AlbanyCanCode, the Troy nonprofit focused on creating a new generation of local software coders, got two holiday presents on Thursday. KeyBank announced it would be providing a $75,000 grant to the organization through its charitable foundation, money that will go to support AlbanyCanCode's employer engagement program. And AlbanyCanCode also announced that it will launch a new class at Hudson Valley Community College, the first with the Troy-based school.
Voters in the Elsmere Fire District approved a new, $1.4 million fire station in Glenmont at the corner of Feura Bush and Wemple roads. The vote, held Tuesday, was 272 to 180 in favor of the proposal. The fire district, which comprises the east side of Delmar with Elsmere Avenue as the western border, stretches down to Glenmont.
Starting Jan. 1, New York state's new paid family leave law kicks into action, providing employees at most companies the right to eight weeks of paid time off for things like taking care of a newborn baby or an adopted child or a sick family member or a soldier being deployed to a war zone. The new law, which will initially provide up to $652 a week in salary, has been on the books now for a couple of years, so employers in theory have had a while to prepare for it.
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".