NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A New Haven woman who rode out Hurricane Irma inside a bathroom and became trapped and stranded in St. Maarten is finally back home. She, along with hundreds of other American tourists, was rescued by the U.S. Military. “They got women and children. The elderly people who were medically compromised,” explained Pittman.
Related Coverage(WTNH) — A New Haven woman is lucky to be alive. She’s vacationing in St. Maarten and rode out the devastating Category 5 Hurricane Irma barricaded in a bathroom with five of her friends. Her mother, here in New Haven was terrified as it all played out. News 8 spoke with them on Thursday. They credit the power of prayer in getting through the historic storm. The catastrophic Hurricane Irma hammered St. Maarten. This was not the dream vacation that Shandrea Pittman has planned.
(WTNH)– As your kids head back to school, you’re most likely doing all kinds of preps as a parent. One of the things you should talk to them about is social media and how to use it safely. Parents, you of course want your kids to get a great education. And you can help their overall school experience by educating yourself with social media. So do you know how to send a Snapchat? Or watch a video on Instagram?
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".