Some relationships formed last much longer than expected, and for good reason. That’s the case for numerous former Sherwood Park Rams, including myself, who continue to stay in touch with longtime head coach Jim Skitsko far beyond their Bantam football years. I’ve been lucky enough to know Jim since the early 2000s, and now as I continue to coach football, the values he instilled in me in my teenage years have been passed along to my coaching days (at least I hope they have).
It was really only a matter of time before social media got a local elected official in trouble, but the fallout is interesting. Last week, Coun. Carla Howatt found herself in a Twitter-storm after launching an insult at Senator Linda Frum (in her position since ’09) for posting: “Just checked twitter feeds of half dozen GTA Liberal MPs I know and like: crickets on (Omar) Khadr. They know their PM’s secret payment is poison.”There are numerous issues with that Tweet.
A recent report shows local school division superintendents’ pay rings in around the provincial average. Alberta Education released its 2016-2017 annual report, including all financial information across all divisions, to the public online, disclosing superintendent renumeration and benefit packages. Elk Island Catholic Schools superintendent Michael Hauptman is listed as having made $231,000 in salary pay, plus $43,475 in benefits and allowances on the year, adding up to a total of $274,475.
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".