Tomorrow morning just under 18000 people from all walks of life will hit Kololo Airstrip in the wee hours to race for humanity in the MTN Kampala marathon. The run, from its humble beginnings in the early 2000s, has mushroomed into the city’s biggest social event and continues to grow in other forms and ways. It is the success of the Kampala marathon that has convinced organisers of most humanitarian causes to theme their campaigns around noble runs in the city and beyond.
The yardstick for measuring the magnitude of a football club can polarise opinion. In Uganda like is the case elsewhere anyway, there is no standard gauge to determine which club is bigger than another. Yes, we know the traditional VEK (Villa, Express KCC) clubs and the sides that have passed the test of time like Prisons (Maroons) and Simba (UPDF).
From Silverbacks participating at Afrobasketball to City Oilers taking part at the Africa basketball club championships and the Gazelles similarly locking horns with the continent’s best, it’s been a surreal period for the sport. The gains of 2015, 16 and 17 have elevated the game to a new level where Uganda has grown to command near-household status inside the corridors of Fiba, not so much for competition like participation.
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".