Arts education for young people in Vancouver is getting a boost. On Friday, the provincial government announced that Arts Umbrella will move into a 50,000 square foot building on Granville Island — the South building — formerly used by Emily Carr University of Art + Design. "This much larger facility on Granville Island will provide the springboard for us to launch even more community programming," said Paul Larocque, Arts Umbrella's CEO.
Local politicians and health officials in B.C. are asking people to assess their risk for diabetes as the number of people with the disease is expected to rise during the next decade. "We need to be taking action on this and prevention is really crucial for diabetes," said Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson on Friday at city hall. Tuesday is World Diabetes Day. The City of Vancouver will offer free risk assessments at 10 community centres.
A report by Surrey city staff advises councillors to approve a controversial plan to build a two-lane road through a popular park. Those against the project have said they are willing to egage in civil disobedience to stop it. The goal of the 105 Avenue corridor project is to reduce congestion along 104 Street and lay the groundwork for a proposed light rail transit system. To do that, the city must approve a bylaw, which would remove some of Hawthorne Park's protected status.
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".