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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. & SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) today announced that Misty Williams has advanced to director of sales at the company’s Embassy Suites by Hilton Huntsville Hotel & Spa in Alabama. Williams previously served as a sales manager at the upscale, 295-suite hotel connected via skybridge to the Von Braun Center. With more than 13 years of hospitality experience, primarily in Huntsville, Williams will supervise this TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame hotel’s sales and marketing team. Embassy Suites by Hilton Huntsville is owned and operated by Springfield, Missouri-based JQH, a leading private, independent owner and manager of hotels in the United States, including operating more than 1 million square feet of superb meeting space. “Misty has proven to be a highly effective member of our hotel team and contributes to a positive culture that inspires success,” said Sandi Snead, general manager of JQH’s Embassy Suites by Hilton Huntsville Hotel & Spa. Prior to joining JQH in 2015 as a sales manager of the Embassy Suites by Hilton Huntsville, Williams served as an area director of sales for DoubleTree Suites by Hilton and for Hampton Inn & Suites in Huntsville. Her hospitality career also includes roles as a director of sales with the Courtyard by Marriott Huntsville and as a sales and marketing director for the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Hampton Cove in Owens Cross Roads, Alabama. She also served as a marketing and public relations director at New Hope Telephone Cooperative in New Hope, Alabama, where she focused on special event coordination and community engagement. Williams is a member of the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Executives (HSME) − Huntsville, including serving as a past board member and a secretary for 2017. She is also a member of the Huntsville – Madison County Hospitality Association and the Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County. Williams received a Bachelor of Science in marketing from University of North Alabama in Florence, Alabama. “I appreciate the opportunity to expand my responsibilities in my new leadership role,” Williams said. “I look forward to continuing to collaborate internally and externally to ensure a superb guest experience.” Located at 800 Monroe Street, Embassy Suites by Hilton Huntsville Hotel & Spa in Alabama is connected to the Von Braun Center via skybridge, providing access to more than 100,000 square feet of continuous space complementing the 7,000 square feet of meeting space at the hotel. Each spacious two-room hotel suite features a separate living room with a sofa bed and two TVs. Guests can enjoy internet access, a large desk with ergonomic chair, a mini-refrigerator, and a microwave. The contemporary hotel features a fitness center and an indoor pool. Bicycles are also available for enjoying downtown Huntsville. Guests can start their day with a free made-to-order breakfast. A nightly two-hour reception with complimentary drinks and snacks is offered in the hotel’s open-air atrium. Guests can also dine at The R. restaurant for Southern-style dining or stop by Caffeina’s cyber café, where Starbucks® coffee is served. Guests can indulge in a massage or facial at the luxurious on-site Spa Botanica. For more information about Embassy Suites by Hilton Huntsville Hotel & Spa, go to www.embassysuiteshuntsville.com, connect at www.facebook.com/embassysuiteshsv/, or call (256) 539-7373. Springfield, Missouri-based John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) is a leading private, independent owner and manager of hotels in the United States, representing brands such as: Marriott, Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Sheraton, IHG, Chateau on the Lake Resort / Spa & Convention Center, and Plaza Hotels Collection. With a portfolio of 35 hotels representing approximately 8,500 guest rooms/suites in 16 states, JQH’s properties are dominant in their markets. Founded on the extraordinary vision of John Q. Hammons and built on his continued legacy of excellence spanning more than 50 years, JQH has become one of the most recognized and award-winning companies in the hospitality industry. Built to be the best, JQH continues to set the standard in hospitality management and hotel development. Go to www.jqhhotels.com for more information, or connect with JQH on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.


News Article | May 16, 2017
Site: www.marketwired.com

Church Takes New Name After Nearly 50 Years Serving the Northeast San Antonio Community SAN ANTONIO, TX--(Marketwired - May 16, 2017) - John Calvin Presbyterian Church, located in Northeast San Antonio, today announced that after 50 years of service, the church is re-focusing its mission in order to better equip the congregation within this evolving community. Through a thoughtful journey of discovery and development, Church leaders now seek to serve as a destination for worshipers across the greater metro area who wish to experience the love of God more deeply in their lives. To underscore this new focus, Church leaders have unveiled a new name, Cross Roads Church - A PC(USA) Congregation, and accompanying logo. While many churches offer worship and programs, the Cross Roads Church congregation prides itself on its unique gift of loving and caring for one another. Believing lives are changed forever when people experience God's unconditional love, the Church's mission is to nurture and celebrate God-centered, loving relationships within the increasingly diverse community. They do this through their ministries, including Lunch N' Love, a monthly luncheon hosted for the homeless offering a hot meal, showers, and clothing, demonstrating the love and open arms of Christ. "To all of us, this is so much more than just a new name and logo," said Interim Pastor Peter Haas. "It represents a fresh start and a vibrant future -- a future that more creatively uses our campus for fruitful ministry, catering to our growing community. Cross Roads Church welcomes with open arms anyone seeking to experience and share the love of God more deeply through life-giving worship, Christ-centered preaching and teaching, and nurturing care, through all the seasons of life." Founded in 1966, Cross Roads Church began as John Calvin Presbyterian Church located in San Antonio, Texas. The five acre campus is now home to a 160 person congregation. Cross Roads Church's has two services of worship each Sunday -- traditional at 9:00am and praise at 11:05am, as well as weekly classes and small group studies for children, youth and adults. Learn more at www.crossroadsofsa.church.


Harrell D.L.,Louisiana State University | Tubana B.S.,Louisiana State University | Walker T.W.,Mississippi State University | Phillips S.B.,Cross Roads
Agronomy Journal | Year: 2011

Normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) measurements have the potential to improve mid-season N crop management decisions in rice (Oryza sativa L.). The objectives of this study were to determine the optimum sensing timing and establish a yield prediction model using NDVI measurements acquired with the Green Seeker sensor. Weekly sensor readings were collected over a 5-wk period from multi-rate N fertilization trials established at six different locations from 2008 to 2010. Categorizing sensing timing by growth stage demonstrated that late sensing timings beyond panicle differentiation (PD) were impractical and reduced yield potential estimation as opposed to panicle initiation (PI) and PD timings. Regression analysis produced two viable yield potential prediction equations at PI (r 2 = 0.36) and PD (r 2 = 0.42). When sensor timings were categorized by cumulative growing degree days (GDD), 1301 to 1500 and >2100 GDD groupings (r 2 = 0.28 and 0.37, respectively) were found to be inferior yield predictors as compared with 1501 to 1700 and 1701 to 1900 GDD groupings (r 2 = 0.41 for both). In almost all instances, normalization of NDVI data using days from seeding (DFS; NDVI/DFS) or GDD (NDVI/GDD) did not improve yield potential prediction as compared with NDVI alone. Yield potential, response index, and N response to fertilization are the three major components needed to produce a working algorithm capable of predicting mid-season N fertilization needs in rice. The four yield prediction models gleaned from this study provide the yield potential component for this algorithm. Multiple yield prediction models give crop managers freedom to select a model based on either physical growth stage or by accumulated GDD units. © 2011 by the American Society of Agronomy.


News Article | October 28, 2016
Site: www.prweb.com

Brenda Gomez Resources, a Texas-based agency providing insurance and financial planning services to residents of southern Texas, is extending the duration of a charity event that began in July with the goal of raising donations and volunteers to support the Cross Roads Senior Center in McAllen. The Cross Roads Senior Center provides local seniors and retirees with a safe, cool, and fun place to socialize. The Center boasts a cyber café, craft room, games parlor, a wide range of fitness activities guided by a certified physical fitness trainer, and a staff of volunteers committed to supporting the physical, social, and emotional needs of older adults in the region. “Our older residents need as much love and support as we can give them, and our team is doing everything we can to make sure the Cross Roads Center is fully staffed and ready to provide for our local seniors,” says Brenda Gomez, the owner and acting manager of Brenda Gomez Resources. An online outreach program over social media and email channels has been used by the Gomez team to gather support for the charity event from local families, business owners, and civic leaders. In addition, Gomez Resources will be publishing a second article outlining the progress and goals of the charity drive in the upcoming edition of the firm’s online community digest “Our Hometown”: http://www.gomezresources.com/Our-Hometown-Magazine_39. Earlier this summer, Brenda Gomez Resources became one of the newest members of “Agents of Change”, a national campaign dedicated to ongoing charitable involvement. Gomez and her team have committed to continuing this campaign and will be pursuing other charitable endeavors in the Hidalgo County region regularly. Anyone interested in being a part of the Hidalgo County charity event to support the Cross Roads Senior Center alongside the Gomez Resources team is invited to make a direct effort to assist the cause by following this link: http://www.gomezresources.com/Smiles-for-our-Seniors_13_community_cause. As Brenda Gomez Resources sponsors more regional charitable efforts, up to date details regarding each one will be maintained on the agency’s Community Causes roster: http://www.gomezresources.com/community-cause. As a Personal Finance Representative in McAllen, agency owner Brenda Gomez knows many local families. Her knowledge and understanding of the people in her community ensures that clients of Brenda Gomez Resources are provided with an outstanding level of service. Brenda and her team look forward to helping families protect the things that are most important - family, home, car and more. Brenda Gomez Resources also offers clients a preparation strategy for achieving their financial goals. To contact an expert at Brenda Gomez Resources, visit http://www.gomezresources.com/ or call (956) 322-4717.


Reichard E.G.,U.S. Geological Survey | Li Z.,U.S. Geological Survey | Hermans C.,Cross Roads
Water Resources Research | Year: 2010

Groundwater can play an important role in water-supply emergency planning. A framework is presented for assessing the hydraulic impacts and associated costs of using groundwater as a backup supply when imported-water deliveries are disrupted, and for quantifying the emergency benefits of groundwater management strategies that enable better response to such disruptions. Response functions are derived, which relate additional groundwater pumpage during water-supply emergencies to impacts such as increased pumping costs, subsidence, and seawater intrusion. Monte Carlo analysis is employed to estimate the incremental costs of using groundwater as a backup supply. The emergency benefits of alternative groundwater management strategies are computed for different expected durations of imported water disruption, percentages of imported water replaced by groundwater, and threshold drawdowns for subsidence impacts. The methodology is applied to the coastal Los Angeles Basin. For this case study, emergency benefits of artificial recharge strategies are dominated by reduction of potential subsidence costs. The variance of the results also is primarily due to subsidence effects. Incorporation of probability distributions reflecting a larger expected use of groundwater during the imported-water disruption results in higher estimated emergency benefits of artificial recharge strategies. The framework presented for quantifying incremental costs and economic benefits of using groundwater as a backup supply could be applied to a broad range of water emergency planning decisions. Copyright 2010 by the American Geophysical Union.


Parikh G.P.,Cross Roads | Sonde S.R.,Cross Roads | Kadam P.,Cross Roads
Indian Journal of Urology | Year: 2014

Venous air embolism during percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) following air pyelogram or saline irrigation has been occasionally reported. We present a case of suspected venous air embolism during air pyelogram in a patient undergoing PCNL. The clinical diagnosis of air embolism was made by fall in end tidal carbon dioxide, blood pressure and Oxygen saturation and was conservatively managed. Early diagnosis with rapid resuscitation is the key to management of a patient with air embolism.


Trivedi P.D.,K B Institute Of Pharmaceutical Education And Research | Maheshwari D.G.,Cross Roads
International Journal of ChemTech Research | Year: 2010

A new absorption ratio method was developed and validated for the determination of Esomeprazole and Domperidone in capsules. The method involved Q-absorption analysis based on the measurement of absorbance at two wavelengths, i.e λmax of Esomeprazole (301 nm) and Iso-absorptive point of both drugs (290 nm). Beer's law was obeyed in the concentration range between 1-11μg for both Esomeprazole and Domperidone. The results of analysis have been validated statistically and by recovery studies. The method was found to be simple, precise, reproducible, less time consuming and economical. Hence it is more suitable for routine analysis of these drugs in combined dosage forms.


A modified technique for externalizing the haptics in the Agarwal method of glued intrascleral fixation of a posterior chamber intraocular lens (IOL) is described. This technique eliminates the role of an assistant in holding the haptic during the entire surgical maneuver and subsequent complications associated with inappropriate handling of the haptic. The technique was used in 45 cases and was reproducible in all cases with no intraoperative complications. This technique is an attempt to make the process of haptic externalization, considered the most technically demanding part of the surgery, more easy and feasible. Financial Disclosure: The author has no financial or proprietary interest in any material or method mentioned. © 2013 ASCRS and ESCRS.


News Article | February 22, 2017
Site: www.PR.com

Waymasters to be Honored at Celebration for Record Setting Album One of America's favorite Christian Country Gospel Bands now holds the unprecedented honor of recording the only album in history to produce six No. 1 charting singles. Nashville, TN, February 22, 2017 --( Last spring, the Waymasters became the first Christian band and only the fifth recording artist to record an album that produced five No. 1 songs. This put the Asheville, N. C. natives on a short list of music’s biggest stars to ever achieve such a milestone. Michael Jackson, Rodney Crowell, Brad Paisley, and Katy Perry complete the list. In the summer, the group released the single, “Take Me Home,” the ninth offering from their heralded “Smoky Mountain Gospel Vol. 2” album. In September, “Take Me Home” became the No. 1 Christian Country Gospel song in the nation propelling the band into uncharted territory, as they became the only music artist in history to record an album to generate six chart topping singles. In recognition of this achievement, the Saturday night celebration will feature the Waymasters performing hits from the album and sharing behind the scenes stories and insights into the making of this historic project. Cross Roads Cowboy Church is located at 9460 Missionary Ridge Rd, Bon Aqua, Tn. The celebration is open to the public and everyone is invited to attend. Nashville, TN, February 22, 2017 --( PR.com )-- Waymasters, one of Christian Country Gospel music’s premier groups, will be honored Saturday, February 25th at Cross Roads Cowboy Church in Bon Aqua, Tn. at 6 p.m.. The church will host a concert celebration for the group’s historic accomplishment of producing the most successful charting album of all time.Last spring, the Waymasters became the first Christian band and only the fifth recording artist to record an album that produced five No. 1 songs. This put the Asheville, N. C. natives on a short list of music’s biggest stars to ever achieve such a milestone. Michael Jackson, Rodney Crowell, Brad Paisley, and Katy Perry complete the list. In the summer, the group released the single, “Take Me Home,” the ninth offering from their heralded “Smoky Mountain Gospel Vol. 2” album. In September, “Take Me Home” became the No. 1 Christian Country Gospel song in the nation propelling the band into uncharted territory, as they became the only music artist in history to record an album to generate six chart topping singles.In recognition of this achievement, the Saturday night celebration will feature the Waymasters performing hits from the album and sharing behind the scenes stories and insights into the making of this historic project. Cross Roads Cowboy Church is located at 9460 Missionary Ridge Rd, Bon Aqua, Tn. The celebration is open to the public and everyone is invited to attend.

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