Mike "Clay" Stone
English record producer
Mike "Clay" Stone
Mike Stone was an English recording engineer and record producer. Stone was best known for his seminal work with Queen (multiple albums), Blue Öyster Cult, Foreigner, Journey (multiple albums), KISS, Later, he worked as a runner at Trident Studios, working his way up to tape operator, then assistant engineer. As an assistant, he started to become well known, and was often asked for at sessions.
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Ex-Republican Party head Barbour to lobby U.S. for Ukraine
Yahoo News - about 2 months
By Mike Stone and Ginger Gibson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Haley Barbour, former Republican Party leader and Mississippi governor, has been hired by the Ukrainian government to lobby U.S. politicians, according to documents filed this week. The hiring of Barbour and his lobbying firm BGR Group comes at a time when U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's public embrace of Russian President Vladimir Putin has increased worries in Washington that the new administration may side with Russia in the Ukrainian dispute. Russia has increased its military presence in Ukraine since annexing the Crimean peninsula in 2014.
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Trilobites: Monkeys Can Make Stone Tools, but They Don’t Use Them
NYTimes - 4 months
Researchers found capuchin monkeys in Brazil that bang stones together, producing flakes that look similar to early human tools.
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Dominion Diamond working with bankers, open to talks with hedge fund K2
Yahoo News - about 1 year
By Mike Stone and Euan Rocha NEW YORK/TORONTO (Reuters) - Dominion Diamond Corp has been working with its long-time banker Rothschild & Co to find ways to boost shareholder value including a potential sale, according to a source familiar with the matter. The Canadian diamond miner, whose share price has been hurt by a weak diamond market, said Tuesday it looked forward to having an open dialogue with a group of investors led by hedge fund K2, who believe that Dominion's policies have unduly hurt its share price. In a securities filing on Monday, a group of investors led by Toronto-based K2 & Associates said they had requested for a meeting with Dominion's independent directors as the company's "share price has suffered excessively and unnecessarily as a result of misguided policies and missed opportunities." In a letter to the company's lead director, the group, which together owns a 5.4 percent stake in Dominion, said the company had so far failed to articulate a clear plan of ...
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Dow CEO rewards former Citi banker Klein with $130 bln deal prize
Reuters.com - about 1 year
By Mike Stone NEW YORK, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Michael Klein, the former Citigroup Inc investment banking chief, landed a leading role advising Dow Chemical Co on its $130 billion merger with DuPont as a result of the relationship he carefully developed with Dow CEO Andrew Liveris. Liveris spent six years on Citigroup's board of directors, a tenure that ended in 2011. There he got to work with Klein, a member of Citigroup's management committee. When Klein left Citigroup in 2008, he continue
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Two-decade Pfizer mission pays off for Guggenheim's deal king
Yahoo News - about 1 year
By Pamela Barbaglia and Mike Stone LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Alan Schwartz knows how to play a long game. The executive chairman of boutique investment bank Guggenheim Partners spent almost 20 years cultivating Pfizer boss Ian Read as a client. Schwartz, 65, had been working with Read since 2013 to find a European-registered company with which U.S. firm Pfizer could combine and shift its headquarters to a country with a lower tax rate, so-called inverting.
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TD Bank lays off Canada, U.S. staff after review: sources
Yahoo News - over 1 year
By John Tilak and Mike Stone TORONTO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Toronto-Dominion Bank has begun laying off staff in Canada and the United States as part of a company-wide initiative to cut costs, according to two sources familiar with the matter. TD, Canada’s biggest lender by assets, started the process by hiring Boston Consulting Group to examine ways to drive efficiencies, the sources said. TD spokesman David Morelli declined to comment on the news, while Boston Consulting Group was not immediately reachable for comment.
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Maker Boys craft a new DIY business
San Francisco Chronicle - over 3 years
When Mike Stone hired Jawn McQuade to work in his Indie Industries boutique in San Francisco back in 2011, the duo decided that a smart way to reinforce the store's emphasis on locally made objects was to run a few workshops during which shoppers could make things like lip balm and candles. Little did Stone and McQuade expect that these hands-on maker workshops would soon eclipse their retail ambitions, giving rise to a new line of business and a new moniker: the Maker Boys. Some customers recommended the classes to their employers, and by May 2012 the Maker Boys were leading corporate team building classes in making candles, soap and terrariums for companies such as Yelp, Google and Kaiser. Repeat customersBy last autumn, demand for their workshops had grown to the point that the Maker Boys saw an opportunity to create complete project kits and related instructional videos. The company now offers 17 different maker kits, from mustache wax to herb terrariums, as well as a monthly s ...
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NCGA roll-call votes ending June 2
Blue Ridge Now - over 3 years
By Capital Correspondence The following roll-call votes were recorded for area members of the North Carolina General Assembly in the week that ended June 21. House HB 243, Liens/Self-Storage Facilities (conference report): Authorizes the owner of a self-storage facility who has a lien upon personal use property to deliver notice of the public sale of the property by certified mail or by verified electronic mail, to publish notice in any commercially reasonable manner and to conduct the sale through an online, publicly accessible auction website. Introduced by Rep. Sarah Stevens, R-Surry. Adopted 92-10. Sent to the governor for approval. Voting yes: Republicans Chuck McGrady, Tim Moffitt and Chris Whitmire HB 433, Land Use Surrounding Military Installations (conference report): Regulates the height of buildings and structures located in areas that surround military installations in the state. Introduced by Rep. John Bell, R-Wayne. Adopted 112-0. Sent to the Governor for a ...
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AT&T Opens Mag Mile Store: It's flagship store-o-rama at the Mag...
Curbed- Chicago - over 4 years
It's flagship store-o-rama at the Mag Mile. For one, the chic new Burberry store on Michigan and Ontario is shooting for an October opening. And right up the block on Ohio, you've got AT&T's 10,000-square-foot flagship store, set to welcome its first customers today. Crain's took a stroll through AT&T's highly-interactive new digs, which are chock-full of cool features like an 18-foot video wall, Apps Bar, Get Fit area, JamBox speakers, and individual exhibits on future products. For more photos of the new store--the only one of its kind--head on over to our friends at Racked Chicago, where they've been keeping a watchful eye on the latest addition to Michigan Avenue. [Crain's, previously]
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Post Your Graduate on Stone Mountain Patch
Stone Mountain-Redan Patch - almost 5 years
Do you have a friend or family member graduating from high school or college this year? Want to congratulate them and share the good news with your friends and neighbors? Post a free graduation announcement on Stone Mountain-Redan Patch. To post a free announcement, click here. In the category drop down box (see photo), select "graduation." Enter the graduate's name, school and any other details you'd like to share. Directly below the "description" box, you'll see an "Upload photos and videos" button. If you'd like your announcement featured on the Stone Mountain-Redan home page, be sure to add a photo or video. Only announcements with photos or video will be featured on the home page. When you have filled in the information about your graduate and added a photo, look for the "Post My Announcement" button at the bottom of the page (see photo). Once your announcement is posted, you can share the announcement with your friends and family by using the sharing tools located abo ...
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Nike Store at The Meadows Opens Thursday
Wentzville Patch - almost 5 years
Nike’s newest factory retail location will open in The Meadows at Lake Saint Louis on Thurs, May 3 at 10 a.m. According to a Meadows press release, The in-store experience will provide consumers with Nike’s quality performance footwear, apparel and equipment at value prices. Store Associates will help consumers select the best product as part of Nike’s “athletes serving athletes” initiative. Several sport categories such as running, training, soccer, basketball and Nike Sportswear will be available for men, women and kids at the new Lake Saint Louis location. Nike will be celebrating the event with early bird specials, new deals and gifts with select purchases, including: Early Bird Special – Nike will offer a free gift to the first 200 shoppers each day. New Deals – Shoppers can take advantage of savings up to 30 percent off already value priced items. Special Gifts – Nike will award special gifts when shoppers ...
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You Can Buy A Habitat Playhouse
Stone Mountain-Redan Patch - almost 5 years
If your kid wants a playhouse, here's a chance to give them one and help a good cause at the same time. As the Decatur Minute reports, the playhouses are being auctioned through Habitat for Humanity-DeKalb’s Playhouse Build & Auction sponsored by Arlene Dean Quality Homes, United Healthcare and Lowe’s. This is an annual event. The playhouses will be displayed on the Decatur Square through Saturday. To bid, buy or donate, go to www.DeKalbHabitat.org. All proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity. Stone Mountain-Redan Patch is your source for local news that affects your life: jobs, business, recreation, and more. "Like" Stone Mountain-Redan Patch on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and sign up for our daily newsletter - it's free!
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Stolen Waikanae credit card used to take cash from ANZ ATM in Raumati
Scoop - almost 5 years
News from NZ Police Kapiti Police are seeking help from the public to identify a male (CCTV image above) who used a credit card, which had earlier been stolen from a car in Waikanae, at a Raumati ATM machine. Detective Mike Stone of the Kapiti CIB says around 3am on Wednesday, a vehicle was broken [...]
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School Calendar Changes in DeKalb Delayed One Year
Stone Mountain-Redan Patch - almost 5 years
DeKalb County Schools parents will have an extra year to adjust to the possibility of early dismissal on Wednesdays and a shortened summer vacation. In an announcement Thursday morning, a school district spokesperson said the school board will not make any changes to the 2012-2013 school calendar. The board of education was set to vote May 7 on changes to the school calendar for the upcoming school year.  In the three options on the table, start time in August would have ranged from Aug. 1 to Aug. 13, which parents said would have impacted summer camp and vacation plans already in place. In 2010, school started Aug. 9. Each of the options would dismiss students from school one-hour early on Wednesdays. The DeKalb County School District Calendar Committee recommended Thursday to table the May 7 vote and instead "adopt a new balanced calendar for the 2013-2014 school year, one that includes more instructional opportunity for students throughout the year." The district r ...
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Editor’s Notebook: Adult Film Actress/Prom Date Interviewed for ‘The Daily Show’
Oakdale Patch - almost 5 years
  Megan Piper, the adult film actress who made headlines for agreeing to go to prom with an Oakdale teen, was in Minnesota recently to be interviewed for a segment on “The Daily Show,” she said in an email message. She flew into town Saturday, according to her Twitter page. She said in an email that the segment is about discrimination against people in the adult entertainment industry, and it will air in about a month. After news broke that Piper agreed to be Tartan student Mike Stone’s date, School District 622 officials said she would not be allowed to attend the school’s prom. RELATED: Adult Film Actress Won’t Be Allowed to Attend Tartan Prom Piper also said she met Stone while she was in town. Stone couldn’t be reached for comment. MORE: Oakdale Teen Using Twitter to Ask Adult Film Stars to Prom Views from the Web on Tartan Student’s Controversial Prom Date Tartan Student Protests School’s Decision on Prom Date
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What's the Best Bike Store in Town?
Highland Park Patch - almost 5 years
With spring now in full swing (after a winter that never seemed to arrive), it's time to pull those bicycles out of storage, pump some air into the tires and take 'em out. So this week, we're looking to figure out what the best bicycle store is in Highland Park. The options are: Trek Bicycle Store, 1925 Skokie Valley Rd. Higher Gear, 1898 Sheridan Rd. Alberto's, 661 Central Ave. You can vote through our poll below and also let your voice be heard by reviewing your favorite store in our business directory. That way future readers will benefit from your wisdom when they're searching for the best shop to check out. Also, let us know if we've missed a spot and we'll add it to the list! Winners will be decided by a combination of poll votes and reviews on their directory page. Polls close at 9 a.m. Friday and we'll announce the winner later that day. For more news and updates from Highland Park Patch, "like" us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
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Min Yi helps pace Keith boys cross country - Rockford Register Star
Google News - over 5 years
Jaden Stigman, Matthew Kortze, Matthew Gustafson, Danny Berg, Mike Stone and Jason Kerestes lead the way. Oregon also returns a nice group led by Nick Jones, Austin Burkhart, Garrett Newman and Ben Reising. Despite a small team with nine runners,
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mike "Clay" Stone
  • 2002
    Stone was scheduled to oversee the re-mastering of the Queen catalogue when he died in 2002.
    More Details Hide Details Queen's Brian May wrote of Stone in a eulogy: "Mike's production style of big chorus building and hitting hard, the ability to treat vocals uniquely, and find space in a recording have influenced a generation of young producers." Stone's work productivity was limited in later years by an alcohol problem, and he died from complications of it.
  • 1974
    In 1974, Stone began a long relationship with Queen when he worked with Queen's then producer, Roy Thomas Baker, to engineer the unique vocal layering for Bohemian Rhapsody.
    More Details Hide Details Following Baker's departure as Queens' producer, the band hired Stone as their engineer for his expertise in over-dubbing vocals. By the early eighties, Stone had produced popular top-selling albums for both Asia and Journey..
  • 1951
    Born in 1951.
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