The Toronto District School Board appears to be ready to kill a decade-old program that placed armed police officers in schools. The move seems to be based on purely political reasons, as opposed to overwhelming opposition on the part of students, staff and parents. The program was introduced 10 years ago after the fatal shooting of 15-year-old Grade 9 student Jordan Manners inside C.W. Jefferys Collegiate Institute.
Did Mayor John Tory ever intend to contract out garbage collection east of Yonge Street? We learned Sunday on Mark Towhey’s radio show on NEWSTALK1010 that Tory has now abandoned his election promise to do so when he ran for mayor in 2014. Now he says the issue is very divisive. So what? It was more divisive when Tory’s predecessor as mayor, the late Rob Ford, did the hard work by setting the precedent of getting garbage collection west of Yonge contracted out.
In Canada, many civil servants with 30 years of service can retire at age 55. That can’t continue. A new report on aging gives us the good news that Canadians are living longer. The World Economic Forum (WEF) reports, “Here’s a shocking insight: we’ll all live 100 years, and we’re not at all prepared for it.”
How long can we expect to live?
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".