Summer has arrived, and with all the sunshine and hot temperatures comes a perfect storm of scammers, warns the Saskatchewan Better Business Bureau. Figuring out why does not take much analysis, according to Karen Smith, the bureau's CEO. "It's too cold to go door-to-door and try to high-pressure people when it's –40," she told CBC Radio's Saskatoon Morning. Those running door-to-door scams will try to get their foot in the door with high-pressure tactics, warned Smith.
Saskatchewan's children's advocate said he is hearing about "increasingly violent" incidents involving children in the province. Corey O'Soup made the comment in a CBC interview about a recent incident near La Ronge, Sask., in which two children were badly burned in what authorities described as an altercation with another child. Officials are still trying to sort out exactly what happened.
Gordie Howe is a hockey legend, and one of Saskatoon's favourite sons, but when playoffs begin for the next NHL season his name will be removed from the Stanley Cup. Many Canadians have, at some point, dreamed of hoisting the Stanley Cup over their heads and taking that victory skate. But the more players who actually achieve that dream, the more legends who get knocked off the cup.
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".