STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The city Health Department will conduct another aerial larvicide application of the season in marsh and other non-residential areas of Staten Island on Friday, August 25, and again on Monday and Tuesday, between the hours of 6 a.m. and 7 p.m., weather-permitting. While three days are allotted for this activity, the application may be completed in less time, the department advised. Helicopters will be used to drop mosquito larvicide pellets; no spraying will be done.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Staten Island consumers who may have received a phone call -- or several calls -- informing them that they're eligible for a free cruise, may may be entitled to collect up to $900 under terms of a class-action settlement against the offenders. A lawsuit filed in 2012, called Charvat v. Carnival et al, said that the company behind the automated robocalls, Resort Marketing Group, contacted thousands of people through a telemarketing campaign.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- We know it's hot out, but expect Powerball fever to turn up the heat even more. There was no big winner in Saturday's Powerball drawing, pushing the big prize for Wednesday's drawing to a whopping $650 million, Lottery officials said. The prize has grown this large because no one has matched all six numbers in more than two months. The total is the third largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history and the second largest in Powerball history.
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".