Nobody should be dragged into the mud just because they need to push a pedestrian crossing button. Crossing a busy street with two lanes of speeding traffic coming at you from both directions is not nearly as dangerous and hair-raising when a pedestrian crosswalk is available. Chances of being run down like a dog in the street are greatly reduced within the confines of a marked crosswalk with flashing yellow lights to alert drivers that someone is about to walk in front of them.
It seems that there is indeed a common standard used to determine how much of most front yards is municipal road allowance. But we had to hear it many times over from professional land surveyors who say the dimensions of the road allowance on the average, two-lane residential street is 66 feet, and not just in Toronto but across North America.
A sinkhole surrounded by pylons is no longer bedeviling traffic on Coronation Dr., after the city finally filled it in. Our May 25 column was about a hole that formed in the eastbound lane of Coronation, east of Manse Rd., barricaded with pylons that kept traffic away from it but caused an even worse problem. After the pylons went up, there wasn’t enough room for eastbound traffic to go around without veering into the opposite lane.
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".