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.
The UK power company Drax has dropped a controversial plan to build what would have been Europe’s largest fossil gas plant in North Yorkshire... Will Gardiner, CEO of the Drax Group, said in a statement ... “This builds on our decision to end commercial coal generation and the recent sale of our existing gas power stations.”. Read more. Biomass power ... .
Polyplex, the parent company, was founded in India in 1984 and operates manufacturing and distribution facilities in India, Southeast Asia, Europe and the Americas. The Polyplex USA project includes the construction of a new building and acquisition of machinery to manufacture plastic films and increase the production rate at its resin plant.
Credit... Aside from being a huge and well-fortified fortress, the place was the last Crusader stronghold in the Land of Israel from which the last Christians knights departed back to Europe. Years later, stones from the fortress were used to build new buildings in nearby cities and the whole site suffered damage from an earthquake in the 19th century.
Singapore is quickly turning into a hub for food-tech startups, partly because of government initiatives supporting the development of meat alternatives ... Startups making meat alternatives are gaining traction worldwide ... the United States (where it is currently recruiting a growth director to build a distribution network), China, Brazil and Europe ... .
GEVO), announced today that Gevo and HCSGroup GmbH, a long-time customer of Gevo, have signed a project memorandum of understanding (“MOU”) to develop and build a renewable hydrocarbon facility at HCS Group’s site located in Speyer, Germany, which would utilize Gevo’s low-carbon sustainable aviation fuel (“SAF”) technology.
ADSB, the regional leader in the new build, repair, maintenance, refit and conversion of naval and commercial vessels, has signed a reciprocal agreement with Novamarine, a global leader in the design and build of boats with unique features. ... of ADSB vessels in Europe.
Vantage Towers' listing, which Vodafone says it's conditional 'on capital market conditions', is set to be one of the largest share offerings in Europe in recent years ... 'We will be looking to capture the exciting value-creating opportunities the sector has to offer and to build on our position as a leading tower infrastructure company in Europe.'.
The two bodies say they share a common vision to strengthen the presence of women’s golf in Europe... Eight of those events are in Europe, including two major championships – the Evian Championship and the AIGWomen’s British Open ... I’m excited that this is something we will build together, with the LET.”.