The roads surrounding the Lee Monument are essentially shut down. Trucks were towing cars from restricted areas after drivers were warned for days of the no parking zones. As the crackdown continues, some businesses plan on keeping their doors open on Saturday to provide a safe place for those in the area.
Cell phone companies are gearing up for Hurricane Irma as it nears the U.S. and is poised to strike Florida this weekend. Verizon is rolling out "Cells on Wheels" and setting up a wireless emergency operation center. Verizon is providing free calls to Caribbean nations. "We have been engaged from the southern tip of Florida up through Virginia to ensure our network provides the life-saving connectivity needed during times like these," said Russ Preite, president of Verizon's southeast market.
With one of the most diverse college campuses in the Commonwealth, students are VCU are rallying together to show support for Dreamers. "I want to better myself for my family, for my future," declared one student, standing in front of his peers. He was born in Ecuador but considers America his only home, saying he would give his life for this country. His classmate stood up next to him, giving a passionate plea for support, leading the students a chant to "stand up, fight back.
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".