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".
The setting of the novel is a community in a Philippine town. The main protagonist of the novel is Amelita Martinez, a teacher. Mauro, another teacher, is Amelita’s husband. The theme of the novel revolves around how Aling Rosa – Amelita’s mother – gets involved with Amelita’s decisions regarding career and love life. It also focuses on how Amelita and Mauro, as husband and wife, respond to the needs of their community, particularly in its upliftment and development.
The other characters in the novel are Osmundo, Mang Ambo, Aling Idad, Rosalida (also known as Lida), Letty, Felisa, Norberto, Jose, Mister Batac, and Enteng. Osmundo was the former suitor of Amelita, a wealthy man preferred by Aling Rosa for Amelita. Mang Ambo is Amelita's father, a more understanding parent than Aling Rosa. Aling Idad is Mauro’s mother. Rosalida is the daughter of Amelita and Mauro. Letty is Rosalida's spoiled cousin and the favorite of Aling Rosa. Felisa, Norberto, and Jose are the affluent siblings of Amelita. Felisa is a physician, Norberto is an engineer, and Jose is an Overseas Filipino worker. Mister Batac is the head teacher or school principal in the school where Amelita and Mauro works as teachers. Mister Batac's wife is a relative of Osmundo. Enteng is an exconvict, a friend of Osmundo. Enteng tried to kill Mauro for Osmundo because he owed Osmundo gratitude for financing his child’s education while in prison.
"Teacher" was written by Ammar Malik, Danny Parker and Jason Evigan and produced by Evigan.
The song is an 80’s disco-inspired tune. “This game we're playing make me wanna break the rules”, sings Nick in the second verse. "Teacher" is a song where Nick teaches a girl he’s really interested in how to properly “love”.
On October 14, 2014, "Teacher", alongside the song "Wilderness", were leaked online.
That same day they where made available in Australia on iTunes that same day.
One day before the album's release Nick released a lyric video of the song. the video shows him and other people with the lyrics of the song on their bodies.
MTV's John Walker noted that "Taylor Swift’s not the only pop star going retro with their new sound. Jonas’ new song, “Teacher,” sees the singer going all Gary Numan after dark, infusing a standard bedroom jam with a certain New Wave flare."
Teachers in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Young men who reach the age of 14 are integrated into the Teachers Quorum. Those who are found worthy by their bishop (in an interview) are ordained in a similar manner as Deacons, except that the Aaronic Priesthood is not conferred upon them again if they have already received it as a Deacon. A Priest or a holder of the Melchizedek Priesthood may ordain a person to the office of Teacher.
As specified in the Doctrine and Covenants, a Teachers Quorum may not contain more than 24 members. As a result, in some larger wards there are two Teacher Quorums. A presidency, consisting of a president, first counselor, and second counselor, is called from members of the quorum by the bishopric and set apart to serve as the presidency of the Teachers Quorum. The president is given "priesthood keys" to preside in his quorum. A secretary to the presidency is also called.