January General Fund Revenues Positive; Transportation Fund Revenues again fall below projections

first_imgFY05 YTD General Fund January-05 January-06 Monthly Personal Income Taxreceipts, which are reported Net-of-Personal Income Tax refunds, exceededtarget by $3.61 million (or 4.6 %) in January.    Personal Income Tax Receipts, by far thelargest single state revenue source, were up 22.0% from January 2005.  Secretary Smith also noted that the CorporateIncome Tax performed well during January. The Corporate Income Tax exceeded target for the month (+$0.32 million, +12.6%).  PRESS RELEASE RHofmann State of Vermont 2 1 2005-02-08T20:28:00Z 2006-02-10T18:54:00Z 2006-02-10T18:54:00Z 1 777 4432 State of Vermont 36 10 5199 10.2625 Print MicrosoftInternetExplorer4st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:””; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:”Times New Roman”;}February 10, 2006 General Fund By Major Element (In Millions) Tax Component Among the other General Fundrevenue categories, Estate Tax receipts performed above the latest targets,finishing $1.68 million ahead of projections in January. FY06 YTD % Change Montpelier, VT – Secretary ofAdministration Michael K. Smith Announces January 2006 Revenue Results For TheState Of Vermont: January General Fund Revenues Positive; Transportation Fund Revenuesagain fall below projections.  Secretary of Administration MichaelK. Smith today released General Fund revenue results for the month of January,the seventh month of fiscal year 2006. General Fund revenues totaled $135.20 million for January 2006, $5.66million or 4.4% more than the $129.49 million consensus revenue target for themonth.  January results were also $16.26million (or +13.7%) higher than the solid General Fund revenues in January 2005.  Year to date, General Fund revenues totaled $656.64million.  Secretary Smith noted, We wererelieved to once again exceed our newly revised General Fund target for themonth.  It is important to note that the higherthan anticipated revenues in January were largely due to above target receiptsin both Personal and Corporate Income Tax revenues.  The monthly targets reflect the most recentfiscal year 2006 Consensus Revenue Forecast that was agreed to by the EmergencyBoard on January 11, 2006.  The States Consensus Revenue Forecast isupdated two times per year in January and July.  The Sales and Use Tax surpassedprojections for January (+$0.70 million or +2.6%).  Receipts in the Rooms and Meals Tax wereslightly above expectations as well (+$0.40 million or +0.4%).  Both figures reflect actual purchases inDecember, indicating a good holiday retailing season for the state, commentedSmith. % Changelast_img read more

Street record “smashed” in latest suburban riverfront sale

first_img17 Arbour St, Sherwood sold in under five hours.A stunning six-bedroom riverside home at Sherwood has sold for more than $3 million in under five hours.The property at 17 Arbour St, is a street record, selling for $3,050,000. What a view at 17 Arbour St, Sherwood.The previous street record was $1.91 million, according to NGU Real Estate selling agents Emil Juresic and Leo Liu, who sold the home recently to a Chinese buyer.“We really smashed the record here,” Mr Juresic said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours ago“It was a cash contract, no conditions.“Something like this in Ascot would sell for $25 million”.Mr Juresic said the new residents lived in Brisbane and owned a business.He said the couple who built the home had done an incredible job.“It’s one of the most well designed homes I have seen,” Mr Juresic said. 17 Arbour St, Sherwood.According to CoreLogic data, the current median house price in Sherwood is $870,000.Mr Juresic said there he had five private inspections in 24 hours.The home, known as Riviera, is on a 858sq m block, and features a wine cellar, large in-ground swimming pool, butler’s pantry and secure yard.last_img read more

Buzz Over Plans for Staging of 15th Dominica’s World Creole Music Festival

first_img Sharing is caring! Tweet LocalNewsWCMF 2011 Buzz Over Plans for Staging of 15th Dominica’s World Creole Music Festival by: – August 16, 2011 Share 81 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Roseau, Dominica —- The Dominica Festivals Committee (DFC) is reporting heightened interest and a big buzz being created by fans and patrons of the World Creole Music Festival for the staging of this year’s festival, scheduled for October 28-30 at the Windsor Park Stadium in Roseau, Dominica.The DFC is expressing its satisfaction over the response from fans of the festival, reporting a high level of interest with the line-up released for this year’s festival as well as with the plans outlined so far for the staging of this major event in Dominica.According to DFC Event’s Director, Mrs. Natalie Clarke-Meade, plans for the staging of this year’s event are progressing satisfactorily, with the Events Management Team focusing on key functional areas, including finalizing arrangements for contracting bands and performing artistes, venue preparations, marketing and promotions, security, media relations, merchandising,  accommodation and air and ground transportation. Mrs. Clarke-Meade is also excited over the buzz being created so far.And according to Mrs. Meade: “I feel people are expecting much from us this year and thanks to our platinum sponsor DIGICEL and many partners, this will become a reality. Patrons are anticipating quite an exciting time because of the line-up for this year’s festival. They are calling in to say how much they like the line-up, noting that it is a balanced one with something for Creole and music lovers. The DFC Office and its Board want to ensure we deliver a quality festival experience to our cherished patrons on this special anniversary year, giving them something worth their expectations”, the DFC Events’ Director said.She however expressed the hope that “the challenges of the world economic crisis which is impacting not just Dominica, but the entire Caribbean would not reflect negatively on arrivals to our festival”, she explained.Mrs. Meade reported also that “already hotels, airlines in and out of Dominica are filling up quickly during the month of October” and wants to encourage overseas patrons to make early bookings if they want to experience this unique music festival.The 15th World Creole Music Festival will run from Friday 28th to Sunday 30th October.  Night One: Alie Campbell (the legendary voice of UB40); Kolo Barst of Martinique; Harmonik of Haiti; Jeff Joseph and Gramacks/New Generation; and WCK; Night Two: Jean-Philippe Marthely and Jocelyne Beroard of Kassav fame with Band a Pipo of Martinique; Dobet Gnahore of Ivory Coast; Third World of Jamaica; Carimi of Haiti, and Midnight Groovers of Dominica; Night Three: Swinging Stars of Dominica; Zouk All Stars with Fanny, Jocelyne Labylle and Alex Catrin of Guadeloupe; Reggae superstar, Gyptian; Bunji Garlin and Fay-ann Lyons of Trinidad, and Triple Kay of Dominica. THANKS to our headline sponsors The Government of Dominica and DIGICEL…the bigger, better, network!Press Release Sharelast_img read more

Messi breaks another La Liga goals record with stunning display against Espanyol

first_imgLionel Messi wrote a fresh chapter in the La Liga history books as the Barcelona captain set another record in his side’s Catalan derby clash, a 4-0 win away to Espanyol.Messi opened the scoring with a brilliant free-kick at RCDE Stadium on Saturday, with Ernesto Valverde’s men looking to open up a three-point lead atop the table. With his team three points clear at the top, Messi praised their performance, saying: “We came out very strong to dominate the match from the start.”We kept the ball, we knew how to take it from the rival and Espanyol, without the ball, they suffer.”They press high and we were superior at all times.” That goal took him up to 10 for the season in the league, making him the first player to enter double figures in 13 consecutive La Liga seasons.10 – Lionel Messi is the only player in @LaLigaEN history to have scored 10+ goals in 13 consecutive seasons. Extra-terrestrial. pic.twitter.com/SmTFiUJCbG— OptaJose (@OptaJose) December 8, 2018Messi followed up with another free-kick goal in the 65th minute, his 11th strike of the season and the ninth set-piece he has scored this calendar year in the Spanish top flight, three more than any team in Europe’s top-five leagues have collectively managed in 2018. It is the first time in his career he has scored two free-kicks in a La Liga match.”I try to follow a routine a bit, trying to do it the same way so that it goes well again,” Messi told Vamos.”Other times I have a lot of free-kicks and I do not put them in. I was lucky enough to get two in a row.”The Argentina star finished fifth in this week’s Ballon d’Or voting behind Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann, Cristiano Ronaldo and winner Luka Modric.The 31-year-old also got an assist in Saturday’s clash, setting up Ousmane Dembele with a cross as the French winger doubled his side’s lead.1 – Barcelona’s Lionel Messi has scored two direct free-kick goals in a La Liga game for the first time ever. Spectacular. pic.twitter.com/nggxGftamF— OptaJose (@OptaJose) December 8, 2018Messi almost created another goal when a combination with Luis Suarez saw him send the ball flying into the Uruguayan’s path in the box, but his effort hit the post.It has taken Messi just 17 games in all competitions to get 17 goals and 10 assists as Barca sit top of the domestic table and are through to the last-16 of the Champions League.last_img read more