Stacks of dead trees, chainsawed into scores of individual pieces, litter North Miami Avenue like demented Lincoln Logs. Inside the Miami Cemetery, the city’s oldest, the detritus of Hurricane Irma remains sprinkled over the graves of those killed in action from World War II to Vietnam, on the men and women who lived in this city when it was little more than swampland and around the children of those pioneers who died from long-curable diseases.
“It’s only when you have a near-death experience that you truly learn how to live,” he says to me, sitting back on his hands. I nod and we both turn to look at the lake’s breathtaking blue water, the way it sparkles in stark contrast to the snow-capped mountains in the distance, our silence bridging the gap between us. I’ve just met this man—a friend of my friend’s boyfriend, who suffers from epilepsy and has nearly died from frequent seizures more than once.
PISA changed all of this. In 2006, following the Daugherty Review’s recommendations, Davidson entered Wales into the program. Before the first report came out, however, Jane Hutt had taken over as minister. Wales didn’t score exceptionally well, but it also didn’t rank significantly lower than the other home nations. Hutt reacted to the news coolly.
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".