Europe is the world's second-smallest continent by surface area, covering about 10,180,000 square kilometres (3,930,000sqmi) or 2% of the Earth's surface and about 6.8% of its land area. Of Europe's approximately 50 countries, Russia is by far the largest by both area and population, taking up 40% of the continent (although the country has territory in both Europe and Asia), while Vatican City is the smallest. Europe is the third-most populous continent after Asia and Africa, with a population of 739–743million or about 11% of the world's population. Europe has a climate heavily affected by warm Atlantic currents, tempering winters and enabling warm summers on most of the continent, even on latitudes that have severe climates in North America and Asia. Further from the Atlantic, seasonal differences increase, but the mildness of the climate remains.
In Greek mythologyEuropa (/jʊˈroʊpə, jə-/; Greek: ΕὐρώπηEurṓpē) was the mother of KingMinos of Crete, a woman with Phoenician origin of high lineage, and for whom the continentEurope was named. The story of her abduction by Zeus in the form of a white bull was a Cretan story; as Kerényi points out "most of the love-stories concerning Zeus originated from more ancient tales describing his marriages with goddesses. This can especially be said of the story of Europa".
Europa's earliest literary reference is in the Iliad, which is commonly dated to the 8th century B.C. Another early reference to her is in a fragment of the HesiodicCatalogue of Women, discovered at Oxyrhynchus. The earliest vase-painting securely identifiable as Europa, dates from mid-7th century B.C.
The etymology of her Greek name (εὐρύςeurys "wide" or "broad" and ὤψops "eye(s)" or "face") suggests that Europa as a divine spirit represented the wide-faced cow Hathor, at least on some symbolic level. Metaphorically, at a later date her name could be construed as the intelligent or open-minded, analogous to glaukopis (γλαυκῶπις) attributed to Athena. However, Ernest Klein and Giovanni Semerano suggest a possible Semitic origin in Akkadian erebu "to go down, set" (in reference to the sun) which would parallel occident.
The Allmusic review by Alex Henderson awarded the album 3 stars stating "Europe is essentially a straight-ahead hard bop/post-bop date, and yet, it isn't necessarily an album that jazz purists will be comfortable with. That's because Motian doesn't stick to the type of all-acoustic format that purists expect... Europe is a solid effort that will please those who admire Motian's flexibility and open-mindedness".
A building or edifice is a structure with a roof and walls standing more or less permanently in one place, such as a house or factory. Buildings come in a variety of shapes, sizes and functions, and have been adapted throughout history for a wide number of factors, from building materials available, to weather conditions, to land prices, ground conditions, specific uses and aesthetic reasons. To better understand the term building compare the list of nonbuilding structures.
Buildings serve several needs of society – primarily as shelter from weather, security, living space, privacy, to store belongings, and to comfortably live and work. A building as a shelter represents a physical division of the human habitat (a place of comfort and safety) and the outside (a place that at times may be harsh and harmful).
Ever since the first cave paintings, buildings have also become objects or canvasess of artistic expression. In recent years, interest in sustainable planning and building practices has also become an intentional part of the design process of many new buildings.
History of books, old ties, Marginalia (Notes or drawings with readers or transcripts on the edges of the works), or even the art of being virtuous in Europe under the old regime are some of the themes of these presentations, previously promised in the building’s dedicated room, and resurrected by the grace of technology.
In a major achievement towards the country’s ambitions of building navy ships locally, the navy ...South Africa is using the project to create a capability to build ships on the continent instead of importing ships and parts, primarily from suppliers in Europe and Asia.
“Europe was devastated economically, and the economic aid that [the U.S.] provided helped us to build up our society again, to invest in education, in roads, in creating jobs again for the people, so the economy started to grow again, thanks to the Marshall Plan,” Andre Haspels, Dutch ambassador to the United States, told VOA.
The US has absorbed Europe. The war in Ukraine is a war by the US primarily to pull Europe into the US orbit, prevent European transactions with Russia or China... Europe is simply going to be left behind ... Russia can now build its own plants, equipment and factories and hire its own labour to produce what it was buying from Europe before.
Indian auto parts maker SonaBLWPrecision Forgings expects two-thirds of its revenues to come from electric vehicle (EV) components over the next few years, as automakers rush to build more clean cars, its chairman told Reuters ... Sona BLW started investing in EV parts in 2015 and mainly supplies them to carmakers in North America, Europe and China.
NEW DELHI, May 20 (Reuters) - Indian auto parts maker SonaBLWPrecision Forgings expects two-thirds of its revenues to come from electric vehicle (EV) components over the next few years, as automakers rush to build more clean cars, its chairman told Reuters ...Europe and China.
It is no accident that Innovators Under 35 Europe is happening in the northwest, because one of the aims of the festival this year is, in the wake of the pandemic, "to showcase the potential to lead, command, innovate and build a more connected world and society from the edge of Europe.".
"Having established Circle K as a leading destination for EV charging in Norway, we are excited to build off our ongoing expansion in Europe to now bring this capability to our North American Circle K and Couche-Tard customers.".
InnovationAgencyLithuania will showcase 8 leading Lithuanian biotech stars on the Lithuanian pavilion demonstrating why Lithuania is one of Europe's fastest-growing life science hubs. All are looking to build stronger links with the US which is already the country's biggest market accounting for 28% of its life science exports in 2021.
"They put in a lot of hard work for somebody in their age at that stage to carry that down there and build that," Noel added. Norman got his inspiration on an overseas trip to Europe during his retirement ... was to lay a building block for further investment in the district's future.
Travel and tourism stocks, financial services, healthcare and utilities led gains in Europe, rising between 1.5% and 2.0%, lifting the pan-European STOXX 600 index 0.7% ... “We think these price pressures will continue to build in the coming months,” said Andrew Kenningham, chief Europe economist at Capital Economics... .
Rinat Akhmetov... A person who worked at a company helping to build Luminance told The Times that construction of the vessel carried on after Russia invaded Ukraine. Some of Akhmetov's family members had traveled within Europe to look over the building details of the yacht, the anonymous person told The Times ... ....
J�nos L�z�r, the candidate for minister of construction and investment, said in a hearing before parliament’s economic committee that his work would be to build the country so that Hungary should become the “best place in Europe by 2030” ...Related article ... ....