The former United striker’s record had stood since 2003, but it was broken by the England’s striker’s first-half drive. Here, Press Association Sport takes a look at some of the best Twitter reaction. All-time leading Premier League goalscorer Alan Shearer (@alanshearer): “Congratulations @vardy7 what a magnificent achievement!!! #11inarow” Leicester favourite and former striker Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker): “Vardy! He scores when he wants.” Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand (rioferdy5): “Congratulations to Mr Vardy….what a story…always believe kids…it’s never too late.” Vardy’s fellow England international Kyle Walker (@kylewalker): “Take a bow @vardy7 #recordbreaker #Sheffield” Former England manager Glenn Hoddle (@GlennHoddle): “What a super goal from Leicester for Vardy s record breaking goal. Well done J. V .” Another former Leicester striker, Alan Smith (9smudge): “Absolutely delighted for @vardy7. A record to cherish for the rest of his life #LCFC” It was not just the world of football that was delighted to see the Foxes striker break the record. England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler (josbuttler): “He’s only gone and done it! #Vardy” Olympic gold medallist Greg Rutherford (@gregjrutherford): “What a dream day for Jamie Vardy. Incredible story and rise to success. Massive well done.” And finally, the man whose record was broken was gracious in seeing his 12-year record disappear. Van Nistelrooy (@RvN1776) offered his congratulations to Vardy, tweeting: “Well done vardy7! You’re number one now and you deserved it. #11inarow.” Press Association Jamie Vardy broke Ruud van Nistelrooy’s Barclays Premier League goalscoring record by netting for an 11th consecutive game in the match against Manchester United.
Comments These are the dog days of February for Syracuse. And SU head coach Paul Flanagan does not particularly enjoy this time of year. Flanagan likes coaching in big games, under pressure.In one particular bout of tension, he recalls a weekend set in which his St. Lawrence team faced a win-or-go-home scenario on the road against Dartmouth. Heading into the first game, Flanagan’s Saints trailed the Big Green by one point in the conference standings.‘You’re playing a great team to win a league championship, and each night there’s 15,000, 16,000 people there,’ Flanagan said. ‘So we go in there and beat ‘em 3-2 Friday night. Huge game, big crowd, just a battle.’Flanagan’s Saints moved ahead by a point after the first contest. But St. Lawrence dropped the second game, also by a 3-2 margin, and was eliminated.‘I didn’t have to say anything,’ Flanagan said. ‘You talk about not having to motivate. It’s there, it’s right in front of you. You got the crowd, you got a league championship. We stood there and watched them award the league championship trophy, and it was awesome.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhen Syracuse finishes up its final four games of the regular season over the next two weeks, it will not be playing in front of 1,500. It won’t be battling for a conference championship, and it probably won’t be dealing with much overt mental pressure. Following a sweep at the hands of top-seeded Mercyhurst this past weekend, SU’s second series loss to them this season, its biggest obstacle to this season’s finish will be complacency.For a team that has already faced five schools currently ranked in the Top 15, Syracuse has struggled to stay motivated against ones they expect to beat.‘It’s definitely easier to play really hard against a faster, hardworking team because you have to play up to that level,’ sophomore defender Jacquie Greco said. ‘We have the potential to play better, but it’s harder if they’re skating slower than you. I think we realize we need to win these next four games, or we won’t be in good shape.’Syracuse has won only three of its past 13 games, dating back to Dec. 10. Against Mercyhurst last weekend, SU was outscored 6-1 in the second and third periods.By fixing lethargy or complacency, Syracuse needs to rediscover its motivation against both the stronger and weaker teams on the schedule. SU plays Robert Morris, a team it sits above in the College Hockey America standings, this weekend.‘That’s where we have made our mistakes this season,’ SU forward Lisa Mullan said. ‘If we had played the way we do against better teams, we would crush them. Almost double digits. But it’s kind of frustrating to see that we do let up, and we do play down.’In Flanagan’s nine seasons at St. Lawrence, he qualified for the Frozen Four five times and won fewer than 20 games in a season only once. With a conference record of 5-4-1, SU sits comfortably ahead of fourth place Robert Morris at 2-8-3.As a result, there is not too much riding on this year’s playoff stretch. The Orange would need an epic collapse to avoid qualifying for the College Hockey America tournament.When reflecting on that late-season weekend in Dartmouth, Flanagan recalled his team’s drive for a strong finish. But creating that drive with this year’s Syracuse team is a different beast.‘And now for us, we almost have to be creative to keep them motivated,’ Flanagan said. ‘I have to read the room and try and push the right buttons. The appropriate buttons. You want to avoid going through the motions.’firstname.lastname@example.org Published on February 16, 2011 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+
This metal ball may not look like hot stuff, but it can travel through water in a flash. When hot objects move quickly through a fluid, they exhibit something known as the Leidenfrost effect, where cavities of air form around them. Scientists wanted to use this property to decrease friction and drag as much as possible. Unlike previous research, where balls were passed through liquid inside a small bubble, the researchers aimed to make the largest cavity they could. By heating some balls to absurdly high temperatures—400oC—and dropping them into 90oC water, the 20-millimeter-diameter balls were encapsulated by a tear-shaped cavity that was five to 15 times their size, which cut through the water like a hot knife through butter. In other trials, balls were coated in a material that repelled water, which generated a similar cavity without the need for the high temperatures. When the balls were raced against a similarly weighted tear-shaped piece of plastic, the treated metal balls had 90% less drag, the team reports today in Science Advances. The researchers say that this “cavitation” could help decrease drag in watercraft. And with the reduction to that major obstacle, speeds and fuel efficiency would sharply increase. By Andrew WagnerSep. 8, 2017 , 2:00 PM Watch these hot balls cut through water like a knife through butter