Tips to effectively complete those ‘rainy day’ projects

first_imgThey say to first pick out a single room, not the whole house. Another tip is to have a few boxes set aside labled “KEEP, DISCARD, DONATE, or RECYCLE.” If it’s a larger room maybe start by doing a corner of it or half of it, if you pick too big of a space to clean your probably going to get overwhelmed and just not do it. 12 News spoke to Chris Wurth, the owner of Decluttering Chaos LLC, about their process for cleaning out those rooms that have been put off for another day. JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — If you’re stuck inside the house and have been running out of things to do this might be the opportune time to complete those “rainy day” projects you’ve been sitting on.center_img They say to go around the room in a clockwise manor an find anything that may have fallen behind stands or really just any clutter you wont need. If you do little steps at a time you’ll start to see results and feel better as you go through de-cluttering your house. “First thing your going to want to do is first go through with a garbage can and pick up anything you know your not going to need, anything garbage like soda cans or bottles or anything like that.” Said Wurth.last_img read more

Letters to the Editor for Thursday, Sep. 19

first_imgGazette should not endorse in electionsAs the upcoming political elections draw near, I would like to request that The Daily Gazette refrain from endorsing any candidate or issue that is on the ballot.In our country, the news media, including The Gazette, is under extreme pressure to justify its existence as a legitimate and unbiased news source.In many cases, it fails to make that justification. While any newspaper has every right to express its opinion, endorsing any candidate or issue reinforces the perception that it backs one candidate or political party over another and reduces the credibility of The Gazette as an unbiased reporter of the news.Rather, I would encourage The Gazette to identify the candidates and initiatives on the ballot, provide their positions on each of the major issues, provide the strengths and weaknesses of any initiative, and let the voter or reader decide for him or herself.Ken MooreSchenectady Tell officials to vote no on 5G wirelessEveryone is concerned about climate change, which I think is a hoax. The Bible says there will always be the sunrise and sunset.People will continue to go on living as usual until God decides to come back to Earth and make changes.A 5G crisis summit was held recently and free online from Aug. 26 through Sept. 1. It had many knowledgeable speakers. 5G stands for fifth generation cellular wireless, which is very harmful to people, animals, insects, plants, etc. There are thousands of independent studies concluding that wireless radiation causes biological harm.According to these professional scientists, physicians and engineers, we should be very worried about the placing of 20,000 high-frequency radiation-emitting satellites, starting with Space X’s newly FCC-approved 4,425 they want to put into orbit over the next few years. This means we will have more cell installations near our homes and in every neighborhood.Meteorologists issued a statement in June of this year. They are worried 5G will disrupt their ability to sense the weather.So don’t worry about the climate change hoax, but do worry about 5G radiation. Call your elected officials and tell them we do not want this. What we have now is bad enough.Audrey SaltsmanJohnstown Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionPoliticians should pass sensible lawsThe math is simple.There are nominally 8,760 hours in a calendar year.Our wonderful politicians are proposing limiting flavors in vaping products because five individuals this year died from the assumed use of those products.This amounts to one person dying from a self-inflicted addiction every 0.0006 hours. On the flip side 14,542 people were murdered in 2018 with guns. This amounts to 1.7 murders per hour from guns where the victims often had little say about their unfortunate demise.Ignoring a cause of one of death being 180,000 times greater than the other shows the pols have taken the easy way out claiming the crisis they are solving for us is vaping while keeping contentious gun regulations at a distance.I support the Second Amendment, but it was written when the state of the art was muzzle-loading flint locks, and we did not have a permanent standing army.The state of the art has evolved beyond what our forefathers could have imagined and needs to be revisited.We did not require registrations and insurance for a horse and buggy, but we now do for an automobile. Now that might be appropriate to firearms given their proliferation. Wouldn’t it be nice if the politicians could use their thinking ends instead of worrying about their legislative seating end and do something meaningful? The foundation of a democracy is the ability to compromise, which seems to be fading.R. Jeffrey WarrickSchenectadycenter_img More from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censuslast_img read more

Messy divorce leads to first alleged crime committed in space, NASA investigates

first_imgNASA is reportedly investigating allegations that an astronaut “improperly” accessed the bank account of her estranged spouse while in space.If proven, it would be the first case of criminal activity from space in US history.Friday, accused NASA astronaut Anne McClain told investigators she accessed her spouse’s bank account aboard the International Space Station (ISS) but denied any claims of misconduct.The 6-month exploration was in preparation for NASA’s first all-female spacewalk, The New York Times reports.In a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), former Air Force intelligence officer Summer Worden accused McClain of committing identity theft but noted that she did not notice any changes to her funds.Worden’s parents later brought a second complaint to NASA’s Office of Inspector General, alleging McClain “improperly” accessed the private financial records as part of a “highly calculated and manipulative campaign” to win custody of Worden’s son.Rusty Hardin, McClain’s lawyer, told The Times that “she strenuously denies that she did anything improper” and “is totally cooperating,” with the investigation.McClain and her attorney both confirmed she had accessed her wife’s account from space.Hardin cited McClain was monitoring the account out of concern for Worden’s son, who the two had been raising together before they split.McClain accessed the account by using the password they had set for it during their relationship, Hardin said.The allegations come in the wake of a messy divorce.McClain and Worden separated in 2018 after McClain accused her spouse of nearly four years of assault.Worden denied assaulting McClain, and the case was later dismissed.Worden did not discover the hack to her bank account until a few months after the assault claim.By that time, McClain had already gone to space.NASA has reportedly spoken to both women as they continue to investigate the matter.NASA told The NYT the allegations against McClain did not play a role in the agency’s decision to cancel the historic spacewalk.Adding, that the agency had not been aware of any alleged crimes committed on the ISS at that time.last_img read more

CDC: Americans Should Cancel Gatherings of 50+ for the next 8 Weeks

first_imgEvents with 50 or more people over the next eight weeks should be canceled or postponed. That’s the agressive recommendation issued Sunday by the CDC.The agency specifically mentioned sporting events, weddings, and festivals in its post announcing the proposed policy.The daily business of places like schools aren’t included in this CDC’s guidance. But, schools in south Florida have been cancelled until the end of March.last_img

Yorkshire win boys’ county crown

first_img It left BB&O needing to win five of the six singles and they made sure the games were all hard fought. But Yorkshire edged closer to victory when George Heath, 17, completed his sixth win from six games by defeating England boy international Conor Gough, 3/2.  The scoreline was completed when Swash won 2up; Charlie Daughtrey halved with Melan Dhaubhadel and Callum Macfie halved with Fraser Bown. BB&O’s full singles point was won by Harrison Arnold, who beat Michael Hay 2up, signing off with a birdie four on the last.  He took command of his game with a sparkling run from the 7th of birdie, eagle, par, par, birdie to go five up. But Paul pulled one back with his own birdie on 14 and won 15 with a par before Schmidt clinched the victory on 16, for himself and his team. “It’s great, I’m lost for words,” he said. “I had some really good holes to give myself a cushion for the match.”  Team manager Philip Woodcock said: “The boys have done really well and I am absolutely chuffed, thrilled to pieces. It makes up for last year!” He also had special praise for team coach Steve Robinson, remarking: “He has done an absolutely fantastic job.”  Yorkshire powered their way to victory in the English Boys’ County Championship, beating BB&O – Berks, Bucks & Oxon – 7-2 in the final day’s title decider at Northamptonshire County Golf Club.  In the three-day round robin, also involving Staffordshire and Somerset, the northerners were on impressive form, conceding just 4.5 points in their 27 games.  Tags: Boy’s County Finals, Yorkshire 31 Aug 2017 Yorkshire win boys’ county crown center_img Caption: The winning Yorkshire boys’ team (image copyright Leadboard Photography) The classy performance gave them their first title since 2012, their eighth overall – and wiped out the memories of last year when they lost by just half a point.  In the day’s other match Staffordshire and Somerset halved with 4.5 points apiece. Somerset took the early lead, winning two of the three foursomes, but Staffordshire proved stronger in the singles, winning 3.5 of the six points on offer.  Click here for full scores  Yorkshire were in determined mood from the outset and, as they did on the previous two days, won all three morning foursomes. The perfect score of nine wins out of nine is a new record for the county boys.  It fell to 15-year-old Ben Schmidt to take the team over the winning line when he beat Taylor Paul 3/2. Schmidt came in to the team when Alex Fitzpatrick was called up by GB&I and proved his worth, supplying three foursomes wins with James Swash and making a great singles debut this afternoon. last_img read more