The newly renovated Andy Warhol Bridge in Pittsburgh is ready for traffic. Photo credit: Allegheny CountyThe rehab of the Andy Warhol Bridge in downtown Pittsburgh is finished, and the bridge will reopen November 18 after being closed since August 2016. Also known as the 7th Street Bridge, it opened in 1926 as one of the first self-anchored suspension bridges in the United States.
Two Virginia Department of Transportation officials and three contractors pleaded guilty to a bribery scheme in which the officials awarded snowplowing contracts in exchange for some of the profits, according to The Washington Post. VDOT officials Kenneth D. Adams, 42, and Anthony Willie, 55, took about $500,000 in bribes and have pleaded guilty to federal charges of fraud conspiracy, the Post reports. The contractors who paid the bribes also pleaded guilty.
“Nannie” the tunnel boring machine during the Anacostia River Tunnel’s construction. The Anacostia River Tunnel Project in Washington, D.C., has won an international tunneling award. The project, designed to prevent raw sewage from overflowing into the river, was named the Sustainability Initiative of the Year by the International Tunneling and Underground Space Association (ITA). The ITA presented nine tunneling awards, with the Anacostia tunnel the only U.S. winner.
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".