Have you ever wanted to be the leader of a provincial or federal political party? The window has closed on the federal party options, unless you want to start one of your own. But there is still a chance for those with provincial aspirations, and in one case, I’m not sure how much experience would actually be needed.
Local youths are spending their Saturdays working on a project that brings together their interest in science and their artistic abilities. The Estevan Public Library has been offering a program that involves balloon mapping for those ages 10 to 13, and constructing air quality sensing rovers for those 13 to 16. Canadian artist Maria Michails, who is working on her PhD in electronic arts at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute near Albany, N.Y., is leading the project.
The Biggest Little Craft Show in Saskatchewan lived up to its nickname once again this year, as the 31st annual Homespun Craft Show and Sale drew large crowds to the Carlyle Sports Arena. Homespun was held Sept. 16 and 17. Committee chair Nicole Currie described the event as a big success, thanks to the crowds and the number of exhibitors. “We had lots of people through the doors,” said Currie.
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".