The purple $1,000 Singapore bill in a corner of the smart book cover caught my eye. Titled The Objects That Power The Global Economy, the book was launched recently by Quartz, a digital native website set up five years ago to target an international audience of business executives, mostly on their smartphones and tablets. Puzzled by this, I asked the young Asian-American editor I was meeting in New York City why they had chosen to feature the Singapore note so prominently.
Singaporeans will head to the polls to pick a new president on September 23. Or maybe not. For just how to go about selecting a successor to Dr Tony Tan, who completed his six-year term on Thursday, now hangs in the balance. Whether there will be an electoral contest, or a walkover on Nomination Day on September 13, turns on the decisions of a six-man Presidential Election Committee (PEC), helmed by Public Service Commission chairman Eddie Teo.
There is just no pleasing everyone, much as the Presidential Election Committee might try. Singaporeans are due to head to the polls to pick a new president on Sept 23. But whether there will be an electoral contest or a walkover on Nomination Day on Sept 13 turns on the decisions of a six-man Presidential Election Committee, helmed by Public Service Commission chairman Eddie Teo.
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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
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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".