Chris Gayle Hits First 200 in Cricket World Cup History for West Indies


Chris Gayle can be the most devastating batsman in world cricket on his day and he ripped up the record books in Tuesday's World Cup Pool B match between the West Indies and Zimbabwe in Canberra.The WI opener scored the first double century in World Cup history.He reached the mark off just 138 balls with an incredible 16 sixes.It was only the fifth double century in the history of one-day international cricket. This was the 3,612th game.The 35-year-old from Jamaica also shared the highest partnership Read more [...]

Cricket World Cup 2015 Results: Points Tables After England vs. New Zealand


Day 7 of the 2015 World Cup saw England looking to bounce back from their humiliating opening defeat to Australia as they took on New Zealand in Wellington. The Kiwis have made a perfect start to the tournament, winning two from two, trouncing Sri Lanka in their opener before a surprisingly nervy win over Scotland. New Zealand are many people's favourites to win the whole tournament Down Under and had the definite edge form-wise over England heading into Friday's clash. Read on for a full report Read more [...]

Celebrations mark Lunar New Year around the world


19 February 2015 Last updated at 02:41 GMT People across Asia and throughout the world have been celebrating the start of the Lunar New Year - the year of the sheep. The leader of Hong Kong said citizens should be more like sheep in the coming year - mild, gentle and peaceful. He was referring to the pro-democracy protests of the past year. Ben... WN.com - Photown News Read more [...]

Holiday shopping: You would give them the world, and you can!


Less than a week to go, and you still haven’t gotten a gift for your loved ones. You’d give them the world, but it’s out of your price range—plus you don’t even have time to shop for groceries much less gifts. We understand. Well, you can give them the world—and for less than the cost of a full tank of gas. For this holiday season the museum has put together a beautiful gift membership package—purchase a gift membership at any level, then for an extra $ 15 we’ll create Read more [...]

National Geographic Announces World Legacy Awards Finalists


WASHINGTON (Oct. 29, 2014)—The 15 finalists of the inaugural National Geographic World Legacy Awards were unveiled on stage today at ITB Asia in Singapore. The World Legacy Awards, a partnership between National Geographic Society and ITB Berlin, showcase the leading travel and tourism companies, organizations and destinations — ranging from historic monuments to ecolodges and from small islands to entire countries — that are driving the sustainable tourism transformation of the travel industry Read more [...]

Mo’ne Davis Throws out 1st Pitch for Game 4 of World Series


Since taking the Little League World Series by storm, life hasn't been the same for Mo'ne Davis, who continues to shine under the spotlight at just 13 years old. On Saturday night, Davis got the opportunity to throw out the first pitch of Game 4 of the 2014 World Series at AT&T Park. She threw from the mound and didn't miss, putting the ball right in the strike zone. You can see video of the pitch here. MLB was celebrating the 75th anniversary of the LLWS during pregame festivities. It was only Read more [...]

National Geographic Announces World Legacy Awards Judges


WASHINGTON (Oct. 23, 2014)—The National Geographic Society announced today a roster of 18 travel experts from across the globe as judges for the inaugural World Legacy Awards. The awards are a partnership between National Geographic and ITB Berlin to showcase leading travel and tourism companies, organizations and destinations — ranging from airlines to ecolodges and from cities to countries — that are driving the positive transformation of the travel industry based on sustainable tourism principles Read more [...]