems that we face in virtual business today are the technical difficulties that can frazzle ones creativity or prolong the process of creating products and putting them in the virtual market. Let's view those issues as our virtual "natural disasters". There isn't really much we can do about those, except brave the bad  SLweather and carry on.

One of the first things any establishment here in Second Life needs is a strong foundation. You can’t build a sandcastle and expect it to withstand the winds of change that occur here on a regular basis.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Lanai’s Diary Monday August 29, 2010 Quakes, Hurricanes and floods OH My!


Well…Hurricane Irene has passed but not without slapping up the East coast.  By the time it started really raining down on us over here in  Northeast Pa, the winds were a bit weakened from the initial 90 MPH winds being reported when it began. This carried on from Saturday night into early Sunday morning.  The major concern for my area was flooding. It caused some roads to shut down, the first day of school was cancelled and we ended up with about 4 inches of water in the basement.  Since flooding has happened in the past, the majority of our belongings were in plastic bin, with the exception of some loose toys, Christmas ornaments, a guitar, an Xbox, 2 TVs, a treadmill , bowflex  and some cardboard boxes that are now sitting out with the trash as fans dry out the basement to prevent mold.  It could have been much worse, so I am thankful and relieved that my friends and family are all good and the sun is now shining again.  Next time, I’ll turn the subpump on…

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Lanai's Diary- Hurricane Irene is on her way, let's ride it out together


Sat. August 27- 9:31 pm EST- As I sit here watching my local news and getting constant news push notice updates on my iPhone , Irene is on her way to my area. As if that quake last week wasn't enough...

It is currently raining but the heavy winds have not arrived yet. The storm is riding the coast near Atlantic City at this time; just about 2 hours away from me in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Miles11THour Episode #4 on YouTube


How does 'Jazzologist' Miles Eleventhauer protect himself against angry Michael Bublé fans, and enemy DJ spies? Watch 'The DJ Who Jazzed Me' Machinima filmed in Second Life at BSR Radio Headquarters. Guest Starring Marjorie Dibou, Acuminous Wantanabe & Valsadie Springvale. Please RATE & leave a COMMENT.



BREAKING NEWS: August 23, 2011- A 5.9 Earthquake shakes the Eastcoast around 2:30 pm est today. It’s Epicenter was in Richmond, Virginia. Lanai Jarrico Reporting…

* This Earthquake was downgraded to 5.8 at 4:15pm EST August 23, 2011
While working on SLE news propped up in my bed, I felt the entire room shake, at first I thought it was one of my kids playing a prank on me like they do, because my bed literally began to shake as if someone grabbed my bedpost and was shaking it. This continued for a good 5-10 seconds, I abruptly got up to look for the source pulling the prank and realized it wasn’t just my bed moving but everything, including  the heavy  stained glass light fixture in my foyer. I called to my daughter, who was watching television and asked her if she felt it and within a few minutes news started to flood my iphone from family and friends including all of the news sources I have on push notice.

With natural disasters seeming to come more frequently, I never would have thought an earthquake would hit this close to home. I live in a pretty safe place in Pennsylvania and the most I have ever felt was weakened hurricane winds and rain coming from the Atlantic, a few feet of snow, some flooding in the lower regions and tornado warnings, but nothing like this!

Only in the past five years have I seen an increase in the strength of these natural disasters and can now add possible earthquakes to the list.

As I write this, peeps in Washington DC and the Pentagon are evacuating for safety. Here in the northeast part of Pa, there doesn’t seem to be any damage, I am safe and my home is intact.

  I hope that those directly affected by this event are now safe and for those around the world just hearing the news, here is the latest developments from where I am.

What caused this earthquake in Virginia?

BOOK Review: No Money Marketing: All You Need Is Like by Author Angela Yuriko Smith Published August 21, 2011

E-Book Descritption


May 2011 saw the entry of another fiction. The only thing different about it was that this book was a test subject for some marketing experiments. The results were staggering. This was done with minimal to no cost using skills easily obtained from online tutorials. This book is a must have tool for today’s indie authors to promote their work to a massive audience for a minimal cost.


Monday, August 22, 2011

United For Change :Benefit charity event organized by Evenementia and Stok for LLK association.


This cultural and playful event with a charitable aim will begin Friday, August 26th at 12,30 SLT and will end Sunday, August 28th at 4,30pm SLT with a firework.

LLK (Live and Learn in Kenya) is a german association installed on Second Life for more than a year now (led by Brique Topaz), which is raising funds to help children in Kenya.
It's an non-profit aid NGO.

Desolation, hunger, thirst, poverty, illiteracy, AIDS, child prostitution... Here is the daily life of Kenya's children living in slums of Rhonda Nakuru. « Live and Learn in Kenya » is helping everyday in order to make the daily life of these children better.
This association has many missions faithful to the Charter of Rights of the Child : to allow education and scholarship to these children, provide medical care and hygiene, and of course allow them to eat everyday.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Lanai’s Diary: 8-21-11- Going out in RL is similar to Going out in SL, except for one thing… Lanai Jarrico Reporting…


Waking up at 11 am this morning, the first thing I said to myself was “OMG, What Happened Last night!?!

 This weekend kicked off fairly normal as I got up nice and early Saturday. I was up before everyone else and woke them all up when I turned on the stereo to some  HIP-HOP on full blast and started cleaned my house to satisfy my mild OCD. It’s a routine that everyone in this house knows, including my little miniature pinscher, ”Hollywood”, and  he still attacks my vacuum like a rabbit raccoon. I don’t get it.

Anyways, with school about to get back in session, I took my kids shopping as my husband went to be a Judge in the 1st annual Mafia Car Show at the Allentown Fairgrounds. 


SLE Review: Atlantis Swingers Resort and Spa is the place to see it all! FEATURING A NEW BAND EVERY SUNDAY @ 6PM SLT Shay Dalek Reporting...

Shay Dalek Meditating

Atlantis Swingers Spa and Resort officially opened its doors last Sunday with a huge bang .Drawing over 50 people to its first live concert on the beach, party goers were treated to Def Leopard presented by the Rock Shoppe.  Shortly before 6pm SLT, the crowd began to gather and mingle and the atmosphere was electrifying.  People began to fall in from the midnight sky, from the prompt patron to the fashionably late, all gathered to claim their spot on the beach.  It isn’t a rock concert unless there is at least one head-banger in the crowd, and that night, there were several.  From the itty bitty bikinis to the full onslaught of head to toe leather ensembles, Def Leopard lovers gathered from far and wide, and beneath the glittery tropical night sky, a fantastic time was had by all. 

Friday, August 19, 2011

Get Peppy!

Stacey has never been to Alabama, but that sort of logic means very little when she realizes she didn't have a basic red/white set of pom poms. This is how the world- her world- works.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

SLE On- The- Air/ Etopia News Now with Marc Strassman with Guest Jim Blascovich talking about "Infinite Reality"

Jim Blascovich, Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, talks about "Infinite Reality," a study of virtual reality.

Hosted by Marc Strassman

REGISTER FOR SL'S DRAG RACE ! REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!





WHO WILL BE SECOND LIFE'S NEXT DRAG SUPERSTAR?

We are in search of 14 Fabulous Contestants who aren't affraid to flaunt their stuff on the runway for  chance at winning some cool prizes from our sponsors and the Drag Superstar Crown!

Just like Rupaul would say, "Put some base in that walk" and Bring IT !

About us
This is a  LGBT Friendly Event

  We will have different contests, for example a photo shoot contest, a performance contest.

Two  people will get voted off per episode with audience participation and a score from the  judges.  It's America's next top model meets drag queens.

Must fill out the form on the following link to enter:
http://sldragrace.webs.com/apps/calendar/showEvent?calID=4979648&eventID=104794929

This Event will take place at The SL Enquirer Media Center, more information and dates to come!

Want to Sponsor this event? Contact Francois Muircastle

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

SL Enquirer: Metastock 2011 Rocks Second Life! Cynamon pearl reporting...


Metastock 2011 peformance artist competition rocked Second Life this past weekend with twenty artists performing for Grand prize of 500usd. The event kicked off without a hinge leaving a lasting impression.



Although, their weren’t any long haired patchouli wearing hippis at Metastock this past weekend, Metastock’s launch in Second Life will no doubt linger indefinitely. The digital equivalent of Woodstock came to the Grid and dropped some of the best emerging talent that a virtual world has to offer. This live artist contest-event was brought to you buy Metatunes, “Itunes for the Metaverse” the Itunes equivalent in virutual worlds. The Metastock concept is un-precedented providing not only a platform for artists to promote themselves but a web based music distribution site for artists to liscence and sell their music.

OWN Network- Documentary on Second Life - LIFE 2.0 Premier- Thursday, August 25, 2011 8/9c



Every day more than half a million users log onto Second Life, a virtual online world not entirely unlike our own.  Life 2.0 explores the lives of several Second Life Residents, whose real lives have been drastically transformed by new lives they lead in cyberspace.

                           Tune in to the OWN Network on Thursday, August 25th 8/9 Central

Monday, August 15, 2011

THIS FALL PTVN HAS IT ALL



“Fusion” Programming You Can Feel

That’s right just in time for the fall viewing season, the PULSE Television Network starts it’s highly acclaimed show line up in September with the following fan favorites starting September 7th 2011:

SL ARTS & LITERATURE: Shakespeare Goes Tropical!

Just when you thought that the summer’s theatrical offerings on the grid had come to a conclusion, here’s once last chance to experience some great performances in that fine old tradition of the outdoor summer production.  Fruit Island Events, The Seanchai Library, and the StoryFest Events group will present Bard on the Virtual Beach in two different performances, Saturday August 20th at 3:00pm and Sunday, August 21st at Noon.

Wicked Garden

A Stacey-eye view of Wicked Garden...

Sunday, August 14, 2011

AN SLE Exclusive: Is Second Life to blame for a failed marriage? One man shares his heart-wrenching story Lanai Jarrico Reporting…



Recently, I met a new resident of Second Life that stumbled upon our media center in his quest to find some answers on a very serious topic.  He claimed to be exploring this virtual world to figure out why his wife of 28 years, would leave him for someone she met here.

After revealing his real intention of becoming a resident, he said he probably shouldn’t have shared that information right off the bat with me, but after listening to some of the things he was saying, I explained that I had been in this virtual culture a long time and can understand all sides to this type of situation.  

It is not an uncommon issue I hear about.  As uncomfortable as it may sound, Second Life© is the perfect place for people who feel lonely or need a creative outlet to be their true selves.

We can all recognize we live in a world that dictates a lot of “norms” on what is considered, taboo, right or wrong. It happens in politics, religion, business and even in one’s own emotional and human needs.

In virtual worlds and social networks across the Internet people are indulging in the many things they wish they can do or experience without the travel time and expenses incurred by such activities.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OPERATION BLACKOUT- August 26-27TH, 2011 "Helping Children Survive the East African Food Crisis"


OPERATION BLACKOUT

                          Mark your Calendar!
TELEPORT:
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Mardi%20Gras/196/128/25

August 26th – 27th:  The Sisters of Sigma Upsilon Nu, SL Sorority & KHNY Honey 103 will sponsor a charity event dedicated to raising funds to address the malnutrition and dying children in East Africa. CNN has reported that food supplies will be fully exhausted within only a few weeks in Somalia refugee camp, effecting 600,000 people.

All funds will be donated to The Save Our Children Foundation www.savethechildren.org

We are open to sponsors on the SL Grid to help support the cause.  All sponsors are acknowledged on the Sigma Upsilon Nus’s website and in our fan group (located on Facebook, and inworld).

For more information, please check out the following info on our page for the event: http://www.wix.com/sigmaupsilonnu/index

For more information of the charity, please visit the link below: http://www.savethechildren.org



Thank you in advance for your support!



Sigma Upislon Nu, SL Sorority

Cleopatra Kellman

Shelby Matfield

KHNY Honey 103

Friday, August 12, 2011

METASTOCK SUMMER 2011-Presented by Metatunes AUGUST 13-14TH @ 10am SLT



ANNOUNCING META STOCK 2011!
Starting: August 13th 2011 at 10AM SLT
Ends: August 14th at 9PM SLT
Location: Meta Stock 2011 Sim
Grand Prize: $500 USD
Cast your vote by joining MetaTunes Free at http://www.metatunes.org
   Join MetaTunes Free!

 TELEPORT:
About Meta Stock 2011:
MetaTunes, called "iTunes for the Metaverse",  presents 20 of Second Life’s biggest talents for one epic virtual weekend of music, fans and entertainment like you’ve never experienced before! Your favorite performers will battle it out for a Grand Prize of $500 USD and you, the fans will be the ones who decides who wins the Grand Prize! No judges! No jury!
We’ve now added a Second Place Prize: Second Place will be awarded to the performer who comes in, well, Second! The Second Place Prize will be Two Free Cover Song Licenses on the Meta Tunes Store! – Valued at $100 USD!!! This means two songs licensed at the PLATINUM PACKAGE meaning you will have free license for 200 copies of your cover tune for sale on The MetaTunes Store!
Meta Stock will kick off on Saturday morning, August 13th at 10AM SLT, with some of the best live talent in Second Life performing. Then on Sunday morning starting at 10AM SLT, the next 10 artists will battle it out to see who has the most dedicated fans in the Metaverse!

SEE SCHEDULE

SFL Hiring

Unfortunately for Stacey, there is no "Worship Tom Brady" job offered. She is also too small to play linebacker.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

SPOTLIGHT FEATURE: Vintage Amore Photography Studio brings a new angle to Photography Services in Second Life© -Lanai Jarrico Reporting…


    Vintage Amore was founded by Kavi Aldrin and her partner Sluuge Resident. With 2 years experience under their belts, they have worked in photo studios in the real world. With aspirations of starting a business, they established their presence here in Second Life© including stores and Sluuge’s Breedables, finally saving up enough Lindens to launch the Vintage Amore Photography Studio.

 I have to say, after my tour of Vintage Amore, I was very impressed. It was no cheap skybox with outdated pose balls and a chair in the middle of the room.  It had a grand gallery style entrance with a red carpet rolled out before me.  This is where I met up with Kavi and Sluuge.


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The SL Enquirer- Are you a photographer hoping for a big break?



If you got skills but nowhere to show them off, grab your portfolio and give Lanai Jarrico a call  errr email  lanai_jarrico@yahoo.com. SLE has an opening for a resident photographer.


If you are interested in this position, you must have a portfolio either on flickr, photobucket or have samples of work available upon request.  Active involvement and understanding of the virtual world culture is a must. Apply by email.


London Calling

Stacey is a one girl Riot....

The Stream Scene starts it's New Season on Treet TV

video

The Stream Scene, Second Life's longest running music television show can now be seen on the number 1 network in SL, Treet TV. Twstd Heart Productions presents a bi-weekly music magazine show bringing the best musical talent from all over the grid. The show premiered today on Treet.tv where host Miles Eleventhauer and Twstd Ruggles presented live musical performances by Spacejunky, Jana Kyomoon, Jaynine Scarborough and Reis & Ald Alter. You can also view music machinima video by jazz keyboardist Gene Williams. You can see this episode in full here http://treet.tv/shows/thestreamscene/episodes/ep001

Monday, August 8, 2011

SL ARTS & LITERATURE: Stories are Alive for the Telling!


"The Storyteller" Dogstar telling tales.
“Everything is a story. What is there but stories?  Stories are the only truth . . . we had power over our own stories.  We shaped our world as we wished it to be. It was our glory.”     

-“Gian Hen Gian” from Christopher Moore’s Practical Demonkeeping.

A bit over a month ago I heard a story presentation by someone I had not heard before.  Dogstar was billed in SL Events at “The Storyteller” which drew me right away.  In the air breathing world you will hear it said that the art of storytelling is dying, and I doubt you will find places outside of children’s sections of libraries and some upper crust bookstores where literature (stories in perpetua) are read aloud to an audience.  Dogstar was performing to a standing-room-only crowd of nearly twenty avatars: adult human, kid avis, furries.  His vocal presentation was strong and dynamic.  He used affects discretely to enhance his story: when he told of gruel overflowing a pot it did so, spilling in amongst the audience; when he told a story involving goblins and a puppy which had a repeating sequence as many traditional tales do, illustrated images appeared to support the action.  As I looked around I wondered, where all these people had come from?  I thought of them sitting in homes at or near computer screens, with headsets or speakers on.  I wondered what had brought them to this?

Friday, August 5, 2011

SL to RL: A Possible Crashed Flying Saucer Discovered on the Ocean Floor??? No. I am not talking about in SL… - Lanai Jarrico Reporting…


Many flock to Second Life© for leisure, creativity, Imagination and try to  separate themselves from the real world, and all the stress and  madness in the news these days, but no matter where you go, there is always something going on; good, bad or almost unbelievable.


 When it comes to news in either Second Life or in the real world, you could say I’m a media nerd. My Iphone has a folder that contains all the major News Apps like CNN, AP, MSNBC, The White House, Fox News, The Morning Call, The Weather Channel, Discovery News and my horoscopes.  

Just getting through all those headlines before bed usually leads to crazy dreams and inspires me to write stories and inform peeps of things happening.

SPOTLIGHT FEATURE: Art by Nature Photography Exhibit by anibrm Jung currently on Display at West of Ireland (WOI) Art Gallery. –Lanai Jarrico Reporting…


     Second Life© has some of the most creative artists I have had the pleasure of meeting from all over the world, but no matter how many prims and pixals used to create masterpieces here, capturing the essence of real life and the beauty that can be found in the simplest of things, is a skilled art form created by those that can bring out the details in nature and the vibrant colors found in our real world.


Recently I was invited to West of Ireland’s Art Gallery and greeted by director of (WOI), Hiawatha Runningbear.  If you have never visited West of Ireland, I would recommend putting it on your SL Itinerary.  After some small talk, I headed into the gallery and was immediately drawn to every photograph in anibrm Jung’s Art by Nature Exhibit.  Looking at her photographs, one can only wonder where they were taken and what inspires her. Of course, anything can be an inspiration but for artists like her, it is something from within that draws them to certain things.  So, I gave her my card and asked for an interview.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Second Life Celebrates Seventh Year with "Seasons of Hope" Theme for 2011



Virtual Online Event Reaches $1 Million Fundraising Milestone in Furthering the Quest for a World with Less Cancer and More Birthdays

 The seventh annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life® of Second Life took  place July 16-17, 2011, as avatars– three-dimensional, graphic visualizations of persons’ alter egos –representing cancer survivors, caregivers, their families and passionate supporters gathered virtually to commemorate "Seasons of Hope." Together, celebrated the lives of those who have endured and those who are currently battling cancer, remembered loved ones lost, and are fighting back against the disease by raising funds to help further the American Cancer Society’s vision of a world with less cancer and more birthdays.


For the latest developments visit, http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLFY11SL?pg=entry&fr_id=34810

Monday, August 1, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: RP Mashup Aug. 2 at Chill Lounge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Black Soul Rhythms Radio, the Second Life Enquirer, and the Role Play Nexus announce a Role Play Mashup on Tuesday, August 3, 2011, from 7:00 to 9:00pm in the Chill Lounge at the SL Enquirer Media Center.

Hostess Charity Richez will make everyone at home, and DJ Dibou will spin the tunes and take requests.

7:30 Special Performance by Lance Rembrandt of his debut song 'Long Hair" featuring mista Freezy aka Joker's Wild!   Don't Miss this event.




Come dance, watch the fun, or join in team competitions among the role play genres of Beam, Blade, Bullet, and Fang! Trivia questions about grid-based and other role playing games, a team scavenger hunt in role play venues, team dance competitions, and a genre smackdown will be among the events. Live video and chat links arranged by Cursa Charisma of the Role Play Nexus will connect surprise venues in this first-ever Role Play Mashup.

Come in costume or as you like, and join the team events or just watch the fun. Lanai Jarrico will do a spotlight feature in SLE on a lucky drawing winner. Every guest will receive a door prize package full of cool, fashionable, and useful goodies. Don't miss out!


The Wire: Spotlight feature: Rap Music by Zouk Music Ambassador, Caribbean, French, Creole, English -Cynamon pearl Reporting


Zeelot Gearz is a Zouk music ambassador coming from the Caribeann island of Guadeloupe. He has the talent, smarts and business ‘know how’ to market himself and make a presence in the game worldwide. And you would have to, coming from and obscure little location in the French West indies. The music of Zouk is reminiscent of African rythms, calypso and even a bit of salsa.

If I had to find the Guadeloupe on a map it might take me a minute,but located southeast of Puerto Rico and close to Dominica next to Martenique stands a French West Indian paradise.



August Astrology by Psychic Medium Linda Lauren


Happy August!



Enjoy Linda Lauren's Energy Astrology on her brand new website! Feel free to look around, watch the videos and read the blogs Medium Rare™, Psychic Companion™ and great articles on crystals.

Vacation Time... Should I Go To Aruba, Jamaica, Hawaii... Hey, Why Not Abbottabad, Pakistan?

Stacey shows up about a season too late to collect the $25 Million reward.

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