Nintendo shows latest Pokemon game, Sword and Shield Could the Poke Ball and the Great Ball in the teaser image offer a clue? Probably not. Pokemon Company/Screenshot by CNET Editors’ Note, May 29, 2019: The Pokemon Company revealed a bunch of new games, including Pokemon Sleep, during Tuesday’s press conference.You might want to Dig your way to Tokyo on Tuesday for the Pokemon Company’s press conference.Failing that, you can watch the livestream of the event at 6 p.m. PT (9 p.m. ET/2 a.m. BST/11 a.m. AEST). It’s embedded below.Watch live video from Pokemon on www.twitch.tv”The press conference is expected to cover a number of topics of interest to Pokemon fans,” the company said in a statement, which basically tells us nothing.Since Pokemon is a massive, sprawling franchise, we don’t know if these topics include the games, movies, anime or merchandise. However, we’re unlikely to get any new details about upcoming Pokemon Sword and Shield — those Nintendo Switch games are getting their own Pokemon Direct announcement on June 4. Tags 0 We know Japanese developer DeNA plans to launch a new mobile Pokemon game in the coming months, separate from Pokemon Go and Pokemon Rumble Rush . The company might also reveal Rumble Rush’s iOS release. (It’s currently only on Android devices.) The coolest Pokemon collectibles 2:13 Now playing: Watch this: 19 Photos Post a comment Share your voice Video Games Culture TV and Movies
A newspaper stand shows a copy of today’s Evening Standard, with the front page story relating to British Prime Minister Theresa May’s triggering of Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty to begin the process of Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU), in London. Photo: AFPBritain launched the historic process of leaving the EU on Wednesday, saying there was “no turning back”, but its European partners were quick to warn of the difficult path ahead.Nine months after the stunning vote for Brexit, Prime Minister Theresa May gave EU President Donald Tusk formal notification of Britain’s intention to withdraw from the 28-nation bloc.The unprecedented move, just days after the EU celebrated its 60th birthday, leaves Britain deeply divided and has thrown a question mark over the future of the alliance.“This is an historic moment from which there can be no turning back,” May told MPs, to cheers from members of her ruling Conservative party.British ambassador Tim Barrow delivered the letter to Tusk triggering Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty, starting the two-year countdown to Brexit.“We already miss you,” Tusk said in Brussels.But French President Francois Hollande struck a tough tone, warning that Brexit would be “economically painful” for Britain, the first country to leave the alliance.German Chancellor Angela Merkel also rebuffed May’s call for negotiations on Britain’s withdrawal to run alongside talks on a future trade agreement.Britain intends to leave Europe’s single market in order to control migration, but is hopeful a new trade deal can be struck before it leaves the EU by the latest at midnight on 29 March 2019.Merkel said however that the divorce must come first—including tough talks on Britain’s financial contributions, as well as immigration.“Only when this question is dealt with, can we, hopefully soon after, begin talking about our future relationship,” she said in Berlin.The EU, which was forged from the ashes of World War II, is determined the Brexit deal will not encourage other countries to follow Britain out of the door.May’s six-page letter struck a conciliatory tone and called for a “deep and special partnership” with the bloc, which Britain joined in 1973.But some commentators saw a threat in her emphasis on the importance of Britain’s security ties.She warned that failure to reach a new trade agreement would mean “cooperation in the fight against crime and terrorism would be weakened”.‘Damage control’Tusk is expected to issue draft guidelines for the negotiations on Friday, but the leaders of the other 27 EU nations will not meet until 29 April to confirm their joint approach.The bloc’s priority is to maintain unity as it faces the departure of one of its largest members, against a backdrop of crises involving migration, terrorism and the rise of populism.A spokesman for US President Donald Trump, who has described the Brexit vote as “smart”, said: “We want the UK to remain a strong leader in Europe.”But May is battling to keep her divided nation together.The Brexit vote was only won by a narrow 52-48 margin and Scotland’s nationalist government is now calling for a fresh referendum on independence.May has said “now is not the time”, even if Scotland—and Northern Ireland—voted overwhelmingly to stay in the EU, but were outvoted by England and Wales.In Edinburgh, 44-year-old computer consultant Mark Murphy said he had voted for Scotland to stay a part of Britain in a 2014 referendum but might now change his mind.Brexit was “probably the daftest thing we’ve done as a nation for my entire life”, he said.‘Implementation periods’As with many divorces, negotiations with the EU could rapidly turn nasty over money.The priority for Brussels is settling Britain’s outstanding bills, estimated at between 55 and 60 billion euros ($59-65 billion) — an early battle that could set the tone for the rest of the talks.Both sides are also keen to see a reduction in tensions in Northern Ireland, which will have the UK’s only hard border with the EU.Many business leaders are deeply concerned about May’s decision to leave Europe’s single market, a free trade area of 500 million people that represents Britain’s largest trading partner.The Brexit vote sent the pound plunging and there are fears of what will happen if negotiations end without a new trade agreement in place.The European Parliament’s chief negotiator, Guy Verhofstadt, said any transitional deal to work out the details of a trade agreement should be limited.“We propose three years,” he said.‘Dream come true’Both sides have said they want an early agreement over the post-Brexit status of more than three million European nationals living in Britain.May has said this will be conditional on a deal for the status of one million British expats in the EU.Nicolas Hatton, a Frenchman with a British wife who leads a grassroots campaign for EU expatriates, said he wanted a deal “so that we can get on with our lives”.Tens of thousands marched through London on Saturday demanding Britain stay in the EU, with one banner urging politicians to “stop this madness”.But others were elated that Brexit was finally under way.In Sunderland, a bastion of Brexit support in northeast England, former miner Tom Curras said: “I don’t believe that we should be dominated by other countries.”Nigel Farage, the founder of the anti-immigration UK Independence Party (UKIP) and a key player in the Brexit campaign, celebrated in a pub near parliament.“Today’s the day for me after 25 years of campaigning that the impossible dream came true,” he said—before a passerby heckled him as “a disgrace”.
Balurghat: Initiative to conduct massive awareness drive in order to stop the illegal practice of prenatal determination of sex has been taken up in South Dinajpur.The step has been taken up following a decrease in male-female ratio in South Dinajpur and the awareness drive will be carried out to check the illegal practice. According to the source, different NGOs will take part actively in the awareness campaigning.Sukumar Dey, Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) of South Dinajpur, said the state government wants to curb the menace of sex determination at any cost. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsAccording to him, the move follows statistics that the number of girls in this district in respect to the number of boys is plummeting.Notably, the district has a district hospital in headquarter, Balurghat, along with eight block hospitals located in each block, where the birth rate of girls is decreasing compared to that of boys.As per 2011 census report in aspect to South Dinajpur, the average sex ratio stands at 956 girls to every 1000 boys. There were also reports of flouting the law against sex determination in private health care facilities and nursing homes.”We are determined to stop the illegal practice of fetus determination. We will organise workshops in different parts of the district to make people aware through NGOs. Private facilities and nursing homes will also take part in it,” Dey said.
More than 700 foreign strippers received a special Swiss work permit in 2015, the last issued in a controversial programme that expires on January 1, the immigration office said today.Switzerland began awarding eight-month permits in 1995 to women from outside the European Union who wanted to come to the country to work as strippers and cabaret dancers.The programme was meant to protect people who may have otherwise been vulnerable to sex traffickers, and dancers from Russia, the Dominican Republic and Thailand were among the top recipients.But following a prolonged investigation, Swiss authorities in 2014 announced that the programme was no longer serving a protective role, with some permit holders subjected to forced prostitution after arrival in the country.Migration office spokeswoman Lea Wertheimer confirmed that the programme will formally be cancelled as of the new year.
Railway Stations in Cheshire East by number of passenger entries and exits 2017/18 (and overall UK rank) Crewe: 3,147,094 (175th) Macclesfield: 1,666,718 (356th) Wilmslow: 1,600,286 (367th) Knutsford: 501,806 (887th) Congleton: 348,394 (1,087th) Handforth: 308,104 (1,155th) Alderley Edge: 293,432 (1,193rd) Sandbach: 279,138 (1,225th) Nantwich: 237,480 (1,301st) Poynton: 232,892 (1,315th) Disley: 200,070 (1,385th) Holmes Chapel 195,210 (1,404th) Alsager: 112,590 (1,668th) Prestbury: 63,974 (1,901st) Goostrey: 46,250 (2,012th) Chelford: 35,760 (2,087th) Adlington: 33,152 (2,111st) Plumley: 25,374 (2,175th) Mobberley: 16,534 (2,253rd) Wrenbury: 11,744 (2,294th) Ashley: 8,114 (2,341st) Styal: 5,926 (2,384th) Nationally Waterloo in London was the busiest railway station in the UK – with 94.4 million passengers entering or exiting there. In total nine of the ten busiest stations were in the capital. British Steel Redcar, in the now closed steelworks in the North East, had the lowest number of passengers – being used a total of just 40 times. The busiest station in the North West was Manchester Piccadilly, with 27,724,962 – while Birmingham New Street, with 43,741,712, was the busiest in the West Midlands. Want to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel news?Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here. More detailed information on selected railway stations in North Staffordshire and South Cheshire: Alsager: Operated by East Midlands Trains, Alsager saw a 1.4 per cent increase in passengers from 111,016 to 112,590. Blythe Bridge: The only railway station in the Staffordshire Moorlands, with its facilities operated by West Midlands Trains, Blythe Bridge saw a 0.4 per cent drop in the number of passengers using it 9from 95,918 to 95,570). Read More£35,000 worth of furniture and rope taken after trailer stolen Congleton: The fifth busiest railway station in Cheshire East, Northern Rail managed Congleton saw a 0.3 per cent increase in passenger use from 2016/17 to 2017/18 – from 347,208 to 348,394. Crewe: The busiest station in the region, managed by Virgin Trains, Crewe saw a 2 per cent increase in passenger use from 3,085,604 to 3,417,094 year-on-year. Kidsgrove: Newcastle Borough’s only railway station, Kidsgrove saw footfall increase by 6.9 per cent – up from 228,258 in 2016/17 to 244,258 journeys made to and from the East Midlands Trains operated station in 2017/18. Driver named following fatal collision Railway Stations in Staffordshire by number of passenger entries and exits 2017/18 (and overall UK rank) Stoke-on-Trent: 3,120,812 (177th) Stafford: 2,340,286 (248th) Tamworth Low Level: 1,223,106 (463rd0 Lichfield Trent Valley: 1,093,014 (519th) Burton-on-Trent: 833,122 (646th) Lichfield City: 798,014 (661st) Penkridge (South Staffordshire): 257,154 (1,261st) Kidsgrove: 244,258 (1,289th) Cannock: 200,612 (1,382nd) Shenstone (Lichfield): 199,866 (1,387th) Hednesford (Cannock Chase): 161,856 (1,503th) Rugeley Trent Valley: 160,124 (1,506th) Uttoxeter: 157,900 (1,513th) Stone: 145,340 (1,547th) Bilbrook (South Staffordshire): 129,134 (1,602nd) Codsall (South Staffordshire): 125,408 (1,621st) Wilnecote (Tamworth): 115,806 (1,654th) Rugeley Town: 106,288 (1,694th) Blythe Bridge: 95,570 (1,748th) Landywood (South Staffordshire): 90,336 (1,767th) Longton: 76,536 (1,839th) Longport: 50,912 (1,981th) In Cheshire East, which also has 22 railway stations listed in the figures, Crewe was by far the busiest, followed by Macclesfield, Wilmslow, Knutsford and Congleton. Styal, a village near Manchester Airport, was the least used railway station in Cheshire East – with just 5,926 people entering and exiting the station over the course of the 2017/18 financial year – although this was still a 24.2 per cent increase on the 4,772 the year before (the largest percentage increase in the area). Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Police search for missing woman Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Punter found hiding in bushes Stoke railway station Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailMore than three million railway passengers started or ended their journeys at Stoke-on-Trent station over the course of a year – new figures reveal. Estimates released today by the Office of Rail and Road show a total of 3,120,812 people started or finished journeys at the railway station over the course of the 2017/18 financial year (April 1 2017 and March 31 2018). This is an increase of more than 28,000 on the 16/17 figures. An approximate total of 11,725,454 journeys started or ended at the 22 active railway stations in Staffordshire over the course of the year – a slight increase on 11,612,723 the year before. The new statistics also reveal that: Longport is the least used railway station of the 22 in Staffordshire, with just 50,912 entries and exits over the course of the year 12 railway stations in Staffordshire saw the number of journeys starting and ending their increase, with the remaining ten seeing a fall in journeys The Staffordshire railway station that saw the biggest fall was Rugeley Town which, due to engineering works, dropped 25.1 per cent. The station that saw the biggest percentage increase was Stone, with 13.9 per cent more passengers starting or ending their journey there For more details about railway stations in Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle Borough, the Staffordshire Moorlands, Stafford Borough and Uttoxeter, as well as selected stations in South Cheshire, please see the individual sections below. The area that saw the greatest fall in passenger use was Mobberley, with 11.6 per cent less people using the railway station in 2017/18 than 2016/17. In total the number of journeys starting and ending in Cheshire East rose from 9,206,178 to 9,370,042. Overall the busiest five stations across Staffordshire and Cheshire East were Crewe, Stoke-on-Trent, Stafford, Macclesfield and Wilmslow. The five quietest, all in Cheshire East, were Styal, Ashley, Wrenbury, Mobberley and Plumley. Crewe Railway Station Kidsgrove Railway Station Longport: Owned by East Midlands trains, Longport Railway Station saw a 5.5 per cent increase in passengers year-on-year (up to 50,912 from 48,272) Longton: Operated by East Midlands Trains, Longton saw the number of passengers entering or leaving go up from 73,054 in 2016/17 to 76,536 (an increase of 4.8 per cent). Nantwich: Nantwich’s railway station, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, saw a 9.8 per cent jump in passenge ruse – from 216,292 in 2016/17 to 237,480 in 2017/18. Read MoreThese baby-faced yobs – aged 13, 14 and 15 – terrorised two towns… now they’ve been named and shamed Sandbach: Northern-operated Sandbach saw a 2.3 per cent fall in passenger use, down from 285,622 in 2016/17 to 279,138 in 2017/18. Stafford: This railway station, operated by Virgin Trains West Coast, saw a 0.5 per cent increase in the number of passengers using it – up from 2,329,490 in 2016/17 to 2,340,286 in 2017/18. Robert Cartwright’s photography in Stafford Railway Station Stoke-on-Trent: By far the busiest railway station in Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent saw passenger numbers increase by 0.9 per cent from 3,092,626 in 2016/17 to 3,120,812 in 2017/18. Read MorePolice name pedestrian killed when he was hit by lorry on the M6 Stone: With its facilities operated by West Midlands trains, Stone saw a 13.9 per cent increase in passenger traffic, from 127,608 in 2016/17 to 145,340 in 2017/18. Uttoxeter: This East Midlands Trains operated railway station saw a tiny decline in the number of passengers using it, from 158,410 to 157,900 (0.3 per cent)