John Daly is one of the most colourful pro golfers in the world. He is hard to miss, given his paunch, his loud demeanour, his even louder choices in clothing, his penchant for smoking and his amazing long-distance drives. Daly makes Rodney Dangerfield’s character in the movie Caddyshack seem trivial by comparison. Daly is a crowd-pleaser at tournaments wherever he goes, but that does not mean that all fans love him.
The Language of Family: Stories of Bonds and Belonging
Edited by Michelle van der Merwe
Royal B.C. Museum, 208 pp., $27.95
All families are different. No family is just like another, even though the families of people we don’t know might all look the same to us. And what is a family, really? Is it defined by blood, or by love, or by some other measure? Do we have the right to declare who is in our family, and who is not?
Premier John Horgan has wisely apologized to Gordon Wilson, the LNG advocate fired last week for, it seems, no good reason other than his preference for the B.C. Liberals. Horgan said there was little evidence that Wilson did anything to justify his $150,000-a-year salary. No reports, Horgan said. No briefings. No memos. Nothing. Jobs Minister Bruce Ralston declared that Wilson did little, other than cashing his cheques.
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".