NPSS senior girls finish first in consolation bracket at tournament

first_imgIn the consolation part of the tournament the team first met up against Whitecourt and won in two games 25-20, and 25-14. From there the team would move on to play St. Thomas Moore and won the contest in three games 25-15, 23-25, and 15-11.In the finals the team squared off against Fairview High School and got the win in two sets 25-18, and 26-24.Coach Elena Schmidt was thrilled with how the team performed throughout and is looking forward to the team’s upcoming game in zones against Correlieu Secondary School. The winner advances to the playoffs.- Advertisement –last_img

Rising Son now a Spurs star

first_img0Shares0000Son Heung-min has scored five times in his last six outings for Tottenham © AFP / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 25 – If Tottenham Hotspur’s comprehensive defeat of Everton confirmed their standing as genuine contenders in the Premier League title race, it also underlined the value of Son Heung-min to Mauricio Pochettino’s side.The South Korea international was outstanding in the 6-2 victory at Goodison Park and will again be expected to exert his influence when Spurs attempt to apply further pressure on Liverpool and Manchester City when they face Bournemouth at Wembley on Wednesday. Yet while Son’s emergence as one of the Premier League’s most effective forwards this season has strengthened the belief that Pochettino’s side can push the top two all the way, his form also highlights the potential impact of his absence when he departs for the AFC Asian Cup in January.Spurs have already moved to limit the effect of the tournament by negotiating with the Korea Football Association that Son should be allowed to join up with international team-mates in the United Arab Emirates following the London club’s meeting with Manchester United on January 13, three weeks after foreign-based players would be expected to join the national squad.His absence, though, will still be felt with Son set to miss league meetings with Fulham, Watford and Newcastle United, if South Korea advance to the final, as well as the League Cup semi-final second leg against capital rivals Chelsea and a potential FA Cup fifth-round tie.At a crucial stage of the season, the loss of any senior player would be felt.When that player has been performing as consistently as Son, the loss could affect Spurs’ chances of ending their wait for silverware under Pochettino.The manager has a number of other match-winners he can turn to with Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura having shown already this season they are capable of turning games.– Fixture congestion –And as good as Son has been in recent weeks, Harry Kane remains Tottenham’s talisman.But the South Korean has progressed to the extent that there is no doubt his loss will be keenly felt.Against Everton, he scored twice but his contribution to England forward Kane’s second goal demonstrated why Son is now an integral member of Pochettino’s side. Drifting wide to collect a ball on the left, his first-time cross teed Kane up perfectly.His goals at Goodison Park took his tally to five in his last six games, with Son’s fine goal against Leicester demonstrating he has the knack of providing a decisive intervention when Tottenham fail to click in their usual manner.At least Pochettino can be relieved Son is available for the gruelling Christmas and New Year programme.The Everton fixture marked the first in a tough schedule that will see Spurs play five games in 13 days and the manager will draw on his squad depth to limit the effects of fatigue.An international tournament will add to the demands on Son, but if he is able to maintain the form and fitness he has showed during the first half of the season when he returns from the Asian Cup, Tottenham’s prospects of success will only be strengthened.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

DONEGAL FARMERS ‘SUFFER’ AS PAYMENTS ARE DELAYED – SENATOR

first_imgLATE payments to cash-strapped small farmers are pushing them over the edge, a Co Donegal senator has warned.Fianna Fáil Seanad Spokesperson on Agriculture Brian Ó Domhnaill has called on the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney to ensure that all of the outstanding payments under the Disadvantaged Areas Scheme (DAS) are processed and paid in full to farmers within the next two weeks. Senator Ó Domhnaill has described as ‘completely unacceptable’ the ongoing delays in issuing Disadvantaged Areas payments, coming on the heels of the protracted delays in processing Agri-Environment Options Scheme payments this year.The Donegal Senator told donegaldaily.com: “Thousands of farmers were waiting months for AEOS payments this year due to what was described as ‘technical difficulties’ at the Department of Agriculture.“Now we have more technical problems caused by the digitisation of maps for the Disadvantaged Areas Scheme. The result is that nearly half way through October, there are still 25,000 farmers waiting for their DAS payments.”The Senator said the delays and problems are causing very real concerns about a possible knock-on effect on future payments.  The Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney must issue a guarantee to farmers that other schemes will not be plagued by similar unacceptable delays, he insisted. The Gortahork man added: “I am also calling on Minister Coveney to fully outline details of when he expects all of the outstanding payments under DAS to be issued. I cannot understand how the introduction of a new mapping system could still be causing such lengthy delays. It has become a real worry for thousands of farmers who were already experiencing financial difficulties.”DONEGAL FARMERS ‘SUFFER’ AS PAYMENTS ARE DELAYED – SENATOR was last modified: October 11th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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 farmersgortahorkSenator Brian O’Domhnailllast_img read more

MICHAEL MURPHY NAMED IN STARTING LINE-UP FOR DONEGAL

first_imgMichael Murphy is to start against Derry at MacCumhaill Park in Ballybofey this afternoon.The Glenswilly man has been out for almost three months and it was thought unlikely that he would start.But Jim McGuinness has put out what appears to be his strongest squad possible to stave off the danger of neighbours Derry. Murphy has been named in midfield but it’s unlikely the big man will play there.Eamon McGee is also in but Rory Kavanagh has not been named in the starting line-up.Heavy rain has left conditions difficult at MacCumhaill Park.There has been huge traffic tailbacks as far as Drumkeen for the game as people leave it until the last minute to get to the game. WE will bring you updates form the game as it develops. MICHAEL MURPHY NAMED IN STARTING LINE-UP FOR DONEGAL was last modified: June 16th, 2012 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)last_img read more

Avant Paces Men’s Golf To Open The Kingsmill Intercollegiate

first_imgWILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Tommi Avant fired a two-over, 72, to lead the Drake University men’s golf team in the first round of the Kingsmill Intercollegiate on Sunday in Williamsburg, Va. The Bulldogs will play the second round of the Kingsmill Intercollegiate on Monday. As a team, Drake is in ninth-place out of 22 teams with a score of 300 (+20) and is just six strokes behind fifth-place Marshall. Avant’s 72 put him tied for 12th-place through 18 holes. Drew Ison, Matt Lavery and Jack Kennedy all shot a 76.   Despite battling illness, freshman Chase Wicklund recorded a 78 to round out the Bulldogs’ effort.center_img “I was glad Chase [Wicklund} was able to play since he had been sick the past two days and had been in bed for 48 hours. He is not 100 percent but battled through it,” said Lewis. “We played in very tough conditions with temperatures in the 30’s. We were originally scheduled to play this morning but we were delayed due to snow,” Drake head coach Matt Lewis said. “Tommi had a very solid round today. The rest of the guys had up and down days.”  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

JULIA (106) ON HOW TO LIVE A LONG LIFE

first_imgJulia, left, celebrates her birthday this week with flowers and right, sh stands at her home in Rathmullan which she lived in for 104 years.A Donegal woman who has just turned 106 has put her long life down to a hardy lifestyle – and not buying food from shops!Julia McAteer, who is originally from Rathmullan, now lives at Nazareth Housing nursing home in Fahan.But for 104 years of her life she lived outside Rathmullan in this tiny one-roomed house. And for 90 of those years this remarkable woman got by without electricity or running water.She insists that shop bought food just isn’t as good as home grown.She is registered in the 1911 Census of Ireland as a 3 year old.Julia is a non-drinker, a non-smoker and worked hard down the years. She never married and has led a very independent life. She was surrounded by her family including grand nephews and nieces for her birthday. JULIA (106) ON HOW TO LIVE A LONG LIFE was last modified: August 29th, 2014 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) Tags:106birthdayJulia McAteerRathmullanlast_img read more

A’s pick up one, decline another option on pair of relievers

first_imgThe A’s declined the $5.75 million option on left-handed reliever Jake Diekman. Diekman came to Oakland at the trade deadline from Kansas City with an 0-6 record and 4.75 ERA. He was sometimes unhittable, but inconsistent with walk issues in his time with the A’s, drawing up a 4.43 ERA in 28 games.The A’s now have five players on the books for 2020 (Petit, Joakim Soria, Khris Davis, Stephen Piscotty and Mike Fiers) totaling in $42 million committed money. There are 12 players eligible for arbitration.SEASON PASS DIGITAL OFFERIf you have not already, we strongly encourage you to sign up for a digital subscription, which gives you access to all content on the Mercury News and East Bay Times websites. With your support, we can continue bringing these stories — and much more — to your screens. Here’s where to sign up for the season pass: Mercury News, East Bay Times. The Oakland A’s exercised their $5.5 million option on right-handed reliever Yusmeiro Petit, in perhaps what was one of the easier decisions for the organization this offseason.Petit had a 2.71 ERA and and a .194 opponents batting average in 83.1 innings. Perhaps the most telling stat: Petit appeared in 80 games, which led the American League.He was manager Bob Melvin’s go-to guy, never wavering in his dominance and resilience even in the face of adversity. Petit’s father, Alberto, died in September. Complicated travel plans had Petit decide to forgo a trip to his hometown of Maracaibo, Venezuela, and stay with the team.He pitched five days later. His teammates constantly spoke of his leadership skills. MLB Winter Meetings: A’s trade for Phillies’ Rule 5 pick in transaction flurry Player to be named later in A’s Jurickson Profar trade revealed Former Oakland A’s lefty Brett Anderson finds new home with Brewers center_img What A’s winter ball performances can tell us about the second base race MLB Winter Meetings: A’s lose All-Star closer, Coliseum to add more netting Related Articleslast_img read more

IoT Tech Helps Oil and Gas Industry’s Skills Shortage

first_imgUber vs Lyft: Battling for Supremacy Related Posts CEOs in Troubled Waters (with Myriam Joire from… Tags:#automation#gas#IIoT#industry#IoT#oil#Skills There has been much hype about IIoT (Industrial IoT), with promises to improve efficiency, reduce risks, and increase profits. Along with the implementation of other new technologies, it’s being called the fourth industrial revolution. Experts are predicting that it will be more disruptive than any that have gone before and one of the most significant changes will be in the way we work. IoT tech helps oil and gas industry’s skills shortage.The oil and gas industry is currently facing a skills shortage. A survey of more than 17,000 industry professionals found that 40% of respondents felt that a crisis had already hit the industry, with a further 28% expecting it to take hold in the next five years.This is due to several factors, including skilled workers retiring or leaving the sector and a lack of younger people who want to fill those roles. The volatility of the price of oil has led to some workers deciding to seek more stable employment.A Skills Pipeline ProblemAccording to HR Magazine, nearly half of employees in the sector will soon reach retirement age. They estimate that the North Sea oil and gas industry needs to recruit and train 125,000 workers in the next 10 years to replace those who will retire.The Global Energy Talent Index (GETI) report lays the blame on cuts to graduate recruitment and apprenticeships during the oil downturn as well as young graduates now being attracted more to work in the technology sector.Attracting New Talent to the Oil and Gas IndustryWe also shouldn’t overlook the appeal (or lack of appeal) to young people of working in the oil and gas industry as a factor in the skills shortage.According to Hannah Peet, managing director at Energy Jobline, “For many, the power industry has a reputation for being dull and old-fashioned … Young, digitally-skilled graduates don’t see energy as an exciting sector to go into. For those that do look at energy, it’s the renewables sector that catches [their] attention.”Many young people may see working in renewables as a career path with better long term prospects as well as one which is more closely aligned with their values.Engineering jobs in the renewable sector have continued to grow and, in some areas, they outstrip those in the oil and gas sector.A report from the US Department of Energy (DOE) in 2017 revealed that solar energy in the US employs more people than traditional coal, gas, and oil combined. In the Electric Power Generation sector, solar energy accounts for the most significant proportion of employers, and wind energy is the third largest.Technology Could Be Part of the Skills Shortage SolutionAutomation and the use of IoT technology could help to make up for the current shortage of skilled workers. IoT applications can make the oil and gas industry more efficient, allowing companies to produce more with fewer workers.IoT technology could also enable more employees to work from a central base rather than on-site. This would decrease the costly (and dangerous) need for engineers to travel to remote and locations. Helicopter flights to take workers to and from difficult to access sites (for example, off-shore oil rigs) can cost roughly £10,000 per flight.Using IoT technology allows engineers to monitor equipment from a central base. Norwegian-based energy company Statoil has been exploring onshore remote monitoring of oil and gas production platforms. They work with automation control and instrumentation experts at Honeywell Process Solutions to remotely operate a periodically-manned offshore production platform in the North Sea from a control center onshore.They hope to reduce the operating costs and improve safety at a production platform at Valemon, which sits in about 440 feet of water on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, approximately 160km west of Bergen. It’s in remote and challenging locations like this where remote working could be particularly useful.Statoil built a brand-new control room onshore, where platform operators (the people in charge of the functioning and safety of the rig) can view a full data visualization screen. In this way, they can quickly assess any issues on the plant without needing to travel offshore.As well as reducing costs, this can help to attract workers as they no longer have to be helicoptered to remote locations and spend weeks at a time living in cramped conditions.“We’re not removing the operators; we’re just moving them to a better environment. And it attracts more people, especially young people,” said Paul Adamson, senior systems consultant at Honeywell.How IoT is Currently Being Used in the Oil and Gas IndustryIoT can improve the oil and gas industry in a variety of ways. Smart sensors can be used to monitor machines so parts can be repaired or replaced as needed. This kind of predictive maintenance reduces downtime and improves safety. Machines will be maintained when they need to be (increasing safety) and only when they need to be (reducing downtime).Safety can also be improved through environmental monitoring. Air quality sensors can be embedded in workers’ clothing, ensuring that they are not exposed to dangerous gases.Lagging Behind Other SectorsCurrently, the oil and gas industry is the least automated industrial sector, according to Morgan Stanley and the International Energy Agency, leaving this sector with a vast scope for advancement.So, what is preventing this sector from fully embracing new technologies? There is a mixture of things which are holding the industry back, including a lack of digital skills, an overly fixed mindset in some parts of the industry, and challenges around connectivity.The Oil and Gas Industry Requires Robust, Remote ConnectivityOil and gas drilling sites are usually in remote locations and often experience extreme weather conditions. From oil rigs in the turbulent North Sea to those in the baking heat of the desert, ensuring these locations have access to reliable, robust connectivity is a significant challenge. Luckily, some companies offer robust, reliable connectivity tailored to the energy industry.Pod Group’s M2M SIM cards can come programmed with multiple networks or with multiple IMSIs (International Mobile Subscriber Identity). These SIMs automatically switch to another system if one network loses connectivity. The multi-IMSI SIMs are even more fail-safe as they have the ability to switch to a completely different network architecture if necessary.Pod Group’s IoT SIMs are ideal for mission-critical applications and give customers the peace of mind they need when operating in remote areas where coverage can be problematic. Pod Group has agreements with over 600 networks in 185 countries and offers flexible contracts to keep even the most demanding applications connected.A Shortage of Digital SkillsWhile IoT may help combat the shortage of skilled oil and gas workers, the irony is that there is also a shortage of workers with the necessary IoT and data analysis skills.Worryingly, this skills gap seems to be increasing. Research from JBKnowlege shows that lack of IT staff was cited as the most limiting factor affecting the adoption of new technology by 36.8% of respondents in 2014 and 39.1% in 2017.The industry has a shortage of various types of skilled workers. As in most industries, the adoption of IoT technology and further automation will lead to a reduction in some types of jobs. However, it will also lead to an increase in others and to entirely new jobs being created.The Future of Employment in IndustryThe need for manual jobs will decrease. Any process which needs to be done consistently and where there is no need to respond flexibly to situations will become automated.There will be growth in jobs which require the types of skills which, as yet, machines are not good at. Jobs which require agile thinking, taking the initiative, management skills, and the ability to empathize.There will be a need for skilled professionals who know how to install and work with IoT technology such as smart sensors which will transmit information from remote oil and gas sites to centralized control centers.To survive and thrive in all sectors, not just oil and gas, employers will need to prioritize, allowing employees to develop and utilize these skills. They will replace employees who behave like automatons. Companies that do not sufficiently value the human skills that their workers bring to the table will be outpaced by those that do.center_img A Review of Instagram Marketing by Matthew Lucas Alice Gillam 4 Ways You Can Make Your Workplace an Engine of…last_img read more

Xiaomi Redmi 5 official images, full specs and price leaked online

first_imgXiaomi’s Redmi 4 successor, aka the Redmi 5, may be on its way to the market — in China, to begin with — sooner than one would have imagined. Official product shots and full specs of the alleged Redmi 5 have now found their way on to the Internet leaving nothing to the imagination. If that wasn’t enough, even their supposed pricing is now out in the open.As per the images shared on social media website Weibo, the Redmi 5 will come with a full-metal body and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. It will sport a 5-inch 1080p display which will be a first for any Xiaomi phone selling under Rs 10,000. It will broadly be available in two variants: one with Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 and 3GB RAM and another with Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 and 4GB RAM. While the Snapdragon 625 version will further have 16GB and 32GB storage options, the Snapdragon 630 powered Redmi 5 will reportedly be available in 64GB storage option only. All the versions will support expandable storage.Furthermore, the Redmi 5 will offer a 16-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The dual-SIM phone will run Android Nougat-based MIUI 9 and come with a 3,680mAh battery with fast charging.In terms of pricing, the Redmi 5 will reportedly start at 859 CNY (which roughly translates to Rs 8,139) for the 3GB RAM/16GB storage version and go all the way to 1,099 CNY (which roughly translates to Rs 10,413) for the 4GB RAM/64GB storage version. The 3GB RAM/32GB storage version will reportedly be priced at 1,039 CNY (which roughly translates to Rs 9,844).advertisementXiaomi may also be silently working on a Redmi 4A successor, aka the Redmi 5A, which may launch alongside the Redmi Note 5. An image doing the rounds of the Internet recently showed off what was said to be a retail box, or rather, retail boxes of the alleged Redmi 5A.The Redmi 4A is currently the most affordable smartphone in the company’s Redmi-range in India and can be considered as a toned-down version of the Redmi 3S Prime, or for that matter, an even more affordable Redmi 3S. In India, the phone sells for Rs 5,999. The Redmi 5A is expected to be on similar lines.Also Read: Xiaomi Redmi 4 review: Redmi 3S Prime HD remasterlast_img read more

Common Headline Writing Myths We Should All Stop Believing

first_img Originally published Sep 10, 2014 8:00:00 AM, updated July 28 2017 Topics: Is that a lame title — “Common Headline Writing Myths We Should All Stop Believing”?I could have tried something with a lot more sizzle and punch, right? Like these …OMG! I Just Discovered Why I’m Losing Traffic! Wait Until You See Them!I Won’t Be Able To Sleep For Weeks! The Freaky Reasons Why I’m Losing Traffic! Mind: Blown! This Guy Knew Something Was Wrong With His Traffic. Wait Until You Find Out What He Discovered!Can This Be Real? The Secrets That I Just Realized About My Traffic! My Life Will Never Be The Same!You’ve seen titles like that. You’ve clicked them. And you’ve wondered, should I be writing titles like this?This style of headline (combined with a few well-placed pictures) is popularized by viral sites to generate huge amounts of traffic. Who wouldn’t want to click on videos of Coke in toilet bowls, men hugging lions, and babies sticking their hands in dog’s mouths?Though headlines like these have been popularlized, they often perpetuate some of the most deadly headline creation myths. I’m going to take you on a tour of just a few of them, and hopefully caution you against some of the traffic-killing side effects that they may have. Debunking Common Headline Writing MythsMyth #1: Always write curiosity gap headlines.Truth: Overusing curiosity gap titles can ruin your credibility.One of the most successful headline styles has been the “curiosity gap” headline, also known as the “emotional intrigue” headline. The information gap theory of curiosity states that people are driven by the desire to gain some new knowledge or information. When a headline can successfully create such a gap in a user’s knowledge, it pulls them in with an intense feeling of curiosity.The idea was explained by George Loewenstein in his monograph, “The Psychology of Curiosity” published by the American Psychological Association. FastCoDesign explained the theory succinctly:First, a situation reveals a painful gap in our knowledge (that’s the headline), and then we feel an urge to fill this gap and ease that pain (that’s the click). The downside of the information- or curiosity-gap theory is that it can degrade credibility if the content doesn’t deliver on what the headline promises. A headline is the reader’s first opportunity to determine credibility. If a headline does not immediately establish integrity, then the content is less likely to be trusted. (And being trusted is what makes people actually read your article — which is what you wanted them to do in the first place.)Do clickbait headlines work? Absolutely. Are they okay for some sites or articles? Sure. Does that mean you should use them in every piece of your content marketing? Maybe not.In other words, mind the gap.Myth #2: Write salacious or sensational headlines.Truth: Sensational titles can alienate your readers. There’s a ton of clickable value in sensational headlines, but they also come with a long-term traffic-stopping effect. But let me drive back to a crucial starting point in headline creation — is this right for your audience? Perhaps it is. But perhaps, like many writers have experienced, the only benefit of a headline that drips with voyeuristic appeal is a few extra clickthroughs and then a fistful of lost traffic. As soon as people get to your site and realize that the link has been a ploy to get more traffic, they’ll bounce — possibly forever.Myth #3: Embrace shocking headlines.Truth: Shocking headlines can reduce your perceived value to existing readers. Is there value to shocking headlines? There may be some limited traffic uptick, but such headlines don’t often provide true value.We love to be shocked. Surprising experiences release a surge of dopamine into our system — the feel-good neurotransmitter. With this kind of experience, shock value headlines are appealing on a surface level.On another level, however, they are empty and unfulfilling. Here’s why:Shocking headlines lack depth. The headline gets us, but is there content to back it up? Only rarely.Shocking headlines feel desperate. In the vast quantity of information on the Internet, it’s hard to get clicks, shares, and reads. We have to stretch to get to a high degree of shock. And when we do that, it’s obvious and unappealing.Shocking headlines are void of quality. Shocking tabloid-like headlines often lead to articles that are built upon opinion or rumor rather than reliable fact. This is a dangerous place to be as a content marketer.Moz’s Isla McKetta nailed it when she wrote:For me, reading headlines on BuzzFeed and Upworthy and their ilk is like talking to the guy at the party with all those super wild anecdotes. He’s entertaining, but I don’t believe a word he says, soon wish he would shut up, and can’t remember his name five seconds later. Maybe I don’t believe in clickability as much as I thought …So where does this lead us? If we reject the myths of popular headline creation, then what do we do? Can we write a perfect headline?How to Write the Perfect HeadlineI’m convinced that there is no such thing as the perfect headline. Searching for the perfect headline is like finding the perfect cloud. What defines a perfect cloud? What if it’s gone by the time I look? Why is that one perfect, and not the one that it morphs into two minutes later?Headlines follow trends. They adjust to the nuances of cultural interest. They vary within a changing subcultural milieu. Most importantly, the ideal headline depends 100% on the particular audience to which it is addressed.Here is what you can do to write btter headlines.Think about what your readers want.Your goal is not just to write a headline that builds up tons of clicks. Instead, you want a headline that speaks to the interests and needs of your readership. What if the New York Times, for example, started featuring articles about mind-blowing pictures of baby seals swimming in bathtubs with babies, or some other silly style of headline? I think that would probably not be the type of headline that their readership is interested in. Similarly Macrumors could hardly get away with an article about Biggest Collection of Most Hilarious Cat Videos of All Time.Don’t just think about how a headline will attract more traffic — think about if it’s attracting more of the right traffic. Sustain credibility.Your authority and reputation as an author is on the line when you create a headline. That headline will be attached to your name for the forever of the Internet. What does that headline say about your credibility? Can you be trusted by your audience to provide relevant news and trustworthy information? Barry Schwartz (the psychologist, not the SEO) is probably never going to write an article like this:Why not? Because Barry Schwartz is a respected author, a professor, and a leader in decision psychology. So don’t just focus on how a headline could bring in more of your readers — think about how it helps shape their perception of you.Deliver value.Value is more important than clickability. Articles that deliver on the promise of the headline and help solve problems are the kind of articles that will give long term significance to your readers.The problem with a lot of the clickbait articles is that they don’t hold up their end of the bargain — after a user clicks on the title, they find themselves staring at an article that was way over-hyped. In the end, don’t spend your time chasing the perfect headline in order to garner more clicks. Instead, focus on crafting a headline that will bring you more readers (not clickers), sustain your credibility, and bring value to your audience.Image credit: MondayDotscenter_img Blog Headlines Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more