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Real Salt Lake’s Sam Johnson suspended after alleged shooting at his party

Real Salt Lake forward Sam Johnson was suspended from the team and prohibited from all activities after a shooting took place at a party at his home earlier this month, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.

Johnson, 27, is in his second year with RSL. He was the second-leading scorer on the team last season with nine goals, his first in MLS.

The league is currently investigating the incident. 

“The team and league are aware of the incident and are currently conducting an investigation,” RSL said in a statement, via the Salt Lake Tribune. “In accordance with health and safety protocols, the player is prohibited from engaging in any team-related activity. We will have no further comment until the conclusion of the League’s investigation.”

Johnson allegedly throws house party amid COVID-19

Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which is trending up across the country, Johnson allegedly threw a house party at

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CityLab Daily: The TikTok Party House Next Door

Bad neighbors: What is it like to live next to social media influencers? Some wealthy Los Angeles residents are finding out the hard way as homes in their neighborhoods increasingly turn into collab houses, or TikTok mansions — so called because they’re rented out by talent management groups and filled with young stars who use them as backdrops for content on the video-sharing platform and similar apps.  

They’re also the target of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s latest crackdown on house parties, writes Patrick Sisson. During coronavirus lockdowns, several of these rented mansions became ad-hoc nightclubs for illegal gatherings, creating tension, anxiety and sometimes violence in affluent neighborhoods. In August, for example, city officials cut utilities to the 8,500-square-foot home known as the Sway House after the TikTok stars living inside were accused of hosting parties “in flagrant violation of our public health orders.” To the dismay of many more wealthy residents

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House GOP China task force releases report on combating Chinese Communist Party: ‘The U.S. must act decisively’

House Republicans Wednesday will release the results of their monthslong probe into the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and how the U.S. can turnaround a “failed” engagement strategy that has put Americans’ safety and prosperity at risk.

The China Task Force report, to be released in full later Wednesday, makes 83 key findings and 430 policy recommendations on how the U.S. can better combat the threat of the CCP, whose malign activities have gone unchecked for too long, the GOP leaders say.

“This report is the blueprint for bipartisan actions Congress and the Administration can take now to address the greatest national and economic security challenge of this generation,” the task force report says.

REPUBLICANS UNVEIL NEW AGENDA IF THEY WIN BACK HOUSE

The recommendations include securing the medical supply chain by boosting U.S. production, allowing the Department of Defense to fund experimentation of emerging technologies to modernize the U.S. military

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House votes to kill Rep. Gohmert resolution to ban Democratic Party

Gohmert reintroduced the privileged resolution last week, forcing a swift procedural vote in the House that mostly fell along party lines.

The resolution also would have directed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to remove “any item that names, symbolizes, or mentions any political organization or party that has ever held a public position that supported slavery or the Confederacy, from any area within the House.”

Gohmert introduced the resolution in July shortly after the House voted to remove the statues of Confederate leaders and replace a bust of Roger B. Taney, the U.S. chief justice who wrote the Supreme Court decision that said people of African descent are not U.S. citizens.

The vote was 305 to 113 for the bill to replace the bust of Taney, which sits outside the old Supreme Court chamber on the first floor of the Capitol, with one of Thurgood Marshall, the first Black member

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Airbnb cracks down on party house listings, suspending at least 10 in Dallas

Airbnb is cracking down on the use of its platform to list homes intended to host large parties by suspending or removing more than 10 listings in Dallas this week that the company said violated its policies.

The company took action Tuesday removing more than 80 listings across the state of Texas that it said violated the company’s policy on parties and events. According to Airbnb the company suspended listings in Austin, Baytown, College Station, Corpus Christi, Cypress, Edgewood, El Paso, Fort Worth, Fredericksburg, Houston, Lubbock, Pearland, Richmond, San Antonio, Uvalde, Wimberly and Dallas.

Airbnb communicated its actions to the hosts over the past week, the company said in a release.

“The vast majority of hosts in Texas contribute positively to their neighborhoods and economy, and they also take important steps to prevent unauthorized parties – like establishing clear house rules, quiet hours, and communicating in advance with their guests,”

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Social Scene | Community Builders: Canada’s Great Kitchen Party Ottawa Edition

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One of fall’s most exciting events will take place under a different format this year, but Oct. 22 is still a date to mark on your calendar. Canada’s Great Kitchen Party Ottawa Edition will be going ahead with chefs competing to move forward to the culinary championships. This year, the Ottawa Edition chefs will be judged by Anne DesBrisay, food writer and cookbook author, along with Sheila Whyte, owner of Thyme and Again.

Gather with friends, family or clients and enjoy a ready to serve three-course meal prepared by one of the local competing chefs. At 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 22, Jim Cuddy, national entertainment adviser for Canada’s Great Kitchen Party, will bring together an exceptional all-star cast for a livestreaming presentation. The event will be supporting B2Ten, MusiCounts and Canadian Food Centres Canada.

“We are impressed with the pivot from a large event to intimate dinners in

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Game Ideas For Your Next House Party

The next New Year’s Eve is to be celebrated at your place, and you want to throw one remarkable party, a night to remember forever! If you are new to throwing house parties and cannot think of the best party games your guests will cherish, here are some tips that could help you get on with the house party planning, and the games (including drinking games) to select.

The Planning

You are the host, so it is up to you to choose what games would be played by your guests. The sooner you finalize, the longer you have to plan and shop. Firstly, know your guests. If your house party is for a group of close friends that prefer to stay up till dawn holding glasses to their lips, drinking games are the way to go. Otherwise, if they are teetotalers, some fun board games such as “Taboo” or “Pictionary”, … Read More