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School Children Call on PA Officials to Drop Mask Mandate

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 12:27am

"This is another example of government abuse of police powers, which has been rampant throughout the pandemic," said Phill Kline, director of The Amistad Project.

Key Points: 
  • "This is another example of government abuse of police powers, which has been rampant throughout the pandemic," said Phill Kline, director of The Amistad Project.
  • Judges repeatedly pressed the government's counsel about this argument, at one point asserting that the department's mandate "meets all the criteria of what is a regulation."
  • The mandate was issued shortly after the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year after most Pennsylvania school districts elected not to impose universal masking policies.
  • "School districts made their choices, and Acting Secretary Beam didn't like their choices, so she took it upon herself to overrule them."

Vendorflow Raises $1.3M to Build the Communications Layer of Logistics

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:15pm

Vendorflow is solving the communication fragmentation challenge in the trucking and logistics industry.

Key Points: 
  • Vendorflow is solving the communication fragmentation challenge in the trucking and logistics industry.
  • Proliferation of logistics apps has created an environment where truckers are expected to use dozens of bespoke apps to perform day-to-day activities.
  • Offline communications impede managerial visibility into human processes, limiting their ability to learn and deepen relationships between carrier and customer.
  • project44 CEO Jett McCandless said, "Vendorflow is closing a major visibility gap created from offline communications by bringing everyday logistics partner interactions into core supply-chain systems."

project44 Buys Last-Mile Delivery and Customer Experience Leader, Convey, in $255M Acquisition

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 3:00pm

This acquisition is also significant because it demonstrates project44s position as the acquirer of choice for Generation 2 logistics technology companies.

Key Points: 
  • This acquisition is also significant because it demonstrates project44s position as the acquirer of choice for Generation 2 logistics technology companies.
  • With three such acquisitions in the past six months, including Ocean Insights, ClearMetal, and now Convey, project44 is the largest Generation 2 logistics technology brand.
  • Now with Convey, project44 is bringing this approach and cutting-edge technology to the most complex customer experience challenge yet: the supply chain, said Rob Taylor, founder and CEO of Convey.
  • Convey is the global leader in Delivery Experience Management (DEM) and powers exceptional customer delivery experiences for some of the worlds most recognizable brands in retail and logistics.

Amistad Project lawyers hired to defend PA county election audit

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 - 12:00pm

Fulton County, the only county in Pennsylvania to conduct an independent audit of its voting machines after the 2020 election, is appealing the unilateral decision of Acting Secretary of the Commonwealth Veronica Degraffenreid to decertify the county's voting machines in response to the audit, which was requested by members of the state legislature.

Key Points: 
  • Fulton County, the only county in Pennsylvania to conduct an independent audit of its voting machines after the 2020 election, is appealing the unilateral decision of Acting Secretary of the Commonwealth Veronica Degraffenreid to decertify the county's voting machines in response to the audit, which was requested by members of the state legislature.
  • "There was no due process; the secretary just decertified machines," said Tom King, one of the attorneys hired by Fulton County.
  • In addition to appealing the decertification decision, Fulton County will litigate ancillary issues that have arisen from the dispute.
  • For more information about The Amistad Project, please visit: http://theamistadproject.org/

project44 Closes the Quarter with More Q2 ARR than the Next Six Visibility Companies Combined

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - 5:12pm

Already the largest visibility platform company as measured by ARR, customer count, and carriers, project44s ARR in Q2 was more than the sum of the next top six visibility companies combined for the same quarter.

Key Points: 
  • Already the largest visibility platform company as measured by ARR, customer count, and carriers, project44s ARR in Q2 was more than the sum of the next top six visibility companies combined for the same quarter.
  • project44 is the largest ARR and fastest growing SaaS platform for real-time, end-to-end transportation visibility.
  • In Q2, project44 closed its Series E investment of $202M co-led by investors Goldman Sachs Asset Management (Goldman Sachs) and Emergence Capital.
  • Ocean Insights added unmatched ocean visibility, together bringing more than 500% growth in combined quarterly ocean visibility sales and $2.9M ARR for Ocean in Q2.

Patsie McCandless Wins 2020 Family Choice Award for Her Novel, Becoming Jesse

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 12:37pm

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Patsie McCandless, an award-winning author, artist, musician, TEDx speaker and educator, received the Family Choice Award for her novel,Becoming Jesse: Celebrating the Everyday Magic of Childhood.

Key Points: 
  • PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Patsie McCandless, an award-winning author, artist, musician, TEDx speaker and educator, received the Family Choice Award for her novel,Becoming Jesse: Celebrating the Everyday Magic of Childhood.
  • The Family Magazine Group selected Becoming Jesse for their 25th annual Family Choice Award Winner.
  • The Family Magazine Group noted, "The creativity and extraordinary imagination utilized to generate Becoming Jesse amazed our distinguished judges and staff.
  • We want to express our gratitude to Patsie McCandless for her sincere commitment in making a positive impact on families."