NORFOLKIt's likely too good to be true. There's been another red panda sighting, but this time there's also a photo. A picture of a red panda seemingly strolling through the woods was sent Monday to the Virginia Zoo, 10 months after Sunny the infamous red panda went missing. "This is very likely a hoax," zoo director Greg Bockheim said in an email. Bockheim said he didn't know who sent the picture, but the zoo did contact animal control in the Fairfax, Va., area.
NORFOLKPetty Officer 2nd Class Tani Lambert was all set for her push-up contest Sunday.The day before, her superiors asked if she’d want to do the contest since she’s into cross fit. Thinking she’d be up against other sailors, she agreed. Turns out, she only had one opponent: Michael Vick.Petty Officer 2nd Class Tani Lambert challenged @MichaelVick a push-up contest. Who do you think won?
All 15 of the state's public four-year colleges and universities, as well as the community colleges and seven private institutions, will be waiving their application fees for students next week.The College Application Week initiative will take place Nov. 13 to 17. The goal, according to the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, which is sponsoring the program, is to open the college application process to students with limited resources.
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".