Over the last couple of months I have been looking into how NZ agriculture has developed over the last few decades, at the impact of the withdrawal of farming subsidies in the mid-1980s and the impact on the environment. Much of this has been new to me, the last time I studied economics was at University decades ago so economists will have to forgive me if my interpretation is rather naïve.
Sunny weather on Sunday lit up the fall colors in and around Modesto, but the National Weather Service forecasted fog overnight. Drivers should be careful as the San Joaquin Valley enters the tule fog season, which can greatly reduce visibility. Experts advise people to slow down, keep plenty of distance from the vehicles in front, and use regular rather than high-beam headlights. The forecast was for patchy fog from about 10 p.m. Sunday to 10 a.m. Monday.
Police cordoned off an area in west Modesto on Sunday to search for people believed to have fled after a traffic stop. The incident started with an officer’s attempt at about 4 p.m. to pull over a vehicle at Maze Boulevard and Emerald Avenue, said Sgt. Tom Fara of the Modesto Police Department. The driver led the officer on a pursuit, and people in the vehicle then fled on foot, Fara said.
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".