It seems at last to be winding down, with traffic lanes restored in both directions and a significant reduction in the dust, noise and machinery that made the locale so miserable. Anybody who uses Union Station or regularly drives along Front St. is painfully aware of how disruptive that Union Station and the area around it has been over the past few years. What’s up with those wire contraptions on Front St., that look better suited to a steel cage match for pro wrestlers than construction?
What to do about cement trucks that slop dollops of their cargo on the road, where it hardens into a raised rock? Concrete is the glue in the condo towers, buildings and new homes that keep going up. An amalgam of cement powder, sand, gravel and water, it requires constant churning to stay soft enough to work with. That’s where the redi-mix truck comes in, its fat cylinder behind the cab steadily revolving to maintain an even consistency until the wet cement is delivered to a construction site.
When the way into a city park is a lot more accessible to some than others, somebody is getting the short end of the stick. Most of us take ease of movement for granted and think nothing of tiptoeing around or over whatever is in our way. It’s much more of a blessing than we will ever know, no matter what we think. But for those who aren’t so blessed, small concessions that improve mobility can be the difference between getting where they want to go, or being left behind.
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".