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.
... emergence of distinctive Ashkenaz customs and the development and settlement pattern of the ShUM communities" and "the buildings that constitute the property served as prototypes for later Jewish community and religious buildings as well as cemeteries in Europe.".
Mumbai...KPRMills, Welspun India, Vardhman Textiles ... “Most textile companies received strong orders from regions such as the US and Europe due to pent-up demand for garment apparel and home textile products as retailers are building up the stock with gradual opening economies in most of these regions,” said Kaustubh Pawaskar, analyst, Sharekhan ... .
Still, they pinned their hopes on a rebound in the continent's own domestic tourism potential, and on the fact that Europe's border controls were relaxed in early June, so there were opportunities for a build-up in business during the European summer months.
Castlelake's investment in MHRE builds on the firm's history of investing in Europe, where it has acquired more than 7,000 assets across 12 European countries since its founding in 2005... The Castlelake team comprises more than 200 experienced professionals, including 89 investment professionals, across six offices in North America, Europe and Asia.
The mission of Operation AtlanticResolve is to provide security for NATO allies in Europe... “Having served as the division forward commander, I have seen all the great things you’ve done, in terms of building readiness, reassuring our allies and partners and deterring aggression across Europe, so job well done.”.
... a nimble leader in advanced metal-forming and powder metal manufacturing with electro-mechanical clutch design capabilities for electrified propulsion solutions – building on our integral role in global advanced automatic transmissions designed in North America, Europe, and Asia.
Who were these visionary architects that revolutionized how buildings looked in the USSR? ... But Shchusev did not limit himself to designing individual buildings ... In the end, Moscow unfortunately lost many architectural masterpieces that were demolished in order to clear space for new buildings ... The ‘DynamoSociety’ building.
They were “the most radically egalitarian texts published in Europe before the French Revolution,” in the words ... “Poulain is the first thinker in modern Europe to build his entire social philosophy on a universalist concept of equality.” And his vision of equality began with women.
CIVIC’s EuropeProgram was established in late 2017 with the aim of fostering European leadership on the protection of civilians (POC) agenda ... CIVIC’s main interlocutors in Europe include national governments (France, the UK, the Netherlands, Switzerland etc.), multi-national organizations (NATO, the EU), and civil society.
The programme will build on learnings from the first phase of the Federation Programme, which ran from 2018 until spring 2021, and will adapt to the new ways of working brought about from the pandemic ... This new phase of work is grounded in everything we’ve learned about capacity building, community building and collective action since 2018.”.
“The addition of Hoare Lea to our HighPerformanceBuildingsGroup further advances Tetra Tech’s industry-leading sustainable building solutions for our commercial and government clients,” said Dan Batrack, Tetra Tech Chairman and CEO... We provide innovative solutions to complex engineering and design challenges for buildings.
read more ... "Our goal is to build one plant but we are in talks with two partners," he said. Havlicek has said the state was ready to offer incentives for an investor ... The country is one of the locations that the German auto group Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) is considering for one of six battery cell plants it aims to build in Europe by 2030 ... ....
"The airport will begin to rise out of the ground, then from the ground to the air, and I give you the solemn assurance that planes will land here direct from Europe and the US in 2025," he said at the agreement-signing ceremony to start building last month.