The Crown corporation that regulates private colleges claims it has tightened procurement policies after it retained a law firm connected to its CEO without a tendering process in 2012. But Private Career Training Institutions of Agency of B.C. and the Advanced Education Ministry are keeping secret nearly two-and-a-half pages of a three-page Feb. 21, 2013 report on PCTIA's Legal Procurement Practices.
A Great Canadian Gaming executive says it doesn't matter that former mayor Larry Campbell endorsed the ruling Vision Vancouver while his company negotiates with city hall for a new lease at Hastings Racecourse. "He's a board member, board members only see the vision and future of our company," GCG vice-president Howard Blank told the Courier. "If a management member made a comment like that there would be a serious issue. He has nothing to do with the negotiations."
Hotel and spa owner Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia, a key supporter of Premier Christy Clark, is one of two new members of the B.C. Lottery Corporation's board of directors. Lisogar-Cocchia and investment advisor Robert Holden were appointed Nov. 27, 2013 by cabinet orders. Lisogar-Cocchia's term runs a year, while Holden's is for two years. They replace Cindy Grauer and Neil McDonnell. For the year-ended March 31, 2013, BCLC directors were paid $6,875 to $16,750 for attending meetings.
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".