Newport Arch is the name given to the remains of a 3rd-century Roman gate in the city of Lincoln, Lincolnshire. It is a Scheduled monument and Grade I listed building and is reputedly the oldest arch in the United Kingdom still used by traffic; the arch was remodelled and enlarged when the city Lindum Colonia a Roman town, became capital of the province Flavia Caesariensis in the 4th century. Though unique in the United Kingdom, it is one of many original Roman arches still open to traffic, other examples being two gates through the city walls of the Roman town of Diocletianopolis, as well as numerous examples in Turkey; as the north gate of the city, it carried the major Roman road Ermine Street northward in a straight line to the Humber. From Romano-British Buildings and Earthworks by John Ward: "A considerable portion of the north gate of Lincoln — the Newport Arch — is standing, but is buried to the extent of about 8 ft. in the soil and débris accumulated since Roman times. The structure has a single passage for the road, 17 1/2 ft. wide.
The inner or back portal of this passage is still intact, is nearly 16 ft. in the clear and rises to a height of about 22½ ft. above the Roman level. Its arch is of a single ring of large limestone voussoirs rising from imposts which appear to have been moulded; the outer or front arch has long since disappeared. On the east side is a postern for pedestrians, 7 ft. wide and contracting to about 5 ft. at the north end, 15 ft. high from the Roman level. On the west side there was a similar postern about a century ago; the whole structure is of good masonry, it appears to have projected beyond the north face of the town wall." In May 1964 a goods lorry belonging to the Humber Warehousing Company struck the arch while attempting to pass under it. Forty years in May 2004, another lorry struck the arch, causing minor damage.13 years in May 2017, a RASE logistics lorry got stuck underneath the arch. Ionescu, Daniel. "Repair works set for Newport Arch in Bailgate". The Lincolnite. Retrieved 1 August 2013.
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Rachael Ray Kungu, who uses the stage name DJ Rachael, is a Ugandan disc jockey and recording artist, whose career spans over 25 years. She is proprietor of Scraych Rekords, a private audio studio. In June 2017, Vice Magazine referred to Rachael Kungu, as "East Africa's first female DJ". Rachael Kungu was born in Uganda circa 1978, she grew up in the upscale neighborhood called Muyenga, in present-day Makindye Division, within Uganda's capital city Kampala. In the 1990s, Hotel International Muyenga was popular for its day-time parties that were frequented by teenagers. Rachael was one of many teenagers, she became part of Muyenga Youth Club. When Rachael was 13 years old, she watched on video Deidra Muriel Roper, a female American deejay and rapper perform and she was mesmerized; the American artist had a profound influence on the young teenager. At the club, Rachael became introduced to international stars like Salt-n-Pepa, Roxanne Shante, MC Lyte, Run-DMC as well as Kid N Play, she started to imitate the way these international stars performed and memorized how they rapped which skill earned her a spot at a deejay's box in town.
Since she was still a young teenager, her Uncle accompanied her to Club Pulsations, where DJ Wasswa Junior taught her how to use the turntable. She sites DJ Alex Ndawula for teaching her some skills. Other instructors included the late DJ Berry. DJ Rachael began her career as a disc jockey in 1995 and when she could stand on her own, other club owners started offering her opportunities to work at their clubs, she left Club Pulsations and joined Club Silk where she worked for eight years as an official and professional disc jockey. While there, she had time to fulfil contracts to play at private parties, she gained increasing recognition and received contracts to play at Club Sombreros in Jinja and was hosted at Club Florida 2000 and at Club Carnival, both in Nairobi and Stone Club in Mwanza. Ugandan radio show Saturday Night Mix Show recognised the importance of DJ Rachael in Ugandan electronic music, she performed at Nyege Nyege Festival in 2017. In 2015, BBC Radio 1Xtra chose DJ Rachael as one of Africa's top DJs and musicians, inviting her to discuss music in Uganda.
With increased recognition, DJ Rachael has been invited to participate in engagements overseas, including the WOMEX World Music Expo 2016 in Spain, the opening of Impact Hub, an arts space in Florence, Italy in 2017 and at a DAPHNE series event by Marea Stamper, in Chicago, United States in January 2017. Kungu has branched out into music production, training with and mentoring others to increase her skill. Since 2016, she has held monthly workshops for 25 female participants, her initiative, Femme Electronic, formally launched in 2016 to support female DJs and electronic dance music producers. That year, she held workshops with Santuri East Africa. In 2017, Dazed acknowledged DJ Rachael as one of "5 East African musicians you need to know" and DJ Mag wrote about her work to change the face of electronic music. In 2018, OkayAfrica shortlisted her as one of the top 10 house musicians in Kenya and Uganda and Electronic Beats reported on how DJ Rachael was changing Ugandan society through music.
Pierre Henri Puiseux was a French astronomer. Born in Paris, son of Victor Puiseux, he was educated at the École Normale Supérieure before starting work as an astronomer at the Paris Observatory in 1885, he worked on the aberration of light, lunar dynamics and, in collaboration with Maurice Loewy, the ill-fated Carte du Ciel project. Puiseux created a photographic atlas of the Moon based on 6000 photographs taken by Loewy. In 1892 he was awarded the Valz Prize, in 1896 was he awarded the Lalande Prize, both from the French Academy of Sciences, which he would become a member of in 1912. In 1900, Puiseux received the Prix Jules Janssen, the highest award of the Société astronomique de France, he became the Society's president from 1911-1913. The crater Puiseux on the Moon is named after him. Works by Pierre Puiseux at Project Gutenberg Works by or about Pierre Puiseux at Internet Archive P. Puiseux @ Astrophysics Data System JRASC 22 394 MNRAS 89 327 PASP 40 413