St. Louis County Police Department Debuts 2017 Calendars Featuring Pits And Kittens
The St. Louis County Police Department has joined with the St. Louis County Pet Adoption Center and photographer Lynn Terry to produce some special 2017 calendars. One calendar features department employees with dogs commonly referred to as “pit bulls” and the other features employees with kittens. Each calendar is $20 and can be purchased online at PitsandPolice.com. Proceeds from the sale of the calendars will go to the St. Louis County Adoption Center and the Police Welfare Association.
Jason Bourne Debuts To $60 Million In Theater Return
Matt Damon and Jason Bourne returned to movie theaters over the weekend earned an estimated $60 million to take the weekend box office crown. Star Trek Beyond earned an estimated $24 million in its second weekend of release. Bad Moms and Nerve, the weekend’s other debuts, earned $23.4 million and $9 million, respectively.
Saint Louis FC Plays Oklahoma City Energy FC To A Draw
Saint Louis FC again fell victim to missed chances over the weekend in a 0-0 draw with Oklahoma Energy FC. While the local squad picked up a point, the Swope Park Rangers picked up three points by beating San Antonio FC. Those points pushed the Rangers passed STLFC into 7th in the USL’s Western Conference. Saint Louis now clings to the 8th and final playoff spot in the conference.
Saint Louis FC plays a massively important game this Wednesday night at World Wide Technology Soccer Park against those Swope Park Rangers. In fact, two of the club’s next two games come against Swope Park.
Look for a preview of the Saint Louis FC – Swope Park Rangers game tomorrow here at RealLifeSTL.
Check out some of the highlights in this video produced by Energy FC.
Saint Louis FC and Energy FC battle to a 0-0 draw
Sex Offenders Banned From Playing Pokémon Go in New York
New York governor Andrew Cuomo has declared playing Pokémon Go a violation of a sex offender’s parole. Two state senators had their people prepare a report that claimed they found 57 Pokémon and 59 Pokéstops and gyms close to the registered locations of 100 registered sex offenders. Banning sex offenders from playing this specific online game is one thing, but Governor Cuomo went farther and banned offenders from playing any games similar to Pokémon Go. Cumo’s letter to the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision reads:
At the Governor’s direction, DOCCS has imposed a new condition of parole for sex offenders under community supervision that will prohibit them from downloading, accessing, or otherwise engaging in any Internet enabled gaming activities, including Pokémon GO. The directive will apply to nearly 3,000 Level 1, 2 and 3 sex offenders currently on parole. The Department of Criminal Justice Services will additionally be providing guidance to county probation offices recommending the adoption of this policy.
John Oliver On The Democratic National Convention
John Oliver talked about the recent Democratic National Convention on this weekend’s edition of Last Week Tonight. He praised Michelle Obama, called Tim Kaine a “human sweater vest”, broke down Hillary Clinton’s speech in comparison to Donald Trump’s and more. He also continued trying to convince the American people that electing Donald Trump President would be a terrible idea.
John Oliver on the Democratic National Convention
Fox Fails Miserably On Chance To Honor Christina Grimmie At Teen Choice Awards
The late Voice contestant and YouTube star Christina Grimmie won a Teen Choice Award over the weekend, but those that only watched the telecast weren’t informed of it. The whole screw-up is just mind-numbing. First, Fox was encouraging people to “retweet in honor of her memory” to vote for her for some fan-voted award called Choice Music Web Star. The tweet also tagged her personal account for some reason. Then, during the telecast Jessica Alba hosted a special segment on gun violence and called victims of several recent mass shootings onto the stage. There was no mention of Grimmie, who was killed in June by a crazy SOB (not a technical term) who should have never had a gun or gotten close to her. To top things off, Fox announced in a press release after the show that Grimmie had “won” the Choice Music Web Star award, something that was never mentioned on the actual broadcast.
How in the world do you screw something like this up so bad? It seriously boggles the mind.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch Sends Jim Thomas To Cover L.A. Rams Training Camp
Jim Thomas, who covered 431 St. Louis Rams games for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, is in Los Angeles to cover the opening on training camp for the Los Angeles Rams. Thomas joined Gary Klein and Lindsey Thiry of the Los Angeles Times to talk about the Rams and the views on the team from St. Louis.
Jim Thomas talks about the L.A. Rams with the Los Angeles Times
Elon Musk Buying From Elon Musk As Tesla Announces Plans To Buy SolarCity For $2.6 Billion
Tesla has announced plans to buy SolarCity for $2.6 billion. One company buying another in the same industry isn’t unique. It happens all of the time. The deal is a little strange as Tesla CEO Elon Musk is also the chairman of SolarCity and happens to be the biggest shareholder of each company. The CEO of SolarCity is Lyndon Rive, who happens to be Elon’s cousin. The deal is an “all-stock transaction”, which basically means that Elon Musk is consolidating his shares. The deal’s paperwork includes a 45-day “go-shop” stipulation where SolarCity can see if anyone else will pay more for the company. That technicality strikes me as hilarious.
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