Several emergency blood drives are planned for the next week. Christopher Millette @ETNMillette
What's happening:The Community Blood Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania and Western New York has launched an emergency blood drive to offset low supplies. "We are in a shortage at this time," said Jennifer Brownlee, community relations manager for the Blood Bank. Between Dec. 26 and Dec. 30, donations were 30 percent below normal, she said.Why:In a word: weather.
Christopher Millette @ETNMillette
Veronica Rexford, center, directs traffic as children come and go Thursday from the E.F. Smith Quality of Life Learning Center. The children were leaving the after-school program for the day. "It seems more chaotic than it is," said Rexford, 47, the development and outreach coordinator at the center. "There are a lot of families, and they walk home together."
Since the 2016 presidential election, America has become fired up about politics in a way that the country as a whole wasn’t before. We’ve seen it in the massive wave of activism and resistance , in people contacting their federal representatives, and in an amped-up interest in special congressional elections . There’s also been a huge increase in people running for office, mostly at the local level. And that’s great, but it’s only part of the equation.
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".