Former Saskatchewan Roughrider Bob Macoritti never let any of his children play football. Hockey was also out of the question. His two daughters took up figureskating; his two sons, "everything else but football and hockey." "It was just keeping them away from contact sports that have a long list of players that have had to retire because of concussions," he said.
A skunk is recovering in the care of a local wildlife rescue group after being found caught in a rusty leg-hold trap near a Regina backyard Sunday. Megan Lawrence, director of rehabilitation at the Salthaven West Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Centre, said they were contacted by a homeowner who had witnessed her neighbour trap the skunk. The neighbour had been able to rescue the animal after it was left outside the yard alive but with the trap still on its paw.
Former premier Grant Devine says he no longer pays attention to critics in the media or politics. "There's always two sides to things. People seem to forget the positive things we did," Devine said in an interview with CBC News. Those critics are out in force this week after Devine was named to the University of Saskatchewan's board of governors. The provincial NDP called the appointment "the latest in a series of crass partisan appointments" by the Saskatchewan Party.
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".