NOVELIST Leah Fleming will officially open Bentham Library's new premises on Saturday. The library now occupies the first floor at Pioneer Projects’ centre in King Street, and the event will run from 11am to 1pm, though the library will be open from 10am. Bentham became a "community-managed" library in April as part of changes that require all county libraries to be supported or run by volunteers.
If you attend a church service in Atlanta on any given Sunday you may have heard this song: "Break Every Chain." The woman behind this Billboard chart topping song is Grammy award winning gospel singer Tasha Cobbs. On this day in 1981, Cobbs was born in Jesup, Georgia. The singer, who was the most streamed gospel artist of 2016, has attracted the attention of another entertainer by the name of Onika Maraj, better known as Nicki Minaj.
Today is World Refugee Day, a day recognized by the United Nations in 2001. Resettling in a new land can be difficult for refugee families, so one business in Georgia is trying to make things a little easier. Amplio Recruiting is following through on a pledge to source 100% of their talent from the refugee population. He tells us his personal story and what he's doing now to help other refugees resettle in Georgia. We also hear from Amplio CEO and founder Chris Chauncey.
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".