Saying 'no' is not always a negative thing.For instance, when you are tempted to eat a fifth piece of pizza.Or when someone offers you one more beer. Or when you’re trying to decide whether to walk across that sheet of ice because it’s a short cut.How many of us can look back on our lives and think of a time when we should have said no?There are times in government when saying 'no' can have an impact.
John Skipper is filling in the gaps. The former president of ESPN, who unexpectedly resigned from his position in December, revealed in a candid interview with The Hollywood Reporter that he left the network due to an extortion plot involving someone from whom Skipper bought cocaine. The 62-year-old told THR’s James Andrew Miller that despite saying he resigned so he could seek treatment for substance addiction, he claimed that he infrequently used the drug and it never interfered with his job.
“Trains and train whistles are as much a part of our environment in North Iowa as sunrises and sunsets. But sunrises and sunsets are less frequent and they are quieter.”Last Tuesday, after nearly two decades of neighborhood meetings, negotiations with the Union Pacific Railroad, then more meetings and more negotiations, the City Council learned that “quiet zones” could be in place at several rail crossings as early as next month.
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".