2014年 桜 by ebiyuka
Dynamic Photos of the Ocean During Powerful Storms
Created by Montauk, NY-based photographer Dalton Portella
Philippe Kerlo Photography
Seven months after hiring an outside contractor to feed prisoners in state prisons, Michigan officials are considering scrapping the contract over serious problems ranging from maggots in the food to private contract employees abusing and having sex with prisoners.
According to emails acquired by the Detroit Free Press under the Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act, state officials are at their “wit’s end,” over the complete failure of the Aramark Correctional Services of Philadelphia to control their employees and fulfill the terms of their contract.
In an attempt to save $12 million annually, Michigan outsourced food services to Aramark starting in January of this year, only to receive reports of maggots in the food, unclean kitchens, food shortages causing increased tensions with the prisoners, as well as Aramark employees smuggling in contraband and assaulting inmates.
One Aramark food service director showed up for work drunk and failed a Breathalyzer test while another was caught trying to smuggle marijuana into the prison.
“I’m at my wit’s end,” Kevin Weissenborn, the Michigan Department of Corrections manager in charge of overseeing Aramark’s contract, wrote to one prison warden in March.
“I know how you feel,” replied Warden Heidi Washington of the Charles E. Egeler Reception & Guidance Center in Jackson. “At first I felt like Lansing thought I was just being too difficult and too demanding because I was always complaining. However, I think everyone knows that’s not the case.”
Although Aramark only employs 300 workers in Michigan’s prisons, 74 Aramark workers have been banned from prison property for various infractions in just six months.
Aramark was fined $98,000 in March for repeated contract violations such as running out of food and making improper substitutions for required menu items.
Gov. Rick Snyder (R) is now considering scrapping the $145-million, three-year contract before the summer heat intensifies, worried over prison unrest.
After reading reports of maggots in the food at two prisons, Michigan Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardvill (R-Monroe) called for new bids from other companies.
“It doesn’t matter if they’re prisoners or who they are, people don’t deserve that type of treatment,” Richardville said.
Aramark officials have released a statement claiming they believe many of the complaints stem from prison officials unhappy with outsourcing jobs at the expense of state Corrections Department workers.
I was tagged by the beautiful zianourryfanficgirl to post six selfies. So, here are six photos where I thought I was somewhat cute, but apparently not cute enough to show more than half of my face. Anyway, I tag all of my mutuals. I’m sorry if I don’t tag you, but this is the fourth time I have re-done this because Tumblr sucks sometimes and likes to lose my posts. You all rock my socks off, even if I haven’t talked to two of you at all (But you’re TiPsters so I hope it’s okay). If you dont want to post pictures of yourself you can: pretend I didn’t tag you, post photos of your best friends, show us a happy memory, or just put in pictures of puppies.
Cheyenne you’re so damn hoooOOoooooOOooooOOoot
And oh how I wanted to love you."
We’ve made some important updates with regard to applying for this network. Due to the large number of people reblogging the, you will now have to fill out this form in order to be added to the network. TIPsters, a signal boost would be appreciated!
There are a bunch of TIPsters on Tumblr, and I’ve been thinking for a while about making a network for us. So here it is. If you’ve participated or will participate in any Duke TIP Summer Studies camp as a student or adult, feel free to apply to this network. :)
why you should apply
- You get to meet new TIPsters.
- More people will follow your blog.
- You must be part of Duke TIP Summer Studies in some way.
- You don’t have to be following me.
- Reblog this post. Likes won’t count.
- Fill out this form.
- Keep your askbox open. One of the admins will message you asking for a square icon for the network page after you have filled out the form.
- You will get a spot on the network page.
- Check your email.
- Add a link to the network on your blog.
- Track and post in the tag #tipislove.
- Follow some other people in the network.
Please please apply? :) I want to see if we can get all the TIPsters on Tumblr into this network.
Edit: I made some changes for clarification. I also changed the rules for applying since too many people have reblogged this post for the admins to handle currently.
#LET ME TELL SOMETHING. DIVERSITY IS NOT JUST ABOUT HAVING DIFFERENT SKIN COLORS, OKAY? IT’S ABOUT HAVING ACTUAL DIFFERENT PEOPLE. CHARACTERS THAT ARE BELIEVABLE AND DIFFERENT AND REAL. I’M SO TIRED OF SEEING MOVIES, ANIMATED OR LIVE ACTION, HAVING FEMALE CHARACTERS WITH THE SAME FACE AND EXPRESSIONS AND BODY LANGUAGE WHO BARELY EXPRESS THEIR SEXUALITY OR HAVE NORMAL, NATURAL REACTIONS AND INTERACTIONS AND EXPRESSIONS THAT MATCH THEIR CHARACTERS WHEN AROUND THEIR LOVED ONES. LOOK AT THESE THREE. THEY ARE ALL STRONG FEMALE CHARACTERS, BUT HOW DIFFERENTLY THEY ACT AROUND THE MEN THEY LOVE. LOOK AT THEIR EXPRESSION WHEN PLEASED OR EXCITED. JUST LOOK AT THESE THREE. LOOK HOW DIFFERENT THEY ARE. HOW REAL. HOW BELIEVABLE. HOW BEAUTIFUL.
#httyd2 #has some really good female characterswho stand alone and not in the shadow of a male counter part #ruffnut is probably more developed than her twin brother #astrid doesn’t need hiccup to save her she can fight all by herself and she is the one to comfort and give him advice #and valka is a fearless dragon warrior but also a loving mother who wants her son to forgive her and to approve of her and understand her choices