Ryan Carlson’s dance career had gone well. A graduate of Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, Carlson landed his first job as a professional dancer with the Bad Boys of Dance because James Boyd, a member of the Bad Boys, was a fellow Douglas Anderson graduate. Not long after, he landed a role in a national tour of “Flashdance — the Musical,” which came through Jacksonville in 2013. Up to that point, Carlson had been steadily employed. But when “Flashdance” ended, Carlson decided to give up dancing.
Robert L. Wears, a professor in the department of emergency medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine — Jacksonville, died Sunday. He was 70. Wears was one of the country’s leading experts in patient safety. His research focused on human factors and included the study of team dynamics during emergency department shift changes. Wears also studied the impact of information technology on safety and quality in health-care organizations.
For the last seven years, C.J. and Vickie Smith have welcomed a series of puppies into their home, raised the puppies and then given them up after about 18 months. “It’s the hardest thing we love to do,” said C.J. Smith. The dogs, to whom they have taught 30 commands and provided basic obedience instruction and socialization, go to Canine Companions for Independence (www.cci.org), which trains them to become service dogs who help people with all types of disabilities except blindness and seizures.
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".