John Oliver On School Segregation
John Oliver took on the issue of school segregation on the most recent episode of Last Week Tonight. You might be surprised to know that the schools in New York are among the most segregated in the country. Footage of parents in the Francis Howell district arguing against bringing in students from a predominantly black school district is also included. Warning: It’s not pretty.
John Oliver on school segregation
Boo! A Madea Halloween Tops Inferno
Inferno was a major dissapointment in its debut at the domestic box office, bringing in an estimated $15 million. Boo! A Madea Halloween brought in an estimated $16.675 million to take the weekend box office crown.
While the latest big screen adaptation of a Dan Brown novel has been a flop domestically, it has seen success overseas. As of this writing, Inferno has brought in almost $148 million worldwide with almost 90 percent of the receipts coming in foreign markets.
SLU Women’s Soccer Team Completes Home Slate Undefeated
The women’s soccer team at Saint Louis University is having one of their best seasons in program history. The team moved to 14-3-2 overall yesterday with an overtime win at home against George Washington. The win capped a perfect 9-0 season at home at Hermann Stadium. Sophmore Lindsay Sands scored in the second overtime to give the Billikens the 2-1 win.
The Billikens finished the regular season with a 7-1-2 record in the Atlantic 10 and begin the conference tournament later this week. SLU will take on Dayton on Thursday at 10 AM CST in the quarterfinals in Kingston, Rhode Island. The teams played to a 1-1 tie back in September in Dayton.
Hilary Duff Forced To Apologize For Halloween Costume
Hilary Duff was recently forced to apologize for her Halloween costume after catching heat online. Duff dressed up as a pilgrim while her boyfriend/trainer dressed up as an indian. The boyfriend/trainer made the mistake of also using some red paint on his face.
Uber Drivers Declared Employees
A court ruling in the United Kingdom could have a huge effect on the way Uber does business. The court ruled that Uber drivers should be considered employees of the company rather than contractors like the company insists. The ruling means that drivers are entitled to a minimum wage, holiday pay and sick pay, as well as other employee benefits. Uber has about 40,000 drivers that would fall under the ruling.
Uber maintains that the drivers are “self-employed contractors” and plans to appeal the ruling. The court called Uber’s stance “faintly ridiculous.” Jo Bertram, Uber’s UK manager, sent an email to Uber drivers shortly after the ruling saying that is only applies to the two driver’s that brought the suit. The GMB union that backed the drivers harshly disputed that claim in a response from their legal diector.
“Even after the judge found Ms Bertram’s evidence lacked credibility and described her as ‘grimly loyal,’ she continues to try and advance a misleading and false set of facts. The Uber judgment applies to 40,000 UK drivers, not two. Ms Bertram might be wise to think how this judgment reflects on her before she issues any more statements.”
It’s been widely reported that Uber lost at least $1.2 Billion in the first half of 2016.
Watch Leonardo DiCaprio’s Before The Flood For Free On YouTube
Leonardo DiCaprio’s National Geographic climate change documentary, Before the Flood, is now available to watch for free on YouTube.
Leonardo DiCaprio Before the Flood
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