Anyone with a baby in his or her life knows you're going to need a lot of diapers. The cost of all those diapers can add up quickly. For some families, it's a crippling cost, which is why the governor is stepping up with local organizations to try to help make things a little easier. Diaper banks all across the state, in conjunction with Diaper Need Awareness Week, will be holding a statewide diaper drive. This is the first step toward establishing a statewide movement to address diaper need.
The Science Museum is hosting several events for the month of September. From superheroes to science after dark, here are some fun events you can plan on with your family. This month, the Science Museum of Virginia continues its schedule of fun programming for those young and young at heart with two special events: Science After Dark on Sept. 15 and Night Life Science on Sept. 29. Both events take place after normal operating hours to give guests more time to explore their world.
The New Kent Sheriff's Office is warning residents to "be aware of cars being sold online. Scammers advertise car belongs to a military member needs to sell immediately. Want $$ then ship no way!" The sheriff's office says the car is being advertised is a Toyota truck. It's advertised as being sold by a member of a military family because supposedly the loved one received orders. The sheriff says the note usually includes some rank in the email address, so it looks like a tie to the military.
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".