A severe thunderstorm knocked out power to parts of P.E.I. Friday night. Maritime Electric said about 7,400 customers were without power as of 9:30 p.m. because of lightning strikes. Crews had been dispatched to repair any damage and restore power. Environment Canada issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Kings County and watches were in place for Queens County and Prince County.
Athletes from across the province and P.E.I. are in Moncton taking part in the New Brunswick Special Olympics. More than 420 athletes are competing in sports that include swimming, shot put, soccer, powerlifting, vocce ball, softball, bowling, track and field and golf with the help of their coaches. But having family there to cheer them on is important as well, says Sonia Breau, whose daughter Megan is taking part in the games, with brother Ryan as her coach. "We're definitely pumped," Breau said.
Ten Strings and a Goat Skin doesn't get many chances to play at home, and the band is looking forward to showing off for an Island crowd in a single show at the Indian River Festival on Friday. "We've been looking forward to this Indian River show for a long time now," said band member Jesse Périard. "The last time we played (there) was a couple of years ago and we were working on what we wanted to sound like…now we have our sound and we have our music."
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".