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On Wednesday, the state government said it is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) over a two-week period from national and worldwide companies to build a 100-MW battery system in time for the summer. Dean Lombard, the ATA's senior energy analyst, said the proposed Renewable Technology Fund, which will support building Australia's largest battery, was a positive move and a highlight of the plan.
  • Sara Connor jailed for four years for cop's death

    Sara Connor jailed for four years for cop's death

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    Prosecutors were seeking an eight year jail term for Ms Connor, on charges of group violence causing death. Forty-six-year-old Connor, from Byron Bay, has a week to appeal the sentence. "At the end", he said, "we are content with the sentence". The pair were not convicted of the more serious charge of murder after prosecutors recognised they had not meant to kill the officer.
  • AR Unemployment Rate Declines to 3.8 Percent

    AR Unemployment Rate Declines to 3.8 Percent

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    Indiana's unemployment rate was also 4 percent in December. Three New England states had better unemployment rates than Maine's - 2.7 percent in New Hampshire, 3.1 percent in Vermont and 3.2 percent in MA - while two others were worse, 4.7 percent in Rhode Island and 4.5 percent in CT.
  • Gov. Cuomo Calls For Probe Into Rochester JCC Bomb Threat

    Gov. Cuomo Calls For Probe Into Rochester JCC Bomb Threat

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    Police are now investigating both incidents. There was no immediate word on how the threat came in, but Brighton Police Chief Mark Henderson tweeted on Sunday morning that the JCC is closed until further notice due to a bomb threat. It was not the first threat for the Louis S. Wolk JCC. After receiving the threat, which came in around noon, "We contacted the Los Angeles Police Department and followed our emergency protocols to evacuate the building".
  • Adam Hadwin edges Patrick Cantlay to win Valspar Championship

    Adam Hadwin edges Patrick Cantlay to win Valspar Championship

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    Bozzelli birdied three of his first seven holes and added a 10-footer for birdie on No. 17 to snag a share of third place, just a few weeks after he was solo fifth in Palm Springs. A victory at Innisbrook would mean a shot at the Masters for Hadwin, but with the way he's playing, it doesn't seem like any external pressures are affecting him.
  • Shopping mall in Germany closed over fears of imminent terror attack

    Shopping mall in Germany closed over fears of imminent terror attack

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    Authorities ordered the shopping mall and adjacent vehicle park to stay closed all day as about 100 armed police officers evacuated the area and stood guard to prevent anyone from entering. Police told Der Westen : "In order to prevent a possible endangering of the visitors, they will not be able to get into the sales halls, nor into the parking garage".
  • IGP confirms: Kim Chol is Kim Jong-nam

    IGP confirms: Kim Chol is Kim Jong-nam

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    Han showed his passport and said in unaccented English that he was with his mother and sister. He then ends the video by saying, "We hope this gets better soon ". The video was also posted on the Cheollima Civil Defence website , along with a statement saying the group was protecting Kim Jong-nam's family.
  • Pope Francis Might Let Married Men Become Priests

    Pope Francis Might Let Married Men Become Priests

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    Calling priest shortages an "enormous problem", Francis said the question needed to be tackled "fearlessly". The pontiff made news, but likely not as much as some initially concluded, in an interview with the German weekly Die Zeit , with some publications concluding that Francis had moved decisively toward support for married priests.
  • Judge who told rape complainant to 'keep your knees together' quits

    Judge who told rape complainant to 'keep your knees together' quits

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    The CJC concluded Camp failed to meet these high standards and his actions and comments "seriously undermined public confidence in the judiciary". The council found that Camp had relied on myth, stereotypes and victim-blaming during the trial and recommended his removal from the bench.
  • Wild boars offer challenge for homecomers in radiation-hit Fukushima

    Wild boars offer challenge for homecomers in radiation-hit Fukushima

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    The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident was one of the major consequences of the natural disaster and tsunami on March 11th 2011 that left more than 15,000 people dead in Japan. Residents have been partly cleared to return to their abandoned homes next month. They worry that the toxic beasts could attack people returning to abandoned streets claimed by the animals, which are reportedly no longer afraid of humans.
  • Several injured in attack at German train station; 2 arrests

    Several injured in attack at German train station; 2 arrests

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    In July, a 17-year-old Afghan refugee wounded five people in an axe rampage on a train before police shot him dead. Anti-terror police swooped on the station in western Germany today after reports of a "crazed man" on the loose. Hundreds of passengers were evacuated from the station during the large scale police operation. Special units for serious crimes have been dispatched to the scene, he said.