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When work puts you back in the closet

When work puts you back in the closet

Finance
How GLAAD got Twitter to uncensor 'queer' Jennifer came out as bisexual when she was in high school. But after an interview for her first professional job out of college, she decided she wouldn't share her queer identity at work. She grew out her undercut, removed her nose ring and hid anything else she thought might make coworkers whisper. On her first day, she noticed the conservative dress at her company, and later on, her supervisor even made a point to bring up Jennifer's clothing choices in their performance evaluations. She noticed men around the office making jokes about an LGBTQ dating app or awkwardly talking about gay family members. "It's not like I'm trying to meet people at work, but there was a period of about a year where I was single and dating women, ...
'SNL' sketch puts President Trump, legal team in 'Sopranos' finale

'SNL' sketch puts President Trump, legal team in 'Sopranos' finale

Entertainment
May 20 (UPI) -- This weekend's Season 43 finale of Saturday Night Live featured a sketch in which U.S. President Donald Trump and his legal team appear in the iconic last scene from The Sopranos. Like the HBO mob drama's infamous closer, the 5-minute, SNL version saw the story's central characters sitting in a diner talking about life and ended with the screen going to black, leaving it up to the audience to decide what happened to them. In case anyone missed the reference, it also featured Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" playing in the background and Alex Moffat as Eric Trump struggling to parallel park a child's toy bike outside the restaurant. Alec Baldwin reprised his role of Trump in the clip, which has gotten nearly 700,000 views on YouTube since it was posted Saturday evening. Th...
RBI puts Dena Bank under prompt corrective action

RBI puts Dena Bank under prompt corrective action

Finance
NEW DELHI: Reserve Bank has initiated prompt corrective action against public sector lender Dena Bank in view of high non-performing loans, restricting the bank from giving fresh credit and new hiring. The public sector lender yesterday reported widening of its net loss to Rs 1,225.42 crore in the March quarter on mounting bad loans and higher provisioning to cover them. The net loss stood at Rs 575.26 crore in the January-March quarter of 2016-17. Sequentially, the loss widened from Rs 380.07 crore in December quarter of 2017-18. "Reserve Bank of India, vide their letter dated May 31, 2017, has initiated Prompt Corrective Action for Dena Bank and imposed certain restrictions, in view of high Net NPA and negative RoA ( return on assets)," the bank said in a regulatory filing. In continuati...
UN puts brave face as climate talks get stuck

UN puts brave face as climate talks get stuck

Science
UN talks have been officially suspended as countries failed to resolve differences about implementing the Paris climate agreement. The negotiations will resume in Bangkok in September where an extra week's meeting has now been scheduled .Delegates struggled with the complexity of agreeing a rulebook for the Paris climate pact that will come into force in 2020. Rows between rich and poor re-emerged over finance and cutting carbon.Overall progress at this meeting has been very slow, with some countries such as China looking to re-negotiate aspects of the Paris deal. UN climate chief Patricia Espinosa was putting a brave face on the talks. "We face, I would say, a satisfactory outcome for this session but we have to be very, very clear that we have a lot of...
Bridge collapse puts spotlight on rapid building technique

Bridge collapse puts spotlight on rapid building technique

Technology
As the 950-ton concrete bridge section was swung into place over a highway last weekend, Florida International University officials were beaming with pride. The pedestrian bridge on the edge of the Miami-area campus was a signature achievement of the school's Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center, a research group set up with federal funding a few years ago to show how spans could be built faster and cheaper in the U.S. "FIU is about building bridges and student safety. This project accomplishes our mission beautifully," FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg boasted that day. "We are filled with pride and satisfaction at seeing this engineering feat come to life and connect our campus to the surrounding community." Five days later, the bridge collapsed onto the busy s...