One year after being told they would need a permit to sell lemonade on Colonel By Drive, two young sisters were back at it on Sunday, this time with the blessing of the National Capital Commission. But with the launch of a pilot project aimed at encouraging other young entrepreneurs to sell their wares along select NCC roadways, the girls learned a valuable business lesson: the impact of increased competition. "There's way more competition this year," said eight-year-old Eliza Andrews.
More than two months after floodwaters hit the west Ottawa neighbourhood of Constance Bay, some residents there are still being forced out of their homes due to the damage. Kara Shaw Plourde, whose Baillie Avenue house is still being flooded by underground water, was told on Thursday that she would need to leave the home immediately. It was deemed uninhabitable by inspectors and will shortly be torn down. "On May 4, water started entering the basement and it just didn't stop," said Shaw Plourde.
An Ottawa family is glad to be safe after a 6.7-magnitude earthquake rocked holiday resorts in Greece and Turkey on Friday. In addition to the nearly 500 injured in the region, the earthquake claimed the lives of two tourists who were sitting in a bar on the Greek island of Kos when the roof collapsed on them. Bill Kokkaliaris and his three children were awoken by the shaking while sleeping in their hotel room in Kos, which was hit the hardest by the powerful quake.
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".