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Geography of Morocco

Morocco spans from the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean on the north and the west into large mountainous areas in the interior body, to the Sahara desert in the far south. Morocco is a Northern African country, located in the extreme north west of Africa on the edge of continental Europe; the strait of Gibraltar separates Spain off Morocco with a 13 kilometres span of water. Morocco borders the North Atlantic Ocean to the west, the west Mediterranean Sea to the north; the terrain of Morocco is mountainous. The Atlas Mountains stretch from the central north to the south west, it is the dorsal spine of the country. To the north of the Atlas Mountains, there are the Rif Mountains, a chain that makes part of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in Andalusia, Spain; the massive range expands to about 250 kilometres from Tangier in the west to Nador eastward. In the west of the country, along the Atlantic coast, the Moroccan Plateau stretches from Tangier to Lagouira, about 2,310 kilometres long, get inward to Saiss Plains near Fes and Tansift-Alhaouz near Marrakech.

These vast plains support 15 % of the local economy. In the extreme South-East of the country, the lands are arid, due to their proximity to the Sahara desert. Palm trees oasis are developed in many regions, notably in Zagora. Coordinates: 32°00′N 5°00′W Area: total: 446,551 km², 712,550 km² land: 446,302 km² water: 250 km² Area – comparative: Morocco without Western Sahara is larger than California. Morocco and Western Sahara combined are larger than Texas. Land boundaries: total: 2,018.9 km border countries: Algeria 1 559 km, Free Zone 2200 km, Spain 6.3 km, Spain 9.6 km Coastline: 1835 km 2945 km Maritime claims: Territorial sea: 12 nmi Contiguous zone: 24 nmi Exclusive economic zone: 575,230 km2 with 200 nmi Continental shelf: 200-m depth or to the depth of exploitation Morocco's climate can be divided into two parts: The northwest and the southeast. In the southeast, the climate is poorly populated. In the northwest, the climate is a mild climate. 95% of the Moroccan population lives in these regions.

The populated areas of the northwest of the country is predominantly Mediterranean, but since the country is mountainous and alpine influence is evident, as well as the oceanic influence along the Atlantic coastline. And the semi-arid lands, that cover few regions in the northeast, the central-south, the southwest. Along the Mediterranean coast, the climate is Mediterranean and supports all types of typical Mediterranean vegetation; the summers are moderately hot and the winters are mild. Further away from the coast, into the Rif Mountain range, the climate starts to become more continental in character, with colder winters and hotter summers. At elevations above 1,000 metres, the climate is alpine with cold winters. Rainfall is much higher on the west side; the average annual precipitation is between 600 and 1,500 mm, 300 and 700 mm respectively. Snow is abundant at higher elevations. Typical Mediterranean climate cities: Tangier, Tétouan, Al Hoceima, Nador Typical continental-influenced cities: Chefchaouen, Targuist, Taza Typical alpine-influenced cities: Bab BerredAlong the Atlantic coast, the climate is the Mediterranean with oceanic influence.

The imprint of the oceanic climate differs along the coastline from region to region. It is presented from Asilah to Essaouira; the summers are warm to moderately hot, winters are cooler than on the Mediterranean coast. Further away from the coastal lands, into the Atlas Mountain range, the climate starts to become more continental in character, with colder winters and hotter summers. At elevations above 1,000 metres, the climate is alpine, with warm summers and cold winters. Rainfall is high; the average annual precipitations is between 500 and 1,800 mm on the north, but as you move southward, the average drops by about 100 to 200 mm. Snow is abundant at higher elevations. There are two ski stations, one in the middle-Atlas Mischliffen, the other in the High-Atlas Oukaïmeden. Typical oceanic-influenced cities: Rabat, Essaouira, Larache Typical continental-influenced cities: Fès, Meknès, Beni Mellal Typical alpine-influenced cities: Ifrane, Midelt, Imouzzer KandarThe southern regions of the northwest are Semi-arid influenced.

Rainfall is lower, is between 250 and 350 mm annually. Although temperature ranges do not change in comparison with the upper provinces, a slight increase in high averages is not to be dismissed. Due to the lower latitudes where they fall. Typical cities with such climate are Marrakesh; the disputed Western Sahara region features a hot desert climate, but temperatures are more moderate along the coast. The northern coast and interior are mountainous with large areas of bordering plateaus, intermontane valleys, rich coastal plains; the northern mountains are geologically subject to earthquakes. Morocco occupies a strategic location along the Strait of Gibraltar, the waterway between the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. E

Cynthia Gómez

Cynthia Ann Gómez is an American psychologist who works in public health. She is known for her work in the field of HIV/AIDS prevention, health care access and health equity for minority individuals and committees. One of her most major accomplishments was being the founding director of the Health Equity Institute at San Francisco State University, she has been a teacher and researcher, as well as a leader in both teaching and governmental positions. Cynthia Gómez is a third generation Mexican American, she was born in Long Beach, California, on September 9, 1958. Her parents, Lilly Gonzales and Augustine U. Gómez, are both of Mexican descent, she moved to a small village in Ecuador at the age of six because of her father's job at a tuna cannery, where she learned how to speak Spanish, later lived in Puerto Rico from 1968 to 1975. Afterwards, she moved to Boston, where she received her B. A. in psychology from Boston University in 1979. She also received her Master of Education degree in Counseling and Consulting Psychology at Harvard University in 1982 and her PhD in Clinical Psychology at Boston University in 1990.

In 1991, she moved to San Francisco to work as a researcher at the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies at the University of California at San Francisco, the city where she resides today. She is bilingual as she speaks both Spanish and English, has a Puerto Rican accent which she says is a source of confusion for people, she has been known to utilize her Latina background to be a leader and role model for the students she teaches as well as her colleagues. Her leadership skills have been noted by CEO Kandy Ferree, she started her career with the idea of becoming a child psychologist but moved to public health, with a strong focus on equal opportunity and championing disadvantaged groups due to her Latina heritage. She has advocated for the improvement of health for these underserved groups, which include imprisoned women, gay men, lesbian women, people of color, in ways such as contacting and advising groups that work to help them. One such group included a community health center in Boston that Gómez worked with during the beginning of the AIDS epidemic which provided care for these underserved groups.

Before starting her work in HIV, Gómez worked in community health settings for 12 years. This included being the director of the Children's Mental Health Services of the Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center in Boston. Other positions she held in community settings included her first professional job at the Upham's Corner Health center as a community outreach worker and mental health counselor, as well as being a psychology intern at the Cambridge Child Guidance Center, a psychotherapist and mobile crisis team therapist at the AtlantiCare Medical Center, a clinical psychology fellow at the Harvard Medical School Massachusetts Mental Health Center; these positions were all in Massachusetts. She has numerous awards from American Psychological Association, notably the 2016 APA Presidential Citation, Distinguished Contribution to Ethnic Minority Issues Award from APA Div. 44. This award, given every year to psychologists for their extraordinary work, was given to Gómez for her work on HIV/AIDS prevention, as well as for advocating for underserved groups and communities when it comes to healthcare.

Gómez has served on the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS under both the WJ Clinton and GW Bush administrations. Furthermore, she was part of the first California Public Health Advisory Council and the first California Office of Health Equity Advisory Committee, in 2007 and 2013 respectively, she was appointed to the CA Public Health Advisory Council by Arnold Schwarzenegger, the state's governor at the time. Gómez served on the American Psychological Association Committee on Psychology and AIDS and on the Board of Professional Affairs. In 1997, after her time working as a researcher at the University of California at San Francisco, she began working there as an assistant professor at the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, in 2002 became the co-director of CAPS until she left in 2006 to create the Health Equity Institute at San Francisco State University. Over time, Gómez has written and co-written numerous scholarly papers and has given many presentations all over the world regarding problems dealing with HIV and AIDS, women's health and health equity.

Gómez founded the Health Equity Institute at San Francisco State University in 2006. Her work has focused on gender and sexual health, the development of prevention interventions and the application of science to community practice; the organization's guiding principles are: justice framework. The organization seeks to eliminate the preventable disparities in health those caused by political carelessness and socioeconomic status. Dr. Gómez and the rest of the organization utilize psychology, biology, media, political policy and ethics in order to study the mechanisms that lead to inequalities and injustice in order to help people cope with those risks and lobby for political policies beneficial for social justice. By working with communities, health departments and scient

Twenties Girl

Twenties Girl is a 2009 book by Sophie Kinsella. Her fourth "stand-alone" book, it was published by Bantam Press. Lara is a twenty-seven-year-old girl. At the funeral of her great-aunt Sadie, she gets visited by her ghost, in form of a bold, Charleston-dancing girl. Sadie has one particular request: she can't rest without her precious dragonfly necklace, demands that Lara find it for her, but Lara is besieged with problems of her own, such as her uncertain future as co-founder of her own headhunting agency, the fact that she was dumped by Josh, the love of her life. Lara, coerced by Sadie, embarks upon an arduous journey to find said necklace, but in the process of doing so ends up accomplishing so much more, she unravels the ugly truth behind her uncle's enormous success, inadvertently unearths a long-lost love story enshrouded by the cobwebs of time, manages to get entangled in a love story of her own. In the end, Sadie is at peace after Lara finds the necklace and lays it on her 105 year old body.

Found in Charleston in the 1920s Sophie Kinsella, UK Website Sophie Kinsella, US Website http://www.sophiekinsellabooks.com/160921/Twenties-Girl:-A-Novel-by-Sophie-Kinsella Goodreads reviews

Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral (Pittsburgh)

Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral located at 419 South Dithridge Street in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, was designed by architect Thomas Hannah and built in 1904. The First Congregational Church built the structure and used it until 1921, but it has been a Greek Orthodox Church since 1923, it is part of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, seat of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh. This Classical Revival style church building was added to the List of Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation Historic Landmarks in 1982. Architecturally, the cathedral is described by Walter C. Kidney in his book Landmark Architecture: Pittsburgh and Allegheny County as: A Grecian Ionic portico, executed in sandstone, is the grand and appropriate introduction to a church that has belonged to the Greek Orthodox Church since 1923; the exterior, with its big round-arched windows, is not otherwise symbolic, but the interior is rich with paintings and mosaics. Notable inside are the painting in the dome of Christ the Pantocrator, with its background of gold leaf, the iconostasis of metal and mosaic, with peacocks finely depicted on the Royal Doors.

Further art is to be found within the sanctuary, including a painting of the Mother and Child and a fresco of the Last Supper." Franklin Toker describes the structure in his book Pittsburgh: A New Portrait as follows: "Originally the First Congregational Church, until 1921, this is an unusually vigorous design in yellow industrial brick preceded by a dramatic Ionic portico. The interior of St. Nicholas should not be missed as an architectural paradigm of America itself: a cool Protestant interior heated up by a blazing iconostasis." St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral Official website

Tyrone Huntley

Tyrone Huntley is a British actor, best known for his work in musical theatre. Early theatre roles included TJ in the UK tour of Sister Act, Doctor in the original London cast of The Book of Mormon and Gator in the original London cast of Memphis. In summer 2016 he played the role of Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar at the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, he received great acclaim for his performance and was nominated for both the Whatsonstage Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical, the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical. He reprised the role in summer 2017. From November 2016 to June 2017 he played C. C. White in Dreamgirls as part of the original London cast. Huntley left the production in June 2017 to return to his award-winning performance in Jesus Christ Superstar. In 2019 he directed Ain't Misbehavin' at Southwark Playhouse, a musical revue of the life of Fats Waller; the Guardian described it as'an immensely likable romp through the songs of Fats Waller, an escapist slice of 1920s Harlem"

St Andrew's House

St. Andrew's House, on the southern flank of Calton Hill, Edinburgh, is the headquarters building of the Scottish Government; the building stands on the site of the former Calton Jail. Today, the turreted Governor's House is all that remains of the former prison, next to the Old Calton Burial Ground and Political Martyrs' Monument; the large Category A listed Art Deco-influenced building looks out over Waverley Station, the Canongate and Holyrood Park. The building was designed by Thomas S. Tait of Burnet and Lorne, who won the architectural competition to gain the commission. Construction began in November 1935 and was completed in 1939; the heraldic sculpture on the front is by John Marshall. The requirement for the building arose as a result of a post World War I policy of limited transfer of devolved administrative power to Scotland from London; the building opened to staff on Monday 4 September 1939. An official Royal opening ceremony timed to take place on 12 October 1939 was "cancelled due to War".

Instead, it was opened by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth on 26 February 1940. Architecturally, the building is monolithic and restrained on the main north facade. To the south, facing the Waverley valley, it is romantic in expression. There are many. Tait's design incorporates elements of Art Deco and Streamline Moderne and is noted for being a rare example of sensitively designed modern architecture in Edinburgh; the building features a number of sculpted decorations in the Art Deco style, which are credited to several sculptors: Sir William Reid Dick designed symbolic figures. H. Martyn. St Andrew's House is designated a Category A listed building by Historic Scotland. St. Andrew's House was designed and built as the official headquarters of the Scottish Office. Following the passing of the Scotland Act 1998, since 1999 St. Andrew's House now accommodates part of the Scottish Government, including the office of the First Minister of Scotland and Deputy First Minister of Scotland along with the Private Offices of all the Cabinet Secretaries and the Directorates dealing with justice and health.

The building underwent a major refurbishment in 2001, although the facade is still coated in a sooty residue. It now has 6 floors. St. Andrew's House on the Gazetteer for Scotland Scottish Government site celebrating the 70th anniversary of the building