New World

The New World is one of the names used for the majority of Earth's Western Hemisphere the Americas, Oceania. The term originated in the early 16th century after Europeans made landfall in what would be called the Americas in the Age of Discovery, expanding the geographical horizon of classical geographers, who had thought of the world as consisting of Africa and Asia, collectively now referred to as the Old World; the phrase gained prominence after the publication of a pamphlet titled Mundus Novus attributed to Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci. The Americas were referred to as the "fourth part of the world"; the terms "Old World" vs. "New World" are meaningful in historical context and for the purpose of distinguishing the world's major ecozones, to classify plant and animal species that originated therein. One can speak of the "New World" in a historical context, e.g. when discussing the voyages of Christopher Columbus, the Spanish conquest of Yucatán and other events of the colonial period.

For lack of alternatives, the term is still useful to those discussing issues that concern the Americas and the nearby oceanic islands, such as Bermuda and Clipperton Island, collectively. The term "New World" is used in a biological context, when one speaks of Old World and New World species. Biological taxonomists attach the "New World" label to groups of species that are found in the Americas, to distinguish them from their counterparts in the "Old World", e.g. New World monkeys, New World vultures, New World warblers; the label is often used in agriculture. Asia and Europe share a common agricultural history stemming from the Neolithic Revolution, the same domesticated plants and animals spread through these three continents thousands of years ago, making them indistinct and useful to classify together as "Old World". Common Old World crops, domesticated animals did not exist in the Americas until they were introduced by post-Columbian contact in the 1490s. Conversely, many common crops were domesticated in the Americas before they spread worldwide after Columbian contact, are still referred to as "New World crops".

Other famous New World crops include the cashew, rubber, sunflower and vanilla, fruits like the guava and pineapple. There are rare instances of overlap, e.g. the calabash and yam, the dog, are believed to have been domesticated separately in both the Old and New World, their early forms brought along by Paleo-Indians from Asia during the last glacial period. In wine terminology, "New World" has a different definition. "New World wines" include not only North American and South American wines, but those from South Africa, New Zealand, all other locations outside the traditional wine-growing regions of Europe, North Africa and the Near East. The term "New World" was first coined by the Florentine explorer Amerigo Vespucci, in a letter written to his friend and former patron Lorenzo di Pier Francesco de' Medici in the Spring of 1503, published in 1503–04 under the title Mundus Novus. Vespucci's letter contains arguably the first explicit articulation in print of the hypothesis that the lands discovered by European navigators to the west were not the edges of Asia, as asserted by Christopher Columbus, but rather an different continent, a "New World".

According to Mundus Novus, Vespucci realized that he was in a "New World" on 7 August 1501 as he arrived in Brazil and compared the nature and people of the place with what Portuguese sailors told him about Asia. In fact, a famous chance meeting between two different expeditions had occurred at the watering stop of "Bezeguiche" – Vespucci's own outgoing expedition, on its way to chart the coast of newly discovered Brazil, the vanguard ships of the Second Portuguese India armada of Pedro Álvares Cabral, returning home from India. Having visited the Americas in prior years, Vespucci found it difficult to reconcile what he had seen in the West Indies, with what the returning sailors told him of the East Indies. Vespucci wrote a preliminary letter to Lorenzo, while anchored at Bezeguiche, which he sent back with the Portuguese fleet – at this point only expressing a certain puzzlement about his conversations. Vespucci was convinced when he proceeded on his mapping expedition through 1501–02, covering the huge stretch of coast of eastern Brazil.

After returning from Brazil, in the Spring of 1503, Amerigo Vespucci composed the Mundus Novus letter in Lisbon to Lorenzo in Florence, with its famous opening paragraph: In passed days I wrote fully to you of my return from new countries, which have been found and explored with the ships, at the cost and by the command of this Most Serene King of Portugal. For the opinion of the ancients was, that the greater part of the world beyond the equinoctial line to the south was not la

Ryan McCartan

Ryan Jerome McCartan is an American actor and singer. As an actor, he is known for his recurring role as Diggie Smalls on the Disney Channel sitcom Liv and Maddie, for his role as Brad Majors in the 2016 Fox musical television film The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again. McCartan is known as one half of the pop duo The Girl and the Dreamcatcher. McCartan played Jason "J. D." Dean in the Los Angeles and the original off-Broadway versions of Heathers: The Musical. He played Fiyero, the main love interest, in the Broadway production of Wicked. McCartan began his career with a minor part in the stage version of Disney's High School Musical in 2007. In 2011 he won Best Performance by an Actor at the Jimmy Awards, given out by The Broadway League to the top performers in high school musical productions. Starting in 2013 McCartan began playing the recurring role of Diggie on the Disney Channel comedy Liv and Maddie. In 2015 he starred in the direct-to-video film R. L. Stine's Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls.

In 2016 McCartan was cast in the lead role of Brad Majors in the 2016 Fox musical television film The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again. In May 2015 Dove Cameron announced that she and McCartan were forming a pop duo and would be releasing their first original song. In September 2015, they announced their group's name would be The Girl and the Dreamcatcher, their first video was released in October 2015. Beginning September 11, 2018, McCartan made his Broadway debut as Fiyero in the musical Wicked, he remained with the show through May 12, 2019. He originated the role of Jason Dean in the original off-broadway cast of the musical Heathers. Which ran till 2014 and the Los Angeles version in 2013. In mid-2018 he originated the lead role of Eddie Corbin in the new musical Mutt House at the Kirk Douglas Theatre and in August 2019 he played Lt. Cable in a concert version of South Pacific at the Aspen Music Festival, he starred in the role of Mac in the Roundabout Theatre Company's new musical Scotland PA.

In November 2019 he made his solo show debut at Feinstein's 54 Below. He is set to join the cast of Frozen in February 2020. McCartan was born in Minnesota, his father, Conn McCartan, was the principal at Eden Prairie High School in Eden Prairie, until he retired in 2018. Ryan McCartan attended Minnetonka High School in Minnetonka, where he was active in theater and choir. McCartan began dating actress and singer Dove Cameron in August 2013, he announced that Cameron was his fiancée on April 14, 2016, but their relationship ended in October 2016. As of 2017, he is dating youtuber Samantha Fekete. In 2019 Ryan stated in an interview he had been sexually abused by a theatre mentor when he was 12. Ryan McCartan on IMDb Ryan McCartan on Twitter Ryan McCartan musician website

Anymore for Anymore

Anymore for Anymore is the debut solo album by Ronnie Lane, one of the founding members of Small Faces and Faces. The recording sessions started in 1973 at his 100-acre farm in Wales with his new band Slim Chance, using Ronnie Lane's Mobile Studio; the Anymore For Anymore album showcases a more rootsy and country music-influenced sound than Lane's previous band Faces. The carefree nature of the album's recording is illustrated by the fact that the title track was spontaneously recorded on the hillside overlooking Lane's farm, where the sound of nearby cattle and a light wind was picked up by the recording microphones, adding further rural ambience to the track; the track'Tell Everyone' was a re-recording of a Lane composition from the Faces' Long Player LP. Reviewing "The Poacher" for The Guardian in 2012, George Chesterton, wrote: "Pop lyrics can aspire only to be poetic – they are not poetry in themselves – but the lines "Bring me fish with eyes of jewels and mirrors on their bodies/ Bring them strong and bring them bigger than a newborn child" come pretty close.

Thanks to the strings and oboe of the refrain, Lane's warm strumming, the music is as simple and as transcendant as the message." Side oneSide two Ronnie Lane – guitar, vocals Graham Lylebanjo, guitar Benny Gallagherbass, accordion Kevin Westlake – guitar Ken Slaven – violin Steve Bingham – bass Jimmy Jewellsaxophone Bruce Rowlanddrums The Tanners of Montgomery – vocals Producer: Ronnie Lane, Bruce Rowland, Glyn Johns *Recording engineers: Hugh Jones, Andy Knight Artwork/sleeve Art: Paul Bevoir Liner notes: Alberto Mitchell, Wayne Pernu