DADE CITY, Fla. -- You already know a week from this Saturday is Gasparilla, but did you know about another big event taking place in Tampa Bay? It's the annual Kumquat Festival in Dade City. This week's cold snap, however, might mean no fresh kumquats this year. The kumquat might be one of Florida's lesser-known fruits, but it’s just as vulnerable to cold weather as strawberries and oranges. And this week, the temperature at Greg Gude’s Dade City kumquat farm fell below 26 degrees.
TAMPA, Fla. -- If you or someone you know has not gotten the flu this year, consider yourself lucky. State health officials say Tampa Bay is now among the hardest-hit regions in the state when it comes to the influenza virus this year. Leon King says it knocked him out for close to three weeks. “Like a lot of congestion. Ear pains. Chest, back, throat,” he said. “Everyone I know, pretty much, has gotten it,” said Kristin Wittle, who had actually gotten the flu shot this year.
Before you crack another egg for breakfast, an animal rights group has a warning. The Animal Recovery Mission says it is blowing the whistle on the nation's largest egg producer - Cal-Maine. They claim horrific conditions caught on video were allegedly taken at an egg farm in Lake Wales. Animal recovery mission, or ARM, says one of its members applied for a job as a caregiver at the Cal-Maine Egg Farm in Lake Wales and shot video of hens stuffed into so-called battery cages.
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".