Hundreds of children and parents braved pouring rain to enjoy a time-honoured Canadian tradition of street hockey in Halifax this weekend. Organizer Roxanne Robin said that 217 teams were signed up for the Hockey Night in Canada Play On! tournament on Halifax Common, its streets filled with youth and adults firing orange balls across impromptu rinks. “This is an ongoing tournament. We are so happy to be back in Halifax,” said Robinson.
Police have five people in custody following a suspicious death Friday evening in Dartmouth. At 7:42 p.m. on June 16, Halifax Regional Police responded to a reported assault in progress at an apartment building on 33 Hastings Drive. Upon arrival, officers spotted an injured man outside a residential building. Police say he was taken to Dartmouth General Hospital Friday evening with what appeared to be life-threatening injuries, but have no update on his condition as of Saturday morning.
Federal MPs are urging clear rules on approving genetically modified foods nearly four years after the Ecology Action Centre accused Ottawa of violating environmental law by allowing the export of modified salmon eggs. MPs recommended that Canadian Environmental Protection Act rules on introducing new GM foods be amended, citing the EAC’s concerns over public consultation around approving the modified salmon eggs and a lack of clarity on transferring GM foods between companies.
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".