Kiowa County is one of the 64 counties in the U. S. state of Colorado. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,398, making it the fifth-least populous county in Colorado; the county seat is Eads. The county was named for the Kiowa Nation of Native Americans. On November 29, 1864, more than a decade before Colorado became a state and long before Kiowa County was formed, a massacre of Native Americans, a group of old men and children, occurred on Sand Creek, greeted as a victory in the Colorado War against hostile Indians, it happened in what is now Kiowa County, is known as the Sand Creek Massacre. Territorial Governor John Evans lost his job for his part in setting up the incident, Colonel John Chivington, commander of the U. S. forces, was castigated by the United States Congress and the scandal followed him for the rest of his life. Evans would go on to make significant important contributions to the early Denver community and while Chivington made some, his reputation remained tainted while Evans is still honored today.
In 2005, final land acquisitions by the National Park Service allowed official designation of the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site, but no park facilities have yet been erected. Only a plaque in the ground acknowledges the site, it appears that this stone plaque is located in the wrong place. In the late 1880s, eastern Colorado attracted a lot of attention by farming interests who didn't yet know that long-term agriculture was unsustainable in this arid landscape, the railroads were snaking west across the plains towards the gold fields of the Rocky Mountains during the Colorado Gold Rush; the Missouri Pacific Railroad crossed into what would soon become Kiowa County, Colorado from Kansas in 1887. Several small camps for railroad workers were established just over the border from Kansas, beginning after the town of Sheridan Lake, new towns and camps were sequentially named, starting with "A" and proceeding westward along the railroad line. Arden, Chivington, Eads, Galatea, Inman and Kilburn appeared one after another, some developing into towns, others being only a pipe dream in the eyes of developers.
Chivington was intended as a major watering stop for the railroad, but the water was too alkaline to use and the trains instead stopped in Kansas to tank up. The hotel was soon torn down, its materials shipped to other Colorado locations to use in constructing other facilities — a common occurrence in late 19th century Colorado, as boom towns went bust. Kiowa County was established in 1889, taking its name from the Kiowa Indians who lived in eastern Colorado before the Europeans arrived. Sheridan Lake was the county seat of Kiowa County, was not at first a stop on the railroad line; the county seat moved to rival Eads in 1902. Agriculture in eastern Colorado collapsed in the dust bowl days of the 1930s. Colorado's Front Range cities and agriculture interests upstream have acquired most of the water rights, the groundwater aquifers are drying up. Kiowa County faces further economic decline, it is conceivable that much of the county will revert to its original sparse grassland and prairie conditions of the pre-1880s.
Today Eads, along the old railroad line, is the largest town in the county. It is the Kiowa county seat, serves the surviving farming and ranching interests, hosts the county's largest high school. Sheridan Lake does have a combined junior-and-senior high, still surviving in some form are the towns of Towner, Brandon and Haswell. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,786 square miles, of which 1,768 square miles is land and 18 square miles is water. Significant drainage basins in the county are Adobe-Johns Creek and Mustang Creek which drain the county's western part, Rush Creek and Big Sandy Creek in the central part and Wildhorse and White Woman Creeks in the eastern part; the draws tend to be intermittent, however Adobe-Johns and Big Sandy Creeks have small continuous flows during wetter years. Each of these creeks drain to the Arkansas River. Cheyenne County - north Greeley County, Kansas - east Bent County - south Prowers County - south Otero County - southwest Crowley County - west Lincoln County - northwest Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site TransAmerica Trail Bicycle Route As of the census of 2000, there were 1,622 people, 665 households, 452 families residing in the county.
The population density was 1 people per square mile. There were 817 housing units at an average density of 0.457 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 96.12% White, 0.49% Black or African American, 1.11% Native American, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.42% from other races, 0.80% from two or more races. 3.14 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 665 households out of which 28.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.60% were married couples living together, 6.60% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.00% were non-families. 29.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.20% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.97. In the county, the population was spread out with 25.90% un
Rajan Mahadev Nair, popularly known in the Mumbai underworld by his moniker Bada Rajan was an Indian mobster and underworld don from Mumbai, who operated a gang active in Mumbai's eastern suburbs of Ghatkopar, Tilak Nagar and Chembur. On 21 September 1983, he was shot dead by the Pathan gang because he had helped Dawood Ibrahim by instructing a gang member David Pardeshi to shoot dead Amirzada from the Pathan gang. Rajan Nair lived in a slum in Ghatkopar in the east Mumbai, he worked in a small factory in Thane. With mounting expenses and greed for excess money and to get the attention of love of his life, he got into the habit of stealing branded typewriters and selling them in Chor Bazaar. Once he was accidentally arrested by a police team in search of another criminal and served imprisonment; when he was released, he took to full time crime in Ghatkopar black marketing of cinema tickets, spurious liquor and extortion from shop keepers. After a few years, a band of daring youngsters from neighbouring Tilak Nagar were released from jail.
They were imprisoned on the charges of cinema ticket black marketing and beating up the police who tried to stop them. That group was led by Rajendra Nikalje alias Chhota Rajan. To increase his muscle power and clout in the area, Nair welcomed Nikalje in his gang and they both were known as Bada Rajan and Chhota Rajan, they soon took over most of the crime in Mumbai's eastern suburbs of Ghatkopar, Pantnagar and Tilaknagar The early eighties saw a tectonic shift of power in the Mumbai underworld. Haji Mastan had stopped his smuggling activities and Karim Lala was focusing more on his hotel business; the vicious Pathan gang started by Karim Lala was weakened by a split between his nephew Samad Khan on one side and Dawood Ibrahim on the other. The third don, Varadarajan Mudaliar from Dharavi moved in to extend his hold over north-east Mumbai. Bada Rajan used his clout with Varadarajan to intimidate his victims and rivals like Abdul Kunju, Yeshwant Jadhav and Philip Pandhre. Just like his mentor, Bada Rajan started the Sahyadri Krida Mandal to celebrate the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in his area.
In 1982, Samad Khan and his Pathan gangsters Amirzada and Alamzeb murdered Saabir Ibrahim, elder brother of Dawood Ibrahim. Dawood plotted revenge, he offered a big supari to kill Amirzada but nobody came forward. Bada Rajan accepted the supari, he had one of his junior gang member- an unemployed youth David Pardeshi shoot down Amirzada in the Mumbai sessions court on 6 September 1983. Malayali don Abdul Kunju had a long standing enmity with Bada Rajan, it all started when Bada Rajan sent his men to assault some youth in Shell Colony, for harassing a woman typist. This incident developed into a deadly rivalry with Kunju. Both Kunju and Rajan had sworn to kill each other. Aware of Rajan's enormous power in the areas between Ghatkopar and Matunga, Kunju realised that he could not fight the Rajan gang on his own. Therefore, he allied himself with Philip Pandhare. Pandhare's gang was further strengthened when Vijay Sawant and Francis Xavier known as "Shorty", from Pestom Sagar enlisted with them. After Amirzada Nawab Khan was assassinated outside the sessions court premises on 6 September 1983 by Bada Rajan's hitman, David Pardesi, Kunju switched sides and allied himself with Kalia Anthony and Mahesh Dolakia of the Karim Lala gang to murder Bada Rajan.
Kunju's neighbour, an autorickshaw driver named Chandrashekar Safalika, looking to make Rs. 5 million for his sister's wedding, was hired for the job. He was introduced to Mahesh Dholakia at Caesar Palace. Dholakia offered around Rs. 5 million as "supari" and promised to give the entire money on successful killing of Rajan. Safalika left with only Rs. 1,00,000. The next day, Kunju provided Safalika with a revolver, converted an isolated spot near Vikhroli Park site into a firing range, he was trained for the next 15 days by Mangesh More and Francis a.k.a.. "Kaliya Anthony". In a daring operation, Safalika dressed as a naval cadet with his gun hidden in the cavity of a thick book, stalked Bada Rajan outside the Esplanade court and shot him dead; the hit was carried out on 21 September 1983 15 days after Amirzada's murder. Safalika was caught on the spot, but managed to escape while he was being escorted to the Thane prison and was killed by the rivals later; the murder of Bada Rajan dealt a devastating blow to his gang.
His right hand man and successor, Chhota Rajan was shattered at the loss of his mentor and swore retribution against the assassins. It was well known that Abdul Kunju was a cricket enthusiast and managed a good-sized crowd to come and watch him play; this gave Chhota Rajan the opportunity to use Kunju's own passion against him. During one such match in 1985, as Kunju hit a boundary, three young gangsters dressed in T-shirts and sneakers, including Sanjay Raggad and Chhota Rajan himself, entered the arena on the pretext of retrieving the ball. After doing so, they walked right up to Kunju, pulled out their guns and shot him dead at point blank range. Another report suggests that Chota Rajan sent Sanjay Raggad and Vijay to shoot down Kunju when he was watching a volleyball match. On spotting the two assailants, Kunju fled the match venue with the duo in pursuit. Raggad and Vijay sprayed an array of bullets into Kunju's body that left him dead. After Kunju's death, Dolakia went back on his word and refused to deliver the remaining Rs. 4.90 million, leaving the now fugitive Safalika helpless and on his own.
In desperation, he
Westcliffe is a statutory town, the county seat of Custer County, United States. At the 2010 U. S. Census, the population was 568, up from 417 in 2000. Westcliffe had its start in 1881 when the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad was extended to that point; the community was named after a town in England. Westcliffe is located west of the geographic center of Custer County at 38°7′58″N 105°27′57″W, it lies in the Wet Mountain Valley, between the Wet Mountains to the east and the Sangre de Cristo Range to the west. The town of Silver Cliff is to the east of Westcliffe. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.2 square miles, all of it land. Westcliffe, neighboring Silver Cliff, Colorado are recognized as IDA International Dark Sky Communities by The International Dark-Sky Association. Gentle persuasion has resulted in residents and business in the towns and surrounding ranch land reducing the amount of light pollution. Locals have set up a free observatory in an old period building with a "roll-off" roof to open up the 14-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope with computer-guided pointing and tracking to the skies overhead.
Named the Smokey Jack Observatory, it was built in 2015. As of the census of 2000, there were 417 people, 194 households, 108 families residing in the town; the population density was 367.1 people per square mile. There were 246 housing units at an average density of 216.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 95.44% White, 1.92% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 2.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.16% of the population. There were 194 households out of which 23.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.9% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 44.3% were non-families. 42.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.11 and the average family size was 2.91. In the town, the population was spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 23.3% from 25 to 44, 31.9% from 45 to 64, 16.1% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.8 males. The median income for a household in the town was $23,125, the median income for a family was $36,250. Males had a median income of $28,542 versus $18,750 for females; the per capita income for the town was $14,047. About 14.4% of families and 20.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.5% of those under age 18 and 10.3% of those age 65 or over. Anne Kimbell and founder of the Westcliffe Center for the Performing Arts Adolph Treidler, born in Westcliffe Gordon Clark and theologian, buried near Westcliffe Haseul Choi, Korean singer, LOONA, Vocalist Outline of Colorado Index of Colorado-related articles State of Colorado Colorado cities and towns Colorado municipalities Colorado counties Custer County, Colorado Town of Westcliffe official website
The Jimmy Durante Show is a 51-episode half-hour comedy/variety television program presented live on NBC from October 2, 1954, to June 23, 1956. Several guest stars on the program developed successful show business careers of their own. Jimmy Durante's long nose and broken vocabulary were the mainstays of the program, which aired at 9:30 p.m. Eastern on Saturdays. In the first 1954-1955 season, Durante alternated with The Donald O'Connor Show, both sponsored by Texaco. After his starring role on the NBC sitcom Dear Phoebe ended and before he garnered the lead in the NBC drama The Thin Man, Peter Lawford, a brother-in-law of U. S. President John F. Kennedy, was a Durante regular, having appeared in six episodes from 1955-1956. Dancer Eddie Jackson, a Durante partner along with Lou Clayton from their vaudeville days, appeared four times on the series. Pianist Jules Buffano and drummer Jack Roth, former Durante associates guest starred on the program, he had singers known as the Durante Girls. Flamboyant pianist Liberace was a guest three times.
Brazilian singer Carmen Miranda appeared twice on the show with Durante. During the August 4, 1955 broadcast, Miranda suffered a heart attack. Miranda fell to her knees while dancing with Durante, who instinctively told the band to "stop da music!" while helping her to get up. Miranda laughed "I'm all out of breath!", Durante replied, "Dat's OK, honey, I'll take yer lines." Miranda laughed again pulled herself together, finished the show. However, the next morning, Miranda died at her home from heart failure. Others who appeared with Durante were Pat Carroll, Marilyn Maxwell, George Jessel, Barbara Whiting Smith, George Raft, The Borden Twins; the series started in New York, moved to RKO Studios in Hollywood. The program was televised at Club Durant; each episode ended with Durante's catchphrase, "Good night, Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are!", an apparent reference to Durante's deceased first wife. In the first season, Durante followed The Imogene Coca Show, which premiered on the same night on the NBC Saturday schedule.
His competition was My Favorite Husband on CBS and Saturday evening boxing on ABC. In its second season, Durante faced opposition from Janis Paige's new CBS situation comedy, It's Always Jan, about a young widow with two female roommates. Paige's attempt at network television failed after twenty-six weeks. Oddly, Bob Schiller was the principal writer on both the Paige series. Certain Durante episodes ran on NBC as a 1957 summer replacement series. With his 1954 debut, Durante took over the second half of the Your Show of Shows time slot. In 1957, Caesar's Hour, another version of the Sid Caesar program, moved into the time slot that Durante vacated. Public domain episode at Internet Archive
Help desk and incident reporting auditing is an examination of the controls within the help desk operations. The audit process collects and evaluates evidence of an organization's help desk and incident reporting practices, operations; the audit ensures that all problems reported by users have been adequately documented and that controls exist so that only authorized staff can archive the users’ entries. It determine if there are sufficient controls to escalate issues according to priority; the management and support of IT assets is essential for all businesses. Help desks are now key aspects of good business service and operation. Through the help desk, problems are reported and appropriately resolved in a timely manner. Help desks can provide both internal and external users the ability to ask questions and receive effective answers. Moreover, help desks can help the organization run smoothly and improve the quality of the support it offers to the users. Traditional - Help desks have been traditionally used as call centers.
Telephone support was the main medium used until the advent of Internet. Although telephone support has worked and is still being used today, it has a number of weaknesses. For example, it is frustrating for customers to be put on hold or navigate automated phone answering messages. Internet - The advent of the Internet has provided the opportunity for potential and existing customers to communicate with suppliers directly and to review and buy their services online. Customers can email their problems without being put on hold over the phone. One of the largest advantages Internet help desks have over call centers are that it is available 24/7; this is important in today's global business world where customers and staff members may be in different time zones. Determine if the sufficient controls have been implemented into the system; this will ensure. The controls exist. Customers should be notified of the timing of the corrective action. Determine if there are sufficient controls to escalate issues according to priority.
In addition, it is necessary to determine whether the trial has been recorded and what action has been taken by whom. Monitor if customer requests are timely cleared. Outstanding requests should be reviewed and actions should be taken immediately. Review and evaluate the overall process followed by the help desk; the review should focus on how the incoming problems are handled, if the problems are classified and prioritized, if there is timely follow up to ensure efficient and complete resolution. Observe the operation; this observation should include the promptness of answering questions, immediate logging, adequate knowledge to resolve problems quickly. Perform a test to determine the control environment. For example, the auditor could test whether all the users’ requests are logged into the system and whether all questions are properly documented. Determine if management defines the help desk mission statement; the auditor should evaluate whether management has established clear responsibilities for the help desk.
Evaluate the help desk service level by determining the management's methods of performing services. This can be accomplished by asking these questions:Does management calculate how many problems are reported per month? How many problems are resolved per month by individual help desk staff members? Does management compare the number of problems reported per day with the number of problems resolved per day? For the last question, tracking systems will help to identify whether the help desk has adequate staff to deal with the number of issues received at any given time. Furthermore, the problems distribution should be monitored to ensure that the staff is appropriately scheduled in to meet customer demand. Evaluate the training of the help desk technicians; this will help determine if they are aware of the development of hardware and software, industry trends and have sufficient technical skills. Check the security systems of the help desk; this includes such systems as physical password access controls.
Today, there are many software choices. In addition, these software products improve the auditing of help desk operation. Help desk software is management software that automates many features of an organization's help desk environment, such as automated email response, it gives businesses the capability of using a systematic approach to responding to both internal and external users. The typical functionality of help desk software includes: Call management Call tracking Knowledge management Problem resolution Self-help capabilitiesThe core components of any help desk software application include the abilities to record and track support requests through all stages. In addition, reporting is a key element to providing detailed information on how the system is running; the right choice of help desk software depends on the size of the organization and the complexity of the support process. The business needs will vary during different periods of time. Help desk software systems range in complexity from basic ticket logging to integrated CRM systems.
Functionality is varied, but the essential core elements are the recording and tracking of support requests. Reporting is important and complemented by a third party application for user-definable reports. Service Level management is crucial to the help desk process as a measure of its success; this is an automated benefit of the help desk application. The outsourcing of the help desk function and IT operations as a whole are a growing trend. However, it is importa
Sonia Fergina Citra is an Indonesian model and beauty pageant titleholder who won Puteri Indonesia 2018. She represented Indonesia at the Miss Universe 2018 pageant in Thailand. Sonia became the sixth Indonesian, 3rd Sumatran and the second representative of Bangka Belitung to be placed as a finalist in Miss Universe history. Sonia Fergina Citra was born in Tanjung Pandan, now sits on the province of Bangka Belitung Islands. Sonia works for a national distributor company in Jakarta as a Digital Marketing Manager. Sonia started her career as a model in 2005, through the selection of Bangka Belitung Youth Model Faces, she is the youngest of her 6 siblings and loves Muay Thai and capoeira. She is active in various social causes associated with the organization “Diberi Untuk Memberi.” Sonia helps in providing free food to earthquake victims, school renovation and education assistance, she is involved in environmental conservation activities related coral reef adoption at Tanjung Kelayang Beach, Belitung.
On March 9, 2018, she was crowned Puteri Indonesia 2018 at the Jakarta Convention Center by outgoing title-holder Bunga Jelitha. Prior to Joining the pageantry, Sonia was working as a Digital Marketing Manager before she decided to make the breakthrough and follow her childhood dream, to represent her country on an international level. Since she was crowned as Puteri Indonesia 2018, she has advocated for HIV awareness and Cervical cancer, creating Mental Healing for the children and victims of natural calamities and disaster, where in Palu and Lombok. On November 21 she shared her appearance together with NCCC Indonesia at national congress Duta Kanker Serviks - Jakarta for Indonesia cervical Cancer Day. She's work together with local NGO called Nara Creative, creating the #BeDiverseBeTolerant notebook filled with her biodiversity family background and how's she survived from bullying at school. Sonia represented Indonesia at the Miss Universe 2018 pageant in Bangkok and out of 94 contestants she was placed as a Top 20 semi-finalist.
She was one of the 18th finalist to be called in random order. Continuing the placements of her country as 6th Miss Universe finalist from Indonesia, since the first time at 2005, Artika Sari Devi which from Bangka Belitung, was place in the Top 15 finalist competed in Bangkok - Thailand. Putri Pariwisata Indonesia 2010 Top 10 Miss Oriental Tourism 2012 Top 6 Puteri Indonesia Bangka Belitung 2018 Winner Miss Congeniality Puteri Indonesia 2018 Winner Miss Intelligence Top 3 Best in Traditional Costume Miss Universe 2018 Top 20 Top 10 Best National Costume Official Puteri Indonesia website