Income jumps at Norton Rose…

first_img Share Show Comments ▼ whatsapp KCS-content CITY law firm Norton Rose announced a nine per cent increase in revenues for the first half of the financial year yesterday. Fee income for the six months to November was around £155m, compared with £142m last year. Norton Rose, which took over Australian law firm Deacons in June last year, recently revealed revenue for the whole of last year to the end of April of £307m, two per cent down from the previous year’s £314m. The news follows strong growth announced this week at City rivals Allen & Overy and Wragge & Co. whatsapp Income jumps at Norton Rose… Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap Tags: NULL Tuesday 9 November 2010 8:52 pmlast_img read more

Close Brothers upbeat after loan book rise

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Sam Warburton retires from rugby

first_imgWales and Lions captain Sam Warburton has announced he is hanging up his boots with immediate effect TAGS: Cardiff Blues “Since I first played aged ten at Llanishen Fach Primary School, then Whitchurch High School and Rhiwbina Juniors RFC, I always dreamed of playing for my hometown club the Cardiff Blues, Wales and the British & Irish Lions,” he said.“To look back on my career, I’m extremely proud of what I managed to achieve. There are so many people who helped me along the way from schoolteachers, coaches, friends and family. I thank you so much for supporting my dreams and aspirations.Double act: Sam Warburton and Warren Gatland achieved a lot of success together (Getty Images)“I would like the make special mention of Warren Gatland. Without the faith he had in me and his unwavering support I would never have had the career I was able to pursue.”Wales coach Gatland has paid tribute to the man who served as a captain under him for both Wales and the Lions, saying: “It is hugely disappointing that Sam has retired from the game. He is an outstanding rugby player and he has brought so much to the game on and off the pitch. Sam Warburton retires from rugbySam Warburton has announced his retirement at the age of just 29. The Cardiff Blues, Wales and British & Irish Lions flanker underwent neck and knee surgery last year and returned to training this summer, but feels his body will now not allow him to play at his best.He has not played any rugby since the 2017 Lions tour to New Zealand and said: “Unfortunately, after a long period of rest and rehabilitation the decision to retire from rugby has been made with my health and wellbeing as a priority as my body is unable to give me back what I had hoped for on my return to training.”Lions’ roar: Sam Warburton is cheered by Lions fans in New Zealand (Getty Images)Cardiff Blues head coach John Mulvihill added: “I met with Sam and he informed me of his decision and his reasons behind it. He is a world-class player and person and was more concerned about letting myself and the Cardiff Blues family down rather than his immediate future.“As a player, person and role model in rugby he has nothing else to prove. His class and achievements will stand the test of time. He is a Welsh rugby and Cardiff Blues legend and we all wish him and his young family much love, health and happiness in the future.”Local lad: Sam Warburton in action for his region Cardiff Blues (Getty Images)Warburton hangs up his boots with a long list of glittering achievements next to his name. He has captained the Lions to a series win in Australia and a drawn series in New Zealand as well as led Wales a record 49 times. He won 74 caps in all for his country and another five for the Lions. Calling time: Sam Warburton has retired at the age of 29 (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “His leadership, attitude and demeanor along with his performances have placed Sam up there as one of the best and most respected players in the world. He finishes with a record that he should be extremely proud of and should look back on his career with huge pride.”Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

New Zealand: Judge lifts stay on Christchurch Cathedral deconstruction

first_img Youth Minister Lorton, VA By Jayson RhodesPosted Jun 6, 2014 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Knoxville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Submit an Event Listing Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Anglican Communion Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Tampa, FL Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK center_img Rector Belleville, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT [Anglican Taonga/ACNS] It’s one more day in the drawn-out saga of Christchurch Cathedral. Justice Graham Panckhurst has lifted a stay against the Anglican Church taking down the iconic stone building.A formal commitment from the church to rebuild a cathedral on the site is reason enough to lift the stay of demolition on the 133-year-old building, according to the judge.He also has found that the Church Property Trustees have acted honestly and given fair consideration to all the relevant issues, including safety, cost and public opinion in both the church and the wider community.However, Bishop Victoria Matthews says CPT is under no illusion that it will happen soon. “The consent process lies before us.”In the meantime, the church will continue to pray and participate in the recovery of Christchurch Canterbury.Christchurch Cathedral was one of the buildings destroyed in the 2010, 6.8 richter earthquake that rocked the city. Located in the heart of the city, bordering Cathedral Square, the landmark building dominated the skyline since the city’s beginnings.Local people feel it was the heart of the city, and a decision by the church to dismantle the cathedral’s was a cause for concern for some.The decision was even challenged in New Zealand’s courts until the Supreme Court ruled that the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia could go ahead and take down the existing building.The church has expressed its desire to have a new cathedral built on the site within 10 years. 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Recycling and Bear Cart Awareness event in Apopka this weekend

first_img Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply January 28, 2019 at 7:34 pm Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Mama Mia The way that garbage can looks, in the photo above….. looks like it needs a plunger to pull it back into shape! Mama Miacenter_img I went outside to put some garbage in my garbage can, and I then noticed my new bear- resistant can had already been delivered to me. We were not at home this morning, so I didn’t know it had already been delivered to our home. I had ordered it this past Saturday at the bear event in the parking lot of Beef O’ Brady’s. It really is a nice can, and it even has a bear head molded in the can’s design on the top of it. I was not sure if you had to open it, before the trucks came around, or what, but the lady at the event said when the truck turns it upside down with the truck arm, it has a spring that will open it automatically. Okay, good…. That was a fast delivery, great job, City of Apopka! 2 COMMENTS Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter January 28, 2019 at 7:14 pm TAGSBear CartCity of Apopka Previous articleWho are the federal workers affected by the shutdown? 5 questions answeredNext articleToward a circular economy: Tackling the plastics recycling problem Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply From the City of Apopka  The City of Apopka in partnership with Orange County Government and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) would like to announce an upcoming family-friendly event to spread awareness and help educate the community on the importance of recycling and bear carts.The event will take place from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM on Saturday, January 26th, 2019 at the Rock Springs Plaza (Reference Point: Beef ‘O’ Brady’s, 1410 Rock Springs Rd, Apopka, FL 32712). This event is free and open to the public.Staff from the City of Apopka and Orange County Government will be onsite and available with resources and information on the recycling and bear cart programs from each municipality. Bear carts will be available for purchase as well.Both kids and adults can test their knowledge and learn more on recycling with “Spin the Wheel” for a chance to win a prize. The FWC will be providing a lesson on bears and what residents can do to protect them with the “Be a Bear” Program.last_img read more

EDM announces new donor list from World Emergency Relief

first_img EDM Media has added World Emergency Relief’s donor list, consisting of 86,958 donors, to its portfolio of charity lists available for swapping and rental.World Emergency Relief is a registered charity of Christians worldwide, working together to help people in need, particularly children and their families. The database comprises of those who have made regular donations to the charity. The list profile is: Advertisement Howard Lake | 13 January 2005 | News Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Individual giving  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.center_img 66% Female / 34% MaleAverage age 60 years oldAverage donation £10+Interested in going to the theatre, health foods and remediesInterested in current affairs & religious activitiesMostly read broadsheet newspapersVery frequent mail order buyersWER’s list is available for swapping, and has proven to work “exceptionally well for all charity types, mail order and grey market offers”, say EDM. EDM announces new donor list from World Emergency Relief AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

JPL Asks: What Does a Marsquake Look Like?

first_img Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNow She’s 19 – Look At Her Transformation! Incredible!HerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. This artist’s concept is a simulation of what seismic waves from a marsquake might look like as they move through different layers of the Martian interior.Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ETH Zurich/ Van DrielSouthern California got all shook up after a set of recent quakes. But Earth isn’t the only place that experiences quakes: Both the Moon and Mars have them as well. NASA sent the first seismometer to the Moon 50 years ago, during the Apollo 11 mission; the agency’s InSight lander brought the first seismometer to Mars in late 2018, and it’s called the Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure (SEIS).Provided by the French space agency, Centre National d’Études Spatiales (CNES), the seismometer detected its first marsquake on April 6, 2019. The InSight mission’s Marsquake Service,which monitors the data from SEIS, is led by Swiss research university ETH Zurich.Quakes look and feel different depending on the material their seismic waves pass through. In a new video, scientists at ETH demonstrate this by using data from the Apollo-era seismometers on the Moon, two of the first quakes detected on Mars by SEIS and quakes recorded here on Earth.By running data from these worlds through a quake simulator, or “shake room,” scientists can experience for themselves how different the earthquakes can be. Researchers had to amplify the marsquake signals by a factor of 10 million in order to make the quiet and distant tremors perceptible in comparison to the similarly amplified moonquakes and unamplified earthquakes.Fifty years after Apollo 11 astronauts deployed the first seismometer on the surface of the Moon, NASA InSight’s seismic experiment transmits data giving researchers the opportunity to compare marsquakes to moon and earthquakes. The Marsquake Service (MQS) center at ETH Zurich in Switzerland monitors daily seismic activity on Mars. Make a comment JPL manages InSight for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. InSight is part of NASA’s Discovery Program, managed by the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Lockheed Martin Space in Denver built the InSight spacecraft, including its cruise stage and lander, and supports spacecraft operations for the mission.A number of European partners, including France’s Centre National d’Études Spatiales (CNES) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR), are supporting the InSight mission. CNES provided the Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure (SEIS) instrument to NASA, with the principal investigator at IPGP (Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris). Significant contributions for SEIS came from IPGP; the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) in Germany; the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) in Switzerland; Imperial College London and Oxford University in the United Kingdom; and JPL. DLR provided the Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package (HP3) instrument, with significant contributions from the Space Research Center (CBK) of the Polish Academy of Sciences and Astronika in Poland. Spain’s Centro de Astrobiología (CAB) supplied the temperature and wind sensors. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Science and Technology JPL Asks: What Does a Marsquake Look Like? By NASA/JPL-Caltech Published on Monday, July 22, 2019 | 10:58 am EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Community News 4 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Tournament of Roses Foundation Is Now Accepting Grant Applications

first_imgCommunity News Tournament of Roses Foundation Is Now Accepting Grant Applications STAFF REPORT Published on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | 3:28 pm 15 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News 2019-2020 Tournament of Roses Foundation Board of Directors. Photo courtesy of Tournament of Roses FoundationThe Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2020 grant assistance program. Since its inception in 1983, the Foundation has invested over $3 million in more than 200 San Gabriel Valley-area organizations.The grant awards in 2019 totaled $200,000, which funded 23 organizations. In 2019, the Foundation implemented a new funding tier system that provided: One two-year grant that provided $25,000 each year, two $25,000 grants for one year, and twenty-two single year grants up to $10,000. This practice will continue for the upcoming 2020 grant cycle.Eligible applicants are organizations with current 501(c)(3) status that serve one or more of the following communities: Alhambra, Altadena, Arcadia, La Cañada Flintridge, Monrovia, Pasadena, San Gabriel, San Marino, Sierra Madre, South Pasadena, and Temple City. Grants will be awarded in the categories of Performing and Visual Arts, Sports and Recreation, and Education (Early Childhood Education, Literacy and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs.To apply, and for additional details, eligible organizations should visit the Tournament of Roses Foundation page; www.tournamentofroses.com/foundation/New and returning applicants will utilize a new application system for the 2020 grant cycle. The application system instructions and Foundation Grant guidelines can be found on the foundation website. The website will then direct users to a welcome page with instructions on how to begin the application process. Applicants can contact the Foundation directly at [email protected] for further questions.Applications will be accepted from January 29, 2020 through February 21, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. The Foundation’s Board of Directors will make the final grant selections at its annual spring meeting, and applicants will be notified of their funding status via email in April 2020. More Cool Stuff Herbeauty10 Special Massage Techniques That Will Make You Return For MoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Real Truth About The Pain Caused By MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Easy Tips To Help You Reset Your Sleep ScheduleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Off-Broadway musical hit coming to Troy next week

first_img Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Email the author “The Marvelous Wonderettes” is a funny, glittery, song-and-dance review by Roger Bean that features a trunk full of pop classics.”Jinright said those who enjoy the music of those decades will recognize songs like “Stupid Cupid,” “Lipstick on Your Collar,” “It’s My Party” and “Leader of the Pack.”“The Marvelous Wonderettes” will sing more than 20 popular songs of the two pop eras that brought us tunes which have endured with time,” he said. “The Marvelous Wonderettes are backed by a live onstage band. The girl-group engages the audience with song, dance and comedy and features a visually stunning wardrobe design that captures both the ’50 and ’60 eras.” Off-Broadway musical hit coming to Troy next week Tickets are $20 for general admission and $5 for students and may be purchased at the door or online at www.troyartscouncil.com. The show is sponsored by the Troy Arts Council and Troy University’s College of Communication and Fine Arts. Book Nook to reopen Published 11:00 pm Friday, March 29, 2013 You Might Like Covenant Christian School Honor Roll Covenant Christian School recently released its third nine weeks honor roll. Students named include: Second Grade, all As: Jake Sikes,… read more Skipcenter_img “The Marvelous Wonderettes” are coming to town in what will be the first national tour of an off-Broadway hit to play in Troy.“The Marvelous Wonderettes” features popular pop tunes of the 1950s and 1960s and the ladies will take the stage of the Claudia Crosby Theater at 7 p.m. Friday.“The Marvelous Wonderettes” will be here for only one performance and it’s one that you don’t want to miss,” said Dr. John Jinright, presenter chair for the co-sponsoring Troy Arts Council. “While ‘Jersey Boys’ was bringing the tight-harmony, guy-group music of The Four Seasons to Broadway, another show was packing the Off-Broadway Westside Theater with tight-harmony, girl-group tunes of the 1950s and 60s. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By Jaine Treadwell Latest Stories Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By The Penny Hoarder Print Article Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are…last_img read more

Trump holding large-scale July 4th event at Mount Rushmore

first_imgBill Chizek / iStockBy Jordyn Phelps and Ben Gittleson(WASHINGTON) — While President Donald Trump hopes to portray an American comeback with a big fireworks display at Mount Rushmore and a July Fourth celebration on the South Lawn of the White House complete with military flyovers, the festivities are being held despite risks posed by the resurgence of the coronavirus.The president’s plan to address a crowd of thousands at Mount Rushmore on Friday, where the state’s Republican governor says social distancing will not be enforced, comes against the backdrop of the U.S. hitting a new single-day record of 50,000 new cases reported on Wednesday.The new record-setting case count was on the same day that the president repeated that he thought the virus will “just disappear” eventually, even though public health officials have made clear it will not simply go away.“I think we’re going to be very good with the coronavirus,” he said Wednesday in an interview with the Fox Business network. “I think that at some point that’s going to sort of just disappear, I hope.”After months of declining to wear a mask in public and mocking those who did, including the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden — Trump seemed to change his tune on Wednesday.“I’m all for masks,” he said, adding he “would have no problem wearing one in public.”But Trump has still yet to wear one in public. His comments came after a sudden, recent shift in recent days in which Republican lawmakers and governors have begun strongly encouraging mask wearing — including urging the president to don one to set an example for Americans.Fauci warns of ‘even greater outbreak’Trump has continued putting a positive spin on the pandemic even as Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, warned of “an even greater outbreak.”On Tuesday, Fauci told Congress that he would not be surprised if the number of new COVID-19 cases surpassed 100,000 per day and warned that surges in some areas were putting the entire country at risk.“What we’ve seen over the last several days is a spike in cases that are well beyond the worst spikes that we’ve seen,” he said Thursday in an interview with BBC Radio 4. “That is not good news. We’ve got to get that under control, or we risk an even greater outbreak in the United States.”Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said the United States’ limited closures and social distancing measures fell far behind the near totality of European nations’ lockdowns.“That allowed the perpetuation of the outbreak that we never did get under very good control,” he said. “And now all you have to do is take a look at the news at night and you see people congregating at bars without masks, congregating in different types of groups that are well beyond the recommended number of people. What happens when you do that and you don’t wear a mask? You get the kind of outbreaks we’re seeing.”Vice president visits hotspotsTwo days after visiting another hotspot, Arizona, Vice President Mike Pence traveled to Tampa Thursday as Florida grabbed with a record-setting pace of new coronavirus cases and hospitalizations over the last few weeks.Before departing, Pence told CNBC that he and Trump support Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s decision to reinstate certain restrictions, like ordering bars to stop serving alcohol.The vice president planned to meet with DeSantis, a Republican whose response Trump has praised, about Florida’s worsening situation. Six weeks earlier, the two shared a photo op lunch inside a restaurant — sans masks — and DeSantis chided reporters for warning about the threat of the virus to his state.“You got a lot of people in your profession who waxed poetically for weeks and weeks about how Florida was going to be just like New York,” DeSantis said then. “’Wait two weeks, Florida is going to be next, just like Italy. Wait two weeks.’ Well, hell, we’re eight weeks away from that, and it hasn’t happened.”Trump pushes forward with Fourth of July celebrationsBut even as parts of the country are seeing a setback in efforts to bring the virus under control, that hasn’t stopped the president from moving ahead with plans to celebrate the Independence Day.Friday’s much-anticipated fireworks display at Mt Rushmore is the first of its kind in a decade, breaking a ban on such displays at the iconic location due to concerns about wildfires.But in teasing forward to the display that he has long pushed for as president, the president seemed unaware of the environmental risks.“They’ve been wanting to do that for years, fireworks,” Trump said Thursday. “They used to do it many years ago. And for some reason, they were unable or unallowed to do it.”But on top of the environmental concerns, is the risk to the thousands who are expected to attend. Public health experts have raised alarm about such a large-scale event amid the pandemic.Rather than follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines that recommend social distancing, the state’s Republican governor has said that those with health concerns can simply not participate.“We told those folks that have concerns that they can stay home, but those who want to come and join us, we’ll be giving out free face masks, if they choose to wear one. But we won’t be social distancing. We’re asking them to come, be ready to celebrate, to enjoy the freedoms and the liberties that we have in this country,” Gov. Kristi Noem said in an interview with Fox News on Monday.Questioned about health concerns related to the event, White House deputy press secretary Judd Deere referred questions to the South Dakota governor’s office, as it is not a White House organized event, but said in a written statement that “the President takes the health and safety of everyone traveling in support of himself and all White House operations very seriously.”“The President looks forward to taking part in the Independence Day festivities, hosted by Governor Noem, and celebrating the greatest country the world has ever known capped off with a magnificent fireworks display above the great faces of Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln,” Deere said.The president will return to the White House for a scaled-down July Fourth celebration on the White House South Lawn. While the president had previously expressed his intention to hold a large-scale event on the National Mall with military displays as he did last year, the White House said this year’s celebration was modified because of coronavirus concerns.“It will have a different look than 2019 to ensure the health and safety of those attending,” spokesperson Deere said in a statement. “The American people have shown tremendous courage and spirit, particularly our amazing frontline workers, in the fight against this global pandemic just as our forefathers did in the fight to secure our independence, and both deserve celebration on America’s birthday this year.”While the president traditionally plays host to military families at the Independence Day event, this year the White House has also extended an invitation to front line workers and their families, to include law enforcement, doctors, nurses, and others.Deere said that the event will include measures to promote social distancing and said the White House will also provide facial covering to attendees.ABC News’ Stephanie Ebbs, Anne Flaherty and Libby Cathey contributed reporting.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. 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