South Korea’s World Cup team tried to confuse Sweden’s spies by swapping jerseys so their opponent couldn’t tell them apart

South Korea’s World Cup team responded to a Swedish spy for Sweden’s team by swapping their jerseys so it would be harder to tell them apart. Taeguk Warriors coach Shin Tae-yong told reporters Sunday “it is very difficult for Westerners to distinguish between Asians.” The Swedish spy, who is a member of Sweden’s coaching staff, said he later set up a telescope and spied on the team from a local couple’s home. Sweden apologized for the incident, but South Korea said it was “perfectly natural” for teams to gather information on one another. South Korea’s World Cup team responded to spying by the Swedish team by swapping their jerseys so… Read More

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2 feared dead after earthquake hits Osaka in western Japan

TOKYO — A strong earthquake knocked over walls and set off scattered fires around the city of Osaka in western Japan on Monday morning, and at least two people were feared dead. Japan’s Fire and Disaster Management Agency said two people were found with no vital signs and 41 others had been injured. Japanese media reported one of the likely victims is a 9-year-old girl at a school. Japanese authorities don’t confirm death until after an examination at a hospital. The magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck shortly after 8 a.m. north of Osaka at a depth of about 13 kilometers, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. The initial strength of the quake… Read More

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10 details you might have missed on the latest episode of ‘Westworld’

Warning: Spoilers ahead for “Westworld” season two, episode nine, “Vanishing Point.” The penultimate episode of HBO’s second season of “Westworld” came out guns blazing with a horrifying storyline centered on the increasingly paranoid William. After he shot and killed his own daughter Emily, believing her to be a host Ford was using to mess with him, William seemed more uncertain than ever about the reality of his surroundings. Is he a host? (“Westworld” actress Katja Herbers tells INSIDER that it’s not likely). What’s the deal with his obsession with his forearm? What the heck is the Forge? Let’s see if we can’t answer some of these important questions before heading… Read More

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Westworld’s Man in Black is beyond saving

The last few episodes of Westworld have been some of the best — and most revelatory — of the entire season. The heartbreaking origin of the Ghost Nation tribe was revealed last week, and in the episode before that, audiences learned new insights about the creation of Bernard Lowe (Jeffrey Wright), and how the virtual simulation called “The Cradle” played a major role. It feels as if the show is pulling its disparate story threads together, all in anticipation of the coming season finale. In the latest episode, “Vanishing Point,” themes of free will and choice bind together four very different storylines. There’s the normally passive Bernard, who finally stands… Read More

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Westworld: Who Cares About the Man in Black?

Every week for the second season of Westworld, three Atlantic staffers will discuss new episodes of HBO’s cerebral sci-fi drama. David Sims: Well, after last week’s fascinating journey into the psyche and backstory of Akecheta and Ghost Nation, this week we got the same treatment for that dastardly Man in Black himself. That’s a little bit of a comedown. For one, this season has spent so much time on William—on his experiments on immortality, his ongoing obsession with Dolores, his quest across the park. Did viewers really also need a full explainer on his wife’s suicide, something that’s already been alluded to plenty by other characters? And did it serve… Read More

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‘Westworld’ star on the traumatic turn of events with William and why it likely disproves a favorite fan theory

Warning: Major spoilers ahead for Sunday’s episode of “Westworld.” HBO’s “Westworld” turn a dark turn on Sunday’s episode, “Vanishing Point,” when William fell deeper into his paranoia thanks partly to Ford’s manipulations. The devastating misunderstanding led him to shoot and kill his own daughter, Emily, because he believed she was a host controlled by Ford. But throughout the episode, we also see William feeling around in his own arm — just as Dolores did on the first season when confronting her own reality — as if he thinks he could be a host himself. Though “William is a host” is one of the more popular fan theories this season, “Westworld”… Read More

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‘Westworld’ star Sela Ward reveals the biggest challenge of getting ‘thrown in the middle of a storm’ this season

Warning: Minor spoilers ahead for Sunday’s episode of “Westworld.” HBO’s “Westworld” amped up its star power once again as Hollywood icon Sela Ward joined the show to play Juliet, William’s late wife, in a series of tragic flashbacks. We watched as the night of Juliet’s death by suicide unfolded, revealing the darkness that lived in her marriage to William. Though “Westworld” fans had seen a younger version of Juliet (played by Claire Unabia) in flashbacks with the younger William (Jimmi Simpson), this was our first time seeing the Juliet who was alive just about a year before the events of the first season took place. “It’s challenging when you’re filming… Read More

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Utah Legislative races to watch in 2018 primary

SALT LAKE CITY — Heading into the June 26 primary, 12 Utah House seats and five Senate seats have contenders vying to be the nominee for their political parties — and of those, Democrats, in particular, are having an interesting year. The vacancy being left by the Legislature’s most rowdy Democrat, Sen. Jim Dabakis, in the liberal Avenues district has drawn what is shaping up to be one of the most high-profile Legislative primary races. In one corner, a familiar face to Salt Lake City politics: food entrepreneur and one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit against the State of Utah for same-sex marriage, Salt Lake City Councilman Derek Kitchen.… Read More

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Cubs’ Javier Baez departs game after being hit by pitch

ST. LOUIS — Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez left Sunday night’s game against the Cardinals after being hit in the left elbow by a pitch from St. Louis starter Jack Flaherty in the top of the third inning. Baez, who leads the Cubs with 14 home runs, was replaced by Addison Russell. Chicago is looking to sweep the three-game series. St. Louis has lost four straight. …read more Source:: Sportsnet.ca       

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