Christmas Day is a time when countless people celebrate the birth of Jesus and this year I add to the celebration acknowledging Pope Francis, born Mario Jorge Bergoglio on Dec. 17, 1936 in Buenos Aires, Argentina to Italian Immigrants. When he was a young man, he contracted pneumonia that was treated by doctors who had to remove part of his right lung. As time progressed, he entered the academic world studying humanities in Santiago, Chile.
Unfortunately for all those who read my column two weeks ago in this newspaper, a large portion directly related to the headline was omitted, therefore those who read the column in print were unable to read the column in its full length. I encourage anyone interested in reading this column in its entirety titled, “K-9 officers can be protected by small investment,” to look it up on the opinion page at thereporter.com.
The first informative article that I read about the abusive drug, Flakka dates back prior to 2012. At that time, there was little information about this synthetic street drug. By 2013, it became increasingly noticeable to law enforcement, health care professionals and fire rescue, soon declared an epidemic. Reports trace the origin of this drug to China and its consumption is prevalent in Europe, Australia, South America and the United States.
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".