The government shutdown that started late Friday night has come in effect as the Senate failed to reach a deal by the midnight deadline. As with any government shutdown, we get a sense of just how much we rely on the federal government once they are shut down and sports is no different. Due to the shutdown, the Air Force Academy announced that they are canceling all athletics “until further notice” but it seems like it will be the case through the duration of the shutdown.
People love to have fun in the snow and a man from Montreal sure had some fun during a recent snowstorm. 33-year-old artist Simon Laprise made a full-size replica of a Delorean DMC-12 out of snow and put it on the street to make it look like it was an actual snow covered car that was illegally parked. In a nice touch, Laprise found a windshield wiper and put that on the fake windshield to complete the illusion. After a while, police showed up looking to tow the vehicle away.
Chelsea and Norwich City had their third round FA Cup replay and things were down to the wire. The Premier League giants thought they had the win and a fourth round berth but the Championship side equalized in stoppage time. The ensuing extra time period turned to be a bit of a disaster for Chelsea as Pedro and Alvaro Morata were both sent off as the game headed to penalties. For Morata, he was booked for diving and in his arguing with the ref, received a second yellow.
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".