Some Ottawa police officers were sporting the golf shirts they'll wear in this Sunday's Capital Pride Parade. The bright orange shirts will replace their police uniforms; a compromise of sorts to cultivate inclusivity. This compromise may not be enough for some members of the Ottawa community -- but for members of the police force who identify with the LGBTQ community, it was what they were asking of their police chief.
Nearly three hundred cyclists are hit on Ottawa roads every year. Some of those collisions are deadly. Learning to keep yourself safe on a bike starts young. And that is the aim behind a day camp in Ottawa that targets little cyclists. It's called "Pedalheads." There are a lot of bumps and bruises along the road to learning bicycle safety. But the rewards are plenty. Six-year-old Nathan Mahidhara took a little spill on his bike during a lesson at the Alta Vista day camp of the Pedalheads.
A wayward bird is on its way home today, not under its own wing power though. The Bullock's oriole is flying on an Airbus, courtesy of Air Canada and the Air Canada mechanic who is ferrying the feathered friend back to B.C. This unusual story took flight nearly two years ago when a man in Pakenham discovered the injured oriole in his back yard. The journey began to figure out how to return this little gal to the west coast where she belongs; some 4000 kilometres away.
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".