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".
Loft Dynamics' EASA-Approved Simulators Chosen for FAA's First Evaluation of VR-powered PilotTrainingTechnology... Loft Dynamics' simulators – the first and only VR flight simulators with regulatory approval in Europe – are now undergoing U.S ... Since its founding, Loft Dynamics has played a key role in modernizing the global aviation industry.
Ariane 5 has stood as Europe's workhorse rocket for decades now, longer than any of its Ariane predecessors, and has more than 100 missions under its belt ... There's just one Ariane 5 mission left — a flight called VA261 that's scheduled to launch from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana on Tuesday (July 4) after a delay.
Lofts Buffalo offers a modern take on a historic Buffalo building, due to the apartments’ close proximity to the Jacobs School of Medicine, the numerous hospitals at the BNMC, and the downtown financial district, the apartments appeal to medical students, visiting doctors and nurses and downtown office workers, all who can walk to work.
The land was plowed after harvest with a two bottom plow pulled with five horses. In the spring harrowed and seeded. The drill was filled from a wagon by a man carrying a pail or scoop ... Then hay shocks were put in the hay mound or stacked ... Other immigrants came from all over Europe. They slept in a bunk house or the hay loft and washed at the well ... .
But this latest announcement may only scratch the surface of the UK’s cold homes problem – which are the leakiest and least-insulated in Europe. The focus on loft and cavity wall insulation is misguided according to the Green councillor Andrew Cooper, who played a key role in establishing a home insulation scheme in Kirklees, Yorkshire.
Temperatures are dropping, the days are getting shorter and winter is setting in across Europe. As the price of energy increases, so too will energy savings from insulation measures such as cavity wall insulation, double glazing and loft insulation.
It plans to use the money to expand its business across Europe on the back of a platform that today is listing close to 4,000 homes in Italy, Spain and Portugal, and has to date (since being founded at the end of 2018) sold some 3,200 properties for an aggregate value of €1 billion, according to CEO and founder Giorgio Tinacci.
Europe has given a successful debut to its new Vega-C rocket ... Vega-C has enormous importance for Europe's continued access to space ... Its first stage, the segment of the vehicle that gets it up off the ground, is also going to be used on Europe's forthcoming heavy-lift rocket, the Ariane-6.