Trail Mix: June 2014

first_img Audio Player00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. 22. 6. “Night and Day” 3:09 “My Lover” — Seth Walker 20. “Eyes For Me” “Falling Off” — Unicycle Loves You 10. — Jason D. Williams “Folklore” — Cyndi Harvell — West My Friend “Motor City Man” 19. — The Howling Tongues 3:08 5. “Smoke It” “All Walks of Life” 11. 3:15 “Gourd Vine” 6:18 3:17 2. 5:14 — Jim Mize 4:02 “Black Mountain Night” “Satan’s Toy” 2:50 3:25

  1. Stanton Moore
  2. Falling Off
  3. Flood
  4. Gotta Be a Man
  5. How’d You Learn
  6. Lies & Wishes
  7. Rabbit Hole
  8. Satan’s Toy
  9. Two White Clouds
  10. Folklore
  11. Good Friend of Mine
  12. High & Low
  13. Meet Me Down River
  14. Motor City Man
  15. Trouble (Don’t Want No)
  16. You Still Do It
  17. Dime Short of a Dollar Bill
  18. Eyes For Me
  19. Night and Day
  20. You Win Again
  21. My Lover
  22. Smoke It
  23. All Walks of Life
  24. Black Mountain Night
  25. Call My Name
  26. Gourd Vine
  27. Magpie
  28. Struthio Camelus Impression
  29. Between You And Me
  30. Mason Jar
  31. Moving Target
  32. Whose Heart You Wreck
  33. Bright Green World

31. 3:38 2:57 “You Still Do It” — Mingo Fishtrap — Edward David Anderson 4. 4:43 “You Win Again” 26. — Bruce Robinson and Kelly Willis “Rabbit Hole” 16. — Warren G. Harding “Call My Name” — Hezekiah Goode “Meet Me Down River” 4:12 23. “Lies & Wishes” 3:12 3:26 4:35 14. “Moving Target” — Mike Dillon “Struthio Camelus Impression” — Stanton Moore — The Whiskey Gentry 2:41 3:08 “Flood” center_img “Dime Short of a Dollar Bill” — Kelsey Rae Copeland — The Howlin’ Brothers One thing holds true here at Trail Mix . . . . the month after a festival gets featured, you are guaranteed to get a ton of music!  A ton!  This month’s mix is huge!  33 tracks long!  I uploaded tunes from behind a mountain of discs over the course of two nights!  I had so much music on hand that I had to move a bunch of stuff to July.Of course, that isn’t bad news.  It’s good news.  It means next month will be just as bad ass as this month.We kick things off this month with a great track from Stanton Moore.  Fans of Galactic are well aware of Mr. Moore and the underpinning his drum chops have provided the stalwart band of the New Orleans jazz/funk scene.  Having churned out sick jams with Galactic for nearly two decades, Moore returns to his roots with his first jazz trio record, Conversations.  “Tchefunkta,” this month’s lead track, is a fine representation of that sweet NOLA swing that listeners can find on Moore’s new record.This month also marks the return of The Whiskey Gentry to Trail Mix.  Recently, the band released its first live record, Live From Georgia, and “Dime Short of Dollar Bill” highlights singer Lauren Morrow’s impressive pipes.  You won’t find a better band on the scene right now that better blends alt-country and folk sounds.  These guys are the real deal.There are some impressive Trail Mix debuts this month, too.  Check out “Satan’s Toy” from Kelsey Rae Copeland, an up and coming songwriter from Southwest Virginia.  Jason D. Williams, son of the famous Jerry Lee Lewis, is featured, as are two great new acoustic bands, The Warren G. Hardings and The Boston Boys.  Other great new bands include The Bones of J.R. Jones, The Howling Tongues, Caleb Caudle, and Fire Mountain, and Hezekiah Goode.I am also excited to finally feature a tune from Danny Schmidt on the mix.  I used to go catch Danny and his Charlottesville songwriting comrades at these shows they put on called King of My Living Room.  On a stage made to look like someone’s living room, Charlottesville’s best songwriters threw songs around at each other.  As a member of the audience, I felt like a witness to something all to private.  This month, Danny is joined by Carrie Elkin on the outstanding “Two White Clouds.”There are just too many artists this month to mention.  All of them are great.  Check them all out more than once.  Stay tuned to the Trail Mix blog for artist features and some album giveaways.  Make sure to download and stream at work or home, school or the office . . . . Tell a friend.  Tell your mama.  And, as always, seek out some of these records from these great artists.  They support Trail Mix.  Let’s show some appreciation by buying their music.Download our June Trailmix here. 4:52 — North Of Nashville 3:52 “High & Low” 1. “Gotta Be a Man” 2:18 — Tina And The B-Sides “How’d You Learn” “Mason Jar” 4:57 28. 3:37 3:49 3:00 12. 3:00 3:10 29. 4:04 3:48 — Caleb Caudle “Good Friend of Mine” — Craig Bickhardt 4:03 13. 8. 3:39 — American Nomad — The Boston Boys — The Bones Of J.R. Jones 17. “Two White Clouds” 27. 24. 25. “Magpie” “Stanton Moore” — Kris Delmhorst “Stanton Moore” Conversations Stanton Moore — Blue Mother Tupelo 4:46 — Joseph LeMay — Fire Mountain — Radney Foster 7. 30. — Jeff Black “Trouble (Don’t Want No)” 9. “Bright Green World” — Carrie Elkin and Danny Schmidt 3. — Shaman Juan — Red June 4:27 32. “Between You And Me” “Whose Heart You Wreck” 33. 21. 15. 18. last_img read more

FlixBus in Croatia records a 75% increase in the number of passengers

first_imgExcellent connections, high frequency of departures, affordable prices and the inclusion of new destinations in the FlixBus network have resulted in an increase in the number of passengers in Croatia by 75% compared to the summer months last year.  Thanks to the strong growth and development of the FlixBus network, after Zagreb, as the largest hub of FlixBus lines in Croatia, connected directly to more than 250 destinations throughout Croatia and Europe, Split became the second largest hub with more than 40 daily departures during the summer season. “Thanks to the strong global expansion and better connection of Croatian cities with an increasing number of European countries, Croatia is becoming more easily accessible, which also affects the greater influx of passengers and tourists. Also, by expanding the network of domestic lines, we have simplified travel planning for passengers by allowing them a greater choice of available destinations.”Said Petra Trojko, Public Relations Manager for the FlixBus CEE South region. The first wave of new lines started at the beginning of 2019 by connecting destinations within Croatia and with new destinations in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Dubrovnik also joined the FlixBus network by connecting directly with Zagreb and Split. The second wave continued the expansion, which increased the frequency of departures not only from Zagreb but also from Split, which for the first time directly connects with Budapest, Vienna and Paris.  The FlixBus green network of bus lines extends to 29 European countries and connects 2000 destinations with 350.000 daily lines. During the season, the number of departures between Zagreb and Split increased, while Rijeka was directly connected with Zadar and Berlin and Prague. Also, with the recent entry of Serbia into the FlixBus network, Zagreb and Split and Pula, Rovinj, Rijeka, Zadar and Šibenik are connected with Belgrade. In Croatia, almost 130 cities are currently connected by a green network, and from Croatia it is possible to travel directly to 12 countries: Italy, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, France, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland. With the expansion of the FlixBus network, the Croatia line is available to an increasing number of passengers The most visited destinations in Croatia this summer were the cities of Zagreb, Split and Zadar, while this year they were joined by Dubrovnik.last_img read more

Indonesia draws praise for assisting Rohingya as ASEAN fails to mitigate crisis

first_imgHowever, the move has received praise from activists and Rohingya advocacy groups such as the Arakan Rohingya National Organization, which expressed its gratitude to the government and people of Indonesia “for their generous efforts” to rescue Rohingya refugees in distress.A coalition of civil societies in Indonesia also applauded the move, saying the rescue could not have been possible without help from the central government.The coalition, comprising nine organizations including the Indonesian Civil Society Association for the Protection of Refugee Rights (SUAKA), Human Rights Working Group (HRWG) and Amnesty International, noted that the state was initially hesitant, but then the local community initiated the rescue out of solidarity and humanitarian spirit.“ASEAN countries need to accept Rohingya refugees and not reject the vulnerable groups whose lives are increasingly threatened in the middle of the sea,” the coalition said.Most ASEAN countries, including Indonesia, are not party to the 1951 UN Refugee Convention, which would otherwise legally oblige them to take in and take care of any refugees that arrive at their borders.Read also: Despite conventions refugees still lack rightsNevertheless, Indonesia has repeatedly stressed that it is willing to go beyond the call of duty to provide Rohingya refugees safety and shelter when such incidents occur.UNHCR representative to Indonesia Ann Maymann said her agency stood ready to support the government in providing the necessary humanitarian assistance and quarantine measures.Too crowded: Rohingya refugees gather at a market on May 15, 2020, as the first cases of COVID-19 emerged in the area, in Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia. Some 15,000 Rohingya refugees are now under coronavirus quarantine in Bangladesh’s vast camps, officials have said. (AFP/Suzauddin Rubel )“Indonesia has several times been a country that has set an example to others in the region, having also provided life-saving humanitarian assistance to Rohingya boat people in Aceh in 2015 and in 2018,” she said in a statement on Friday.Other neighboring countries, who were forced to take in stranded Rohingya in a larger incident in 2015, were reluctant to help this time around, with Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin saying at Friday’s summit that his country could no longer afford to take in any more Rohingya refugees, according to local reports.In addition to the assistance, the ministry said authorities were also investigating whether the migrants rescued could be victims of human trafficking. “Human smuggling is a crime that must be stopped and this requires regional and international cooperation,” it said.In mid-May, Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi and her Australian counterpart Marise Payne discussed the “boat people” situation using the Bali Process framework, which involves dozens of countries that make up the “supply chain” of irregular migration around the world.As co-chairs of the group, Indonesia and Australia have been called on by civil society organisations to convene high-level discussions on the unfurling refugee crisis, although the Australian side has reportedly resisted the pressure.Read also: Indonesia, Australia explore solution to Rohingya refugee crisis under Bali Process“This unsafe sea journey will certainly continue to occur as long as the root of the problem is not resolved,” the ministry asserts.Wednesday’s rescue occurred just days before President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo met other Southeast Asian leaders for the ASEAN Summit, in which they also highlighted the challenges that the organization faces in addressing the humanitarian crisis in Myanmar.Read also: ‘Totally shameful’: Outrage as ASEAN nations abandon Rohingya boat peopleASEAN has been widely criticized for its slow handling of the crisis, which is being led by an ad hoc support team that has helped Myanmar since February to repatriate Rohingya refugees who fled persecution in 2017.The Rohingya are a largely Muslim minority in Rakhine state who have been discriminated against and robbed of civilian rights in Myanmar.Retno said the ad hoc team had recommended setting up an FM radio station in Rakhine to build awareness of the repatriation program, “strengthen social cohesion and build trust and confidence”. They also suggested provisions for basic services.Myanmar’s government had shut down the internet in Rakhine for the past two years as its military continues to be embroiled in a conflict against who they claim to be the Arakan Army, an insurgent group fighting for more autonomy for ethnic Rakhine Buddhists.Myanmar’s consistent dismissal of criticism against its treatment of minority groups – including the Rohingya – also made it harder to ensure the success of repatriation efforts, as refugees remain fearful of their safety if they return to a country that doesn’t acknowledge their citizenship status.“For Indonesia, it is important to ensure efforts to create safe conditions in Rakhine State so that the Rohingya can return voluntarily, safely and with dignity in their homes in Rakhine State,” the ministry said.Topics : Indonesia has garnered praise for its decision to provide humanitarian assistance to the nearly 100 Rohingya migrants stranded off the northern coast of Aceh this week, as pressure mounts on the region to deal with the crisis in Myanmar.The government is working with civil society groups as well as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to ensure the well-being of a large group rescued by local fishermen, the Foreign Ministry has said.“The central government and the local administration [of Aceh], in collaboration with the UNHCR and IOM, will immediately make further efforts to handle these 99 Rohingya migrants. The people of North Aceh and Indonesian civil society groups are also actively providing humanitarian assistance,” the ministry said in a statement on Friday evening. Officials described Wednesday’s rescue as a decision made based on “humanitarian principles” and that the refugees were in a “very poor, emergency and life-threatening situation” in the waters off North Aceh.Read also: Indonesian fishermen rescue dozens of Rohingya refugees in Aceh watersBut now the main focus was to provide them with basic needs, temporary shelter and the necessary health services that ensure they follow health protocols to prevent COVID-19 transmission among the Rohingya migrants, the ministry said.Indonesia’s statement comes amid concerns that local authorities were mulling over whether to send the refugees out to sea after their boat repairs.last_img read more

Arsenal target £22m Genk winger Leandro Trossard

first_imgLeandro Trossard is wanted by Arsenal (Getty Images)Arsenal are targeting a summer move for Genk winger Leandro Trossard, according to reports.Unai Emery wanted the Gunners to recruit a new wide midfielder in the January transfer window but the club were unable to secure late deals for either Ivan Perisic or Yannick Carrasco.Arsenal remain in the market for a new winger and will be in a better position to complete a deal in the summer as they will have a larger transfer budget to spend.According to Football.London, Trossard is high on Arsenal’s summer shortlist and the 24-year-old would be keen on a move to Emery’s side.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTTrossard, who is valued at £22 million by Genk, is also being monitored by several Bundesliga clubs including Borussia Dortmund, who will be looking to replace Chelsea-bound winger Christian Pulisic at the end of the season. Trossard is reportedly keen to join Arsenal this summer (Getty Images)More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityTrossard has enjoyed a standout season for Genk with 17 goals and eight assists in 29 appearances so far.The Belgian, who has not yet been capped by the senior side, predominantly plays on the left flank but is also capable of playing in a central role behind the striker.Trossard will still have two years remaining on his contract with Genk in the summer.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Metro Sport ReporterThursday 7 Feb 2019 8:27 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Advertisement Comment Arsenal target £22m Genk winger Leandro Trossard Advertisementlast_img read more

PLSA releases trustee guide to ‘subjective’ good value assessment

first_imgThe UK’s national pension fund association has published a guide to help trustees of defined contribution (DC) workplace pension schemes meet their new legal requirement to assess good value, stepping in with the assistance in the absence of a statutory definition.  Under new regulations effective in the UK this past April, trustees of DC occupational pension schemes providing money purchase benefits have to assess and explain the extent to which costs and charges in their scheme represent good value for members.The outcome of the assessment has to be explained in an annual governance statement from the chair, another legal requirement introduced in April.However, there is no statutory definition of good value, and regulatory guidance is limited. The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has therefore developed a six-step plan and a guide to best practice to help trustees assess good value.It said the assessment involved a subjective judgement and that “there is no single right answer”, but it highlights what can be expected of trustees and the key steps involved in assessing value for money.The guide was developed in association with the law firm Eversheds.Mark Latimour, head of pensions investment at Eversheds, said the question of what constitutes good value and how trustees should assess is prompting much debate in the pensions industry.“Similar questions are also being debated in the context of the new independent governance committees, which have been established to scrutinise the value for money of workplace personal pension schemes,” he said.The PLSA’s guide draws on the UK regulator’s new draft DC code of practice and discussions with scheme members and the regulator.The association notes that, in the code of practice, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) says a scheme is likely to offer good value where “the combination of costs and what is provided for the costs is appropriate for the scheme membership as a whole, and when compared with other options available in the market”.In other words, value cannot be assessed in a vacuum, the PLSA said.Amy Hennessy, policy adviser at the association, said the new guide offered trustees practical guidance on approaching the assessment and sets out best practice “in this evolving area”.“Assessing value for members is not a tick-box exercise,” she added. “Neither is it a static one. Trustees are committed to ensuring members get the best retirement outcomes possible and will use this assessment as part of their ongoing efforts to review, revise and improve their scheme to ensure it continues to deliver for members.”,WebsitesWe are not responsible for the content of external sitesLink to PLSA ‘Assessing Good Value for Members’ guidelast_img read more

Netherlands roundup: Schemes ‘must reclaim mistakenly paid benefits’

first_imgKLM’s scheme for cabin crew is overhauling its board structureThe €3.2bn KLM pension fund for cabin staff (Cabinepersoneel) is to switch from a board of equal representation to a two-tier board as of 1 July.The new board will comprise three external executive members and six non-executive trustees representing workers, pensioners and the sponsor, under by an independent chair.In the new board model, the non-executive members will operate as a supervisory board, supported by an external audit committee.Currently, the pension fund has a single 10-person board.On its website, KLM Cabinepersoneel explained that finding new board members had become increasingly difficult legal requirements for trustees had become stricter.It believed a two-tier board would solve this problem while maintaining communications with and accountability to the scheme’s membership.The new board will remain accountable to the pension fund’s accountability body.The pension fund indicated that board costs would rise slightly, but would be offset in part by better decision-making and lower implementation costs.The KLM pension fund is not the first scheme opting for the two-tier board, which became a legal option in 2014. The Dutch schemes of Philips (€18.5bn), IBM (€4.5bn), Ahold Delhaize (€4.6bn) and ABN Amro (€26.5bn) have already adopted the model, as have the industry-wide schemes PME (€47bn), Schoonmaak (€5bn) and SBZ (€5.4bn).In January, the €1.3bn pension fund of shipping firm Nedlloyd announced a plan to adopt the two-tier model. As a consequence, 555 pensioners received €12 too much every month, and ABP had asked them to reimburse these benefits. Pieter Omtzigt, MP for Christian Democrats party in NetherlandsIt decided to refrain from reclaiming from pensioners whose overpayments were less than €12 a month, and promised to fully compensate more than 600 other pensioners who were underpaid.Koolmees did not comment on criteria for reclaiming pension payments “as this is the schemes’ responsibility”.He suggested that pension funds should lay down their policy for the issue “with guarantees for content and process”.KLM’s cabin staff scheme opts for two-tier boardcenter_img Pension funds have a legal duty to reclaim pension benefits that have been paid out by mistake, according to Dutch social affairs minister Wouter Koolmees.Answering questions posed by MP Pieter Omtzigt, he said that pension funds should also focus on the outcomes for members in order to avoid “unnecessary legal discourse”.Omtzigt – MP for the Christian Democrats (CDA) – wanted to know participants’ rights if they had received benefits without being aware that they were too high.His questions were triggered by the €407bn civil service scheme ABP, which tried to claw back benefits it had paid based on information obtained from social security bank SVB, which turned out to be incorrect.last_img read more

Barbara Jean Smith, 72, Brookville

first_imgBarbara Jean Smith, age 72, of Brookville, Indiana died Monday, April 1, 2019 at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.Born October 6, 1946 in Hazzard, Kentucky she was the daughter of the late Clyde & Eva (Creech) Williams.  She was united in marriage to James W. Smith, and he survives.She was a homemaker; and had also worked as a nurses aid for several years.  In her leisure time she enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and hunting mushrooms.Besides James, her husband of 50 years, survivors include two sons, Darryl Smith and James Smith both of Brookville, Indiana; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mary Lee Bauldrick, Dolores Goanes, and Patricia Hines all of Cincinnati, Ohio; two brothers, James Williams of Bright, Indiana and Donnie Williams of Delhi, Ohio.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by several infant children; a son, James W. Smith Jr., and a sister, Deborah Clayton.Family & friends may visit from 12:00 Noon until 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.Rev. Wayne Ison will officiate the Funeral Services on Thursday, April 4, 2019; 2:00 P.M. at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home in Brookville.  Burial will follow in Cupps Chapel Cemetery in Metamora, Indiana.Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Smith family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences to the family please visit .last_img read more

Operation Blessing sets up shop, volunteer opportunities available

first_imgDayton, Oh. — The global humanitarian organization, Operation Blessing International, has deployed its U.S. Disaster Relief Team and a convoy of equipment to the Dayton area to assist with relief efforts following a swarm of deadly tornadoes that swept through earlier this week.Operation Blessing is operating from the Dayton Vineyard Church at 4051 Indian Ripple Rd in Beavercreek. Residents/homeowners whose homes were damaged to come and fill out a work order request for free volunteer help. Operation Blessing expects to begin coordinating day volunteers beginning Friday to help affected residents with tasks including salvaging personal belongings, debris removal, chainsaw work, and installing tarps on damaged roofs.Team leaders from Operation Blessing’s Virginia Beach headquarters arrived in Dayton on Tuesday to assess damages and meet with local emergency management officials in order to determine the areas of greatest need.The convoy of equipment departed from the organization’s Virginia Beach headquarters late yesterday and includes a construction trailer loaded with tools and emergency supplies, a box truck full of relief supplies, and the organization’s mobile command center.Operation Blessing will be accepting volunteers daily starting Friday, May 31. Volunteers should meet at the Operation Blessing base of operations at Dayton Vineyard Church at 4051 Indian Ripple Road in Beavercreek. Registration opens at 8 a.m. and orientation takes place at 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Day volunteers do not need to register in advance. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old, dress appropriately for work in the field (long pants and hard-soled shoes or work boots) and also provide their own transportation to and from the work site. For any questions about volunteering, please call: 800-730-2537.RESIDENTS NEEDING HELP:Residents are invited come in person to fill out a work request for FREE volunteer help at Dayton Vineyard Church at 4051 Indian Ripple Road in Beavercreek daily from 9:30 a.m. to – 4:30 p.m. All residents must fill out a work order form and sign a release form in person, allowing volunteers access to your property. Volunteers will not be able to do work without a form SIGNED BY THE HOMEOWNER. Priority is given based on need (elderly, sick, disabled, etc) and is based on volunteer availability. Volunteer services offered include debris removal and help finding and sorting salvageable belongings. For more information on how to apply for help: 800-730-2537.For updates or for information about volunteering click here. To donate to the relief efforts click here.last_img read more

Barry hopeful of England recall

first_img The 32-year-old last featured for the national team in May 2012 and although he went to Euro 2012 he did not play a single game. Barry has had a good start to his season-long loan from Manchester City and he knows if he can maintain that it may attract Hodgson’s attention. “It’s something that I definitely wouldn’t be turning down at the moment,” he said. “I joined Everton to play regular football and that’s still my main target, to get my form going. “If an England call comes with that, then fantastic, but it’s certainly at the back of my mind.” Barry recently became the 10th player to reach 500 Premier League appearances and plans to carry on as long as possible. “I’ve always said that I want to play as long as possible and as long as my body and legs allow me to do so,” he told evertontv. “At the moment I’m feeling good and really fit, and I’m hopeful I can play for a number of years. “But I’ve always took one season at a time and this season I’m looking at keeping a good run of form going and helping Everton climb the table to see where it gets us.” Midfielder Gareth Barry has not given up on an England recall and hopes a good run for Everton could propel him back into Roy Hodgson’s thinking.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Syracuse hosts Lindenwood just 1 win away from program record

first_img Published on February 21, 2013 at 1:55 am Contact David: Syracuse has secured the No. 2 seed in the College Hockey America tournament already, but Lindenwood is fighting for the No. 3 seed.The Orange (18-13-1, 12-5-1 College Hockey America) is one win away from a program-high in wins, but this weekend, it might not be so easy for SU to get the victory against the Lady Lions (6-23-3, 6-9-3 CHA).“We recognize full well what Lindenwood is capable of doing,” head coach Paul Flanagan said. “We know we’re going to have a good opponent, a hungry opponent, and it’s not just a couple games to finish out the season. I think it’s good that we’re going to have a competitive atmosphere.”Syracuse traveled to Lindenwood more than a month ago and came away with two wins. The Orange outscored the Lady Lions 10-2. But the Lions were without their starting goalkeeper. Flanagan said Lindenwood has everything to play for, which makes this weekend’s series a tougher test.SU doesn’t want to take the game lightly, and the Orange will use the weekend to fine-tune its power plays and stay sharp.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“(Nicole) Hensley is back in net. We didn’t see her last time, she was injured,” Flanagan said. “She’s having an unbelievable freshman year.”Last weekend, Hensley made 88 saves in a pair of wins against Robert Morris.Finding success on power plays has been an issue for the Orange all season. SU boasts a 10 percent conversion rate on power plays – the worst in the CHA. Lindenwood is third in the league with its 18 percent conversion rate.“We’re addressing our power play woes,” Flanagan said. “Sort of change-up in personnel and trying some different things.”Despite approaching this weekend just one win shy of the most in program history, players think there is a lot they need to work on beyond power plays. SU plans to use the Lindenwood games to sharpen its end zone coverage and forechecks ahead of the CHA tournament semifinals, forward Cara Johnson said.“Just using Lindenwood as practice for the tournament,” she said.Against Mercyhurst last weekend, Syracuse had trouble forcing turnovers on both ends of the ice. Improvement in that area will only help the offense.“I think our D-zone, if we have a strong defense, then we can get offensive opportunities,” forward Shiann Darkangelo said. “I think that’s the biggest thing.”Though this weekend doesn’t mean as much for Syracuse in the standings as it does for LU, these two games will be the last the Orange plays for two weeks.Flanagan and his team will have a bye next week before taking on the lowest remaining seed, according to the CHA website. Though that means the team will have extra time to rest, Flanagan thinks it could hurt SU in the long run.“I’m not a proponent of a bye weekend to be honest. Now that I’ve said that, it can work both ways,” Flanagan said. “In our sport, if you look at statistics, the teams in the other leagues that have had byes, have faltered, have a losing record.Flanagan said he won’t alter playing time dramatically for the team’s top players.“We want to keep our better players playing. Now do we have to push them to the limit, some of our players playing 25-28 minutes? Probably not,” Flanagan said. “We can hopefully work some players in there that don’t typically get too much ice time.”Flanagan said if the team is going to try and work on things to get better against Lindenwood this weekend, he wants to put his best players on the ice.Senior forward Holly Carrie-Mattimoe said Flanagan made that very clear after Saturday’s loss against Mercyhurst.“Coach made a point after the game. He said we can’t look past Lindenwood because we’ve had some close games against them,” Carrie-Mattimoe said. “They compete hard so we can’t take a day off, can’t take a shift off.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more