Wolf Administration Cabinet Members Host Community Event in Tunkhannock Press Release Tunkhannock, PA – Today, Wolf Administration cabinet officials were joined by more than 100 community members for a Cabinet in Your Community event at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. This series of events gives community members the opportunity to talk with cabinet secretaries and discuss issues important to the region.“It is of utmost importance to ensure that constituents across the commonwealth have access to their government officials,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “By hosting these events, my administration can better serve Pennsylvanians by having valuable dialogue and giving community members an opportunity to feel connected to Harrisburg regardless of where they live.”This event featured Department of Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne, Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin, Department of Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller, Acting State Police Commissioner Lt. Col. Evanchick, and Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency Director Rick Flinn. The department heads answered questions from the audience and provided information on ongoing and upcoming state projects in the region.The next Cabinet in Your Community event is currently scheduled for next Thursday, April 26, in the McFarland Student Union Building at Kutztown University. This event will be hosted by the cabinet secretaries of the departments of Community and Economic Development, Aging, Health, and Transportation. April 16, 2018 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) has advised Technip UK on a £70.5 million financing agreement arranged by Crédit Industriel et Commercial (CIC) and BNP Paribas for the newbuild diving support vessel ‘Deep Discoverer’.The vessel, built by the Vard Group in Norway, was acquired by a CIC-owned company.The financing comprised a French lease of the vessel from the CIC-owned company and leased to Technip UK.The WFW Paris team was led by finance partners Alexia Russell and Laurence Martinez-Bellet, supported by associates Natasha Seel and Konstantina Kyprianidou on the English law aspects and senior associate Christophe Garcia and associate Sophie Morin on the French law aspects.French tax advice was provided by partner Romain Girtanner, assisted by associates Anis Mezni and Nicolas Bourdon and English tax advice was provided by partner Richard Stephens in London.The lenders, CIC and BNP Paribas, were advised by a team of Norton Rose Fulbright led by partner Christine Ezcutari, assisted by of counsel Alexandre Roth and associates Alexis Babin de Lignac, Ayaka Millet and Constance Ollat for both English law and French law advice.
A dredging project that will make the Port of Virginia the deepest port on the U.S. East Coast is now underway, according to the port officials.Following the finalization of the contract, the project’s initial phase started Sunday, reported the Virginia Port Authority.“The container ships are getting bigger and require more water depth to safely operate. This project, combined with all of the investments we are making at our terminals, tells the ocean carriers we are ready for the big ships,” said John F. Reinhart, CEO and executive director of the port.The $78 million contract for the first phase was awarded to New Jersey-based Weeks Marine earlier in October.Under the deal, the contractor will deepen the western side of the Thimble Shoal Channel to 55 feet, widening the channel to more than 1,400 feet in specific areas.When dredging is complete in 2024, the commercial channels serving the Norfolk Harbor will be able to simultaneously accommodate two, ultra-large container vessels.The total cost of the Port of Virginia dredging scheme is $350 million including engineering and design.