Latest Yo-Yo Stories

2009-02-22 14:14:26

Competitors in the Pacific Northwest Regional Yo-Yo Championships in Seattle say their skills vary from awful to comparable to those of superheroes. University of San Francisco finance student Joseph Harris, who took part in this weekend's Seattle Center event, said he has yo-yo skills that make me look like Spiderman, The Seattle Times reported Sunday. While Harris is clearly proud of his various double yo-yo tricks, Saturday's lone female competitor was a bit more critical of the skills she...

2009-01-16 06:00:00

Winner To Receive Opportunity To Record With Yo-Yo Ma NEW YORK, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Today on NPR News' All Things Considered, world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma will announce the grand prize winner of the Indaba Music contest, "Celebrate and Collaborate with Yo-Yo Ma." Through Indaba Music, the leading online music collaboration web application and social network, Ma made available a pre-recorded melody of the classic piece, "Dona Nobis Pacem" (Give Us Peace). Members of the Indaba Music...

2008-10-09 09:00:32

Today, Indaba Music, the leading online music collaboration web application, announced an opportunity for musicians to collaborate with world-class artists through a new program titled, "Celebrate and Collaborate with Yo-Yo Ma". Starting today, Mr. Ma is making available a pre-recorded melody of the classic piece, "Dona Nobis Pacem" (Give Us Peace). Members of the Indaba Music community will be challenged to record a counterpart to Mr. Ma's cello or create a set of variations based on the...

2005-12-20 09:05:00

Simple precautions can help parents keep their children from harm HealthDay News -- As the holiday shopping season draws to a close, experts are urging parents to carefully screen the toys their children receive this year and assess their safety. Approximately 165,000 American children aged 14 and under were treated at hospital emergency rooms for toy-related injuries in 2002, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Nearly half of the children treated were ages 4 and under....

2005-11-23 07:20:00

Experts point to products that shouldn't make this year's gift list Yo-yos that can snap back and strangle, dolls impregnated with toxins and pacifiers that choke: All toys for sale this holiday season that should not find their way to Santa's sleigh, according the annual Toy Safety Survey from the nonprofit U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG). Released Tuesday, the report finds too many toys marketed with too-small pieces (a choking hazard) or containing toxins that may cause lasting...

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