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  1. Johnson accepts ban as Swan challenges

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    September 11, 2018 by admin

    Steve Johnson in strife. Steve Johnson (foreground) makes his ill-fated contact.
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    MERCURIAL forward Steve Johnson will miss Saturday night’s Geelong-Fremantle elimination final after his club elected not to risk an additional ban by challenging the decision at the tribunal.

    Sydney defender Heath Grundy will go to the tribunal tonight to attempt to exonerate himself and play in Saturday afternoon’s qualifying final against Adelaide, although he is not at risk of an additional suspension if he fails. St Kilda’s Leigh Montagna is also challenging a one-match ban for rough conduct against Carlton’s Andrew Walker.

    Grundy was charged with striking Geelong forward James Podsiadly, after catching him in the jaw with his elbow.Match review panel chairman Mark Fraser last night defended the decision to sideline Grundy for this week’s first week of the finals.

    “You see Grundy throw the arm and the elbow out . . . it gets him (Podsiadly) to the head and you see his head spin around and then Podsiadly grabs his jaw. We thought there was enough impact in that for a forceful strike,” Fraser told the AFL website.

    As well as the Johnson penalty, the Cats also accepted a reprimand to Paul Chapman for striking Sydney’s Ben McGlynn.

    Gold Coast veteran Campbell Brown will miss the first six matches of 2013 after accepting a six-match ban for forceful front-on contact to Adelaide’s Aidan Riley. He risked an additional two matches if he challenged the decision at the tribunal.

    GWS playing assistant coach James McDonald accepted a one-match ban for rough conduct against North Melbourne’s Jamie Macmillan, while his teammate Curtly Hampton accepted a reprimand for tripping the Kangaroos’ Ryan Bastinac.

    St Kilda’s Stephen Milne and Tom Simpkin and Carlton’s Andrew Walker and Mitch Robinson all accepted fines for wrestling. All except Robinson must pay $900 for a first offence, whereas the Blues player must pay $3000 because it was his third offence.

    Gold Coast’s Trent McKenzie and Brisbane’s Amon Buchanan both accepted $900 fines for negligent umpire contact, while North Melbourne pair Cruize Garlett and Jack Ziebell accepted $1950 fines for reckless umpire contact.

    TRIBUNAL — TUESDAY 4 SEPTEMBER

    Heath Grundy (Syd) striking James Podsiadly (Geel). Intentional, low impact, high contact. 225 points down due to good record to 168.75 (1 match).

    Leigh Montagna (StK) rough conduct to Andrew Walker (Carl). Reckless, low impact, body contact. 125 points up due to bad record to 137.5 (1 match).

    SANCTIONS ACCEPTEDPaul Chapman (Geel) striking Ben McGlynn (Syd). Reprimand + 60 points.Steve Johnson (Geel) rough conduct to Dan Hannebery (Syd). 1 match.Campbell Brown (GC) forceful front-on contact to Aidan Riley (Adel). 6 matches.Trent McKenzie (GC) first offence negligent umpire contact. $900 fine.James McDonald (GWS) rough conduct to Jamie Macmillan (NM). 1 match.Curtly Hampton (GWS) tripping Ryan Bastinac (NM). Reprimand + 60 points.Cruize Garlett (NM) first offence reckless umpire contact. $1950 fine.Jack Ziebell (NM) first offence reckless umpire contact. $1950 fine.Andrew Walker (Carl) first offence wrestling Stephen Milne (StK). $900 fine.Stephen Milne (StK) first offence wrestling Andrew Walker (Carl). $900 fine.Tom Simpkin (StK) first offence wrestling Mitch Robinson (Carl). $900 fine.Mitch Robinson (Carl) third offence wrestling Tom Simpkin (StK). $3000 fine.Amon Buchanan (BL) first offence negligent umpire contact. $900 fine.

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  2. Gale-force wind to hit Melbourne tonight

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    September 11, 2018 by admin

    Victorians are today being treated to a welcome blast of warmth.
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    But hold on to your hats – they’ll probably get blown off tomorrow. And snowed on later this week.

    Bureau of Meteorology senior meteorologist Phil King said the state was expected to experience a typical topsy-turvy spring week, starting today with temperatures five to six degrees above average.

    The mercury is expected to hit 24 degrees in Melbourne today, and as high as 28 in Mildura and the north-west of the state, where the forest fire danger rating is expected to border extreme.

    But Mr King said a strong cold front would cross the Great Australian Bight today and reach western Victoria by this evening.

    The bureau issued a severe weather warning at 11am today for all Victorian districts for destructive and damaging winds, which are expected to start buffeting the state late this evening and into tomorrow.

    Alpine areas and parts of the north-east, west and south Gippsland and east Gippsland forecast districts are expected to be lashed by winds averaging between 80 and 100km/h, with peak gusts of up to 140km/h tomorrow morning.

    “We may see winds gusting up to around 100-120 kilometres an hour in the Melbourne region and over much of the state,” Mr King said.

    “This looks like a large-scale event, the first really windy spring period that we’ve had with strong to gale-force northerly winds.”

    The strong northerly winds are expected to keep overnight temperatures high, with the mercury not expected to drop below 16 degrees tonight.

    “Then we will see another low pressure system and another front move across Bass Strait on Wednesday evening or early Thursday morning,” Mr King said.

    “Although the winds may moderate a little bit on Wednesday afternoon, they will come back just as vicious on Wednesday evening and then ease later during Thursday morning.”

    Cooler conditions are expected to return on Thursday, when snow is forecast to fall down to 1500 metres, lowering to 1100 metres on Friday.

    Mr King said this was typical spring weather.

    “When you get warm conditions and then a rapid change in temperature, it’s often accompanied with wind,” he said.

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  3. London Paralympic Games – Day 5

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    Brad Scott of Australia celebrates winning the silver in the Men’s 1500m – T37 Final on day 5 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 3, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images) (L-R) Ellie Cole, Maddison Elliot, Katherine Downie and Jacqueline Freney of Australia pose on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women’s 4x100m Free – 34pts final on day 5 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Aquatics Centre on September 3, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
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    British Prime Minister David Cameron cheers on Eleanor Simmonds of Great Britain as she wins the Women’s 200m Individual Medley – SM6 final on day 5 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Aquatics Centre on September 3, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau-WPA Pool/Getty Images)

    Weizhong Guo of China compete in the Men’s High Jump – F42 on day 5 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 3, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

    A view of the Bronze medal match in the Men’s Singles Table Tennis – Class 2 match between Sergey Poddubnyy of Russia (L) and Fabien LamIrault of France (R) on day 5 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the ExCel on September 03, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

    Flavio Reitz of Brazil celebrates a jump in the Men’s High Jump – F42 on day 5 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 3, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

    Estele Salas of Mexico competes in the Women’s Javelin Throw – F52/53/33/34 Final on day 5 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 3, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

    Arian Iznaga of Cuba and his guide Yaseen Perez Gomez compete in the Men’s 200m – T11 heats on day 5 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 3, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

    Silver medalist Alvise De Vidi of Italy, Gold medalist Toni Piispanen of Finland and bronze medalist Mohamed Berrahal of Algeria pose during the medal ceremony for the Men’s 100m – T51 on day 5 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 3, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

    (L-R) Anastasia Diodorova of Russia, Fuying Jiang of China, Natalie Jones of Great Britain, Eleanor Simmonds of Great Britain, Verena Schott of Germany, Oksana Khrul of Ukraine and Elizabeth Johnson of Great Britain compete in the on day 5 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Aquatics Centre on September 3, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)


  4. Canberra’s chance to find out what Apple has in store

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    September 11, 2018 by admin

    Apple has confirmed it is opening a store in the the Canberra Centre.After months of speculation, Mac fans will get a bite of the Apple on Saturday when the technology giant opens its first store in Canberra.
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    This morning Apple officially confirmed one of the city’s worst-kept secrets and most-anticipated retail debuts.

    The store at the Canberra Centre will be the 16th to open in Australia and the company will also open another store in Garden City, Perth, on the same day.

    The 10am weekend launch is expected to draw queues of faithful fans who will wait outside the store’s floor-to-ceiling glass doors for the chance to examine iPads, iPhones, computers and related paraphernalia.

    They might even get a free souvenir T-shirt.

    The store is expected to spruik everything from the latest Macbook to pricey designer iPhone cases and Wi-Fi-enabled ”smart scales” that work with fitness apps.

    Punters will get the chance to part with their cash through the Apple store app, which allows them to buy things on the spot via their iPhones, bypassing the cash register.

    They can also use the app to get help from staff and book tech sessions.

    The store will run free help sessions and workshops on topics such as video editing, getting started with Apple products and music production.

    It will also run Canberra-specific events, such as a flower photography and photo-editing workshop on September 14 which is designed to coincide with Floriade. Mac fanatic parents can enrol their kids in a three-day school holiday camp – taking place in 90-minute sessions every day – to learn movie making.

    The Canberra Centre store goes into the second-floor spot formerly occupied by clothing retailer Esprit and will be several doors down from the rumoured Zara fashion store – another much-hyped debut on the territory’s retail scene.

    It will be in direct competition with an existing Apple dealership, MacOne, on the other side of the shopping centre. Official stores are a lucrative business for Apple. Chief executive Tim Cook has said they generated $US4.1 billion ($A4 billion) in the last financial quarter, up 17 per cent from the same quarter the year before. The 372 Apple stores around the world draw an average of 17,000 visitors a week and turn over an average of $US11.1 million in revenue.

    The Canberra Times will launch its iPad app later this month.

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  5. Claiming vehicle deductions can be tricky

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    September 11, 2018 by admin

    Do your research before buying a work vehicle.A common tax deduction for most businesses is motor vehicles. The sections of tax law relating to motor vehicles are some of the most complex. There are at least four different methods that can be used to claim motor vehicle expenses, and each method has its own rules.
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    Q. I am a self-employed contractor and use my car for business, as well as private purposes. I am looking at buying a RAV4 – probably a 2010 model – for approximately $23,000 and was wondering if I need to know of any tax implications or if there are any claims I can make on purchase etc? Some people have even suggested I rent a car for a certain number of years. I’m not entirely sure what they mean by this though?

    A. As you will be buying a passenger vehicle rather than a commercial vehicle you will need to maintain a log book for 12 weeks to maximise the amount you can claim as a tax deduction. The log book will establish a percentage for business use. You can claim this percentage of all of the costs of the car.

    The types of costs include fuel, registration, insurance and repairs. The cost of the vehicle can also be claimed depending on how you finance the purchase. The renting that people have been talking about might refer to a method of finance called hire purchase.

    Where you pay for the vehicle with cash or use hire purchase the $23,000 cost will be claimed in two stages. Small businesses buying vehicles from July 1 this year can claim a tax deduction for the first $5000 in the year the vehicle is purchased. The balance of the $23,000 cost can be claimed as depreciation over a number of years.

    If you instead use a lease to finance the purchase you can claim a tax deduction for the lease costs you pay each year. Unfortunately under this method you will not be able to claim the upfront $5000 deduction.

    Q. I bought a used Toyota Prado for my business on December 1, 2011 for $34,000. Can you please provide the prime tax rate to be applied and are there any other allowances I can claim such as investment allowance?

    A. The investment allowance applied to new assets purchased up to December 31, 2009. This means as the Prado was used, and purchased after the cut-off date; you are not eligible to claim the investment allowance. You will also not be eligible for the new $5000 tax deduction as this only applies to vehicles purchased after July 1 this year.

    By prime tax rate I believe you are referring to the depreciation rates that can be used to claim the cost of a vehicle. A claim could be made for depreciation if you either used the one third of running costs method or the log book method. If this is the case you can claim 15 per cent of the cost of the vehicle in the first year and 30 per cent of its reducing value each year after that.

    Questions on small business tax or other issues can be emailed to [email protected]南京夜网.au.

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