- In this week's edition of Firehouse Friday, FOX 5 hit the road to get the scoop on the HAZMAT response team of Station 464 in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. The HAZMAT team is specially trained and equipped to respond a variety of calls. “We’re one of four firehouses on Fort Belvoir that provide emergency services to our military community here,” Cpt. Dan Wedding with the Fort Belvoir Fire Department explained.
- It was a homecoming at the Howard Theatre over the weekend as Tamar Braxton performed in DC for the first time in three years. The singer, reality TV star and music executive was in town promoting her new single “My Man,” which she said is both her most personal and best song ever. “It became this whole personal anthem where people can relate if you’ve been cheated on before,” Braxton explained.
Summer means grilling-- and that means corn on the cob.. but who says it has to be the plain old kind you're used to? Blogger Joanne Ozug of Fifteen Spatulas showed us four ways you can make your corn on the cob the hit of your next cookout. Here are the recipes we mentioned on Good Day DC, courtesy of Fifteen Spatulas:How to cook the corn:Shuck the corn, then boil in salted water* for 7-8 minutes, until the kernels are tender. Drain the corn, then it's ready for toppings.
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".