Here’s how you can volunteer with Ann Arbor Parks in February
Lend your hand at several events in February in Ann Arbor’s natural areas. The city of Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation runs regular volunteer events to restore the city’s parks and natural areas while fostering a concern for the environment among residents. Then join the Stewardship Network’s Huron Arbor Cluster for an informal discussion on a monthly topic with volunteer and professional land stewards, plus others interested in nature. Join NAP to restore this valuable habitat by removing invasive shrubs at Leslie Park. Format: Zoom MeetingFire is used as a restoration tool in many of Ann Arbor’s natural areas.
EU pushes for ‘right to disconnect’ from work at home
BRUSSELS – European Union lawmakers on Wednesday voted in favor of a “right to disconnect” from the internet and email, with around one third of people now working from home across the 27-nation bloc due in large part to coronavirus restrictions. “The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed the way we work and we must update our rules to catch up with the new reality,” said Maltese Socialist lawmaker Alex Agius Saliba, who led work on the resolution. The resolution, which is non-binding, was passed by 31 votes to 6 against, with 18 abstentions in the European Parliament’s Employment Committee. It must still have to be rubber stamped by the full house, then submitted to the commission and national EU governments for possible endorsement. They say home workers should be able to disconnect without facing repercussions from their employers.
Volunteer in these Ann Arbor parks in November
ANN ARBOR – The city of Ann Arbor’s Natural Area Preservation is looking for volunteers for its November events to restore and protect Ann Arbor’s natural areas. To preregister, sign up using Rec-1 by noon on the Friday before the weekend the event will be taking place. The exact meeting location will be provided once you register. Stewardship Workday at Sunset Brooks Nature AreaWhen: Saturday, Nov. 14, 1–4 p.m. Preregistration through Rec-1 using this link is required as space is limited.
City of Ann Arbor to resume outdoor volunteer opportunities with new safety measures
ANN ARBOR The city of Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation will be resuming in-person volunteer opportunities this month with new safety protocols. Maintain a 6-foot distance from others at all times during the events. Participants must wear a mask and maintain a 6-foot distance from others at all times. Stewardship Workday: Sugarbush Nature AreaSaturday, June 13, 14 p.m.Join NAP in this scenic part of Ann Arbor to pull invasive species. Participants must wear a mask and maintain a 6-foot distance from others at all times.
Workday will give employees a cash bonus worth two weeks of pay amid coronavirus outbreak
Workday will pay its lower-level employees the equivalent of two-weeks pay as a cash bonus to help support them during the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. Workday, which provides human resources software, reported 12,200 total employees as of the end of January and said it also employs contractors. Workday plans to pay the bonus in its first fiscal quarter ending April 30. Workday said it would also create a relief fund "to help employees who may need additional support and have significant hardships that go above and beyond." Many American companies are seeking ways to help employees stay afloat as the new coronavirus has ground normal operations to a halt across the economy.cnbc.com
Google says its cloud conference will only be held virtually as coronavirus spreads
Google said on Monday that its upcoming cloud conference will only be held virtually due to the spreading of the coronavirus. The company's three-day Google Cloud Next 2020 event was supposed to be held in San Francisco from April 6-8, but will now just be livestreamed. Streamed events will include "keynotes, breakout sessions, interactive learning and digital 'ask an expert' sessions with Google teams," the company said. Google is among a growing number of tech companies to postpone, alter or cancel big events because of the coronavirus. Google IO, the company's annual developer conference in Silicon Valley, is still scheduled to take place in May, but it could be at risk of being cancelled.cnbc.com
Former Salesforce co-CEO Keith Block could join one of these three companies, RBC analysts say
Keith Block, co-chief executive officer of Salesforce.com Inc., speaks during the opening keynote at the DreamForce conference in San Francisco, Sept. 25, 2018. RBC Capital on Thursday outlined three of the most likely companies it thinks former Salesforce co-CEO Keith Block might join following his Tuesday departure as chief executive. Block is well positioned to join Workday, Oracle or Amazon Web Services, according to the analyst note. After more than 25 years with Oracle, Block left in 2013 to join Salesforce as president and vice chairman. Block may possibly join Amazon Web Services, the analysts added.cnbc.com
Coronavirus concern weighs on Nutanix outlook, drags stock down over 20%
Nutanix shares sank as much as 24% in extended trading on Wednesday after the developer of cloud storage and networking software cited coronavirus concerns as one reason for lowering its 2020 revenue outlook. In fiscal 2019, about 22% of Nutanix's revenue came from the Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) region. A total of more than 80,200 cases have been confirmed worldwide, the vast majority in China, with 2,704 deaths. In addition to slashing its revenue guidance, Nutanix said software and support billings for 2020 will come in at $1.6 billion to $1.67 billion, down from a prior estimate of $1.65 billion to $1.75 billion. Even before Wednesday's announcement, Nutanix shares were down 36% over the past 12 months.cnbc.com
Workday cancels internal sales conference attended by thousands over coronavirus fears
Workday has canceled its annual internal sales meeting over fears of the coronavirus outbreak and will be moving the program online. The Workday Sales Kickoff, or SKO, was scheduled for March 2 through March 4 in Orlando, Florida, and was supposed to draw around 3,000 people, a spokeswoman told CNBC. The flu-like coronavirus, named COVID-19, has affected over 80,000 people globally and killed at least 2,700 since it was discovered Dec. 31 in China. Workday's decision to make this year's conference digital is the latest among a slew of exhibition or conference cancellations worldwide over fears of a pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday outlined how businesses should likely react if the coronavirus spreads throughout the United States.cnbc.com
Workday CEO says HR company has a blockchain solution that will be key to finding a job
He started the human resources technology company in 2005 and has grown it to a stock market valuation over $40 billion. In particular, machine learning and the blockchain. "Employees can go from company to company and carry credentials with them in a private network. The WorkDay CEO is not alone in focusing on this opportunity. Its CEO has claimed that the predictive technology works with up to 95% accuracy.cnbc.com
Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: Campbell Soup, Alphabet, Salesforce & more
Check out the companies making headlines before the bell:Campbell Soup (CPB) Campbell Soup reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, although sales were slightly below expectation as organic sales fell by 1%. Alphabet (GOOGL) The company announced that co-founder Larry Page would step down as CEO, replaced by the CEO of its Google unit, Sundar Pichai. Salesforce.com (CRM) Salesforce reported quarterly earnings of 75 cents per share, beating the consensus estimate of 66 cents a share. Workday (WDAY) Workday beat estimates by 15 cents a share, with quarterly profit of 53 cents per share. GoPro (GPRO) The high definition camera maker said its new Hero8 camera saw record sales as the holiday season kicked off.cnbc.com
The big banks have become the ideal stocks for this market, Jim Cramer says
Investors rotated money from fast-growing stocks to "clean companies with no real flaws" as major indexes dipped during the session, CNBC's Jim Cramer said Wednesday. The action coincided with a Federal Reserve report that said many businesses have reduced their growth forecasts as the U.S.-China trade war drags on. "But the bottom line is that today's winners are immune to the fallout from the trade war. Cramer cited strong quarterly performances in reports this week from the big banks, including J.P. Morgan Chase, Citigroup and Bank of America. The big banks were not as hostage to the trade war as many thought because of their link to the consumer economy, Cramer suggested.cnbc.com
Cramer: Get ready to buy these stocks as the market awaits a rate cut
Investors should add Jim Cramer's so-called "Cloud King" stocks to their shopping list as the stock market awaits an interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve later this week, the "Mad Money" host said Monday. Money has been rotating from high-quality growth names into the industrial sectors as Wall Street bets that a quarter-point rate cut will spur more business investment and give a boost to cyclical and industrial companies. That explains why the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which tracks 30 large blue-chip stocks, gained nearly 29 points during the session Monday. Workday and Adobe shed more than 1% of their respective share prices during the session, while Salesforce dropped 2.35%. "When this kind of rotation gives you a pullback in a group like the 'Cloud Kings,' that's a long-term buying opportunity," Cramer said.cnbc.com