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.
It’s full-fledged integration into Europe’s democratic security and economic architecture would be felt in Russia and China... and Europe defending Ukraine ... The EU has managed to quietly build itself into its own kind of United States of Europe, another great center of free markets, free people, democracy and the rule of law.
The panelists said Africa is becoming the center of global geopolitics ...Partnership ... It will be difficult, but still possible,” he said ... We need more of team spirit in Europe.”. Tuma said the EU is looking to work with other countries in the Sahel to build their “defenses,” but insisted it has no plan to abandon those facing political instability ... .
While the Chinese competition is far behind in the rearview mirror, the German auto giants are increasingly adopting Apple’s business model of “design at home, build in China.” Those Chinese companies that do well in Europe acquired luxury brands — like the Swedish Volvo or the ...
However, despite the proximity to Europe across the Mediterranean, the ...Understanding the seasonal patterns of generation in Africa is essential in consideration of power needs for local grids, as well as decisions to invest and build additional capacity for dispatch to Europe.
For example, how is it that if someone has to get into a building right now he is always able to park directly in front?. Why, if you are in Europe and want to pass as a German, especially as a Gestapo officer, don’t you ...
EPSO agrees with the EC definition of Tanger Med in Morocco and EastPort Said in Egypt as transshipment ports, but many ports/terminals around Europe are also building up their transshipment capacity ... movements outside Europe,” said Zeno D'Agostino, Chairman of ESPO.
It provides modular rental units for buildings, offering household items such as vacuum cleaners, home theater projectors and waffle makers ...Launched in 2018 by architect Yishai Lehavi and environmental entrepreneur Yael Shemer, Tulu operates across 26 cities in the U.S., Europe and the U.K.
US will face challenges in building the India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor if it keeps bringing great power competition into economic cooperation ... Enhanced dialogue between scholars from China and overseas is needed to build mutual understanding on many problems the world faces.
“He will bring to Orion more than 25 years of experience in several commercial and technical roles in battery materials and specialty chemicals in Europe, Asia and the Americas.” ... With a plant in France, Orion is the sole producer of acetylene-based conductive additives in Europe ... TEXAS GERMANY EUROPE UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA.
5-9 in Hanoi, Vietnam... 10 to 15 and a competition in Singapore from Nov 29 to Dec. 4 ... “Time and time again, our cue athletes have proven their excellence and ability to win medals in cue sports, like in the recent World Cup of Pool in Europe. We want to build on that momentum and further strengthen men’s participation through this event,” said Velasco.
These works of art are then distributed through the China-Europe freight trains, water transport and other means to the world ... It started making guitars in 2013 when China initiated the Belt and RoadInitiative (BRI) to build trade and infrastructure networks connecting Asia with Europe and Africa on and beyond ancient Silk Road trade routes.
For Saldanha, the other significant spin offs from the deal were an ability to now “get more focussed on building its branded business, move up the value chain and have a fire-power for future ...The US generics business contributes to 25 per cent and a small share in generics from Europe but rest of it all is branded business.”.
They have experienced chaos, civil wars and famine and have become major sources of refugees seeking shelter in Europe... Europe, on the other hand, has primarily focused on preventing migrant boats from leaving Libya's Mediterranean coast and reaching neighboring European countries.