The Afghanistan War Is Ending. A Pennsylvania Town Exhales.

In Canonsburg, known for its big Fourth of July parade, many people say they are proud of America and its military but weary of the two-decade war in Afghanistan.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #canonsburg-pa, #pennsylvania, #polls-and-public-opinion, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #veterans, #washington-county-pa

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In My Hometown, Opioids Are Still Stealing Lives

A decade ago, it was already a crisis. But it feels like its getting worse.

#drug-abuse-and-traffic, #fentanyl, #funerals-and-memorials, #opioids-and-opiates, #oxycontin-drug, #pain-relieving-drugs, #pennsylvania, #purdue-pharma

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Queens Man Is Charged in 1976 Killing of Pregnant Teenager

Luis Sierra, 63, of Ozone Park, was arrested this week in the killing of Evelyn Colon, a Jersey City 15-year-old whose dismembered remains were found along a riverbank in Pennsylvania, the authorities said.

#assaults, #dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #extradition, #forensic-science, #jersey-city-nj, #missing-persons, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-jersey, #ozone-park-queens-ny, #pennsylvania, #queens-nyc, #sex-crimes

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A Larger Canvas for Your Easter Egg

Utopihen Farms offers six-packs duck eggs — large and golden yolked — nationwide.

#agriculture-and-farming, #ducks, #eggs, #pennsylvania

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8 Public Gardens From Across the United States

These eight gardens, located across the country, welcome visitors with a range of beloved blooms, traditional collections and experiential outdoor spaces.

#bronx-nyc, #chicago-botanic-garden, #coral-gables-fla, #dallas-arboretum-and-botanical-garden, #florida, #flowers-and-plants, #longwood-gardens, #new-york-botanical-garden, #pennsylvania, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #states-us, #walking

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Reese’s New Peanut Butter Cup Is (Almost) All Peanut Butter

After decades of touting the taste of two flavors together, Hershey’s will release a version without chocolate.

#buck-michele, #candy, #chocolate, #hershey-company, #hershey-milton-snavely-1857-1945, #peanut-butter, #pennsylvania

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We Still Have to Worry About the Supreme Court and Elections

The justices are about to consider whether the Voting Rights Act applies to policies that restrict the vote.

#absentee-voting, #alito-samuel-a-jr, #barrett-amy-coney, #florida, #gorsuch-neil-m, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #minorities, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2000, #presidential-election-of-2020, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #republican-party, #roberts-john-g-jr, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #supreme-court-us, #supreme-courts-state, #thomas-clarence, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-rights-act-1965

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Supreme Court Won’t Hear Pennsylvania Election Case on Mailed Ballots

In dissent, three justices said the court should have used the case to provide guidance in future elections.

#absentee-voting, #alito-samuel-a-jr, #elections-courts-and-the-judiciary, #gorsuch-neil-m, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #supreme-court-us, #thomas-clarence, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How the Pennsylvania GOP is Trying to Increase Their Control of State Courts

After fighting the election results, state Republicans are trying to increase their control of the courts. Outraged Democrats and good government groups see it as a new kind of gerrymandering.

#constitutions, #elections-courts-and-the-judiciary, #pennsylvania, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #referendums, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Pennsylvania G.O.P.’s Push for More Power Over Judiciary Raises Alarms

After fighting the election results, state Republicans are trying to increase their control of the courts. Outraged Democrats and good government groups see it as a new kind of gerrymandering.

#constitutions, #elections-courts-and-the-judiciary, #pennsylvania, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #referendums, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Childhood Colds Do Not Prevent Coronavirus Infection, Study Finds

New research casts doubt on the idea that prior infections with garden-variety coronaviruses might shield some people, particularly children, amid the pandemic.

#antibodies, #cell-journal, #colds, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #great-britain, #immune-system, #pennsylvania, #science-journal, #your-feed-science

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Mate Fertility is aiming to create a franchise of fertility clinics open to everyone

Mate Fertility, the new Los Angeles startup launching today with $2.8 million in financing, has a mission to create a more inclusive network of family planning services for people struggling with the high cost and low availability of fertility clinics around the country.

Founded by serial entrepreneur Oliver Bogner and his brother Gabriel, Mate was born from both brothers’ struggles with trying to start a family. For Oliver, that was when he and his partner were looking at IVF as a way to screen for the BRCA1 gene from her embryos after she found out that she was a carrier. Meanwhile, Gabriel, an IVF baby who is a member of the LGBTQ community, felt that the services for family planning weren’t always accepting of the gay community.

“IVF and surrogacy were the only options for me to have kids,” the younger Bogner said. “And the queer community has been locked out of these services. It became my mission to democratize healthcare for my community.”

Once Oliver started doing research into the market and discovered that there were only 460 fertility clinics in the U.S. and that over 80% were concentrated in five major metropolitan areas, he knew there was an opportunity for a new business.

Mate Fertility co-founders Gabriel and Oliver Bogner. Image Credit: Mate Fertility

The Bogner brothers enlisted famed reproductive endocrinologist Dr. Jeffrey Steinberg, who trained under the British doctors that pioneered In Vitro Fertilization, to come on board and together the three men launched Mate Fertility.

The co-founders have enlisted an impressive array of financiers to back their business boasting an investor base that includes Andy Dunn, the founder of Bonobos; Peter Pham, the co-founder of the LA-based consumer focused company incubator, Science; Patrick Schwarzenegger; Brian Schwartz; the investors behind Roman, Allbirds, and Caspar, Rosecliff Ventures; Pure Imagination Brands; Mana Ventures, and Maschmeyer Group Ventures.

Mate is launching first in Oklahoma City, where two legacy providers are charging anywhere from 10% to 15% above the national average for family planning services. “We’re going in at anywhere from 50% to 60% lower costs than they are,” said Oliver Bogner.

The company said it would offer egg freezing services for as low as $5,000 and IVF for $8,000, while the national average for IVF cycle costs ranges from $15,000 to $18,000, including medication.

“We’re still making healthy margins that allow us to operate the business. It’s not a matter fo these procedures costing more. These 460 clinics are allowed to radically mark up the process,” said the elder Bogner. “One of these clinics is making approximately 1,000% profit margin on every procedure.”

Given the fact that the company estimates roughly 18% of the U.S. population will face some fertility issue, the need for more clinics — setting aside the lower costs — would be enormous.

We need 3,000 clinics to properly serve our population, today we have 460. There’s a huge gap in care,” said Bogner. 

The company is working with the architects behind Dry Bar, Heitler Houstoun, to design its clinics in an effort to popularize and destigmatize the services.

“We were really intrigued by Oliver and Gabe. In terms of what the biggest risks are… you’re not playing around. You’re not creating software, you’re creating life,” said Adam Struck, the founder of Mate Fertility’s lead investment firm, Struck Capital. “The ultimate KPI which is success rate for our patients is top tier. There’s a lot that Nate is doing to ensure that some of the best medical personnel in the world are part of the Mate mission.” 

Mate Fertility offers modern EHR platforms, an e-pharmacy, proven protocols, payment assistance and digital patient and provider portals for services that include IVF, genetic screening, egg freezing, surrogacy and LGBTQ family building treatments, the company said.

Its first locations will be clinics in Oklahoma City, Anchorage, Ark., Bakersfield, Calif. Lancaster, Pa., Austin, and Portland.

#anchorage, #andy-dunn, #arkansas, #austin, #bonobos, #california, #co-founder, #e-pharmacy, #egg-freezing, #ehr, #fertility, #founder, #healthcare, #ivf, #lancaster, #los-angeles, #louisiana, #pennsylvania, #peter-pham, #portland, #reproduction, #rosecliff-ventures, #serial-entrepreneur, #struck-capital, #tc, #united-states

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District Attorney Charged in Sexual Assaults on Former Clients

Chad Salsman, the elected prosecutor of Bradford County, Pa., was accused of preying on female clients who were in vulnerable legal or personal situations while he was their defense lawyer.

#metoo-movement, #bradford-county-pa, #chad-salsman, #elections-district-attorneys, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #legal-profession, #pennsylvania, #sex-crimes, #shapiro-josh-1973, #women-and-girls

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15-Year Sentence for Pennsylvania Man Who Abused Girls at Orphanage in Kenya

Two of the victims were 11 years old when the abuse began, Gregory Dow admitted to the authorities.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #kenya, #orphans-and-orphanages, #pennsylvania, #sex-crimes, #women-and-girls

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Why Pennsylvania Republican Leaders Are All-In for Trump More Than Ever

Pennsylvania G.O.P. leaders have made loyalty to the defeated ex-president the sole organizing principle of the party, and would-be candidates are jockeying to prove they fought the hardest for him.

#costello-ryan-1976, #elections-governors, #elections-house-of-representatives, #elections-senate, #elections-state-legislature, #pennsylvania, #pennsylvania-general-assembly, #perry-scott-g-1962, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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Inside the Billion-Dollar War Against Right-Wing Conspiracists

John Poulos is the C.E.O. of Dominion Voting Systems. His $1.3 billion suit against an ex-Trump lawyer might be the “first step” in a powerful fight against actual fake news.

#dominion-voting-systems-corp, #georgia, #john-poulos, #pennsylvania, #powell-sidney-attorney, #presidential-election-of-2020, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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SilviaTerra wants to bring the benefits of carbon offsets to every landowner everywhere

Zack Parisa and Max Nova, the co-founders of the carbon offset company SilviaTerra, have spent the last decade working on a way to democratize access to revenue generating carbon offsets.

As forestry credits become a big, booming business on the back of multi-billion dollar commitments from some of the world’s biggest companies to decarbonize their businesses, the kinds of technologies that the two founders have dedicated ten years of their lives to building are only going to become more valuable.

That’s why their company, already a profitable business, has raised $4.4 million in outside funding led by Union Square Ventures and Version One Ventures, along with Salesforce founder and the driving force between the 1 trillion trees initiative, Marc Benioff .

“Key to addressing the climate crisis is changing the balance in the so-called carbon cycle. At present, every year we are adding roughly 5 gigatons of carbon to the atmosphere. Since atmospheric carbon acts as a greenhouse gas this increases the energy that’s retained rather than radiated back into space which causes the earth to heat up,” writes Union Square Ventures managing partner Albert Wenger in a blog post. “There will be many ways such drawdown occurs and we will write about different approaches in the coming weeks (such as direct air capture and growing kelp in the oceans). One way that we understand well today and can act upon immediately are forests. The world’s forests today absorb a bit more than one gigatons of CO2 per year out of the atmosphere and turn it into biomass. We need to stop cutting and burning down existing forests (including preventing large scale forest fires) and we have to start planting more new trees. If we do that, the total potential for forests is around 4 to 5 gigatons per year (with some estimates as high as 9 gigatons).”

For the two founders, the new funding is the latest step in a long journey that began in the woods of Northern Alabama, where Parisa grew up.

After attending Mississippi State for forestry, Parisa went to graduate school at Yale, where he met Louisville, Kentucky native Max Nova, a computer science student who joined with Parisa to set up the company that would become SiliviaTerra.

SilviaTerra co-founders Max Nova and Zack Parisa. Image Credit: SilviaTerra

The two men developed a way to combine satellite imagery with field measurements to determine the size and species of trees in every acre of forest.

While the first step was to create a map of every forest in the U.S. the ultimate goal for both men was to find a way to put a carbon market on equal footing with the timber industry. Instead of cutting trees for cash, potentially landowners could find out how much it would be worth to maintain their forestland. As the company notes, forest management had previously been driven by the economics of timber harvesting, with over $10 billion spent in the US each year.

The founders at SilviaTerra thought that the carbon market could be equally as large, but it’s hard for moset landowners to access. Carbon offset projects can cost as much as $200,000 to put together, which is more than the value of the smaller offset projects for landowners like Parisa’s own family and the 40 acres they own in the Alabama forests.

There had to be a better way for smaller landowners to benefit from carbon markets too, Parisa and Nova thought.

To create this carbon economy, there needed to be a single source of record for every tree in the U.S. and while SilviaTerra had the technology to make that map, they lacked the compute power, machine learning capabilities and resources to build the map.

That’s where Microsoft’s AI for Earth program came in.

Working with AI for Earth, SilviaTierra created their first product, Basemap, to process terabytes ofsatellite imagery to determine the sizes and species of trees on every acre of America’s forestland. The company also worked with the US Forestry Service to access their data, which was used in creating this holistic view of the forest assets in the U.S.

With the data from Basemap in hand, the company has created what it calls the Natural Capital Exchange. This program uses SilviaTerra’s unparalleled access to information about local forests, and the knowledge of how those forests are currently used to supply projects that actually represent land that would have been forested were it not for the offset money coming in.

Currently, many forestry projects are being passed off to offset buyers as legitimate offsets on land that would never have been forested in the first place — rendering the project meaningless and useless in any real way as an offset for carbon dioxide emissions. 

“It’s a bloodbath out there,” said Nova of the scale of the problem with fraudulent offsets in the industry. “We’re not repackaging existing forest carbon projects and try to connect the demand side with projects that already exist. Use technology to unlock a new supply of forest carbon offset.”

The first Natural Capital Exchange project was actually launched and funded by Microsoft back in 2019. In it, 20 Western Pennsylvania land owners originated forest carbon credits through the program, showing that the offsets could work for landowners with 40 acres, or, as the company said, 40,000.

Landowners involved in SilviaTerra’s pilot carbon offset program paid for by Microsoft. Image Credit: SilviaTerra

“We’re just trying to get inside every landowners annual economic planning cycle,” said Nova. “There’s a whole field of timber economics… and we’re helping answer the question of given the price of timber, given the price of carbon does it make sense to reduce your planned timber harvests?”

Ultimately, the two founders believe that they’ve found a way to pay for the total land value through the creation of data around the potential carbon offset value of these forests.

It’s more than just carbon markets, as well. The tools that SilviaTerra have created can be used for wildfire mitigation as well. “We’re at the right place at the right time with the right data and the right tools,” said Nova. “It’s about connecting that data to the decision and the economics of all this.”

The launch of the SilviaTerra exchange gives large buyers a vetted source to offset carbon. In some ways its an enterprise corollary to the work being done by startups like Wren, another Union Square Ventures investment, that focuses on offsetting the carbon footprint of everyday consumers. It’s also a competitor to companies like Pachama, which are trying to provide similar forest offsets at scale, or 3Degrees Inc. or South Pole.

Under a Biden administration there’s even more of an opportunity for these offset companies, the founders said, given discussions underway to establish a Carbon Bank. Established through the existing Commodity Credit Corp. run by the Department of Agriculture, the Carbon Bank would pay farmers and landowners across the U.S. for forestry and agricultural carbon offset projects.

“Everybody knows that there’s more value in these systems than just the product that we harvest off of it,” said Parisa. “Until we put those benefits in the same footing as the things we cut off and send to market…. As the value of these things goes up… absolutely it is going to influence these decisions and it is a cash crop… It’s a money pump from coastal America into middle America to create these things that they need.” 

#air-pollution, #alabama, #albert-wenger, #america, #articles, #artificial-intelligence, #biden-administration, #carbon-footprint, #energy, #greenhouse-gas, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #kentucky, #louisville, #machine-learning, #managing-partner, #marc-benioff, #microsoft, #pennsylvania, #salesforce, #satellite-imagery, #tc, #union-square-ventures, #united-states, #version-one-ventures, #yale

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Richard Thornburgh, Former Governor and Attorney General, Dies at 88

He steered Pennsylvania through the Three Mile Island nuclear plant meltdown and led the Justice Department under Reagan and the first President Bush.

#attorneys-general, #deaths-obituaries, #governors-us, #kl-gates-llp, #pennsylvania, #republican-party, #thornburgh-richard, #three-mile-island-pa, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How the Pandemic Is Imperiling a Working-Class College

The coronavirus has hurt Indiana University of Pennsylvania, but its financial problems were planted years ago.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #indiana-pa, #indiana-university-of-pennsylvania, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #pennsylvania, #tuition

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Scenes From a Pandemic Holiday Road Trip

Scenes from a holiday season that shone bright in dark times.

#arizona, #asheville-nc, #christmas, #hanukkah, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #maryland, #memphis-tenn, #nashville-tenn, #new-mexico, #pennsylvania, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #road-trips, #texas, #united-states, #utah

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Dear Santa, Why Are You Behind Plexiglass?

All over the country, the annual Christmas ritual for children looks and feels different this year.

#children-and-childhood, #christmas, #delaware, #new-jersey, #north-pole, #pennsylvania, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #santa-claus, #shopping-centers-and-malls

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Pennsylvania man is accused of casting Trump vote for his dead mother.

The Trump campaign had circulated the mother’s name while arguing there was widespread voter fraud that helped propel Joseph R. Biden Jr. to victory.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #frauds-and-swindling, #pennsylvania, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Storm May Bring Over 6 Inches of Snow From Virginia to New England

Some areas north and west of the Interstate 95 corridor in New Jersey and Pennsylvania may get more than a foot of snow on Wednesday, the National Weather Service said.

#cuomo-andrew-m, #delaware, #east-coast-us, #interstate-95, #national-weather-service, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #new-york-metropolitan-area, #new-york-state, #north-carolina, #northeastern-states-us, #pennsylvania, #philadelphia-pa, #restaurants, #snow-and-snowstorms, #virginia, #weather

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As Trump Disputes Election Results, Republicans Target Voting by Mail

Nearly half of voters cast absentee ballots in the election, a huge increase. If Republicans have their way, that might not last.

#absentee-voting, #georgia, #michigan, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #texas, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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There’s Still a Loaded Weapon Lying Around in Our Election System

State legislatures are still a threat to appointing electors contrary to the will of their voters.

#elections, #electoral-college, #new-hampshire, #pennsylvania, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #state-legislatures, #trump-donald-j

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Even in Defeat, Trump Tightens Grip on State G.O.P. Lawmakers

In Pennsylvania, the president’s false claims of a rigged vote may inflame the party base for years to come. One lawmaker said that refusing to back up his assertions would “get my house bombed.”

#cutler-bryan-d-1975, #electoral-college, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #state-legislatures, #trump-donald-j

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Supreme Court Rejects Republican Challenge to Pennsylvania Vote

In a one-sentence order, the court refused to overturn election results that had already been certified and submitted.

#absentee-voting, #kelly-mike-1948, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us

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Trump Asked Pennsylvania House Speaker About Overturning His Loss

President Trump has failed to persuade elected Republicans in Michigan and Georgia to subvert the will of voters, and his effort appears to have stalled in Pennsylvania too.

#cutler-bryan, #electoral-college, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #state-legislatures, #trump-donald-j

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In Prison for Tax Fraud, He Committed More Tax Fraud, U.S. Says

Abdel Soliman was serving a 41-month federal sentence when he used a smuggled cellphone to prepare tax returns for clients, diverting more than $470,000 in refunds, the authorities said.

#cellular-telephones, #frauds-and-swindling, #pennsylvania, #prisons-and-prisoners, #soliman-abdel, #tax-preparers-and-preparation

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Florida-based logistics provider ShipMonk raises $290 million on the back of rising eCommerce demand

Jan Bednar started ShipMonk with $70,000 in winnings from a string of student business plan competitions and launched the business that just closed on $290 million in new funding from a small warehouse with no air conditioning in the middle of Florida.

While Bednar’s new offices are still inside the warehouse his company operates, they now have air conditioning… and a $290 million financing round from Summit Partners to grow its business.

The Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.-based ShipMonk provides a slew of shipping and logistics services for small to medium-sized eCommerce businesses and right now — given the continuing COVID-19 pandemic — business is good.

We help SMBs and mid-market direct to consumer companies manage their supply chains. Help get their products from suppliers to facilities and connect with all of their sales channels including B2B … order management, transportation management, reverse logistics,” said Bednar. 

The company’s largest customers can book anywhere from $150 million to $250 million in revenue, but most of ShipMonk’s customers are actually small businesses pulling in between $1 million and $10 million on average.

It’s for these businesses that ShipMonk will fill its warehouses in Pennsylvania, California and Florida with 60,000 stock keeping units — managing around 50 different items for each customer it serves.

Bednar said ShipMonk would use the new cash to continue to upgrade its automation services and increase its staffing while also looking to expand internationally.

Profitable from the outset, ShipMonk just came off one of its best years, taking in upwards of $140 million in revenue. 

Bednar began the business alone, but quickly brought on co-founders Kevin Seitz, who handles marketing for the business, and Bosch Jares, a fellow native of the Czech Republic (like Bednar) who serves as the company’s chief technology officer.

The story of how Jares joined the business is indicative of the type of hustle that’s allowed Bednar to grow a booming tech and logistics business from the Ft. Lauderdale beaches.

It was the Florida weather that sold Jares, a college student from one of the Czech Republic’s top technical institutions, on the move to ShipMonk. Bednar had posted an internship opportunity to work (unpaid, but offering room and board) at his company on a college job board in the middle of January. The applications came pouring in, but it was Jares, a programmer who had been working with computers since age 14 who took the slot.

The rest… is ShipMonk history. Jares built the bulk of the backend for the company’s initial services spending nearly 20 hours a day coding.

 The thriftiness and hard work has won ShipMonk a booming business that has grown from 15,000 square feet of warehousing space into nearly 1 million square feet of storage space and a logistics service that spans the U.S. 

Timing for the new round couldn’t be better, as National Retail Federation estimates are banking on a 20% bump in new online sales — which could reach $202 billion this year. 

Black Friday alone raked in $9 billion in online purchases, according to data from Adobe Analytics provided by the company, and consumer spending is only going to continue to move online as the pandemic continues to threaten the health and safety of American consumers.  

ShipMonk’s technology integrates with shopping cart and marketplace platforms like Shopify to import orders across sales channels, which are then processed at the company’s warehouse locations. Customers can save up to 50% on their operational costs, according to the company.

“We believe ShipMonk truly demonstrates the power of a bootstrapped, durable growth mindset. Jan identified a significant gap in the market and, together with the ShipMonk team, has scaled the business in a deliberate and capital efficient manner to address that need. The results have been impressive,” said Christopher Dean, a Managing Director at Summit Partners who is taking a seat on the company’s board. 

 

#articles, #business, #california, #chief-technology-officer, #czech-republic, #e-commerce, #florida, #logistics, #online-purchases, #online-sales, #online-shopping, #order-management, #pennsylvania, #programmer, #shopify, #summit-partners, #supply-chain-management, #tc, #united-states

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As Trump Rages, Voters in a Key County Move On: ‘I’m Not Sweating It’

Pre-election tensions ran high in Bucks County, Pa. But Biden supporters there are increasingly comfortable tuning President Trump out and moving on, with an eye toward January.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #bucks-county-pa, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j

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Bill Cosby Case: Judges Review Decision to Allow Multiple Accusers

Several Pennsylvania Supreme Court justices hearing Cosby’s appeal of his sexual assault conviction expressed concern that five additional women had been allowed to testify at his 2018 trial.

#constand-andrea, #cosby-bill, #decisions-and-verdicts, #oneill-steven-t-1953, #pennsylvania, #sex-crimes, #television

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In Key States, Republicans Were Critical in Resisting Trump’s Election Narrative

They refuted conspiracy theories, certified results, dismissed lawsuits and repudiated a president of their own party.

#elections-courts-and-the-judiciary, #georgia, #michigan, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #republican-party, #tina-barton, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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In Harsh Rebuke, Appeals Court Rejects Trump’s Election Challenge in Pennsylvania

“Voters, not lawyers, choose the president,” a judge for the Third Circuit Court of Appeals wrote in the 21-page repudiation of Mr. Trump’s legal effort to halt Pennsylvania’s certification process.

#bibas-stephanos, #decisions-and-verdicts, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j

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A Failed Attempt to Overturn the Election

The Trump administration has authorized formal preparations for the transfer of power. Here is a look at the campaign of lawsuits, lies and pressure that sought to prevent that from happening.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #georgia, #michigan, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j

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Trump Administration Approves Start of Formal Transition to Biden

A key official designated President-elect Joe Biden as the apparent winner after Michigan certified his victory there and President Trump lost another court decision in Pennsylvania.

#alexander-lamar, #benson-jocelyn, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #capito-shelley-moore, #decisions-and-verdicts, #general-services-administration, #michigan, #murphy-emily-w-1974, #pennsylvania, #portman-rob, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-transition-us, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j

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Judge Dismisses Trump Lawsuit Seeking to Delay Certification in Pennsylvania

In a scathing order, a federal judge rejected the Trump campaign’s claim of widespread improprieties with mail-in ballots, removing a major legal hurdle to certifying Joseph R. Biden’s Jr.’s victory there.

#decisions-and-verdicts, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump Campaign Lawyers Step Up but Are Swiftly Knocked Down

The race to file lawsuits challenging the election results has forced lawyers into mistakes and uncomfortable court appearances.

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Trump Is Wrong. There’s No Evidence of Election Fraud in Philadelphia.

The claim itself is fraudulent.

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Trump Election Results: Tensions Rise as Allies Attack Process

Confrontations have escalated in swing states, with elections officials in both parties facing threats of violence, as the president and other Republicans try to subvert the country’s voting system.

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Threats and Tensions Rise as Trump and Allies Attack Elections Process

Confrontations have escalated in swing states, with elections officials in both parties facing threats of violence, as the president and other Republicans try to subvert the country’s voting system.

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Behind Trump’s Yearslong Effort to Turn Losing Into Winning

Even before he was elected in 2016, Donald J. Trump was building a conspiracy theory about voter fraud that took on new energy this year, as his political fortunes ebbed during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Trump Is Not Doing Well With His Election Lawsuits. Here’s a Rundown.

The president has suffered a string of defeats in pursuing legal action seeking to delay certification of his loss to President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.

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Trump Loses String of Election Results Lawsuits

The president’s efforts to use the courts to delay or block President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s victory were turned aside in cases in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Arizona.

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Could State Legislatures Pick Their Own Electors to Vote for Trump? Not Likely

Some Trump allies have suggested that Republican lawmakers should override the will of voters who elected Joe Biden the next president.

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Kara Swisher Talks Pennsylvania Voter Turnout With the State’s Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman

The state’s lieutenant governor has been tweeting since election night. Mostly he’s trying to get the president to understand simple arithmetic.

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False Claims That Biden ‘Lost’ Pennsylvania Surge, and Tech Companies Struggle to Keep Up

Some of President Trump’s most prominent allies helped to set the rumors in motion.

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False Claims That Biden ‘Lost’ Pennsylvania Surge

Some of President Trump’s most prominent allies helped to set the rumors in motion.

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Growing Discomfort at Law Firms Representing Trump in Election Lawsuits

Some lawyers at Jones Day and Porter Wright, which have filed suits about the 2020 vote, said they were worried about undermining the electoral system.

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Here’s Where All the Cracks in the ‘Blue Wall’ Were for Biden

President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. took back Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin by surging in the suburbs. He held his own in big cities, but there were signs of weakness in Black and Latino neighborhoods.

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