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".
Approved by his family, 'Schumacher' features interviews with his wife Corinna, children, and past and present F1 drivers, Netflix said ... It is set to air on Netflix in Europe on September 15 - close to the anniversary of Schumacher's F1 debut 30 years ago ... Met Police issue new appeal to find F1 star Lando Norris's...
Earlier in the season ... "For us as a promoter, we prefer not to be the last race ... Read more. Rosberg got flashbacks to Barcelona 2016 after Silverstone crash ... Read more ... The decision is now with F1 and we will see. Will it be another country, with three countries in Europe, or will the Middle East be one of them? I would love to see it in Saudi Arabia."
In an extensive interview with GQ Magazine F1 boss Stefano Domenicali says that there is room for 25 races next year and the years after, but that the number of 23 races is fine for now ... What is clear is that, according to the F1 boss, the focus will have to be placed more outside of Europe than is currently the case.
The revised 2020 championship salvaged 17 of F1’s initial 21 races, with every race held either in Europe or the Mena region... “We need as many touchpoints as possible to entice fans and one way we plan to enhance this is with the introduction of Arabic text across our media platforms,” says F1’s global director of media rights Ian Holmes.
In fact, the US audience has found substantial traction this year in a sport that has historically been more popular in Europe and Asia. ESPNTV ratings for F1 are up 50% from last year, and up 36% from 2019. F1 recently renewed it’s partnership with online retailer Fanatics, as merchandise sales jump 40% globally last year.
The 2020 season did not happen at all, cancelled due to the pandemic ... Most significantly, after a season supporting Germany's DTM touring car championship, this season’s eight rounds will all run alongside F1 races across Europe and North America ... Susie Wolff – who drove four times for Williams in F1 practice sessions – had similar grievances ... .
Future world champion?. Ricciardo made his Formula 1 debut with HRT in 2011 at a relatively late age, and perhaps also needed a little more time with his move from Australia to Europe. However, the man of the big smile has become an integral part of F1. He has a phenomenal overtaking ability, and some see him as a future world champion. Read more ... ....
The roar of appreciation from the limited crowd of spectators last month was like nothing the Frenchman had heard before, not even after nine seasons and 10 podiums in F1 ...The crash marked the end of his F1 career – he was already losing his seat with Haas – and he’s now the latest driver to leave Europe for a move to IndyCar.
As part of Ferrari's junior program, he is close to these teams, but an opportunity in F1 did not materialise ...It's just a matter of time before they find their feet, and then it becomes easier for me to say, 'Look, I'm the one who finished in between these two guys!' F1 chance in 2022.
Herta is a second-generation IndyCar racer who has grown up in the series, left briefly to race in Europe, and nearly beat Dixon for the pole ... The IndyCar faithful believe Herta and O’Ward should be racing in Europe and, if money and politics weren’t so important, could be part of F1 teams.
Herta is a second-generation IndyCar racer who has grown up in the series, left briefly to race in Europe, and nearly beat Dixon for the pole ... The IndyCar faithful believe Herta and O'Ward should be racing in Europe and, if money and politics weren't so important, could be part of F1 teams.