As we empathize with the Texas and Louisiana victims of Hurricane Harvey, and of Irma in the Caribbean islands and Florida, Delawareans should think how they could plan for possible disasters. Lessons can be learned from what those in the paths of disasters did not have time to think about as they escaped possible death. Former Delawarean Evelyn Lord has some tips you may not have considered.
"Who is the real Donald Trump" is an issue that USA Today last week put to psychiatrists and politicians. It is a question that has become ever more troubling in my mind after the frightening Charlottesville event. Is it the president who condemns racism while at the same time refusing to condemn marchers for white power? Is it the scripted Trump who assures the country that it will unite but does not admit his own equivocation?
The sad closing of the Ninth Street Bookshop and the equally sad retirement of Jack and Gemma Buckley from Wilmington’s business district sent me scurrying for historical information of downtown booksellers. The infancy is on two shelves in the Economy Press print shop of Fred Steinlein, where his wife, Alice, kept used books on sale in her bookkeeping office.
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".