DISTRIBUTED ENERGY COMBINING NORTHERN POWER & PROTON ENERGYTO STRENGTHEN OPERATIONS, REDUCE COSTWALLINGFORD, CT, January 31, 2007 — Distributed Energy Systems Corp. (NASDAQ: DESC), today announced it will combine its two subsidiaries Northern Power Systems and Proton Energy Systems — to reduce cost and strengthen systems sales, engineering, production, service and technology development.The company, which creates and delivers products and solutions for the decentralized energy marketplace, said the reorganization will result in a charge against 2007s first-quarter results of approximately $1.0 million, or $0.03 per share, to account for staff reductions, reflecting the elimination of about 60 jobs, or 20% of the workforce, and related expenses. The reorganization is estimated to result in savings of approximately $4-$5 million, on an annualized basis, beginning in the second quarter of 2007. In addition, the Waitsfield, VT, location will be closed, and its activities moved to the companys 110,000-square-foot Barre, VT facility.During the past year, it became increasingly clear that we would benefit going forward by implementing our strategy now, to become a one-company organization, said Ambrose L. Schwallie, Distributed Energys chief executive officer. We expect these changes to improve sales and marketing effectiveness, reduce costs, enhance efficiencies of our systems engineering, products and service capabilities, and enable more and better cross-fertilization in advanced technology development.This new functional structure, Mr. Schwallie continued, allows us to focus more precisely on the markets, critical business drivers and capabilities that give Distributed Energy the best prospects for the higher-margin revenues we need to foster strong, sustained, profitable growth. Taking this action promptly will, we believe, enable the company to make better progress toward our goal of reaching profitability.Markets and OrganizationDiscussing the reorganization further, the Distributed Energy CEO cited the companys emphasis on power generation and power electronics systems, systems engineering and combined heat-and-power projects, products and services for oil and gas exploration markets, larger-scale wind projects for power generation, and commercial hydrogen, renewable fuels, and waste-to-energy technologies.To implement the reorganization, Mr. Schwallie also announced the appointment of three senior vice presidents to company-wide functional positions, all reporting to him:”Mark Murray now leads the sales and marketing functions for all of Distributed Energy products, systems and services. Mr. Murray most recently headed the companys commercial hydrogen business.”Betsy Anderson assumes responsibility for all of the companys engineering, production, project management and service activities, expanding her prior operating responsibilities beyond energy systems, products and services.”Robert Friedland takes on management duties encompassing all technology innovation, including the hydrogen research and development programs that he previously ran.Under their experienced leadership, Mr. Schwallie said, the company will work to strengthen lines of communication and operating efficiencies within the company, improve our impact in the marketplace, and continue to pursue the ideas and technologies that can enable Distributed Energy to be one of the leaders in alternative and renewable energy solutions.Mr. Schwallie concluded: This new unified focus should begin to be reflected in 2007 operating results. We believe this new, revitalized organization will put Distributed Energy in a stronger position to drive improved operating margins, and better serve markets where our capabilities and business models deliver valuable benefits to customers, now and in the years ahead.About Distributed Energy Systems Corp.Distributed Energy Systems Corp. (NASDAQ: DESC) creates and delivers products and solutions to the emerging decentralized energy marketplace, giving users greater control over their energy cost, quality and reliability. The company delivers a combination of practical, ready-today energy solutions and the solid business platforms for capitalizing on the changing energy landscape. For more information visit http://www.distributed-energy.com(link is external).
Google has introduced a new feature on Gmail that will allow users to pin a specific Google Chat conversation. It will also be possible to pin a ‘room’ to the top of the list. The conversation or room will be pinned to the top of the list view in Gmail and the pinned messages can be accessed from the left-hand navigation menu. The feature has begun rolling out to eligible users and will be visible to everyone within a few days. It will be available primarily for Google Workspace customers.Pinning a conversation will help users keep track of important updates as the conversation will be visible on the top of the Chat list. According to Google, this will make them quicker and easier to find. A red dot will appear next to pinned conversations with unread messages on integrated Gmail. To pin a conversation, navigate to the said conversation under Chat or Rooms. Click on More > Pin. To unpin a conversation, follow the same steps and click on Unpin.- Advertisement – The pinned conversation feature will be available on Android and iOS devices, and on the Web. It will be available to users with the following plans: Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, G Suite Basic, Business, Education, Enterprise for Education, and Nonprofits customers.Google Chat is in the process of replacing the classic Hangouts on Gmail. The update has already been rolling out, and all eligible users are expected to make the transition by the first half of the coming year. While Google Chat will retain some Hangout features, such as direct and group messaging, Google said that it will discard some other features.Is OnePlus 8T the best ‘value flagship’ of 2020? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
As of today, it is mandatory to wear masks in stores, and masks must also be worn by staff in cafes and restaurants. Some guests who are already in Lijepa naša and may not know about this change in Croatia, so it is my personal recommendation to let them know. Especially in the context of negative shock, because until yesterday there was no obligation to wear masks in shops or restaurants, and guests today may be unpleasantly surprised. Also, they will not be able to study in the store if they do not have masks. Communication is crucial, especially in current emergencies. / / / FROM MONDAY OBLIGATORY TO USE THE MASK IN STORES, PUBLIC TRANSPORT AND EMPLOYEES IN THE CATERING ACTIVITY Without raising any panic, it is a preventive praiseworthy measure that, in my opinion, should have been adopted a long time ago due to tourism. Provide masks to your guests There is no room for panic – we have to accept the fact that we will have to live with the coronavirus for a while. Life, economy, tourism must go further, in the new normal adhering to all preventive measures. Photo: Pexels.com Some of our guests may not have masks with them, so when talking about the new rules of wearing masks in HR, ask them if they had masks with them. If they don’t – provide them with masks. We had 190 cases of corona over the weekend, and in Croatia until yesterday there were 1.117 active people with covid19, 132 people are in hospital, with three patients on a respirator.
“We will bolster our coordination, including with the private sector, toward rapid development, manufacturing and distribution of diagnostics, antiviral medicines and vaccines,” the statement said.On the occasion, Jokowi also encouraged G20 member countries to work together to synchronize economic policies and instruments to counter the economic downturn resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.Read also: Indonesian manufacturers step up as G20 nations coordinate global medical supplyThe President stressed at the end of his statement that G20 countries had a role to foster world confidence to get through the health crisis.Indonesia was among the latest to step up its battle against the coronavirus as the archipelago had just announced its first confirmed COVID-19 cases on March 2, weeks after many other countries around the world announced their first positive cases on their soil.With 1,046 confirmed cases and 87 fatalities as of Friday, Indonesia’s death toll is now the highest in Southeast Asia and its mortality rate of 8.3 percent is among the highest in the world.The global death toll from the coronavirus, which first emerged in China late last year, has now passed 24,000, with the number of infections globally closing in on half a million. An estimated 3 million people have been forced into lockdown.Topics : Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati, who had accompanied Jokowi in the meeting, said all G20 member countries, the WHO and the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) would collaborate in efforts to accelerate COVID-19 vaccine development.Read also: G20 leaders to inject $5 trillion into global economy to fight coronavirus“The finance ministers of the G20 have indicated they would allocate US$4 billion to be mobilized throughout the world, especially in the G20 countries, to accelerate research and find a COVID-19 vaccine. This issue is currently under discussions at the level of the G20’s finance ministers,” Sri Mulyani said after the teleconference.In a joint statement adopted at the summit, G20 leaders agreed to further commit to work together to increase research and development funding for vaccines and medicines, leverage digital technologies and strengthen international scientific cooperation. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has called for G20 leaders to spearhead the development of vaccines to win “the war” against the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic during the group’s first video-conference summit on Thursday evening.Jokowi joined the virtual teleconference hosted remotely by G20 chairman and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to discuss international efforts and stronger cooperation to fight the spread of COVID-19.“The G20 must actively lead efforts to find a COVID-19 antivirus and vaccine together with the World Health Organization,” the Indonesian President said as quoted in a press statement released by the Presidential Secretariat.
After long years of abandonment and neglect, respite has come the way of the mother of late Super Eagles striker, Rashidi Yekini, Sekiratu Yekini, from the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare.The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has placed Alhaja Yekini on a monthly stipend. The Minister, who was represented by Olaitan Shittu in Ijagbo, near Offa in Kwara State on Wednesday, donated various food stuffs and provisions as well as cash gift of N50,000 to the aged woman.Shittu explained that it was not the first time the Minister was reaching out to Alhaja Yekini as he was also at her residence in September 2019 to make similar donation.Responding, Alhaja Yekini, who spoke in local dialect (Yoruba), thanked the Minister for his kind gesture.She said: “I have been abandoned for a long time and have not gotten help from anyone.“I was hospitalised for days, some months ago and catered for myself despite scarce resources. “Wven last month, I received treatment at the hospital.“I need help from Nigerians, but this Minister has done very well, especially remembering me in this holy month of Ramadan.“Since my son died, life has been very tough because I do not get assistance from people.“Rashidi’s siblings are not doing well too, so I am left to struggle everyday.“This is very kind of the Minister. “May God bless and reward him.”Late Yekini, who died eight years ago in Ibadan after retiring from active football, had a career that spanned more than two decades and was mainly associated with Vitória de Setúbal in Portugal, but he also played in six other foreign countries.Yekini scored 37 goals for Nigeria from 58 games and represented the nation in five major tournaments, including two World Cups, where he scored the country’s first-ever goal in the competition against Bulgaria in the USA 94 World Cup.He was also named the African Footballer of the Year in 1993.RelatedPosts Minister gives condition for resumption of contact sports Minister pledges support for development of AI, robotics in Nigeria NSF 2020: Sports minister raises fresh hope Items donated included 50kg bag of rice, 10kg bag of wheat, six tins of Milo as well as the cash.Tags: Rashidi YekiniSekiratu YekiniSunday Dare
By Elroy StephneyDESPITE not having any formal training in the art of preparing cricket pitches, Lloyd Wallace became Essequibo’s most enduring and successful curator spanning over a decade.Formerly from Hampton Court on the Essequibo Coast, he lived just a few yards from the famous Kayman Sankar cricket ground. The venue then provided the opportunity for him to expose his talent as an employee of the firm where he spent over 15 years.In an exclusive interview with Chronicle Sport, the strongly built yet affable Lloyd Wallace was happy to reminisce on his sojourn as one of the best in the Caribbean as he put it. “I was rated by former International Umpire Billy Doctrove from Dominica as being one of the best in the Region”..“In my time, I was privileged to have prepared quality pitches for Red Stripe, Shell Shield and Inter-county matches and received quite favourable commendations from the players,” he added.“The Kayman Sankar ground became my home because I loved my task and it was done through consistently hard work, sacrifice and dedication towards a sport that I loved dearly,” emphasised the 51-year-old veteran who is one of ten brothers, five of whom represented Essequibo at the Inter-county level, namely Trenton Peters, Orin Wallace, Aubrey Wallace, Derick Wallace and Clifford Wallace.In fact, Lloyd Wallace also represented Essequibo in softball at the inter-county stage and was among the finest behind the stumps locally. “I was nick-named Blades because I was so sharp behind the wicket,” he acknowledged with some degree of satisfaction.Back on the pitch, ‘Blades’ was a monumental figure at the ground where he would studiously and repetitively arrange his equipment to undergo a rigorous job that required intense concentration and attention.There was never a dull moment witnessing him in action and he was an expert at his trade that he mastered without tutoring.“I was never exposed to training. My instinct, on-the-job experience and constant exposure to mud, water, roller, paint and brush were all that I needed to understand my role as a groundsman,” he responded.He shared the following memory with a real sense of pride. “I remember preparing the pitch for the likes of Brian Lara, Curtly Ambrose, Joel Garner, Richie Richardson, Phil Simmons, Ian Bishop, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Clayton Lambert among others and I felt honoured to be doing so for my heroes,” he boasted.“I recalled Trinidad and Tobago defeating Guyana in a Red Stripe match in the late 1990s when the great Brian Lara was Man-of-the-Match, scoring 67 runs. I was also proud of the Essequibo Under-16 team winning against Demerara in the Neville Sarjoo tournament.”“These are memories that I will forever etch in my heart as I played a role in providing an environment in which all were satisfied and much to the delight of the fans as well.”Upon reflection, the popular ‘Blades’ would single out Rovendra Mandolall, Jermain Jones, Dinesh Joseph, Ray Reid and Delvin Austin among others whose talent he witnessed right at the ground as being promising cricketers while his brother Trenton Peters, Jaimini Singh, Orin Belfield and Mark Stephney were good during his time.He has since expressed gratitude to the Kayman Sankar Group of Companies for their tremendous support as well as Kayman and Beni Sankar who were pioneers of the game in Essequibo.Wallace who is married and has four children, now resides in La Belle Alliance. He has since become an entrepreneur and security officer, but was quick to reveal that he is willing to share his experience with the Essequibo Cricket Board (ECB) and local clubs, even as he noted that the standard of preparing pitches now is very poor since much more education and guidance is needed for the art to develop and succeed.While the Hampton Court ground no longer exists and the towering figure of ‘Blades’ does not perform duties, he will be remembered as Essequibo’s most celebrated curator.
Watford were level within two minutes as Jose Holebas’s corner perfectly picked out Pereyra on the edge of the Chelsea box and the Argentine connected sweetly on the volley to find the bottom corner.The hosts had claims for a penalty waved away when Gerard Deulofeu tumbled under a shoulder barge from David Luiz, but there was no controversy when at the other end moments later Hazard was hauled down by Foster.Hazard picked himself up to dispatch the penalty confidently and by the end Chelsea’s margin of victory should have been greater.Willian and N’Golo Kante drilled low shots inches wide and Foster had to race back to his goal after going forward for a late Watford corner to deny Hazard his hat-trick with the last action of the game.“We could have won with another result because in the last 20-25 minutes we missed opportunities,” added Sarri. “At the end of the match, we did very well, especially mentally.” Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | Eden Hazard offered Chelsea fans hope his future may remain with the Londoners by stating he wants to become a club “legend” like former team-mates Frank Lampard, John Terry and Didier Drogba.Hazard scored his 100th and 101st Chelsea goals as Maurizio Sarri’s men moved back into the Premier League top four by grinding out a 2-1 win at Watford on Boxing Day.However, doubts remain over the Belgian’s future with his contract set to expire in 2020 and persistent rumours over interest from European champions Real Madrid.“It means a lot, especially because we won today also,” said Hazard on reaching his Chelsea century.“100th and 101st goal with this amazing club is something I will never forget, but now the fans, me, the staff, the players, we want more.“I want to score more goals for this club and be a legend like Lampard, Terry or Drogba.”Two of the three goals came in first-half stoppage time as Hazard’s opener was quickly cancelled out by Roberto Pereyra’s spectacular strike.However, Hazard made sure he was the match-winner as he was brought down by Ben Foster and then converted the resulting spot-kick early in the second half to move Chelsea two points ahead of Arsenal in the battle for Champions League qualification.Despite fuming at Chelsea’s lack of focus in losing at Stamford Bridge for the first time in charge of the Blues to Leicester on Saturday, Sarri named the same starting line-up with Hazard again serving as the focal point of the attack ahead of Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata.“Hazard can play in every position,” said Sarri. “Today he played very well with two goals and could have had a two or three assists.”Chelsea’s top scorer had to wait for his chances to come, but showed why Sarri persists with him through the middle as he coolly rounded Foster from Matteo Kovacic’s pass to give Chelsea the lead.
Facebook7Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County Board of County CommissionersThurston County government and the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) will co-host a community open house in Rochester on Thursday, January 17, to present proposed changes to County flood maps that may affect properties near the Skookumchuk, Black, and Chehalis rivers, and Scatter Creek.What: Open House on Proposed Updates to Thurston County Flood MapsWhen: Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.Where: Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Grand Mound Centralia, 6223 197th Way SW, Rochester, Washington, 98579The key change is a proposed redrawing of the flood hazard area which will lead to the removal of 190 structures from the flood hazard area, and the addition of 168 structures. FEMA proposed the flood hazard area revision after completing a study of the Lower Chehalis Watershed using new technologies that provided more accurate details about the location of river flooding.The proposed changes will guide the County’s land-use and building development regulations, and may also affect the cost of flood insurance for some land owners. County staff and FEMA representatives will be available during the open house to explain the proposed changes to preliminary maps, answer questions, and receive public comment.To learn more about the County’s Flood Programs, visit http://www.thurstonplanning.org and select ‘Flood Programs’ under ‘Planning Links’ on the left. Information on the Open House is also available online.You may also email flood-related questions or comments to Tim Rubert, Floodplain Manager, at email@example.com, or call (360) 867-2123.Featured photo credit: Chris Hamilton
CALIFORNIA CHROME IS READY, WEATHER OR NOTUFC SUPERSTAR MCGREGOR SETS PEGASUS ‘BUZZ’HEAVY RAINS CAUSE THURSDAY CANCELLATION TIZ A KISS EYES FIRST STAKES WIN ON DOLLAR DAY Craig Dollase720029%29%$68,925 Jeff Mullins421050%75%$106,945 Victor Espinoza2044420%60%$236,130 -30- Richard Baltas3044513%43%$273,463 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Luis Contreras2333613%52%$159,834 Tyler Baze4896419%40%$363,082 THURSDAY RACING CANCELLED DUE TO HEAVY RAINS Santa Anita Park officials announced that Thursday’s eight-race program has been cancelled due to continued heavy rainfall in the Arcadia area which has resulted in local flooding and road closures. Santa Anita has already received seven inches of rainfall from significant winter storms over the past week and up to two additional inches are predicted to fall along the San Gabriel Mountain foothills throughout the remainder of the day.According the National Weather Service, the most recent storm is scheduled to move out of the area later this evening resulting in predicted sunny skies over the three-day Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend.Santa Anita was open for simulcast wagering on Thursday, with free parking and admission available. .Santa Anita has notified horsemen that substitute races will be offered in the coming days for all horses that were entered on Thursday’s program.First post time at Santa Anita on Friday is at 1 p.m., while first post time on Saturday, Sunday, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day will be at 12:30 p.m. Fans are encouraged to visit santanita.com for the latest track condition updates as well as entry and morning line information. Norberto Arroyo, Jr.3872018%24%$303,780 Rafael Bejarano3843911%42%$375,663 William Spawr940244%67%$134,541 Mark Glatt1624213%50%$119,865 Corey Nakatani1532020%33%$167,690 TIZ A KISS EYES FIRST STAKES WIN IN MEGAHERTZRichard Baltas hopes Tiz a Kiss continues to outrun her odds when she goes in Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. holiday feature, the Grade III, $100,000 Megahertz Stakes for older fillies and mares scheduled for one mile on turf.A victory would result in her first stakes win. She was second by a nose in the restricted Solana Beach last August at Del Mar.A seven-year-old California-bred daughter of Cee’s Tizzy, Tiz a Kiss has been favored only once under the direction of Baltas, that in her first start for him on Sept. 5, 2015. In 11 starts since, she has never been the favorite, going off at 10-1 when second in the Grade II Goldikova Stakes last Nov. 6 and at 21-1 when a respectable seventh in the Grade I Matriarch at Del Mar Dec. 4.“She was sitting on the rail in the Matriarch,” said Baltas, who has four wins through the first nine days at Santa Anita’s Winter Meet. “She got through and they weren’t going that fast (a mile on a firm course in 1:35). They were kind of walking, actually, I thought.“Twenty-three and change, 48 and 1:12 for Grade I horses. It was a little step up. They were the best fillies in the country she ran against.”Kent Desormeaux, who has ridden Tiz a Kiss nine times, winning twice, is back aboard.Monday is Dollar Day at Santa Anita. Beer, sodas and hot dogs will be a buck apiece. First post time is 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. (Current Through Sunday, Jan. 8) Gary Sherlock920122%33%$48,720 TrainerMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Philip D’Amato1533420%67%$356,325 Mike Smith1121318%55%$262,930 Stewart Elliott342466%35%$119,190 Brice Blanc1433121%50%$125,125 Joel Rosario823125%75%$302,945 Peter Eurton820025%25%$78,320 Drayden Van Dyke3746011%27%$234,060 Agapito Delgadillo1220017%17%$64,785 Martin Pedroza2955317%45%$185,520 John Sadler1354338%92%$237,104 Jamie Theriot222209%18%$60,220 Peter Miller2365326%61%$317,780 Kent Desormeaux3363518%42%$537,173 Kristin Mulhall921022%33%$27,760 FINISH LINES: Congrats to Hollywood heavyweights Gary Barber, Kevin Tsujihara and Les Moonves, CEO’s of MGM, Warner Brothers Entertainment, and CBS, respectively, on winning Sunday’s third race with Forest Blue, a chestnut gelding trained by Peter Miller. Forest Blue, who won by nearly three lengths as the $5.40 favorite, was claimed for $16,000 out of the six furlong race by trainer Jeff Mullins. “He’s a solid horse and I wish the new owner and trainer well,” said Miller, tied for the training lead through nine days with six wins and leading in stakes victories with four . . . With seven inches of rain pelting Santa Anita in just over a week, Thursday’s live races were cancelled. Live racing resumes Friday at 1 p.m. Admission gates open at 11 a.m. UFC SUPERSTAR MCGREGOR CREATES PEGASUS ‘BUZZ’ Reigning UFC Lightweight Champion Connor McGregor, who was at Santa Anita this past month to star in a series of four short comedic films entitled “The 13th Jockey,” which is intended to promote the inaugural $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational on Jan. 28 at Gulfstream Park, has already helped to generate five million views via Episode 1 across Pegasus World Cup and McGregor social media platforms.More importantly, these views are generating a high percentage of “shares,” which indicates The 13th Jockey is being seen by millions of people who perhaps have little or no familiarity with racing. These “shares” are thus exposing the sport in a very significant way to the highly coveted 25-34-year-old demographic that is so vital to racing’s future.In addition to wide-ranging social media exposure, Episode 1 has generated mentions in Forbes, Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, US Weekly, Extra TV, the Washington Post, Irish Independent, Globo Brazil, the Herald Sun (Australia), Maxim, USA Today, Yahoo, the Paulick Report, Thoroughbred Daily News, America’s Best Racing and other media outlets.Due as much to his magnetic personality as his phenomenal fighting skills, McGregor is currently one of the most highly recognized athletes in the world. His co-star in The 13th Jockey is comedian Jon Lovitz. Frank Coraci (The Wedding Singer) directed the four-part series.Episode 2, which was also shot on location at Santa Anita, was unveiled yesterday, while the remaining two episodes will be distributed on Jan.18 and on Pegasus World Cup Day, Jan. 28. The Pegasus World Cup Invitational, which could include as many as 12 horses, is scheduled to feature an epic rematch between Breeders’ Cup Classic Champion Arrogate and 2014 Horse of the Year, California Chrome.In conjunction with The 13th Jockey advertising campaign, fans can now take a chance at winning a $1 million prize by participating in the Pegasus Win-Win Contest at pegasusworldcup.com/win. JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won J. Keith Desormeaux1022220%60%$254,915 Doug O’Neill4063715%40%$258,548 Tiago Pereira1824211%44%$90,675 Mario Gutierrez2232414%41%$151,116 Robert Hess, Jr.1021020%30%$150,145 Jeff Bonde720129%43%$58,395 Patrick Gallagher621133%67%$143,890 Jerry Hollendorfer2747515%59%$514,489 Flavien Prat4494820%48%$618,043 CHROME AWAITS PEGASUS AT GULFSTREAM PARK The Chromie Countdown is on.It’s just over two weeks until the world’s most popular race horse, California Chrome, makes his final start before going to stud, this in the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 28. The six-year-old California-bred son of Lucky Pulpit has been in Florida with assistant trainer Alan Sherman since Jan. 6, preparing for the inaugural race at 1 1/8 miles. His trainer, Art Sherman, heads to the Sunshine State a week from today.Meanwhile, like everyone else inundated in Southern California recently, Sherman was holed up at his Los Alamitos base early Thursday morning, thankful that the highest-earning Thoroughbred in North America history ($14,502,650) was safe and sound and not at the whim of the weatherman.“He galloped this morning and he’ll work five-eighths Saturday and probably gallop out three-quarters,” Sherman said. “The horse is doing great.”Arrogate, who overtook front-running California Chrome in deep stretch to register a dramatic half-length victory in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita Nov. 5, is scheduled for a rematch in the Pegasus which will be his first start since the Classic.The four-year-old son of Unbridled’s Song trained by Bob Baffert for Juddmonte Farms had a public workout before the first race Sunday, and with rain due to abate over the next few days, could breeze again before departing for Florida.Fortunately, Sherman has no such concern. Wet weather didn’t bother him, especially when he was a jockey back in the day.“One meet in Vancouver it rained for 30 days and we never missed a day,” said the Brooklyn native, who turns 80 on Feb. 17. “I used to wear five sets of goggles.”But that was then and this is now.Sherman’s primary focus is on California Chrome and his well-being coming up to the Pegasus. Of course, adding a 2016 Horse of the Year title to the one he captured in 2014 would be more than welcome.“It would be a great honor to win it a second time,” Sherman said. “He won $8 million last year and no horse has done that, plus he won seven out of eight races. I don’t see how he doesn’t deserve the Eclipse Award.”That, of course, still must play out. The votes are in and Eclipse Award winners, along with Horse of the Year, will be announced at the 46th annual ceremony at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 21.There is one done deal, however. California Chrome is on site at Gulfstream to prepare for the Pegasus. “It’s the best move I ever made,” Sherman said about getting him there early and not having to fidget over the weather. “I would have had a heart attack,” he said.
From staff reports The Taylor sisters are making life tough for opposing girls tennis teams this season. Della and Elle Taylor, continuing to roll in nonleague action, each swept their three singles sets as host Redondo defeated Bishop Montgomery, 16-2, on Monday. The doubles team of Patricia Engeberg and Tatiana Stewart also won its three sets to spark undefeated Redondo (6-0). Melanie Scott and Danielle Butler won singles sets for Bishop Montgomery (1-1). Hamilton 7, Westchester 0: Kourtney Johnson came closest to victory, dropping her singles match, 8-6, to Hamilton’s Emily Pompan, but Westchester fell to 4-1, 2-1. In a nonleague match … South Torrance 15, West Torrance 3: South went 9-0 in singles without dropping a single game at West Torrance. Leanne Gutierrez, Kathrina Gregana and Esther Kim all swept at love for South (3-6). Girls golf Peninsula (318) captured the Martin Luther King Invitational title, edging Mission Viejo (327) at the Quail Ranch Golf Course in Moreno Valley. In a format that takes the top four 18-hole scores out of five players per team, Peninsula’s Jenny Coleman and Katia Joo carded 6-over-par 78s. Ayane Itamura shot 79 and Kristin Coleman finished with an 81 for Peninsula, which won the tournament for the third consecutive season. Boys cross country Palos Verdes took first place at the Iolani Invitational in Oahu, Hawaii, on Sunday with 49 points, edging Lakewood (84) and Leilehua (96). Leading the way for Palos Verdes was Trevor Webber with a sixth-place time of 16 minutes, 52.39 seconds. Mike Stillo (16:52) took seventh and Garrett Delgado (16:58.80) took 10th in the three-mile race. Also clocking in with top times were Palos Verdes’ Josh Richland (17:12.82) in 12th place, Peter Cohen (17:16.36) in 14th place and Daniel Varon (17:20.79) in 16th place. Girls cross country Palos Verdes finished fourth with 132 points at the Iolani Invitational in Oahu, Hawaii, Sunday. Leading the way for Palos Verdes was Melanie Solandt, who had a sixth-place time of 19 minutes, 54 seconds. Erica Capellino took 22nd at 20:45 and Erin Simmons finished 31st (21:16). Also finishing high was Chanelle Garcia (21:23.) in 36th place and Michelle Yamashita (21:24) in 37th place for the Sea Kings. Girls volleyball Shannon Miller had seven kills and seven aces, and Marisa Bubica added 21 assists and six aces for San Pedro (3-1, 3-0) in a 25-16, 25-11, 25-8 win at Gardena. Also in the Marine League … Carson def. Washington, 3-0: Kristiano Tuaniga had 13 aces and eight kills as Carson won at home, 25-6, 25-14, 25-7. Kristine Fernando had eight aces and Crystal Lopez added seven aces for Carson (4-0, 2-0). Washington fell to 1-1 in league play. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Redondo hosts North Torrance today in its final tuneup before starting Bay League action Thursday against visiting Peninsula, which captured the league crown last year. “We typically do well against Ocean and Pioneer league teams in the preseason,” Redondo coach Jim Ball said. “Once we get to the Bay League, that’s when it gets really tough for us.” In a Marine League match … Banning 4, Narbonne 3: Nancy Melgoza edged Lily Kurosaki, 8-7 (5), to give host Banning the victory. Kurosaki was behind, 5-4, before making her comeback. It marked the only singles win of the night for Banning (2-0, 1-0), which won all three doubles matches. Sharon Kim, Michelle Gil and Whitney Robinson all won in singles for Narbonne (0-3, 0-1). The doubles teams of Melissa Hernandez-Diana Alvarado, Norma Santamaria-Kathy Ngo and Cristina Alvarado-Jasmin Jimenez were victorious for Banning. In a Western League match …