For Darian Durant, getting his daily errands done is a lot easier than it used to be. For more than a decade as the quarterback for the Saskatchewan Roughriders, he couldn't step out of his home without instantly becoming the centre of everyone's attention. From the grocery store to the shopping mall to buying gas, there was always a selfie to pose for or an autograph to sign. Now, as the quarterback for the Montreal Alouettes, things are different.
From the front office to the coaches on sidelines to the players on the field, the Montreal Alouettes reworked their franchise top-to-bottom during the 2016-17 off-season. When the season kicks off Thursday, fans might find themselves referencing the program a few times as they struggle to keep up with all the new names. But following back-to-back seasons outside of the CFL's playoff picture a bold franchise makeover was necessary.
Octavio Zambrano will kick off a new era for Canadian soccer in Montreal on Tuesday night when his team hosts Curacao in an friendly match at Saputo Stadium. The game is being billed as a tune-up match for the upcoming Gold Cup, but Zambrano says it's the the start of building toward a much bigger goal: qualifying for the World Cup. "We have a lot of talented players. Perhaps [in the past] we have been a little bit laissez-faire in how we approach certain key matches," Zambrano says.
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".