Mountains of money spent but not a penny of proof of benefit — that's the ledger after Ontario merged or shut down 87 hospitals in a process that in London alone cost nearly $1.3 billion. The Mike Harris-led Conservatives, who championed the change in 1996, promised more efficient and seamless care for patients — a system under which hospitals would save money because they wouldn't compete to attract patients, but, instead, would work together.
Walking by Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre, I noticed the poster for Love Letters, an upcoming play starring Ali McGraw and Ryan O’Neal. For younger readers, they were also the stars of the popular, two-hankie 1970 film, Love Story. It’s usually remembered for the iconic, and later, often parodied, quote: “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.”That is not my experience or observation of love in real life. The quote struck me back then as ‘fake profound’ and still seems daft.
Last year, one out of every six known pregnancies in Scotland did not end with the birth of a live baby. If present trends continue, then more than 100,000 conceptions over the next five years will result in a termination, miscarriage or stillbirth. Terminations account for the majority.
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".