In other news: Environmental stories from around the web, January 11, 2019

first_imgArticle published by John Cannon Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsored There are many important conservation and environmental stories Mongabay isn’t able to cover.Here’s a digest of some of the significant developments from the week.If you think we’ve missed something, feel free to add it in the comments.Mongabay does not vet the news sources below, nor does the inclusion of a story on this list imply an endorsement of its content. Tropical forestsScientists set up a mirror for wildlife in the rainforest, with comical results (Sputnik News).Researchers in Ecuador discover a new species of frog with a thumb-claw (Newsweek).In late 2018, an eastern bongo, a critically endangered antelope from East Africa, was born at a Florida zoo (First Coast News, News 4 Jacksonville).Researchers argue that dams built in lowland rainforests are too costly to biodiversity to be justified (Phys.Org/University of Stirling).As Colombia’s forests fall, organized crime profits rise (Insight Crime).California’s plan for carbon trading could infringe upon communities’ rights, leaders say (Devdiscourse).Forest clearing for oil palm plantations in Borneo is affecting the group size of proboscis monkeys (Phys.Org/Cardiff University).Tanzania began a six-month push to root out illegal logging in the country (Khmer Times, Xinhua).Haiti could lose half of its species to deforestation-related habitat loss by 2035 (WHYY Philadelphia).Tree plantations in Southeast Asia are becoming a popular investment in China (South China Morning Post).Illegal logging led to landslides in Indonesia (The Jakarta Post).A female bongo died after complications from a cesarean section birth in Virginia (WAVY).Other newsRanchers across the western United States struggle to cope with increasing numbers of wolves (Pacific Standard).Warmer water is causing problems for Guadalupe fur seals (Hakai Magazine).Climate change is throwing off Australia’s “thermostat,” the Great Barrier Reef (Hakai Magazine).Proponents of a dam project in Tanzania’s Selous Game Reserve say its construction is necessary for the country’s economic development (IPP Media).The U.S. government shutdown is hampering wildlife conservation work (WBUR Boston).Wild animals are beginning to use a highway overpass in the state of Washington (Smithsonian Magazine).A bustling economy kept U.S. carbon emissions high in 2018, despite the closure of coal-fired power plants (The New York Times, The Washington Post).Banner image of an eastern bongo in Kenya by Chuckupd via Wikimedia Commons (Public domain).FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post. 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See Celtic establish a three-point lead with victory over Ross County

first_imgDefender Dedryck Boyata headed in a second in the 56th minute and the home side ran out comfortable winners, putting pressure on the Dons, who play Inverness on Monday night. Celtic, though, will have a game in hand afterwards and a vastly superior goal difference. Watch highlights of Celtic’s 2-0 win over Ross County in the Scottish Premiership. Leigh Griffiths struck his 30th goal of the season to help Celtic to a win over Ross County at Parkhead and open up a three-point lead over Aberdeen at the top of the table.The Staggies had ended Celtic’s hopes of a treble with a 3-1 League Cup semi-final win at Hampden Park two weeks ago and the pressure on Hoops boss Ronny Deila increased with a 2-1 defeat at Aberdeen days later. A 2-0 win over Lowland League side East Kilbride in the William Hill Scottish Cup last Sunday did little to appease critics of the Norwegian and there was little to heat up the Hoops fans on a bitterly cold day until Griffiths rifled in a drive from 12 yards just before the break.last_img read more

How to Determine if a Candidate is the Right Fit for Your Corporate Culture

first_imgHow many times have we heard this story? During the interview, candidates say “Yes, I’m committed, willing to do this, love to do that” and so on. Then after they start, we realize they’re not a good cultural fit for our organization. One way to determine if a candidate really aligns with your organization is by using behavioral interviewing questions. As a refresher, behavioral interview questions are those that ask the candidate to talk about something they’ve done in the past. The idea being that past performance is a good indicator of future behavior.For example, let’s say your organization places a great value on customer service. You will want to ask customer service related questions during the interview. There are three different ways you can ask the question:Do you have good customer service skills? This is a closed-ended question. And seriously, who’s going to say, “My customer service skills are awful.” How would you handle an angry customer? On the surface, a better question than the first one. But a candidate can easily give a textbook answer. It doesn’t tell you what the candidate has done.Tell me about a time when you’ve solved a customer problem. This is a behavioral question. The candidate’s reply will tell you about a specific situation they’ve handled in the past.Use this same concept to develop the rest of your interview questions related to organizational values. For instance:Tell me the steps you take to monitor the quality of your work. (Quality)Tell me about a time when you pitched in to help someone else finish a project even though it “wasn’t your job.” What was the result? (Teamwork)Describe the most creative thing you did in your last job. (Creativity)Tell me about a time when you had to persuade a person to accept an idea that you knew they wouldn’t like. (Persuasiveness)You probably noticed most behavioral interview questions start with “Tell me about a time…”. It’s a great tip for making sure you’re asking the candidate to share with you something they’ve done in the past.Speaking of tips, the other thing I’ve learned over the years is not to shy away from getting other people involved in the interviewing process. Many times only the hiring manager or HR handle the process. But I’ve found having candidates talk with their future peers is a good thing. It does take a little explaining on the front end – let candidates know what you’re doing – but the benefits are many:It gives the candidate additional insight into the company. They get to meet some of the people they will work with every day. Chances are once they get hired, if they have a question, these are the people they will go to (before their manager or HR.)The company gets additional support for the candidate. If the peer group buys into the hire, they will show the new employee the ropes.Asking the right questions and getting people involved in the hiring process can give the company more insight about the candidate and vice versa. It’s a win-win for everyone.last_img read more

Google to Make History with Exclusive Animated Internet Series?

first_imgGoogle is getting some serious press, support, and power from Hollywood today. According to the New York Times, Google will be bringing on Seth MacFarlane, creator of the hilarious TV series “Family Guy”, to work on a secret animated series called “Seth MacFarlane’s Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy.” While that’s nothing short of exciting, Google’s distribution plan for the project is causing heads to turn.The Distribution PlanApparently, the plan is going to involve a lot of of work will use Google’s Adsense advertising system and the Google Content Network to run the series. Tags:#Google#web “Google will syndicate the program using its AdSense advertising system to thousands of Web sites that are predetermined to be gathering spots for Mr. MacFarlane’s target audience, typically young men. Instead of placing a static ad on a Web page, Google will place a “Cavalcade” video clip. “There will be numerous strategies used for incorporating the advertisements into the clips including “preroll” ads, which will remind viewers of a commercial, banners at the bottom of the video clip, or a “brought to you by” note at the beginning.The Animated SeriesThe series will be exclusive to the internet alone. The series will also include a new line-up of characters and will be 50 episodes that are two-minutes each. MacFarlane describes the episodes as, “animated versions of the one-frame cartoons you might see in The New Yorker, only edgier.” MacFarlane will receive a percentage of the advertising revenues and will also work with advertisers to provide original animated commercials to run with “Cavalcade” for a hefty fee. There’s no word yet on who’s signed-up for the deal.Why is This a Big Deal?If Google succeeds, this could become the premier internet business model for Hollywood to look into. With a multimillion-dollar production price tag and a high-profile Hollywood celeb, Google could make history, while making Hollywood’s dreams come true. This pay day could be huge for both sides of this fence if Google succeeds. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… corvida 1last_img read more

Big Data: Businesses Still Uncertain how to Use the Technology

first_imgBusinesses say they just don’t know how to apply and what to expect from Big Data technology.  A survey from SnapLogic and TechValidate that focused on how businesses are using Big Data and Hadoop technologies found that 52 percent said that the technology is too new to really know how to best implement and use it.  78 percent said that they weren’t sure when they would implement the technology.  Despite the uncertainty though, topping the budget for this year for many organizations will be purchases of technology for big data analytics.Here are two of the results from the survey.What are the goals of today’s Big Data Projects?Customer analytics (52 percent)Operational analytics (40 percent)Internet of Things and Data-Driven products (38 percent)What are the barriers to achieving Big Data ROI?Lack of technical skills (42 percent)Compliance and Security (41 percent)Data Fragmentation (34 percent)last_img read more

Nepal earthquake may herald more Himalayan temblors

first_imgThe powerful earthquake that devastated Nepal late in the morning on 25 April, causing at least 3200 deaths, could be a fuse that ignites other powerful quakes in a region of the Himalayas that had been seismically quiet for centuries, experts say.The 7.9-magnitude earthquake was long overdue: The fault segment that ruptured hadn’t seen an earthquake since 1344 C.E., according to Laurent Bollinger, a geologist from the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission. This temblor originated 15 kilometers underground, where the Indian plate slides under southern Tibet at a rate of about 20 millimeters per year along the Main Himalayan Thrust fault. The plates snag against each other, building up pressure until the crustal rock gives out. The locked plates under Nepal have been close to the breaking point for centuries, says Vinod Gaur, a geophysicist at Bangalore’s CSIR Fourth Paradigm Institute who co-authored a Science article in 2001 warning of the possibility of highly destructive earthquakes in the Himalayas.The Kathmandu temblor seems to have released a portion of the strain building up in the central seismic gap (CSG), a 600-kilometer-long region south of Nepal straddling a major fault that has been eerily quiet for at least 500 years. While the CSG’s earthquake history is disputed—some geologists say a large quake in 1505 C.E. ruptured the gap, while others argue that the 1505 quake wasn’t large enough to do so—specialists concur that the CSG is overdue for a megaquake measuring greater than magnitude 8.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)The 25 April earthquake wasn’t large enough to release all the CSG’s pent-up strain, according to Bollinger, Gaur, and other geologists studying the gap, but it did relieve strain at the eastern end. To release more strain, “earthquakes are now needed further west of the gap,” Bollinger says. The 25 April earthquake may well herald gap-filling quakes, Gaur says. When a portion of a lengthy fault ruptures, he says, it is like making a tiny nick in a piece of cloth and stretching it. This builds pressure along the tear’s edges and makes it susceptible to further rips. While that could happen farther along the CSG, the timing is impossible to predict. “It may rupture tomorrow, or it can rupture 75 years from now,” Gaur says.  In Nepal, meanwhile, the death toll is bound to rise—thanks in part to the region’s geology. Situated on an ancient lakebed, the Kathmandu Valley’s soil is soft and liquefies easily. “The ground motion gets amplified, and people there can feel [earthquakes] very vigorously,” says Vineet Kumar Gahalaut, a geologist at the National Geophysical Research Institute in Hyderabad, India.last_img read more

Kiefer Ravena ‘very excited’ to play for Guiao at NLEX

first_imgKiefer Ravena surveys the floor during a scrimmage at the PBA Draft Combine at Gatorade Hoops Center. PBA IMAGESAfter giving it much thought, Kiefer Ravena feels that the timing is just right for him to enter the PBA.“I really thought about this with my family and a decision that really took so much time. Once I submitted my papers, I knew my future is already here,” Ravena said.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ READ: Guiao eyes Standhardinger, Ravena as NLEX’s draft pick“If ever NLEX picks me, I’m excited to be under coach Yeng. I’ve been under a fiery coach before such as coach Jamike (Jarin), and I guess that was a good practice for me. But I don’t think coach Jamike is anywhere close to how coach Yeng is,” said the 23-year-old guard.“I’m very excited and I’ve talked to coach Yeng a couple of times prior to the combine, so hopefully everything pans out. If ever I go number two, I’ll be with him in NLEX.”Ravena cleared he will give his best effort to whichever team picks him.“For us, as long as we get our foot inside the PBA, we’ll control what we can control which is how we play, and that is giving 110 percent for the team that will pick us,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse chargescenter_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors Standhardinger says he will be at PBA Draft after missing combine Palace: Robredo back to ‘groping with a blind vision’ Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups One of the most sought after prospects in the game today, Ravena believes that joining the draft is the culmination of all of his work back from his days playing for Ateneo.“It’s all for this. We look forward to this day since we all started playing.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingRavena, who is projected to go second after Fil-German big man Christian Standhardinger, said he’s more than ready to play for whichever team he suits up for.But he admitted that the possibility of playing for coach Yeng Guiao at NLEX, which holds the No. 2 pick, makes him giddy.last_img read more

Abu Tratter making most of chance to train with Gilas Pilipinas

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJust like his fellow “23-for-23” cadets, Abu Tratter couldn’t help but be starstruck over the star power he worked with when he attended his first Gilas Pilipinas practice on Monday.“At first, I was just shocked to see June Mar (Fajardo) and Gabe (Norwood) and just to be able to be in the midst of them. I even asked them for a picture, and hopefully, they’ll still give me one. It’s just humbling,” he shared after the national team wrapped up the hour-long session at Meralco Gym.ADVERTISEMENT Do we want to be champions or GROs? – Sotto SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NCAA volleyball: Undefeated Arellano far from perfect, says coach ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img MOST READ Tratter knows very well how tough the competition will be to earn those coveted spots for the 2023 Fiba World Cup.Without much guarantee, he’s just relishing this opportunity to rock the Philippine threads and train with some of the best players in the country.“Just to be able to see these guys, to be able to practice with these guys, and to be able take in whatever information I can from them is already big for me. Hopefully in the future, I can apply it to my game,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims The 6-foot-7 Tratter was one of the eight frontcourt players coach Chot Reyes listed in his 2023 cadet pool and was the lone Lasallian to make the cut.But his height wasn’t the lone reason he earned the ticket to the national team pool as the 25-year-old knows that it’s his grit that brought him to this stage.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“I think, just doing the dirty work — whatever the team needed, whatever rebound or any steals, anything a player would need to pick up on,” said Tratter, who is set to play for Marinerong Pilipino in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup.“That’s what I’m all about: turning garbage into gold. Get anything, sweep up anything, and try to put the ball back.” Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power gridlast_img read more

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BRYAN ADAMS SAYS ORIGINAL MASTERS OF BIG HITS LOST IN UNIVERSAL FIRE

first_imgMany of those musicians only learned recently of the damage through a report in The New York Times, after Universal downplayed the impact for years. Several acts, including Soundgarden and an estate representing Tupac Shakur, have sued, alleging that Universal failed to protect music ruined in the fire and inform them of the extent of its impact. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Universal suggested the Times “overstated” the losses, but the label’s CEO has said he owes the artists “transparency” and “answers” on the damage.Adams says he only learned of the impact when he started plotting a 30th anniversary reissue of his No. 1 album Reckless six years ago. Bryan Adams performs during the 2015 AFL Grand Final match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the West Coast Eagles at Melbourne Cricket Ground on October 3, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. Quinn Rooney / GETTY IMAGES He contacted the archival department of Universal Music Group, which stored the master tapes, artwork and videos for his album, which included the massive hits “Summer of ‘69” and “Heaven.” But he returned almost empty-handed when they couldn’t find copies.Adams explained by email he eventually located a “safety copy” of the Reckless master at his vault in the Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, which led to a remastered edition of Reckless in 2014.But he says he’s uncertain if master copies for his eight other studio albums at A&M, which was later acquired by Universal, still exist. Those projects would include Cuts Like a Knife and Waking Up the Neighbours.Sheryl Crow, meanwhile. says the original tapes of albums such as Tuesday Night Music Club and the track “All I Wanna Do” perished in a 2008 fire at Universal Music Group.Crow told the BBC Wednesday that her master tapes and back-ups were destroyed in the blaze and that she only discovered the loss after a New York Times report revealed the extent of the damage.Crow says the fire “feels a little apocalyptic” and that she didn’t “understand the coverup.”Universal did not immediately respond to a request for comment.By David Friend ~ The Canadian Press ~ With files from the Associated Presscenter_img Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitter Bryan Adams says the original masters of many of his biggest hits were likely destroyed in a 2008 fire at Universal Studios Hollywood, a blaze for which the extent of the damage has only recently come to light.The Kingston, Ont.-born singer-songwriter is among hundreds of artists whose original master recordings, artwork and photography is believed to have perished in the massive fire that engulfed a part of the Hollywood backlot over a decade ago. The list includes a number of Canadian acts, including Joni Mitchell, Nelly Furtado and Rufus Wainwright. Advertisementlast_img read more