"Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth. " - Muhammad AliMost non-profits and charities will tell you they simply could not stay in businesses without the support of their volunteers. And although they never do it for the praise, there are some volunteers who go above and beyond - and are worth recognizing - like this week's Someone 2 Know Clyde Takahashi. We got to visit with him at the Food Bank of Northern Nevada, just one of the places he volunteers.
It's that time of year, when country music fans in northern Nevada start thinking about Night In The Country (NITC). The 16th annual music festival kicks off next week for three days of music - and camping - in the farming fields of Yerington. Our winter flooding washed out roads leading to the venue, so some traffic routes have changed. "In the past we've used Miller Lane. This year fans will continue south to Goldfield Avenue," says Justin Aguilar, the Festival Director for NITC.
On Wednesday, Channel 2 wrapped up our 10th annual Give 2 Live Blood Drive ... A big thank you to everyone who came out and donated! We heard a lot about the need for donations, but what about the people who take them? We got up close and personal with one of the blood-draw specialists; Erika Klise. Technically, her title is phlebotomist; a person trained to collect blood from a patient's vein. Because so many of us have a fear of needles, their job requires a special personality.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".