China Tech Investor is a weekly look at China’s tech companies through the lens of investment.Each week, hosts Elliott Zaagman and James Hull go through their watch list of publicly listed tech companies and also interview experts on issues affecting the macroeconomy and the stock prices of China’s tech companies.Make sure you don’t miss anything.Check out our lineup of China tech podcasts.Check us out on iTunes or Spotify!In this episode of the China Tech Investor Podcast powered by TechNode, our hosts talk with the one and only Anne Stevenson-Yang, co-founder and research director at J Capital Research.
If I’m going to dump his poop and pine litter into the trash, might as well use do so in something that decomposes, right?A new study shows that many of these bags remain fully intact after three years of exposure to natural settings.The research paper, published in Environmental Science and Technology on Sunday, analyses five different type of plastic bags: a conventional plastic bag, two “oxo-biodegradable” bags, one biodegradable bag, and a compostable bag.Each of these bags (outside the regular plastic one, which was used as a control) is supposed to degrade in the natural environment but only if it’s disposed of properly.The rest only fragmented a bit or stayed intact.The study authors from the University of Plymouth’s International Marine Litter Research Unit ran this experiment from July 2015 to August 2018.
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Anne Hegerty has revealed she was originally given a very different nickname on The Chase, before becoming known as The Governess in households up and down the country.For over a decade, Anne has been one of the quizzing experts on the ITV gameshow, where she plays under her Governess moniker.However, in a new interview with The Guardian, she shared that this wasn’t always the plan.When she first joined the show, Anne told the newspaper, she was supposed to have been known as The Headmistress, before host Bradley Walsh had a change of heart.“I don’t know, he just saw something governessy in me,” she said.Anne also claimed she much prefers “The Governess” to the previous “Headmistress” title, as a governess “can basically do what she likes, whereas a headmistress has a board of governors she has to report to”.Earlier this year, Anne told Loose Women that there was supposed to have been a series of character traits that went alongside her on-screen persona, which also ended up falling by the wayside.“Originally the character was going to be more sort of creepy than she is,” she said. “I remember saying I wanted her to be a sort of cross between Caroline Aherne as Mrs Merton and Daphne Fowler on Eggheads. I wanted everyone to think in terms of Delores Umbridge and the creepiest thing about her was those damn kittens.“But then a friend of mine said that is a bit too different from what you are like and you won’t be able to maintain that.”However, Anne isn’t the only one of the existing Chasers whose nickname changed over time.New addition Darragh Ennis was first supposed to have been introduced as The Professor, but had a very specific reason for requesting that this be changed.Meanwhile, Jenny Ryan was also given a different tile before The Vixen, although she asked for a different one as she felt it was inappropriate for her.Read Anne Hegerty’s full interview in The Guardian here.READ MORE:ITV Responds To Backlash After Chasers Are Seen Swimming With Dolphins In New Travel SeriesThe Chase's Anne Hegerty Reveals The One Major Downside Of The Arrival Of A New ChaserThe Chase Viewers Do A Double-Take After Contestant’s Name Appears To Say Something Very Rude Indeed
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