On Wednesday, Jam Cruise detailed their plans for their 18th-annual voyage, setting sail January 7th–12th, 2020. Returning to the MSC Divina for the first time since 2016, the boat will make port stops in Ocean Cay, Bahamas and Costa Maya, Mexico after embarking from Miami, FL. In addition, after expanding to six days and three port stops for Jam Cruise 17, this year’s cruise will return to its previous 5-day, 2-port schedule.As Jam Cruise organizers Cloud 9 Adventures explain, “While the Divina has the ability to hold a much larger capacity than the last few sailings, we respect the intimacy Jam Cruisers have come to love and will not be filling the ship to capacity.” Cloud 9 also announced that they will reveal the Jam Cruise 18 artist lineup on Thursday, May 2nd.Jam Cruise 17 included headlining performances by Umphrey’s McGee, Galactic, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Kamasi Washington, Khruangbin, and Hot Tuna Electric with Steve Kimock. Known for their diverse and all-star lineup all around, Jam Cruise 17 also saw performances by Leftover Salmon, The Motet, ALO, Turkuaz, Spafford, Fruition, TAUK, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Melvin Seals & JGB, Andy Frasco & The U.N., The Nth Power, SunSquabi, The Porter Trio, Matador! Soul Sounds, Toubab Krewe, Jennifer Hartswick & Nick Cassarino, Monophonics, Southern Avenue, Jon Stickley Trio, Magicgravy, Star Kitchen, The Sweet Lillies, Nathan Moore, Everyone Orchestra, DJ Soul Sister, and Subset.For more information and to pre-book your 2020 cabin, head to Jam Cruise’s website.
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » CUNA Immediate access to funds for consumers is increasingly important and real-time payments will help credit unions improve access to funds, CUNA wrote to the House Financial Services Committee Task Force on Financial Technology Thursday. The task force conducted a hearing on real-time payments and CUNA submitted its letter for the record.“Real-time payments will help credit unions provide necessary financial services to their members and improve members access to their funds. Credit unions exist to help their members, but cannot do it alone. Credit unions rely on networks of key vendors to provide service to members and no current vendor is more critical than the Federal Reserve.The letter adds that the CUNA and its members strongly support the Federal Reserve’s decision to develop and operate a real-time payments network, and also support efforts of The Clearing House (TCH) to develop its own real-time payments network.
Fugro, a Dutch provider of offshore and onshore geotechnical and survey services, has won a long-term contract for the provision of rig positioning services to Norwegian oil major Statoil.Fugro said last week that the contract included positioning of all Statoil-operated rigs and associated vessels on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.The company added that its specialized satellite positioning systems, and all available navigation satellites including GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, and Galileo, would be permanently installed on the Statoil-operated rigs and vessels.According to Fugro, the robustness and accuracy of these satellite systems, which is better than three centimeters, in conjunction with the company’s latest navigation software and technology developments, will ensure the best possible service for Statoil.Also, by remotely configuring the offshore systems from Fugro’s onshore bases, mobilization time will be reduced, and fast-track operations will be enabled, the company stated.