“I looked out my window and saw the flames shooting up the trees at the end of our yard,” she said. “We just ran out the door and into our car.”She assumed that their home was gone. She seemed surprisingly calm about it. Eight homes burned; about 30 others suffered damage. The fire moved so fast that no one had time to plan an orderly departure. According to one rumour, some people in a boat on the lake saw a wisp of smoke rising from the bushes along the lakeshore.
But that’s about the only good thing that can be sad about the present forest fire situation. As I write this, smoke hangs heavily in the Okanagan Valley although the nearest fire is 150 kilometres away. I can’t see across the lake. Visibility resembles the video images of Beijing during the last summer Olympics, with cars and cyclists emerging from the murk, and vanishing back into it. The figures keep changing, but at one point, B.C.
This increase comes as hate crimes in general have declined. Over the same period, anti-Jewish incidents dropped from 213 to 178. Incidents targeting black people also declined — slightly — from 238 to 224. Blacks are, of course, the primary target in the U.S., as daily reports of shootings remind us. Last week, Seattle police shot and killed Charleena Lyles, a black mother of four, in the presence of her children, after she called to report a burglary.
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".