An estimated 2,000 people gathered Thursday to remember Wade Smith, an admired educator, coach and mentor, as a pillar of the Halifax community. Smith, 50, died on Friday after a seven-week battle with stomach cancer. He was principal of Halifax's Citadel High School, and students and colleagues joined family and friends to celebrate his legacy. Cars were parked for more than three kilometres along the road leading to the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Upper Hammonds Plains, N.S.
Bill Beaton is a father to two young daughters and a restaurant owner in Antigonish, N.S. He's a busy man, and relies on his custom wheelchair to get around when he isn't driving his truck. So he was shocked to discover Tuesday afternoon his wheelchair appeared to have been stolen. Beaton had left his wheelchair outside his Boston Pizza while he took his truck to run an errand at about 1:30 p.m. When he returned an hour later, the wheelchair was gone.
Halifax-area residents have no shortage of imagination when it comes to dreaming up names for the harbour's two new ferries. The municipality has released a full list of the names submitted this spring by the public for consideration for two replacement ferries, which are slated to be delivered this fall and summer 2018. The names included Voyage of Darkside, Fast and Ferryous, Boats Mcfloats, Sense of Foreboating, Large Donair, Millennium Falcon and The Halmouth.
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".