Perfect weather conditions for crane flies mean the insects are set to arrive in their droves this autumn. Many of the insects are from a breed called Tipula Maxima, which can grow up to a whopping four inches in length, The Hinckley Times reportsRichard Lamb, manager at Stratford Butterfly Farm, said the warm wet weather had provided optimal growing conditions for a population explosion. He said: “Daddy-long-legs are normal for this time of year, especially after a wet and warm summer.
Berlioz's La Damnation de Faust is not easily classified (it was subtitled a légende dramatique by the composer), with a dramatic narrative but almost impossible to convincingly stage as an opera due to its frequent time and location shifts. As such, it inhabits an uneasy space between opera and oratorio and was here presented by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in the concert guise in which it was originally performed.
The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra chose Puccini’s Manon Lescaut as this year’s Opera in Concert, a series that has been filled with many musical highlights over the last several years. Puccini’s third opera is based on an 18th-century novel by Abbé Prevost about the young Manon veering between her love for Des Grieux and her love of luxury before finally ending up dead in the improbable-sounding deserts of Louisiana.
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".