Several years ago, one of those weird bits of trivia struck me. Alan Greenspan, chairman of the Federal Reserve in the United States from 1987-2007, de facto chief economist and banker of the world, apparently derived a great deal from book, Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand. He eventually became a friend and collaborator of Rand and was deeply tied to her philosophy of objectivism. I’ve never got around to reading it, but it’s likely the next on my audiobook listening list.
The case of Debra Hamann of Bienfait, who is facing several charges in relation to a fatal highway collision on June 24 has been put on hold while she undergoes a 28-day rehabilitation therapy program. Hamann had been charged with one count of impaired driving causing death, one count of driving while over .08 causing death and one count of dangerous driving causing death. All three charges are under the Criminal Code.
Some numbers are drilled into your head forever. Birthdays. Anniversaries. Social Insurance Numbers. And then there’s phone numbers. The first phone number I remember is 594-2650. That’s my Dad’s number. It’s the number I grew up with. My hands could dial it without looking. The 426 makes a nice diamond pattern. Back when they had “touch tone phones” that could also be switched to pulse, I could dial it simply by clicking the main button.
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".