VIDEO: Hydroid, Kongsberg Produce HD Images of Two WWII U.S. LSTs

first_img View post tag: produce A successful partnership between Hydroid Inc. and Kongsberg GeoAcoustics has produced the first high-definition images of two WWII U.S. Landing Ship Tanks (LSTs) that lie off the coast of South Devon, UK. View post tag: UK Back to overview,Home naval-today VIDEO: Hydroid, Kongsberg Produce HD Images of Two WWII U.S. LSTs View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval The vessels were sunk on April 28, 1944 by German torpedo boats that interrupted the Exercise Tiger training mission, which took place in southern England. The training was the secret rehearsal for the Utah Beach portion of the D-Day invasion in Normandy, France.Well kept secretThe tragedy left nearly 1,000 U.S. servicemen dead, making it one of the deadliest training-related events of the war. The carnage was far greater than the actual invasion on Utah Beach, yet full details about the attack weren’t made public immediately. To keep the Allies’ invasion plans secret, those who survived the attack were ordered not to say a word. The death toll wasn’t announced until nearly two months after D-Day, according to The Associated Press. Full details were not disclosed until 1974, when records of the torpedo strike were declassified. The historical account of the D-Day invasion in France has overshadowed the UK training tragedy for decades. As a result, it’s one of the best-kept secrets of World War II.70th anniversaryWith April 28th, 2014 marking the 70th anniversary of this event, Graham Lester, Hydroid’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing, wanted to help pay tribute to the lives lost during the Exercise Tiger tragedy. After visiting the beachside memorial in Torcross, UK last summer, Lester started planning the Hydroid Exercise Tiger AUV Mission to commemorate the event. The idea was to use an AUV to capture high-resolution images of the wreckage and help shed additional light on this historic tragedy. Graham wanted to help complete the story of what happened for the servicemen and families involved, and provide future generations with a better account of the events that took place in the area. “These images are adding to the historic photo album that honors the lives lost during the Exercise Tiger tragedy in 1944,” said Lester.Between March 10th and 21st, 2014, two AUV operating teams, one from Hydroid Europe and the other from the Royal Navy’s Maritime Autonomous System Trials Team (MASTT), undertook missions to collect data from the area. Hydroid’s team focused on the last known location of the two torpedoed LSTs – 531 and 507 – approximately 40 miles off the coast, in the English Channel. MASTT focused on the area just off Slapton Sands, where they located an object of interest. They are still analyzing the data to understand if the object is related to the 1944 tragedy.Using the REMUS 100 autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) equipped with both Edgetech side-scan sonar and Kongsberg GeoAcoustics’ GeoSwath multibeam sonar, the Hydroid team produced the first high-definition sonar images ever collected of the two wrecks. This was the first time in history that an AUV had surveyed the area.[mappress]Press Release, June 26, 2014; Image: Kongsberg View post tag: two View post tag: Hydroid View post tag: europe View post tag: HD View post tag: Kongsberg View post tag: Navy View post tag: Images View post tag: WWII U.S. LSTs June 26, 2014 Share this article VIDEO: Hydroid, Kongsberg Produce HD Images of Two WWII U.S. LSTs Authoritieslast_img read more

Brazilian Court Sentences Eight People Accused of Terrorism

first_imgBy Andréa Barretto/Diálogo June 12, 2017 AYUDEMOS A VENEZUELA NO LA CONVIERTAN EN MANICOMIO QUE FACILITE LA INJERENCIA DE POTENCIAS EXTRANJERAS QUE LA DESTRUYAN Y RECONSTRUYAN REPARTIÉNDOSE NUESTROS TESOROS. Rafael A. Salazar P. LA CONSTITUYENTE Y LA PROTESTA AJUSTADAS AL ESTADO DE DERECHO, PACÍFICAS, TIENEN VALIDEZ LEGÍTIMA Y LAS PROMUEVO COMO LA DEMOCRACIA Y LA LIBERTAD DE EXPRESIÓN Y DE IDEAS PORQUE REPRESENTAN LA PEDAGOGÍA DE LIBERACIÓN DE LA ALIENACIÓN EN LA CONSTRUCCIÓN DE LA LIBERTAD DE LOS PUEBLOS DEL MUNDO ORIENTANDO A TRANSFORMAR EL ESQUEMA DE PODER DE ESTADO Y DE PRODUCCIÓN DE LA MODERNIDAD DE GUERRA, MUERTE Y ENFERMEDADES INDUCIDAS DE SOMETIMIENTO PARA EL SAQUEO Y ROBO MEDIANTE ESTE TERROR DE POBLACIONES DE SECTORES DOMINANTES A SECTORES DOMINADOS EN LA DESTRUCCIÓN SOCIAL POR LA ACUMULACIÓN DELICTIVA DE CAPITAL A TRAVÉS DE DIVERSOS MEDIOS: LA INVASIÓN, COLONIZACIÓN, DESQUICIAMIENTO, INFLACIÓN, ESPECULACIÓN, ENTRE OTROS, POR LO CUAL CONSTRUIMOS LA POST MODERNIDAD CIUDADANA PARTICIPATIVA Y PROTAGONISTA PACÍFICA Y ECOLÓGICA DE ESTADO DEMOCRÁTICO DE DERECHO Y OBLIGACIONES DE JUSTICIA SOCIAL DE BIEN COMÚN DEL BUEN VIVIR, CONVIVIR Y COMPARTIR HACIA LA VERDADERA HUMANIZACIÓN DE LOS DERECHOS DE LAS FAMILIAS DEL AMOR SUPERANDO ODIOS Y EGOÍSMOS. os crimes de TERRORISMO com todas as suas variantes, tem de ser tratado com a máxima SEVERIDADE, ESTAMOS NA EMINENCIA DE TÊ-LOS NO BRASIL COM A ENTRADA DE AGENTES TERRORISTA EM MASSA , CRIMINOSAMENTE PREMEDITADO, PELA ALA TERRORISTA DA “ORCRIM” , COMO AUMENTO DE PODER DE FOGO CONTRA A CONSTITUIÇÃO.JÁ SE CONSTATA AGENTES CUBANOS TRAVESTIDOS DE MÉDICOS NAS PASSEATAS A FAVOR DOS CRIMINOSOS DO PT, E TODAS AS LIGAS DA MESMA LAIA……..O PIOR É QUE JÁ INICIAMOS COM LEIS BRANDAS SERÁ QUE É PARA DEIXA-LOS SE APRIMORAREM …..COMO O FIZERAM COM OS COMANDOS VERMELHOS DA VIDA !!!!! Eight Brazilians accused of promoting the Islamic State terrorist organization, as well as other crimes, were sentenced to 15 years in prison by a Brazilian federal court. The sentence, handed down on May 4th by Judge Marcos Josegrei da Silva of the 14th Federal Criminal Division of Curitiba in the state of Paraná, was the first in the nation based on Law No. 13.260/2016, known as the Anti-terrorism Law. The investigations that led to the trial were executed in 2016 by the Federal Police (PF, per its Portuguese acronym) in the scope of Operation Hashtag. From phone taps, the police traced information on social networks and websites, as well as messages by a group called Jundallah (“soldiers of Allah”) in the Telegram app, in which the members showed open support for the ideas and practices of the extremist Islamic organization. Operation Hashtag even revealed conversations about an intent to carry out a terrorist attack during the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, held August 5th to 21st, 2016, and the purpose of a face-to-face meeting of the group members for the training and preparation of a future migration to Syria, and other regions under the control of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). In view of these findings, PF carried out its first strike on July 21, 2016, two weeks before the start of the sporting event. Ten suspects were arrested. “We were able to provide a satisfactory response to what was happening, both through the arrests on the eve of the Olympics, as well as now, with this sentence, which has expressed a judgment that is proportional to the seriousness of the actions,” stated Federal Prosecutor Rafael Brum Miron of the Office of the Attorney General in Paraná. Miron was the official who filed the official complaint accepted by Judge Marcos Josegrei, initiating the trial against some of those involved in the activities uncovered by PF. For the prosecutor, the Anti-terrorism Law completed a year earlier in March, made it possible to tackle any terrorist act ahead of time. But even so, he believes that the legislation needs to be improved. “The law could be improved to cover a larger role for acts that constitute terrorism. I often say that people shouldn’t have to wait for the terrorist to gain experience in order to fight him. This is a form of evil that we need to root out,” Miron said. Promoting a terrorist organization and criminal association Operation Hashtag was overseen by the Anti-terrorism Division of the Federal Police (DAT, per its Portuguese acronym), which is part of the Police Intelligence Directorate of the institution. The work of the Brazilian police is supported by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), which sent a memorandum to DAT on May 6, 2016, with information “relating to persons based in Brazil who use their social media accounts to express support for the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. It is the assessment of the FBI that these persons may represent a threat to national security and to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro,” according to the text of the document. Among those whose names were provided by the FBI, three were arrested in Operation Hashtag. Another 12 suspects were arrested between July and October of last year in the context of that operation. These individuals were sent to Campo Grande Federal Penitentiary in Mato Grosso do Sul state. Out of the 15 men investigated, eight were charged and held for trial and sentenced. The trial concluded with them being found guilty of the crimes of promoting a terrorist organization and criminal association. Leonid El Kadre Melo, one of the defendants who appeared on the FBI list, was also sentenced for the crime of recruitment for the purpose of carrying out acts of terrorism. Found by Judge Josegrei to be the “top leader” among those involved, Melo received the heaviest sentence – 15 years, 10 months, and five days in prison. “There is no doubt as to his role in, and leadership of, the group. His actions, through constant and effective messaging, promoted acts favorable to ISIS, frequently encouraging everyone to take matters ‘into their own hands’ in support of the terrorist cause, united in committing various crimes to finance terrorist acts, and for their own future migration to the ‘caliphate’ region,” the magistrate stated during sentencing. Alisson Luan de Oliveira, another person on the FBI’s list, was sentenced to a maximum of six years and 11 months in prison. During his trial it was noted that the defendant “stated more than once that he had made a bayat [sworn an oath to the leader of ISIS] and said that the Olympics would present a great opportunity to carry out terrorist attacks and suggested that a mass-extermination project be performed by poisoning a water treatment plant in Rio de Janeiro during the period of the games.” Luís Gustavo de Oliveira was sentenced to six years and five months in jail. Levi Ribeiro Fernandes de Jesus, Hortêncio Yoshitake, Israel Pedra Mesquita, and Oziris Moris Lundi dos Santos Azevedo — the third defendant identified by the FBI — were sentenced to six years and three months in prison. The lesser sentence was given to Fernando Pinheiro Cabral, who must serve five years and six months of incarceration for the crime of promoting a terrorist organization. He is the only one of the eight defendants not found guilty of criminal association, a crime defined under Brazilian’s penal code, which, according to the magistrate in this case, “stems from the fact that the accused formed a stable group whose purpose was the commission of the most diverse crimes.” New charge In addition to the official complaint brought before the court last year against the eight individuals who have now been sentenced, the Federal Prosecutor’s Office, through Miron, at the time asked that alternative measures be applied to six other people under investigation in Operation Hashtag. “At the time, we didn’t discern an evidentiary basis that warranted their arrest,” the prosecutor recalled. Miron said that they remain subject to alternative measures, such as the use of electronic ankle bracelets as a way to ensure minimal monitoring of their activities. “The PF had already concluded Operation Hashtag and sent us the report. We are currently reviewing the material to draft a new complaint,” the prosecutor clarified. Depending on what is taken into account in that document, the six people under investigation will, or will not be answering for actions linked to terrorism. ESTADO DE VENEZUELA CONFORMADO POR GENTE DE TODAS LAS TENDENCIAS POLÍTICAS DEBERÍA FAVORECER A TODOS LOS VENEZOLANOS PERO EXISTE EL CASO DE PRESUNTAMENTE TERRORISTA OPUESTO A LA CONSTITUYENTE HA AUXILIADO MIENTRAS A OTRO CIUDADANO DEFIENDE LA CONSTITUYENTE HA PERJUDICADO CON NUEVO REQUISITO PARA OBSTACULIZAR SERVICIOS DE ASISTENCIA QUE CORRESPONDE PRESTAR, DAR, ESTAS INSTITUCIONES. last_img read more

COVID-19: MRT Jakarta imposes longer headway as ridership plunges

first_imgOver the last three days, the number of MRT passengers has plummeted from 13,000 to 3,000, according to the company.“Our evaluation shows that the number of passengers has decreased by over 90 percent from the number we usually recorded,” Effendi said in a statement issued on Thursday.Despite the longer headway time, however, the company’s policy restricting each train to only carrying a total of 60 passengers would remain in effect, he said. The company’s physical-distancing policy, which entails maintaining a minimum safe distance of 1 meter between passengers, would also still be implemented, he added.On March 17, the Jakarta Transportation Agency announced that the capital’s public transportation, such as Transjakarta, MRT Jakarta and LRT Jakarta, would resume normal operations after a policy to restrict their operational hours in a bid to contain the spread of COVID-19 backfired, causing buildups at stations and bus stops.Three days later, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan declared a state of emergency for the following two weeks in the capital city in an effort to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.Anies said the administration would still limit public transportation to reduce mobility and curb the spread of the virus. (rfa)Topics : MRT Jakarta is increasing headway time to 10 minutes starting on Thursday because of a staggering decrease in commuter numbers caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic that has prompted the government to encourage a work-from-home policy for residents.City-owned PT MRT Jakarta made the decision after considering the dwindling numbers of commuters, the company’s operational and maintenance director Muhammad Effendi said. The policy was also formulated amid the public health emergency and the state of emergency declared by the Jakarta administration.The headway was increased from the regular five minutes during the peak hours of operation.last_img read more

Receiver Production: Washington, Others Showed Out In TCU Loss

first_imgMarcell Ateman1061000 Dillon Stoner43391 ReceiverSnaps Their PerformanceThis might be the easiest point to make, but the receivers put on the best showing of any OSU position group Saturday.Although Ateman dropped the deep one that forced a punt, he was arguably the Cowboys’ best ball-catcher. On the Dillon Stoner touchdown drive, Ateman caught three passes on three targets for 52 yards and three first downs. Those are numbers you expect from Washington.There aren’t any record-breaking stats I can throw at you this week, but at some point, you have to question (with only three drops), how can the nation’s No. 2 scoring offense put up fewer points at home against TCU than SMU did on the road?I would argue it wasn’t because of these guys. Tyron Johnson0000 Jalen McCleskey48 ReceiverTargetsCatchesYardsTDs If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! James Washington761531 Tylan Wallace3 Tyron Johnson17 Is that a good throw or nah? pic.twitter.com/myOdeTre55— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) September 23, 2017 Jalen McCleskey94790 Tylan Wallace1000 Will Mike Yurcich not dial anything up to go deep?Watch the 86-yarder again. Washington had a step, and that’s all Rudolph thought he needed. The ball neared double coverage, yet it didn’t even come close to mattering.FGs not going to get it done today, TCU. pic.twitter.com/GWPfIcIcLO— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) September 23, 2017There wasn’t enough of that ambition in Yurcich’s play-calling, coupled with too much double pass.No Chris LacyAfter the Pitt game, Mike Gundy said he thought Lacy would be good to go Saturday. He was not, and that had a trickle effect throughout the receiving group.Maybe if Lacy was available, Tyron Johnson could have split reps more effectively with The President and not Ateman. Maybe Washington wouldn’t have gotten so tired for the drive Wallace came in for that drop in the end zone.Maybe Washington would have caught it for a touchdown instead of a Matt Ammendola field goal.It’s not Lacy’s fault he got injured, and it’s definitely not his fault OSU lost Saturday, and in fact, that’s the point. Because Lacy was unavailable, it’s hard to put blame on Washington or any of the other receivers. Everyone’s reps went up considerably. James Washington61 A week after four receivers caught at least 100 yards worth of passes, the group as a whole finished with 371. That sounds a lot better than it looked if you watched the game.TCU’s game plan was to force the underneath throws, and it was successful. Although Mason Rudolph missed a couple deep balls, the Cowboys didn’t connect on a pass of more than 30 yards until late in the fourth quarter other than James Washington’s 86-yard score in the first.Rudolph said there were a few forced throws downfield that just weren’t there and fell incomplete because of the depth the Frogs’ defense was deploying. That meant much of the underneath and intermediate routes would be available. And to the Cowboy receivers’ credit, they thrived as well as they could in the 44-31 loss Saturday.Here are a few reasons that final score had virtually nothing to do with the guys catching the passes.Limited DropsAs OSU was trying to make its comeback, Rudolph went deep to Marcell Ateman. The ball hit the basket, and ripped through.Earlier in the game, true freshman Tylan Wallace came in for Washington for a drive that culminated on a first and 10 from the TCU 14. Rudolph fired a little in front of Wallace, but it touched his fingers and went through. It was a play Washington probably ought to have been in for.Those were the only drops that mattered Saturday, and there probably should have been at least five more. Rudolph was slightly off at times against TCU, but for the most part, like this play, the Cowboys’ receivers closed the gap.Uninspired Play CallingAll right, to a certain extent, I understand taking what the defense gives you. If the defense runs quarters, or Cover 4, it’s probably not wise to hurl it deep.But if this has been dubbed as the best receiving corps in college football and TCU is throwing man coverage at you, I am putting more confidence in Washington and the guys downfield. It was frustrating to know that the TCU defense was going to dictate the game simply by how it lined up. Imagine next week against Texas Tech if a seemingly improved Raider defense gives the Cowboys’ the same looks. Total31193712 *Best Estimates, Based on Data Keeping Marcell Ateman49 Dillon Stoner42last_img read more

Expanding horizons and engaging audiences at Montreals doc festival

first_img Facebook Advertisement Advertisement “People have to feel they’re expanding their horizons,” Gourd-Mercado says of the spirit that guides RIDM. “Otherwise they can just watch Netflix.”RIDM was founded in 1998 by a group of documentary filmmakers, whose early gatherings had a definite entre-nous quality. The event is still well-attended by those in the business, but Gourd-Mercado, who worked for years as a film publicist before taking over the festival in 2014, is continuing a recent effort to raise the festival’s profile in the community. In the past five years, RIDM’s audience has doubled to around 63,000, she says, including those who watch its offerings outdoors, or in jail. ‘Our trademark is what we call creative documentary,” says Mara Gourd-Mercado, executive director of the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM). To get an idea of what she means, consider El Futuro Perfecto (The Future Perfect), a film from Mara’s native Argentina, which is among 128 entries selected for this year’s festival.The film focuses on a young Chinese immigrant named Xiaobin Zhang, whom filmmaker Nele Wohlatz met in a Spanish language class in Buenos Aires. Wohlatz, who had immigrated as an adult from Germany, befriended Zhang and talked with her about a film based on her efforts to fit into Argentinian society and resist her family’s traditional expectations. The two worked out a scenario and scenes, and Wohlatz and Pio Longo wrote dialogue in the style of the flat practice exchanges in Zhang’s language textbook. Wohlatz also shot several alternate endings for the story, based on Zhang’s suggestions. In method and feeling, there’s a lot about El Futuro Perfecto that resembles a feature film. We’re not shown footage of real-life situations, but scripted simulations, some of which feel comically stiff and unrealistic. The film is a comedy about the two-dimensional zone one enters when first learning a new language and culture. But it’s also about the complex emotions that such dislocations can provoke and all of it is tethered more or less closely to Zhang’s experience.Or consider Pierre-Yves Vendeweerd’s poetic Les tourmentes, one of seven films by this Belgian cineaste in an RIDM retrospective. Vandeweerd’s subject seems to be existential malaise in a bleak northern environment, exhibited via brooding shots of people immobilized in their houses, clinging to large rocks or shearing sheep. A female voice-over murmurs a text that is both descriptive and prophetic. There’s no story and no main characters, unless the story is the human condition as borne by a nameless community. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Advertisement Login/Register With:last_img read more

WHATS THE VALUE OF A MASTER RECORDING BUFFY SAINTEMARIE AND OTHERS WEIGH

first_imgAdvertisement Login/Register With: “It’s the cherry on the cake of (crap), that fire is,” Sainte-Marie added using an expletive.A decade after the fire, Sainte-Marie had no idea Universal believed original copies of her work might’ve perished in the flames. Nobody from the label contacted her, she said, and an extensive report published last month in the New York Times was the first she’d heard of it.“The music business is not about the music, it’s about the business, so I’m not at all surprised that whoever is responsible at Universal tried to hush it up,” she added.Sainte-Marie said original copies of three albums she made under ABC Records and MCA Records in the mid-1970s are probably gone.She doesn’t let it get to her though, partly because she’s turned much of her attention away from the music industry and towards social activism, philanthropy and her latest work with the Creative Native Project, a mentorship program that links established artists with Indigenous youth looking to gain knowledge.She feels worse for other artists who believe their tapes were among the 100,000 masters engulfed in the flames. Canadians Bryan Adams and Sum 41 lead singer Deryck Whibley have said they believe some of their work was destroyed.Universal says the Times “overstated” the losses in their report, but the label’s CEO pledged “transparency”‘ and “answers” for the artists on the status of their master recordings.Negative experiences with music executives framed Sainte-Marie’s career in the 1960s. The budding young performer got a crash course in the lack of control most musicians have over their work when she famously sold the rights for her 1964 song “Universal Soldier” to another music industry player for $1 in a contract written on a napkin. The single went on to be recorded by country act the Highwaymen and British pop singer Donovan.It took Sainte-Marie a decade before she could repurchase ownership of the song for $25,000.“I never gave away my publishing again,” she said. “Eventually I started insisting that I own the masters, which was unheard of.”Sainte-Marie began stowing her masters away in a safe place, but she acknowledges not every artist has that power.A few weeks ago, Taylor Swift drew attention to her own master recordings when she launched a public battle over their ownership. Under a contract she signed as a teenager, masters for her first six albums are owned by Big Machine Records, which is in the midst of being sold to a company owned by Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun.Swift objected to her masters landing in Braun’s hands for several reasons, including that he’d posses control over how they’re used.While a label owning an artist’s master recordings is common, Swift’s battle and the fallout of the Universal fire emphasize how little power most artists have over their original recordings or where they’re stored. Owning physical copies of master tapes was even more difficult in the pre-digital era.Our Lady Peace frontman Raine Maida said masters of the band’s first two albums from the 1990s sit in the hands of Sony Music Canada.“Back in the days of tape you had no backup so the label made sure to get them — it was actually a delivery requirement,” he said.“Now only the highly organized are able to locate master files easily.”Once digital recordings became commonplace around the turn of the millennium, Maida said he made sure to get ahold of duplicates to store himself.Daniel Greaves, lead singer of the Watchmen, said he was shocked when the Winnipeg-founded band’s name showed up on the Universal list, particularly because he has no idea what might’ve been in the U.S. label’s vaults. He said most of their albums were mastered in Canada.“They’re supposed to keep that stuff safe and secure,” Greaves said.“It’s pretty nefarious, but at the same time do any of us expect anything different from the record companies?”Like many artists trying to manage busy touring schedules, the Watchmen didn’t keep a close tab on some of their earlier masters. Greaves remembers when an employee at Wisconsin recording space Smart Studios called the band because they’d discovered some of their recordings while emptying the building for its closure.“They would keep a copy, or something like that, I’m not even entirely sure,” Greaves said. “But I do remember having them reach out to us saying, ‘We’re closing… where should we send this stuff?’ which is the way it should work, in terms of people who are holding on to your intellectual property.”Bob Doidge, owner of Hamilton’s Grant Avenue Studio, believes musicians need to take greater responsibility for their original masters. Over the decades, his space hosted the likes of Johnny Cash, Gordon Lightfoot and U2, but among the hundreds of others who recorded there, surprisingly few gave much thought to their masters.“I’ve tried desperately to get people to come and pick up their tapes because I have a basement full — so many you couldn’t imagine,” he said.At most studios, Doidge said original masters wind up collecting dust on a shelf for a decade or more, until they’re tossed into a dumpster.With Lightfoot’s work, Doidge takes extra care by carrying a duplicate of the original master home with him every night. It’s a practice he embraced years before a 2018 blaze burned through several homes on the block, narrowly missing Grant Avenue Studios, and one he’s using for Lightfoot’s upcoming album.He encourages musicians to consider taking home a duplicate of their master recordings, too.“Treat it as precious,” he tells clients.“It’s not like we spent the afternoon blowin’ up some tunes and here it is. A Gordon Lightfoot record takes a year… These songs are precious to humanity, that’s really what it comes down to.”Sainte-Marie tries to frame the possible loss of her masters in the bigger picture.“I have a saying that has comforted me many times in my life: ‘It’s only music and music is replicable,’” she said.“Maybe a certain recording was absolutely wonderful. This is today and tomorrow is going to happen; let’s just keep on keeping on, make some more great music.”By David Friend ~ The Canadian Press Buffy Sainte-Marie performs at the Americana Music Honors and Awards show Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. Buffy Sainte-Marie was frustrated when she saw her name among hundreds of musicians whose master tapes might’ve burned in the 2008 fire on Universal’s Los Angeles backlot. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Mark Zaleski Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment center_img Advertisement Advertisement TORONTO — Buffy Sainte-Marie was frustrated when she saw her name among hundreds of musicians whose master tapes may have burned in the 2008 fire on Universal Studios’ Los Angeles backlot.She wasn’t so concerned about her own work, but dismayed by the loss of original recordings from other legendary musicians, many who died years ago. It reminded her of how little the music industry respects the cultural contributions of its performers. Facebooklast_img read more