The RCMP are trying to figure out a string of crimes that include kidnappings and robberies in the Hammonds Plains area of Halifax Wednesday night. Police believe each of the cases are connected, but aren't saying why. It started when police were called about a kidnapping and a stolen vehicle at a home on Pockwock Road on Wednesday around 10 p.m. When they arrived, there were no witnesses and police said the family at the home chose not to cooperate with them.
The Lunenburg town councillor who took a stand against closed-door meetings has resigned after being diagnosed with Lyme disease. Brian Davis officially resigned his position on Lunenburg council Tuesday after receiving a positive diagnosis for chronic Lyme disease. Davis, who has been known to challenge council decisions on things like holding private, in-camera meetings, opted to hand in his resignation hours before the weekly council meeting.
Plans to build a new homeless shelter in Truro, N.S., have hit a snag after an engineer recommended an environmental assessment be done before building on a vacant lot. It's a costly step the Truro Homeless Outreach Society — the town's only homeless shelter — said it cannot afford. "The engineer working for us pro bono could not ... give us the go-ahead to build on the site without knowing what was underground," said Eugene Murphy, the shelter's board chair.
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".