The basketball must be tossed into orbit to make it past his 7-foot-9 wingspan and 9-foot-6 standing reach. When he leaps, his fingertips almost reach the top of the backboard. Toss him the ball and he will dunk it through the rim with the force of a meteor crashing to earth. This is Mohamed Bamba, or “Mo” for short. But Mo is anything but short. The long-limbed, 19-year-old freshman center is averaging 11.8 points, 10.6 rebounds, and 4.4 blocks per game for Texas.
Kelly Clark used to be the only American snowboarder to compete at four Olympics. That record was broken Monday when Clark was selected to represent the United States in the sport for the fifth time. Clark, a 34-year-old who grew up in West Dover and who won gold in 2002 and bronze in 2010 and 2014 — will travel to Pyeongchang, South Korea, with a delegation set to include nearly 20 Vermonters or athletes with school ties to the Green Mountain State.
The now late, legendary Northeast Kingdom writer Howard Frank Mosher had yet to sell a story back in the summer of 1971 when he opened his mailbox to find a magazine bearing his first byline. “Just knowing he’d gotten something published,” recalls his wife, Phillis, “was a glorious moment.”Mosher went on to pen 11 novels and two nonfiction works in the next half-century before learning he had lung cancer in December 2016.
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".