A Hamilton police officer who was found guilty of assault after punching a handcuffed man who had spat in his face received a suspended sentence and probation in court today. Const. Kudo Park has been on administrative leave since 2015, when he punched a man who was being arrested. Court has heard the man's saliva went into Park's eyes and mouth. He was convicted of assault in April. The Crown asked for the suspended sentence, while the defence was seeking a conditional discharge.
Genre-bending fusion bands often say that their music is one of a kind — but DakhaBrakha is one that actually backs up that sentiment by feeling truly unique. The Ukrainian quasi-folk project, which is among the headliners of this year's Hamilton World Music Festival, has been gaining worldwide traction in recent years. Rolling Stone heralded the quartet as the best breakout act of the Bonnaroo festival in 2014.
The year's Festival of Friends lineup includes indie rock darlings July Talk and Stars, alongside country star Terri Clark. Other acts include The Abrams and Scott Helman. The festival announced its headlining acts on Monday afternoon. Juno-winning band July Talk are quickly becoming Canadian festival veterans, known for wild live shows at venues like Wayhome and Osheaga. Stars are also no strangers to Canadian airwaves. They've been nominated for both Juno awards and the Polaris Prize.
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".