TAUK has released a new song, entitled “Come On Now”, which marks the instrumental quartet’s first studio output in 17 months.“Come On Now” once again finds TAUK doing what they do best with a six-and-a-half minute progressive, instrumental journey. The song captures guitarist Matt Jalbert and keyboardist Alric “A.C.” Carter switching off on leading the rhythm section, composed of drummer Isaac Teel and bassist Charlie Dolan, through the exploratory composition. Even this studio version reeks of the live energy that TAUK is famous for exuding at their concerts, and the song will no doubt transition flawlessly to the stage. With a six-minute, twenty-eight second runtime, it’s tempting to think that the song may meander at points, but rather it is meticulously orchestrated; but that isn’t to say there aren’t built-in opportunities for extensive improvisation throughout the planned movements.Listen to “Come On Now”, the latest studio effort from TAUK.TAUK – “Come On Now”[Video: TAUK]“Come On Now” marks the band’s studio follow-up to 2018’s Shapeshifter II: Outbreak. Since that last studio album, the band has kept up a relentless touring schedule of stand-alone concerts as well as festival appearances. That extensive touring has produced three live albums in the past 15 months, Real TAUK volumes one, two, and three. In a statement with “Come On Now”, however, the band made clear that they will refocus their priorities this year and attempting to find a balance between touring and studio sessions. While they gave no official word on a new album, the band said they “plan to write, record and release a bunch of new tunes before the end of the year.”After two co-headlining dates with The Motet this weekend, at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. and XL Live in Harrisburg, PA respectively, TAUK heads overseas to provide support for Umphrey’s McGee during their RÖCKJAVIK run of shows in Iceland. For tickets and a complete list of dates, head to the band’s website.
The association called the agreements between the European Union, Switzerland and the United States and between the USA and Canada to recognise each other’s security regimes as ‘welcomed and sensible progress’ towards the shared goals of maintaining the highest levels of air cargo security without impeding international air cargo supply chains.Michael Steen, chairman of TIACA, said: “We strongly support efforts to enhance security of the air cargo supply chain without unduly disrupting vital commercial flows. Mutual recognition of robust security regimes is an important way to further this goal, so we commend the USA, EU, Swiss and Canadian authorities for their recent announcements in this regard. TIACA will continue to support additional efforts to mutually recognise security regimes and to implement global, harmonised standards.”TIACA says the progress made by governments to recognise each other’s national air cargo security regimes will eliminate duplication of security controls and the costs and time delays associated with this whilst ensuring strict air cargo safety and security requirements continue to be met consistently.Speaking to delegates at TIACA’s Executive Summit in Moscow, Doug Brittin, Director, Air Cargo at the Transportation Security Administration, said the security threat ‘remains high for all of us’. “Our goal, which we know is shared by the industry, is to not lose a plane,” he added.He outlined the work TSA has been doing on advanced air cargo data alongside bodies such as ICAO, the World Customs’ Organisation and the Universal Postal Union.Outlining the status of the Advanced Air Cargo Screening (ACAS) programme, he confirmed the pilot was still ongoing, having started with express carriers a year ago and subsequently expanded to include passenger and cargo carriers as well as freight forwarders. The objective, he said, was to prove data flows and timelines, adding: “Can DHS (U.S. Department of Homeland Security) looking at this data quickly analyse, determine risk and get information on which screening method to use to the proper place at the proper time?”The message channels and protocols are critical to this, he said. “The key part of this is moving that trusted shipper concept to a data driven analysis. We want to be able to make a determination based on historical data about the shippers plus incorporate the trusted shipper rule sets into ACAS.” He urged forwarders to be part of this process, stating: “The sooner the data is transmitted the better … we suggest freight forwarders and carriers conduct active discussions with all parties in the supply chain as soon as possible to help determine the outcome and help design the process overall.”Brittin also recognised the important support industry is giving to further enhancing air cargo security. He said: “Together we have made significant progress in enhancing air cargo security in the past few years and industry has risen to the challenge, both in the all-cargo and the passenger carrier segments. We are moving steadily toward closing all gaps. What we have put in place-a risk-based, intelligence-driven approach applying tiered screening protocols-could not have been accomplished without working through the numerous details with industry partnership. TIACA and GACAG (Global Air Cargo Advisory Group) have played a key role in this partnership approach, and I am confident that by continuing to work together, we can resolve any outstanding and future security challenges.”
Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez has challenged his players to end the season with the victory over Chelsea he believes they deserve.The Magpies head into their final fixture at St James’ Park on the back of four successive defeats since they effectively clinched their top-flight status for the new campaign.The former Chelsea interim boss said at a media conference: “I said today to my players, that it would be important because it would be a pity to do so well during the season and then go to the end (and not win), especially as we play at home.AdChoices广告“We have to try to finish on a high because they deserve to do that and also the fans deserve to see the team winning the last game.“It has been a great season. At the beginning, we were thinking that the target was to stay up, and I can read about a lot of managers now saying, ‘Great because we are safe’, but we were safe five games before, so that is amazing.“For me, the key has been the unity, togetherness between fans, players, staff, everyone, and the work-rate of this group of players.”Kenedy, on loan at Newcastle from Chelsea, in ineligible to play against the Blues.A Chelsea win and Liverpool losing at home to Brighton would see Antonio Conte’s side snatch a Champions League place. See also:Courtois passed fit to return for ChelseaChelsea yet to respond to FA chargeHodgson: Loftus-Cheek should go to World CupConte defends Chelsea record and dismisses comparison with ‘Mourinho season’Benitez believes Lascelles will stay at NewcastleConte not thinking about cup final Embed from Getty Images