Spanish company starts construction work on Texan wind farm

Spanish firm Acciona Energia has commenced construction work on its second wind farm in Texas. The Palmas Altas facility will have a capacity of 144.9 megawatts and will use 46 wind turbines. In a statement Thursday, Rafael Esteban, the CEO of Acciona Energy USA Global, described the U.S. as being one of the company’s “main strategic markets.” When fully up and running, the Palmas Altas wind farm will generate roughly 524 gigawatt hours of energy annually, which is equivalent to the consumption


Spanish firm Acciona Energia has commenced construction work on its second wind farm in Texas. The Palmas Altas facility will have a capacity of 144.9 megawatts and will use 46 wind turbines. In a statement Thursday, Rafael Esteban, the CEO of Acciona Energy USA Global, described the U.S. as being one of the company’s “main strategic markets.” When fully up and running, the Palmas Altas wind farm will generate roughly 524 gigawatt hours of energy annually, which is equivalent to the consumption
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Spanish company starts construction work on Texan wind farm

Spanish firm Acciona Energia has commenced construction work on its second wind farm in Texas.

The Palmas Altas facility will have a capacity of 144.9 megawatts and will use 46 wind turbines. It will be located in Cameron County. Investment in the project amounts to roughly 176 million euros ($198.84 million).

In a statement Thursday, Rafael Esteban, the CEO of Acciona Energy USA Global, described the U.S. as being one of the company’s “main strategic markets.”

When fully up and running, the Palmas Altas wind farm will generate roughly 524 gigawatt hours of energy annually, which is equivalent to the consumption of 43,000 U.S. homes. This will “offset the emission of 503,000 metric tons of CO2 (carbon dioxide),” according to Acciona.

The U.S. is home to “one of the largest and fastest-growing wind markets in the world,” according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Texas itself supports more than 24,000 wind related jobs, according to the American Wind Energy Association.


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17-year-old Walmart employee quits over store intercom: ‘Nobody should work here, ever’

On December 6th, 17-year old Jackson Racicot posted a video titled, “How I quit my job today,” on Facebook. As of today, the video has been viewed nearly 300,000 times. The teen quit his job at the Walmart Grande Prairie Supercentre in Alberta, Canada, by reading a prepared speech into a store-wide intercom system, Insider reports. “Attention all shoppers, associates and management, I would like to say to all of you today that nobody should work here, ever,” he said over the speakers. His speech


On December 6th, 17-year old Jackson Racicot posted a video titled, “How I quit my job today,” on Facebook. As of today, the video has been viewed nearly 300,000 times. The teen quit his job at the Walmart Grande Prairie Supercentre in Alberta, Canada, by reading a prepared speech into a store-wide intercom system, Insider reports. “Attention all shoppers, associates and management, I would like to say to all of you today that nobody should work here, ever,” he said over the speakers. His speech
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17-year-old Walmart employee quits over store intercom: 'Nobody should work here, ever'

Some people know how to make an entrance, while others specialize in exits.

On December 6th, 17-year old Jackson Racicot posted a video titled, “How I quit my job today,” on Facebook. As of today, the video has been viewed nearly 300,000 times.

The teen quit his job at the Walmart Grande Prairie Supercentre in Alberta, Canada, by reading a prepared speech into a store-wide intercom system, Insider reports.

“Attention all shoppers, associates and management, I would like to say to all of you today that nobody should work here, ever,” he said over the speakers. “Our managers will make promises and never keep them.”

During his remarks, Racicot noted that he has been working for Walmart for over a year and a half, and calls out his assistant manager for insulting him.

“[Management] will preach to us about how they care about their employees but about a month ago, my boss, assistant manager Cora called me a ‘waste of time,’ and management did nothing.”

His speech, posted here, includes profanity.


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Marijuana and CBD companies can’t advertise on Facebook and Google, so they’re getting creative

Bozin got to work on a line of CBD-infused dog products, including a dry shampoo and puppy treats, that he calls ZenPup. But in trying to find customers for his new company, Bozin faces a unique challenge in today’s market. He doesn’t have access to Google, Facebook or Instagram (owned by Facebook), which have banned CBD and marijuana promotions. But at the end of the day the most important point is conversion,” or getting people to buy your products, he said. Marijuana is legal for recreational


Bozin got to work on a line of CBD-infused dog products, including a dry shampoo and puppy treats, that he calls ZenPup. But in trying to find customers for his new company, Bozin faces a unique challenge in today’s market. He doesn’t have access to Google, Facebook or Instagram (owned by Facebook), which have banned CBD and marijuana promotions. But at the end of the day the most important point is conversion,” or getting people to buy your products, he said. Marijuana is legal for recreational
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Marijuana and CBD companies can't advertise on Facebook and Google, so they're getting creative

David Bozin used to get cuts and scratches on his arms when it came time to bathe his golden retriever, Jax, who rebelled against the prospect of being dunked in water.

Then he learned that dogs, like humans, respond to the properties of cannabidiol, also known as CBD, a cannabis compound that helps the body relax without producing intoxicating effects. Bozin got to work on a line of CBD-infused dog products, including a dry shampoo and puppy treats, that he calls ZenPup.

But in trying to find customers for his new company, Bozin faces a unique challenge in today’s market. He doesn’t have access to Google, Facebook or Instagram (owned by Facebook), which have banned CBD and marijuana promotions. The two dominant online advertising platforms account for 57 percent of the U.S. digital ad market, according to eMarketer, and almost all emerging brands today count on Google’s search ads and Facebook’s precision targeting to efficiently get the word out.

“Facebook is not the end all, be all. Instagram is not the end all, be all,” Bozin told CNBC. “Does that mean you’re not going to see as much traffic at the get go? Sure. But at the end of the day the most important point is conversion,” or getting people to buy your products, he said.

Marijuana is legal for recreational use in 10 states and Washington, D.C., and available for medical purposes in many others parts of the country. CBD is a bit more complicated because the laws are murky.


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These are the best tech companies to work for in India

Of the 15 leading companies named in this year’s list, the majority were multinationals — including the top five. Just three companies on the list originate from India. To be sure, big name companies have a certain allure for aspiring techies the world over. “Apart from competitive remuneration, companies that work to make their employees feel like they work with, and not for the company, create a culture of ownership and instill a sense of loyalty in their employees,” he added. CNBC Make It too


Of the 15 leading companies named in this year’s list, the majority were multinationals — including the top five. Just three companies on the list originate from India. To be sure, big name companies have a certain allure for aspiring techies the world over. “Apart from competitive remuneration, companies that work to make their employees feel like they work with, and not for the company, create a culture of ownership and instill a sense of loyalty in their employees,” he added. CNBC Make It too
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These are the best tech companies to work for in India

Of the 15 leading companies named in this year’s list, the majority were multinationals — including the top five. Just three companies on the list originate from India. Some of the international companies that made it into the list include names like Microsoft, SAP and Apple.

To be sure, big name companies have a certain allure for aspiring techies the world over. However, Sashi Kumar, managing director of Indeed India, said in a news release that the findings also indicate a desire among employees to work for a business with clear progression structures in place and a positive overall workplace environment.

“In addition to strategic and meaningful workplace programs, companies that have focused on people management and contributed to creating a conducive environment for their employees have been highly rated by job seekers,” said Kumar.

“Apart from competitive remuneration, companies that work to make their employees feel like they work with, and not for the company, create a culture of ownership and instill a sense of loyalty in their employees,” he added.

CNBC Make It took a look at the top 15 tech companies in India and how they made the list.


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Japan opens the door to more foreigners. That may not solve its labor woes

Japan’s government formally passed legislation over the weekend to allow more foreign workers in a move aimed at alleviating severe labor shortages that are a major drag on the Japanese economy. From April next year, the world’s third-largest economy will allow unskilled foreigners to work in 14 sectors such as construction and elderly care for up to five years. Skilled foreigners, meanwhile, will be able to migrate with their families and remain in Japan indefinitely. Currently, unskilled worke


Japan’s government formally passed legislation over the weekend to allow more foreign workers in a move aimed at alleviating severe labor shortages that are a major drag on the Japanese economy. From April next year, the world’s third-largest economy will allow unskilled foreigners to work in 14 sectors such as construction and elderly care for up to five years. Skilled foreigners, meanwhile, will be able to migrate with their families and remain in Japan indefinitely. Currently, unskilled worke
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Japan opens the door to more foreigners. That may not solve its labor woes

Japan’s government formally passed legislation over the weekend to allow more foreign workers in a move aimed at alleviating severe labor shortages that are a major drag on the Japanese economy.

That may not be enough to mitigate the nation’s dwindling workforce.

From April next year, the world’s third-largest economy will allow unskilled foreigners to work in 14 sectors such as construction and elderly care for up to five years. Skilled foreigners, meanwhile, will be able to migrate with their families and remain in Japan indefinitely. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet first approved the laws last month.

Currently, unskilled workers are only accepted under an intern training program. Foreigners with specialized knowledge who don’t apply for permanent residency can only live in the country for a limited time without family members.


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5 ways to get more out of every day — and the Ted Talks to help you do it

You can’t wish your ideal life into existence. Real change takes hard work and a concerted effort to get things done. If you feel that you didn’t hit all your goals in 2018, use the New Year as a clean slate to transform your life. Start by watching Ted Talks, where experts share powerful insights and strategies on topics like time management and productivity. To help you hit the ground running in 2019, CNBC Make It has compiled a list of five Ted Talks that will inspire you to set and reach you


You can’t wish your ideal life into existence. Real change takes hard work and a concerted effort to get things done. If you feel that you didn’t hit all your goals in 2018, use the New Year as a clean slate to transform your life. Start by watching Ted Talks, where experts share powerful insights and strategies on topics like time management and productivity. To help you hit the ground running in 2019, CNBC Make It has compiled a list of five Ted Talks that will inspire you to set and reach you
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5 ways to get more out of every day — and the Ted Talks to help you do it

You can’t wish your ideal life into existence. Real change takes hard work and a concerted effort to get things done. If you feel that you didn’t hit all your goals in 2018, use the New Year as a clean slate to transform your life.

Don’t know where to begin? Start by watching Ted Talks, where experts share powerful insights and strategies on topics like time management and productivity.

To help you hit the ground running in 2019, CNBC Make It has compiled a list of five Ted Talks that will inspire you to set and reach your goals:


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Act on climate change or risk global financial instability, $32 trillion investor alliance warns

More than four hundred investors have urged governments to act on climate change or risk the stability of their financial systems. Lobby group The Investor Agenda (IA) issued a statement on Monday on behalf of 415 global investors, who collectively manage $32 trillion. The Paris Agreement was drafted in 2015 and set out targets to help international economies work towards reducing carbon emissions. Signatories of Monday’s statement agreed that lawmakers needed to address climate change “with urg


More than four hundred investors have urged governments to act on climate change or risk the stability of their financial systems. Lobby group The Investor Agenda (IA) issued a statement on Monday on behalf of 415 global investors, who collectively manage $32 trillion. The Paris Agreement was drafted in 2015 and set out targets to help international economies work towards reducing carbon emissions. Signatories of Monday’s statement agreed that lawmakers needed to address climate change “with urg
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Act on climate change or risk global financial instability, $32 trillion investor alliance warns

More than four hundred investors have urged governments to act on climate change or risk the stability of their financial systems.

Lobby group The Investor Agenda (IA) issued a statement on Monday on behalf of 415 global investors, who collectively manage $32 trillion.

The statement called on world governments to step up their efforts on achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement and commit to improve climate-related financial reporting. The IA also urged leaders to drive investment into low-carbon energy by taking action such as phasing out coal worldwide.

The Paris Agreement was drafted in 2015 and set out targets to help international economies work towards reducing carbon emissions.

Signatories of Monday’s statement agreed that lawmakers needed to address climate change “with urgency,” and warned that failing to act would create significant risks for the global economy, financial system and society.

“It is vital for our long-term planning and asset allocation decisions that governments work closely with investors to incorporate Paris-aligned climate scenarios into their policy frameworks,” the cohort said.

“The countries and companies that lead in implementing the Paris Agreement and enacting strong climate policies will see significant economic benefits and attract increased investment that will create jobs in industries of the future.”

The investors behind the statement include some of the world’s biggest insurers, pension funds and asset managers. A statement was originally drawn up in July but was reissued this week with backing from a record number of signatories, in conjunction with the COP24 summit on climate change in Katowice, Poland.

The Investor Group on Climate Change, whose members manage around $2 trillion in Australia and New Zealand, was one of the organisations driving support for the statement. CEO Emma Herd said in a statement in July that Group of 20 (G-20) leaders needed to set policies that provided investors with certainty to fund a secure and affordable low-emissions energy system.


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Google gears up for congressional hearing with patriotic prepared remarks

Google has staunchly denied these accusations when they’ve come up in the past, and did so again in Pichai’s remarks. Critics have contrasted this move with how Google has worked with China on controversial plans to launch a censored search engine there. “As an American company, we cherish the values and freedoms that have allowed us to grow and serve so many users,” he wrote. Today, Google is more than a search engine. As an American company, we cherish the values and freedoms that have allowed


Google has staunchly denied these accusations when they’ve come up in the past, and did so again in Pichai’s remarks. Critics have contrasted this move with how Google has worked with China on controversial plans to launch a censored search engine there. “As an American company, we cherish the values and freedoms that have allowed us to grow and serve so many users,” he wrote. Today, Google is more than a search engine. As an American company, we cherish the values and freedoms that have allowed
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Google gears up for congressional hearing with patriotic prepared remarks

CEO Sundar Pichai put an emphasis on Google’s patriotism in his prepared remarks for a congressional hearing on Tuesday where he’ll likely face questions about a purported bias against conservative content on search and YouTube.

“Even as we expand into new markets we never forget our American roots,” he wrote.

Tuesday’s hearing will focus on potential political bias on Google’s platforms, as well as the company’s data filtering practices, with House Majority leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Ca.) highlighting claims that Google’s business practices “may have been affected by political bias” in a statement.

Google has staunchly denied these accusations when they’ve come up in the past, and did so again in Pichai’s remarks.

“I lead this company without political bias and work to ensure that our products continue to operate that way,” Pichai writes. “To do otherwise would go against our core principles and our business interests.”

By underscoring Google’s patriotism Pichai’s comments may also attempt to address criticism around the company’s decision earlier this year not to renew a Pentagon contract for analyzing drone videos using artificial intelligence. Critics have contrasted this move with how Google has worked with China on controversial plans to launch a censored search engine there.

After The Intercept first reported details about Google’s censored search plans, human rights groups, lawmakers, and Google’s own employees all blasted the company, arguing that by cooperating with the Chinese government, it would have violated principles of free expression and users’ privacy rights, among other issues.

The censored search app, which Google has said it is “not close” to launching, would have debatably violated a set of artificial intelligence ethics that the company posted following employee blowback to its dropped Department of Defense contract. The document stipulated that Google would work with the government and military on cybersecurity and training, but not on weapons or surveillance that violates “internationally accepted norms.”

Pichai never directly mentions either controversy, but his prepared comments dance around both.

“As an American company, we cherish the values and freedoms that have allowed us to grow and serve so many users,” he wrote. “I am proud to say we do work, and we will continue to work, with the government to keep our country safe and secure.”

Here are Pichai’s full remarks:

Chairman Goodlatte, Ranking Member Nadler, distinguished members of the Committee: Thank you for the opportunity to be here today. I joined Google 15 years ago and have been privileged to serve as CEO for the past three years—though my love for information and technology began long before that. It’s been 25 years since I made the US my home. Growing up in India, I have distinct memories of when my family got its first phone and our first television. Each new technology made a profound difference in our lives. Getting the phone meant that I could call ahead to the hospital to check that the blood results were in before I traveled 2 hours by bus to get them. The television, well, it only had one channel, but I couldn’t have been more thrilled by its arrival! Those experiences made me a technology optimist, and I remain one today. Not only because I believe in technology, but because I believe in people and their ability to use technology to improve their lives. I’m incredibly proud of what Google does to empower people around the world, especially here in the US. I’d like to take a moment to share a bit of background on that. 20 years ago, two students—one from Michigan and one from Maryland—came together at Stanford with a big idea: to provide users with access to the world’s information. That mission still drives everything we do, whether that’s saving you a few minutes on your morning commute or helping doctors detect disease and save lives. Today, Google is more than a search engine. We are a global company that is committed to 1 building products for everyone. That means working with many industries, from education and healthcare to manufacturing and entertainment. Even as we expand into new markets we never forget our American roots. It’s no coincidence that a company dedicated to the free flow of information was founded right here in the US. As an American company, we cherish the values and freedoms that have allowed us to grow and serve so many users. I am proud to say we do work, and we will continue to work, with the government to keep our country safe and secure. Over the years our footprint has expanded far beyond California to states such as Texas, Virginia, Oklahoma and Alabama. Today in the US, we’re growing faster outside of the Bay Area than within it. I’ve had the opportunity to travel across the country and see all the places that are powering our digital economy—from Clarksville, to Pittsburgh, to San Diego, where we recently launched a partnership with the USO to help veterans and military families. Along the way, I’ve met many people who depend on Google to learn new skills, find jobs, or build new businesses. Over the past year, we have supported more than 1.5 million American businesses. Over the past three, we have made direct contributions of $150 billion to the US economy, added more than 24,000 employees, and paid over $43 billion to US partners across Search, YouTube, and Android. These investments strengthen our communities and support thousands of American jobs. They also allow us to provide great services to our users to help them through the day. It’s an honor to play this role in people’s lives, and it’s one we know comes with great responsibility. Protecting the privacy and security of our users has long been an essential part of our mission. We have invested an enormous amount of work over the years to bring choice, transparency, and control to our users. These values are built into every product we make. We recognize the important role of governments, including this Committee, in setting rules for the development and use of technology. To that end, we support federal privacy legislation and proposed a legislative framework for privacy earlier this year. Users also look to us to provide accurate, trusted information. We work hard to ensure the integrity of our products, and we’ve put a number of checks and balances in place to ensure they continue to live up to our standards. I lead this company without political bias and work to ensure that our products continue to operate that way. To do otherwise would go against our core principles and our business interests. We are a company that provides platforms for diverse perspectives and opinions—and we have no shortage of them among our own employees. Some of our Googlers are former servicemen and women who have risked much in defense of our country. Some are civil libertarians who fiercely defend freedom of expression. Some are parents who worry about the role technology plays in our households. Some—like me—are immigrants to this country, profoundly grateful for the freedoms and opportunities it offers. Some of us are many of these things. Let me close by saying that leading Google has been the greatest professional honor of my life. It’s a challenging moment for our industry, but I’m privileged to be here today. I greatly appreciate you letting me share the story of Google and our work to build products worthy of the trust users place in us. Thank you for your attention. I look forward to answering your questions.

WATCH: Google’s Larry Page has backed two flying-car start-ups — here’s a look inside one of them


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Google shutting down Allo

Google plans to kill chat app Allo by the middle of next year, the company said in a blog post, confirming a report earlier on Wednesday about the product’s imminent demise. Despite owning the world’s dominant smartphone operating system in Android, Google has never been able to create a chat experience to rival Apple’s iMessage or Facebook’s Messenger and WhatsApp. Meanwhile, Google will focus fully on the development of Messages, its other chat app for Android phones. That initiative was the b


Google plans to kill chat app Allo by the middle of next year, the company said in a blog post, confirming a report earlier on Wednesday about the product’s imminent demise. Despite owning the world’s dominant smartphone operating system in Android, Google has never been able to create a chat experience to rival Apple’s iMessage or Facebook’s Messenger and WhatsApp. Meanwhile, Google will focus fully on the development of Messages, its other chat app for Android phones. That initiative was the b
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Google shutting down Allo

Google plans to kill chat app Allo by the middle of next year, the company said in a blog post, confirming a report earlier on Wednesday about the product’s imminent demise.

Despite owning the world’s dominant smartphone operating system in Android, Google has never been able to create a chat experience to rival Apple’s iMessage or Facebook’s Messenger and WhatsApp.

Allo, which launched two years ago to much fanfare, will only work until March 2019, at which point users will have to download any conversations they want to save. Meanwhile, Google will focus fully on the development of Messages, its other chat app for Android phones. Earlier this year, Google announced that it was working with mobile carriers on a new Rich Communication Services (RCS) standard, an upgrade to classic SMS texting, to make messaging work better across Android devices, and bring users features like read receipts and seamless group chats.

That initiative was the beginning of the end for Allo, which saw its product lead defect to Facebook earlier this year.

Google also said in its blog post that it plans to support another one of its chat apps, Hangouts, until it makes two of its enterprise apps, Hangouts Chat and Meet, available for non-paying users.

A Google employee tweeted earlier on Thursday that Meet and Chat would launch for regular consumers next year:

Google has long had a complicated, messy strategy when it comes to chat apps, and has axed a laundry list of communication products, including the original GChat, the social network Buzz, and the collaboration tool Wave. Earlier this year, it announced it was shutting down its social network Google Plus after it discovered a security bug that left private profile data exposed.


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Glassdoor: Best places to work 2019 in the UK

A water utilities group operating in the east of England has been crowned the best place to work in the U.K. for 2019, according to jobs website Glassdoor. Anglian Water topped a list of companies seen as strategically investing in work culture and growth opportunities. Technology, consulting and finance companies are commonplace across Glassdoor’s 50 Best Places to Work 2019 list. Google, which headed the U.K. list for 2018, dropped to number 13 this year. With more than 830,000 companies asses


A water utilities group operating in the east of England has been crowned the best place to work in the U.K. for 2019, according to jobs website Glassdoor. Anglian Water topped a list of companies seen as strategically investing in work culture and growth opportunities. Technology, consulting and finance companies are commonplace across Glassdoor’s 50 Best Places to Work 2019 list. Google, which headed the U.K. list for 2018, dropped to number 13 this year. With more than 830,000 companies asses
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Glassdoor: Best places to work 2019 in the UK

A water utilities group operating in the east of England has been crowned the best place to work in the U.K. for 2019, according to jobs website Glassdoor.

Anglian Water topped a list of companies seen as strategically investing in work culture and growth opportunities. It is the only utility firm to feature in the top 10. Technology, consulting and finance companies are commonplace across Glassdoor’s 50 Best Places to Work 2019 list. Google, which headed the U.K. list for 2018, dropped to number 13 this year.

Glassdoor examined the feedback that U.K.-based employees provide on its site, alongside the numerical ratings, which are on a scale from one to five, from the past year.

With more than 830,000 companies assessed on Glassdoor worldwide, the top 10 firms far surpassed the average rating of 3.4, with each receiving a rating of 4.4 or above.

CNBC Make It takes a look at the top 10.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2018-12-05  Authors: alexandra gibbs, rui vieira – pa images, pa images, getty images, robert galbraith
Keywords: news, cnbc, companies, water, companies, list, yearglassdoor, glassdoor, work, uk, 2019, rating, best, yearwith, places


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