SEATTLE (Reuters) - Boeing Co said its flying car prototype hovered briefly in the air during an inaugural test flight on Wednesday, a small but significant step as the world’s largest planemaker bids to revolutionize urban transportation and parcel delivery services. Boeing's Autonomous Passenger Air Vehicle (PAV) prototype is shown during an inaugural test flight, in Manassas, Virginia, U.S., January 22, 2019. Boeing/Handout via REUTERS Boeing is competing with arch-rival Airbus SE and numerous other firms to introduce small self-flying vehicles capable of vertical takeoff and landing. The investments, fueled by leaps in autonomous technology as much as frustration with road congestion, could change the face of the aerospace industry within the next decade. Boeing’s 30-foot-long (9 meter) aircraft - part helicopter, part drone and part fixed-wing plane - lifted a few feet off the ground and made a soft landing after less than a minute of being airborne at … [Read more...] about Boeing’s flying car lifts off in race to revolutionize urban travel
Film studios, yoga classes and free coffee are just some of the ways banks hope to tempt customers through their doors to combat the ever-swelling tide of branch closures. Forget clinical decor and poky grey booths. By transforming the boring old bank branch into a “go-to” destination banks aim to fight the drop in footfall that is forcing 60 branches every month to close their doors for good. B Works in Manchester, which opened this month, is one of the first of this new generation of banks. Run by Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank, the space will combine banking facilities with a coffee shop, co-working space, media studio and events rooms. The bankers, called “community managers”, are also trained... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week … [Read more...] about ‘If Urban Outfitters did banking’: could zumba and coffee save the dying bank branch?
Media mogul Cathy Hughes will seal her legacy as one of the greatest media personalities in American history on April 8, when she is officially inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Broadcasting Hall of Fame. The ceremony will take place at the 2019 NAB Show in Las Vegas. Hughes, the founder and chairperson of Urban One, Inc., has made a resounding impact on black media throughout her 30-year career. She launched the broadcasting network formerly known as Radio One in 1980 with her then-husband Dewey Hughes, and grew it into the largest African American owned, diversified media corporation in the nation. In 1999, the company went public, making Hughes the first African American woman to head a publicly traded corporation. “Cathy Hughes is a truly remarkable broadcaster and entrepreneur whose contributions continue to greatly influence and drive our industry,” said NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith in a statement. “We look forward to honoring … [Read more...] about Urban One Founder Cathy Hughes To Be Inducted Into NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame
Urban Land Institute to share forecast The Urban Land Institute is coming to Chattanooga to share its forecast on real estate and development trends, featuring insights from leading experts both nationally and locally. The presentation will be Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Westin, 801 Pine St. Anita Kramer, senior vice president at the ULI Center for capital markets and real estate, will present the Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2019 report, a trends and forecast publication in its 40th edition. After the presentation, a local panel will discuss the outlook for Chattanooga area real estate, led by Jim Williamson, vice president of planning and development at River City Co. Panelists include Tiffanie Robinson, CEO of Lamp Post Properties and Second Story Real Estate Management; Chas Torrence, executive vice president of EMJ Corp.; and John Clark, a residential and commercial developer. To register online go to https://atlanta.uli.org/event/uli-chattanooga-2019-real- … [Read more...] about Urban Land Institute coming to Chattanooga to share forecast
Dejanay Booth Detroit Free Press Published 12:18 PM EST Jan 9, 2019 Furloughed federal workers in Wayne County affected by the U.S. government shutdown will have more time to pay delinquent property taxes. Wayne County Treasurer Eric Sabree is granting the extension effective immediately for residents meeting certain qualifications. “We work with people to assist them based on their individual circumstance,” Sabree said in a news release. “There are a lot of people who are not getting paid, and they have absolutely no control over that until the shutdown issue is resolved.” Sabree said he has received several calls from workers who informed him that they would not be able to meet their payment due dates. Read more: Federal workers requesting an extension must reside in Wayne County, be an owner and occupant of the property, provide documentation of their expected federal benefits delayed due to the shutdown and … [Read more...] about 2019 government shutdown: Wayne Co. offers property tax aid