Amazon drones will not be flying over the Halifax region performing same-day deliveries anytime soon. But Mayor Mike Savage says that wasn't necessarily the point of the city's bid to house the retail giant's coveted second headquarters. "Would we like to be shortlisted? Yes, but realistically it was always a bit of a long shot and that's why we made sure that the main benefit of this was not just Amazon but bidding on other opportunities as well," said Savage.
A 24-year-old man is facing charges of criminal negligence causing bodily harm and failure to remain at the scene of an accident after a woman was pinned to a house by a car Thursday morning in Sydney. The woman, who is in her early 20s, was seriously injured and taken to hospital in Halifax. She was struck around 8:30 a.m. on St. Peter's Road. A dog was also hit and was killed. The accused was scheduled to appear in Sydney provincial court today.
Tens of thousands of Nova Scotians are without power this morning after a winter storm brought wind gusts as high as 115km/h to the region. At 5:15 a.m. there were 137,000 outages reported on Nova Scotia Power's website — that represents one-third of all of the utility's customers. NSP says it will work where it can but it's not safe to be up in the air, working on a line, if the winds are more than 80 km/h.
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".