Genevieve Bacon comes up for a breath while competing for the JdF Royals. Twelve Royals swimmers are moving on to provincials in Kamloops this weekend. (Photo submitted)Twelve Juan de Fuca Royals are headed to provincials in Kamloops this weekend after posting lightning-quick times at the Vancouver Island regionals. "I've been head coach for the past five years and we've never had more than 10, so having double digits is really exciting for us," said head coach Sean Hunter.
B.C. publisher Caitlin Press wants to reassure parents that there are children’s books that don’t conform to gender stereotypes. The Halfmoon Bay-based company reached out the Gazette following a story about a Colwood mother expressing her disappointment in a pair of books on sale at Costco. The books, with one labelled for boys and the other for girls, showed male characters how to build compasses and prepare for hikes, while girls were taught how to knit and cook.
One of Metchosin's most popular events needs a new organizer. Mary Gidney organized Metchosin Day for many years, but a move into Victoria means a replacement organizer for the annual celebration is needed. Gidney has offered to help work with and train a new volunteer organizer over the next two years. The September event routinely draws hundreds from around the region and features hayrides, music, vintage cars, and horse demonstrations, among many other activities.
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".