Nin Desai, CEO of Chicago-based Nin Ventures, is on the defensive after two men she listed as advisers to her company have denied their involvement, leading to broader questions about the firm. Dr. Sunil Patel and Gurbaksh Chahal say they aren’t involved in Nin Ventures. Both men have said they sent cease-and-desist letters to Nin Ventures and Desai.
It's 9:30 on a chilly Tuesday morning, the line outside the Doughnut Vault in River North stretches for half a block, and Joann Prekezes is nervous. “I hope they don't sell out before my turn,” says the 39-year-old Chicagoan, No. 16 in line. They don't. Ms. Prekezes gets a chestnut-glazed doughnut for $3 and an old-fashioned buttermilk for $2. But others leave empty-handed. The newly opened shop usually sells out its daily batch of 600 gourmet doughnuts in about an hour.
The percentage of Americans earning more than their parents did at the same age has plunged over the past 50 years, especially in Illinois and other Midwestern states. For Chicago-area residents to improve their ability to move up the economic ladder, we must change our education and employment systems, says Lazaro Lopez, chair of the Illinois Community College Board. He will be a panelist on the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning’s July 19 forum on the future of economic opportunity.
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".