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Tips for Eating Healthfully From a Vending Machine

Tips for Eating Healthfully From a Vending Machine

We live in a fast-paced world and, at one time or another, we have all found ourselves face to face with a vending machine, looking for a snack or beverage. The problem, up until now, has been that vending machine food was always synonymous with junk food or unhealthy options. But a new company has set out to change the way people see vending machines, and the nutrition that they get from them.

“Maybe it wasn’t easy to find healthy, tasty food from vending machines before, but we have made it our mission to change that,” explains Jolly Backer, the chief executive officer of Fresh Healthy Vending (www.freshvending.com). “Now, people can get a nutritious snack or beverage, whether they are playing, working, or at school. We are on the move and hopefully coming to an area near you soon.”

Maryland Pro Boxer Found Guilty of Assault

MITCHELVILLE, Md. (WUSA) -- A professional boxer in Maryland is behind bars Friday night after being found guilty of first-degree assault. Ronald Boyd is convicted of choking and repeatedly punching his wife, 31-year-old Theresa Evans, outside the "My Place" nightclub in Mitchelville last April.

"He caused her to black out. He broke her cheek bone. And then she had to have plastic surgery to correct the damage to her face," said Ushika Evans, the victim's sister.

According to court documents, Boyd choked Evans to the point of "taking her feet off the ground" then punched her twice in the face.

"We are happy to have obtained the conviction against Mr. Boyd in the first-degree assault," said Ramon Korionoff with Prince George's County State's Attorney Office. "Unfortunately, what makes this case so significant and so unique is that we were able to obtain that conviction without the victim present."

First-Ever “Family Match Making” Event

This story comes to us from Lavette S. Sims:

LANDOVER, MD – The Prince George’s County Department of Social Services (PGCDSS) is employing innovation in securing permanent families for youth in foster care.  The agency conducted its first-ever “Family Match Making” event on Saturday, April 9, 2011 at the Radisson Hotel in Largo.  The family match concept pairs youth with prospective families in an open forum that allows the youth to interview families. 

 

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.