Believe it or not, August was a busy month — for hockey. As summer comes to a close, schools are open again and we start to look forward to a long, damp few months ahead. Sports programs have been in full swing gearing up for the season as both soccer and hockey (at least) are in the throes of determining their rep teams. I spent most of August on the ice working with some very dedicated young athletes from all over who were preparing themselves for tryouts.
I've always enjoyed driving through the tunnel. As kids, it was always the challenge to hold your breath across the span, which I could never do. Guess that's why I'm such a lousy swimmer! I get the romance of the tunnel.It's a unique crossing, it has been part of our lives for a long time. It is always fascinating seeing it from the air - cars disappear, only to reappear on the other side.There are tunnels all over the world that carry traffic or trains.
A report recently came out that ICBC will have to increase basic insurance rates up to 30 per cent over the next two years in order to meet its obligations for claims.When I hear the report writers suggest photo-radar and changing red light cameras to catch speeders and hand out tickets, it tells me they are reaching into a pretty convenient bag of tricks to generate revenue.
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".