(Newswise)–You might think that beatboxing, with its harsh, high-energy percussive sounds, would be harder on the voice than the sweet song of a soprano. But according to new research by voice expert Dr. H. Steven Sims of the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System, beatboxing may actually be gentler on the injury-prone vocal […]
Archives for December 2013
SAN DIEGO–The City of San Diego’s Environmental Services Department will host the 40th annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program beginning December 26 and running through January 23, 2014. This year’s program will offer 16 drop-off locations, available to City residents only, as well as curbside pickup for those customers with curbside yard waste collection. “Recycling Christmas […]
SAN MARCOS–In conjunction with the 2014 Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) Mega Show and in coordination with the newly formed Fabric Arts Council’s Banners of Hope project, Charity Wings is presenting 24 hours of world-wide crafting events to be streamed live starting on January 15 at noon and ending at noon on January 16. The […]
WASHINGTON–The U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Treasury today proposed rules that would adjust regulations under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 regarding excepted benefits to include employee assistance programs (EAPs). The proposed rules would also provide added options for employees and employers in connection with the Affordable Care […]
SAN DIEGO–The Consumer Protection Unit, working with the Riverside and Alameda District Attorneys’ Office and the State Board of Pharmacy, has obtained a $658,500 settlement in a consumer protection lawsuit brought against the owners of the CVS pharmacy chain in California. The civil complaint, filed in San Diego Superior Court under California’s unfair competition laws, […]
Columbus, OH–The former Ohio deputy treasurer pleaded guilty today for his role in leading a bribery and money laundering scheme involving the Ohio Treasurer’s Office. Amer Ahmad, 38, of Chicago, appeared before U.S. District Judge Michael Watson of the Southern District of Ohio and pleaded guilty to conspiracy, which carries a maximum penalty of five […]
Curtis Conway previews Week 17.
Mariah Carey proves her feud with rapper Eminem hasn’t melted, taking a bite at him on a talk show.
RICHMOND–The cities of El Cerrito, Richmond, and San Pablo are leading Contra Costa County in the ban of single use plastic bags beginning January 1, 2014. California retailers distribute more than 19 billion plastic retail bags annually; the average Californian uses an estimated 400 plastic bags per year; and, the average time use of a […]
Nashville, TN–A male pleaded guilty today in federal court in Nashville, Tenn., for his role in the April 30, 2012, cross burning in front of an interracial family’s home in Minor Hill, Tenn., the Department of Justice said Friday. Timothy Stafford, 41, pleaded guilty to conspiring with others to threaten, intimidate and interfere with an interracial […]