Guesthouse reservation – Mino Warabi http://mino-warabi.com/ Thu, 12 May 2022 01:26:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://mino-warabi.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/cropped-icon-32x32.png Guesthouse reservation – Mino Warabi http://mino-warabi.com/ 32 32 Two arrests made in murder march in West Orange, NJ reservation https://mino-warabi.com/two-arrests-made-in-murder-march-in-west-orange-nj-reservation/ Wed, 11 May 2022 19:41:36 +0000 https://mino-warabi.com/two-arrests-made-in-murder-march-in-west-orange-nj-reservation/

WEST ORANGE — Two out-of-state men have been arrested and charged with bringing another man to New Jersey and killing him, but if authorities have any idea why the victim was murdered, they did not say so in a statement on Wednesday.

The Essex County District Attorney’s and Sheriff’s Offices announced the arrest of Michael Verdel, 71, of the Bronx, and Posley Sulaiman, 31, of Detroit, charged with first-degree murder, murder, conspiracy and robbery, and unlawful acts in the second degree. possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose in the March 4 death of Kelsey Steels, 31, of the Bronx.

Investigators say Verdel and Sulaiman met Steels at Verdel’s apartment, then transported him to New Jersey and shot him on a hiking trail at Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange.

No motive for the murder has been revealed. New Jersey 101.5 has submitted a request for an affidavit of probable cause in the case.

Sulaiman was scheduled to appear in New York court on Wednesday, the district attorney’s office said, on a firearms charge for which he was held at Rikers Island between March 4 and today.

Verdel, nicknamed “The Rabbi” by those who know him according to the prosecution, was taken into custody in New York and extradited to New Jersey, where a detention hearing is scheduled for Monday.

Anyone with potential information about the ongoing investigation is asked to call the Essex County District Attorney’s Office at 1-877-TIPS-4EC (847-7432).

Patrick Lavery is a reporter and anchor for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at patrick.lavery@townsquaremedia.com

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BSP conference discusses price hike and reservation – Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism https://mino-warabi.com/bsp-conference-discusses-price-hike-and-reservation-jammu-kashmir-latest-news-tourism/ Sun, 01 May 2022 21:35:07 +0000 https://mino-warabi.com/bsp-conference-discusses-price-hike-and-reservation-jammu-kashmir-latest-news-tourism/

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JAMMU, May 1: J&K BSP held a one day conference at Kote (Bhalwal) village here today.
Dr. Avtar Singh Karimpuri, former MP and Coordinator of BSP J&K was the chief guest on this occasion along with Som Raj Majotra, Chairman of J&K BSP.
The issues of rising prices, particularly of petroleum products and the electricity and water crisis at J&K were discussed.
Speakers on this occasion claimed that the BJP has no sympathy for ordinary people who feel cheated by the false promises of the current government.
They said that the current government is not interested in alleviating the problems of the population.
The BSP leaders called on the people to follow the philosophy of Dr. BR Ambedkar and Kanshi Ram, who gave their whole lives for the establishment of a democratic system and the guarantee of equal rights to all citizens.
They said the implementation of the 27% OBC reservation in J&K has been pending since 1993, while the EWS reservation was implemented within a week.
BSP leaders argued for a reservation to each section of society on the proportion of its population.
They said the reservation would be streamlined if the BSP comes to power in the future.
The program was organized by Charanjeet Chargotra, Vice President along with Kuldeep Chalotra, Chairman of the Bhaichara Committee, Kartar Gandhi and others.

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Man’s trip to Disney World is ruined as his ex secretly deletes his reservation https://mino-warabi.com/mans-trip-to-disney-world-is-ruined-as-his-ex-secretly-deletes-his-reservation/ Wed, 20 Apr 2022 15:56:21 +0000 https://mino-warabi.com/mans-trip-to-disney-world-is-ruined-as-his-ex-secretly-deletes-his-reservation/

A man learned the hard way never to leave your Disney account connected to your ex.

In a thread on the Walt Disney World Reddit, user @Solo-Is-Simpler shared his story of how his ex-girlfriend managed to cut part of his trip to the most magical place on Earth. after their “less than amicable” split. .

“So my ex and I had annual passes for a few years and we just renewed them. We unfortunately decided to go our separate ways and it got quite toxic and less than friendly. Is it possible to separate my pass from our account? As I don’t I don’t want mine associated with hers anymore,” he began his post.

The man explained that he made reservations for Walt Disney World’s four theme parks in Orlando, Florida – Epcot, Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom – using the My Disney Experience app, which is required to enter any park.

However, once he landed in Orlando and checked into his hotel, he discovered his ex-girlfriend’s betrayal.

“[I] I drove all the way to Florida and she woke up early on my first day in the park and canceled my reservations. So I would like to avoid that happening again,” he continued.

Reddit users were outraged by her not-so-magical story.

In the comments, a user suggested that he call guest services and in the meantime try to kick him out of the account by changing the password. However, the man explained that it was all related to the ex’s email.

Another user told him to keep receipts of bookings and any changes to them in case it turns into a legal battle.

Either way, we have a feeling no amount of pixie dust will make the ex-couple’s situation any less toxic.

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Turkey Leg Hut Cash App Booking Policy Sparks Outrage https://mino-warabi.com/turkey-leg-hut-cash-app-booking-policy-sparks-outrage/ Thu, 07 Apr 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://mino-warabi.com/turkey-leg-hut-cash-app-booking-policy-sparks-outrage/

She shared a screenshot of the email she received on Twitter and said “Houston, we definitely have a problem.”

Tracie said while she found the filing questionable, it wasn’t the ultimate dealbreaker.

“The problem I have is that I don’t feel comfortable doing business through Cash App,” she said via direct message.

Cash App is one of the few payment apps that have seen an increase in fraudulent scams. Cash app fraud complaints have increased 472% since 2020, according to a report from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

His tweet went viral on Wednesday and many weighed in on politics. Many people sided with her, citing Cash App’s use as suspicious and unprofessional compared to other reservation services like Open Table or Resy, which are commonly used by other restaurants.

Others didn’t see the point given the success of the restaurant and the regular long queues on Almeda Road.

“If you’re always packed and someone doesn’t show up for a reservation, just keep someone waiting. It’s a money grab for no reason.” wrote a Twitter user.

Some tweeted that a down payment should be expected given the restaurant’s national appeal and Houston’s seemingly expensive dining scene.

“It’s almost impossible for two people to sit down, with food (and) drinks for less than $100 in Houston,” wrote another Twitter user. “Following these little instructions and submitting a cash application is a much better use of my time than waiting in line for hours.”

Owners say the policy is not new.

“Turkey Leg Hut’s reservation policy has always been in place since they started taking reservations years ago, this is nothing new,” spokeswoman Sherrie Handrinos said. “The deposit goes directly to your bill. There is no formal contract, you simply agree to the terms listed for your specific reservation.”

The amount of the deposit is determined by the size of the group, according to Handrinos. She did not respond to requests for comment on the restaurant’s use of Cash App.

The restaurant sets out a list of reservation policy stipulations on its website, noting that reservation allows customers to have a seat preference but does not guarantee a preferred seat, all parties must be booked at least 48 hours in advance. advance and all reservations will have an 18% service charge on the total bill.

For some customers, the depot debacle was another strike against the restaurant after a new dress code was implemented prohibiting overly revealing clothing, obscene language or baggy clothing, house wear, exposed underwear and bathing suits.

Due to the specific reservation policy, Tracie and her friend decided against it and found another place to eat.

]]> State Pursues Land Swap on Flathead Reservation | 406 Politics https://mino-warabi.com/state-pursues-land-swap-on-flathead-reservation-406-politics/ Mon, 04 Apr 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://mino-warabi.com/state-pursues-land-swap-on-flathead-reservation-406-politics/

Montana Governor Greg Gianforte has requested meetings with the Biden administration on potential land swaps that could put more than 29,000 acres of state trust land on the Flathead Reservation into tribal ownership while the State could receive compensatory federal land.

The Montana Water Rights Protection Act, ratifying the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes water pact, was signed in 2020 by former President Donald Trump as part of federal omnibus legislation. He received support from all three members of Montana’s congressional delegation at the time: Democratic Senator Jon Tester and Republican Senators Steve Daines and Gianforte when he was in the House of Representatives.

The law allows the state of Montana to transfer certain state-owned lands located on the reservation to the tribe. In exchange, the state would receive other federal lands as new state trust lands.

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In a March 28 letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of the Interior, Gianforte requested meetings to begin discussions about possible land swaps. The letter notes that secretaries should prioritize exchanges in the five-year period following the law’s enactment last September.

“There are a number of critical elements that will require further discussion between the departments, the state and CSKT, including the identification and availability of state trust lands that may ultimately be included in the proposed land swap,” the letter read.

The law identifies nearly 37,000 acres of state trust land. However, an analysis by the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation determined that only about 29,000 acres might be eligible for transfer. The letter notes that eligible lands include those currently adjacent to tribal lands.

Non-trust lands such as state parks are not eligible.

CSKT Tribal Chairman Tom McDonald said in a statement that he appreciates Governor and DNRC Director Amanda Kaster for her commitment to implementing the water pact.

“The state land swap process is a win-win situation for the state, the tribes and the American taxpayer,” he said. “It provides significant economic benefits to the state and its ability to provide a well-funded education system through land consolidation, it allows for better resource management through the return of tribal lands, and it saves taxpayers billions by resolving complex liability.

The governor’s office and the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation said in sending the letter that many state trustlands on the Flathead Reservation are difficult to access and checkerboard to other properties. land. Currently, most trust lands are either grazing leases or managed for timber production.

If the Crown lands are transferred, the leases will terminate on March 1 of the year following the exchange. Any future leasing decisions would be submitted to CSKT or the Bureau of Indian Affairs and would be subject to Tribal or Federal laws and rules.

The state would seek to swap land with “greater public access and revenue generation opportunities,” the governor’s office said in a news release. State trust lands are managed primarily for the benefit of public education through leases and sales. Any swaps would require approval from the Montana State Board of Land Commissioners.

“While there is no specific land exchange proposal at this time, the state has begun to review the eligibility of state trust lands in the reservation to participate in the exchange” , said Shawn Thomas, administrator of the DNRC’s trust lands division. with tenants who may be affected by any future exchanges under the MWRPA (Montana Water Rights Protection Act).

Gianforte said in a statement that he expects the transfer process to take several years.

Primarily, the CSKT Water Compact has settled over 10,000 tribal water rights claims both on and off the reservation. The tribes relinquished their claims to most off-reserve water rights in exchange for 211 on-reserve water rights, 10 off-reserve water rights, and co-ownership of 58 other water rights. The act also created a $1.9 billion trust fund to settle damage claims and rehabilitate the century-old Flathead Indian Irrigation Project.

Additionally, the act provided for the transfer of the National Bison Range near Moiese to the tribe, which happened last year.

An Interior spokesperson said the agency had no comment on the letter.

The USDA did not respond to a request for comment.






Tom Kuglin is an associate editor in the state bureau of Lee Newspapers. Its coverage focuses on the outdoors, recreation and natural resources.

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Disney’s reservation system continues to cause headaches, customers can’t enter the park https://mino-warabi.com/disneys-reservation-system-continues-to-cause-headaches-customers-cant-enter-the-park/ Sun, 03 Apr 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://mino-warabi.com/disneys-reservation-system-continues-to-cause-headaches-customers-cant-enter-the-park/

It seems Disney Park Passes are still a problem for some visitors who haven’t visited the parks since before the pandemic.

Credit: Screenshot via Disney World website

Recently, we reported that several Guests were experiencing issues with the Disney Park Pass reservation system. One of the newest additions to Walt Disney World Resort, following the reopening of Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, is that Disney Parks Passes are now required to enter a park. The time to buy a Disney Park ticket and stroll through the Park of your choice is over, now reservations must be made on your My Disney Experience.

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When the parks reopened in 2020, we saw a lull in guests as there were very few travelers and Disney has a very small capacity limit. Since then, we’ve seen borders reopen and travel become a more “normal” part of life for many. Along with that, we’ve seen Disney open up its capacity more, remove mask mandates, bring back lots of entertainment, and move toward an operational schedule that reminds us of a pre-pandemic Disney.

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Although the parks are crowded, the parks are still operating with reduced capacity. At this time, Disney won’t release what that number is, but it’s likely in the higher range as elbow-to-elbow crowds are back. Customers still need to pick up and get a Disney Park Pass to enter a theme park, and as we noted, those don’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon as you can currently do Park Passes until 2024.

Disney Chief Financial Officer Christine McCarthy took part in a Q&A session at the 2022 Morgan Stanley Conference on Technology, Media and Telecommunications. At the conference. McCarthy noted a few things that piqued the interest of many Disney fans. Along with stating that character meet and greets will return soon, she also stated that Park’s ability will never return to normal.

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It looks like Disney is “handling things differently now” as they can track the number of guests expected at each park, which helps with crowd management as well as staffing and demand for each day. It seems that Disney does this to think about the guest experience, as they “don’t want the parks to overflow”, and by having a reduced capacity, guests can have a more enjoyable time.

The downside is that before, visitors rarely had to run a park “at capacity”, especially if it wasn’t a vacation, but now Disney Park Passes are flying off the shelves! We recently reported that for a week in March when many students are out of school, Disney is already almost at capacity, eliminating the possibility of visiting quite quickly.

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The problem with any new system introduced, like Disney Genie+ and the new Lightning Lane option, is that there’s a learning curve that new guests won’t be aware of. Recently, we reported that an elderly couple were turned away from Disney World because they purchased tickets without making a reservation.

Now, the conversation continues as it seems more and more guests are encountering complications when it comes to booking passes to Disney parks. Over the past few weeks, Disney World has been inundated with guests as spring break ensues, and with that demand has come many days at full capacity at Walt Disney World.

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Related: Disney family rejected from parks after buying tickets

Although the Disney World website urges visitors to make their Disney Park Pass reservations while at Walt Disney World, it won’t require you to do so, and it seems some visitors realize this too late. they have to do, after the Park Passes. they wish are gone. A Disney fan named Monse (@Monse_DP) noted that this recently happened to a member of their family who just wasn’t aware of all the intricacies of planning a Walt Disney World vacation with all the new changes. , because it was much simpler before.

My aunt and her family are coming to Orlando but didn’t know about park reservations since the last time they were here, that wasn’t a thing…so I just had to tell them that the 2 parks they were planning don’t even have availability anymore if you are staying at a Disney Resort

In the Twitter thread, some guests expressed disgust with the new system, while others note that there are several emails that will notify guests that they need to book their reservations. Some fans opt for Universal Orlando Resort entirely because they don’t have a reservation system in place. Since this is an ongoing problem, the question is how can Disney fix it?

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Constant email reminders work well for many, but as we can see, some guests fall through the cracks. At Disneyland Resort, however, Guests must choose their Disney Park when booking their reservation for a specific date. This means that if a guest wishes to purchase a ticket, they will automatically secure their Disney Park Pass reservation during the transaction, combining the steps into one process. This can be a very useful tool for guest tickets to Walt Disney World!

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Gooseneck Hospitality Needs Your Help To Select New ‘Book By Donation’ Charities – Scout Magazine https://mino-warabi.com/gooseneck-hospitality-needs-your-help-to-select-new-book-by-donation-charities-scout-magazine/ Thu, 24 Mar 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://mino-warabi.com/gooseneck-hospitality-needs-your-help-to-select-new-book-by-donation-charities-scout-magazine/

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Vancouver, BC | Vancouver! Thank you for joining us in making a positive impact on our local communities by participating in the “Book by Donation” program. Its continued success warms our hearts and we have received many positive comments from the charities, initiatives and organizations involved.

For those unfamiliar with the program, all of our Gooseneck restaurants (Bufala, Bells and Whistles, Lucky Taco) accept reservations exclusively by donation through OpenTable. To secure a reservation, we ask for a small fee of $5 per person, with 100% of donations going to both initiatives being presented at the time of reservation. We select two organizations per restaurant, and their donation period lasts six months at a time!

We could use your help to select the next two organizations featured in each restaurant! We plan to refresh recipients for all of our restaurants in early June and would love to hear your feedback on who should be selected. Is there a local initiative that is close to your heart and that has a positive impact on your community? If so, please reach out to let us know by leaving a comment here, tagging or DMing us on social media, or emailing us (jonathan [@] gooseneck.ca) and we’ll check them out!

We try to focus on small, hyper-local organizations that are making a difference in Metro Vancouver, but are open to larger organizations if their impact is felt locally. Some of the initiatives we have previously worked with include:

Downtown Eastside Women’s Center
The Hogan’s Alley Society
Red Fox Healthy Living Society
HUA Foundation
No 9 to 5
Fresh for Families Fund
Indian Residential School Survivor Society
The Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities of the North Shore
Avalon Recovery Society
Native Friendship Society of Vancouver

We look forward to hearing your suggestions and appreciate your help with this program!


]]> You will need a reservation to visit this summer; here’s how to get one https://mino-warabi.com/you-will-need-a-reservation-to-visit-this-summer-heres-how-to-get-one/ Mon, 21 Mar 2022 22:52:46 +0000 https://mino-warabi.com/you-will-need-a-reservation-to-visit-this-summer-heres-how-to-get-one/

Reservations to visit Yosemite National Park this summer will open this week. Here’s what you need to know.

If you are visiting between May 20 and September 30, you will need a reservation to enter the park between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Peak-hour reservations become available at 8 a.m. this Wednesday.

They’ll likely sell out quickly, so create an account on Recreation.gov ahead of time. Be logged in and ready to go at 8 a.m. PST sharp on March 23.

“The temporary reservation system will help manage congestion and provide a quality visitor experience while many key tourist attractions are closed for essential infrastructure repairs,” the National Park Service said.

Rush hour reservations

Approximately 70% of reservations for all dates from May 20 through September 30 will be available on Recreation.gov on March 23. The remaining 30% will be available seven days before the arrival date (meaning you can make a reservation for an arrival date from September 30 to September 23).

Reservations are available daily at 8 a.m. PST and are taken almost immediately, according to the park service.

The non-refundable reservation fee is $2, not including the parking lot entrance fee of $35 per car.

Each user can make a reservation for each three-day period. For example, if a user makes a reservation for an arrival on Friday (valid from Friday to Sunday), the user will not be able to make a second reservation for an arrival on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. The reservation holder must be in the arrival vehicle and present photo ID at the entry station.

Peak hour reservations are valid for three consecutive days (including arrival date).

If you don’t have access to a computer, you can call 877-444-6777 to make a reservation.

Camping, accommodation or vacation rentals in the park

If you have a reservation for any of the following, you do not need an additional reservation.

You still pay the $35 per car entry fee when you arrive, unless you have an annual or lifetime pass. Your reservation for lodging or camping in the park, a Half Dome permit, or a wilderness permit allows you to enter the park 24 hours a day for the duration of your reservation or for three days.

Reservations of accommodation or vacation rentals outside the park and in communities other than those listed above do not provide access to Yosemite.

If you have a wilderness permit, you can enter the park one day before the date listed on your wilderness permit to stay at a backpacker campground. A Half Dome permit does not allow you to camp in Yosemite.

For any questions or additional information, visit the park’s website.

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Boulder Rotary works to help connect reservation homes to clean water https://mino-warabi.com/boulder-rotary-works-to-help-connect-reservation-homes-to-clean-water/ Fri, 18 Mar 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://mino-warabi.com/boulder-rotary-works-to-help-connect-reservation-homes-to-clean-water/

For the Oglala Lakota Sioux tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, access to clean water is a daily obstacle.

The tribe is one of dozens of native tribes across the United States that are facing a shortage of clean water and as a result their people are suffering from various deadly diseases.

Left to right, Dr. Juliette Harrington, Boulder Rotary, scientist; Ken Lone Elk, Oglala Lakota, Running Strong, Water Coordinator; Alessandro Sachs, Boulder Rotary, project manager; Dr. Lynn Johnson, Boulder Rotary, hydrologist. The group oversaw the drinking water project on the Pine Ridge Reservation. (Running Hard for Native American Youth/Courtesy Photo)

Alessandro Sachs, an Italian citizen who has lived in Superior since 2017, recently led Rotary Boulder’s efforts to help the tribe improve their access to clean water after learning about their struggles at an international Rotary conference.

“A Lakota man from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation has a life expectancy of fifteen – five – fifteen years less than a non-native man living a hundred miles away in Rapid City, which is also in South Dakota. “said Sachs, co. -President of Boulder Rotary.

In an effort to connect homes to a source of clean water, the Boulder Rotary Club (District 5450), a branch of a global service organization whose volunteers are dedicated to solving humanitarian issues, has partnered with the non-profit organization Running Strong for American Indian Youth and created the CLEAN Water Project in 2019.

“Our goal was to lead by example and communicate for as long as possible that this is happening and that it is also happening on other reservations for Indigenous peoples,” Sachs said. “I wouldn’t limit it to Native Americans.”

Running Strong works to benefit Native American communities and was co-founded by Olympic track and field gold medalist Billy Mills, who grew up on the Oglala Lakota Pine Reservation.

A worker digs a trench for a water main on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. (Running Hard for Native American Youth/Courtesy Photo)

“I joined Rotary about three years ago because it’s a model of service above myself,” said Lynn Johnson, hydrologist and co-chair of the Boulder Rotary Club’s Global Community Service.

When Boulder Rotary associates learned of water scarcity in Native American communities, they formed a team to work on the CLEAN water project, made up of several researchers, professionals, and scientists committed to helping the Oglala Lakota people.

The nonprofit and Rotary paid to improve access on the reservation to an existing $450 million federal project that in 2008 began providing clean water to residents through the Mni system. Wiconi from the Missouri River. The funding helped improve the initial construction of this system which was flawed due to high prices to connect to the water supply, forcing many people to walk long distances to fetch drinking water if they cannot. not afford the connection.

“Their territory is parceled out, and if you don’t live near the main pipeline artery, you have to pay to connect your house to treated water,” Sachs said. “So for many years they’ve been using water from the wells, and a large percentage of those wells are contaminated.”

Many wells used for drinking water are contaminated with arsenic and uranium, exposing reservation residents to unusually high rates of cancer, kidney failure, heart disease and death. Due to the lack of accessible drinking water, the Oglala Lakota Tribe of Pine Ridge has the lowest life expectancy in the country, at 68.2%. They are also one of the poorest communities on a large reservation in the United States.

Ken Lone Elk is the Running Strong Water Coordinator at Lakota Sioux Nation and leads the on-site team that helps families on the reservation use funding to access clean water.

“(Lone Elk is) the real hero here, I think, him and his employees,” Johnson said.

As of August 2021, 22 Rotary clubs have raised over $140,000. With Running Strong agreeing to contribute up to $150,000, the Boulder Rotary project raised nearly $300,000 and was able to connect 50 homes to the central water supply system. Rotary always accepts funding that will be matched by Running Strong.

“It’s worth it in terms of reduced health gains or problems, disease, increased lifespan, less time spent searching for clean water to drink, and categories like that “, Johnson said.

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UPS missed the Nantucket Ferry reservation window https://mino-warabi.com/ups-missed-the-nantucket-ferry-reservation-window/ Mon, 14 Mar 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://mino-warabi.com/ups-missed-the-nantucket-ferry-reservation-window/

UPS missed a priority window to make ferry reservations for its trucks to travel to Nantucket this summer – leaving businesses scrambling to accommodate affluent locals and wealthy visitors.

The Sea Mail did not request reservations for its trucks during an initial priority window before ferries for Tony’s Island’s busiest season, May to October, were booked at nearby their ability, reported the Boston Globe.

“This is going to throw us into a world of pain,” Shantaw Bloise, business manager at the Nantucket Chamber of Commerce, told the newspaper. “I can’t imagine how we will be able to operate relying solely on DHL, FedEx and the Postal Service.”

James Malkin, a board member of the Steamship Authority, which regulates ferry operations between mainland Massachusetts and Nantucket, said UPS did not respond last fall when it sent documents to shippers freight to make ferry reservations for this summer.

UPS did not request reservations for its trucks until ferries for the island’s busiest season were booked near capacity.
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A logo is displayed on a package as it moves along a conveyor belt at the United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) Utah Regional Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S., Monday, March 11, 2019.
A UPS spokesperson said the courier was working to find other solutions.
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The Steamship Authority even asked why UPS didn’t respond before reservations opened to the public, Malkin said.

“Someone at UPS dropped the ball,” he told The Globe.

It’s unclear exactly when, but at some point “the light bulb went out” and UPS recognized the error and picked up all available reservations for its trucks to reach the Nantucket distribution center, said Malkin.

UPS pictured July 12, 2021 in Berlin, Germany.
A member of the Steamship Authority thinks “someone at UPS dropped the ball”.
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“But they don’t have what they need,” Malkin continued.

Stephanie Correia, who operates Stephanie’s, a clothing and home goods store on Main Street, said UPS was a “lifeline” for businesses like hers and wondered how the company could dropping the ball so blatantly.

“You cross your Ts and dot your Is,” Correia told The Globe. “I’ve been in business for 26 years and I’ve never seen anything like it.”

A ferry passes by the Brant Point Lighthouse in Nantucket, MA on November 17, 2021
A Nantucket store owner said she was even considering transporting her goods to the island herself.
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A message seeking comment from UPS was not immediately returned early Monday, but a company spokesperson said the courier was working to find other solutions.

“UPS has ferry reservations and is working on other transportation options to ensure packages are delivered to the island on time during the busy summer season,” UPS told The Globe.

UPS ferry reservations to Martha’s Vineyard appear unaffected, the Globe reported, although joint reservations for the two islands are usually requested on the same form.

But if UPS’s outage to Nantucket isn’t resolved by May, retailers and ordinary residents could suffer the consequences of low supplies of food, fuel and appliances.

“We get two UPS deliveries a day,” Vanessa Moore of Nantucket Housefitters told The Globe. “Our customers won’t get the tiles for their bathroom floors.”

But simply adding capacity to scare shippers might not be feasible, a Steamship Authority spokesperson said.

Packages displaying major Amazon.com Inc. logos descend into a chute at a United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) Worldport facility in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S., Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. United Parcel Service Inc. is expected to publish Profit figures as of January 30.
UPS recognized the error and retrieved all available reservations for its trucks to reach the Nantucket distribution center.
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“We’re basically at the maximum number of routes right now in terms of the number of boats and crew members,” spokesman Sean Driscoll said. “There might be a few trips here and there, we might add, but not on a systemic basis… There is no secret tunnel for freight shippers.”

A Nantucket store owner, meanwhile, told Bloise that she was even considering transporting her goods to the island herself.

“People are going to have to get creative,” the business manager of the Nantucket Chamber of Commerce told The Globe.

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