By Larry Higgs NJ Advance Media The derailment of an NJ Transit train Wednesday morning at Penn Station, New York, is the latest in a series of accidents and other travails over the past year for the beleaguered agency. It started with a fatal train crash in Hoboken last September, continued with four derailments in 2017 and was followed by a summer of track work by Amtrak at busy Penn Station which diverted a quarter of the trains that go to and from New York.
When you blow out the candles on your birthday cake in 2018, that will be a reminder that you should have renewed your driver's license. Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill into law in June changing license expiration dates from the end of the month to a driver's birthdate. But there is some confusion among drivers about what happens when the law takes effect. Should they renew their current license on their birthday or by the expiration date on the license?
Are the tensions between the United States and North Korea going to affect gas prices? They will, but not in the way drivers might expect, experts said. "People say that war is bullish for oil and commodities. It is in the Persian Gulf, this is different," said Tom Kloza, Oil Price Information Service global petroleum expert. "We've seen oil and gas prices back off a bit." The reason is that Northeast Asia is a large importer of commodities, including oil.
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".