The decade-long wait is finally coming to an end. After closing in late 2007, Wonders of Wildlife re-opens this week. Since 2007, when the nonprofit museum closed down for renovation, there have been a number of false-starts as far as when it would finally re-open. Well, after a significant contribution from Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris, they're opening this week, and it is spectacular. Monday morning, we got our first look at the African Hall.
It could be the end of next week before millions of people in the Southeast get their electricity back on. Power Crews from all over the nation are working to repair the damage. City Utilities (along with many local power companies) sent a crew down to Jacksonville to help get the power back on. They arrived Friday the 8th, and have been working 17-hour days. Jacksonville is in the northern part of the state, but Irma still hit that city hard, with devastating winds and massive flooding.
Volunteers from all over the country are in the Southeast right now, helping people get through the disaster of Hurricane Irma. Nigel Holderby is with the Red Cross. She used to work in Springfield, now works in Colorado, but is currently down in an Orlando Shelter helping out. She says about 208,000 people sought refuge in one of the 680 government or Red Cross evacuation centers in Georgia, Florida, or elsewhere.
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".