We are into the final hours of summer, though it seems like it just began with temperatures in the high 20s for the past week or so – and flirting with 30 this weekend! Looking back, Environment Canada’s David Phillips says he can count on one hand the number of days that got above 30 this summer…And it was a wet summer. with rain in the forecast virtually every day.
Barrie Police Constables Sarah Bamford and Lindsay White are pounding a different beat over the next four days. They’re taking part, as they do every year, in the Peace Officers’ Memorial Run – a 460-kilometre relay from the Police Memorial at Queen’s Park to the Police Memorial on Parliament Hill…Bamford and White leave Queen’s Park – with as many as 300 police, corrections and border officers – this morning, heading out along Highway 2 arriving in Ottawa Saturday afternoon.
A warning to residents around Peninsula Lake in Huntsville. The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit says a potential blue-green algae bloom in the water could pose health risks. The bloom has yet to be confirmed, still, the health unit is advising residents to avoid swimming or bathing in the lake, not to use the water for cooking or washing and not to eat any fish caught in the lake until they get this figured out. The blooms might look like green pea soup or turquoise paint.
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".