His grandmother’s grandfather was Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel, who designed the Eiffel Tower forthe Paris exposition in 1889.This great engineer effectively established metal as an architectural material and, until 1930, the Eiffel Tower remained the tallest structure in the world. Now it is simply one of the EU’s most celebrated national monuments.But before the great engineer’s achievementcould be honoured on the latest and last French national banknote, La Banque de Francerequired permission from the president of the Association de Défence des Intérêts deGustave Eiffel.The president just happens to be Larnaudie-Eiffel. He was happy to agree, no doubt thrilled that the currency he is so actively working to consign to history will at least carry the image of his most distinguished ancestor. The 200-franc note was unveiled at a lavishlaunch ceremony in Paris – and the most important man at the event was undoubtedly Xavier Larnaudie-Eiffel, chef de cabinet to Economics Commissioner Yves-Thibault de Silguy.Larnaudie-Eiffel had to give his personal permission for the design of the new note. If he had refused, the project would have been scrapped.Such is the power of the Commission in therun-up to the single currency, you might think – but the chef’s pivotal role had nothing to do with his job and everything to do with his family tree.
Anchorage Attorney Jim Gottstein filed the lawsuit against the State and is representing himself. Gottstein owns the building adjacent to the Anchorage LIO and says the $40 million lease should have gone through a public bidding process. Judge McKay may issue a decision next week. Legislative Affairs insists it was appropriate to allow a no-bid lease because it was essentially an extension of the previous lease, despite a significant renovation and increase in the lease price. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The State Legislative Affairs Agency is arguing that it was okay to sign off on a lease for office spaces without pursuing any new bids because the new lease was essentially just an extension of the old lease. The question was debated in front of Judge Patrick McKay in a Anchorage Superior Court Tuesday.
FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Anthony’s Transmission and Automotive Repair reported that their shop truck was stolen over the weekend from their Kenai location. Anyone with information is asked to call the shop directly (907) 283-0924 or the Alaska State Troopers at (907) 283-4453. According to the shop owners the truck was stolen on Sunday, June 24. The truck is a 1989 Chevy Blazer blue, with a lot of rust, and a white dirty top. The license plate# DMH371. This is a developing story- updates will be posted as they are made available.