By BOB MICHAELS SCHENECTADY–Security and community relations were topics addressed by Niskayuna Deputy Police Chief Michael A. Stevens at the Temple Gates Brotherhood Breakfast-and-A-Speaker program on Sunday, March 4. Stevens, born and raised in Niskayuna (Nisky), is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. He has been with the Niskayuna Police Department since 2002, and deputy chief since 2015.
By BOB MICHAELS “Telling True Stories in an Age of Fake News” was Journalist Paul Grondahl’s topic at the CGOH Brotherhood Breakfast-and-A-Speaker Program on Sunday, Feb 11. “The free press,” Grondahl told those attending, “is the core of our democracy.” Grondahl is the director of the NYS Writers institute. He had visited Turkey, where Tayyip Erdogan shut down 185 news outlets in the past year, and detained and arrested some 200,000 people. “Don’t think it can’t happen here,” he warned.
By BOB MICHAELS SCHENECTADY –“Homecare: Who Cares?” was Dr. Roberta Miller’s and Dr. David Hornick’s topic at a recent Temple Gates Brotherhood Breakfast-and-A-Speaker program. Miller and Hornick co-founded Homedical Administrative Associates, which serves homebound patients in the area. Hornick recalled home visits by doctors in his youth, followed by an 11-year hiatus, when patients went to physicians’ offices and hospital emergency rooms.
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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".