Tesla Beats Deadline for Building World’s Biggest Battery

Entrepreneur Elon Musk has won a $50 million (roughly Rs. 324 crores) bet by beating a 100-day deadline for building a giant battery to help South Australia avoid energy blackouts, officials said. State Premier Jay Weatherill said testing of the massive lithium ion battery would begin within days, ahead of the December 1 deadline Musk set for himself when he signed off on the project earlier this year. Musk had pledged to build the battery in the South Australian outback for free if it was not completed within the 100 days. He…

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Yahoo sets April 11 deadline for preliminary bids: WSJ

Yahoo Inc (YHOO.O) has set an April 11 deadline to submit preliminary bids for its web business and Asian assets, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing sources. Yahoo asked bidders details regarding financing, conditions or approvals that would have to be met on their end, and what key assumptions they would be making by deciding to move forward with a deal, the Journal said, citing a letter sent to possible bidders. (on.wsj.com/1VQGCDh) A deadline for preliminary bids in April could mean that Yahoo could close a deal by…

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Primary test deadline moved back to June

The government has pushed back the deadline for schools to submit writing assessments for 11-year-olds, after bringing the date forward a month ago. Teachers’ unions in England had complained that the timescale would not give schools enough time to prepare. “It will take time for teachers to understand the detail,” said schools minister Nick Gibb in a letter to the National Association of Head Teachers. Labour said the changes were causing “chaos” in schools. Since the mid 1990s, the tests, often known as sats, have been taken by primary pupils…

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