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".
Coast was a station on the Port Authority of Allegheny County's light rail network, located in the Beechview neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The street level stop was located on a small island platform in the middle of Broadway Avenue, through which The T traveled along former streetcar tracks. The station served a densely populated residential area through which bus service was limited because of the hilly terrain.
Coast was one of eleven stops closed on June 25, 2012 as part of a system-wide consolidation effort.
Opera Coast is a free web browser developed for iPhone and iPad devices by Opera Software. The browser is not based on any former product of Opera and is written from scratch. It is also designed for touch while traditional browser buttons and components such as tabs, history, and bookmarks are eliminated and replaced by gestures.
Developer Resources were first published on 9 September 2013.
An embedded security mechanism has been implemented in Opera Coast which includes several security aspects, like certificates, site reputation, URLs, browsing history, and page content, and the user will be warned if any risk is detected.
Opera Coast is designed to automatically perform synchronization using iCloud. The synchronization keeps the tiles on the home screen to be same.
Opera Coast is fairly localized so far. The latest version of the browser is available in 32 languages.
Amateur freedivers have found one of Europe's largest hoards of gold Roman coins while on holiday off the coast of Spain... Amateur freedivers have found one of Europe's largest hoards of gold Roman coins while on holiday off the coast of Spain ... 'This is one of the largest sets of Roman gold coins found in Spain and Europe.
If you live in Dubai, you may have stepped on a little piece of Finland and not even realised it. “Some floating structures in Dubai were developed here in the Turku region,” explains Tero Piispanen, senior executive at Turku Science ParkLtd ... The Turku region is on the Finnish coast, almost in the heart of NorthernEurope... Innovative cleantech ... .
Kohler and Dye took their inspiration from Ireland’s WestCoast and it is said that Herb actually tried to buy CarneGolf Club on one of many ... For now, though, Europe’s best bet could be in our sense that the US happens to be hosting this Ryder Cup on the west coast of Ireland.
Then there is the prevalent notion that “old” vines must be in Europe – even though there are plantings of Grenache in South Australia’s McLaren Vale, another great coastal wine region, that are close to a century old ... If we approach the PinotCoast determined to find it empty, then we will.
He learned over seven days that he is all things Team Europe and would do whatever the team needs ... Turns out he had confused time zones—he thought he was on east coast time while in reality he was in the land of the central time zone—and he accidentally jeopardized Europe’s chances to win the 4-pound, 17-inch tall, gold Ryder Cup.
RITPress, part of RIT Libraries and a member of the American Association of University Presses, also increased distribution of its catalogue of more than 125 titles through sales representatives covering both coasts and the Midwest, as well as Europe and Asia... RIT Press is a regular contender for national awards for content and design ... Facebook.
ABOARD THE GEO BARENTS (AP) — Two vessels rescued around 190 Europe-bound migrants, including women and children, off the coast of Libya, charities operating the vessels said Monday ... More than 24,000 migrants have been intercepted and returned to Libya by the country’s coast guard so far this year, according to the U.N.
After receiving information that there was a group of irregular migrants in lifeboats off the coast of Cesme, Seferihisar and Dikili districts in Izmir province, TurkishCoast Guard units rescued a total of 137 irregular migrants who were pushed back into Turkish territorial waters by Greek authorities.