Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, February 23, 2018 – Grand Bahama – Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and Member of Parliament for East Grand Bahama, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest said that while he’s aware of all the talk among the public about the $4 billion oil refinery project by Oban Energies, he urged Bahamians – particularly Grand Bahamians – to focus on the benefits such a project will bring to Grand Bahama.“There’s more to the story than what you see,” Minister Turnquest told participants of the 20th Annual Grand Bahama Business Outlook, which took place on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Grand Lucayan resort.“You will be hearing more about that as the project proceeds. Today, as a matter of fact, the group is in East Grand Bahama beginning the final stages of their Environmental Impact Assessment. And we will continue to see activity, going forward through to the shovels in the ground.“We have confidence that this project is going to go forward, that the funding is available, that the environmental concerns will be addressed and that at the end of the day, we will have a project that will be a catalyst for the development of Grand Bahama as a whole, east Grand Bahama in particular.”Minister Turnquest reminded Grand Bahamians that what helped to bring about the “glory days” of Grand Bahama, when the economy was on the incline, was the industrial sector.“So we have an opportunity and we have to see it through. Again, in the Heads of Agreement, we have requirements and everything is contingent on those requirements,” the Minister Pointed out. “As the Prime Minister has indicated, that Heads of Agreement will be Tabled and everyone will be able to see what it contains – the benefit and the risk to us as an island, as a country.”As the Representative for Grand Bahama, Minister Turnquest said that he’s pleased that there are a number of prospective developments slated for his constituency, including the Oban Energies Oil refinery in East Grand Bahama.He said that a number of projects have been slated for Grand Bahama, including the purchase and development of the former Ginn property in West Grand Bahama. He also mentioned the purchase and eventual refurbishment of the Grand Lucayan resort by the Wynn Group.“The re-opening of this property is absolutely vital to the city of Freeport, particularly the Lucayan strip, which is a major contributor to the Grand Bahama economy,” added Minister Turnquest.“I know that there was some rumor that because Mr. Wynn was not here to speak at this Business Outlook, that there was some trouble with the deal. I just got off the phone with Mr. Wynn before I came into this room and I assure you that is not the case at all. There was some miscommunication and he is actually in the Dominican Republic, opening a property there.“But this deal is very much on track and we expect to have this wrapped up relatively soon; the brands that are associated with their proposal are very well known brands to us and they will give Grand Bahama the kind of variety of offering that we have been missing.”Interestingly enough, Minister Turnquest said that Grand Bahama continues to attract interest with respect to the tourism industry.“As the Minister of State said, 2018 is poised to be a very significant watershed year for us,” added Minister Turnquest. “Between the government and our partners at the Grand Bahama Port Authority, we have to lock arms on these opportunities and ensure that we provide the best opportunity for these projects to become successful.”Drawing on a farming analogy, the Deputy Prime Minister told the audience that when one is planting, you don’t see results right away; it takes a while and in the meantime, the seed has to be watered and nurtured before it begins to spring up.“That’s the phase where we’re at,” said Minister Turnquest. “After years of going backwards, we’re now starting to go forward and we must celebrate that.“Prospects for the economy in 2018 are for furthering strengthening of activities, with growth estimated at 2.5 percent. Conditions in the Labor market are also consequently set to improve. These developments will be underpinned by the completion of the Baha Mar phased opening and by various foreign investment related projects, which have been foreshadowed by the Prime Minister.“As well, we expect the growth of both the tourism sector and the national economy to be favorably impacted by stronger projected growth in the United States, our major trading partner. The increase in investor consumer confidence in the United States bodes well for continued growth in tourist related travel and investment interest in The Bahamas.”Minister Turnquest said that the government is on track to bring the country’s financial house in order and that the Government remains on track to meet its budgetary target by year’s end.“The Government anticipates continued growth in the economy, which will be very much associated with improvements that we expect to happen here in Grand Bahama. As was pointed out by the Minister of State for Grand Bahama, various projects are being negotiated and/or are already in progress.“This signals a significant spike in the Grand Bahama economy and, in the words of the Honourable Prime Minister, what’s good for Grand Bahama, is good for The Bahamas.”By: Andrew Coakley (BIS) Related Items:
Jennifer Lopez Announces It’s My Party Tour jennifer-lopez-announces-its-my-party-north-american-tour Twitter News The It’s My Party tour will then bring her killer moves and infectious energy to other huge venues across North America, including the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. on June 13, the American Airlines Center in Dallas and the United Center in Chicago on June 29. She will make two stops in Canada, in Toronto on July 7 and Montreal on July 10, followed by a July 12 show at the historic Madison Square Garden in New York. She will hold the final two concerts of the tour in Florida, in Orlando on July 23 and closing out in Miami on July 25.In the video accompanying her social media announcement, Lopez shared her vision for the tour: “I know I’m going to give them a good show, I know I’m going to make sure that the music feels great, and the flow is right and the set is right. That’s what I do…It’s a party, baby!”A press release emphasized that nothing will be held back for J. Lo’s birthday extravaganza. The shows will be “a nonstop party mix of Jennifer’s new and classic anthems, show-stopping choreography and dancers, dazzling wardrobe, jawdropping technology and set design, and all of the glamour and wow-factor fans have come to expect of Jenny from the Block,” it said.In addition to the excitement of celebrating J. Lo’s birthday with the icon herself—fans are already freaking out on Twitter—the tour itself is a big deal. It is her first one since her first major solo tour, the Dance Again World Tour in 2012. Prior to that, she had a joint tour with Marc Anthony in 2007. Lopez’ most recent concerts were during her Las Vegas residency, dubbed All I Have, from January 2016– September 2018, during which she performed 120 shows. The multifaceted pop star’s last LP was her eighth studio album, 2014’s A.K.A. She released several singles last year, including the Spanish language “Te Guste” with rising Latin trap star Bad Bunny in November and the bilingual “Dinero” featuring DJ Khaled and Cardi B last May. She has teased a new track, “Medicine,” featuring rapper French Montana, due out April 5. Tour tickets go on sale Fri., March 29 at 10:00 am local time, with presales beginning March 26; more info here.Rosalía Announces First Solo North American TourRead more The 25-date trek kicks off on June 7 in Los Angeles and wraps up the day after her birthday, July 25, in MiamiAna YglesiasGRAMMYs Mar 22, 2019 – 1:11 pm GRAMMY-nominated pop powerhouse and dancer extraordinaire Jennifer Lopez fittingly wants to celebrate her upcoming 50th birthday, July 24, with music, dancing and all her fans. The Bronx-born star has announced a 25-date tour, her first trek in seven years, kicking off on June 7 in Los Angeles. https://twitter.com/JLo/status/1109145719347265537 Facebook Jennifer Lopez Announces It’s My Party North American Tour Email
Now playing: Watch this: Phones Best Buy Samsung’s Galaxy-something is already building up plenty of buzz as the first foldable phone by a household brand. Foldable phones are expected to change the way that people use their devices by giving you a larger screen surface in a small enough package to carry around. Samsung is moving quickly to get its product on sale ahead of rivals.But chances are high that Samsung’s foldable phone won’t knock it out of the park on its initial attempt. As one of the first of its kind, this foldable phone and others face staggering challenges in how they’re designed and how well the apps work with a bendable body.”I can’t stress this enough, this is a beta product,” said Stephen Baker, VP of industry analysis at NPD Group. “All these problems should be expected and anticipated, and as the first version this is an early adopter product for consumers who like to be on the bleeding edge.” How To • How to take badass car photos with your Galaxy S10 Plus We don’t know much about Samsung’s foldable Galaxy phone, including its name. Angela Lang/CNET A foldable phone by any other name may not sound as sweet. Samsung has already shown off the foldable Galaxy phone on stage and confirmed it’ll come in the first half of 2019 — but it doesn’t yet have a real name. There are at least four rumored front-runners, including the Galaxy X, Galaxy F, Galaxy Flex and Galaxy Fold. Samsung, unsurprisingly, did not respond to my request for a heads-up on the official name (it would like to keep that a surprise). But one of these candidates is undeniably the worst.Samsung should definitely not choose “Galaxy F.” In the US at least, “F” is for “fail,” the lowest grade a person or thing can get. And no product wants to be linked to failure, or to “the F word.” The mind just doesn’t leap to “foldable” or “fantastic.” Samsung The 30 worst phone names of all time 2:17 Any product marketer will tell you that names matter. Brands can spend hundreds of hours on market research to select the right name that conveys the right message to buyers. Pick wrong and you might fail to connect with your desired demographic or worse, offend them in their native land and language.Both negative connotations for “Galaxy F” would open up Samsung to endlessly creative criticism akin to the worst online bullying, especially if the foldable phone turns out to be anything other than “s” for “stellar.” (For the record, the “S” in Galaxy S stands for “Super Smart.”) Samsung’s foldable phone is here, with brand-new One UI for Android 21 Photos Share your voice Sprint Xiaomi’s double-folding phone looks impressive in teaser… Now playing: Watch this: Samsung’s first foldable phone may be awkward, but it, and others, are an essential first step into learning what to do and not to do when making devices with bendable screens.”We believe that devices with flexible displays will eventually become a larger part of the market as prices drop, designs improve and usability issues are overcome,” said Ben Wood, chief researcher at analyst firm CCS Insight. Samsung will want to put its best foot forward. News • Samsung Galaxy S10, S10E and S10 Plus updates are already waiting for you It may be too late for the electronics titan to whip up excitement by taking fan suggestions, as Xiaomi is doing for its remarkable-looking phone prototype that folds on both ends, and as Google did for Android N. But it isn’t too late for Samsung to think long and hard about its legacy and steer clear of any name that could expose it to one of the internet’s most vicious “F”s: flaming.Published: Jan. 28 at 4:00am PT.Update: Jan 29 at 3:00am PT with minor edits. 22 The Galaxy S10 arrives Feb. 20 but the photos are here now $899 Mentioned Above Samsung Galaxy S10 (128GB, prism black) 31 Photos Samsung Galaxy S10 Galaxy V because it’s a flat line folded almost in half~— 👾.ashley.🎙 (@AshleyEsqueda) January 23, 2019 See It $899 What we know about Samsung’s foldable phone See It $899 See it Comments 1:28 Abt Electronics $899 They had better not call this thing the Galaxy F… https://t.co/95PmNf9nnh via @jdolcourt— Dan Ackerman (@danackerman) January 23, 2019 See It Galaxy X? Galaxy F? Samsung’s foldable phone faces 9 big issues.Everything we know about Samsung’s first foldable phone. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. As a name, “Galaxy X” (pronounced “ex,” not “ten”) has the right kind of sizzle. Think of how the phone’s shape could play into an “X” form and all the adjacent marketing about the device having the “X” factor. Samsung would run the risk of copycatting the iPhone X, and while it’s unlikely to result in another dragged-out lawsuit, such a name would perpetuate the dreaded (and not totally fair) “Samesung” reputation. And with the “X” name painting Apple into a corner, it’s something Samsung would want to sidestep anyway.Perhaps Samsung should take my colleague Ashley Esqueda’s safer suggestion to go with the Galaxy V, because it looks like a foldable phone opening or closing. Of course, V is the Roman numeral “5.” There’s always something. Review • Galaxy S10 review: As good as the S10 Plus, in a smaller package Tags 36 Photos A better name for a foldable phoneSamsung’s naming dilemma is extra potent because the expected reveal of its foldable Galaxy phone comes at a time when the tech giant will also unveil the Galaxy S10. That model will have a more traditional glass slab look and feel that should appeal to the mass market, but Samsung will likely show off a fully working version of its foldable phone to add drama to the event and to underscore Samsung’s ability to keep innovating, even a decade on. It’s unclear if Samsung would also announce the phone’s name here or simply tease a later dedicated event, rumored to take place in March. Whenever Samsung does share its name, there are plenty of more harmonious options than the foreboding “F.” Galaxy Fold and Galaxy Flex are infinitely better, but still pretty tame considering what a watershed moment this is for Samsung’s brand, which holds the coveted title of world’s largest smartphone maker. Also, LG already had a “G Flex” as recent as 2015 so “Flex” could wind up on the cutting room floor.
Fitbit Charge HR Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Comments Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Mentioned Above Fitbit Charge HR (black, large) The 17 best health and fitness apps for Apple Watch Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Review • One year later, Fitbit Charge HR stands out as the best Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier 3:49 Now playing: Watch this: Fitness trackers could have a flaw, according to Stat. Sarah Tew/CNET Since their debut, fitness trackers and smartwatches have become a common sight on people’s wrists. As of February, Apple, Samsung and Fitbit made up 88% of smartwatch unit sales in 2018, the Smartwatch Total Market Report said. However, the gadgets might not work as effectively for people of color or those with tattoos, according to findings published Wednesday by Stat, a health and medicine publication. Users have complained on Fitbit forums and on Reddit about the smartwatches having trouble giving readings on people with darker skin. Fitbit replied in the community forum and said the Charge HR tracks “heart rate on every complexion” and directed users to a support article. “Fitbit takes accuracy very seriously and continuously performs studies to rigorously test the accuracy of our products among diverse groups of users,” a Fitbit spokesperson said in a statement Wednesday.The company said its PurePulse technology performs to industry-standard expectations for optical heart rate on the wrist. The company said it designed its optical system to emit green light at a sufficient strength to effectively penetrate darker skin and its detector is sensitive enough to accurately detect the heart rate signal.Fitbit, Samsung watches, Garmin devices and other wearables use green lights, which are cheaper than infrared lights, to take readings. Stat’s report said that green light has a shorter wavelength and is “more readily absorbed by melanin.” This makes it harder for people with darker skin tones to get accurate readings. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Apple told Stat that it also uses green lights to continuously monitor, but uses infrared light to take readings every five minutes. The company’s support page says its watch measures a user’s heart rate using photoplethysmography. PPG is a low-cost optical technique that illuminates the skin and measures changes in light absorption, according to the US Library of Medicine. Apple’s support page says this works because your blood reflects the red light and absorbs the green light. Samsung and Garmin didn’t immediately respond to request for comment. Tags Share your voice Fitbit Versa 2 and Fitbit Premium promise to revamp my… reading • Fitbits might not track your heart rate right if you’re a person of color • Originally published July 24.Update, July 25: Adds comments from Fitbit and more background information on the Apple Watch. See it Wellness Gadgets Mobile Apps Mobile 18 Photos 8 Fitbit Garmin Samsung Apple $94 Apple See All
Kolkata: The state government will set up a university to be named after Harichand Guruchand Thakur, founder of the Matua community in Thakurnagar in North 24-Parganas, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced on Thursday afternoon.The land for the proposed university which will come up on 8.8-acre plot at Chandpara, off Thakurnagar, has been selected and Banerjee has instructed the District Magistrate of North 24-Parganas to put up a board there. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe Chief Minister had come to Thakurnagar to participate in the birth centenary celebrations of Binapani Devi, known as Boro Ma in the Matua community. She accorded Banga Bibhusan to Boro Ma and prayed for her long life. Earlier, the state government had set up a college at Thakurnagar. Banerjee said the university will not only be for the local students but also those staying in the neighbourhood. “As the university has been named after Harichand Guruchand Thakur, the students will come to know about him and his contribution in organising those belonging to the Namasudra community that had been oppressed in undivided India. The movement was equally strong in East Bengal, now Bangladesh,” she said adding: “The Trinamool Congress has always supported those who have fought for the common people. We fight for Ma, Mati, Manus,” she maintained. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedBanerjee also announced the Matua Sangha Vikas Parishad. Earlier, she had announced the Namasudra Vikas Parishad. She said the names of the members of these two boards will be announced soon. She further added the state Tourism department will put up two gates near Thakurnagar ashram, headquarters of the Matuas. The entire area will be brightly illuminated. She asked the District Magistrate to prepare a beautification plan of the areas surrounding Thakurnagar ashram. Coming down heavily on BJP, Banerjee said in the name of NRC, some groups with vested interests have planned to drive out the Bengali-speaking populace in Assam. “Those whose names have been dropped from the NRC list should always remember that the people of Bengal are with you,” she said. Banerjee alleged that many people who have the voter’s identity card, ration card and caste certificates have been dropped from the NRC. “This is nasty politics and we do not support it.” Banerjee said that Matua community member and TMC legislator Mamatabala Thakur and seven other party leaders were not allowed to leave Silchar airport in Assam when they had gone there after the publication of the final draft of NRC. Banerjee wished that someday Thakurnagar would become a global tourist spot as well. “Never feel that you represent a backward community as no community can be branded as forward or backward. Read seriously and the state government is there to support you,” she told the students who had gathered to listen to her address.
Celebrating the magnificence of Indian weaves, Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao announced the fifth edition of ‘Nayaab’. The exhibition, which is on display at The Lodhi between 11 am and 8 pm from November 23 to 25, is an endeavor to showcase the finest textile traditions of India to its patrons. ‘Nayaab’ strives for excellence and believes in celebrating the finest of Indian weaves by curating and showcasing the wonders of Indian textiles. Each piece will highlight the intricacy and skill of the designer. This edition of ‘Nayaab’ aspires to embody the traditions of the Indian textile heritage and epitomise the stories of the countless hands that have worked hard to create these masterpieces. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfWith the fifth edition of ‘Nayaab’, the expertise of curators Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao will introduce the work of Indian designers who embody a passion for weaves, textures and natural dyes from the traditional textile heritage of India. The two-day exhibition will highlight a capsule collection by accomplished designers. Each design pays tribute to the ancient traditional textiles of the country and presents them in new, eclectic ways.This exhibition will showcase an exceptional collection of designers featuring, Ritu Kumar, Akaaro, Pero, Kora, Divyam Mehta, Eka, Nalini Malhotra, En Inde, 11.11, Indian Textiles, Weavers Studio, Anavila Saris, Vriksh, Swati Kalsi, Shaw Brothers, Swati Garodia, Taika and Pradeep Pillai.
Hello and welcome to StokeonTrentLive’s breaking news service bringing you all the latest updates from Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire on Thursday, July 18. Our team of reporters will be updating this live service with all the latest on the traffic and travel and weather updates – as well as news and entertainment through the day. We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates in our live news feed below. For the latest news and breaking news visit www.stokeontrentlive.co.uk Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Punter found hiding in bushes Driver named following fatal collision Police search for missing woman Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store , or get the Android version from Google Play . 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More here16:56Road cleared following accident in Farley Road cleared and traffic returned to normal, accident cleared on Farley Lane in both directions from Chained Oak Farm Hotel (Farley) to New Road (Alton). 16:51’Injured’ goose flies out of water after firefighters called to rescue bird in parkThe goose flew out of the water after the fire service were called by the RSPCA. More here.16:01Heavy traffic in SandbachHeavy traffic on A533 Old Mill Road in both directions at High Street.The A534 Southbound is also heavy approaching the junction. 15:39Accident on Farley Lane near Alton TowersFarley Lane near Alton Towers (Image: Inrix)15:38Accident in FarleyFarley Lane in both directions partially blocked, slow traffic due to accident from Chained Oak Farm Hotel (Farley) to New Road (Alton).Officers are currently on route to the scene. 15:37Broken down vehicle on M6A Highways Englanf spokesman said:M6 northbound between J14 Stafford North and J15 #StokeonTrent there is a van broken down in Lane 3 of the contraflow. Traffic Officers and free recovery on route .”13:12Issues on M6Lane 1 (of 4) is closed on the #M6 Southbound between J13 #StaffordSouth and J12 #Gailey due to a broken down vehicle. #TrafficOfficers en route.— Highways England (@HighwaysWMIDS) July 18, 201912:28Long delays now due to accidentOne lane closed and very slow traffic due to accident and broken down car on A500 D Road Southbound between A5271 Porthill Road (Porthill Bank, Porthill) and A527 (Wolstanton Retail Park, Wolstanton). Note change of details. Note change of location.One lane is closed heading towards Stoke. Initially reported as an accident and the sensors confirm that this is just after the Porthill Roundabout. 12:12Accident on D-RoadA500 D Road Southbound partially blocked, very slow traffic due to accident from A527 (Longbridge Hayes) to A527 (Wolstanton Retail Park, Wolstanton). 11:29Busy in Tunstall Heavy traffic on Brownhills Road / Davenport Street / Newcastle Street between A500 (Porthill Bank) and Tunstall. 10:50Vicky Road busy…A50 Victoria Road busy but moving at A5007 City Road. 09:55Delays on the trainsDelays of up to 15 minutes on Virgin Trains West Coast Northbound at Lichfield Trent Valley due to signalling problem. 08:56Queues in Weston Coyney Queuing traffic on A520 Weston Road in both directions at A5272 Park Hall Road. 08:56Busy in Leek New RoadA53 Leek New Road busy but moving at A5009 Baddeley Green Lane. 08:39Breakdown on M6M6 Northbound lane closed on exit slip road, queuing traffic due to broken down lorry at J14 A34 (Stafford North).Lane one (of two) is closed heading down to the roundabout. 08:13Issues resolved on M6All lanes now open on the #M6 Northbound between J3 #Nuneaton and J3A #M6TollLink following the earlier broken down vehicle .— Highways England (@HighwaysWMIDS) July 18, 201908:05As is Bucknall Road…Usual congestion on Bucknall Road inbound from A52 Leek Road (Lime Kiln Traffic Lights) to Hanley Town centre. 08:04Leek Road busy A52 Leek Road in both directions busy but moving at A50 Lichfield Street (Joiners Square). 08:04Traffic light failure in Shelton Queuing traffic due to traffic light failure on B5045 Shelton New Road in both directions at Pyenest Street. In the roadworks area.Temporary traffic lights stuck on red. 07:50Issue on the M6Lane 1 (of 3) is blocked on the #M6 Northbound between J3 #Nuneaton and J3A #M6TollLink due to a broken down vehicle. #TrafficOfficers and free recovery en route.— Highways England (@HighwaysWMIDS) July 18, 201907:43Busy at the Meir Tunnel Heavy traffic on A50 Westbound from Meir Tunnel towards the A500 D Road (Sideway Roundabout). 07:43Traffic light failure in Baldwins GateQueuing traffic due to traffic light failure on A53 in both directions at Woodside. In the roadworks area.Temporary traffic lights stuck on red. 07:31Stay safe this summer!Water safety is a vital life skill for children – and we have FREE lessons for 8-14-year-olds covering:✅Open water dangers ✅Cold water effects✅How to rescue yourself or someone else ✅Beach flags✅Currents✅Emergency help + more #SwimSafer https://t.co/TQWnX7nUX9 pic.twitter.com/BQVAxav6Bc— Stoke-on-Trent CC (@SoTCityCouncil) July 18, 201907:22Your forecast…Good morning! It will start off quite cloudy today across parts of southeast England with isolated showers, perhaps turning heavy and thundery in the afternoon. Elsewhere, it will be fine. Feeling fresher for most. Hannah, Jen and Chris will be here to answer all of your tweets. pic.twitter.com/6shbvz29Qk— Met Office (@metoffice) July 18, 201907:14Nice start to the day…Some of us are seeing a little #rain to start this morning and in the south this is the first rain for around 3 weeks pic.twitter.com/ENfGnvmhid— Met Office (@metoffice) July 18, 201907:11Getting busier on the A500…Heavy traffic on A500 D Road Southbound before M6 J15. 07:04Queues in UttoxeterQueuing traffic on A50 Eastbound at B5030 Ashbourne Road (McDonalds roundabout). 07:04Today’s UV & Pollen countWith fine weather around for many today, grass and weed #pollen levels will be high. #UV levels will also be high for most, so don’t be fooled by that fresher feel pic.twitter.com/s1J2BjpSOc— Met Office (@metoffice) July 18, 201907:01So far so good on the D-RoadTraffic moving well on A500 D Road Through The Roadworks Southbound before A53 Etruria Road / Etruria Way (Basford Roundabout). Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window