The beautiful Matepani Monastery sits above a small forest and overlooks Pokhara, Nepal’s largest city by area. The red and gold roof contrasts with the blue sky, the Tibetan flags ripple in the breeze, and shafts of light illuminate colourful interiors. Simply visiting this sacred space is special, but a personal blessing from the head abbot can be arranged if you stay at The Pavilions Himalayas retreat.
Data from St. Albert’s air monitoring station shows that levels of this pollutant roughly sextupled to 63 micrograms per cubic metre (ľg/m3) from 11 between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Wednesday as the smoke blew in. Levels peaked at 70 ľg/m3 at 5 a.m. Thursday – high, but less than the 88 the city had on July 16. Heavy winds and rain cleansed the air of ash and lowered levels to about 5 ľg/m3 by 10 p.m.
This one is a glue-covered square of paper about the size of his chest that was wired to a lamppost near the Willoughby Clubhouse. After almost a month, it’s become a graveyard for hundreds of aphids, ladybugs, and flies (one of which is still twitching), as well as one red crane fly. A long-legged black ichneumon wasp with a wicked ovipositor lands next to it. Veenstra nudges it free from its sticky doom.
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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".