As people in Florida are preparing to be hit by Hurricane Irma, staff at a Sydney call centre are getting ready to take their calls for help. The ServiCom call centre has spent the past 1½ weeks fielding calls from victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas. "We've fielded probably close to 40,000 calls so far with Hurricane Harvey," said Todd Riley, the centre's director. "And now coming into Hurricane Irma that's approaching the Florida state, we anticipate that it could be just as much, if not worse."
It's shaping up to be a banner tourism season on Cape Breton. Some operators are reporting higher numbers through the spring, and others say bookings have been coming in earlier and in greater numbers than prior years. "All indicators are that it's going to be a very strong season," said Dave Cameron, owner of Mabou River Inn. Bookings at his inn are up about 50 per cent compared to 2016, which was itself a strong year. "So really a significant increase," he said.
Bell Bay Golf Club in Baddeck, N.S., is preparing to bring back the Nova Scotia Peter Gzowski Invitational Golf Tournament for Literacy. About 200 golfers are expected to take part June 18 and 19, making the tournament one of the biggest events the course has hosted, said Eric Tobin, Bell Bay's general manager. "I would say the majority of the traffic would come from off island, so lots of hotels booked, and restaurants are looking forward to the event as well," he said.
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".