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Watch: UNC Basketball Offseason Workout Videos

In a few short weeks, North Carolina basketball practice will begin, Late Night with Roy will take place, and the 2018-19 UNC basketball season will be underway. The Tar Heels’ first game is a Nov. 6 matchup at Wofford, followed by a Nov. 9 contest with Elon at the Phoenix’s new Schar Center.

In preparation for the season, Carolina began its offseason training and condition program last Thursday, Sept. 6. Adam Lucas of documented a hill sprint and slide workout in the Meadowmont neighborhood. Senior forward Cameron Johnson, who had been sidelined following hip surgery, was a full participant and fellow seniors Luke Maye and Kenny Williams were consistently at the front of the pack during the timed sprints.

The hill runs are challenging.  “Each player had to complete twelve 60-meter uphill sprints in a prescribed amount of time (perimeter players had to make it up the hill in ten seconds, post players 11 seconds) with a minute of rest between each sprint,” Lucas wrote.

The focus is power and endurance over a period of time. It’s about maintaining explosive movements while fatigued, something that directly translates to the game of basketball.

When push came to shove and the players were offered a reward for winning the 11th sprint (skipping the 12th sprint) the talented and highly touted UNC freshmen stepped up. Coby White won the perimeter group’s 11th sprint and Nassir Little took the 11th dash for the big men.

Lucas also detailed arecent combination sprint conditioning workout on flat ground that included 100-, 200-, and 300-yard sprints for time with little rest in between. One thing you always notice about UNC teams is despite the pace at which they play on offense and the intensity they bring on defense they are never out of shape. That is because of the work they put in during September and October, led by longtime UNC strength and conditioning coach Jonas Sahratian.

The UNC social media accounts have documented some of the work put in by the players over the last few days. Check it out below:

Here is the team doing winds sprints on the new Fetzer practice fields. North Carolina freshman Coby White comes into view halfway through and is followed by fellow rookie Nassir Little.

— Carolina Basketball (@UNC_Basketball) September 12, 2018

Here is senior shooting guard Kenny Williams accelerating at the beginning of a sprint. UNC will turn to Williams for leadership this season along with three-point shooting, transition offense, and perimeter defense. The 6-foot-4 wing established himself as Carolina’s best defender last season.

Enjoy a single cell become a complete microorganism in six pulsing mins of timelapse|Aeon Videos

Native to central and also southern Europe, the amphibious towering amphibian breeds in superficial water, where its larvae are birthed, hatch and eat plankton, before sprouting legs and also moving to land. This timelapse video clip from the Dutch director Jan van IJken tracks the advancement of a single-celled zygote right into the hatched larva of an alpine amphibian. Caught in stunning detail at microscopic scales, Becoming is a remarkable consider the process of cell division and also differentiation, whence all pets– from newts to people– come. For more stunning biology from van IJken, view The Art of Flying.

Rajar figures: Radio news listeners fall but boost for music shows

Picture caption Mishal Husain of Radio 4’s Today and Nicky Campbell from 5 Live Breakfast

BBC Radio 4’s Today program as well as 5 Live Morning meal shed audiences this springtime, sector numbers show.Today’s target market came by 839,000 year-on-year, while 5 Live Morning meal was down 337,000, according to Rajar, which checks UK radio listening.The BBC said a quieter news program in the second quarter of this year was partly to blame.Last spring saw a breeze basic election, the Grenfell Tower fire and also 3 terrorist strikes in the UK.The BBC said:”There were record figures (7.82 million)in 2014 as the country counted on Today during substantial news occasions.

” Audience figures rise and fall for news programs across TELEVISION and radio according to information occasions and also the most recent Today numbers show a continual loyal listenership and a general rise since 2014.” While information and also speech programs may have recorded a loss, lots of music and also amusement shows went up.Image copyright Getty Images Photo subtitle Rickie(left ), Charlie(

centre )and also Melvin (appropriate)existing the Kiss breakfast program Compared with spring 2017, Outright’s breakfast show-presentedtill recently by Christian O’Connell -included

306,000 audiences, while Kiss Breakfast with Rickie, Melvin and also Charlie increased by 42,000. Capital saw audience numbers fall compared to last

year, with Roman Kemp’s morning meal program losing 53,000 listeners, however the show mindful the quarter as well as held its title as the most listened to breakfast radio program in London.Away from morning meal, LBC brought in 2.1 million listeners across the UK, an increase of 62,000 listeners on the exact same period in 2014. Capital Xtra, the metropolitan music terminal which rebranded from Option FM in 2013, recorded its greatest ever before audience of 1.8 million.Other specialist songs stations to tape-record a yearly boost included Radio X, which increased to 1.7 million once a week listeners.BBC specialist terminals additionally taped healthy numbers, consisting of R&B and hip hop terminal BBC

Radio 1Xtra, which got to 1.03 million audiences-up on both the year and the quarter.Image copyright Getty Images Picture caption Roman Kemp provides the Funding

breakfast show The BBC’s Eastern Network tape-recorded 672,000 audiences- also up on both the year as well as the quarter -while BBC 6Music gotten to 2.4 million-

a decrease on the previous quarter but an increase year-on-year. BBC Radio 1 recorded its greatest ever target market throughout digital systems, but the station was down general on both the quarter and also the year-reaching9.24 million regular listeners.Controller Ben Cooper claimed:”At a time of huge

modification for Radio 1, I’m pleased to see us bringing in 10 million weekly listeners, 10 million social followers

, as well as a document 16 million weekly viewers of our YouTube material.”