At 6-foot-8, Jersey City native Omar Capra is huge -- and he is not ashamed to admit it. In fact, his website is even titled, "The Huge Actor," where he also describes himself as "incredibly fluffy." His size has not stopped him from pursuing his dream of being an actor and that's the key advice he wanted to share when he spoke to seventh-grade students at Franklin L. Williams Middle School 7 Monday. Chase your dreams no matter your body size, he said.
Bayonne's Recreation Division held the city's annual Turkey Toss competition for children ages 12 and under on Wednesday at Fitzpatrick Park. Boys and girls tossed rings onto pegs on a turkey cut-out wooden board. Mayor Jimmy Davis and members of the city council kicked off the contest by showing their ring tossing skills (none of them scored).
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Hudson County marked Children's Grief Awareness Day last Thursday with help from New York Life volunteers. Students wrote messages to loved ones they've lost or to people who are grieving on pieces of colored cut-out paper which adorned a paper Memory Tree. The Honey Bees double Dutch jump rope team also performed in honor of one of their own, Jerry "Prince Bee" Grant, 8, who was fatally struck by a car on Oct. 28.
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".