Applicants for the current FDNY firefighter entrance exams have been coached how to answer questions in the “personality” section — which is worth half their score. The Vulcan Society, a group of black firefighters, and private test-prep companies tell candidates how to respond when asked about their character traits such as motivation, teamwork, and attitude about drugs. “We want you to be honest taking your FDNY exam,” says a Vulcan test-prep book obtained by The Post.
A volunteer who worked in the student store at a Brooklyn high school had a doggone odd way of acting with students: He barked. Students who bought candy or other items at Leon Goldstein HS in Sheepshead Bay called William Ferraro “weird.” He rubbed their hands when giving change, making some girls uncomfortable, and then began to woof. “Arf, arf, arf, arf, arf,” one girl described Ferraro’s sound. “Ruff, ruff, ruff, ruff,” another recalled.
A Long Island cop who moonlights as a model made an arresting appearance in her first-ever Fashion Week show. Samantha Sepulveda, who patrols Freeport, strutted the catwalk Friday in a dazzling bead-studded wedding gown with a plunging neckline. â€œThat was so exhilarating!â€? Sepulveda told The Post, saying it rivaled a â€œhot callâ€? for police. â€œIt was a different kind of adrenaline pump.â€?
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".