With the potential for record breaking temperatures this weekend, the city’s splash pads will be back in operation. Toronto’s 93 splash pads were mostly turned off for the year on Sunday September 17th, but Councillor Josh Matlow says staff have agreed to turn them back on for the unseasonably warm weather on the weekend. They will then be turned off on Monday. Councillor Matlow also broke some good news when he joined Jane Brown on Zoomer Radio’s Fight Back with Libby Znaimer yesterday.
The trial of two former senior Ontario political aides is expected to begin here in Toronto today after it was put off a week ago over disclosure issues. David Livingston and Laura Miller were aides to former premier Dalton McGuinty and are accused of destroying emails regarding McGuinty’s decision to scrap two gas plants ahead of the 2011 provincial election. Both have pleaded not guilty to charges of breach of trust, mischief and unlawful use of a computer.
It’s promising news for people who are predisposed to developing Alzheimer’s Disease. A new artificial intelligence unit may be the key to early Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis. Researchers at the University of Bari in Italy have developed an algorithm that can spot tiny structural changes in the brain which are typically caused by the disease. And this discovery could allow doctors to diagnose the disease 10 years before symptoms begin appearing.
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".