Beijing crackdown is a ‘wake up call’ for China’s corporate giants, says former chief of HKEX – CNBC

Beijing’s recent regulatory crackdown is a “wake-up call” for China’s corporate giants which should not assume they are untouchable, says Charles Li, former CEO of Hong Kong Exchange and Clearing. Still, he said he doesn’t expect the latest regulatory reforms to affect Hong Kong’s markets in the longer term. China has stepped up its scrutiny … Read more

Newsom: it’s ‘not acceptable’ for homeless to camp on streets – Los Angeles Times

STOCKTON —  Gov. Gavin Newsom expressed strong support Thursday for increased efforts around California to remove large homeless encampments, calling them unacceptable and saying the state will need more federal help to create additional housing and expand services for homeless people. Newsom’s comments come at a time of growing alarm over the homelessness crisis, which has … Read more

CDC: Dane County reaches ‘high’ level of community transmission for COVID-19 – – WISC-TV3

August 5, 2021 4:31 PM Posted: August 5, 2021 4:31 PM Updated: August 5, 2021 4:35 PM MADISON, Wis. — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has designated Dane County with the highest level of community transmission for COVID-19. Whereas Dane County has reached a “high” level as of Thursday, the daily update shows … Read more

Acrobatic squirrels learn to leap and land on tree branches without falling – Science Magazine

Squirrel parkour Every day, there are acrobatic extravaganzas going on above our heads. Squirrels navigate remarkably complex and unpredictable environments as they leap from branch to branch, and mistakes can be fatal. These feats require a complex combination of evolved biomechanical adaptations and learned behaviors. Hunt et al. characterized the integration of these features in … Read more