More than 5,000 animals were given a shot at finding their forever homes last year, thanks to a new program from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). The program, called the WaterShed Animal Fund Rescue Ride, takes animals from overcrowded shelters in the south and brings them to northern shelters with more room. The Dubuque Regional Humane Society is one of those destination shelters. In all, the program moved more than 1,100 cats and 4,500 dogs.
While cold temperatures and even colder wind chills drive most of us inside, there's one group heading out to face it head on. The Flat Iowa Society Bicycle Club hits the trails twice a week and sometimes on the weekends, hitting anywhere from 15 to 50 miles. And no, what it's like outside doesn't make a difference to them. "We make it out no matter what. We've been down here in wind chills of -35 and -40," said Lisa Mormann, a member of the club. So what's the key to staying warm?
The junior earned a perfect score on his ACT test--a 36, according to a press release from the school. According to ACT, only about a tenth of students who take the test earn a perfect score. They say only 2,760 students in the 2017 graduating class achieved that score. In a letter to the student recognizing this exceptional achievement, ACT Chief Executive Officer Marten Roorda stated, “Your achievement on the ACT is significant and rare.
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".