Officials in charge of hosting the U-18 Baseball World Cup in Thunder Bay are putting out a call for volunteers for the event and urging the public to buy tickets. Now that the Staal Open is over, organizers are hoping that volunteers from that event will sign up to help with the cup, said Warren Philp, the executive director of the Thunder Bay International Baseball Association.
Two men whose lives have been touched by mental illness are cycling through northwestern Ontario this week as part of a cross-Canada bike trip to raise money for mental health care. Chad Robertson decided to do the trip after his older brother died by suicide late last year, he said. "Me and him, we had always had plans of doing the trip, biking across the country together, so I just decided shortly after that happened that I was going to do it myself just in memory of him," Robertson said.
It's growing season at the Growing Season in Thunder Bay, Ont. The Growing Season Juice Collective on Algoma Street has just launched a new eatery called Rebel Salad, which builds on the health food restaurant's build-your-own-salad concept. It allows customers to choose from a list of possible salad ingredients, ranging from raw, roasted and marinated vegetables to rice, avocados and sides such as bread and chips.
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".