Dreaming of that perfect house — for your dog? The Philly Home Show this weekend, from Jan. 19 to 21, includes an exhibit called “Barkitecture Village” featuring five dog houses donated to the Providence Animal Center in Media. The houses are currently part of a silent auction to benefit the no-kill shelter that placed more than 4,000 cats and dogs in permanent homes last year, said Justina Calgiano, a spokeswoman for the center. The shelter, formerly the Delaware County SPCA, relies on donations.
Following a hearing that was marked by disturbing descriptions of what he wanted to do to children, Alex Capasso, former chef at a series of high-profile Philadelphia restaurants, was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years in federal prison for his guilty plea to a child-pornography related charge. Without the plea deal, Capasso, described by his primary victim’s mother as a “monster,” had faced life in prison if he had been convicted at trial.
The Philly region’s favorite convenience is expanding its delivery service to South Jersey. Wawa’s Cherry Hill store at 500 Route 38 will be the first in the Garden State to allow nearby customers in dire need of hoagies, chips, doughnuts, or sweet tea to get them delivered to their homes or offices, the chain announced Thursday.
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".