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Félix Duban

Jacques Félix Duban was a French architect, the contemporary of Jacques Ignace Hittorff and Henri Labrouste. Duban won the Prix de Rome in 1823, the most prestigious award of the École des Beaux-Arts, he was much influenced by his five-year stay in Italy his sense of color, influenced by the polychrome paintings of ancient Pompeii, newly uncovered Etruscan tombs, the tradition of the great decorations painted in the Renaissance. By far Duban's most visible work is the main building of the École, undertaken in 1830; the main building, the Palace of Studies, was designed with integral paintings and interior sculpture for artists' education. His redesign and alignment of the entire campus frames the main building from the entrance on Rue Bonaparte. With other expansions towards the Seine, this work was completed around 1861. Duban was elected as member of the Academy of Fine Arts in 1854. Among his many students was Charles-Auguste Questel. Restoration of the castles of Château de Blois, Château de Gaillon, Château de Dampierre Completion and restoration of the Apollo Gallery in the Louvre, beginning in 1848.

It reflects and reinforces its structure and repairs coverage that protects the valuable decorated barrel vault, built in 1661 on the orders of the young Louis XIV. Restoration of the Sainte-Chapelle, with Jean-Baptiste Antoine Lassus and a young Eugène Viollet-le-Duc. Restoration of various historical monuments and private monuments Media related to Félix Duban at Wikimedia Commons

1913 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team

The 1913 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team was an American football team that represented the University of Nebraska in the Missouri Valley Conference during the 1913 college football season. In its third season under head coach Ewald O. Stiehm, the team compiled a perfect 8–0 record, tied for the MVC championship, outscored opponents by a total of 138 to 28; the team played its home games at Nebraska Field in Nebraska. The 1913 season was part of a 34-game unbeaten streak that ran from 1912 to 1916. Coach Stiehm returned for his third year after earning conference championships in both of his previous seasons. Although the roster grew from 15 to 17 players, only two starters from 1912 were still part of the program, which required some position changes to be made; this was the first year. The young Nebraska team got off to a good, confidence-building start with a shutout victory over Washburn to start the season in the first meeting of these teams. Despite scoring first, Kansas State was handed their third consecutive loss in the series, remaining winless against Nebraska.

When Minnesota arrived in Lincoln for the 13th meeting of these teams in what had become an annual epic grudge match, it was only the second time the game was held in Nebraska. Aided by the emotion of the Homecoming festivities, the Cornhuskers held their ground and fought the Golden Gophers to a scoreless first half, with much effort managed to secure a 3rd-quarter touchdown. Minnesota would not allow Nebraska to score again but were unable to respond, Nebraska secured its second victory in the series. Of the Cornhuskers, coach Williams of Minnesota said "I cannot say I expected the Gophers to be defeated. Nebraska has a great team." Following the Minnesota victory, a difficult fight faced the Cornhuskers when Haskell returned to continue their series with Nebraska. The fierce contest injured Nebraska's team captain, who had to leave the game and was feared to be lost for the season. In the end, the Cornhuskers escaped with a 1-point margin of victory and sent the Haskell Indians home with another defeat, dropping them to 2-6 on the series.

Still without the team captain, the Cornhuskers met the Cyclones in Ames and made their fourth and final appearance at the soon-to-be-replaced State Field. Iowa State provided some fight to make it a game, but fell again to Nebraska and dropped farther back in the series to 3-9-1. Coach Stiehm allowed the starters to take a break and played reserves against Nebraska Wesleyan, as these teams resumed a series begun in 1896, though five years had passed since their last meeting; the backups were still more than a match for NWU, Nebraska improved to 4-0 in the series. Cornhusker defense was the order of the day, Nebraska made use of players returning from injury to hold the Jayhawks scoreless; the win secured Nebraska as unbeaten in conference play and improved their record over Kansas to 12-8. Iowa arrived in Lincoln with a reputation as a fast squad. Nebraska held the Hawkeyes off the board for the entire game. Using players still hobbled by injuries suffered during the Haskell game, the Cornhuskers punched in an early touchdown to go up, a late one to seal the outcome.

More than once Iowa threatened to score but came away empty, fell farther behind Nebraska in the series to 4-8-3. Despite the worries at the beginning of the season that the 1913 Nebraska squad was inexperienced, coach Stiehm managed to lead his squad to an undefeated season and 3rd straight conference title. After his third year, coach Stiehm had again improved his record, to 20-2-2, while the program improved to 138-47-10 overall and 12-2-2 in conference

John MacKay, Baron MacKay of Ardbrecknish

John Jackson MacKay, Baron MacKay of Ardbrecknish was a Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party politician. He started his career as a mathematics teacher, he was a Tory candidate for the Western Isles in the February 1974 election having, in the climate of the era, accepted he could realise his original Liberal Parliamentary ambitions only by joining the Conservatives. He contested Argyll in October 1974 and was Member of Parliament for the constituency from 1979 to 1983, after boundary changes, for Argyll and Bute from 1983 to 1987, when he lost the seat to the Liberal candidate Hon Mrs Ray Michie - the daughter of Lord Bannerman, a local Liberal. MacKay was Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland from 1982 to 1987 with responsibility for Health and Social Work and was Commons Scottish spokesman on Agriculture. Against the advice of officials he supported a Private Member's Bill on solvent abuse, a scourge of the time, which became law in 1983. In Health he threw himself into the 1982 NHS strikes and a modernisation of mental health legislation.

Following his defeat, he was given a life peerage as Baron MacKay of Ardbrecknish, of Tayvallich in the District of Argyll and Bute. He rejoined the government as a Lord in Waiting in 1993. In January 1994, he joined the Department of Transport as a Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, being promoted that year to become Minister of State at the Department of Social Security, a post he held until 1997. During this time he was held in high regard by both the civil servants who worked with him and by the ex-Service community with whom he had regular contact in his role as War Pensions Minister. In addition, he was sworn of the Privy Council in the 1996 Birthday Honours and was appointed to be a Deputy Lieutenant of the City of Glasgow on 7 January 1997. In opposition, he served as Deputy Leader of the Conservative peers, he died in 2001 in Wandsworth at the age of 62. Times Guide to the House of Commons 1987 Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs Roth, Andrew "Obituary: Lord Mackay of Ardbrecknish", The Guardian.

Retrieved 24 May 2013. Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by John MacKay