Harvard Stories launches

first_img“I ended up square dancing with Nobel laureates,” one alumnus recalled. “I just witnessed a footnote!” said another. “The day you start as a professor here … people call you as though you are an expert in whatever it is they want you to talk about.”Over the course of its history, Harvard has been home to hundreds of thousands of people who have as many stories to tell. As it celebrates its 375th anniversary, the University is launching Harvard Stories, a video oral-history project that showcases engaging personal narratives from members of the Harvard community.“This project enables Harvard community members to tell their own stories about the impact the University had on them,” said Christine Heenan, vice president for Harvard Public Affairs & Communications. “Harvard Stories is a mosaic of compelling individual tales that reflects the remarkable diversity of talents and accomplishments Harvard has fostered.”For many of the interviewees, the Harvard experience changed expectations — about the people they met, the lessons that they learned, and even the campus that they encountered. The project began recording interviews in February. More than three dozen are already available online, and many more will be released over the next year.”More than just an archive, Harvard Stories uses the power of technology to connect alumni across the map, and across time,” said Tamara Rogers, vice president for Harvard Alumni Affairs & Development. “It gives our community a new way to share their Harvard experiences.”The Harvard Stories project has collected nearly 100 personal tales so far, and it will continue to collect interviews at alumni and campus events throughout the year. By May 2012, the project will expand to include videotaped stories submitted by faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Members of the Harvard community who are interested in telling their Harvard story are encouraged to visit http://stories.harvard.edu/contact to learn more.last_img read more

Man Utd boss Solskjaer relaxed over Rashford’s lack of goals

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not concerned by Marcus Rashford’s recent lack of goals, pointing to the Manchester United forward’s hunger and determination to improve.Teenager Mason Greenwood saved his teammates’ blushes on Thursday, scoring in United’s unconvincing 1-0 win against Astana in their Europa League opener at home.United started brightly but Rashford missed a number of opportunities against the champions of Kazakhstan.Solskjaer has spoken of his desire for the 21-year-old to score more  goals but is not worried that the academy graduate has netted just once from open play in eight appearances for club and country this season.“He’s getting the chances,” the United boss said of Rashford, who has scored two penalties this campaign. “Of course he could have had three today (Thursday). The keeper made a few fantastic saves.“I don’t worry about that, no. We’re working every single day in training with Marcus. He wants to improve, wants to be better.”Asked if United needed more goals from Rashford and fellow forward Anthony Martial, he said: “All the goals we’ve scored have come from the forwards with Marcus and Anthony, and Dan James. I’m sure they’ll chip in with many, many goals. “He is still young, he’ll improve. You won’t hit your peak as a striker until you’re 26 or 27. He’s still learning what finishes to make in different circumstances.”Solskjaer expects to be without Martial for Sunday’s match away to West Ham, along with Paul Pogba and Luke Shaw.United, fourth in the Premier League table, could also be missing Wales winger James, who missed the match against Astana with a knock sustained in last week’s victory against Leicester.Defensive problems have dogged United during their winless away run that stretches back to the shock victory at Paris Saint-Germain in March but Solskjaer said he was relaxed.“Why should we as coaches be concerned? We’re looking forward to things, looking for solutions,” the Norwegian said.“I think we should’ve won at Southampton,” he added.  “I think we should’ve won the Wolverhampton one. Both should be wins.“It’s still the same size pitch, green with white lines, some fans. You’ve got to block out the mental part and play as you would in the park.”last_img read more

PBC School Board to Vote on Start Date for 2020-21 Academic Year

first_imgStudents and parents in Palm Beach County will find out Wednesday when the 2020-21 school year will actually start.At Wednesday’s school board meeting, School Superintendent Dr. Donald Fennoy plans to recommend that the academic year begin on Monday, Aug.31 rather than Aug. 10.During last week’s marathon school board meeting, in which board members voted to start the school year with distance learning, officials also expressed their preference to start the year on Aug. 31, leading Fennoy to respond that he and his team needed more time to adjust the school calendar.WATCH LIVE COVERAGE: “The board’s will and pleasure right now is to delay it, and it will be delayed,” Fennoy told our news partner, WPTV NewsChannel 5, last week.He continued, “We had already done some preliminary work and figured that, a week or two, we could probably do that with minimal disruption. But once you get beyond that, so we need to take the time this week to really dig into that.”Fennoy is expected to recommend that students finish the school year on Friday, June 18.To see the proposed calendar for the 2020-21 academic year, click here.The school board will meet at 5 p.m. on Wednesday to vote on a start date for the 2020-21 academic year.After approving a start date, the School District of Palm Beach County will send its reopening plan to the Florida Department of Education for final approval. That plan must be submitted to the state by July 31.last_img read more

Foster defends England title in her home county

first_img Hertfordshire’s Jackie Foster will defend her English senior stroke play title in her home county next week when the championship is played at Harpenden Golf Club. Foster, an England senior international, is in good form, having reached the quarter finals of the last month’s English senior amateur. She’s also the Bishops Stortford club champion and recently retained her title as Hertfordshire’s champion of champions, sealing the win with a career best competition round of four-under par. Foster heads a strong entry of 16 Hertfordshire players who will challenge when the 54-hole event is played over three days, from Tuesday to Thursday, June 20-22. They include five players from Harpenden, which is hosting a national championship for the first time, amid much excitement from club members. “Everyone is very proud that we have been selected to host this, it’s a real privilege,” said ladies’ captain Lindsay Macintyre. “The members have really embraced it – men and women alike – and we’ve had a fantastic response from volunteers.” The club is a great supporter of women’s golf and runs an academy to help new players learn the game and gain experience. It’s been so successful that a men’s academy is now being started. “We’re hoping that our academy ladies will come and watch the championship and that it will spur them on,” said Lindsay. The host club’s representatives are county players Cathy Gosling and Rhona Finch, together with Naoko Wada, Debbie Nichols and Jill Banks. They’ll be joined by leading players from across the country – and there’s much at stake. The championship offers order of merit points which will help to shape the England side for the European senior women’s team championship in September. The parkland course, where there has been much investment in encouraging birds and wildlife, will provide the players with a fair but challenging examination, according to Lindsay Macintyre. “It’s a beautiful course with an element of risk and reward. It offers some real opportunities if you have the courage to go for them,” she said. All competitors will play the first two rounds of the championship before the field is cut to the top 45 players and ties for the final round on the Thursday. Click here for more information and tee times Caption: Jackie Foster, the defending English senior women’s stroke play champion (image copyright Leaderboard Photography). 14 Jun 2017 Foster defends England title in her home county last_img read more

Introducing the Intercity Transit Class Pass

first_imgFacebook95Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Intercity TransitThe Intercity Transit Class Pass is a free bus pass available to public and nonprofit schools and youth organizations to take field trips using regularly scheduled Intercity Transit buses.Qualifying groups can request the free pass by submitting an online form at least three weeks prior to their trip. Along with the pass, groups can request a classroom presentation from an Intercity Transit educator to prepare students for their bus ride.The Class Pass makes public transit accessible to more youth, a goal of Intercity Transit’s Walk N Roll youth education program. Learn more about the Class Pass and submit a request form at intercitytransit.com/walknroll/class-pass.last_img read more

TWO-TIME ECLIPSE CHAMPION BEHOLDER TO RUN IN FRIDAY’S $75,000 SANTA LUCIA STAKES AT 1 1/16 MILES; IDLE SINCE SEPT. 27, MANDELLA TRAINEE PREPPING FOR GRADE I, $400,000 VANITY STAKES ON MAY 9

first_imgSUPPLEMENTAL NOMINEE HEADS FIELD OF EIGHT OLDER FILLIES AND MARES ARCADIA, Calif. (April 5, 2015)–Richard Mandella’s two-time Eclipse champion Beholder, idle since winning the Grade I Zenyatta Stakes Sept. 27, will resurface in Friday’s $75,000 Santa Lucia Stakes at 1 1/16 miles, with the Grade I, $400,000 Vanity Stakes at 1 1/8 miles on May 9 as the ultimate objective for the 5-year-old mare by Henny Hughes. Owned by B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm, LLC, Beholder was a supplemental nominee and she heads a field of eight older fillies and mares.A 5 ¼ length winner of last year’s Santa Lucia, the Spendthrift Farm color bearer ran only three times last year as she was a close fourth in the Grade I, 1 1/16 miles Ogden Phipps Stakes on June 7 prior to her Zenyatta win at Santa Anita.Blessed with tremendous natural speed, Beholder’s six Grade I wins have all come at The Great Race Place, including the 2012 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies and the 2013 Breeders’ Cup Distaff. Voted the nation’s Eclipse Award Champion 2-year-old Filly for 2012 and Eclipse Champion 3-year-old Filly in 2013, she is 15-10-3-0 overall with earnings of $3,368,300. She’ll be reunited with Gary Stevens, who missed her Zenyatta engagement due to reconstructive knee surgery.Bob Baffert’s Tiz Midnight, who was a close second to Beholder four starts back in the Zenyatta, took the Grade II, 1 1/16 miles Bayakoa Stakes two starts back but was distanced as the 3-5 favorite in the ungraded Paseana Stakes over a wet fast track on Jan. 11. A 5-year-old mare by Midnight Lute, she looms fresh and dangerous in the Santa Lucia.Bred by Karl Watson and Paul Weitman, Tiz Midnight is owned by Watson, Weitman and Mike Pegram and is 10-4-3-1 overall with earnings of $334,970.Trained by Keith Desormeaux, California-bred Uzziel pressed the pace in the Grade I, 1 1/8 miles Santa Margarita Stakes March 14, but tired to finish fourth, beaten 8 ¼ lengths by streaking Warren’s Veneda. A 4-year-old filly by Harlington, she’s owned by her breeders, James W. and Tammy McKenney. Uzziel has four wins from 13 starts and has banked $233,138 and will be ridden for the second time in-a-row by Desormeaux’s brother, Kent.The complete field for the Santa Lucia Stakes, to be run as Friday’s sixth race, with jockeys and weights in post position order: Backintheacademy, Tiago Pereira, 117; Tiz Midnight, Martin Garcia, 123; Melanistic, Tyler Baze, 117; Uzziel, Kent Desormeaux, 117; Gusto Dolce, Flavien Prat, 120; Beholder, Gary Stevens, 123; Oscar Party, Santiago Gonzalez, 117, and Sky Mega, Elvis Trujillo, 117.                First post time on Friday is 1 p.m. Admission gates open at 11 a.m.last_img read more

Thunder clinch West 6th seed after beating league-no. 1 Bucks

first_img“Good teams always respond,” Schroder said. “We do whatever it takes to go out there and compete and play with each other. We live with the result.“Now the playoffs come. Now everybody is excited.”Westbrook had 15 points, 17 assists and 11 rebounds. He moved into a tie with Magic Johnson for second place on the career triple-double list with 138, behind only Oscar Robertson (181).“It’s a blessing,” Westbrook said.Schroder was 8-of-15 shooting beyond the arc and had a game-leading 32 points. Grant hit four 3s and added a career-high 28 points.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles The Bucks (60-22) rested star Giannis Antetokounmpo and some other key players. They found out moments after the game that they would face eighth-seeded Detroit in the first round of the playoffs.The Pistons secured a playoff berth with a win over the New York Knicks on Wednesday.Khris Middleton was the only usual Bucks starter in the starting five, and he scored 21 points in 17 minutes.Point guard Tim Frazier scored a career-high 29 points and added 13 assists for Milwaukee and D.J. Wilson had a career-high 18 points while grabbing 17 rebounds. Rookie Bonzie Colson started and scored 21 points.Middleton said the Bucks are more confident entering the playoffs than they have been in the past. The franchise has not won a playoff series since the 2000-01 season and has not had homecourt advantage in the first round in the last eight first-round series.“First place in the league, 60 wins, and we have homecourt,” Middleton said. “Forget about the things in the past in some ways. Just keep moving forward.”The Bucks finished tied for the third-best record in franchise history and their best since the 1980-81 season.“We’re just trying to soak it all in right now,” said Bucks guard Eric Bledsoe, who was held out Wednesday. “We went through a lot of adversity to get to this point. I’m really proud of this group.”TIP-INSThunder: George did not play after aggravating a right shoulder injury in the Thunder’s 112-111 victory over Houston on Tuesday night. George hit the game-winning 3-pointer vs. the Rockets with 1.8 seconds left. View comments Everybody got what they wanted Wednesday night.Russell Westbrook posted his 34th triple-double of the season and the Thunder beat the Bucks’ backups 127-116 to lock up the sixth seed in the Western Conference playoffs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsOklahoma City (49-33) played without injured Paul George, but Westbrook, Jerami Grant and Dennis Schroder led a hot-shooting effort. Oklahoma City made a franchise-record 23 3-pointers and handed out a franchise-best 40 assists, converting 48 of 99 shots to win their fifth in a row.The Thunder will face third-seeded Portland in the first round. Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Bucks: Antetokounmpo and Brook Lopez sat out the season finale for load management, and point guard Eric Bledsoe did not play. It was the first game Lopez missed after starting all 81 games and it was the 10th game Antetokounmpo missed. … F Nikola Mirotic could be ready for the start of the playoffs this weekend. Mirotic suffered a fractured left thumb against the Los Angeles Lakers on March 19 and did not play in the final 11 regular-season games. … G Tony Snell (left ankle sprain) is unlikely to return at the start of the playoffs. Sterling Brown will keep his spot in the starting lineup.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook drives to the basket against Milwaukee Bucks’ Sterling Brown during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)MILWAUKEE — Oklahoma City wanted a win to avoid slipping into a first-round playoff matchup against the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors.The Milwaukee Bucks, with the NBA’s best record already clinched, just needed to stay healthy.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Spurs edge Mavericks in Dirk Nowitzki’s last NBA game MOST READlast_img read more

Former sex trade worker says Carolyn Sinclair was a very beautiful person

first_imgAPTN National NewsCarolyn Sinclair’s body was found wrapped in plastic and left in a back lane in Winnipeg last week. Police are attributing her death to her high-risk lifestyle. It’s a grim reminder of the dangers faced by Aboriginal women who live and work on the streets.Two other women living high-risk lifestyles have gone missing from the same street as Sinclair, and now rumours on the street suggest that a serial killer may be at work.APTN National News reporter Meagan Fiddler speaks with a woman who left the streets last year and knew Sinclair before she died.last_img read more

Weinsteins Impact List of men accused of sexual misconduct

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – Since The New York Times published allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein in October, multiple men in entertainment, media and politics in the U.S. and beyond have faced allegations ranging from inappropriate behaviour to forced sexual misconduct to rape.To be sure, prominent men have faced sexual misconduct claims before. But the accusations against Weinstein have opened a floodgate, sparked an international conversation and put new pressure on companies, industries, and political leaders to respond. President Donald Trump has condemned some of the accused, been more muted about others, and found himself again being asked about sexual harassment and misconduct allegations levelled against him during last year’s presidential campaign. The Republican says they’re fake.The #Metoo moment is also prompting re-examination of past sexual misconduct claims against powerful men, including Democratic former President Bill Clinton in the 1990s. He was impeached and then acquitted of perjury and obstruction of lawmakers’ investigation into his sexual encounters with a White House intern, and he settled a sexual harassment lawsuit stemming from his time as Arkansas governor.A look at some of the men accused since the Weinstein accusations emerged:Entertainment:— Producer Harvey Weinstein— Accused by dozens of women of sexual harassment or sexual assaults, including rape. Fired by The Weinstein Co. and expelled from various professional guilds. Under investigation by police departments in New York, London, Beverly Hills and Los Angeles. Weinstein denies all allegations of non-consensual sex, but he has apologized for causing “a lot of pain” with “the way I’ve behaved with colleagues in the past.”— Celebrity chef John Besh — Accused by 25 women of sexual harassment. He has stepped down from the company he founded.— Comedian Louis C.K. — Accused by five women of sexual misconduct. Planned release of film “I Love You, Daddy” halted. Netflix special cancelled. He says the allegations are true and has apologized.— Cinefamily executives Hadrian Belove and Shadie Elnashai — Accused of sexual misconduct. Movie theatre shut down in the wake of allegations due to crippling debt.— Actor Richard Dreyfuss — One woman alleges sexual harassment. He denies the allegation.— Director-producer Gary Goddard — Accused by one man of sexually molesting him when the man was 12. He denies the allegation.—Casting employee Andy Henry — Admitted to urging women to take off their clothes during coaching sessions in 2008 while working on the “CSI” series. He was fired by his current employer.— Actor Dustin Hoffman — Accused by woman of sexual harassing when she was 17. He has apologized for his behaviour.— Actor Robert Knepper — Accused by one woman of sexual assault. He denies the allegations.— Showrunner Andrew Kreisberg — Accused by 19 women of sexual harassment and inappropriate touching. The “Supergirl” and “Arrow” showrunner has been suspended by Warner Bros. Television Group. He told Variety he has made comments on women’s appearances and clothes “but they were not sexualized.”— Actor Jeremy Piven — Accused by three women of sexual misconduct. He denies all allegations.— Filmmaker Brett Ratner — Accused by at least six women of sexual harassment. Playboy shelved projects with Ratner and Ratner stepped away from Warner Bros. related activities. He denies the allegations.— Comedy festival organizer Gilbert Rozon — Accused by at least nine women of sexually harassing or sexually assaulting them. Rozon stepped down as president of Montreal’s renowned “Just for Laughs” festival and apologized “to all those I have offended during my life.”— Producer Chris Savino — Accused of harassing up to 12 women. Fired from Nickelodeon. He has apologized for his behaviour.— Actor Steven Seagal — Accused by two women of rape. He denies the allegations.— Actor Tom Sizemore — Accused of groping an 11-year-old actress in 2003. Utah prosecutors declined to file charges, citing witness and evidence problems. He denies the allegation.— Actor Kevin Spacey — Accused by at least 24 men of sexual misconduct or assault. London police reportedly investigating a sexual assault. Fired from “House of Cards” and replaced in Ridley Scott’s completed film “All the Money in the World.” Massachusetts prosecutors are investigating one allegation. His former publicist has said he is seeking unspecified treatment.— Actor Jeffrey Tambor — Two women — an actress on his show “Transparent” and his assistant — allege sexual misconduct. He denies the allegation, saying in a statement that he has “never been a predator — ever.”— Actor George Takei — One man alleges sexual assault. He denies the allegation.— Writer-director James Toback — Accused by hundreds of women of sexual harassment. Beverly Hills police investigating complaints. He has denied the allegations to the Los Angeles Times.— “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner — Accused by one woman of sexual harassment. He denies the allegation.— Actor Ed Westwick — Accused by two women of sexual assault. The BBC pulled an Agatha Christie adaptation from its television schedule and halted production on a second sitcom starring the former “Gossip Girl’ actor. Los Angeles police are investigating. He denies the allegations.___Media, publishing and business:— Billboard magazine executive Stephen Blackwell — Accused of sexual harassment by one woman. He has resigned from the magazine.— Penguin Random House art director Giuseppe Castellano — Accused by one woman of sexual harassment. Penguin Random House is investigating. Castellano has not commented.— New Republic publisher Hamilton Fish— Multiple sexual harassment allegations. He has resigned from the magazine.— Journalist Mark Halperin — Accused of harassing about 12 women while at ABC News. Book contract terminated. Fired from job at NBC News. He has denied some of the allegations.— Artforum publisher Knight Landesman — Accused by multiple women of sexual harassment and sued by one woman. He has resigned from the magazine.— NPR news chief Michael Oreskes — Accused of inappropriate behaviour or sexual harassment by at least four women while at The New York Times, NPR and The Associated Press. He has been ousted from NPR.— Amazon executive Roy Price — Accused by one woman of sexual harassment. He resigned from Amazon.— Webster Public Relations CEO Kirt Webster — Accused of sexual assault by one woman. Firm renamed and Webster is “taking time away.”— Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner — Accused by one man of sexual harassment. He says he did not intend to make the accuser uncomfortable.— New Republic editor Leon Wieseltier — Accused of sexually harassing numerous women. Removed from the masthead of The Atlantic magazine. He has apologized for his behaviour.— NBC News booker Matt Zimmerman — Accused of inappropriate conduct by multiple women at the network. He was fired from NBC.___Politics:— U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) — Accused of forcibly kissing a woman while rehearsing for a 2006 USO tour; Franken also was photographed with his hands over her breasts as she slept. Franken has apologized, while maintaining that he remembered the rehearsal differently. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has called for an ethics investigation of Franken.— U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore (R.-Ala.) —Accused of sexually assaulting two women decades ago when they were teenagers; about a half-dozen other women have accused Moore of inappropriate conduct. The former state Supreme Court chief justice denies the allegations. He has rebuffed pressure from national Republican leaders to step aside; the state GOP is standing by him.— Former President George H.W. Bush — Accused of patting seven women below the waist while posing for photos with them in recent years, well after he left office. The 93-year-old Republican has issued repeated apologies through a spokesman “to anyone he has offended,” with the spokesman noting that the former president uses a wheelchair and that his arm sinks below people’s waists when they take photos with him.— Florida Democratic Party Chairman Stephen Bittel — Accused of sexually inappropriate comments and behaviour toward a number of women, Bittel resigned. Meanwhile, Democratic state Sen. Jeff Clemens resigned after a report that he had an extramarital affair with a lobbyist, and Republican state Sen. Jack Latvala is being investigated by the Senate over allegations of harassment and groping. Latvala has denied the allegations.— Kentucky House Speaker Jeff Hoover — Stepped down as speaker this month after news surfaced that the Republican had settled a sexual harassment claim from a GOP caucus staffer. Hoover denied the harassment allegation but said he sent consensual yet inappropriate text messages. He remains in the Legislature.— British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon — Accused of inappropriate advances on two women, the Conservative resigned. Sexual harassment and assault allegations have also emerged against a number of other U.K. political figures. Labour Party legislator Carl Sargeant is believed to have taken his own life after harassment allegations cost him his post as the Welsh government’s Cabinet secretary for communities and children. He had asked for an independent inquiry to clear his name.___Sports:— International Olympic Committee member Alex Gilady — Accused by two women of rape and by two others of inappropriate conduct. Gilady denied the rape accusations, said he didn’t recall one of the other allegations, but acknowledged a claim he’d propositioned a woman during a job interview 25 years ago was “mainly correct.” He stepped down as president of an Israeli broadcasting company he founded. The IOC has said it is looking into the allegations.— Former South African soccer association president Danny Jordaan — Accused by former member of parliament Jennifer Ferguson of raping her in 1993. Jordaan denies the accusation.last_img read more

Naveen Patnaik calls BJP communal party

first_imgNEW DELHI: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has told a television channel that he had “always considered the BJP as a communal party.” Between 1998 and 2009, his Biju Janata Dal (BJD) was an alliance partner of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government. “They (the BJP) were less so (communal) earlier,” Naveen Patnaik said on the previous partnership. He said he discovered the BJP’s “true colours” after communal violence erupted in Kandhamal region in 2009, over which he ended his ties with the BJP. The riots, which broke out in the aftermath of the killing of a Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader, saw local Christians being targeted by mobs. Though no longer a formal member of the NDA, the BJD has lent tacit support to the BJP-led government at the Centre and is expected to be one of the regional parties that the BJP might turn to, should it fall short of numbers.last_img read more