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Boxer Convicted of 1st Degree Assault

This story comes to us from Ramón V. Korionoff:


UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela D. Alsobrooks announced that Circuit Court Judge Maureen Lamasney found Ronald Dion Boyd, 31, of Suitland, Maryland, guilty of first degree assault after he strangled and repeatedly punched his wife because she hugged another man at a nightclub. 

 

The incident occurred last April and the defendant was a trained boxer.

 

Prosecutors successfully used testimony of the wife’s friend who witnessed the assault as well as her medical records that detailed the victim’s injuries. 

 

5 Things Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You About CPR

5 Things Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You About CPR

CPR or cardiopulmonary resuscitation used to be very simple to understand. Cardio stands for heart, pulmonary stands for lungs and resuscitation means to revive from death. When a patient died, someone would push on the person’s chest to try to restart the heart while giving mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to help the person breathe. Over time, CPR has become more complex as healthcare professionals have discovered advanced ways to try to bring the person back to life. The patient may now be given medications, his heart may be electrically shocked with paddles placed on the chest, and he may be placed on a ventilator to help him breathe. What seemed like an easy question, “Does the person want CPR?” has turned into a more complicated decision.  

What do you need to know to make a good decision?

1.  Make sure you really understand what really happens during CPR.

Opening Doors for High School Girls

According to a report published by the National Center for Women & Information Technology, the number of women holding computer-related jobs peaked at 36% in 1991. It’s been in decline ever since. Considering how technology-dependent our society has become, that spells bad news. It’s especially concerning for an area filled with companies that deliver cutting edge products and services to the Federal government.

So how, then, do we turn this trend around and encourage young women to go into technical fields? Enter the Girls in Technology Mentor-Protégé program.

Girls in Technology helps high school girls develop skills needed to architect an academic and professional future in technology. It’s a volunteer organization that relies on the generosity of corporate sponsorships.

Gift Ideas For Mother's Day

Gift Ideas For Mother's Day

Just as the temperature begins to show signs of heating up, and my flower beds begin to show signs of life beyond winter, I found the most gorgeous collection of silk photo albums that are simply too elegant to forget. And in fact, I was invited to a fabulous black tie event last weekend at my friend, Lynda's home (yes, her home!) and I so wish that I had come across these works of art before I settled on something lovely as a hostess gift-- but not nearly as special.

The Founders' Top 10 List

The Founders'  Top 10 List

If you’re searching for angel or venture funds in the Metro DC area, and you missed the Potomac Techwire breakfast roundtable on Tuesday, then you’ll want to take note of what the funders’ panel had to say. Many of the themes investors found most important paralleled the entrepreneurs’ advice.

The funders’ panel recommended that entrepreneurs:

Melwood Prince George's County Open Presented By Under Armour Names First Exemption

Melwood Prince George's County Open Presented By Under Armour Names First Exemption

This story comes to us from Shaun May:

COLLEGE PARK, MD - Melwood Prince George’s County Open presented by Under Armour Tournament Director Teo Sodeman today announced that Naval Academy graduate Billy Hurley has been granted a sponsor exemption to compete in this year’s Nationwide Tour event to be played once again at the University of Maryland Golf Course, June 2-5.

 

“Last year Billy was serving on a Navy destroyer in the Persian Gulf protecting the freedoms we all enjoy,” Sodeman said.  “I am pleased to offer Billy an exemption into our 2011 event.  It is unique that we can give this kind of an opportunity to such a talented player with strong ties to the local region who also served our country.”

 

In Search of Funding—East vs. West

Local entrepreneurs got the skinny on what it takes to get funded at Seed Stage Capital Outlook 2011, yesterday morning’s Potomac Techwire breakfast roundtable. Two panels—one with funders and one with entrepreneurs—generously shared their time and expertise with those of us engaged in the hunt for money.

The panels provided invaluable (and sometimes contradictory) insight. There’s too much to share in one posting, so we’ll focus on the top 10 tips from each group starting with the entrepreneurs today. They advised: