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• Tuesday, 19 January, 2021
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News learned that on Thursday, Nov. 18, the person, whose identity has not yet been disclosed, required medical attention after completing one of the competition's notoriously difficult and physically demanding obstacle courses. It's not yet known what exactly lead to the individual's death, however all contestants are required to undergo medical exams prior to participating in the obstacle courses.

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News is told the Wipe out production team is well-equipped with numerous medics and a safety producer on set while filming is underway. A male contestant needed help and was tended to by on-set emergency personnel after tackling the course Wednesday, sources close to production tell The Post.

A male Wipe out contestant has died after suffering cardiac arrest following completion of the TBS competition’s obstacle course, a person close to production told TheW rap. The contestant required medical attention after completing and leaving the obstacle course in the late-morning hours on Wednesday, the production insider said.

“We are devastated to have learned of his passing and our deepest sympathy goes out to the family,” a TBS spokesperson said in a statement provided to TheW rap. “We offer our heartfelt condolences to the family and our thoughts are with them at this time,” producer Endemic Shine North America said in a statement of their own.

Related: 'Mastered Junior' contestant Ben Watkins dies of rare cancer at 14 © TheW rap wipe out A male Wipe out contestant has died after suffering cardiac arrest following completion of the TBS competition's obstacle course, a person close to production told TheW rap.

Due to privacy laws, we do not currently have any additional information about the man's age or identity. The contestant required medical attention after completing and leaving the obstacle course in the late-morning hours on Wednesday, the production insider said.

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“We are devastated to have learned of his passing and our deepest sympathy goes out to the family,” a TBS spokesperson said in a statement provided to TheW rap. “We offer our heartfelt condolences to the family and our thoughts are with them at this time,” producer Endemic Shine North America said in a statement of their own.

Sharon Levy, DJ Nurse and Sham Base are executive producers. Matt Units, the creator of the original Wipe out, ” is executive producer and showrunner.

If you're unfamiliar, here is the official series description for the TBS reboot: “The re-imagined series will feature new twists and elements that will push contestants athleticism, approach, and determination to even greater extremes, all while delivering some wildly epic fails! TBS’s revival of Wipe out is currently in production, with hosts John Cent and Nicole Bye, and will continue filming after Thanksgiving even though a man in his 30s died Wednesday after running the show’s obstacle course.

The AP reported that a “man in his 30s was declared dead at a hospital shortly before 7 p.m. Wednesday, Los Angeles County coroner’s spokeswoman Sarah Adamant said. TBS and Endemic, the show’s production company, both released predictably but still pathetically sparse statements.

“Accountability, owning one's truth, and inspiration (among others) are current popular buzz words. Andy Dehnart is the creator of reality blurred and a writer and teacher who obsessively and critically covers reality TV and unscripted entertainment, focusing on how it’s made and what it means.

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“We offer our heartfelt condolences to the family and our thoughts are with them at this time,” Wipe out producers Endemic Shine North America said in a statement. Hosted by John Cent, Nicole Bye, and Camille Hosted, Wipe out is a TBS reboot of the original, which ran for seven seasons on ABC between 2008 and 2014.

“ Wipe out will feature twists and new elements that will push contestants athleticism and determination to even greater extremes, all while delivering some wildly epic fails!” read the show’s official description. A contestant on the TBS competition show Wipe out has died after completing one of the program's signature obstacle courses, PEOPLE have confirmed.

“He was attended to by our onsite emergency professionals and paramedics were then called to the set and the contestant was transported to a local hospital.” “All the contestants on Wipe out undergo medical examinations before they are cleared to participate,” the source added.

According to Deadline, the obstacles in the reboot were created to be slightly more challenging, with each game designed into three rounds, including a three-stage course consisting of multiple strategies and decision points. With a strong focus on comedy, there is no better network for Wipeout’s return than TBS,” creator Matt Units told Deadline at the time.

The hit ABC reality competition show Wipe out featured brave individuals who were put through demanding physical challenges in the form of various obstacles, designed to trip them up. “ Despite all of this, or perhaps because of it, many folks seemed to have wanted to be a part of the show, but the program, unfortunately, stopped airing in 2014, but the archived episodes at ABC.com and some other subscription services offer hours of hilarious fun, featuring many contestants who had what it took to make it through the application process.

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So, if they were part of a group who wanted to play or had a unique spin on their personality, job, or hobbies, the themed episodes served as the perfect opportunity to apply. The eligibility requirements for Wipe out hopeful participants were pretty standard but still presented the show with some of its greatest contestants, with a minimum age set at 18 years old.

There were even eligibility requirements that dictated what type of contestant the producers of the show were looking for including “fun, strong-willed, outgoing,” and with “a great sense of humor.” Applicants were encouraged to read the fine print on the website's form to also ensure they had proof of United States citizenship and were willing to appear on national television.

That wording does not include the phrase “so help me God,” but every modern president has appended it to their oaths and most have chosen symbolically significant Bibles for their inaugurations. The book, several inches thick, and which his late son Beau also used when swearing in as Delaware attorney general, has been a “family heirloom” since 1893 and “every important date is in there,” Biden told late-night talk show host Stephen Colbert last month.

The tradition of using a Bible dates as far back as the presidency itself, with the holy book used by George Washington later appearing on exhibit at the Smithsonian on loan from the Masonic lodge that provided it in 1789. Theodore Roosevelt took his 1901 oath without one after the death of William McKinley, while John Quincy Adams used a law book in 1825, according to his own account.

Some have employed multiple Bibles during their ceremonies: Both Barack Obama and Donald Trump chose to use, along with others, the copy that Abraham Lincoln was sworn in on in 1861. Harris did the same for her vice-presidential oath, using a Bible owned by a close family friend and one that belonged to the late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.

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Harris has spoken of her admiration of Marshall, a fellow Howard University graduate and trailblazer in government as the high court’s first African American justice. “When I raise my right hand and take the oath of office tomorrow, I carry with me two heroes who’d speak up for the voiceless and help those in need,” Harris tweeted Tuesday, referring to Marshall and friend Regina Shelton, whose Bible she swore on when becoming attorney general of California and later senator.

Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota, the first Muslim elected to Congress, in 2007 used a Qur’an that belonged to Thomas Jefferson, prompting objections from some Christian conservatives. Jefferson’s Qur’an made a return in 2019 at the oath for Michigan Democratic Rep. Rashida Train, one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress.

Newly elected Georgia Democratic Sen. Jon Scoff, who is also Jewish and who swears on Wednesday, used Hebrew scripture belonging to Rabbi Jacob Rothschild, an ally of the Rev. The panel, first appointed in April 2019 to review the territory’s mining regime, released a strategy document late December, which outlines 79 recommendations for the Yukon government, including expediting land use planning and taxing companies for water use.

“This is a holistic document that takes into account such broad perspectives that is looking at potential solutions to challenges that have been on several tables for decades,” panel member Math’day Latin told The Narwhal. “It’s the short-term pain for the long-term gain of building a sector that is economically viable, that is trusted globally and is, economically, going to benefit all Runners now and in the future.” The draft strategy is the culmination of feedback collected from Runners, many of whom expressed frustration at inadequate legislation that does not protect the environment or communities, and theistic consultation with affected First Nations.

The Yukon government is reviewing all recommendations included in the draft strategy, Jesse Devout, spokesperson with Energy, Mines and Resources, told The Narwhal in an email. Despite numerous amendments over the years, both acts date back to the Klondike Gold Rush era in the 1890s and remain steeped in antiquity.

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The panel found that over the last 122 years “a patchwork quilt of amendments has rendered the Yukon’s mineral resource legislation unresponsive to evolving industry circumstances and difficult to enforce.” The Yukon’s controversial free entry system allows prospectors to stake a claim anywhere they want, so long as it isn’t in a park or on certain municipal or settlement lands. The panel recommends “clear, consistent and specific constraints” on the free entry system to, in part, uphold the values of reconciliation.

Several of the panel’s recommendations seek to ensure that Indigenous rights are upheld in the new legislation to ensure the acts aligns with modern treaties, the Canadian constitution and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UND RIP), as well as acknowledge the principle of Free, Prior and Informed Consent. To keep track of the mineral sector’s progress toward supporting principles contained in UND RIP, the panel recommends a semi-annual “report card” be developed.

The panel also recommends that Yukon First Nations mining lands officers are granted full enforcement authority under new legislation and that reconciliation be added to the “list of reasons the Yukon Government may use to justify a prohibition of entry order for prospecting, staking and mining.” Roberta Joseph, Chief of Try’OnDeck Czech’in First Nation, and Dana Tizya-Tramm, Chief of Uncut Within First Nation, were not available to provide comment on the recommendations. Ed Schulz, secretary treasurer with Yukon Prospectors Association, told The Narwhal it’s unclear what “reconciliation” means, which could cause confusion among the investment community.

The Peel watershed saga resulted in a contested version of the regional plan being brought to the Supreme Court of Canada in 2017. According to feedback submitted to the planning commission by the Yukon Prospectors Association’s former president in 2006, the association did not want the final land use plan for the Peel to “stop prospectors and mining exploration companies from prospecting, claim staking and doing low-level exploration” in the watershed.

Schulz also cautioned against rerouting money from the Yukon Resource Gateway Project to fast-track land use planning, saying the move would deprive valuable infrastructure from getting built. “Now the money that was intended to help our industry could go against it.” The strategy states that land use planning provides much-needed certainty for investors, which is why they should be completed on an expedited timeline.

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The Yukon government recently cancelled a resource road that would have connected some mining exploration projects after finding its construction would violate relations with First Nations. In a bid to avoid this kind of investor uncertainty, the panel recommends implementing staking moratoriums in areas deemed to contain “high-value environmental, social and cultural attributes” once a given land use planning process is launched.

“A proactive approach to identifying staking prohibition zones at the beginning of regional planning processes will reduce a major source of uncertainty for the industry and a significant concern for First Nations, non-governmental organizations and Runners in general,” the strategy states. Ed Part, president of the Yukon Chamber of Mines, doubts this will happen, telling The Narwhal completing this important work within this short time frame is a “lofty” goal.

“I have a hard time believing that’s achievable with the timelines they’ve outlined,” he said, adding that the Forest Resources Act overhaul took about six years to complete. “We’re talking about two acts that have tremendous impacts on every Yukon er.” Lewis Rifling, mining analyst for the Yukon Conservation Society, told The Narwhal that creating entirely new legislation in such a short period of time, while commendable, would be “too ambitious.” “When we’re designing these new legislation and regulations, we should be thinking very long term,” he said.

The panel is calling on the Yukon government to launch a review of mining policies to ensure there are fair and efficient royalty rates, tax exemptions and permit and licensing costs. Implementing a tax on water is a potential avenue that could help increase royalty rates while possibly encouraging sustainable mining, the strategy states.

In that province, all licensed surface water and groundwater users are required to pay annual water rentals, Tyler Hooper, a spokesperson with the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, told The Narwhal in an email. For example, a mine that uses 1.2 million cubic meters of water per year would be charged $2,500 annually, according to a provincial government strategy.

Rifling is also wary of the tax turning into yet another cost of doing business rather than a strategy to keep water clean. The key to attracting investment is “a transparent and predictable environmental assessment and regulatory system,” the panel notes.

During the public engagement process that informed the panel’s report, many Runners raised concerns about the legacy of mining in the territory. “Environmental damage and ongoing threats to ecosystems as well as costs to the public purse to clean up abandoned mines were mentioned many times,” the report notes.

Many members of the public pointed to the owners of the abandoned Wolverine mine, who walked away from the project despite an ongoing need to maintain the property and prevent pollution of the surrounding landscape. The case underscores what many consider to be shortcomings of the territory’s bonding system, which risks foisting mining cleanup costs on taxpayers instead of companies.

Yukon’s Faro mine is also considered one of the country’s most contaminated sites and is expected to cost more than $500 million in taxpayer dollars to remediate. Marcello and Matteo Polish have turned heads on the soccer field at Simon Fraser University. On Thursday, the brothers from Coquitlam, B.C., hope to take their game to the next level at the 2021 MLS Updraft.

He started all 49 games he played over three seasons with six goals and seven assists.SFU fullback/center back Chris Guerrero, another product of the Whitecaps' residency program, is also available in the draft. In all, 12 of the 174 draft-eligible players are Canadian. Expansion Austin FC has the first pick in the draft, which has been reduced to three rounds from four, followed by FC Cincinnati, Houston, D.C. United and Atlanta United. Vancouver has two picks in the first round: ninth overall and 23rd (obtained in a December 2018 trade that sent Erik Hurt ado to Sporting Kansas City).

They are University of Washington center back Ethan Barlow, Wake Forest forward Calvin Harris, Virginia midfielder Bret Halsey, Clemson midfielder Philip May aka and Virginia Tech midfielder Daniel Pereira. The draft-eligible list includes another set of brothers: American twins Matt and Ben Di Rosa from the University of Maryland. With teams more and more focusing on their talent from their own academy and homegrown players, who come with a salary cap break of their own, the draft has diminished in stature in recent years. Witness Montreal in 2020, its first draft with coach Thierry Henry at the helm. The club had four picks and only used one, taking North Carolina defender Jeremy Kelly ninth overall and then promptly trading him to Colorado for US$75,000 in general allocation money.

Wake Forest fullback Alistair Johnston was chosen 11th by expansion Nashville SC, Syracuse defender Neal Higgins went 19th to Toronto and Connecticut forward Damon Harris was selected 20th by Real Salt Lake. Johnston became a regular for Nashville, making 18 appearances including 15 starts last season, and is currently in camp with Canada in Florida. “Matteo went to Europe as an 18-year-old, training with Birmingham City and Derby County in England and FC Nuremberg in Germany.

“I love scoring and assisting goals, providing something for my team in the attack,” he said.SFU has had two players taken in the draft since it joined the NCAA in 2010. Most people recall the Wright brothers are famous for inventing, constructing and flying the first motorized airplane.

Less familiar, however, is the fact the brothers’ crucial innovation in getting the age of flight off the ground was controlling the airplane while flying. The Wrights’ breakthrough was figuring out how to mechanically manipulate the wings to steer their airplane in three different ways called roll, yaw and pitch.

Developing the airport has been a topic of discussion for several years as the length of the runway and its location provides potential for increased air traffic. Initial interest stemmed from the idea of connecting oil company employees to sites around Fort Murray.

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Haines, a former CIA deputy director, will become a core member of Biden’s security team, overseeing the agencies that make up the nation’s intelligence community. The new Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., urged colleagues to turn the spirit of the new president’s call for unity into action.

We are turning the page on the last four years, we’re going to reunite the country, defeat COVID-19, rush economic relief to the people,” Scoff told reporters earlier at the Capitol. “That’s what they sent us here to do.” Taken together, their arrival gives Democrats for the first time in a decade control of the Senate, the House and the White House, as Biden faces the unparalleled challenges of the COVID-19 crisis and its economic fallout, and the nation's painful political divisions from the deadly Jan. 6 siege of the Capitol by a mob loyal to Donald Trump.

Congress is being called on to consider Biden's proposed $1.9 trillion COVID-19 recovery package, to distribute vaccines and shore up an economy as more than 400,000 Americans have died from the virus. At the same time, the Senate is about to launch an impeachment trial of Trump, charged by the House of inciting the insurrection at the Capitol as rioters tried to interrupt the Electoral College tally and overturn Biden’s election.

Haines' nomination was temporarily blocked by Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Okla., as he sought information about the CIA's enhanced interrogation program. Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., is holding back the Homeland Security nominee Alejandro Mayors over Biden's proposed immigration changes.

McConnell, in his first speech as the minority party leader, said the election results with narrow Democratic control of the House and Senate showed that Americans “intentionally entrusted both political parties with significant power.” The Republican leader said he looked forward working with the new president “wherever possible.” At her first White House briefing, Press Secretary Jen Saki said Biden’s desire to have his Cabinet confirmed and in place is “front and center for the president,” and she said he was hoping to have his national security nominees in place Thursday or Friday. Saki said the president will be “quite involved” in negotiations over the COVID-19 relief package, but left the details of the upcoming impeachment trial to Congress.

It’s an arcane fight McConnell has inserted into what has traditionally been a more routine organizing resolution over committee assignments and staffing resources, but a power play by the outgoing Republican leader grabbing at tools that can be used to block Biden’s agenda. For now, it will take unanimous consent among senators to toggle between conducting votes on legislative business and serving as jurors in the impeachment trial.

The House last week impeached Trump for having sent the mob to the Capitol to “fight like hell” during the tally of Electoral College votes to overturn Biden’s election. Lister also told council that the cost of Personal Protective Equipment has doubled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and that $80K was added to the budget to help with that.

Other improvements include modernizing elevators, adding ceiling lifts and new electric beds in some parts of the facility. The generator replacement will be financed, while the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, Cornwall and SDG Counties will jointly pay for the other capital improvements.

The City of Cornwall announced January 18th that it was permanently closing its Richelieu Child Care Center and consolidating programming staff to help with special needs kids. The department has between 10 and 20 providers under its Home Child Care Agency program and through Ontario Early Years centers.

In other council business, two COVID-19 relief funds have put some extra cash in the bank for rainy days as the pandemic continues to affect SDG Counties revenues. The larger amount has helped offset the county government’s losses from the Provincial Offenses Court closures.

Those losses combined with nearly $87K in expenses for personal protective equipment and other related costs have used up $508K of the Safe Restart Funding. “It might be a statement as to how out of touch this present government may be in that received $350K that we didn’t ask for,” said Councillor Allan Armstrong (North Sundas).

I think they’ve really missed the ball on this one.” It was noted by SDG treasurer Rebecca Russell that an additional $353K in funding under the second phase of the Safe Restart Agreement was received recently. Counties Council passed an amendment to its Official Plan changing the land-use designation for the former Iroquois United Church from residential to commercial.

This amendment, combined with the Municipality of South Sundas recently passing a re-zoning bylaw will enable the Oneida Grand Center to continue its planned spring 2021 opening. The business plans to operate as a multi-use commercial venue with a bistro, catering, multiple conference rooms and a reception hall.

Nova Scotia reported three new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, which included a Marine Atlantic crew member. The third case is in the eastern zone and is an individual who works on a Marine Atlantic ferry, which operates between North Sydney, N.S., and Port aux Basques, N.L.

Nova Scotia public health officials contacted Marine Atlantic about the positive case on Tuesday, according to a release from the Crown corporation Wednesday. On Wednesday, the Literary Manor long-term care home in Inverness, N.S., announced it was immediately suspending all visits due to the case in the eastern zone.

Nova Scotia Heath also issued a possible exposure notice for several Marine Atlantic ferry crossings in late December and January. Anyone who was on the following ferry crossings has been asked to immediately book a COVID-19 test, regardless of whether they have symptoms, using the province's self-assessment website or by contacting 811.

“Thanks to the sacrifices of all Nova Scotland, we are managing to control the spread of the virus,” Premier Stephen McNeil said in the news release. Nova Scotia has administered 9,175 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to health-care workers and long-term care residents, staff and caregivers as of Tuesday.

He first broke into the CFL in 2013 with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats where he played three seasons and helped the team reach the Grey Cup on two occasions. Before joining the Ti cats, Figueroa played five seasons with his hometown Miami Hurricanes in the college ranks.

The Boeing 737 Max was grounded in Canada for nearly two years following two deadly crashes that investigators said was caused by a faulty sensor system. The Canadian government lifted its grounding order for the Max on Jan. 20 after approving a number of changes to the airplane's design, including allowing pilots to disable an alarm system found to be central to the crashes.

” Duncan said that so far, 180,000 newspaper pages have been digitized including all issues of the Glengarry News, Winchester Press, and the Iroquois Chieftain. Some issues of The Leader and the Centerville Record have been completed, along with photo scanning for the Lost Villages Historical Society.

One of the challenges that has prolonged the digitization project is the Counties’ contractor, Mallorytown-based Image Advantage, has been closed for part of the year due to COVID-19 related restrictions. We will continue this partnership as we fight the global COVID-19 pandemic and support a sustainable economic recovery that will build back better for everyone.

We will also work together to advance climate action and clean economic growth, promote inclusion and diversity, and create good middle-class jobs and opportunities for our people while contributing to democracy, peace, and security at home and around the world.” The tourism industry in northern Ontario has taken a big hit due border closures and travel restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

With the lockdown extension and stay at home orders put in place last week, it is hard to tell when things will go ‘back to normal.’ On Jan. 12, the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TAO) had its industry call which featured guests Eli Guest and Mike Van Seen from Navigator, a public strategy and communications firm, to speak about TAO's most recent survey results. The TAO team worked with Navigator to execute a research study to provide insights on how to improve small business and tourism when government border regulations are lifted.

Guest said they aimed to make the survey groups as reflective of the Ontario population as possible based on Statistics Canada. The study found that residents of Ontario believe the province will be a safer place to travel than anywhere else in the world, including other parts of Canada.

Guest said that is a good opportunity for TAO because Ontario will be uniquely positioned to capture more travel related dollars once things open up again. But overall, the study found that people in Ontario feel safer travelling within the province than internationally or in other parts of Canada.

A reward of up to $100,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of a man wanted for a murder that took place five years ago in northeast Calgary, police announced Wednesday. In co-operation with Calgary Crime Stoppers, the Solo Program offers a reward up to $100,000 that can be claimed anonymously for any information leading to the arrest of this suspect.

“Investigators are certain that there are additional people with information about this homicide as well as Granada's whereabouts and encourage anyone that can be of assistance to come forward,” police said. The victim's family issued a statement thanking police for working tirelessly to find Merci's killer and asking for anyone with information about the murder to speak up.

Tandridge Mayor Lyle Hall says it will take more than a year to implement the numerous recommendations in a study detailing how the village can improve efficiencies and build staff capacity. The study, carried out by Toronto-based consulting firm Optimum SBR, looked at how the municipality currently delivers services.

The study was carried out in 2020, and one thing Beja says Optimum identified is that Tandridge municipal staff is cohesive, works very well together and has the trust and respect of council. That was evident with the launch in mid-December of a redesigned website, which is easy to navigate and loaded with information about the municipality and its services.

Beja acknowledged that Tandridge has a lean municipal staff and suggested using technology to replace some work being done manually by employees. “I have a background in Occupational Health and Safety, so I decided to take a look at it.” What Julius came up with is a piece of plastic with notches on it to wear around the head or neck.

“Frontline workers are trying to do our best and to focus as best we can on what we’re doing.” On top of helping people out with ear pain, Julius is also donating money from every purchase to local organizations like the Inner Man Project, or the Medicine Hat District Health Foundation. “I want to help as many people as possible with this.” The Ear Savers are made of silicone plastic which makes them versatile.

The move undoes the U.S. withdrawal ordered by predecessor Donald Trump, who belittled the science behind climate efforts, loosened regulations on heat-trapping oil, gas and coal emissions, and spurred oil and gas leasing in pristine Arctic tundra and other wilderness. The Paris accord commits 195 countries and other signatories to come up with a goal to reduce carbon pollution and monitor and report their fossil fuel emissions.

“Not a single country in this world, however powerful, however resourceful one may be, can do it alone,” said Ban, speaking at a briefing in the Netherlands for an upcoming Climate Adaptation Summit. He will order a temporary moratorium on new oil and gas leasing in what had been virgin Arctic wilderness, direct federal agencies to start looking at tougher mileage standards and other emission limits again, and revoke Trump's approval for the Keystone XL oil and gas pipeline.

Another first-day order directs agencies to consider the impact on climate, disadvantaged communities, and on future generations from any regulatory action that affects fossil fuel emissions, a new requirement. Human-caused climate change has been linked to worsening natural disasters, including wildfires, droughts, flooding and hurricanes.

However, there was no immediate word on when Biden would make good on another climate campaign pledge, one banning new oil and gas leasing on federal land. After Biden notifies the U.N. by letter of his intention to rejoin the Paris accord, it would become effective in 30 days, U.N. spokesman Alex Safer said.

“There’s a lot we can do because we’ve left so much on the table over the last four years,” said Kate Larsen, former deputy director of the White House Council on Environmental Quality under the Obama administration. Biden has promised that the needed transformations of the U.S. transportation and power sectors, and other changes, will mean millions of jobs.

There’s been a quiet transformation, because of market forces that have made wind and solar cheaper than dirtier coal, toward cleaner fuels, and that’s expected to continue so that eventually nearly all the nation’s power will be low or zero carbon, Larsen and other experts say. Associated Press writers Matthew Day in Washington, Michael Order in The Hague, Netherlands, and Frank Jordan's in Berlin also contributed to this report.

Between morning sickness, raging hormones and other body changes, exercise may be the last thing that you want to do during pregnancy, but prenatal yoga may provide some relief for some common aches and pains women experience while expecting. Yoga is well-known for its mind-body benefits, focusing on centering the body and whether you are in your first trimester or nearing your third, it is easy to feel off balance.

“There’s so many physical demands for labor and childbirth that giving them this opportunity for yoga to just prepare them mind, body, spirit is just wonderful,” Petain said. An article by The College of Family Physicians of Canada stated that hot yoga makes you tired faster, increasing the risk of dizziness of fainting, overstretching and muscle damage due to fatigue.

Petain said the moms-to-be in her class are loving the stretches to relieve tension in the lower back which many women experience during pregnancy. She adds that the poses help to also relieve indigestion, swelling and inflammation around the joints and improve sleep and posture.

Classes are offered Tuesday and Thursday evenings and expectant mothers can register for through the Facebook True North Yoga Cooperative page. Petain said that not only is this good exercise, but it is also a chance for the women in the class to come together and bond over their shared pregnancy journey.

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