When Jenny Cavcic got off the elephant she was riding on in Bali, she went around to look at its head. What she saw shocked her — bruises and scars on the creature’s head. “They were blue and green,” the Toronto resident said. “And there was a male elephant beside this elephant, and looked much younger and he was even more bruised up — really blue in the head.
After a lot of chirping, Canada may not get a national bird. Well, at least not yet. From January 2015 to Aug. 31, 2016, the Royal Canadian Geographical Society conducted a poll, ran an online contest, held consultations and debates with birders and other experts about which bird should get the honour. The grey jay, also known as the whisky jack, was chosen to be crowned top bird, just in time for Canada’s 150th anniversary. But July 1 came and went.
Patches of habitat are being established across Toronto neighborhoods to help create a corridor for butterflies and bees. They are part of the David Suzuki Foundation’s network of butterfly-friendly gardens and wildflower-filled canoes in parks. The Butterflyway Project is an effort to re-imagine neighbourhoods as “highways of habitat” for local pollinating critters. One of those canoes sits at the corner of Barton Ave. and Crawford St., in Christie Pits Park.
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".