If you're a sci-fi fan, his face might be familiar. But in his latest role, a Winnipeg-born actor will be looking a little more "apish." Aleks Paunovic landed a major role in the new movie in the Planet of the Apes franchise, War for the Planet of the Apes, which is already garnering rave reviews from critics. "I'm Winnipeg-born and raised — I went to Sisler High School," said Paunovic from New York, where the movie premiered this week.
It may qualify for the most Winnipeg day ever. Winnipegger Josh Drury spent Tuesday riding his bike around town. But instead of seeing the sights, he visited every single 7-11 store in town — all 47 of them — and gulped down some icy Slurpee beverage at each stop. And it was all for free, thanks to the convenience store chain's annual Free Slurpee Day giveaway. Drury said he was inspired to try the trip after picking up a cheap 7-11 jersey on eBay.
A festival that utilizes thousands of floating lights is igniting concerns just outside of Winnipeg. The Lights Fest — a touring event organized by the company Viive Events — is coming to Fun Mountain in the RM of Springfield in September. Participants pay for a lantern and "swag bag," and at a designated moment, the lanterns are ignited and sent skyward. Russ Phillips, CEO of the RM of Springfield, said the municipality has some concerns — but it also doesn't have the power to stop it.
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".