After undergoing surgery for lung cancer, Sue Rickards is warning New Brunswickers to check their homes for radon. "They thought at the beginning they might have to take out the whole left lung," said Rickards, who lives west of Fredericton in Lower Queensbury. "But it was sufficiently localized, so they only had to take out one lobe." Rickards is very sure she got lung cancer because of a high amount of radon leaking into her house.
A soldier and part-time taxi driver says he routinely puts up with racial slurs and condescending comments while driving his cab, but he wasn't prepared for what he heard from a Burger King employee in Dieppe. Ronald Delice wants a formal apology from the fast-food company after the employee used the N-word when Delice drove four passengers up to the drive-thru on Paul Street on May 28. It was around 1 a.m., and a song by black rapper 50 Cent was playing on the radio in the cab.
Reaction to the U.S. missile strike against a Syrian airbase has some Syrian newcomers in New Brunswick looking with a wary eye. Though they welcome anything that helps end the six-year war, they don't think that is what the airstrike was about. Mohammad Al-Khateeb says that initially, he was happy with the news. "At first time I thought it's good for us, but when I was thinking, I thought, it's just a message for world," said Al-Khateeb, who has been in Canada for 14 months.
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".