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Hurri-Kane powers Spurs past Hammers

first_imgLONDON (AP):England striker Harry Kane scored twice as Tottenham brushed aside London rivals West Ham in a convincing 4-1 victory at White Hart Lane yesterday.Although Spurs remain fifth in the standings after the result, the north London team firmly reasserted its claim for a Champions League berth and equalled a club record by going 12 games unbeaten in the Premier League.Kane was sharp up front, the midfield axis of Dele Alli, Eric Dier, and Moussa Dembele dominated in midfield and the defence looked comfortable against a West Ham team that began the day equal on points with Spurs after its best start to a Premier League season.The result was never in doubt, though, once Kane opened the scoring in the 23rd minute, with the forward spinning past Carl Jenkinson to shoot from inside the box.Spurs defender Toby Alder-weireld was unmarked when he doubled the lead in the 33rd, nodding in a Christian Eriksen corner.Kane screwed the ball horribly wide, with only goalkeeper Adrian to beat before half-time, but made amends in the 50th minute, drilling home following some calamitous West Ham defending. It was his eighth goal in his last five games for the sealedDefender Kyle Walker sealed the win with a shot in the 83rd minute, although Manuel Lanzini claimed a consolation goal for the visitors in the 87th.”It was one of the best performances of the season. We are very proud of the players, very pleased with many things. The best word to describe it is proud. I’m proud of them,” Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said.”You can feel from the touchline the players believe in the way we play.”West Ham sorely missed the creativity and drive of midfielder Dmitry Payet, who has been sidelined by an ankle injury.Following away wins at Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City, and Crystal Palace this season, West Ham manager Slaven Bilic said yesterday’s defeat came as a shock.”We played really badly, but we have to admit they had a really good game of football. They were quicker than us; they were physically stronger than us; they scored goals, grew in confidence, and then they were really skillful,” Bilic said.Newly capped 19-year-old Spurs and England midfielder Alli impressed in particular with his non-stop running and vision, breaking down West Ham attacks in his own half, while carving out chances for his team in the opposition’s.However, the combative midfielder received his fifth yellow card of the season, and will be absent for next week’s match against Chelsea.The result leaves Tottenham with 24 points, two behind Arsenal and Manchester City, and West Ham in sixth with 21. Leicester City are the surprise league leaders with 28 points, one more than Manchester United.London police said yesterday that a 35-year-old man was in stable condition in hospital after being stabbed outside the ground before the game. West Ham said the man was one of the club’s supporters, but had no further details.last_img read more

Oil revenues to ensure free education from nursery to tertiary

first_img…says President Granger at Emancipation FestivalPresident David Granger on Thursday related that with Guyana’s expected petroleum revenues, citizens will be able to benefit from free education at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels.The President was at the time addressing attendees at this year’s National Emancipation Festival held at the No 53 Union Village, East Berbice-Corentyne (Region Six).“Our expected petroleum revenues, apart from what would be devoted to our Sovereign Wealth Fund, will help us to restore education in accordance with our Constitution. Those resources belong to future generations and future generations will benefit and profit from being educated. This would be an educated nation,” the Head of State noted.Noting that with first oil on the horizon, all citizens benefitting from the opportunity to obtain a good life and free education as enshrined in the Constitution, is one way to ensure a better standard of living.“[Guyana] must not be a nation of a few rich people and very poor, uneducated people. There must be a school in every village, this national decade of development I speak about must ensure that at least one school is established in every village…I want to see a primary school in every single village. There must be a place for every child in school in Guyana. Every child must be able to get to school by road or by river”.President Granger said the greatest gift of Emancipation, in his view, is the gift of education. African-Guyanese, he said, have embraced education as a means of providing a better life for themselves, their families, and future generations. They supported the establishment of social institutions for education and religious instruction, including by providing lands for the establishment of churches and schools.African-Guyanese were pioneers in providing educational opportunities during the last century, the President said, while pointing to Norman Cameron, a Berbician, who was not only a mathematician, historian, educationist, essayist and dramatist, but he established his own school – the Guianese Academy. Similarly, the Costello brothers – Austin, Cosmo and Joseph – established the Tutorial High School which provided education for children of low-income parents among others.“Access to education created opportunities for the professional development of African-Guyanese. Their presence increased in public education, public administration, public health, public security and public information. Emancipated Africans employed their education to re-construct their world. Education was the gateway to their entry into every field of human endeavour and national life,” President Granger said.He reminded that African-Guyanese and their descendants have distinguished themselves in academia, agriculture, accounting, the arts, business, diplomacy, education, engineering, law-enforcement, legal services, medicine, politics, the public service, sport and trade unionism and other fields.The President’s vision is for every child to have access to education. He said no child must be hampered by their parent’s financial inability to send them to school while referencing the Public Education and Transport Service (PETS) that launched four years ago.President Granger also said that every school student should be taught science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) as the public education system must equip students for the knowledge-based societies of the future.The Head of State reminded that the first Emancipation covenant won for everyone the right to exist in a society free from enslavement. The ‘Decade of Development’ is the second Emancipation which assures everyone the right to education.The General Assembly of the United Nations, via Resolutions 68/237 of December 23, 2013, designated the decade January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2024 as the International Decade for the People of African Descent and, by Resolution 69/16 of November 18, 2014, adopted a Programme of activities for the implementation of the International Decade for People of African Descent.The designation of the ‘International Decade’ acknowledges that Africans were the victims of the greatest crime against humanity and continue to suffer from dispossession and discrimination.The President said the ‘International Decade’ recognises that people of African descent have not yet fully overcome the legacy of colonial underdevelopment which continues to contribute to their present condition.A group of young people performing at the event on ThursdayPresident David Granger and Members of his Cabinet in Berbice on Thursday.last_img read more

Keep close eye on your ID

first_imgAt a recent seminar on identity theft held by the Simi Valley Police Department, half the people in the audience of about 50 said they were either victims themselves or knew someone who was. Although identity-theft victims come in all ages, most at the Simi Valley seminar were elderly, and authorities say criminals sometimes focus on senior citizens because they have been saving money all their lives and are more trusting and less alert to new types of fraud. Seniors have received e-mails that appear to be from the Internal Revenue Service or the Social Security Administration, but are actually from criminals trying to obtain money or financial records. Other victims have received thousands of dollars in bogus sweepstakes checks, and some have been falsely notified that warrants are out for their arrest. Prosecutors say one 85-year-old Ventura County resident was blamed for a hit-and-run traffic accident that never occurred. “We work a lifetime to accumulate our nest eggs,” said Ventura County District Attorney Greg Totten, explaining why some criminals go after older people. “It’s like the criminals who rob banks because that’s where the money is. Seniors are lonely and they are vulnerable.” Totten is assisting Senior Concerns in Thousand Oaks to educate the county’s elderly by distributing a DVD called Fighting Financial Fraud. He is also working with Community West Bank to help educate the public on how to guard against becoming a victim. His office has filed 48 new identity-theft cases during the first three months of 2007 and has assigned a full-time investigator to handle those types of case. In his introduction to the Fighting Financial Fraud video, Totten cites estimates by the California Department of Corporations that Californians over 50 have lost $3.8 billion to fraudulent-investment schemes. He also says 70 percent of Californians over 50 have been solicited by people intent on defrauding them. Some of the cases Totten’s office prosecuted recently include the conviction of former county employee Esther Torres-Anaya of Oxnard, who was sentenced to more than five years in prison in December after pleading guilty to felony theft from an elder, tax fraud and embezzlement by a public officer. Torres-Anaya was a former employee of the Ventura County Human Services Agency who was working in the Ventura County Public Guardian’s Office when she intercepted and cashed checks designated for six clients, resulting in a loss of more than $93,000. In another case, Maria Lucille Velarde of Moorpark was sentenced to more than four years in prison in January for her role in two scams that victimized elders she cared for at Leisure Village in Camarillo. And also at Leisure Village, Totten’s office in March filed charges of elder abuse and auto insurance fraud against an Arizona woman who allegedly claimed an 85-year-old man who lives there caused a hit-and-run accident near his home, although investigators determined it never happened. Simi Valley police Detective Keith Eisenhour, who specializes in investigating identity theft and other financial crimes, said nearly everyone will eventually be targeted. “It’s not a matter of if it happens to you, but when it happens,” he said at this month’s seminar, at which one Simi Valley man said someone used his name to get $9,000 in plastic surgery from a Beverly Hills physician. Identity thieves get their information from stealing mail and purses, “Dumpster diving,” eavesdropping on wireless Internet connections, scanning credit cards at restaurants and sending out bogus e-mail inquiries from what appear to be legitimate banks, Eisenhour said. One of the most common frauds involves sending out hundreds of notices telling people they have won a sweepstakes, then asking them for financial information or asking them to send back part of the winnings for taxes. The criminals use fake identities and are sometimes operating out of foreign countries beyond the reach of American law enforcement. A 70-year-old Westlake Village woman who attended Eisenhour’s seminar said she has received three checks in the past year totaling $12,464, all apparently part of schemes to steal her own money. One of the checks came with a letter telling her she had won $150,000 in a Canadian lottery and asking her to cash the enclosed check for $4,900 and use $2,980 of the money to send back in payment of a government service tax. “This is getting ridiculous,” said the woman, who was told by her bank that all the checks were bogus. She asked that her name not be printed. “Wouldn’t it be wonderful if these checks were valid?” she said. “I framed the first check to remind myself not to be stupid. I’m sure a lot of seniors would run to the bank and cash it immediately. It’s kind of sad, but that is what is happening.” Peggy Osborn, elder-abuse program manager for the state Attorney General’s Office, said the schemes are astonishing. “These individuals are coming up with a new scam every day,” Osborn said. “It’s difficult to keep track of them.” Joan Virginia Allen, coordinator of the county’s Financial Abuse Specialist Team, said new state legislation might help prevent so many older people from being victimized. “One of our biggest problems has been the lottery scams with bogus checks, or people who go into banks with senior citizens and get them to withdraw their money,” Allen said. California’s Financial Abuse Reporting Act, which went into effect this year, requires bank employees to report suspected financial scams against the elderly as soon as possible. “The banks are taking the initiative to train their personnel to recognize these schemes and report them,” Allen said. “I think it’s going to be a big help.” Some local seniors have received bogus e-mails supposedly from the Social Security Administration telling them they must provide personal financial information to receive cost-of-living payment increases, she said. Another scam involves telling people a warrant has been issued for their arrest because they did not show up for jury duty. When the victims complain they never got summoned, the caller asks them to provide their Social Security numbers and other information. Some victims have received e-mails notifying them of tax refunds or telling them they are being audited and urging them to click on links where they are asked for their Social Security and credit card numbers, according to the Internal Revenue Service. Some criminals ask to borrow the victims’ Social Security numbers to obtain refunds, and some even come to the victim’s door posing as IRS agents collecting money. “You have to be careful who you allow in your home,” said Laurie Reid, owner of Home Instead Senior Care in Simi Valley, who said some people are victimized by people posing as friends or caregivers, as in the cases Totten is prosecuting. “You have to ask for references and check on criminal backgrounds,” Reid said, adding that honest caregivers and friends can provide a line of defense for vulnerable senior citizens. “Our caregivers are another set of eyes,” she said. “If someone sees something that looks wrong, we can follow up with the family, or adult protective services.” But all those eyes might not be enough. As Eisenhour said, “People fall for this stuff all the time. You put all these lines in the water, and somebody’s going to bite.” (805) 583-7602 Protect yourself Here are some tips to avoid being a victim of identity theft: Promptly remove mail from your mailbox after delivery. Deposit outgoing mail in a post office collection box or at the post office, rather than in unsecured mailboxes. Never give personal information over the telephone, such as a Social Security number, date of birth, mother’s maiden name, credit card number or bank account numbers unless you initiate the call. Shred pre-approved credit applications, credit card receipts, bills and other financial documents before discarding them. Empty your wallet of extra credit cards and other identification such as medical insurance cards, unless you plan to use them. Order credit reports from credit bureaus once a year. Never leave receipts at bank machines, bank counters, in trash cans or at gasoline pumps. Memorize your Social Security number and all of your passwords, and do not record them on any cards or anything in your wallet or purse. Match all credit card receipts against your monthly bills. Never put any financial account number on the outside of an envelope you are mailing. Report all lost or stolen credit cards immediately and call the bank or credit card company if you applied for a new card and it hasn’t arrived in a timely manner or if your old card expired and you didn’t receive a new one prior to the expiration date. Beware of telephone solicitations disguised as offering prizes and designed to obtain your personal information. If you are victimized or know a senior citizen who has been victimized, call the California Attorney General’s Office’s toll-free elder-abuse reporting hotline number, (888) 436-3600. Information on senior concerns and the Ventura County Financial Abuse Specialist Team is available at (805) 497-0189. Get it shredded Ventura County residents can bring up to two boxes of personal documents for shredding and pick up information from the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office on how to protect themselves against identity theft from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at two Community West Bank branches, one on Thursday and the other Friday. The Thursday event is at the Westlake Village branch at 951 S. Westlake Blvd., and the Friday event is at the Ventura branch at 1463 S. Victoria Ave. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SIMI VALLEY – They send you checks for thousands of dollars, exclaiming you’ve won the Canadian lottery, only to steal your own cash. They rob you of your identity so they can get $9,000 worth of work done on their body. And they use your personal information to accuse you of crimes that never happened. They are perpetrators of identity theft, and they are committing one of the fastest-growing crimes in the nation, with local residents being hit with a mind-boggling variety of schemes to steal their good names and their money. last_img read more

10 years at Arsenal: Walcott picks his eight favourite moments

first_img 8 8 8 8 2006 World Cup: aged 17 – “I remember Sven-Goran Eriksson meeting with Arsene before the tournament, and them talking about my selection. Sven said it would be a fantastic experience for me, I’d get to know how the England set-up works, and being in that tournament situation so young would only help make me a better player. It was a difficult moment here. I was very young and that was after we’d lost the penalty shootout to Portugal. I had to try and lift the players knowing I hadn’t even played in the Premier League yet.” 8 September 2008: Hat-trick for England v Croatia – “My best moment in an England shirt so far. That moment with David [Beckham] shows how great he always was with me – not only throughout the 2006 World Cup, but afterwards as well. He knew his era was coming to an end, so for him to look after me the way he did meant a lot. I learned a lot from him as a person – the way he dealt with everyone and how he was around the place. He’d always put himself out there so you felt you could ask him anything.” February 2007: League Cup final v Chelsea, first Arsenal goal – “Getting the opportunity to have a run in the team and to score the first goal against a top quality ‘keeper who’s now on my team, was a great moment. I vaguely remember the incident at the end [when three players were sent off] but mostly I remember the goal.” March 2010: Arsenal 2-2 Barcelona – “I came on when they were 2-0 up and started off the comeback with that goal. One of my favourite memories is from the second leg at the Nou Camp. I did the press conference with the manager and met [Lionel] Messi at the top of the stairs, so I said hello. The manager came up to me afterwards and joked: ‘Theo, why did you not push him down the stairs?’ [Laughs] I thought: ‘Wow, I didn’t expect that from the boss! He scored four goals against us the next day, so maybe I should have pushed him!” May 2015, FA Cup final: Arsenal 4-0 Aston Villa – “This is one of my favourite things that has ever happened, I think. I missed the final the year before because of injury, so then to score the first goal in an FA Cup final at Wembley… as an English player it’s one of the cups I’ve always wanted to win. It was amazing. You could tell by the celebration how much it meant, and look at the way Santi [Cazorla] reacts, too. It was a massive thing for me personally. Certainly my best moment for Arsenal.” 8 January 2006: Signing for Arsenal – “The guys at Southampton had heard what was happening, but it was hard – I couldn’t really talk about it or say goodbye. I stayed in a hotel nearby for a few nights beforehand, but I didn’t really have anything with me so I had to get that suit from the Next in the retail park by the training ground. I don’t think it’s too bad. I’d met the manager before, with my mum and dad. We had a nice meal together. I was amazed by what he’d done with this club and how he’d developed players. I wanted to be part of that.” This feature appears in the current edition of Sport magazine. Download the free iPad app here, and follow on Twitter @sportmagukTheo Walcott celebrated ten years at Arsenal earlier this week – an anniversary that makes many of us in the talkSPORT office feel decidely old.There have been many highs and lows along the way since the then 16-year-old left Southampton to make the move to the capital.But what have been the highlights? Well, who better than the man himself to talk us through them.Click the arrow above to get Walcott’s verdict on his Gunners’ career so far… 8 January 2014, FA Cup third round: Arsenal 2-0 Tottenham – “Late on, I made a tackle and felt something in my knee. I was on the floor in the Tottenham corner getting all sorts said to me. Then things started being thrown at me. I thought: ‘If they’re going to give it to me, I’m going to give it back to them.’ So I just held up the score as they carried me off. One of the guys carrying the stretcher said to me: ‘Theo, do you have to keep on doing that? We’re getting peppered with coins here.’” 8 January 2016, FA Cup third round: Arsenal 3-1 Sunderland – “Myself and Per [Mertesacker] have this tradition of ‘bumping’ after a win. At the Sunderland game, Per wasn’t there so I looked into the crowd and spotted this kid. Matthew, I think his name is, and called him on to the pitch. I think that connection with the fans is important. It’s difficult for footballers these days to get close to fans but hopefully me doing that has shown that we’re just normal people and we want to make the fans a part of our success.”last_img read more

Benitez considering Newcastle job, Liverpool and Man United in Gotze battle?

first_imgHere are the top transfer-related stories in Thursday’s newspapers…Rafa Benitez is considering a 10-game gamble at Newcastle – but would walk away if the club was relegated. The Spaniard is entertaining the prospect of guiding Newcastle out of the bottom three and relaunching his own career at the same time. Newcastle have been using an intermediary to sound out potential fire-fighters, should they axe Steve McClaren. (Daily Mirror)Barcelona have lost interest in Everton defender John Stones over doubts that the 21-year-old could adapt to La Liga. The Nou Camp club have been following Barnsley-born Stones for a while as they look to add a quality young centre-back this summer. But after making local enquiries into the youngster’s personality and temperament, there are sufficient fears over his ability to adapt that Barca will not enter into competition with the Premier League elite for his signature. (Daily Mirror)Mario Gotze will be the subject of a stunning four-way transfer showdown this summer as Bayern Munich look to offload the World Cup star. Manchester United, Liverpool, Real Madrid and Juventus are all chasing the midfield ace. (Daily Star)West Ham have added Manchester City’s Wilfried Bony and Liverpool’s Christian Benteke to their list of striker targets. The Hammers want to bring in a big-name frontman in the summer and are ready to break their transfer record and spend up to £20m. (Daily Mirror)Nigeria wonderkid Kelechi Nwakali has revealed he has signed a five-year deal with Arsenal. The deal for the highly-rated 17-year-old is understood to be for a £3million fee agreed with the country’s Diamond Football Academy. (Daily Mirror)Saido Berahino has been told he can leave West Brom in the summer — for the right price. That fee is believed to be between £10m-£15m as he will only have one year left on his contract. Tottenham lead the chase for the frontman, who they have tried to sign in the last two windows. (The Sun)Aston Villa are facing a potential summer exodus as they prepare for relegation to the Championship. Villa could be forced to rebuild their squad for the second successive season after it emerged that Jordan Ayew, Jack Grealish, Adama Traore, Idrissa Gana and Jordan Veretout will be targeted for moves. (Daily Telegraph)Aston Villa have made a move for Liverpool starlet Jerome Sinclair as they prepare for life in the Championship. (Daily Mirror)West Bromwich Albion have stepped up their pursuit of Laurent Depoitre by inviting the Gent striker’s agent to watch a match at The Hawthorns. He is expected to be available for around £8million, an attractive figure given his Champions League experience, and West Brom have regularly dispatched scouts to watch him. (Daily Mail)And here are the latest headlines…?‘What do they add?’ Dietmar Hamann questions why Danny Drinkwater and Mark Noble warrant England call-ups‘Jack Wilshere should not go to Euro 2016 unless he’s 100 per cent fit’, insists Arsenal legendSimon Mignolet tells talkSPORT: ‘We have started to see what Jurgen Klopp brings to Liverpool’Liverpool transfer report: Reds face fight with Juventus to sign World Cup hero Mario GotzeSamuel Umtiti admits he could consider Lyon exit as Newcastle eye summer swoopManchester United eyeing Serbian defender dubbed ‘the new Nemanja Vidic’ Manchester United keeping tabs on THREE Bayer Leverkusen starslast_img read more

10 best PL signings of 2018/19, including Arsenal, Chelsea, and Liverpool stars

first_imgThe Premier League season may only be three months old, but it is still plenty of time for new signings to have made an impact.It was another busy transfer window in the summer of 2018, even if Tottenham Hotspur decided not to make a single purchase. 4. Lucas Torreira (Arsenal) – Signed for £26.4million from SampdoriaAfter beginning the season on the bench, Torreira is now one of the first names on Unai Emery’s team-sheet.Standing only 5’6, the 22-year-old is excellent at snuffing out danger and providing his defence with cover, but he is also a calm distributor of the ball offering the Arsenal midfield a new dimension they have lacked since the days of Gilberto Silva. 8. Xherdan Shaqiri (Liverpool) – Signed for £13.5million from Stoke CityHardly new to the Premier League, the former Stoke City star has raised his performance levels since making the summer switch to Anfield.The Switzerland international has either scored or assisted in five of last Liverpool’s last six matches, leading many supporters urging Jurgen Klopp to keep him in the starting XI. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 2. Joao Moutinho (Wolverhampton Wanderers) – Signed for £5million from MonacoAnother player from Molineux and Portugal, Moutinho has added class and guile to the Wolves midfield.Since arriving from Monaco, he has created more chances (10) for his teammates than any other player and scored a memorable equaliser at Old Trafford. RANKED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won shining Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card 11 11 Latest Football Stories Joao Moutinho has been classy for Wolves Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 11 11 11 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Richarlison has been brilliant for Everton Latest Premier League News huge blow Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 10. Matteo Guendouzi (Arsenal) – Signed for £7million from LorientCapable of dictating play with his excellent passing range, the 19-year-old midfielder has settled quickly in north London.Impressive showings in defeats against Manchester City and Chelsea showed Guendouzi could hold his own in the Premier League, with Gunners fans voting him their Player of the Month for August. ADVICE Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars REPLY Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury ADVICE GETTY BEST OF Xherdan Shaqiri celebrates his goal against Fulham 11 11 Lucas Torreira adds bite to the Arsenal midfield 6. Kepa Arrizabalaga (Chelsea) – Signed for £71.6million from Athletic BilbaoMoving to a massive club, replacing a goalkeeper of Thibaut Courtois’ stature and in the process becoming the most expensive player ever in that position, few would blame Kepa if he felt any pressure. However, the Chelsea No.1 has grown in confidence with each match and has gone largely unnoticed so far – always a positive sign for any keeper. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade center_img no dice 11 5. Jorginho (Chelsea) – Signed for £50million from NapoliFollowing Maurizio Sarri over from Napoli, the Italy international has been crucial to the style of play the new Chelsea boss is trying to implement.While his trademark one-touch football and control was lacking against Everton, Jorginho has still completed 1186 passes – more than any other player in the Premier League. RANKED 9. David Brooks (AFC Bournemouth) – Signed for £11.5million from Sheffield UnitedDespite his slight build and youthful appearance, the 20-year-old has had no problem adapting to the physicality of top flight football.The midfielder has started 10 of Bournemouth’s 11 league matches this season, scoring goals against Watford and Fulham. Jorginho is Chelsea’s pass master These three summer signings have impressed for their clubs 11 11 3. Rui Patricio (Wolverhampton Wanderers) – Signed for £16million from Sporting LisbonFor any newly-promoted club a good start is crucial and Wolves have had just that in no small part to their European Championship winning goalkeeper.Signed from Sporting Lisbon, Patricio has a save percentage of 76%, putting in notable performances as his side drew with both Manchester City and Manchester United. Kepa Arrizabalaga has been unfazed by his world-record switch to Chelsea Rui Patricio has been solid in goal for Wolves Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card BEST OF Getty Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade getty 7. James Maddison (Leicester City) – Signed for £7million from LorientTo many it would appear Maddison has played in the Premier League for his entire career given the way he has thrived since arriving from Norwich City.Three goals and two assists for the Foxes earned the 21-year-old a first call-up to the England squad for their UEFA Nations League matches last month. MONEY James Maddison has earned a call-up to the England squad MONEY 1. Richarlison (Everton) – Signed for £40million from WatfordEyebrows were raised when the Brazilian moved from Watford for a hefty fee of £40million, but he has since gone about trying his best to repay it.A brace on his Everton debut are among six Premier League goals for the Toffees, while his skills, dribbling and heading have made him the focal point of their attack.He has also forced his way into the national team, scoring twice in four appearances. REVEALED REVEALED Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ getty REVEALED no dice Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Around £1.26billion was spent bringing in players from far and wide as top flight clubs attempted to improve their teams.But who have been the best signings so far?While the latest international break is yet to conclude, it has given us a chance here at to compile a list of the best summer signings and how they have fared at their new clubs. huge blow Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 11 David Brooks has been excellent for AFC Bournemouth Matteo Guendouzi in action against Manchester City Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions last_img read more


first_imgResidents living beside a busy road which has no footpaths or lighting have warned it is only a matter of time before someone is killed on it.The road between Casey and Tullydish in Buncrana runs along six different housing estates with an average of 40 houses on each estate.But residents claim their plight is being completely ignored by local councillors for some reason.The road, which is not wide enough for two vehicles to pass, is uneven and in a bad state of repair. But, as our picture shows, it is used daily by large lorries delivering all sorts of goods.A spokesman for outraged local residents told Donegal Daily “The main problem however, is that there are no footpaths for people or families to walk on.“There are a few corners that are blind so people have to walk on the wrong side of the road to get to and from the town.“As well as this there is also an issue with the speed limit of the road as it is so narrow and uneven,” he said. Every house paid a development charge for the upgrade of this road and the installation of footpaths and street lighting which has not been done.“The only time we hear or see anyone about the road is when our so called local representatives are up looking for our votes! Then we are told that the road is their number one priority and that’s the last we see of them.“While the local governments tar roads that are in way better condition than our road, so they can use up there budgeted road money for this year it makes us wonder where is our car tax money going and why should we even pay it,” added the resident.The spokesman suggested Buncrana town council could use the perfectly good curb stones they have taken off Buncrana’s Main Street and put them up our road to make a footpath for the road.“Something needs to be done sooner rather than later before an adult or child is killed trying to navigate this shambles of a road,” he added. ‘SOMEONE IS GOING TO GET KILLED ON OUR ROAD AND POLITICIANS HAVE DONE NOTHING ABOUT IT’ was last modified: October 10th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:buncranaBuncrana Town Counciloutraged residentsroadTullydishlast_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUE REPORTS SUNDAYUlster Junior CupGweedore Celtic 1 Redcastle F.C. 0A strong crossfield wind made conditions difficult but credit to both teams for serving up a good game of football. The home team should have been ahead as early as the first minute but Brendan Mc Geady scooped over from a yard out. Mc Geady turned provider on twenty five minutes when his cross wasn’t cleared and Chris Porter hit a great shot into the roof of the net. The home team were well on top for the rest of the half but could not extend the lead.The second half was a more even affair. Michael McKelvey did well to block a good shot from a Redcastle forward and shortly after Cathal Campbell cleared off the line. As Redcastle pushed for an equaliser Gweedore were content to counter-attack with chances falling for Jamie Boyle, Declan Doherty and Tommy Diver. Diver must wonder how he failed to register on the score sheet with a number of great chances. Best for Gweedore Declan Doherty and Jamie Boyle.A team performance from Redcastle. Referee: Kevin LogueMilford United 2 Carndonagh F.C. 1Milford United progressed to the next round of the Ulster Junior Cup when they defeated the holders, Carndonagh F.C., at the Flagpole Field in Rathmullan. Milford have enjoyed recent success in this competition, winning the Cup in 2012, and on this display they could be a good bet for the 2014 laurels. A strong swirling breeze didn’t make for pretty football but Milford handled the conditions well once they settled down. Gary Merritt showed early on that he was up for this game as he caused trouble for the visiting defence on numerous occasions in the opening exchanges. It was no surprise that he was the scorer when Milford took the lead just before the interval. His well placed shot giving Seamus Houghton no chance in the Carndonagh net.The Inishowen side enjoyed their best spell at the start of the second half and in this period they found an equalising goal when Ronan Doherty fired home the rebound after Donacha Gallagher’s shot was parried out by Caolan Mc Gettigan in the home net. This was to be the visitor’s only goal as Milford controlled the match until the finish. They scored their winner from the penalty spot after Gary Merritt had been fouled by Cathal Doherty in the penalty area. Mark Flood making no mistake from twelve yards. Best for Milford: Gary Merritt, PJ Hagan and Mark Flood. Referee: Paddy DuffyDunree United 1 Lifford Celtic 2 Lifford Celtic made the trip to Dunree United on Sunday for an Ulster Junior Cup match against the local side. The game was scoreless at the interval but the Donegal Junior League side went on to claim a worthwhile victory. Goals from Stuart Carlin and Jonny Robb gave the Greenbrae men a comfortable second half lead. Dunree United did muster a late reply but their single goal wasn’t enough to prevent the Lifford outfit from progressing to the next round.Gweedore United 2 Rathmullan Celtic 2 (a.e.t.)(Gweedore United won 5-4 on penalties)Gweedore United took full advantage of their floodlighting system on Saturday night when they hosted fellow Donegal Junior League side, Rathmullan Celtic, in the Ulster Junior Cup. Played in front of a sizeable attendance this was a pulsating affair from start to finish. The visitors took the lead on forty minutes when Niall Doherty sprung the Gweedore United off-side trap and finished heatedly past the home custodian Liam Mc Fadden. Hit by that late opening half strike Gweedore United didn’t allow the scoreline to deflate their ambitions. They emerged for the second half with all guns blazing. On fifty minutes Shane O’ Donnell levelled the scores when he curled a twenty five yard free-kick around the Rathmullan Celtic defensive wall beyond the reach of Shay Coyle in the visitor’s net. On sixty three minutes the home team went in front. Lee Ferry sent his right wing free-kick towards Coyle’s near hand post but before the ball could get to the waiting arms of the Rathmullan keeper Michael Connolly dived at full length to steer the ball into the net with his head. This goal was met with much applause by the Gweedore followers in the crowd and set up an exciting finish. Rathmullan equalised on eighty one minutes when Kevin Mc Carry bursts through the United defence and fired home. With neither team able to add to the scoreline during extra-time it went to penalties. Gweedore United prevailed by five goals to four from the twelve yard line. Best for Gweedore United: Shane O’ Donnell and Frank Mc Gee. Best for Rathmullan Celtic: Patrick Patton and Eamonn Sheridan. Referee: Mick Lagan. Gweedore United Reserves 1 Aileach F.C. 2This match played in terrible weather conditions saw the visitors advance to the next round of the shield following a tight encounter. Both sides had chances in the first half however Aileach broke the deadlock in the 32nd minute when Dermot Mc Glynn scored a good free kick from 25 yards. United had plenty of chances to equalise through Eoin Doohan, John Mc Fadden and Brian Gallagher however the Aileach keeper did well on each occasion and the score remained 1-0 until half time. In the 65th minute United got back on level terms when Stephen O’ Donnell finished well from close range following a good pass from Martin Doohan. Aileach were only behind for five minutes when they scored the winner through Liam Burke, a good individual effort. Good efforts for both sides in extremely poor weather conditions. Referee: Martin QuinnWatson Hire Division OneCastlefin Celtic 1 Dunkineely Celtic 3In this game reversed to Darney Park Dunkineely Celtic gained three valuable points in their effort to gain promotion back to the Premier Division. Played in very stormy conditions both teams struggled to take advantage when playing with the wind. Dunkineely had the wind at their backs in the first half and had the first effort on goal after nine minutes, Adrian Ward’s effort from twenty yards skimming the bar. Castlefin came into the game more after this and were playing some good controlled football into the wind. They forced a number of corners and Dunkineely were forced to defend desperately clearing one effort off the line and lucky to see another hit the post and go wide. Dunkineely failed to make the Castlefin keeper work during the first half and were lucky to go in at the break on level terms.The second half followed the same pattern as the first. Dunkineely played much better football against the wind and Castlefin struggled to create clear cut chances with the advantage of the elements. On 55 minutes Andrew Mackey had a shot blocked when set up by Cian Kennedy. Dunkineely took the lead on 65 minutes when they broke quickly following a Castlefin corner. Andrew Mackey found Cian Kennedy with a great crossfield pass and he rounded the keeper before shooting home. They doubled their lead on 75 minutes when Andrew Mackey scored from close range after good work by Cian Kennedy. Castlefin got back into the game two minutes later when Emmet White scored from 12 yards. Dunkineely wrapped up the points on 85 minutes when Pauric Conaghan and Adrian Ward combined on the left wing to set up Adrian Nesbitt who scored from close range. Best for Castlefin: Emmet White and Mark Carlin while Adrian Ward and Andrew Mackey were best for Dunkineely. Referee: Marty Mc Garrigle.Kerrykeel ’71 F.C. 3 Lagan Harps 0Kerrykeel recorded a fine win over Lagan Harps on Sunday in windswept conditions. Both teams started well with Kevin Diver going close for Lagan and Fergal Friel for the ‘71. The deadlock was broken on twenty one minutes when Johnny Nanny scored from close range after a Seimie Coshia cross. On the stroke of half time Lagan thought they had drawn level when a long range free from the halfway line was headed towards goal by Brian Kelly only for Mark Mc Conigley to pull off an outstanding save. Marty Mc Ateer hit the post for the homeside on forty six minutes from a free kick on the edge of the box. Lagan kept pushing and again Kerrykeel had keeper Mark Mc Conigley to thank with another brilliant save. Kerrykeel hit Lagan on the counter attack and made it two on seventy three minutes when Marty Mc Ateer split the Lagan defence with a great ball and Johnny Nanny played in his brother Sparky to drill home. The points were made safe on eighty two minutes, this time Fergal Friel heading home a Kevin Loughrey cross. Best for Kerrykeel ‘71: Mark Mc Conigley, Johnny Nanny and Paddy Mc Grenaghan. Team effort from Lagan Harps. Referee: Mickey MulhernIMPORTANT FIXTURE NOTICEThe Downtown Cup match between Curragh Athletic Reserves and Fintown Harps AFC which was fixed for next Saturday 1st February has been brought forward and will now take place on Wednesday night next, 29th January at the New Camp in Killygordan, kick-off 7.30p.m.DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEREPORTSSATURDAYOn Saturday only three of the six scheduled games beat the weather as the county was hit on Friday by incessant overnight rain which, accompanied by strong winds, continued in many places throughout Saturday. The games that did go ahead however produced plenty of goals with four teams hitting three apiece and another recording two.Old Orchard Saturday Division OneGlenea United Reserves 3 Castlefin Celtic Reserves 3In wintry conditions Glenea and Castlefin did their best to keep the onlookers entertained. In the 1st half it was the border men that settled quickest and with the wind at their backs took control of the game. They took the lead on 20 minutes when Michael Griffin headed home Marcus Curran’s in swinging free-kick. Castlefin pushed hard to increase their lead but failed to take the chances that came their way and as the half progressed the home side came more into the game. In the 2nd half it was the away side that increased their lead with Michael Griffin converting a penalty after 50 minutes. Glenea pulled a goal back on the hour when Dean Gallagher headed home a Darren Mc Geever corner. The home side equalised on 65 minutes when Conor McGee headed home a Padraig McGee free-kick. Both sides pushed hard for a winner and on 85 minutes, Castlefin took the lead when a good counter attack left Mark Lafferty to slot the ball home. The home side were not to be denied however and in the final minute a Padraig McGee free-kick landed in the box and from the resultant scramble Mark Harley forced the ball home.Best for Glenea were Shane Penrose and Dean Gallagher while Marcus Curran and Mark Lafferty were best for Castlefin. Referee: Michael McFadden.Erne Wanderers 3 Mulroy Celtic 0Erne Wanderers hosted Mulroy Celtic on Friday night at the lakeside under the lights. It was a game that the hosts totally dominated from start to finish and only for the heroics of the away keeper, Jerome Doherty, and some terrible finishing from Erne it really could have been in double figures. The first goal came on fifteen minutes when David Dolan got on the end of an Alan Russell through ball down the left channel and he made no mistake from eighteen yards shooting across the keeper into bottom corner. The remainder of the half saw the home team camped in Celtic’s half and saw chance after chance go abegging, much to the frustration of the home team. The second goal eventually arrived right on halftime when Michael McNulty blasted into the bottom corner from just inside the box. The second half started much the same with Erne on top and dominating possession and with the front three of Dolan, Spratt and McNeely all on deadly form they were always a huge threat. The third came through Michael McNeely on 70 minutes when he showed great feet to trick three Mulroy defender’s and leave them trailing and found the back of the net with a neat finish. Erne kept pushing for more but poor finishing and some great’ keeping kept the score at just three. Best for Erne was Dolan with Russell and Spratt not far behind him. Best for Mulroy was Jerome Doherty. Referee: Seamus Mc Groary.Glencar Inn Saturday Division TwoDonegal Town Reserves 3 Milford United Reserves 2Donegal Town gave themselves plenty to do in the last twenty minutes but managed to hold on to secure a vital three points on return to league action on Saturday. Having led three nil, two late goals from Lee Burke and Conor Murchan left the game right in the balance up until the final whistle. Donegal took the lead early in the first half when David Bustard powered home a tremendous header from a free kick just inside the Milford half. Ciaran McGinley doubled the lead before half time with a superb solo effort beating several Milford players to finish well inside the area. The home side pressed after half time and a free kick from Ciarán O’Reilly looked to have made the points safe. Milford to their credit kept battling and Murchan’s penalty and a great team goal finished off by Burke meant the visitors almost secured an unlikely point. Best for Donegal were Ciaran McGinley, Joe Lafferty and Christian Mc Gettigan with Milford putting in a solid team display.Referee: Andrew MullinDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUERESULTSSATURDAYOld Orchard Saturday Division OneGlenea United Reserves 3 v 3 Castlefin Celtic ReservesSt. Catherines Reserves P v P Fintown Harps AFCErne Wanderers 3 v 0 Mulroy CelticOrchard F.C. P v P Ramelton MarinersGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoArranmore United P v P Glenree United ReservesDonegal Town Reserves 3 v 2 Milford United ReservesSUNDAYUlster Junior CupGweedore Celtic 1 v 0 Redcastle F.C.Milford United 2 v 1 Carndonagh F.C.Dunree United 1 v 2 Lifford CelticClonmany Shamrocks 2 v 1 Cranford UnitedGweedore United 2 v 2 (a.e.t.) Rathmullan Celtic(Gweedore United won 5-4 on penalties)Moville Celtic 4 v 2 St. CatherinesGweedore United Reserves 1 v 2 Aileach F.C.Cockhill Celtic Youths 2 v 1 Whitestrand UnitedDrumbar Celtic 0 v 3 Moville CelticRaphoe Town P v P Cockhill Celtic YouthsWatson Hire Division OneCappry Rovers P v P Bonagee UnitedDrumoghill F.C. P v P Eany CelticCastlefin Celtic 1 v 3 Dunkineely CelticKerrykeel ’71 F.C. 3 v 0 Lagan HarpsDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEFIXTURESWEDNESDAY 29-01-2014 K.O. 7.30 p.m.Downtown CupCurragh Athletic Reserves v Fintown Harps AFCSATURDAY 01-02-2014 K.O. 2p.m. (Unless Stated)Old Orchard Saturday Division OneErne Wanderers v Glenea United ReservesRamelton Mariners v Mulroy CelticGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoTullyvinney Rovers v Strand RoversKeadue Rovers Reserve v Donegal Town ReservesGlenree United Reserves v Gweedore United ReservesSUNDAY 02-02-2014 K.O. 2p.m. (Unless Stated)Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionMilford United v Lifford CelticKilmacrennan Celtic v Cranford UnitedGweedore Celtic v Glenea UnitedSt. Catherines v Rathmullan CelticCurragh Athletic v Donegal TownWatson Hire Division OneKerrykeel ’71 F.C. v Castlefin CelticGweedore United v Drumoghill F.C.Bonagee United v Eany CelticKeadue Rovers v Dunkineely CelticLagan Harps v Cappry RoversCT Ball Division TwoBallybofey United v Deele HarpsDrumbar F.C. v Copany RoversConvoy Arsenal v Glenree UnitedDunlewy Celtic v Whitestrand UnitedRaphoe Town v Letterbarrow CelticDONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: January 26th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal Leaguelast_img read more


first_imgSINN Féin TD Pearse Doherty will travel to Athens today, Saturday, July 5, to stand in solidarity with the Greek people in their battle against austerity. The party’s finance spokesman will be joined by colleague and MEP Martina Anderson for the tripThe country will hold a referendum on Sunday, July 5 on EU bail out plans. Polls already suggest that the country is split between the Yes and the No camps.Earlier this week, the International Monetary Fund said Greece needed another €50 billion over the next three years just to keep it afloat.Greek nationals have been restricted to withdrawing just €60 a day to prevent the banks from running dry of Euros.Before flying out this morning, Martina Anderson said: “As a proud Irish republican and dedicated internationalist, I will be in Athens on Sunday with my party colleague Pearse Doherty to stand in solidarity with the people of Greece. “The Greek people have an opportunity to send a clear message to the right wing elites of Europe that austerity is wrong and will not be tolerated.“This referendum is democracy in action and stands in contrast to the anti-democratic actions of the ECB, IMF, and the European Commission in attempting to force further austerity on Greece.“I wish the Greek people well in the referendum and encourage them to stand firm in the face of the relentless austerity regime imposed on them.“Sinn Féin will continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with Syriza and the people of Greece in opposing austerity.”PEARSE DOHERTY TD HEADING TO GREECE FOR ANTI-AUSTERITY RALLY was last modified: July 4th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

The Top Futurist Speakers to Have at Your Conference

first_imgUpdated November 2019 4. Eric O’NeillEric O’Neill is a former FBI counterterrorism and counterintelligence operative who helped to capture notorious spy Robert Phillip Hanssen. He is the subject of the feature film, “Breach.” O’Neill’s talks about cybersecurity and advances in cyber espionage have made him one of the top futurist keynote speakers. Eric O’Neill is also a lawyer and author whose talks give insights into work situations that are relevant to several different industries.                          5. Peter ZeihanPeter Zeihan is one of a small number of futurist speakers who have worked for the U.S. State Department and private think tanks. His talks specialize in the relationship between the United States and other superpowers, and he discusses the future of global energy and finance. Peter Zeihan has talked about the end of Europe, a world with China, the future of worldwide agriculture and manufacturing, and more.6. Vivek Wadhwa  Vivek Wadhwa is a Distinguished Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering and teaches in Silicon Valley about technology and industry disruption. His talks cover the future of innovation, technology, and healthcare. Wadwha is a top futurist keynote speaker because of his comprehensive take on future developments. Vivek Wadwha is ready to discuss the benefits of unlimited green energy, clean vehicles and mass-produced 3D printed meat, but also the downsides of artificial intelligence, human redundancies and new viruses.7. Ben CasnochaBen Casnocha stands out among futurist speakers. He is the founder of e-government firm Comcate, advises venture capital firm Wasabi Ventures, and mentors at the startup incubator, Techstars. Casnocha was also the chief of staff in the office of the chairman at LinkedIn and is now a partner in his VC firm Village Global. Ben Casnocha’s speaking topics have covered the new employer-employee relationship, millennials at work, and the importance of thinking like an entrepreneur in today’s work environment.   8. Mike Walsh Mike Walsh is the CEO of Tomorrow, a consultancy that helps businesses prepare for the 21st century. While other futurist speakers look 20, 30 or 50 years ahead, Mike Walsh describes how business, employment, Big Data, and the Internet of Things will develop over the next five years. He has spoken at the main stage at the Million Dollar Round Table in front of an audience of more than 8,000 people.                                    9. Scott Klososky Scott Klososky is the developer of HUMALOGY, an idea that blends technology and humanity. His talks are about cybersecurity, data intelligence, trends, and digital marketing. Klososky is a top futurist keynote speaker because of the breadth of his knowledge, picked up in a series of start-ups in fields from digital marketing to online banking. Scott Klososky has a depth knowledge learned while sitting on the boards of technology firms.10. Erik Qualman Erik Qualman is an MBA Professor at the Hult International Business School and the founder of, a blog about the way social media affects life and work. Other futurist speakers might not want to adopt his trademark green glasses, but they do envy his live performances on stage. People love to listen to Erik Qualman’s talks on innovation, leadership, trends, and transformation.11. Rohit Bhargava Rohit Bhargava talks about marketing, branding, innovation, digital strategy and business trends. Bhargava’s primary focus is his Non-Obvious Trend Report published at the end of every year and is read by more than a million people. He’s spoken on futurist topics at events run by companies including NBC, TEDx, MetLife and Prudential. Rohit Bhargava’s topics include how to be more innovative and, he says, actually predict the future.12. Peter DiamandisMost futurist speakers talk about the future, Peter Diamandis helps to create it. He is the founder and executive chairman of the X PRIZE Foundation, which awards prizes for large, ambitious competitions. Diamandis talks about how people will meet their needs in water, food, energy, healthcare, and more, and he has spoken for General Electric, Coca Cola, and Microsoft, among others.13. Shara EvansShara Evans is the founder and CEO of Market Clarity, a technology analyst firm that researches the telecom and emerging technologies markets. Evans also founded and sold Telsyte, a telecoms and technology research consultancy firm. What makes Shara Evans a top futurist speaker is her combination of an engineering background, her work with top scientific research organizations, and her regular technology punditry in the Australian and other media.14. Jim CarrollJim Carroll’s talks focus on what businesses should do in an era of acceleration and disruption. He gives companies the guidance they need to align with and adopt new trends. Few futurist speakers have Carroll’s grip on innovation or his 25 years of experience. Jim Carroll has spoken at events for 7,000 leaders, and he’s also given a one-hour talk at an event for just eight senior executives.15. Patrick DixonPatrick Dixon is a top keynote speaker who has written more than a dozen books about trends. Dixon focuses on the long-term, slow-moving trends that drive business opportunities, and he explains how businesses can use them. Patrick Dixon has spoken at a broad range of futurist events discussing the future of industries from food and the packaging industry to the automotive industry and banking.16. Marcus BuckinghamMarcus Buckingham is a leading authority on employee productivity, and also talks about leadership and management. He used to be a senior consultant with The Gallup Organization but now focuses on cultivating employees’ strengths. Futurist speakers often tell a business what the future is going to bring so that they can prepare themselves for those developments. Marcus Buckingham helps companies manage their employees to create those futures.17. Phill NosworthyPhill Nosworthy is the founder and managing director of Switch L+D, a learning and development company that coaches teams at leading organizations. Nosworthy’s focus on education and what businesses need to know to prepare for the future makes him a top futurist keynote speaker. Few other futurist speakers can help their audiences gain the skills they need to prepare for the coming economy.18. Erik BrynjolfssonErik Brynjolfsson is Director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, a professor at MIT Sloan School, and a Research Associate at NBER. His research looks at the effects of information technologies on business strategy, productivity and performance, digital commerce, and intangible assets. Brynjolfsson has spoken at TED talks in Long Beach, CA, at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando, Florida, and at the National Science Foundation among others.19. Daniel KraftDaniel Kraft speaks about innovation and healthcare. He is the founder of IntelliMedicine, a company building personalized medicine, and is the inventor of the MarrowMiner, an FDA-approved device for harvesting bone marrow. Futurist speakers can imagine the future, but few can say that they were as ready to lead it, as Kraft was. Daniel Kraft was a finalist for astronaut selection, and while he might not have made it into space, he does look to the stars.20. Peter SheahanPeter Sheahan is the founder and Group CEO of Karrikins Group. He talks about how businesses cope with increasing commoditization and the emergence of new technological disruption that threatens business models. Peter Sheahan has spoken at more than 2,500 events, reaching a total audience of more than half a million people.21. Lisa BodellLisa Bodell is the CEO of futurethink, an innovation training firm. Her focus is on simplicity, and she talks about how businesses can simplify innovation and manage change, making adaptation easier and businesses more competitive. Most futurist speakers see the coming world as a complicated place filled with challenges and difficulties. Lisa Bodell’s ability to eliminate complexity makes her a top keynote futurist speaker.22. Kevin SuraceKevin Surace is the creator of the first smartphone and digital assistant and is now looking at climate change as an engineer. He talks about how to make manufacturing processes more environmentally friendly. Kevin Surace has spoken at many corporate and organization events, including those in the power industry and the software industry.23. Seth MattisonSeth Mattison is an expert on workforce trends and generational dynamics. He works with brands, institutions, and leaders to explain what work, influence, and leadership will mean in the 21st century. Mattison is a top keynote speaker and a top futurist speaker because he’s able to match future trends with organizational changes and the role of leadership.24. Erica OrangeErica Orange is Executive Vice President and  Chief Operating Officer of The Future Hunters, a futurist consulting firm. She looks at emerging social, technological, and other trends, and identifies their significance for businesses. Orange has spoken at events organized by the sporting goods industry, insurance companies, and Erica Orange frequently speaks up for the education industry.25. Greg WilliamsGreg Williams is the Editor-in-Chief of the UK version of Wired Magazine. He is a leading authority on technology trends and their effects on business and society. Other futurist speakers read the articles he edits to stay in touch with trends. Williams grip on those trends has made him a top keynote speaker on topics from ecommerce to data marketing.26. Mikko HypponenMikko Hypponen is a security expert and Chief Research Officer of F-Secure. His talks focus on cybersecurity. He discusses what the next killer virus might be, how the world can cope with it, and how to protect digital privacy in an age of government surveillance. Hypponen has spoken at events including TEDGlobal in Edinburgh, EDIST in Toronto, DLD in Münich, Forum the la Haute Horlogerie in Lausanne, and at various IDC events.27. Nick BiltonNick Bilton is a special correspondent for Vanity Fair, a former lead technology writer for The New York Times, and the host of the Vanity Fair podcast, Inside the Hive. He has written books about the growth of Twitter, and the development of the dark Web, and covered the growth of Theranos in an article that inspired HBO’s documentary “The Inventor.” Among futurist speakers, Nick Bilton’s on the front line, talking to changemakers and reporting on their activities.28. Neil JacobsteinNeil Jacobstein is the chair of the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Track at Singularity University, an organization made up of people from Google and the X PRIZE Foundation. Jacobstein looks at the future of technology and artificial intelligence, and their impact on the industry. Neil Jacobstein has spoken at TEDx events and is a mediaX Distinguished Visiting Scholar.29. Shawn DuBravacShawn DuBravac is a former chief economist of the Consumer Technology Association, an organization representing many of the world’s leading consumer electronics companies. DuBravac provides economic analysis and discusses technology trends affecting consumer electronics. Few keynote speakers can cover such a broad range of topics or dive so deeply into how data is building a new future.30. Jerry KaplanJerry Kaplan is a serial entrepreneur. The founder of four Silicon Valley startups, he teaches philosophy, ethics, and the impact of artificial intelligence at Stanford University. Kaplan has spoken at events including the WSJ CEO Council Annual Meeting, the LinkedIn Speaker Series, the Wired NextFest in Milan, and the Dong-A Economy Summit in South Korea.31. Salim IsmailSalim Ismail is the founder and chair of ExO, a former executive director at Singularity University and a Yahoo executive who sold his own company to Google. He talks at a variety of futurist events discussing innovation, growth, and the new kind of organizational structure needed by tomorrow’s businesses. Salim Ismail explains how companies can leverage technology and strategy to grow as much as ten times faster than their peers.32. Erik PetersonErik Peterson is a partner and Managing Director of A.T. Kearney’s Global Business Policy Council. He was a fellow of the World Economic Forum who now examines key long-range trends and explores how they transform opportunities and risks for population, resources, and technology. Erik Peterson is a top keynote speaker who has addressed audiences at colleges and business events around the world.33. Andrew ScottAndrew Scott is a professor and of economics at London Business School. His talks at futurist events discuss the future of the financial sector, regulation, demographic change, and sustainability. Andrew Scott has spoken at events for companies including Fujitsu, Citibank, and Hays. 34. Ayesha KhannaAyesha Khanna is a co-founder and CEO of ADDO AI, an artificial intelligence firm. She’s also the founder of 21C GIRLS, a charity that teaches coding and AI to girls in Singapore, and an advisor to Octa, a chatbot for travelers, and Arro, a sports robot. She talks about AI, smart cities and fintech. Ayesha Khanna combines experience on Wall Street with life as a start up entrepreneur. She has spoken at futurist events organized by major financial, technology and industry conferences, provided high-level government briefings, chaired symposiums such as AI Asia, and spoken at TEDx events. No one knows precisely what the future will bring, but some people seem to have their finger on the pulse of tomorrow more than others. These individuals’ ability to see what’s coming next makes them high-demand for tech conferences and events all over the world.Futurist speakers keep their eye on technology, stay ahead of the trends, and they track where the world is going.Here are fifty of the best futurist keynote speakers that speak at significant tech events. These speakers consult C-level executives and equip sales and marketing teams to move into the future with stealth and confidence.Top Futurist Speakers to Have at Your Conference1.  Joel CommJoel Comm hits the top of the list with his almost 25 years of doing business online. He has 15 books, a chart-topping iPhone app, hosts a top blockchain podcast and is the co-creator of Yahoo! Games. Comm is a top futurist speaker helping businesses and brands “get there” before the competition. Joel makes seemingly complex material easy to understand, refreshing, informative and entertaining.2. Tan LeTan Le is a futurist speaker who’s all about the brain. As the founder of EMOTIV, a maker of brain-wearable technology, her talks focus on the use of neurotechnology and its effects on advertising, education, and people with neurological issues. Tan Le has spoken at the PCM, the University of Vermont and a host of other futurist events.3. Brian SolisBrian Solis is world renowned digital analyst and 8x best-selling author who has been called “one of the greatest digital analysts of our time.” He explores the effects of emerging technology on business, marketing, and culture, and helps brands and startups to manage digital transformation and adapt to new connected markets. Brian Solis is a top keynote speaker who shares his vision and experience of the dynamics defining innovation and disruption, connected consumerism and the future of business and organizations. AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage 42. Louisa HeinrichLouisa Heinrich was a design director during the dotcom boom, creating many of the first digital consumer projects for banks, healthcare and governments. Her company, Superhuman, focuses on the human aspects of digital technology. Heinrich speaks about the future of technology, its effect on society, personal identity in the digital age, screen-less interfaces, and more, and has spoken at futurist events including MEX in London, MIPTV at Cannes, and MoCo in Amsterdam.43. Danny ForsterDanny Forster is an architect, a designer, and the host of Discovery Channel’s series Build It Bigger, which looked at spectacular engineering and architectural projects around the world. He talks about the future of architecture and its filming and is unusual among futurist speakers for his hands-on experience of building the physical world. Event audiences get to see Danny Forster’s creations on more than the screen and the stage.44. Catherine MohrCatherine Mohr is Vice President of Strategy at Intuitive Surgical, a Silicon Valley firm that makes a surgical robot. She started her career as an engineer, then became a surgeon before switching to strategy. Catherine Mohr is a top keynote speaker who talks about alternative energy, emerging markets, green building techniques, and medical technology.45. Travis WrightAs co-author of “Digital Sense: The Common Sense Approach to Effectively Blending Social Business Strategy, Marketing Technology, and Customer Experience”, Travis Wright’s perspective on AI, machine learning, blockchain and the future of martech has brought him to keynote stages around the world, including the annual Martech conference.46. Chuck MartinChuck Martin is a leader in the field of emerging technologies and the Internet of Things. He also edits the world’s most extensive AI and IoT daily publication. His talks focus on the growing Internet of Things and its effect on the economy. Chuck Martin has spoken at futurist events on behalf of companies including Intel, Microsoft, AT&T, MasterCard, and IBM.47. Chad HurleyChad Hurley has already created the future. As the co-founder and CEO of YouTube, he re-created the way the world watches video.  He talks about the rise of YouTube, about the lessons learned creating a revolutionary product, the changing media environment, and what technology is bringing next. Chad Hurley is a top futurist keynote speaker because few other futurist speakers have had such a real, direct influence on the future they’re discussing.48. Christer HollomanChrister Holloman is the chairman of First Tuesday, a network for high growth SMEs, and helped Expedia founder Rich Barton to launch Glassdoor in Europe. He is also the CEO of fintech start-up Divido. Christer Holloman talks about technology and social media. He has spoken at events on behalf of brands including Visa, Microsoft, and Ogilvy.49. James BilefieldJames Bilefield is a former digital president of Condé Nast and was an executive at Skype and Yahoo. His talks describe the challenge of scaling Skype around the world and managing the digital transformation of Condé Nast. Bilefield is a top futurist speaker who gives audiences a unique insight based on his experience with some of the world’s leading start-ups.50. Christian BaudisChristian Baudis is a renowned futurist keynote speaker. He is the former managing director of Google Germany. Christian is the founder of My Digital, a digital innovation and consulting firm. Christian Baudis talks about digital media, digital transformation, and online customers. As a former Google executive, he understands how decisions are made at the world’s biggest tech firms. Tags:#conference#Event#futurist#Keynote#speaker#technology Related Posts 40. Pablos HolmanPablos Holman is a hacker and inventor. He has worked in cryptocurrency, AI for stock market trading, 3D printers, and even built spaceships at Blue Origin for Jeff Bezos. Pablos Holman has spoken at various futurist events, discussing innovation, invention, hacking, technology, and cybersecurity, including for Singularity University, Stanford University, the United Nations, and the World Economic Forum at Davos.41. Francois BourdoncleFrançois Bourdoncle is a top keynote speaker, the CEO of FB&Cie, and a pioneer of Internet search technology. He was the co-founder and CEO of Exalead, a search engine for enterprises, and worked on the LiveTopics project for AltaVista. Francois Bourdoncle talks at futurist events about search technology and Big Data. 36. Bruno MarionSomeone with a spiritual background is unusual to find at a futurist event, but Bruno Marion is also known as “the Futurist Monk.” He is an expert on global trends and innovation, and in addition to meeting CEOs, he even talks to gurus in India, people in jail, the super-rich, and the homeless. He talks about future trends, organizational shifts, and radical innovation. Brad AndersonEditor In Chief at ReadWrite Leveraging Big Data that Data Websites Should T… Blockchain – Impending Revolution in Glob… 37. Calum ChaceCalum Chace spent 30 years in the industry and now speaks about artificial intelligence and its effect on society. His significant interest is on the relationship between machine and human cognition, and how it may make most people unemployable. Calum Chace has spoken at events organized or sponsored by Price Waterhouse Coopers, Telefonica, and the annual investors’ meetings of top private equity firms.38. Mariana MazzucatoMariana Mazzucato is a professor of Economics of Innovation and Public Value at University College London. She focuses on the relationship between innovation and growth, with an emphasis on the symbiotic partnerships that result from growth that is innovation-led, inclusive, and sustainable. Mariana Mazzucato is one of the top motivational speakers who has addressed events for transnational organizations as well as the business and public sector.39. Nicolas SadiracNicolas Sadirac is the co-founder of computer science schools “42” and “Epitech.” He pioneers “active pedagogy” in France, a new approach that looks for talent in people of all backgrounds. He talks about educating tomorrow’s technological world. Most futurist speakers try to predict the future. Nicolas Sadirac is also building it by giving today’s youth the skills they need to build it. Brad is the editor overseeing contributed content at He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. You can reach him at brad at 35. Adam Cheyer As the former VP of Engineering for Siri and having worked on Bixby, Samsung’s voice assistant, Cheyer is a futurist speaker with an expertise in artificial intelligence. His talks prepare businesses for the new AI environment. Adam Cheyer has also talked about the future of personal assistants, building start-ups, and the future of AI in business. How Data Analytics Can Save Liveslast_img read more