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".
For example, several years ago, a large volcano in Europe erupted, causing large amounts of ash to be lofted into the atmosphere, spreading for thousands of miles ... "Large volcanic eruptions can loft ash well into the atmosphere, which can have a cooling effect, depending on how much ash is emitted," said Bak ... Follow her on Twitter at @khahnCDT. .
The young creative-cum-businessman is the founder of The DenimLoft BW, a clothing label that deals exclusively in the famous cotton-based fabric ... Denim Loft BW clothing ... As restrictions tightened and the borders closed, Sane found it increasingly difficult to order his stock from Europe.
Some are major remodels, like Dr. Wilkinson’s Backyard Resort & Spa in Calistoga, which celebrated its grand re-opening last month ... Located in a renovated historic building in downtown Napa, this family-owned, contemporary boutique hotel offers five loft suites and 10 courtyard rooms that take inspiration from the small, arty hotels of Europe ... .
She’s most associated with the Judson Dance Theater and New York’s downtown arts scene of the 60s and 70s , a hub of radical musicians, artists, performers, cheap loft studios and experimental happenings.
SEATTLE — Washington state’s new “joints for jabs” vaccination incentive program is off to a rough start ... But cannabis retailers say many of them don’t have the space to host clinics ... ———. MORE ON THE PANDEMIC.. — AP source ... ——— ... The nation has reported 110,000 confirmed deaths, among the highest tolls in Europe ... AMERICAN ELECTRIC LOFTS RIBBION CUTTING ... .
The Alia Shawkat-led dark comedy “Search Party” gets even darker in its fourth season, which debuted its first three episodes Jan. 14 on HBO Max ...Drew unlocks the apartment for the party-goers since he still has the keys to Dory’s loft, and they find a note “from Dory” explaining she’s decided to go to Europe ... 28.
Koda Loft. Getter Kuusmaa Koda will ship its first North America-based Koda Loft to a customer in California this December. The Koda Loft can be moved on a trailer in one piece, though a crane is required to fit the home into place ... Koda currently has satellite offices in Europe, Canada, and now New York ... Koda Loft ... KODA Loft ... Koda Loft ... Koda Loft.
As seen in the clip below, he not only firstly wins the ball back by showing his pace and work ethic, but he then proceeds to take on a few players, play a couple of passes and then dance around one of the best goalkeepers in Europe in Marc-Andre Ter Stegen before lofting the ...
0 Comments Man sought over murder of homeless father was 'squatting in restaurant loft' ...A man being sought for questioning over the brutal murder of a homeless father of three had recently been secretly living in a restaurant loft ... He is then believed to have flown back to Eastern Europe.
PASADENA, Calif ...The U.S. space agency on Friday showed off its Mars 2020 rover, whose official name will be chosen early next year ... ADVERTISEMENT ... ADVERTISEMENT. LESSONS FROM CURIOSITY ... China and Japan have attempted unsuccessfully to send orbiters around Mars, while India and Europe’s space agency have successfully lofted an orbiter to the planet ....
The U.S. space agency on Friday showed off its Mars 2020 rover, whose official name will be chosen early next year ...Humans have never before returned sediment samples from Mars ... China and Japan have attempted unsuccessfully to send orbiters around Mars, while India and Europe's space agency have successfully lofted an orbiter to the planet ... GET IT.
The U.S. space agency on Friday showed off its Mars 2020 rover, whose official name will be chosen early next year ... ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images ... Lessons from curiosity ... China and Japan have attempted unsuccessfully to send orbiters around Mars, while India and Europe’s space agency have successfully lofted an orbiter to the planet. .