ASHEVILLE - When Randy Talley and Roger Derrough opened their downtown Green Sage Café in 2008, it was “born green,” incorporating every angle of environmental stewardship they could think to put in place. But that wasn’t enough, Talley said, and now with three Green Sage Cafes around town, each one getting greener, their environmental efforts have won the platinum award of the inaugural Asheville Workplace Challenge.
We are now in the final countdown to the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21. On this day, the sun, the moon and the Earth will align perfectly so that the sun is completely obscured by the moon, plunging a swath of the United States into complete darkness in mid-afternoon. This is a rare event, but the 2017 solar eclipse is unique - the United States is the only place in the world that it will be visible, and only in parts of 14 states.
Have you ever heard of Andrews, North Carolina? If not, you will soon be hearing about it on national news. The sleepy little town, population 1,800, in the far western county of Cherokee in WNC has been dubbed "Totality Town." It refers to Andrews' perfect location on the center line of the total solar eclipse, which on Aug. 21 will wash over six counties in Western North Carolina and will only be seen in the United States. The "zone of totality" is where the moon will completely obscure the sun.
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".