I got a speeding ticket for going 20 km/h above the limit but it doesn't say how many demerit points I lose. Does that mean I won't lose any? I really don't understand how demerits work and I'm worried that my insurance will go up. – Mike, TorontoAt a loss trying to figure out how demerits work? You've got plenty of company. "Every single ticket issued, the first word out of people's mouths is, 'How many points do I lose?' " said Constable Clint Stibbe of Toronto Police Traffic Services.
Think ahead 10 years. Will the phrase "Do I have to charge my BMW" be heard as often as you might hear "Do I have to charge my iPhone" now? Probably not. While BMW has pledged to offer 25 electrified models – 12 pure electric and 13 plug-in hybrids – for BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce by 2025, electricity won't be overtaking fossil fuels any time soon. "As we see it today, no, it will not be a full replacement," said Robert Irlinger, head of the German-based car maker's i division.
I'm planning on getting winter tires this year for the first time. Do they feel different to drive on? Will I have to adjust my driving? – Jackie, Kelowna, B.C. Once you slip winter tires on to your car, you'll have to get used to sliding less on the road. But that doesn't mean you're invincible. "You could drive the exact same and you would be surprised at the stopping distance you have," said Angelo DiCicco, general manager with Young Drivers of Canada.
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".