The iPod – like microwave ovens, cell phones and other electronic devices – appears to cause a problem by creating an electromagnetic field that interferes with the electric function of the pacemakers, Thayer said. “That seems to be the root,” he said. Thayer said the University of Michigan engineering department is looking into the electromagnetic effects of the iPod. In the study, Thayer and Jongnarangsin placed iPods 2 inches from the chests of 83 volunteers with pacemakers and then turned on the music. Thayer, 17, said the average age of volunteers in his study was 77. “We set the headphones on their shoulders so we didn’t blow out their eardrums,” he said, and then turned up the Frank Sinatra tunes. Most participants didn’t use iPods, but “a lot of them had grandkids that use iPods,” he said. Thayer, who said he hopes to become a physician, like his mother and father, got interested in the iPod/pacemaker issue when one of his father’s pacemaker-using patients raised the question.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! DENVER – Attention, iPod users: Your music might be breaking Grandpa’s heart – and not just because he doesn’t care for the lyrics. A study of 83 volunteers with pacemakers found the music devices interfered with the pacemakers nearly 30 percent of the time. The results of the study, conducted by Michigan high school student Jay Thayer and Dr. Krit Jongnarangsin, a University of Michigan cardiologist, were presented Thursday at the Heart Rhythm Society meeting in Denver. The society is a professional group focusing on irregular heart rhythm. In most cases, the iPod interference caused pacemakers to misread the heart’s pacing. In one, the pacemaker stopped altogether.
The Warriors might have already anticipated it. The other 29 NBA teams might have already dreaded it.The Warriors will win the 2018-19 NBA championship. Perhaps so. They have won three NBA titles in the past four years. And if it wasn’t already overwhelming to stop four All-Stars in Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson, the Warriors’ opponents will likely feel even more flummoxed with an added All-Star in DeMarcus Cousins.That does not mean, however, that the …
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About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City face rap over knuckles from Premier Leagueby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City face a rap over the knuckles for their Premier League media conference this week.The Times says City could be in hot water for rearranging their Friday press conference for Saturday afternoon.Premier League rules state that for matches played on a Sunday clubs must hold press conferences by Friday at 1.30pm, but City have delayed theirs by a day.City must now provide an adequate reason for delaying their press conference.
Steve Stricker has a spot in the final pairing Sunday, after shooting a 3-under-par 69 on Saturday at the Memorial Tournament. Stricker is 12-under-par in the tournament, three strokes ahead of his nearest competitor. Stricker, looking to capture his 10th PGA Tour victory, said to win the Memorial would rank with some of his greatest wins. “It’s a great tournament,” Stricker said. “(Jack Nicklaus) is the greatest player of all time, and to win his tournament would be pretty special.” Paired with Stricker for the final day of play is Jonathan Byrd, who shot a 3-under-par 69 to put himself at 9-under-par for the tournament. “Anytime you get in the final group on Sunday, you’ve done a great job,” Byrd said. “Today I played well all day.” Byrd said playing in the final group on a Sunday is a fun environment and that the added attention and pressure help his game. “I think the hardest environment to play in is when there’s like two people out there,” Byrd said. “When there’s a ton of people you just block everybody out.” Matt Kuchar will join Brandt Jobe on Sunday as the second-to-last group to tee off. Kuchar finished his day with a 4-under-par 68, putting him four shots off the lead. He said looking at the leaderboard was a little disheartening. “I was playing some great golf and finally got a chance to look at the leaderboard,” Kuchar said. “Stricker was matching me shot for shot out there.” Phil Mickelson, who finished the day with an even-par 72, said that, despite being 10 shots off the lead, he is pretty happy with many aspects of his game. “I’m actually pretty pleased with a lot of areas that I feel like I’ve been doing well,” he said. “But the one area that I’m identifying I’ll spend a little time now on is putting.” Stricker and Kuchar appeared unstoppable on the front nine on Saturday. Stricker got off to a strong start with an eagle on the second hole, and another eagle on the fifth hole. He finished the front nine shooting a 5-under-par 31. “It was a great start,” Stricker said. “Holing one out at the second hole and then making another eagle at No. 5.” Kuchar also shot a 5-under-par 31 on the front nine, and had seven birdies in nine holes. He said it would be tough for anyone to catch Stricker on Sunday. “Strick has got it all,” Kuchar said. “It’s going to take a low number for anyone to knock Steve Stricker tomorrow to have a chance.” Play begins at 8 a.m. Sunday. Stricker and Byrd will tee off at 1:35 p.m.
Former Real Madrid midfielder Christian Karembeu believes that his former club are the clear favourites to retain their Champions League title for a third consecutive seasonZinedine Zidane’s side have had a rather humbling domestic season, after their success last season, with Real currently 15 points behind Barcelona in La Liga and they were left stunned when Leganes knocked them out of the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey.But Karembeu, who won the Champions League twice in his time at the club, is confident that they can win the competition this season against the likes of Barcelona, Manchester City and Bayern Munich.“Don’t even ask the question,” the former Madrid midfielder told Omnisport, according to SportsKeeda.“Only Real can win it [the Champions League], that’s it.“In Kiev, who’s going to play against Real, this I don’t know. Real will be in Kiev however, yes.”Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…Karembeu also voiced his support for Zidane and is full of optimism about his potential at the Santiago Bernabeu: “He [Zidane] was an amazing player and he will become an amazing coach,” he added. “He’s doing it already.”The former French international is also backing Didier Deschamps to lead France to glory in the World Cup: “France will win because 20 years ago we did it,” he added. “Didier Deschamps is experienced and knows his group.“They played a final of a European Championship at home.“He saw some interesting performances. It was a successful competition. He has to bounce back.”Karembeu spent three season at Real from between 1997 and 2000. As well as winning the Champions League twice, the now 47 year-old also won the Intercontinental Cup in 1998.
West Ham United are facing tough times in trying to secure a long-term future for the young player of the year Declan Rice after he rejected an improved contract offer they tabled.However, West Ham are self-assured that teenage defender Declan Rice will still stay at the club even after his new agents WMG have turned down the club’s opening proposal, according to Standard Uk.The 19-year-old current deal will end in 2020 and is worth £3,000 a week. The new offer would see that figure rise to £8,000.Rice became a first-team regular in the last season as a result of injuries. The Republic of Ireland international star turned down West Ham’s initial offer which has stimulated interest from potential suitors.Rice tips Mount for greater things Taimoor Khan – September 11, 2019 Declan Rice says that Mason Mount is going to match the exploits of Frank Lampard when he was in his prime during his playing…They are just beginning to go into talks about the defender’s future as West Ham look set to return with a better offer.Rice made 31 senior appearances last season, including 26 in the Premier League, and also made his senior international debut for the Republic of Ireland.Also, Scotland midfield player Robert Snodgrass will return to West Ham when they start pre-season training next month, following the end of his loan spell at Aston Villa.
Athletic Bilbao have announced they’ve reached an agreement to re-sign Ibai Gomez from Deportivo AlavesThe Spanish winger played for his hometown club between 2010 to 2016, where he managed 17 goals and 23 assists in 145 appearances and won the Copa del Rey.But Gomez elected to terminate his contract with Athletic in favour of signing a three-year deal at Alaves, where he has spent the last two and a half years at.The 29-year-old has played a key part in Alaves’ surprising start in La Liga this season by starting 17 of their 18 games with the club up in fourth-place and ahead of Real Madrid.But it appears that the prospect of going home was too good to ignore for Gomez, who has signed a three-year contract at Athletic.“Athletic Club and Deportivo Alaves have reached an agreement for the transfer of the player Ibai Gomez to our entity,” read a statement on the club website.Match Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).“The player from Santutxu will sign a contract until 30th of June 2022.”Gomez may not be only old face returning to the San Mames this month after the club’s director of football Rafa Alkorta announced his transfer plans.Manchester United’s Ander Herrera and Tottenham’s Fernando Llorente are among those being targeted for returns to Athletic.Ibai Gómez regresa al Athletic Club – https://t.co/iXc55oDOi0 #AthleticClub 🔴⚪️ pic.twitter.com/oJELEPT0zk— Athletic Club (@AthleticClub) January 10, 2019
The Italian coach managed the Blues from 2000 to 2004 and for many his time there came to an unfair endItalian manager Claudio Ranieri has coached since 1986.He has been in Europe’s top leagues, with a small sting in Greece.And now, he talked to Sky Sports about his Chelsea time from 200 to 2004.“My job was to make Chelsea always high in the table, but we didn’t have so much money to spend,” he said.Chelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“I remember my third year, we didn’t sign any players. We achieved the Champions League, finished fourth in the table, and then Roman Abramovich arrived.”“I bought Frank Lampard, and I watched John Terry in the second team, and thought: ‘My God, this guy is very, very good’,” he added.“I tried to improve everything at the club, in the squad, and in the first year with Abramovich, we went around London to find the solution, to choose the training camp.”“We went around London, but for me, I said Cobham was the best solution for Chelsea. And then they started to build something, but I didn’t see it. I spoke two or three times with the architect, and then that finished,” Ranieri explained.