At the Crescent Valley Community Resource Centre in Saint John, two robots — with thumb tacks mounted on their fronts and balloons on their backs — engage in a fearsome battle. They're being controlled by teams of elementary and middle school children, who must complete an electrical circuit with wires hooked up to controls on the floor if they want their bot to pop the other's balloon.
Two young boys visiting Saint John from the United States have had their faith in people somewhat restored. Sam and Ben Grant, 12 and 10, say they felt "sorrow" when they awoke Monday to learn someone had broken into their van overnight and stolen two of their guitars. But now, after a social media post gained traction, they've had three offers from New Brunswickers to replace the stolen instruments. "It's turned into an OK experience," Sam said.
Two young musicians from the U.S., visiting family in New Brunswick, had a rude awakening Monday when they discovered their van had been broken into overnight and their two favourite guitars stolen. Michael Grant and sons Ben and Sam live in New York City, but Michael was born in Saint John and visits regularly. Accustomed to an urban centre as large as New York, Michael didn't expect such a theft on this part of the East Coast.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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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".