American's incarceration rate is absurdly, stupidly high. The United States imprisons more of its population than noted human-rights scofflaws such as Cuba, Russia, Turkey, and Iran — by a huge margin.Though this fact has long been known, a new report released this week by the nonprofit Prison Policy Initiative breaks down America's incarceration problem into even more depressing figures. If you compare each American state with every other nation on Earth, Florida's incarceration rate on its own ranks higher than every nation on the planet. In fact, 31 American states have rates higher than any individual country, with Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, and Alabama making up the top five. Florida ranks 14th overall in the States. Oklahoma imprisons an insane 1,079 people for every 100,000 residents, while the Sunshine State ranks higher than the national average, jailing 833 people for every 100,000 Floridians.The next-highest country on the list, El Salvador, imprisons … [Read more...] about Florida’s Incarceration Rate Is Higher Than Every Country on Earth, Report Notes
By ALLEN LESSELSUNH Insider April 29. 2018 8:11PM UNH quarterback Trevor Knight evades an Elon defender last fall. (BRUCE TAYLOR/UNION LEADER) DURHAM — Trevor Knight put up one of the most productive seasons ever for a University of New Hampshire quarterback in 2017.He’s coming back for his senior season in the fall looking to improve on an impressive campaign, looking for a little more.“One of the things I really like about working with Trevor is he has really high expectations for himself and the team,” said Keith LeVan, UNH’s new quarterbacks coach. “He’s showed up every day with a great attitude, trying to get himself better. He’s not just going through the motions as an established guy who has played a lot football around here. He’s really set the tone for that position and the offense, to try and get the most out of each day.”Knight and the Wildcats are closing in on the end of spring football. The annual … [Read more...] about College Football: UNH’s Knight aims higher
TEDxDetroit to host 10-anniversary conference Sept. 26Annual program assembles some of the top thinkers in the stateTickets go on sale Tuesday; applications due July 1 Brendan Ross Photography Detroit writer Aaron Foley speaks at TEDxDetroit in 2015. TEDxDetroit will be back for a 10th year, this time at Masonic Temple in September and promising more hands-on displays, artists creating on site, local chefs and behind-the-scenes architectural tours.The annual program assembles some of the top thinkers in the state for a daylong conference designed to help communities, organizations and individuals spark conversation, ideas and connection. Detroit's TED events have featured more than 250 doctors, filmmakers, educators, engineers, poets and game changers. Guests will find various talks, performances and interactive labs that encourage collaboration and creativity, organizers said in a news release."For the past decade, TEDxDetroit has been bringing together the … [Read more...] about TEDxDetroit aims higher for 10th annual event
Ellenos, a premium Greek yogurt maker, popped up in Pike Place Market five years ago by way of Australia, via Canada. Now the company wants to build a yogurt empire, and its factory in Georgetown, capable of producing 10,000 pounds of yogurt a day, isn’t big enough. Ellenos has raised $18 million from Los Angeles private equity investor Monogram Capital Partners to help fund its expansion. A new Federal Way factory will be able to produce about 100,000 pounds of yogurt a day. At first the new capacity will be used to better fulfill orders from Northwest customers, who buy the product at more than 300 grocery stores and Ellenos retail stores, said Ellenos founder Constantinos Apostolopoulos. “Once we do that, we’ll look to take what we’ve built here with everyone, with this community, and then take it across the country,” Apostolopoulos said. It’s a local business growth story with a very international beginning. Yvonne Klein, who used to work for Air … [Read more...] about Greek yogurt maker Ellenos aims higher after $18M infusion
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page February 25, 2018 The housing bill that Governor Charlie Baker presented to the Legislature in Beacon Hill testimony last month showcased the governor at his best — but also his most tentative. The bill is well intended, thoughtful, and realistic legislation that would push Massachusetts a step toward solving one of its biggest long-term problems: the lack of middle-class housing. The problem is that it’s an exceedingly small step when so much more is needed.With a reelection campaign coming up, a truly innovative housing bill could be Baker’s opportunity to put forward a transformative agenda for Massachusetts. Reforming the state’s antiquated housing and zoning rules could lower housing costs by reducing obstacles to new construction, making the state a more attractive place for companies to locate and families to live. Advertisement To do … [Read more...] about Aim higher on housing for the middle class in Mass.