Is it time for the city to take bike-sharing systems for another spin? Opportunities on the horizon seem to be steering in that direction. Calgary has a checkered past with its dreams of a bike-share service — an effort was quickly quashed in 2011 after council vetoed administration’s recommendation for investing in one of the more common docked systems like those in Toronto and Montreal. In the end, the city was mandated to look for a system in Calgary, but without any budget for city investment.
Like a middle-schooler checking the results of a cheer tryout list — Calgary didn't make the Amazon HQ2 cut. But don't worry Canada, thanks to Toronto, the only Canadian city on the list of 20 potential locales for the second headquarters, our country, true north strong and free, isn't out of the running yet. On Thursday, Amazon announced their short list, whittled down from more than 200 cities.
Car2go is hoping to tweak the rules with the City of Calgary that would enable the company to pay out the extra minutes their cars spend in parking zones when their vehicles time out. Currently, if a car is parked in a two-hour zone more than the allowed time and it's caught, the car can be ticketed and towed to the Calgary Parking Authority lot.
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".