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Blagg signs with Muskegon Community College

WEST BRANCH — Ogemaw Heights’ Tyler Blagg signed his intent to wrestle ...
“I know I want to try to stay in Michigan with my family,” Blagg said. “I don’t really want to move around the country.” Blagg said he wanted to thank everyone who ...

Woman Killed in Deadly Ogemaw County Crash

Police say Helen Mccarron of Alger crashed her car into a pickup truck at the intersection of M-33 and Greenwood road in West Branch around 9:30 ...
Area Man Leads Gratiot County Police on Chase Mid-Michigan deputies say a man in his 60's led them on ...

Elderly woman killed in two vehicle crash

An elderly woman has died following a two-car crash. It happened May 22 at around 9:30 a.m. at the intersection of M-33 and Greenwood Road in West Branch, that's in Ogemaw County. Michigan State Troopers say that a black Rendezvous, drive by 89-year-old ...

Traverse City West Girls Soccer

Welcome to the Traverse City West girls soccer Team Wall on MaxPreps for the spring (14-15) season. The most current information will appear at the top of the wall dating back to prior seasons. Utilize the left navigation tools to find past seasons ...

Ogemaw Heights standout Ben Hartley fullfills his college football mission by signing with Michigan Tech

WEST BRANCH, MI – Ben Hartley always had it in his mind he was going to play college football. And once it’s in his mind, there’s a good chance it’s going to happen. On Wednesday, the Ogemaw Heights senior realized that goal by submitting his ...

23-year-old injured in Ogemaw County accident

CHURCHILL TOWNSHIP -- The Michigan State Police West Branch Post is investigating an Ogemaw County accident on M-33 that left a 23-year-old Fenton, Mich. man with traumatic injuries Saturday. The one-vehicle accident occurred around 11:30-p.m. on M-33 ...

Ogemaw County shooting east of West Branch leaves 1 man dead

OGEMAW COUNTY, MI — One man is dead after a Friday, Jan. 3, shooting in Churchill Township east of West Branch. Ogemaw County Sheriff deputies responded to a shooting on Henderson Lake near State Road in Churchill Township after 1 p.m. There they found a ...

West Branch, Michigan - Bike Week

Going on right now in West Branch Michigan ...
by hosting a Bike Week during the summer month of July every year. There are great bikes, great food and good times to be had for all ages. It is held at the Ogemaw County Fairgrounds found off of Rifle ...

West Branch Ogemaw Heights' Anthony Zettel one of the best for 2011

One of the fastest-rising prospects in the Big Ten region for the class of 2011 is 6-foot-4, 255-pound Anthony Zettel of West Branch Ogemaw Heights. He already has 11 scholarship offers and is one of only a few prospects that both Michigan State and ...

West Branch seminar gets gardeners going

WEST BRANCH - Ogemaw County MSU Master Gardeners can't wait for spring to get here because they are so eager to start growing plants and flowers. Before soil in this area of Northeast Michigan even warms up, they are hosting "A Garden Affair" in West ...

Couple goes to throw away scratch ticket, but friend steps in and finds HUGE win

Ogemaw County, MI — A Mid-Michigan couple almost threw away a lottery ticket worth $2 million. The Ogemaw County couple was on the verge of throwing the Mega Money Multiplier ticket away, when a frie…

DNR Fights Dozens Of Wildfires; Some Property Destroyed

ST. HELEN, Mich. (AP) – A wildfire in the northern Lower Peninsula has destroyed a home and four sheds. The Department of Natural Resources says roughly 20 homes were evacuated in Ogemaw County, betw…


People help people. Gods do not help people

HealthDay news image Organ transplants have saved more than two million years of life in the United States over a period of 25 years, new research shows.But fewer than half the people who needed a transplant in this period they received, according to a report in the online edition of the January 28 issue of the journalSurgery JAMA ."The critical shortage of donors continues to affect this field. Just 47.9 percent of patients on the waiting list during the 25 years of the study underwent a transplant. The need is increasing, and therefore the Organ donation should increase, "wrote Dr. Abbas Rana, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and colleagues. The researchers analyzed the medical records of more than 530,000 people receiving organ transplants between 1987 and 2012, and nearly 580,000 people who signed up for the waiting list but never received a transplant. In that period, transplants saved 2.2 million life years, with an average of just over four years saved for each person who received a transplant from a living body, the study authors noted in a news release from the journal . The number of years saved by type of organ transplant life were: kidney, 1.3 million years; liver, more than 460,000; heart, almost 270,000; lung, about 65,000: pancreas and kidney, nearly 80,000; pancreas, just under 15,000, and intestines, around 4,500. One expert noted the relevance of the findings. "This study highlights the importance of organ donation, and shows that solid organ transplants save lives. One organ donor can have an impact on up to 50 lives," said Dr. Kareem Abu-Elmagd, director of the Center for transplant at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. "The field of transplantation continues to seek ways to save more lives," said Abu-Elmagd. "For example, the program of ex vivo perfusion of organs of the Cleveland Clinic has been studying perfusion technology to better preserve organs donated." Powered by infusion, a machine pumps oxygen and nutrients to the donated enriched to prevent damage or deterioration of the body prior to transplant into a patient waiting, according to the Cleveland Clinic organ solution. Baylor researchers suggested a direct solution. "We call for greater support of transplantation and solid organ donation, valuable efforts have an impressive record of achievements and tremendous potential to do even more good for humanity in the future," concluded the authors. HealthDay, translated by HispaniCare

SOURCES: Kareem Abu-Elmagd, MD, Ph.D., director, Cleveland Clinic´s Transplant Center, Ohio; JAMA Surgery , news release, Jan. 28, 2015




The "Jasbug" is a flaw in the way that computers have access to a network. If any of the hackers had known this since 2000, they could have used to infiltrate computer systems company and take complete control.

Suppose you use your laptop and public access to Wi-Fi to connect to the office computers. Hackers nearby could spy, steal documents or introduce malware ... I mean, everything.

There is still no evidence that someone has taken advantage of Jasbug and did this. But it may be too early to say.

Microsoft considered that the gravity of this situation was "critical". Even Alert guaranteed by the Department of Homeland Security and similar warnings from major companies in cybersecurity.

Jasbug affects everything from Windows Vista to Windows 8.1 newer. This is the kind of problem that will give you many headaches for system administrators and IT staff of the company.

Some mistakes are too embedded in the code. The Jasbug was so embedded that Microsoft had to return to restructure some basic parts of Windows.

Consider this another example of that small defects embedded in computer code could give you problems later. In fact, Microsoft did not even find on your own.

Jeff Schmidt, an independent researcher JAS Global Advisors in Chicago, discovered a year ago while working on another project. He alerted Microsoft and have since worked together to fix this error.

Why it took so long to fix it? Jasbug is a problem with the design of the Microsoft operating system itself. The company had to restructure basic parts of your engine giant ... and test it thoroughly to make sure it still worked fine.

Microsoft can not afford to make arrangements affecting a complete system. Remember that according Netmarketshare, Windows is used by 91% of computers worldwide. [10]

In WEST BRANCH OGEMAW MICHIGAN: Why Good Trade Deals Matter to a Business

Nick Martin is the co-founder of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling business. He sent the following email to the White House list to highlight why a better trade deal means a brighter future for online businesses like his.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership isn´t just President Obama´s proposed trade deal -- it´s mine, too. It´s a trade deal that millions of other online small business owners in this country would be proud to add their name to. I want to tell you why:

Every time I step through the doors of one of our 4,000-square-foot warehouses in Boulder and Denver, Colorado -- every time I see the bikes and cycling parts that line those walls and take in the energetic buzz of our 30-member team -- I take a step back and reflect on a simple fact: I own a business. It’s a "pinch-me" moment -- every time.

I am a cyclist and the proud co-owner of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling store. And thanks to the Internet and the availability of e-commerce platforms like eBay, we´ve gone global. After all, when it’s not cycling season in the U.S., it’s peak season somewhere else in the world.

International customers aren´t just good for business abroad; they’re great for my Colorado communities. Why? Because selling in more markets means I can hire more people here at home. In fact, more small businesses are using the Internet to grow their business by reaching new customers they couldn´t reach before.

This is why trade is so important to me. If the success of American businesses in the global economy is important to you, say you’re an ambassador for a better trade deal that delivers a brighter future for all of us.

It may seem like a really remote and technical issue, but it actually has a real impact on how small businesses like mine do business. Currently more than 40% of our transactions cross U.S. borders. Unfortunately, most of our trade rules were written in a "pre-Internet" era, which means they are a nightmare to navigate for small online businesses.

Here’s an example: Right now, customs rules are so inconsistent and hard to follow that if we put a cycling part in the wrong packaging or mail it with the wrong label, it won’t make it to our customer in one country. The rules are different for each country, and are sometimes set up in a way that completely blocks out American business.

That is why it is so important that we secure the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a new kind of trade agreement that will ensure America writes the rules and levels the playing field for online businesses and American workers by:

Reducing and eliminating tariffs across the Asia-Pacific region

Streamlining customs procedures

Making the rules more transparent, consistent, and less costly

Helping keep the Internet open and free, enabling online businesses to operate without unnecessary infrastructure costs

Of course, as the President has said, not all of our past trade deals have lived up to their promise. Thankfully, this trade deal is on track to be different. In fact, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is shaping up to be the most progressive trade deal the world has ever seen. [13]


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