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Francis Fleetwood, Hamptons architect, dies at 68

Francis Fleetwood, an architect to the rich and famous of the Hamptons, died May 8 at his winter home in Wellington, Florida. He was 68. His brother, Blake, of Manhattan, said he died of a blood clot a day after flying home from Uruguay. He had earlier ...

Wellington, FL Dentist Dr. Steven Miller Offers Dental Implants as Better Alternative to Removable Dentures

Wellington, FL -- (ReleaseWire) -- 05/21/2015 -- Dr. Steven Miller is now offering Wellington, FL adult dental patients of all ages the latest advancement in dental technology to help them achieve permanent, confident smiles with dental implants and hybrid ...

Wellington falls in boys' volleyball state semifinal

Wellington High's boys volleyball team found itself at game-point twice in the fourth game during its Florida High School Athletic Association state semifinal against Bishop Moore and both times the team came up empty. The Wolverines (18-9) fell 29-27 ...

KLX misses 1Q profit forecasts

WELLINGTON, Fla. (AP) _ KLX Inc. (KLXI) on Wednesday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $17.9 million. The Wellington, Florida-based company said it had net income of 34 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs and amortization ...

Obituary: James W. “JW” Coon 80, Wellington

"JW" Coon, of Wellington, Kansas, died Tuesday ...
Coon (Gary) Lieb of Boca Raton, Florida, sister Myrna Howard of St. George, Utah, grandchildren: Jonathan W. Coon of Martins Mill, Texas, Joel D. (Leanna) Coon of Hutchinson, Kansas and Nathan James ...

Florida landscaper accused of running over ducklings with lawn mower

Coconino WELLINGTON, FL - A Florida landscaper has been charged with animal cruelty after authorities say he ran over a mother duck and her 11 ducklings with his riding lawnmower. The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports that police arrested 24-year-old ...

Florida man deliberately mowed over a family of ducklings, bail set at $27,000

According to nola.com, “Felbo gunned the mower and swerved off the path he was cutting, aiming toward the ducks pecking on food in the yard of a family in a gated community in Wellington, Florida, police say.” Nine ducklings out of the 11 were killed.

Police: Florida man mowed over family of ducks

WELLINGTON — A Florida landscaper has been charged with animal cruelty after authorities say he ran over a mother duck and her 11 ducklings with his riding lawnmower. The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports that police arrested 24-year-old Jason Falbo of ...

Florida landscaper jailed after mowing down ducklings, laughing about it, police say

WELLINGTON, Fla. — A Florida landscaper has been charged with animal cruelty after authorities say he deliberately ran over a mother duck and her 11 ducklings with his riding lawnmower. Jason Falbo, 24, of Royal Palm Beach was charged Wednesday with nine ...

Florida man ran over a family of ducklings as a human family watched in horror

Laura Gontchar loved the family of 11 Muscovy ducklings and their mother that lived near her home in Wellington, Fla. After the ducklings hatched, Gontchar and her family would leave food out for them and watch as the ducks ventured out of their lake to eat.

Wellington Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony | Monday, May 25th, 2015

Don’t miss Wellington’s annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony, which will be taking place on Monday, May 25th, 2015 at 8:15am. First up will be the 2015 Memorial Day Parade in Wellington Florida,…

The 4 Best Views in Wellington

Wellington is body of New Zealand’s most hear, cultural cities. Fateful moment you’ll never run out of facilities so gala day, you definitely shouldn’t miss transpire by use of all the incredible and …

I’m Ready to Submit an Offer on a Wellington Home, now what?

The day has arrived, you found your dream home in Wellington Florida and are ready to submit an offer, now what? Submitting an offer on a Wellington home can be very easy especially for ready, willing…

When in Wellington

After taking the night bus, Barbara and I arrived in Wellington at 6:45 am, stiff as ever and lacking a good night’s sleep. The full effects of the Tongariro Crossing had hit me with a vengeance and I…

Capital Market in Wellington

Yesterday, Jeremy and I decided to go to Capital Market for lunch seeing as there are quite a lot of options there and we couldn’t decide on what to eat. I’d only been there once before and it was to …

Things to do in Wellington the Week of May 18th, 2015

Wellington Florida has another great week of FREE events coming up, including the Wellington Food Truck Invasion, a FREE concert and FREE Movie Night. To find out what FREE events are taking place in …

Things To Do and Don’t In Wellington, New Zealand!

Today I have a post from Daniel Hughes about the things to do and not to do in Wellington, the capital of New Zealand. And it’s not what you expect! I’ve been to Wellington and I had no idea about th…

Sugar Pond Manor Home for Sale in Wellington | UNDER CONTRACT!

Our great listing in Sugar Pond Manor is now under contract! This one story single family home featured 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a 2 car garage. Interior features included an open floorplan, valute…

Things to do in Wellington the Week of May 11th, 2015

Wellington Florida has another great week of FREE events coming up, including the Wellington Food Truck Invasion and FREE concerts. To find out what FREE events are taking place in Wellington for the …

Things to do in Wellington the Week of May 4th, 2015

Wellington Florida has another great week of FREE events coming up, including the Wellington Food Truck Invasion, a FREE Movie and FREE concerts. To find out what FREE events are taking place in Welli…


In WELLINGTON FLORIDA: Why Good Trade Deals Matter to a Business

Nick Martin is the co-founder of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling business. He sent the following email to the White House list to highlight why a better trade deal means a brighter future for online businesses like his.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership isn´t just President Obama´s proposed trade deal -- it´s mine, too. It´s a trade deal that millions of other online small business owners in this country would be proud to add their name to. I want to tell you why:

Every time I step through the doors of one of our 4,000-square-foot warehouses in Boulder and Denver, Colorado -- every time I see the bikes and cycling parts that line those walls and take in the energetic buzz of our 30-member team -- I take a step back and reflect on a simple fact: I own a business. It’s a "pinch-me" moment -- every time.

I am a cyclist and the proud co-owner of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling store. And thanks to the Internet and the availability of e-commerce platforms like eBay, we´ve gone global. After all, when it’s not cycling season in the U.S., it’s peak season somewhere else in the world.

International customers aren´t just good for business abroad; they’re great for my Colorado communities. Why? Because selling in more markets means I can hire more people here at home. In fact, more small businesses are using the Internet to grow their business by reaching new customers they couldn´t reach before.

This is why trade is so important to me. If the success of American businesses in the global economy is important to you, say you’re an ambassador for a better trade deal that delivers a brighter future for all of us.

It may seem like a really remote and technical issue, but it actually has a real impact on how small businesses like mine do business. Currently more than 40% of our transactions cross U.S. borders. Unfortunately, most of our trade rules were written in a "pre-Internet" era, which means they are a nightmare to navigate for small online businesses.

Here’s an example: Right now, customs rules are so inconsistent and hard to follow that if we put a cycling part in the wrong packaging or mail it with the wrong label, it won’t make it to our customer in one country. The rules are different for each country, and are sometimes set up in a way that completely blocks out American business.

That is why it is so important that we secure the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a new kind of trade agreement that will ensure America writes the rules and levels the playing field for online businesses and American workers by:

Reducing and eliminating tariffs across the Asia-Pacific region

Streamlining customs procedures

Making the rules more transparent, consistent, and less costly

Helping keep the Internet open and free, enabling online businesses to operate without unnecessary infrastructure costs

Of course, as the President has said, not all of our past trade deals have lived up to their promise. Thankfully, this trade deal is on track to be different. In fact, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is shaping up to be the most progressive trade deal the world has ever seen. [13]


What do you think about "clemency" being aplied to criminals in WELLINGTON FLORIDA?

Based on its commitment to address issues of injustice in judgment, President Obama awarded 22 commutations today people serving time in a federal prison. If they had been condemned by the current laws and policies, many of these people would have already served his time and paid his debt to society.Because many were convicted under a regime of obsolete sentence served years - in some cases more than a decade - more than individuals convicted today for the same offense.

In total, 22 commutations granted today underscore the President´s commitment to use all the tools at their disposal to achieve greater justice and fairness in our justice system. We further demonstrate how the exercise of this important Instituition can remedy imbalances and correct errors in judgment. Added to its previous 21 commutations, the President has granted 43 switches in total. To put the actions of President Obama in context, President George W. Bush commuted 11 convictions in his eight years in office.

To further this progress, the President has established a leniency to encourage people who were convicted under laws and policies obsolete switch request initiative. In his address, major reforms have followed, including the enactment of new criteria for potential candidates switching to satisfy even those who pose no danger to public safety, have a clean record in prison, and have been convicted in out of date laws. The Department of Justice has raised awareness about applying switching to ensure that each federal prisoner who believe are worthy of this second invaluable opportunity have the opportunity to ask for it.

Emphasizing the responsibility that brings a switchover, the President wrote a letter to each of the 22 people who received clemency today, recognizing its potential to overcome the mistakes they made and encourage them to make good decisions moving forward.

While today´s announcement represents a major advance, there is more work to delante.La Administration will continue to work to thoroughly review all requests for clemencia.Y while switching is an important tool for those seeking justice and equity in our criminal justice system, it is almost always an option of last resort, which comes after a long trial and years behind bars. That is why President Obama is committed to working with Democrats and Republicans in sensible to our criminal justice system aimed give judges greater discretion over mandatory minimum sentencing reforms. As the Department of Justice has pointed out, sometimes mandatory minimum sentences have resulted in more severe penalties for nonviolent drug offenders that many violent offenders and are not necessary for processing at this level.

Now, a major reform became law. In 2010, the President signed the Fair Sentencing Act, which reduced the disparity in the amounts of powder cocaine and crack need for the imposition of mandatory minimum sentences. The President is encouraged by the bipartisan support for improving our criminal justice system, including the promise of legislation to implement front-end changes in sentencing.It also supports bipartisan efforts to provide back-end support through education and work better training for those currently incarcerated and reforming our juvenile justice system to build on the significant reductions in the number Youth held in secure facilities.

Ensuring fairness in our criminal justice system will require ongoing efforts to invest in the types of programs that help prevent individuals turning to crime, such as education and employment, as well as changes in our sentencing laws to ensure that the punishment really fit the crime. As we work to make those improvements, the President will continue to use its authority leniency in certain cases where justice, fairness and proportionality so require, and give eligible and worthy people who have paid their debt to society the opportunity contribute in the sense ways. [7]

The importance of local education funding in WELLINGTON FLORIDA

Yesterday, President Obama spoke to the Council of the Great City Schools about the exceptional progress being made within local and state education levels. The work of our administrators and educators has been more impactful than ever, resulting in higher standardized test scores in some of the previously lowest-performing schools and increased resources for students.

In fact, more graduation caps are going airborne as high school students are graduating at the highest rate ever recorded, with the largest improvement among minority and low-income students.

See what President Obama had to say about what we must do to improve access to quality education in America: 

This funding is an investment in our nation's future that has been able to give the kind of education our children need and deserve to compete in the 21st century. 

President Obama hopes that the upcoming budget plan by the Republican House and Senate will reflect the priorities of educating every child. If their new budget maintains sequester-level funding of the past, we would actually be giving less federal support to America’s schools than we were back in 2000.

Most alarmingly, if their current proposal is not changed, over the next six years, billions of dollars would be cut in education funding. That means we'd be cutting the support given to America's most impoverished schools, the funding that has helped create the progress we're seeing today. 

"The notion that we would be going backwards instead of forwards in how we’re devoting resources to educating our kids makes absolutely no sense." 



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