A woman in Thunder Bay, Ont. says she feels she, and other customers, were taken advantage of by Sears, after the folding company announced on Monday that extended warranties will not be honoured. Earlier this year, Lys Clifford purchased a fridge, stove and dishwasher from the department store, and spent close to $800 on five-year extended warranties that she now won't be able to use.
Growing up, Liam Chisholm had no ambition to play rugby. He didn't even know the rules of the game. But now, the 26-year-old from Kenora, Ont., is playing the game at the international level. Currently, he's competing with Team Canada at the Americas Rugby Championship. "It's been ... extremely unexpected," Chisholm said of his ascent in the sport. "My entire life growing up, I never would have been able to tell you that I thought this is what I'd be doing, but I'm glad that it is now."
A organization of paramedics in Thunder Bay, Ont., hope a new initiative they're launching this fall will turn the tide on a low rate of CPR response in the city, and ultimately, save lives. In October, the Superior North Association of Professional Paramedics plans to offer the first in a series of simplified, free courses covering the very basics of CPR, in the hope of encouraging more people to step in when they witness someone experiencing cardiac arrest.
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".