NEW ORLEANS – No child should have to spend the holidays on the street and the Covenant House is making sure local at-risk youth not only have a warm bed for Christmas, but also where they feel welcome. The Covenant House is a refuge for the homeless and at-risk youth. This week is not only Christmas, but also a big anniversary for the inn. “We opened our doors thirty years and one week ago on December 17 and in that first 24 hours we took in 24 kids.
HAMMOND -- RenFest is taking place the next five weekends in Hammond with shows, activities, rides and shops. It’s educational and fun for the whole family. They have a cast of over 100 characters reenacting the days of Renaissance. About fifty of the characters travel across the United States to perform at festivals, the other fifty are local volunteers that work on their roles year round. Thats not even counting the merchants selling food, jewelry, clothing, artwork, armor and leather goods.
NEW ORLEANS -- Chances are you could lose power this weekend when Tropical Storm Nate comes ashore, and that means you could lose the ability to charge your phone. So how do you keep your cell powered on during a power outage? A few of the simple tips below can keep you connected to your friends, family and the news. PORTABLE CELL PHONE CHARGER: You can find these pocket-size accessories at almost any drug store and they will usually cost anywhere from $10 to $20.
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".