This week’s featured firefighter may be young, but he’s showing how dedicated he is to being involved at the fire station and helping his community. We did things a little differently for this week’s “Firefighter Friday.” Melinda Boehlert was the one to nominate William for Firefighter Friday. Actually, Will is her son, and she had some amazing things to say about him. We wanted to share some of those amazing words with you.
Has food mash-ups and combinations taken it a little too far? A new Kit Kat Quesadilla is coming to the US from a fast food chain that has never stepped away from mixing flavors together. Yes, it is a real thing, and yes, it will be available in the United States. It’s a quesadilla, but without the cheese (and meat) in between the pieces of flatbread. Instead, it has Kit Kats. Even if you’re a huge Kit Kat fan, this may seem like a little much.
There’s two new animals at the Utica Zoo. We find out more about these two animals, some fun facts about them, and how long they’ll be at the zoo. We’re joined again with Mike Beck, Director of Communications at the Utica Zoo, for this segment of “The Zoo’s News.” This week we find out that the zoo has two new animals on display, which you’ll find near the upgraded Sinnott Educational Center. They are two black swans, named Bonnie and Clyde, that have been loaned to the zoo by a local farmer.
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".