The Thames River is still rising in Chatham-Kent, and municipal officials warn there could be some serious flooding today in Thamesville. Both elementary schools in the East Kent community, Good Shepherd Catholic School and Thamesville Area Public School, are closed today in anticipation of the flooding. The Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority predicts water levels to peak in Thamesville and Chatham areas this evening and into Saturday morning.
The Chatham-Kent YMCA upped the bar this year in its quest to help ensure its facilities are accessible to everyone, setting its Strong Kids Campaign goal for 2018 to $113,500. Last year, the campaign raised $112,453. It helped people such as Cristian Picard and 854 others. The young man, who is confined to a wheelchair, has been working out at the Y for the past five months. “I woke up one day and said to myself, ‘I need to get into shape,’” he said.
What do humans have in common with fruit flies? According to Chatham-Kent native Taylor Lidster, a great deal, at least as the stomach turns. Lidster, 23, is a Master’s student at Brock University, and is researching fruit flies as part of her Cell and Molecular Biology studies. “I do research on fruit flies, as they are very similar to humans as far as genes, particularly genes that cause diseases,” she said. Her area of focus is the gastro-intestinal system.
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".