By Mark Hughes Cobb Staff Writer
In a roller derby bout, teams play a pair of 30-minute periods, with a halftime break. Each period consists of multiple jams, in which both teams can score points. A jam runs two minutes or until the lead jammer calls it off.Teams can be fielded of up to 14 each, though only five each take the track at a time. The two main positions are blockers and jammers.
By Mark Hughes Cobb Staff Writer Northport's revered City Cafe rings its walls with abundant accolades, letters and notes from old-time friends and patrons taking place of honor beside the high-gloss praises of Southern Living and the Food Network.Yet one new endorsement tickles owner Jeanie Brown probably beyond all others.In the July issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, in an article titled "The U.S. of Yum," City Cafe is lauded as one of the two best eating spots to visit in Alabama. The other...
By Mark Hughes Cobb Staff Writer
Multi-hit-making pop/blue-eyed soul duo Daryl Hall and John Oates will play at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater on Sept. 26, according to Birmingham-based booking agent Red Mountain Entertainment.
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".