For South Pender Island resident Jeff Tarris, it’s hard to ignore what he calls “the elephants in the room.”The “elephants” are huge cargo ships that sail from across the Pacific Ocean en route to the Port of Vancouver. The “room” is Plumper Sound, the sheltered waters between Pender and Saturna islands which Tarris’ home faces.
There’s nothing wrong with change. Quite often, a few modifications in the way we usually look at our world give us a whole new perspective of life. On the other hand, sometimes it’s good to resist change, especially if we suspect that the alterations are merely the thin edge of the wedge for what may develop into future headaches. A recent foray to Vancouver by my wife and me aboard one of the newer ferries, the Coastal Celebration, may help to illustrate this point.
Trying to convince a group of young people that they are not invincible is a tall order. But that’s the challenge Nick Perry takes on with passion when he visits high schools through a WorkSafeBC-sponsored program. On Friday Perry met with GISS students in grades 10-12 enrolled in the intensive Trades Awareness, Skills and Knowledge (TASK) program. The aim is to impress upon the students that they should not do anything on a job site that seems unsafe.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".