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".
In the sport of cricketbowling is the action of propelling the ball toward the wicket defended by a batsman. A player skilled at bowling is called a bowler; a bowler who is also a competent batsman is known as an all-rounder. Bowling the ball is distinguished from throwing the ball by a strictly specified biomechanical definition which restricts the angle of extension of the elbow. A single act of bowling the ball towards the batsman is called a ball or a delivery. Bowlers bowl deliveries in sets of six, called an over. Once a bowler has bowled their over, one of their team mates will bowl an over from the other end of the pitch. The Laws of Cricket govern how a ball must be bowled. If a ball is bowled illegally, an umpire will rule it a no ball. If a ball is bowled too wide of the striker for the batsman to be able to play at it with a proper cricket shot, the bowler's end umpire will rule it a wide.
There are different types of bowlers ranging from fast bowlers, whose primary weapon is pace, through swing and seam bowlers who try to make the ball deviate in its course through the air or when it bounces, to slow bowlers, who will attempt to deceive the batsmen with a variety of flight and spin. A spin bowler usually delivers the ball quite slowly and puts spin on the ball, causing it to turn at an angle while bouncing off the pitch.
In all six variations, games last for 10 frames, or turns. At the start of each frame, the current player is given two chances to roll a bowling ball down an alley in an attempt to knock down as many of the ten bowling pins as possible. The bowler (on the left side of the screen) may move up and down his end of the alley to aim before releasing the ball. In four of the game's six variations, the ball can be steered before it hits the pins. Knocking down every pin on the first shot is a strike, while knocking every pin down in both shots is a spare. The player's score is determined by the number of pins knocked down in all 10 frames, as well as the number of strikes and spares acquired.
The UEFA Champions League final and the Super Bowl are two of the most-watched sporting events around the globe ...The Sporting News brings you a full breakdown of how the Champions League and Super Bowl compare in terms of raw viewers for the annual big games ... Which player has won the most Champions League finals? UEFA looking to challenge Super Bowl.
KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany – There was one play that summed up Vilseck’s desire of a DODEA-EuropeDivision I softball title Saturday ... Wiesbaden catcher Alynna Palacios, arguably the top female athlete in Europe this year after star turns in volleyball and basketball, was standing in her way.
Melva (Mel) Sjordal, resident of Columbia, Missouri, passed from our midst on Sunday, May 8, 2022 ...Born on October 9, 1926 to Cecelia and Henry Severson in Staples, Minnesota ... Retiring to the Phoenix, Arizona area where they lived for two decades, Mel and Bob made more friends, entertained, played golf and bridge, bowled and enjoyed travel in Europe.
Her landscape designs are still on display, not only in BowlingGreen, but across the country ... She used what she learned in Europe to help decorate houses and design gardens throughout Bowling Green and numerous states – purportedly even working briefly with Umberto Innocenti and Richard Webel in 1939 and 1940 during their work at Keeneland.
Who is the only Christian to have ruled China?. Which art movement was named from a Tracey Emin insult?. What delicacy is a Wigan slappy?. Which ancient tree stands in a Perthshire churchyard?. In an 1818 novel, who said ...Photograph ... Stuckism ... Europe v US sporting competitions. tenpin bowling; pool; men’s golf; women’s golf ... .
(credit. C.D. Matheson et al., 2022) ... A mid-14th century Chinese treatise references a "flying-cloud thunderclap cannon," described as cast iron shells shaped like a ball and roughly the size of a bowl, filled with gunpowder ("divine fire"). Similar grenades first appeared in Europe in 1467 and have been a staple of warfare since ... .
“In this terrible night of suffering and death, may a new dawn of hope soon appear! Amid the pain of the war, there are also encouraging signs, such as the open doors of all those families and communities that are welcoming migrants and refugees throughout Europe.” ... Rice Bowl donations can still be turned into the diocese.
Musk's Twitter ambitions to collide with Europe's tech rules. LONDON (AP) — Elon Musk’s Twitter acquisition and his plans for a more hands-off approach to moderating content could clash with ambitious new laws in Europe that are meant to protect users from disinformation, hate speech and other harmful material.
Musk's Twitter ambitions to collide with Europe's tech rules. LONDON (AP) — A hands-off approach to moderating content at Elon Musk’s Twitter could clash with ambitious new laws in Europe meant to protect users from disinformation, hate speech and other harmful material ... and elsewhere, the job of reining in a Musk-led Twitter could fall to Europe.
The company was founded before World War I, in 1913, as the publisher of Bowlers Journal by shoe salesman Dave Luby, who had an abiding love for the sport of bowling ...Today, many of the biggest pool tournaments are held in Europe, and Saturday afternoon bowling events have lost their ESPN sponsorship.
Evidence from surviving land leases from Egypt, part of the bread bowl of the Empire, and where the plague probably entered Europe, showed the devastating impact of population death on agriculture and food production.