The Association of American Publishers is the national trade association of the American book publishing industry. AAP represents the leading book and education publishers in the United States on matters of law and policy, advocating for outcomes that incentivize the publication of creative expression, professional content, learning applications. AAP members include most of the major commercial publishers in the United States, as well as smaller and non-profit publishers, university presses and scholarly societies. Former U. S. congresswoman Patricia Schroeder served as the association's CEO from 1997 until 2009, taking over the role from two time U. S. Ambassador and Assistant Secretary of State Nicholas A. Veliotes. On May 1, 2009, former U. S. congressman Tom Allen took over as president and CEO. In January 2017, Maria A. Pallante became CEO of the organization. AAP members publish hardcover and paperback books in every field, educational materials for the elementary, secondary and professional markets, scholarly journals, computer software, electronic products and services.
The association's core programs deal with advocacy and supporting laws and regulations that “incentivize the publication of creative expression, professional content, learning solutions,” according to the Chair at the 2018 Annual Meeting. Other current and previous focus are: intellectual property; the association tracks publisher revenue on a monthly and annual basis with its StatShot Monthly and StatShot Annual programs. AAP produces the comprehensive statistical surveys for the education sectors. AAP honors the best in professional and scholarly publishing with PROSE Awards, which draws attention to distinguished books and electronic content; the awards have been judged by peer publishers and medical professionals since 1976. AAP was criticized after it contracted Eric Dezenhall's crisis management firm to promote its position regarding the open access movement. Schroeder told the Washington Post the association hired Dezenhall when members realized they needed help. "We thought we were angels for a long time and we didn't need PR firms."
The 422nd Maryland General Assembly convened in a special session on June 14, 2006, met on June 15, 2006 and did not meet again until it adjourned sine die on June 23, 2006. The entire special session covered only three calendar days. Current members of the Maryland State Senate General"Maryland at a Glance: Government". Maryland Manual On-line. Maryland State Archives. Retrieved 2009-05-15. "Maryland Senate: Organizational Structure". Maryland Manual On-line. Maryland State Archives. Retrieved 2009-05-15. "Maryland Senators by District". Maryland Manual On-line. Maryland State Archives. Retrieved 2009-05-15. "Maryland Senate - Committees". Maryland Manual On-line. Maryland State Archives. Retrieved 2009-05-15. Specific "General Assembly: House of Delegates". Maryland Manual Online. Maryland State Archives. 2007. Archived from the original on 30 June 2007. Retrieved 2007-06-29. Maryland General Assembly
Dorothy Seymour "Dot" Griffiths, is a British academic and sociologist. She championed gender equality at Imperial College London, where she was a lecturer in sociology from 1969, she was Professor of Human Resource Management from 2002 to 2017. Griffiths was born on 26 May 1947 in England, she received a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology from the University of London in 1968, a Master of Science degree in Sociology of science and technology from the University of Bath. In 1969 Griffiths joined Imperial College London. At Imperial she held many roles, including Dean of Imperial College Business School and Provost's Envoy for Gender Equality, she chaired the Academic Opportunities Committee and was Deputy Chair of the Graduate School of Engineering and Physical Sciences. She acted as a consultant in Human Resource Management for major international organisations, including BP. Griffiths published extensively on organisational research, she was a founding editor of Feminist Chair of the Feminist Review Trust.
For several years, Griffiths was the coordinator of Imperial College's institutional Athena SWAN applications, creating a more supportive College community that benefitted all staff. Griffiths campaigned for gender equality at Imperial, believing if the environment was better for women it would better for everyone, she was concerned that women hesitated before applying for prestigious research fellowships and chairs. In 2004 she was elected a Fellow of the Guilds of London Institute, she was awarded an Order of the British Empire for services to Higher Education in 2010. She was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2010, she helped to create the annual Diverse@Imperial weeks. Griffiths became non-executive director at the Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust in 2000. In 2014 she became Chair of Central North West London NHS Foundation Trust, she was Chair of Governors at Salusbury Primary School and a Governor at Queen's Park Community School. She helped to establish the Science Toy Award at the Imperial Festival.
She lists her recreations in Who's Who as'work, tennis when knees permit, watching sport, house in Cyprus, progressive politics.'
Keith Volpone known as Seven Volpone, is an entrepreneur, business executive, singer and record producer. Volpone is the current CEO of Big Block Media Group. Volpone is the son of Rosemarie and William Volpone; when Volpone was four years old, he moved to New Jersey. He attended Madonna Catholic School for middle school. Volpone moved to Secaucus, New Jersey, where he attended Secaucus High School. From an early age, Volpone developed an interest in music by singing songs, he started playing his first instrument after high school. Volpone went to college at New Jersey City University. Volpone and his band Seven and the Sun, were signed to Atlantic Records in 1999; the group's single, "Walk with Me", hit #38 on the Billboard Adult Top 40, number 27 on the Billboard Mainstream Top 50 and number 40 on the Billboard Top 40 Tracks chart. The track was featured in the Columbia Pictures film America's Sweethearts. Volpone co-founded the music and branding company of We3Kings in 2003. Under the company, he oversaw the creation of over 70 television and brand themes, thousands of pieces of music for hundreds of television shows that include: Dance Moms, Shark Tank, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Tru Calling, The Simple Life, Toddlers & Tiaras, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and The Steve Harvey Show.
He scored music for Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Tinker Bell. In 2007, Volpone front the country group Whiskey Falls. With Whiskey Falls, Volpone developed a multi-year brand and integration partnership between Whiskey Falls and AAMCO Transmissions; the band went on to create original music for Mark Burnett's Toughest Cowboy on the Spike TV network. The band played a reoccurring roll as a centerpiece for Live Rodeo Tour. Whiskey Falls was featured on Jimmy Kimmel, Days of Our Lives, CBS Morning News, NASCAR and Extra. In 2010, Volpone worked with Agency for the Performing Arts, television production company Collins Avenue Productions and his former partners at We3Kings on the music for the reality television show, Dance Moms. Volpone appears in the season finale of season one. In 2012, Volpone assisted in developing the social influencing platforms Radio Connect & TwitYap, sold to Xhibit Corp. Volpone went on to consult for and lead business development efforts for Xhibit Corp and its entities, SkyMall and SkyMall Ventures.
In 2014, Volpone and his partner founded a consulting firm named Push-Point Management Group. Through Push-Point, Volpone consulted for several leading media companies including ESL, Turtle Entertainment, Richard Reid Productions, Mike Love of The Beach Boys, Maestro, & TV4In January 2016, Volpone was engaged by Turtle Entertainment and ESL, as a Sr. Executive Adviser charged with developing non endemic brand strategy & music and lifestyle integrations. Volpone worked with Executive Chairman Steven Roberts to help manage the partnership between Fuse, Columbia Records and artists Krewella for the first ESL music performance at the ESL One: New York 2016 at the Barclays Center in NY. Volpone’s work with ESL includes the launch of 1337 Records, the signing of the band Leet Mob and deployment of ESL owned publishing assets and themes such as “My Story” used in IEM events and ESL broadcasts. On January 2017, Volpone accepted the role of CEO for Big Block Media, Big Block Entertainment and Big Block Capital Group, where he oversees the investments and day-to-day management of The Bendell family office.
The Bendell Family office holds investments in Automotive, Real Estate & Media
Steam is the fourth studio album recorded by country music artist Ty Herndon. It features the singles "Steam", "No Mercy", "A Love Like That", all of which entered the Billboard country music charts; this album was less successful than its predecessors as far as the peak positions of its chart singles. The highest-peaking, the title track, reached number 18, while "No Mercy" peaked at number 26. "A Love Like That" peaked at number 58, becoming the second single of Herndon's career to miss the Top 40. "Lookin' for the Good Life" – 4:08 "Steam" – 3:37 "Putting the Brakes on Time" – 3:49 "I Can't Do It All" – 3:11 "No Mercy" – 4:46 "In a New York Second" – 4:42 "That's What I Call Love" – 3:25 "Pray for Me" – 3:24 "A Love Like That" – 3:35 "You Can Leave Your Hat On" – 4:39 Compiled from liner notes. MusiciansEric Darken - percussion Dan Dugmore - steel guitar, Dobro Glen Duncan - fiddle, mandolin Ty Herndon - lead vocals John Hobbs - piano, synthesizer Paul Leim - drums, percussion Chris Leuzinger - electric guitar Gary Lunn - bass guitar Steve Nathan - synthesizer Brent Rowan - electric guitar Biff Watson - acoustic guitarBacking vocalistsRobert Bailey Joe Chemay Lisa Cochran Tabitha Fair Kim Fleming Vicki Hampton Anthony Martin Neil Thrasher Chris WillisAdditional musicians on "You Can Leave Your Hat On"Mike Haynes - trumpet Jim Horn - saxophone Kirk "Jelly Roll" Johnson - harmonica Chris McDonald - tromboneString section on "Pray for Me"Carl Gorodetzky Jim Grosjean Bob Mason Pamela SixfinTechnicalTommy Cooper - string arrangements on "Pray for Me" Jim Cotton - engineering Chris Davie - engineering Greg Fogie - engineering Steve Marcantonio - recording, mixing Melissa Mattey - engineering J. C.
The History of Presque Isle Pennsylvania began when Presque Isle was created by the wave action of Lake Erie over the course of the 11,000 years that have passed since the last ice age. Presque Isle was 3 miles west of its current location when it first formed; the constant pressure of wind and water has moved the peninsula to its current location. It continues to move eastward; the first known people to inhabit Presque Isle are the Erielhonans, where the city of Erie, gets its name. An Erielhonan legend taught that the Great Spirit lead them to Presque Isle because of the wealth of game, the abundance of clean fresh water, the cool breezes "coming from the land of snow and ice", they lived in multi-family long houses in villages enclosed in palisades and grew the "Three Sisters"—corn and squash—during the warm season. In the winter tribal members lived off the stored animals taken in hunts, they were resourceful and constructed canoes made out of birch bark found on the peninsula. The Eriez were destroyed by the Iroquois in 1654, who adopted some of the survivors into their own group, these being absorbed into the Senecas.
Another legend tells us that the Eriez ventured into Lake Erie in search of the land where the sun set. The spirit of the lake blew a fierce storm to keep the Eriez from finding the sun. To protect the Eriez from the storm, their god laid his outstretched arm into the lake, giving them safety during the storm; the god's arm would remain in the lake. A skeleton was found by Sue Daley in February 1980, it was determined to have belonged to an Eriez Native American by an anthropologist. Once settlers from Europe started to come to America, the demand of Presque Isle became higher because of its ideal location for military uses. In 1749, the French overtook the peninsula from the Iroquois and built a fort naming it Fort Presque Isle meaning, “almost island”. Charles Boishebert and 200 men, who were sent out by the Canadian Governor Marquis Duquesne, to make new settlements for the French, discovered the land. In 1760, the British commandeered the fort, but only had possession of it for a few years.
The British began to prevent the French and Native Americans from trading with each other and it angered the Native Americans, so they attacked and pillaged many British settlements including Fort Presque Isle, burning it to the ground. Presque Isle played a part in the victory over the British in the Battle of Lake Erie, during the War of 1812. Oliver Hazard Perry commanded the fleet in battle, he strategically used the peninsula's Presque Isle Bay as a pier and, a place to construct six out of nine of the ships in his fleet. Using this location protected the men by creating an obstacle for potential attackers because they would have to travel all the way around the peninsula to reach them; the small bay near the tip of the peninsula was named Misery Bay, because of the hardships that took place there after the men returned from battle, during the winters of 1812–1814. Many men were kept in quarantine in the area of the bay. A great deal of the infected were buried in a pond now called Grave Yard Pond.
In 1926, the Perry monument was built to commemorate Oliver Hazard Perry on his victory over the British in the battle on Lake Erie. The monument is a 101 feet obelisk located at Crystal point on Presque Isle. United States Life-Saving Service District 9 opened a life-saving station at Presque Isle in 1876 pursuant to an Act of Congress two years earlier. William Clark was keeper from 1877 until he drowned in 1891, he was succeeded by Andrew Jansen, keeper until 1914. When the Life-Saving Service and the Revenue Cutter Service merged in 1915 to become the United States Coast Guard, LSS Presque Isle called the Erie life-saving station, became Coast Guard Station #236; the station remains in operation to this day, assigned to the Ninth District of the U. S. Coast Guard. See the Ninth District web page As Erie, PA started to grow, boat traffic began to increase coming and leaving Erie's harbor, so there became a need for lighthouses for guidance. In 1858, the North Pier light was constructed; this pierhead light is stationed at the end of the Erie Harbor Channel.
It began as a wooden tower, erected in 1830. A stronger steel structure was brought from France and constructed at Erie to replace the wooden beacon, damaged by a schooner. In 1872, the Presque Isle Lighthouse was built and was lit on 12 July 1873, it was the second lighthouse constructed on Lake Erie. Presque Isle Lighthouse is 74 feet tall with a red brick house, used as a park residence. Two lighthouses can be found in the park. On the far east side of the park, near the inlet between the lake and the bay, is the Erie Harbor North Pier Light. Today Presque Isle is used as a Pennsylvania state park, Presque Isle State Park, open to the public for a wide variety of recreation; the peninsula became a state park in 1921, since large amounts of money have been spent to make visiting the park a better and more pleasant experience. Three years after becoming a park the project of lying paved roads around the park began. Today the road network creates a 13-mile loop around the outer edge of peninsula.
Before the roads were built the only visitor to the park were boaters. Many years the roads were destroyed by storms, they were rebuilt further away from the shore; the peninsula has a great environment for exercising. In 1984, a multi-purpose blacktop trail was built for bike riding and inline skating. In 1992, 55 break w