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.
“From a standing start just a few years ago, we’ve now made this life-changing technology available to 12.5 million premises and counting and we’re building faster than any operator I’m aware of in Europe. “Our build rate is still accelerating and it’ll take us half the time to reach our next 12.5 million.
"China and Europe are highly complementary in fields including building a new energy system and promoting low-carbon and zero-carbon technologies, and the prospect for cooperation is promising," he said ...Despite geopolitical tensions and uncertainties, he said cooperation between Europe and China remains essential.
S&P Global said its index of building activity in Europe’s largest economy – where scores below 50 show decline – fell to a three-and-a-half year low of 36.2 last month ... The double-whammy is the latest setback for an economy that was for many years the driving force of Europe ...
The companies are also exploring a joint venture (JV) to extend the partnership and Kraken’s footprint to the Middle East, Europe, and worldwide ... The group invests in, builds, and flexibly manages renewable energy, operating a £6 billion portfolio of projects – one of Europe’s largest ... EUROPE UNITED KINGDOM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES MIDDLE EAST.
The company said in a statement that it will work to improve the transportation capacity and services of China-Europe freight trains in its efforts to build an international logistics brand, promote international economic ...
S&P Global said its index of building activity in Europe’s largest economy – where scores below 50 show decline – fell to a three-and-a-half year low of 36.2 last month ... The double-whammy is the latest setback for an economy that was for many years the driving force of Europe and the eurozone but is the worst performing in the G7.
A new office building incorporating Europe’s largest green wall is also one of the UK’s most sustainable as it is the first to have a NABERS UK 5.5* design review rating ... Why did the team decide to build what is now the largest green wall in Europe at Eden? Make’s Stuart Fraser ...
It formally introduced “de-risking” as a strategic approach toward China, aiming to enhance Europe’s independence in critical technological areas and raw materials supply, as well as the autonomy of production chains, considering them as serious threats to European economic security.
Among the full lineup of AD100 honorees are the “hotel hitmaker,” Bryan O’Sullivan, who has designs featured in hotels, restaurants and luxury apartment buildings across Europe and in New York, as well as Joshua Ramus, the founder of architecture and design firm REX, who has ...
“The greatest asset of any company is its people and I’m looking forward to building a workplace culture that not only fosters growth and well-being of our employees but also seamlessly translates that commitment into unparalleled value for our customer.” ... AUSTRALIA EUROPE.
As von der Leyen said, the direction of travel is away from this barren Brexit — thus everything from Britain re-entering the HorizonEurope research program to a fifth postponement of inspecting food and plant imports from the EU ...Building Europe was never going to be easy.