Welcome to the longest day of the year. There will be 14 hours and 54 minutes of daylight on today's summer solstice, a cause for traditional celebrations around the globe. The solstice is marked when the sun's direct rays hit the northernmost point above the Equator, shining right above the Tropic of Cancer. The earth's 23.5 degree tilt is the reason for the seasons worldwide, and when the sun hits its northernmost point many consider it the beginning of summer. That happened at 12:24 a.m. today.
Most of the county has seen the rain and thunder start by 4:20 p.m. as a line of thunderstorms moved northeastward through the area Monday afternoon. The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning at 4 p.m. effective until 4:45 p.m. A severe thunderstorm watch is active until 8 p.m. Rain is expected to fall through the night with up to an inch total falling. More rain could fall in areas of thunderstorm activity.
Wilson Robertson, 101, decided to spend this Father's Day weekend in Annapolis with his baby sister, Virginia Hurks, who is only 95. But his children wanted to spend time with their father, too. So the World War II veteran brought them along. Well, most of them anyway. It was no small feat. Robertson lives in Melville, Louisiana, a tiny burgh along the shores of the Atchafalaya River, a few miles from the Mississippi. His children are scattered. Many are in the Houston area.
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".