Moving Checklist

first_imgSix weeks prior to moveContact a real estate agent in the local area. Start by looking in the Military Buyer’s Guide of this publication.Obtain quotes from moving and self-service companies and gather DIY estimates. Decide on the type of move best for your circumstances.Determine employer-covered expenses.Four weeks prior to moveCheck the preregistration procedures to enroll children in school. Get children’s transcripts, textbook list and a copy of their current school’s grading system. Ask teachers to write descriptions of each student’s achievement level, interests and any unusual courses taken.Request that copies of all family members’ medical and dental records and birth certificates be sent to your new home. Don’t forget your pets’ veterinary records.Notify the post office of your new address and obtain a change-of-address kit. Send change-of-address cards to friends, subscription services, creditors, alumni associations, the Department of Motor Vehicles and insurance companies.Begin packing seldom-used items and dispose of unwanted items through charities — get receipts for tax purposes.Contact the IRS for forms and regulations regarding tax-deductible moving expenses.Transfer or arrange for insurance to cover your home, furnishings and automobile.Three weeks prior to moveArrange to have appliances, utilities, newspapers, laundry, phone and cable television disconnected. Check on deposits. Set up connections at your new home.Make travel arrangements.Two weeks prior to moveHandle bills, stocks, investments and banking transfers.Arrange to transport pets and plants. Some states prohibit certain plants, so research before you move.Clean cupboards and plan remaining meals so you can pack what you don’t need.One week prior to moveDiscontinue delivery services such as the newspapers.Clean and sort items in the garage and attic.Clean out your safety deposit box and place all valuables and documents together. If the items can’t be replaced, carry them with you.Two days prior to moveDefrost and dry refrigerators and freezers.Arrange for cash or traveler’s checks for trip expenses and payment to the mover upon delivery.Reconcile and close checking account. Withdraw savings.Conclude any financial matters relating to the lease or sale of your home.Pack luggage. Set aside items you will need immediately upon arrival — a few dishes, pots and pans, towels, soap, bedding, light bulbs, flashlights and toilet paper.Leave a forwarding address with new tenant or neighbor.Moving dayConfirm your delivery date with your mover and provide directions to your new residence as well as primary and secondary contact numbers or email addresses.Pay close attention to the mover’s paperwork. You will need to sign it upon completion of loading and then unloading at your new residence.Supervise the movers to make sure your instructions are understood. Review any damage to your belongings noted by the moving foreman or supervisor.Double-check your residence for forgotten items before leaving.Move-in dayClear and mark paths to all rooms to help the movers place the boxes.Supervise unloading.Note any damage to your boxes or furniture.Review paperwork carefully to make sure all your belongings arrived.last_img read more

Broadway.com’s Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration Raises Over $400K

first_img Michael Urie Ben Platt View Comments Aaron Tveit Beanie Feldstein Sutton Foster Raúl Esparza Jesse Tyler Ferguson Alexander Gemignani Brandon Uranowitz Celia Keenan-Bolger Lea Salonga Star Files Neil Patrick Harris Audra McDonald Patti LuPone Annaleigh Ashford Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration was chock-full of Broadway stars. In addition to saluting Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim in song, the concert also raised funds for ASTEP (Artists Striving To End Poverty). The event, which took place on April 26, raised over $400,000 for the organization and has been streamed 1.8 million times. Fans can still stream the performance for free on Broadway.com and the Broadway.com YouTube channel.The free online event, hosted by Raúl Esparza, took place on the 50th anniversary of the opening night of the original Broadway production of Company. Mary-Mitchell Campbell served as the evening’s music director, with Broadway.com Editor-in-Chief Paul Wontorek serving as director.“Thanks to the incredible generosity of everyone who contributed to ASTEP’s Arts Resilience Fund,” said Campbell, who conceived ASTEP with Juilliard students. “What has always made ASTEP unique is our ability to connect artists with community groups working in underserved communities. In this moment of crisis, our partners are serving youth who are navigating food scarcity, economic hardships and home safety, among a host of other issues. With these funds, ASTEP will immediately respond to the needs of these communities.”The evening had a star-studded list of performers, including Meryl Streep, Bernadette Peters, Patti LuPone, Mandy Patinkin, Audra McDonald, Christine Baranski, Donna Murphy, Sutton Foster, Annaleigh Ashford, Laura Benanti, Melissa Errico, Beanie Feldstein, Josh Groban, Jake Gyllenhaal, Neil Patrick Harris, Judy Kuhn, Linda Lavin, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Platt, Randy Rainbow, Lea Salonga, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Kelli O’Hara, Aaron Tveit, Maria Friedman, Katrina Lenk, Michael Cerveris, Brandon Uranowitz, Elizabeth Stanley, Chip Zien, Alexander Gemignani, Iain Armitage, Stephen Schwartz and, from the cast of Pacific Overtures at Classic Stage Company, Ann Harada, Austin Ku, Kelvin Moon Loh and Thom Sesma.Broadway.com recently presented a living room livestream of Buyer & Cellar, starring Michael Urie, which raised ver $200,000 for the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund. The site, which celebrates its 20th anniversary on May 1, also hosted and produced a livestreamed reading of the late Terrence McNally’s Lips Together, Teeth Apart, starring Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Zachary Quinto and Ari Graynor, which was seen by over 50,000 theater fans. In addition, Broadway.com’s successful livestreaming return of The Rosie O’Donnell Show on March 22 raised close to $700,000 for The Actors Fund.Watch the full concert below! Jake Gyllenhaal Chip Zien Elizabeth Stanley Katrina Lenk Ari Graynor Bernadette Peters Beanie Feldstein & Ben Platt sing “It Takes Two” on “Take Me to the World” Zachary Quinto View All (28) Mandy Patinkin Laura Benanti Brian Stokes Mitchell Michael Cerveris Lin-Manuel Miranda Josh Grobanlast_img read more

Rwanda courts to launch new electronic auctioning system to curb corruption

first_imgRwanda rolls out issuance of electronic passports FILE:The Supreme Court of Rwanda.PHOTO/NewTimes FILE:The Supreme Court of Rwanda.PHOTO/NewTimesRwanda is set to launch an electronic auctioning system in courts as it seeks to move to reduce corruption in the auctioning process of loan defaulters’ property.The system is aimed at reducing the human element in the auctioning process thereby tackling corruption and undervaluation of auctioned properties.While speaking to the New Times Agency, The Registrar General Richard Kayibanda said that with the electronic collateral auctioning system any interested bidder will be able to bid from wherever they are, whether in Rwanda or abroad, as the bidding will be done online.He said that the use of the digital collateral auctioning system will make the process more transparent and make the bidding environment friendlier contrary to some past instances where some ‘brokers’ would physically harass genuine bidders due to human interaction.“It will be easier, faster and more transparent. The client can place their bid at any time and will be able to see the bidding results at the opening time, which will be communicated through email,” he explained.According to the Head of the Access to Justice Services in the Ministry of Justice, Martine Urujeni, this will help weed out ‘mafia rings’ formed by some brokers to distort prices and value.Related Rwanda hosts International Anti-Corruption Excellence Awardscenter_img Three students in Rwanda develop anti-corruption applast_img read more

Advanced Rigid Substrate Material for High Frequency Chip Packaging

first_imgDyconex, an MST company, has announced an advanced rigid multilayer substrate material that can be used to develop ultra-thin build-ups for various high-frequency applications like HF chip packaging. The material has good dielectric properties (low Dk and low Df) combined with a low thermal expansion coefficient (CTE) and high dielectric strength. Using anylayer technology the layers of the substrates are connected by laser drilled, copper filled microvias allowing for high-density / high-reliability designs. Other HDI build-up solutions are also available.Key Features of the Substrate Include:Epoxy-based laminates with low dielectric propertiesHigh Tg, low CTE and high dielectric strengthUltra-thin any layer HDIs from 4 layers (~220 µm) to 8 layers (~350 µm) with highest reliabilityImpedance controlled ultra-fine line technology (down to 25 µm)High-density pitch design (~175 µm)Smallest via (50 µm) in pad (100 µm)EN 9100:2009 certificationClick here to learn more about design features and layer build-up characteristics of this substrate.last_img read more