Everyone thought the snakes would be gone by now. But they are lingering, months after a summer deluge pushed them out of their hiding spots and into people’s yards. Although they usually stay hidden, that’s not the case in some South Florida neighborhoods. And it’s not just your garden variety snake that is showing up. The venomous Cottonmouth has been such a problem in one Pembroke Pines community that many families canceled their Halloween trick-or-treating.
Patriotism was in full bloom Saturday in Fort Lauderdale where the public — under the shadow of a statue of a war hero — thanked veterans and, the mayor pledged to help returning service members transition back to civilian life. Among the approximately 50 veterans who showed up at the the Riverwalk near the Wayne Huizenga Pavilion at 11 a.m. was David B. Brown, a 92-year-old World War II veteran who served in the Army from 1943 to 1946. He was stationed in Europe for about a year.
When Miramar city employees worked on a holiday, they were paid three-and-a-half times their normal rate — more than other municipalities and more than the city had intended to pay. The reason: A single sentence on page 13 of an 85-page contract that the legal staff had not reviewed. It stated all workers would be given holidays off with normal pay, but those who had to work would be paid two-and-a-half times normal pay.
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".