Denver the City and County of Denver, is the capital and most populous municipality of the U. S. state of Colorado. Denver is located in the South Platte River Valley on the western edge of the High Plains just east of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. With an estimated population of 716,492 in 2018, Denver is the 19th-most populous U. S. city, with a 19.38% increase since the 2010 United States Census, it has been one of the fastest-growing major cities in the United States. The metropolitan city is located in the middle of the extensive Southern Rocky Mountain Front with Cheyenne, Wyoming, to the north and Albuquerque, New Mexico, to the south, this growing region has a population of 5,467,633, according to the 2011 United States Census; the Denver downtown district is east of the confluence of Cherry Creek with the South Platte River 12 mi east of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Denver is named after a governor of the Kansas Territory, it is nicknamed the Mile High City because its official elevation is one mile above sea level.

The 105th meridian west of Greenwich, the longitudinal reference for the Mountain Time Zone, passes directly through Denver Union Station. Denver is ranked as a Beta world city by World Cities Research Network; the 10-county Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area had an estimated 2018 population of 2,932,415 and is the 19th most populous U. S. metropolitan statistical area. The 12-city Denver-Aurora, CO Combined Statistical Area had an estimated 2018 population of 3,572,798 and is the 15th most populous U. S. metropolitan area. Denver is the most populous city of the 18-county Front Range Urban Corridor, an oblong urban region stretching across two states with an estimated 2018 population of 4,976,781. Denver is the most populous city within a 500-mile radius and the second-most populous city in the Mountain West after Phoenix, Arizona. In 2016, Denver was named the best place to live in the United States by U. S. News & World Report. In the summer of 1858, during the Pike's Peak Gold Rush, a group of gold prospectors from Lawrence, Kansas established Montana City as a mining town on the banks of the South Platte River in what was western Kansas Territory.

This was the first historical settlement in what was to become the city of Denver. The site faded however, by the summer of 1859 it was abandoned in favor of Auraria and St. Charles City. On November 22, 1858, General William Larimer and Captain Jonathan Cox, both land speculators from eastern Kansas Territory, placed cottonwood logs to stake a claim on the bluff overlooking the confluence of the South Platte River and Cherry Creek, across the creek from the existing mining settlement of Auraria, on the site of the existing townsite of St. Charles. Larimer named the townsite Denver City to curry favor with Kansas Territorial Governor James W. Denver. Larimer hoped the town's name would help it be selected as the county seat of Arapaho County but, unbeknownst to him, Governor Denver had resigned from office; the location was accessible to existing trails and was across the South Platte River from the site of seasonal encampments of the Cheyenne and Arapaho. The site of these first towns is now occupied by Confluence Park near downtown Denver.

Larimer, along with associates in the St. Charles City Land Company, sold parcels in the town to merchants and miners, with the intention of creating a major city that would cater to new immigrants. Denver City was a frontier town, with an economy based on servicing local miners with gambling, saloons and goods trading. In the early years, land parcels were traded for grubstakes or gambled away by miners in Auraria. In May 1859, Denver City residents donated 53 lots to the Leavenworth & Pike's Peak Express in order to secure the region's first overland wagon route. Offering daily service for "passengers, mail and gold", the Express reached Denver on a trail that trimmed westward travel time from twelve days to six. In 1863, Western Union furthered Denver's dominance of the region by choosing the city for its regional terminus; the Colorado Territory was created on February 28, 1861, Arapahoe County was formed on November 1, 1861, Denver City was incorporated on November 7, 1861. Denver City served as the Arapahoe County Seat from 1861 until consolidation in 1902.

In 1867, Denver City became the acting territorial capital, in 1881 was chosen as the permanent state capital in a statewide ballot. With its newfound importance, Denver City shortened its name to Denver. On August 1, 1876, Colorado was admitted to the Union. Although by the close of the 1860s, Denver residents could look with pride at their success establishing a vibrant supply and service center, the decision to route the nation's first transcontinental railroad through Cheyenne, rather than Denver, threatened the prosperity of the young town; the transcontinental railroad passed a daunting 100 miles away, but citizens mobilized to build a railroad to connect Denver to it. Spearheaded by visionary leaders including Territorial Governor John Evans, David Moffat, Walter Cheesman, fundraising began. Within three days, $300,000 had been raised, citizens were optimistic. Fundraising stalled before enough was raised, forcing these visionary leaders to take control of the debt-ridden railroad. Despite challenges, on June 24, 1870, citizens cheered as the Denver Pacific completed the link to the transcontinental railroad, ushering in a new age of prosperity for Denver.

Linked to the rest of the nation by rail, Denver prospered as a service and supply center. The young city grew during these years, attr

Libby Tanner

Elizabeth "Libby" Tanner is an Australian stage and television actress and theatre director best known for her roles as Bronwyn Craig in the television series All Saints and as Bridget Westfall in Wentworth. Tanner grew up in Victoria, graduating from the University of Ballarat in 1993, with a Bachelor of Performing Arts, she has an older brother. Tanner began her career in theatre and made several guest appearances on Victorian based productions before landing her first big role as Zoe Marshall in the short lived Channel 9 soap Pacific Drive from 1996 to 1997. Tanner moved to Sydney, Australia to pursue more acting opportunities and in 1998, began starring in the hospital drama All Saints as Bronwyn Craig until she exited the series in 2003. Tanner's character was well received during her time on the show, winning Logie Awards for her role in 2002 and 2003. In 2004, after returning to Victoria, she starred in the short lived television series Fireflies and the Australian drama series headLand from 2005 to 2006.

From 2009 to 2011 she starred as Michelle LeTourneau in Rescue: Special Ops. Since 2015 she has been a recurring character on the television series Wentworth playing forensic psychologist Bridget Westfall. Tanner has Mad as Us. During her run on All Saints, she gained a total of seven Logie nominations in categories including Most Popular New Female Talent and Most Outstanding Actress and Best Personality on Australian Television. Tanner won Most Popular Actress Logie Awards in 2003 for her role as Bron. Tanner was in a relationship with All Saints co-star Brian Vriends with whom she shares a daughter, she has two other children. She resides in Dimboola, Victoria. – All Saints profiles: Libby Tanner Libby Tanner on IMDb

Spiru Haret University

The Spiru Haret University is a private university in Bucharest, founded in 1991 by the president of Tomorrow's Romania Foundation, Aurelian Gh. Bondrea, as part of the teaching activities of this foundation; the university claims. The university bears the name of a scientist and reformer of the Romanian education, Spiru Haret, who lived before the Great War. On February 14, 2000, the university was accredited by the National Council of Academic Evaluation and Accreditation of Higher Education Institutions; the establishment of the university was confirmed by Law no. 443 of July 5, 2002 and this law has not been abolished. According to the data published by the university in July 2010, it has 30 faculties with 49 specializations and 64 master's degree curricula, being according to the newspaper Financiarul the largest university in Romania. In 2009 enrollment was reported as 311,928 students. Referring to the number of its students, the newspaper mistakenly called it the largest university in the world.

It is the second-largest private university in the world, after Islamic Azad University. Pope John Paul II and a former Romanian president, Ion Iliescu, have received honorary doctorates from the university. In 2011, the Spiru Haret University was evaluated as an "education-centered university", the third and lowest educational quality category of the Romanian universities. Education centered. In July 2017, Spiru Haret University ranked on the 27th place out of 103 other universities in Romania. Ding Chao, Richard England, Pope John Paul II, Ion Iliescu, Paul Feher, Nicolae Mateescu-Matte, Roland Drago Architecture Arts Law and Public Administration Physical Education and Sport Finance and Banking Geography Journalism and Public Relations Letters Financial and Accounting Management Marketing and International Business Mathematics and Informatics Veterinary Medicine International Relations and Philosophy Sociology-Psychology Department for Teachers' Training Spiru Haret University is a member of the following European and international organizations: Alliance of Central-Eastern European Universities - 2009 European Association for ERASMUS Coordinators - 2011 European Association of Career Guidance - 2011 Alliance of Universities for Democracy, Tennessee - 1993 Magna Charta Universitatum, Signatory party - 2005 Magna Charta Observatory - 2005 European University Association - Associate Member - 2005 Balkan Forum for Communication - Founding Member - 2005 Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie - 2006 European Confederation of Language Centres in Higher Education - 2006 European Association for Architectural Education - 2008 International Association of Universities - 2008 Although it received accreditation from Romania's National Council of Academic Evaluation in 2002, its accreditations were canceled for a large number of distance learning specializations.

There are some voices which dispute the level of the distance learning programs offered. The scandal peaked in the summer of 2009, when the way license diplomas are obtained scandalized the Minister of Education, who threatened with an inquiry of the Romanian public prosecutors. A number of Romanian newspapers have called the distance learning department of Spiru Haret University "a diploma mill"; this viewpoint has been confirmed by the Austrian Der Standard and by the Swiss Neue Zürcher Zeitung. The German Consulate in Romania mentioned worries in respect to the legal situation of the university in its press review; the French journal Le Monde has confirmed the viewpoint of the quoted newspapers. Some English language sources express the same view. Therefore, the Spiru Haret University is considered in Romania and outside it as a diploma mill, its lawyers seek to circumvent Romanian education laws, this implied the consequence that new laws are discussed by the Romanian Department of Education and Innovation, which may lead to the prohibition of all Spiru Haret's activities.

Spiru Haret University claims to be accredited by the European University Association instead of the Romanian public agency ARACIS. However, the EUA does not accredit universities and its "evaluations are not related to accreditation or certification processes." This viewpoint is confirmed by an IEP report: "the Programme is neither linked to the allocation of funds nor to a control function on behalf of public authorities."The Spiru Haret University has been prohibited to organize license exams for a period of three years. During these three years, Spiru Haret University has been placed under the scrutiny of the Romanian Department of Education. According to Government Decision no. 749/2009, Civil Law Sentence no. 3326 has radiated the Spiru Haret University, at its own request, from the application of Government Decision no. 676/2007 regarding the license university study fields, the structures of higher education institutions and the disciplines organized by them, with the subsequent additions and from Government Decision no.

635/2008 regarding the structures of higher education and the specialization/curricula for university license studies organized by them, either accredited or temporarily authorized to operate, republished. The students enlisted at accredited/authorized faculties from the Spiru Haret University may still proceed with their study, but will have to take diploma exams