Cape Breton University held a town hall meeting on Monday night in it's continuing efforts to find a new president. A search committee expects to have a short list of candidates to replace David Wheeler by December. Wheeler, who held the position since 2013, parted ways with the university and signed a confidential severance agreement last December. The reasons for his departure have not been made public. Thirty-five people took part in the discussion.
Some Sydney, N.S., residents living downwind from a smelly municipal compost facility want it moved outside the community. They now have the local councillor on their side. The compost plant for the Cape Breton Regional Municipality is located near the municipal landfill in a largely commercial area on the outskirts of Sydney. Nearby are a few residential streets and several large retailers. Jerry Cole lives on Bennett Street. He said it's been an intermittent problem for several years.
Employees at a call centre in Sydney, N.S, have become an unexpected point of contact for thousands of victims of Harvey, fielding harrowing pleas for help as parts of Texas remain under water. The company, ServiCom, has a contract with OnStar, General Motors' subscription-based vehicle communications service that allows someone to call for emergency help with the press of a button.
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".