Orange County Corrections Department: Keeping the faith during COVID-19 challenges

first_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Inmates participate in Orange County Corrections Division’s Faith-Based Program. Note: Photo taken before COVID-19 pandemic where CDC distancing guidelines were not in place. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear From the Orange County Government, Florida NewsroomThe COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically altered the way the Orange County Corrections Department operates. Public access to the jail has been limited due to the virus – including chaplain volunteers and speakers in the Department’s Faith-Based Program. Normally, these volunteers and speakers are responsible for conducting as many as 17 church services per week. Without their assistance, the entire program, which includes many inmates, seemed destined for failure.Fortunately, Corrections Chaplain Leo Gonzalez and the inmates who were already in the Faith-Based Program took matters into their own hands and decided to organize self-study Bible classes, which they scheduled several times a day from Sunday through Friday. Once in the dayroom, the inmates break up into smaller groups and study the Bible at their own pace.Most of the time, the inmates use Bible study lessons from Christian Library International (CLI) and Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) Special Ministries. When each lesson is completed, they can take a test, fill out the answer sheet and return it to the publisher to be graded. In return, inmates receive either a certificate or encouraging words from a Bible minister, as well as another lesson in the series.“So far, the program seems to be working,” said Orange County Corrections Department Master Correctional Officer Thomas Bulone. “This program means a great deal to the inmates. Each of them has a sincere desire to change the behavior that put them in jail in the first place. The Faith-Based Program provides a setting where the participants find meaning, hope, and purpose in their lives.”According to an inmate who earned a Bachelor of Arts in Ministry from the International College of Ministry while housed at the Orange County Corrections Department, the program has allowed him the opportunity to study the word of God, and he appreciates the diversity of viewpoints he is exposed to on a daily basis. Additionally, he believes the program has taught him a lot about patience and tolerance, and he would like to eventually minister in the future.Thankfully, the Orange County Correction Department’s Faith-Based Program continues to provide the inmates with the knowledge, confidence, and willpower to improve their character and have a positive impact on those around them. TAGSBible StudyFaith-Based ProgramInmatesJailOrange County Corrections DepartmentOrange County Government Previous articleEverybody needs somebody!Next articleKeep on running the race Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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Update on Bank Revenues

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Investment, News Tagged with: Banks Coronavirus Revenue Trading revenue of U.S. commercial banks and federal savings associations of $7.2 billion in the Q4 2019, which was $4.0 million, or 0.1% less than the previous quarter, according to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).While four large banks held 85.7% of the total banking industry notional amount of derivatives, a total of 1,324 insured U.S. commercial banks and savings associations held derivatives at the end of the fourth quarter 2019.Derivative contracts remained concentrated in interest rate products, which represented 72.9% of total derivative notional amounts. The percentage of centrally cleared derivatives transactions decreased quarter-over-quarter to 37.1% in the fourth quarter 2019.Many U.S. banks are underperforming in the wake of COVID-19, but according to research from Forbes, there are a few “bright spots.” Forbes’s portfolio of nine stocks showed an average return of 11% in the last five trading days compared with a 13% return in the Dow during the same period.The top 3 performers within the portfolio in the last five trading days were, Citigroup (15.1% return), Morgan Stanley (14.6% return), JPMorgan (14.4% return). On Friday, the top 3 performers were U.S Bancorp (-1.1% return), BNY Mellon (-1.4% return), State Street (-1.5% return).Top performer Citigroup’s market cap has declined by $86.6 billion from about $178.5 billion on December 31, 2019 to $91.9 billion now. The company had $74.3 billion in revenue in 2019, from which it derived $19.4 billion in net income and $8.08 in earnings per share.S&P Global Ratings believes the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have likely pushed the world economy into recession, dragging full-year GDP global growth down to just 1-1.5%.”We project China’s economy to expand 2.7%-3.2%, and the eurozone economy to contract 0.5%-1.0% in 2020,” they said in a statement. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Update on Bank Revenues The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Update on Bank Revenues  Print This Post About Author: Seth Welborn Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: Housing: Braced for Recession? Next: Mark Calabria Urges Borrowers to ‘Be Honest’ Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Banks Coronavirus Revenue 2020-04-01 Seth Welborn Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago April 1, 2020 800 Views Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Subscribelast_img read more

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US Navy identifies sailor killed in Manbij attack

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today US Navy identifies sailor killed in Manbij attack The US Navy has identified Chief Cryptologic Technician (Interpretive) Shannon M. Kent, 35, as one of the victims of the January 16 attack in Manbij, Syria.ISIS claimed responsibility for the explosion which killed four Americans and 15 others in front of a restaurant.The US defense department further identified Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonathan R. Farmer, 37, and civilian Scott A. Wirtz, who were killed while supporting operation Inherent Resolve.As noted by Stars and Stripes, Kent is the first female American service member to be killed in the Syrian conflict.“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends, and teammates of Chief Petty Officer Kent during this extremely difficult time. She was a rockstar, an outstanding Chief Petty Officer, and leader to many in the Navy Information Warfare Community,” said Cmdr. Joseph Harrison, Commanding Officer, CWA-66.Kent, who hailed from upstate New York, enlisted in the Navy December 11, 2003, and graduated from boot camp at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill., in February 2004. Her other military assignments included Navy Information Operations Command, Fort Gordon, Ga.; Navy Special Warfare Support Activity 2, Norfolk, Va.; Personnel Resource Development Office, Washington, D.C.; Navy Information Operations Command, Fort Meade, Md.; and Cryptologic Warfare Group 6, Fort Meade, Md. Kent reported to CWA 66 after the command was established on Aug. 10, 2018.“Chief Kent’s drive, determination and tenacity were infectious. Although she has left us way too soon, she will not be forgotten, and her legacy will live on with us,” said CWA 66 Command Senior Enlisted Leader, Senior Chief Cryptologic Technician (Collections) Denise Vola.Kent’s awards and decorations include the Joint Service Commendation Medal (2), Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Rifle Marksmanship Ribbon, and Pistol Marksmanship Ribbon. View post tag: US Navy Authorities View post tag: ISIS January 18, 2019, by navaltoday View post tag: Manbij US Navy identifies sailor killed in Manbij attack View post tag: OIR Share this articlelast_img read more

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