One sunny Tuesday morning at the Kampala Hockey Grounds in Lugogo James Mangeni dribbled past one defender, lifted the ball across the goalkeeper to score a beautiful goal. Impressed, I guessed: ‘he’s scored such goals with his favourite (left) foot.’ I was wrong. Actually, that was his first time playing soccer using crutches, four years after his stronger (right) foot was amputated. Long story. Mangeni, 33, wide-chested and of sizable height, played conventional football.
2017 has been an eventful and historic year for adaptive sports. Besides the annual gala (this year it was hosted by Gulu), there has been business since the launch of the Blaze Sports International project in January, through the national trials for the World Para-Athletics Championships, the para-rowers’ entry into the International Regatta in Gavirate, Italy, the regional goalball event and Blaze Sports workshop and the inclusive sports gala.
KAMPALA. In June, coach Muhammad Hassan led eight boxers to Brazzaville, in Congo for the AFBC African Confederation Boxing Championship. Talking experience, the odds were against the Bombers because except light heavy Reagan Ssimbwa—who had been to Brazzaville at the 2015 All-Africa Games—the rest were continental first-timers. Flyweight Juma Miiro, lightwelter Musa Shadir, middleweight Yusuf Babu, heavyweight Shafic Kiwanuka and Ssimbwa did not go past the quarterfinals.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".