Big, white event tents are pitched next to porta-potties and trailers in front of a Hells Angels clubhouse east of Calgary. It's a scene closer to a well-organized country wedding than an outlaw biker gang meetup. More than 500 bikers from across the country are in Calgary this weekend to celebrate 20 years in the city for the Hells Angels.
A Calgary man says he wants answers about why his group was turned away from a Stampede event put on by Cowboys nightclub on Sunday night. Greg Yee and 19 friends paid nearly $6,000 for a special 20-person VIP suite to hear Fetty Wap and Big Sean on July 16 â€” the final night of the Calgary Stampede. But they didn't make it inside. "We were all kind of just appalled, we couldn't understand why," said Yee, who works downtown in the oil and gas industry. "We weren't really getting anything.
Most people in Calgary don't know they exist â€” 24 pillars designed to shoot bright green laser beams 300 metres into the skies over downtown. They were supposed to draw Calgarians to what was a new and exciting public landscape and skate park called Shaw Millennium Park, but the lasers were rarely used and soon forgotten. Local skateboarders wanted the city to give a blast from the past and flip the switch on the installation this coming Canada Day for the country's 150th birthday celebrations.
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".