For years, Black Friday meant trekking across the border to score huge sales in American stores. As the Canadian dollar gets further from par with the US dollar and more Canadian stores begin opting for Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, heading south is no longer necessary for big deals. While many stores are waiting until closer to Black Friday (November 24) to announce their sales, some chains are already giving customers a heads up on deals to come. Below are a few of our favourites.
As more stories of sexual assault and harassment continue to pour out of Hollywood post-Harvey Weinstein, more actors are continuing to come forward to share their own stories of assault and harassment. The latest to lend their personal stories to the ongoing narrative is Oscar winner Natalie Portman. The actor appeared at Sunday’s Vulture Festival L.A. and admitted that it took time for her to realize that she not only had her own story of harassment, she had ‘hundreds’ of stories.
It was the final night of the Playoffs on The Voice (Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on CTV) and that means Miley Cyrus had to cut her team from six singers to three. It’s a cut that’s already been made by Jennifer Hudson, Adam Levine, and the World’s Sexiest Man Blake Shelton. Next to J Hud, Miley has the strongest team, which made Wednesday’s cut one of the hardest to watch. After tonight? It’s all up to public voting on the Live Shows.
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 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
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".