Driving around in search of deals and discounts this weekend can use up a lot of gas. But the simple act of filling up at the pump can make even the most astute among us a sitting duck for a crook with an illegal card skimmer. Skimmers are usually attached to a gas pump in such a way that makes them nearly impossible for a customer to detect. Ed Bides with Florida Capital Bank said although it’s hard to tell the difference, there is a way.
It’s crunch-time for the Federal Emergency Management Agency as Floridians impacted by Hurricane Irma scramble to meet this Friday’s deadline to register for disaster relief. FEMA spokesman Gerard Hammink said on First Coast Connect Tuesday that the agency has already distributed around $900 million in disaster aid and completed 97% of the required site inspections in Florida. But, he said, that’s not to say some people haven’t fallen through the cracks.
A group of more than 50 students, faculty members and community activists gathered at the University of North Florida Monday morning to protest suspended student Ken Parker’s actions. Parker, who has a history as a white supremacist, was suspended last week for a social media message showing him holding a gun and threatening members of the Students for a Democratic Society, a group associated with the Black Lives Matter movement. His student disciplinary hearing was at 9 a.m. at Alumni Hall.
Waiting for UNF student Ken Parker to emerge from his disciplinary hearing while the protest continues behind me. JSO presence isn’t costing UNF anything, according to UNF officials. .@WJCTJaxhttps://t.co/CisynrKXdP
UNF Student group threatened by Ken Parker on social media rallies in support of diversity and inclusion. Parker’s disciplinary hearing was set for 9 this morning. Decision about his future at UNF expected later today. .@WJCTJaxhttps://t.co/hhyHpIcDUI
UNF faculty in front of Alumni Hall showing their support for diversity on campus. They’re one of several groups expected to demonstrate for and against student Ken Parker who was suspended last week after his threatening post surfaced on social media. .@WJCTJaxhttps://t.co/UEJmP7Bknn
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".