More than two-thirds of students are failing to meet provincial standards in Grade 6 math at Hamilton's public schools for the second year in a row. The results are far below the provincial average and Hamilton's Catholic schools which had half of grade six students show the mathematics skills required by the Ontario curriculum in scores released Wednesday by the Education Quality and Accountability Office.
Public Health Services is raising alarm about a spike in ambulance calls for opioid overdoses and reports of fentanyl-laced methamphetamine in Hamilton. In the first 10 days of September, paramedics responded to opioid-poisoning calls 29 times. To compare there were 40 such calls in all of August. At the same time, public health is warning that street drugs mixed with fentanyl are circulating in the community.
Sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections
Sexually transmitted infections are on a steady rise in Hamilton. It is a trend seen across the country since the late 1990s. The most commonly diagnosed STIs in the first half of the year were chlamydia, gonorrhea and hepatitis C.
2017 until June 30: 1,147
The number of reported animal bites were up in 2016 and the first half of this year.
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".