With two brothers and a sister, the great outdoors is sometimes a sanctuary for 12-year-old Logan Ferguson. "There's hiding spots out there that I can just hide and they won't be able to find me," he said. His siblings may not be able to, but late last month something found him when he was playing outside at his family farm near Portage La Prairie: A wood tick. "I felt something on my back, so I pulled it off and it was a tick," said Ferguson. "So I just killed it and threw it away."
Flying the Canadian flag is one way people choose to honor our country. 128 flags are now proudly flying along Highway 44 just outside of Beausejour, Man. The flags are part of a special remembrance project honoring thousands of Canadian soldiers who have died. "It makes me feel terrific," said Irvin Stefansson, one of the numerous people who contributed to the project. "So many young people don't realize the sacrifice these men made." Ironically the flag project was nearly derailed by wind.
The message is everywhere, recycle everything you can. Some Winnipeggers are finding recycling to be easier said than done, especially when they're on Broadway Street. On one side of the street, the recycling options are few and far between, which has left some people to dump cans and bottles in the garbage. The owner of Oh Doughnuts on Broadway tweeted to the city, asking to add more recycling bins on Broadway. But, she was told that the money just wasn't in the operating budget.
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".