Ten-year old Alex Graham looked calm, cool, and collected as he stepped onto the field at Rogers Centre to deliver the first pitch before the Blue Jays game against the Tampa Rays Wednesday night. The same can't be said for his mother, Sue Graham, who was by his side the entire time. "It was actually overwhelming," said Graham. Alex, who is deafblind, had been practicing for months for the pitch, which marked Deafblind Awareness Month.
It was an apology that was seven months in the making. Charline Grant was sitting in the front row with her family Tuesday evening during a meeting of the York Region District School Board in Newmarket when interim director of education Kathi Wallace turned to her and read a prepared statement. "The board apologizes to Charline Grant personally and to her family for this failure." Wallace said.
A Toronto security guard has been suspended following the release of a video that appears to show him violently hurling a pair of shoes at a homeless person lingering on Yonge Street this week. The quarrel between the pair began just after 8 a.m. Wednesday, during the morning rush to work. A seemingly-homeless man and a security guard can be seen on the video weaving through the onslaught of pedestrians, clearly in the middle of an altercation.
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".