The arrest of three college basketball players in China was a timely example of what career foreign service professionals know all too well: You never know what might spark the next diplomatic crisis. It could be something as simple and petty as shoplifting. UCLA freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley earlier this month were arrested in Hangzhou, southwest of Beijing. The three players by their own admissions stole items Nov. 6 from three different stores during a 90-minute break.
One of the beloved founding spirits of the world's largest and quirkiest bicycle ride died this week. Make no mistake that Ann Karras of Des Moines, 88, who died Thursday, was one of the driving forces behind the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI). In many ways, she was the First Lady of Iowa's greatest bicycle ride.
OSKALOOSA, Ia. — The rolling statewide public conversation that we’ve called “Changing Iowa” wrapped its sixth and final road show Thursday evening in the heart of Mahaska County. Each of these forums produced by the Register and the Iowa Rural Development Council — two at the Iowa State Fair, one at Clay County Fair in Spencer, another at Fort Dodge and the most recent in Marshalltown — focused on convening a cross-section of Iowans.
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".