Richard Powers on the Standing of Trees
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Richard Powers on the Standing of Trees

The author of The Overstory hikes through the Great Smoky Mountains  and discusses giving personhood to nonhumans. “Wow! Look at that!” Richard Powers exclaims, pointing to a tree rising from the slope above us. Branches arch outward from its stout trunk, bark marbled in a greenish cast. The tree, which he identifies as a tulip poplar,… […]

Grand National: Handicapper has his say on weights
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Grand National: Handicapper has his say on weights

British Horseracing Authority handicapper Martin Greenwood is looking forward to what he described as arguably the “highest-quality” Grand National in years after making Tiger Roll and stablemate Delta Work joint top-weights on 11st 10lb for the Aintree spectacular. The Gordon Elliott-trained Tiger Roll has claimed the world-famous race in each of the past two seasons and… […]

Grand National: Trainers react to the weights
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Grand National: Trainers react to the weights

Trainer Gordon Elliott – Tiger Roll (11st 10lb), Delta Work (11st 10lb), Alpha Des Obeaux (10st 13lb), The Storyteller (10st 12lb), Jury Duty (10st 8lb), Champagne Classic (10st 6lb), Shattered Love (10st 6lb), Death Duty (10st 5lb), Dounikos (10st 5lb), Dallas Des Pictons (10st 1lb) Borice (10st), Moonbeg Notorious ( 9st 11lb), Ravenhill (9st 10lb), Roaring Bill (9st 10lb), Noble… […]