ISH Exercises Buy-Out Option on Integrated Tug/Barge Unit

first_img Print  Close ISH, September 30, 2013 International Shipholding Corporation (ISH) announced today that it has completed the purchase of an integrated tug/barge unit, Coastal 202 and Florida Enterprise, from CIT and GE Capital. Coastal 202 and Florida Enterprise have been operating under a sale and leaseback arrangement and were part of ISH’s purchase of United Ocean Services.Mr. Niels M. Johnsen, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “Exercising our buy-out option on this integrated tug/barge unit further solidifies our commitment to maintaining our Company’s leadership position in the Jones Act dry bulk market. Across our fleet, we remain focused on providing value to our shareholders by identifying opportunities to operate in niche markets on medium to long-term contracts with quality counterparties.” 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 My locationlast_img read more

Bachelor Pad Tech 11 Products you Need for a Smart Home

first_img $1,764 from Many Bidets How to Shave With a Straight Razor $99 from Walmart $1,299 from Wayfair Yes, You Can Wear Boots to the Office: Here are the Best Pairs June OvenClaiming to contain seven appliances in one (including an air fryer, convection oven, broiler, and toaster), the June Oven is the cooking device of the future. While you may not need this little guy if you’ve already got a souped-up oven, this could be a great buy for guys with smaller apartment kitchens as it takes up minimal counter space. Though it’s currently sold out, interested customers can hop on the waitlist and snag a June by July. Edgestar Craft Brew KegeratorSure, your hard-partying days may be long behind you, but why not keep the good times rolling with your own personal kegerator? Though it’s a totally unnecessary luxury, it’s a pretty darn fun one, especially if you enjoy having friends over for drinks and also like brewing your own beer. This compact kegerator holds up to five gallons of your favorite craft brew and flows out of a single tap. Measuring 18” wide, this little beauty shouldn’t take up too much space in your kitchen and is sure to liven up your next celebration. LG Electronics OLED55E8PUA 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TVNo techified bachelor pad would be complete without an ultra-thin, ultra-smart TV. There are dozens of fantastic options floating around the Internet these days, but, for our money, there’s no better pick than this 55” model from OLED. The “ThinQ” as it’s called has Google Assistant built in, so you can control all your smart home devices via the TV remote. Other perks include 4K Cinema HDR, LG OLED display, Dolby Atmos audio, and Pixel Level Dimming for an extra crisp picture. $599 from June $750 from Amazon Moving into your first bachelor pad or looking to upgrade the one in which you currently live? Then you’ve landed on the right page, because we’re going to chat about all the tech you need to transform your crib into a true smart home.From robot vacuums to AI toilets and more, this round-up is guaranteed to take your pad well into the 22nd century. To see all our essential picks for smart home living, read on.Smart Home Tech to Buy for Your Bachelor Pad Google HomeYou’ve heard the hype and wanna know if Google Home is for you. We can’t say for sure, but what we can say is that this device packs a massive punch of fun features, including voice-automated audio play, weather updates, personalized scheduling help, news alerts, voice calls, and much more. If having a true smart home is your aim, you’ll definitely want to keep a couple of these bad boys around. $999 from Amazon iRobot Roomba i7+Making your home “smart” isn’t just about stocking up on a bunch of futuristic toys; more than anything, it’s about filling your space with practical gadgets to improve your quality of life. That’s why we’ve thrown the Roomba i7+ on this list, a device designed to do just that. The latest version of the original robot vacuum is not only Wi-Fi connected but is also able to dispose of its own dirt and debris. Simply tell it where you want it to clean and let the Roomba take care of the rest! Brilliant Smart Home ControlOnce your home is loaded down with tech, you’ll need a handy way to control it all, so we suggest getting your hands on a Smart Switch. Featuring an easy-to-read face with icons for lights, music, climate, locks, and Alexa/Google Home, this baby allows you to dim what you need to dim and amp up what you need to amp up all in one convenient wall-mounted hub. SoBro Coffee Table The Best Wired and Wireless Headphones for Travel If you’re on the prowl for a totally unique piece of functional home tech, look no further than the Sobro coffee table. Not only is this bad boy great for propping up your feet after a long day, but it’s also built with a cooler drawer for brews, ports for wireless charging, bluetooth speakers, motion-sensor lighting, and much more. Plus, it’s Alex and Google Home compatible, so you’ll be able to sync it up with your entire smart home system.center_img $125 from Walmart Ring Door View CamOne of the coolest gadgets on the market right now is the Door View Cam from Ring, which replaces your old front door peephole with an HD camera. Once it’s all set up, you’ll receive a ping on your phone whenever anyone presses the built-in doorbell or knocks on the door. You can then interact with them face-to-face via the camera built into the device. Sleek, compact, and security-focused, this is a must-have for any high-tech pad. Toto USA Aimes Washlet S500eDidn’t think we’d leave out the bathroom, did you? If you’re looking for total home smartification, you’ve gotta include your toilet, specifically the Aimes Washlet from Toto. Complete with seat warmer, air deodorizer, warm air dryer, night light, front and rear water cleansing, and auto flush, this commode is ready to take full command of your bathroom routine. Is it a little extravagant? Maybe, but you’re worth it. $199 from Walmart $1,397 from Amazon $349 from Crutchfield Now that you’ve got the tech side of the home figured out, why not warm things up a bit with another living thing? Check out the best unkillable houseplants, and the best dogs for apartments so you’re not living in a lifeless dystopian smart-tech future. Keep Your Pants On With the Best Belts for Men Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision CookerFor those unfamiliar with the idea of sous vide, it’s essentially a method of cooking in which food is placed in a plastic pouch and cooked in a temperature-controlled water bath for several hours. Though time-consuming, it’s a standby of top tier chefs as it produces incredibly tender and flavorful dishes. To capitalize on the much talked about trend, we suggest bringing a Bluetooth precision cooker (like this model from Anova) into your kitchen. Set it and forget it, all while controlling the cooking process — and water temps — with your smartphone. Editors’ Recommendations Enclave Audio CineHome HD 5.1 Wireless Audio Home Theater SystemSo you’re in need of a new theater system, but don’t want to fuss with any cables. We’ve got you! Enter the Enclave Wireless Audio System, which provides the 5.1 channel surround sound you’re after without the cumbersome wires. Set up is a breeze, and once you’ve got the speakers situated around your room, you can get the party started by plugging the smart center into your TV using a single cable. How ‘bout that? The 12 Best Laptop Bags for Men $1,000 from iRobot $99 from Adorama $399 from Kegeratorlast_img read more

Canadian dollar slips below 90¢ as emerging market meltdown spooks investors

TORONTO — The Canadian dollar drifted lower Tuesday as the loonie continued to suffer from risk aversion connected to worry about the currencies of emerging markets.[np_storybar title=”How low can the loonie go?” link=”https://business.financialpost.com/2014/01/23/how-low-can-the-loonie-go/”%5DMany think the loonie is still a long way from bottoming out. Here’s why and what it means for the economy [/np_storybar]The loonie was down 0.25 of a cent to 89.74 cents US after closing Monday at its lowest level since mid-July 2009.Markets have been severely buffetted over the last few sessions on concerns about emerging markets, including slowing growth in China, the world’s second biggest economy.But markets were reassured after a high-profile Chinese financial company, China Credit Trust, cut a last minute deal to avoid a default. The deal avoided the first of what was feared would be a cascade of defaults in the country’s shadow banking sector.Markets have also been jittery because of currency turmoil involving countries such as the Turkish lira, the Russian ruble and the Indian rupee as investors wonder how they’ll be affected by the Federal Reserve’s policy to reduce its monetary stimulus.The Fed’s massive bond purchases over the last few years has resulted in a stream of cheap money into those markets. But now the central bank is cutting back on those asset purchases.The Fed makes its next interest rate announcement Wednesday and markets widely expect it to further pare its bond purchases by another US$10 billion a month to $65 billion.The Canadian dollar has had a tough month, losing more than four cents, partly because of Fed tapering which has boosted the U.S. dollar against other currencies.But the loonie has also suffered from a worsening trade picture, weak December job growth and a dovish stance by the Bank of Canada on interest rates.The downward pressure on the currency is expected to continue for awhile yet, which is not a bad thing for the country’s export sector.“Near-term pressure is likely to continue as sentiment favours a weak Canadian dollar and the Bank of Canada is perceived as increasingly dovish,” observed Camilla Sutton, Chief FX Strategist, Managing Director, Scotiabank Global Banking and Markets.“However in the second half of the year, a weak dollars combined with a U.S. recovery is a powerful combination for Canada’s export sector and the Canadian dollar.”On the commodity markets, oil prices started to recover after two days of steep losses with the March crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange up 51 cents to US$96.23 a barrel.March copper on the Nymex gained a cent to US$3.27 a pound while February bullion declined $8.90 to US$1,254.50 an ounce. read more