The cold weather has finally rolled in, and with it, we’re almost at flu season. Getting a simple case of the flu can end up with complications, such as pneumonia. According to Ontario.ca, the flu causes 12,200 hospitalizations a year in Canada. “Often people say, ‘oh I feel like I got hit by a tonne of bricks.’ That it just wipes you out, you’re exhausted, your muscles are aching, not really like anything you’ve felt before.
Ontario Provincial Police are prepared for an increase in visitors to Port Dover today, for a time old tradition of Friday the 13th. “We’re anticipating approximately 80,000 to 100,000 people that are going to descend to Port Dover, so we’re just asking for the public to be patient due to the increase of motorcycle traffic that is expected,” says Constable Ed Sanchuk.
Today is World Mental Health Day, and in order to take steps towards making support more available, the Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington has launched a new online system. “Big White Wall is a web based platform, or site, where you can access all sorts of supports, resources, information on mental health. You can also access live counselling on Big White Wall as well,” explains Executive Director Fred Wagner.
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".