Red Dead Redemption 2 shipments reach 17 millionRockstar’s hit game has shipped more in eight days than the original did in eight yearsChristopher DringHead of Games B2BWednesday 7th November 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleRockstart2Red Dead Redemption 2 has sold-in 17 million units, Take-Two has announced.Rockstar’s parent company revealed that the game has shipped more units into stores in eight days than the original managed in eight years.This figure is the number of units sold to retail stores, as opposed to sold-through to consumers. There is currently no update on its sell-through figures outside of the $725 million the game made in just three days – making it the second fastest-selling entertainment product of all time behind Grand Theft Auto V.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games The game is certainly selling ahead of internal expectations, as Take-Two has raised its financial estimates for the financial year on the back of it. It now expects to deliver between $2.55 billion and $2.65 billion in revenue, whereas previously it had expected between $2.5 billion to $2.6 billion.Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick said: “Red Dead Redemption 2 is now tied with Grand Theft Auto V as the highest rated title on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with a 97 Metacritic score. A massive commercial success, Red Dead Redemption 2 has set numerous records, including achieving the biggest opening weekend in the history of entertainment, with over $725 million in retail sell-through during its first three days.“As a result of our strong second quarter performance and outstanding early results from Red Dead Redemption 2, we are raising our financial outlook for fiscal 2019, which is also poised to be a record year for Net Bookings and Adjusted Operating Cash Flow.”Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore stories2K Silicon Valley studio becomes 31st Union and expands to Spain“We want to identify opportunities where they haven’t traditionally existed for underrepresented voices”By Christopher Dring A year agoThe GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: Rockstar’s tax returnsAlso up this week: The troubles facing Improbable and SpatialOS, and what’s the future of esports as Fortnite’s popularity declines? By GamesIndustry Staff A year agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.
Greenskies jumps to #1 in the U.S. C&I solar sector during Q1GTM Research says SolarCity fell to second place in the commercial and industrial market during the quarter. June 17, 2016 Christian Roselund Markets Markets & Policy Share The first quarter of 2016 saw a shake-up in the ranking of leading commercial and industrial (C&I) solar installers in the United States, according to the latest report from GTM Researchs Leaderboard service. The company says that Greenskies Renewable Energy replaced SolarCity as the leading installer in the space during the quarter with a 5.5% market share, compared to SolarCitys 4.9%. SolarCity remains by far the largest installer of distributed solar PV in the nation, due to its dominance of the less fragmented residential sector. However it was surpassed in C&I during the quarter by Greenskies, largely due to the Connecticut-based solar project developer and builders deal to install solar PV on 180 Target stores, for a total of 100 MW.Greenskies expects to install these systems by the end of 2016. The company notes that it has risen rapidly in the rankings, coming in seventh place a year ago and growing to the third-largest C&I installer in the fourth quarter of 2015. However, it may be too soon to say if SolarCitys fall from first place in the C&I space will last. Q1 is typically SolarCity’s smallest quarter, whereas many other commercial developers have less consistent seasonality in their installations, GTM Research Senior Analyst, Solar Markets Nicole Litvak told pv magazine.Litvak also notes that SolarCity continues to grow in the space, and increased its C&I installation volume from the first quarter of 2015.This content is protected by copyright and may not be reused. 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Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! “Mike’s relationship with Kingpin was one to admire,” noted Graeme Thom, Chef d’équipe of the Canadian Eventing Team. “As a pair they exemplified the true definition of partnership. Kingpin represented Canada with a strong competitive spirit and will be missed greatly.”Canada has lost a world-class athlete in King Pin. He will be sadly missed, but fondly remembered has having achieved top international results for Canada. SIGN UP Horse Sport Enews More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. Ottawa, Ontario—Equine Canada and the Canadian Eventing Committee would like to extend their sincerest condolences to Mike Winter and the Kingpin Syndicate on the loss of the great Canadian equine athlete Kingpin.Tragically, on April 25, 2009, King Pin passed away while competing in the cross country phase of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event in Lexington, KY.“King Pin suffered a hemorrhage of the large vessels in the abdomen unrelated to any jumping effort or trauma,” said Dr. Christiana Ober, the Canadian Eventing Team veterinarian. “This is a very rare condition and the actual cause is unknown.”Winter’s partnership with the talented 13-year-old Irish Sport Horse has led to many international triumphs, including helping the Canadian Eventing Team win the silver medal at the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, BRA, where they also finished in eighth place individually.Winter, a native of Montreal, QC, but who now resides in Newnan, GA, and Kingpin also finished in 12th at the 2008 edition of Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event. With Kingpin, Winter was a member of the ninth place Canadian Eventing Team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.“I am mourning the loss of a partner and close friend,” said Winter.“We have lost a great horse and a superb athlete,” said David O’Connor, Canadian Eventing Committee International Technical Advisor. “Our hearts go out to Mike and his family. We would also like to express our deepest condolences to the members of Kingpin’s syndicate and all those who participated in his wonderful career.” Email* We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding.
kali9/iStockBy JOSHUA HOYOS and CHRISTINA CARREGA, ABC NEWS(MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.) — The Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously on Friday to advance its plan to eliminate the police department and create a new public safety unit.On the heels of the death of George Floyd on May 25, protests have sparked across the country with demands to defund and dismantle police departments.The caught-on-camera incident showed four former Minneapolis police officers contribute to Floyd’s death—specifically, Derek Chauvin pressing his knee onto the back of Floyd’s neck for almost eight minutes.While Chauvin and the three other officers were fired from the department and charged in connection to Floyd’s murder, the Minneapolis City Council has made efforts to change the city’s policing policies, including banning chokeholds.Friday’s proposed amendments would update the city’s charter to replace the police with a new organization: the Department of Community Safety and Violence Prevention.Under that organization there would be a Division of Law Enforcement Services, which will be “composed of licensed peace officers, subject to the supervision of the department of community safety and violence prevention,” according to the proposed ordinance.Council President Lisa Bender said the goal is to change the charter and get it on the ballot for a public vote this November.If approved by voters, the changes would become effective May 1, 2021.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Stewart-Haas Racing displayed dominance in another successful run as a premier team in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2017, and one of the constants was Mobil 1’s support in keeping the cars in tip-top performance shape.Since partnering in 2011, engineers from ExxonMobil and Stewart-Haas Racing have formed a close working relationship to boost the lubrication technologies of all of SHR’s vehicles. Mobil 1 motor oil reduces frictional loss in the engines to maximize fuel mileage, increase horsepower and turn more RPMs.Kurt Busch got the team off to a sensational start by winning the season-opening Daytona 500. A last-lap pass gave Busch his first victory in the “Great American Race” and led to an emotional — and memorable — reaction by crew chief Tony Gibson, a Daytona Beach, Florida, native.Busch’s No. 41 Ford surged to the front when more than half the cars in an 11-car lead draft ran short on fuel. But thanks to Gibson’s deft calculations and Busch’s and spotter Tony Raines’ ability to work together and navigate around the rear view mirror falling off the banged-up car, Busch captured the checkered flag in NASCAR’s signature event. In addition to maximizing fuel mileage that was key to Busch’s win, Mobil 1 motor oil reduces rolling resistance, which contributes to increased acceleration on restarts and allows the car to reach top speed.“There is nothing predictable about this race anymore, and the more years that have gone by that I didn’t win I kept trying to go back to patterns that I had seen in the past,” Busch said. “My mirror fell off with 30 laps to go and I couldn’t even see out the back. And I thought that was an omen. Throw caution to the wind.“It just got crazy and wild, and I am so proud of all the drivers at the end. We put on a show for a full fuel run, and nobody took each other out and it was one of the smartest chess games I have seen out there.”Busch’s victory jump-started SHR’s season, one in which it was making the switch from Chevrolet to Ford as the team’s manufacturer. The win proved that all the hard work back at the shop during an extra busy offseason paid off, and Mobil 1 motor oil had a hand in squeezing every bit of fuel mileage out of the No. 41.In the season’s second race, SHR nearly made it back-to-back wins as Kevin Harvick’s No. 4 Ford led 292 of 325 laps at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Harvick eventually finished ninth, but the message was clear that SHR was hitting on all cylinders during the manufacturer transition and would be a force for the rest of the season.Harvick proved this by winning in June at Sonoma for his 36th victory in the Monster Energy Series. The No. 4 Ford had to endure a long green-flag run from the end of Stage 2 and got the job done with the help of Mobil 1 reducing engine temperatures to increasing engine efficiency.Harvick’s teammate Clint Bowyer finished second to hammer home a big weekend for SHR in California’s wine country.From there, the season took several exciting turns but ultimately wound up with Harvick and Busch in the NASCAR Playoffs. Harvick and crew chief Rodney Childers had one of the most feared cars at the end of the season with the No. 4 winning at Texas and advancing to the Championship 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Meanwhile, Busch set a speed record in winning the pole at Texas, marking another big weekend for SHR.Ultimately, Harvick and Busch fell short of their goals of winning a second championship, but turning ahead to 2018, there is a lot to look forward to for SHR, including new energy from driver Aric Almirola, who recently joined the team.Here’s a snapshot view of the 2017 season for Stewart-Haas Racing: Kevin Harvick No. 4 Ford Wins: 2 (Sonoma, Texas) Top fives: 14 Top 10s: 23 Poles: 4 Notable: Harvick won poles early in the season at Atlanta and Texas and then again at Charlotte before breaking through for a win at Sonoma. Harvick won the pole at Darlington, which set up a strong playoff run that included a win in the Round of 8 at Texas. Harvick and crew chief Rodney Childers had the No. 4 humming in the playoffs and were a strong championship contender, but the team finished fourth at Homestead-Miami Speedway with eventual champion Martin Truex heading to Victory Lane. Harvick finished third in the final driver standings.Kurt Busch No. 41 Ford Wins: 1 (Daytona 500) Top fives: 6 Top 10s: 15 Poles: 1 Notable: Busch began the season with the aforementioned Daytona 500 victory that came when several teams didn’t calculate their fuel mileage as well as the No. 41 team did and ran out of gas as Busch drove off with the win. The victory put Busch in the playoffs for the fifth straight season. Busch also had top-five finishes at Pocono, Bristol, Darlington and Richmond as he entered the playoffs on a hot streak. However, he could not get past the Round of 16 and finished 14th in the final standings. Busch ended the season on a high note by winning the pole at Texas in record speed (200.915 mph).Clint Bowyer No. 14 Ford Wins: 0 Top fives: 6 Top 10s: 13 Poles: 0 Notable: In Bowyer’s first season with SHR he had his most top-10 finishes in three years and his most top-five finishes in four seasons. Bowyer’s top fives came at Auto Club (third place), Bristol (second place), Sonoma (second place), Daytona (second place), Watkins Glen (fifth place) and Martinsville (third place). With such strong finishes and near-misses, Bowyer appears destined to drive to Victory Lane in 2018 in his second full season with SHR.Danica Patrick No. 10 Ford Wins: 0 Top fives: 0 Top 10s: 1 Poles: 0 Notable: Patrick’s final full-time season with SHR featured an average starting position of 22.1, a career-best mark. The highlight in finishing a race was a top-10 showing early on at Dover. Patrick also led laps in the Coca-Cola 600, one of NASCAR’s crown jewel races. Patrick said farewell to fans in an emotional sendoff at Homestead-Miami Speedway but will return to race in the Daytona 500 and the Indy 500 in 2018 for another team.Aric Almirola No. 10 Ford in 2018 (stats for No. 43 car in 2017) Wins: 0 Top fives: 3 Top 10s: 6 Poles: 0Notable: Almirola comes over to SHR for the 2018 season after six full seasons with Richard Petty Motorsports. Almirola missed seven races last season with an injured back suffered in the early Kansas race. Before his injury, Almirola had top-10 finishes in the Daytona 500 and at Richmond and Talladega. After returning from injury, he finished his season strong with top-10 showings at Talladega, Kansas and Phoenix. That combination of success on a variety of tracks and teaming up with SHR should lead to momentum carrying over into 2018.
Editor’s note: This week in advance of the Daytona 500, NASCAR.com will look back at some memorable race victories and detail the odds the winning driver had, and which driver in the 2019 field most correlates.Previously: Kurt BuschTrevor Bayne had one previous career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start entering the 2011 season. He had just turned 20 years old the day before the 2011 Daytona 500 went green.Historic Wood Brothers Racing was stuck in a winless streak that stretched back to the 2001 season. The team had won four previous Daytona 500s, including the iconic 1976 version with driver David Pearson — and the long-standing No. 21 car had been retrofitted in 2011 to resemble Pearson’s ride.RELATED: Full Daytona 500 oddsSomething special happened on Feb. 20, 2011, though.With Tony Stewart on his outside, and veterans Mark Martin and Kurt Busch looming, Bayne — the race leader — hammered the final restart in NASCAR Overtime and held off the entire field on the green-white-checkered finish for what many consider to be the biggest upset in Daytona 500 history.Bayne, so green in his own right that he got lost on the drive to Victory Lane, delivered an iconic moment that makes the “Great American Race” so special. And at 80-1 odds, he joined a list of athletes — in NASCAR and beyond — to beat incredibly long odds to triumph at the sport’s highest level.The most comparable driver in this year’s field is …Ty Dillon, No. 13 Germain Racing ChevroletJared C. Tilton | Getty ImagesThere isn’t an 80-1 long shot in the field this year, but there is a 100-1 bet in Ty Dillon — who also is looking for his first career Monster Energy Series win, much like Bayne in 2011.Dillon’s best finish in three Daytona 500 starts is 28th, and he has one career top-10 finish in 90 Monster Energy Series starts.He fits the model of a true long shot at the odds book, but he also fits the Bayne profile of someone not to overlook. Germain Racing uses ECR Engines and moved its headquarters to Welcome, North Carolina, to more closely align with Richard Childress Racing. RCR has an excellent superspeedway program, highlighted by Austin Dillon’s Daytona 500 win last year, and Ty Dillon was raised in the Richard Childress Racing style.
Northern Reliability, an electric power solutions provider based in Waitsfield, has announced that Jim Iversen is assuming the role of president and CEO of the company. Iversen, formerly Chairman and CEO for M&I Strategic Partners and business consultant for Northern Reliability, brings experience and vision to his new role.Iversen has been a business leader in the industrial controls field, focusing on supply chain solutions, for over 25 years. His hallmark style includes inspiring others to see what is possible while building roadmaps for success.’This is an exciting moment for Northern Reliability as we chart our path for success with Jim Iversen at the helm. His proven leadership skills will be a huge asset to the company,’said former CEO and founder of Northern Reliability, Jeff Mack.‘I am very excited about joining the Northern Reliability team,’said Iversen. ‘I look forward to leading this company through its next phase of innovation and partnering with our clients to provide reliable back-up and remote power solutions.’Jim is joining the team at a time when the company is experiencing rapid growth as it enters new markets.‘Jim’s combined engineering and business background make him an ideal choice for the company and this next phase of growth that we are embarking on,’said co-owner and Vice President Greg Moffroid.Northern Reliability’s core slate of products, Solar Power Systems (SPS Systems), Solar Obstruction Lighting (SOLS Series), Controllers and Remote Monitoring (SC Series), Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS Series) and Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS), create real energy solutions for utilities, telecommunication providers, government applications, remote and island communities and for disaster preparedness needs.About Northern Reliability, Inc.Northern Reliability (www.northernreliability.com(link is external)) is a solutions focused engineering company that designs, builds and services stand-alone electric power systems for customers needing reliable continuous power for their business or community. Our systems provide renewable energy for critical off-grid applications, reduce dependence on fossil fuels, and provide energy security and independence from conventional energy sources. Northern Reliability’Delivering Power, Anywhere. WAITSFIELD, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Northern Reliability 7.17.2013
Vermont Business Magazine Green Mountain Power residential customers have a new option for saving money on their electric bills with the Empower Rate, a pilot program which provides incentives for reducing energy use at peak times. This program is voluntary and could benefit those customers who are interested in saving money by reducing their energy use for up to ten “critical peak energy days” throughout the year.“As Vermont’s Energy Company of the future, finding new ways to empower our customers to save money is really important to us,” said Kristin Carlson, Green Mountain Power’s Chief Communication Executive. “These innovative rate options will reward customers directly for partnering with us to reduce energy a few days each year when the electric system is experiencing extremely high use.”Green Mountain Power has received approval from the Public Service Board to offer two new residential rates that include reduced rates for most days of the year. During other “critical peak days,” when energy demand and cost for that power is particularly high, rates for these customers will go up. For customers who are able to reduce their use during those hours, they will save money, but if they find they are unable to reduce use at those times, typical customers on the rate will break even, compared to the standard rate.The two Empower rates are Rate 9 for customers who typically pay the same rate 24-7, and Rate 14 for customers who pay different rates according to the time of day they use energy, but in both cases the rates will be higher during the Conservation Days. Typical customers who are able to reduce use during conservation days have the potential to save up to 4.5 percent annually on Rate 9 and 3.1 percent for customers on Rate 14. Customers must have a smart meter to join and make one-year program commitments each year.Empower Rates:Basic residential Critical Peak Pricing Option (Rate 9)(link is external)On this plan, during critical peak periods, customers will be asked to reduce their energy use between noon and 8 p.m. on up to ten days between May 1st and September 30th.Savings will vary depending on your energy use and flexibility curtailing during peak periods.Residential Time-of-Use and Critical Peak Pricing Option (Rate 14)(link is external)This plan is for customers who can limit energy use year-round during peak periods during the day, Monday through Saturday, and can reduce their use between noon and 8 pm on up to ten days between May 1 and September 30 during critical peak periods.Savings will vary depending on your energy use and flexibility curtailing during peak periods.“We are excited that we have found a way that customers can save money with very little risk,” Carlson continued. “And this is a great way for customers who choose to be more proactive about their energy use to get involved and reduce use during peak days. This strategy will help save money for all customers as we transform our energy future.”When electricity use is very high, more expensive generating sources are needed, and so reducing energy use during peak periods reduces the cost of electricity overall. Customers signing up for Empower rates will be notified the day before a Critical Peak Pricing event, which can occur up to ten times a year between May 1 and Sept. 30 when GMP may hit peak loads. During those Conservation Days, customers would be alerted to the need for a reduction in their energy use.“I’m really happy that I have a pretty simple way to save money,” said Doug Olufsen, a residential customer from Hinesburg. “It won’t be hard for me to manage my energy use for a few hours a summer, especially when I know my bills will be lower and others will benefit too!”For more information visit www.greenmountainpower.com(link is external) or call 888-835-4672.Green Mountain PowerGreen Mountain Power (GMP) serves approximately 265,000 residential and business customers in Vermont and has a vision to be the best small company in America by partnering with Vermonters to improve lives and transform communities. GMP is focused on a new way of doing business to meet the needs of customers with integrated energy services that help people use less energy and save money, while continuing to generate clean, cost-effective and reliable power in Vermont. GMP is the first utility in the world to get a B Corp certification, meeting rigorous social, environmental, accountability and transparency standards and committing to use business as a force for good. In 2014, Vote Solar named GMP a Solar Champion. More information at: www.greenmountainpower.com(link is external). Connect with GMP on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @GreenMtnPower. Source: GMP. 8.9.2016
Leading the charge for colostrum in the sports nutrition category, Neovite has continued its support of elite triathletes by sponsoring 25-29 age group Ironman Hawaii World Champion and 220 magazine age group female athlete of 2010 Louise Collins.Louise Collins has been competing in triathlon and Ironman for the past four years and has been using Neovite throughout her winter training period. She noted, “As an elite athlete combining working full time with twenty-five hours of training a week, as well as eating healthily, I am always looking for products that can help me remain injury and illness free.“I have suffered in the past with glandular fever when I was a rower, so Neovite has helped me to keep my health consistent in my winter training blocks and has prevented me from getting those annoying coughs and colds.”Collins goes on the say, “I have already noticed some differences in my training, throughout the winter months, where the combination of 40 hours a week of work and 25 hours a week of training puts a lot of stress on your body. Neovite has helped, as certainly there have been times in the past few months where I think I would have had to start missing sessions. In the past year I have not had any coughs or colds and have not missed any sessions from my training plan.”John Rolfs, Managing Director of Colostrum UK Ltd, the Neovite brand owner, added “Exercise induced gut disorders are common in triathlon, the popular description is ‘runner’s trots’. Here, the body’s response to increased permeability is to clear the gut contents, giving rise to symptoms such as diarrhoea to avoid toxins from gut organisms entering the bloodstream, as these lead to heatstroke which can result in damage to the internal organs.“Our latest study gives us the medical science to improve endurance performance and heat stress tolerance.”Neovite colostrum is the first milk produced by cows during the first 48 hours after birth. Colostrum provides newborns with the essential nutrients, vitamins, minerals and amino acids they need to make it through the first days of life. The product is imported from New Zealand from the surplus after the calves have been fed. It is a rich source of bioactive components such as immunoglobulins, cytokines, interleukins and growth factors.www.neovite.com Related
Supporters of the Bridgehampton School looked on anxiously Thursday night, September 13, as election clerks tallied piles of paper ballots on a table in the corner of the gymnasium. Although the early tally looked bleak, judging solely from the thickness of the “no” pile, in the end, the district’s request for $4.7 million more in funding for a major renovation project was approved by a 132 to 98 margin.“Let the construction begin,” said Superintendent Robert Hauser. “I’m looking forward to the excitement of a new future for this school. The community is going to see this place dramatically changed.”District voters, in December 2016, had originally supported a $24.7 million, 35,000-square-foot construction project that would have more than doubled the size of the school. The project called for a new library and classrooms, a new gym, locker rooms, and fitness center; the conversion of the existing gym into an auditorium; and the elimination of several modular buildings on the district’s campus that have been in service long beyond their anticipated lifespans.But by the time the New York State Education Department issued a building permit for the project this summer, the economy had picked up steam and the cost of construction had risen to the point that two separate bid solicitations came in way over budget.District officials said they could not reasonably scale back the plans without changing scope of the project so much that it would require submitting a new bond issue to the voters. They instead sought the additional funding, which they believe will provide them with a sufficient cushion.Hauser said the bids will be advertised as early as next week, allowing the school board to award contracts in early October with an eye toward a November 1 groundbreaking. The district expects the project to be finished by the summer of 2020.The superintendent said district officials and their construction representatives were confident that prices would not have risen so much in the 120 days since the first bids were received to put the project in jeopardy again. He added that since June is typically a very busy time for construction projects, the district might actually receive slightly lower bids this time around.The Bridgehampton School serves students in prekindergarten through high school. Enrollment has grown from 150 to 225 in the past decade. Although the district remains one of the smallest on the East End, there is a need for more space allocated to providing a broad range of educational services for students.Besides being the bond vote, Thursday was also Back-to-School Night. Teachers sat at tables set up around the gym meeting with parents, while voting took place on the other side of the room.School board president Ron White said he was relieved the bond vote passed, but said he was troubled by the large number of “no” votes. “We still have more work to do,” he said. “We have to convince them of how special and important this school is.”Hauser, who said he was “overwhelmed” by the successful vote, was busy texting the results to John Grillo, the district’s architect, and others involved in the project. “Wow,” responded Grillo. “Congrats. Now, let’s get to work.”[email protected] Share