A seasoned transactional attorney, I made the turn to my first love of writing following the 2012 publication of my book, Fifty-Fifty, The Clarity of Hindsight, I now write legal commentary in The Asia Times and in the syndicated L.A.Daily Journal, where I've had the privilege of interviewing, am...
Following Sri Lanka’s peaceful independence from Britain in 1948, relative calm ensued for decades – but that was followed by a quarter century of civil war along ethnic lines that raged between the Sinhalese government and the Tamil LTTE, known as the Tamil Tigers, from 1983. Hostilities finally ended in 2009, and with open elections in 2015 resulting in the presidency of Maithripala Sirisena, the restoration of democracy and freedoms is well underway.
As someone who often flies well more than 100,000 miles a year, I get excited about gadgets that can make my traveling life easier and more streamlined. At the 2018 International Travel Goods Show in Las Vegas, which concludes Thursday, hundreds of manufacturers from around the globe show off their latest wares, creating a sort of gizmo, widget and luggage Nirvana. Here are a few of my favorites, which travelers may find useful, beautifying and just plain fun.
As someone who often flies more than 100,000 miles a year, I get excited about gadgets that can make my traveling life easier and more streamlined. At the 2018 International Travel Goods Show in Las Vegas, which concludes Thursday, hundreds of manufacturers from around the globe show off their latest wares, creating a sort of gizmo, widget and luggage Nirvana. Here are a few of my favorites, which travelers may find useful, beautifying and just plain fun.
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".