Days after Hamzeh Serhan was gunned down in the courtyard of a Caldwell Avenue social housing complex, about a dozen women in the community did something that had not been done before. They turned poster paper into protest signs and marched down the middle of the street demanding better security for their children. Patricia Neindabo was one of the mothers who stopped traffic while chanting "we want security" in French.
An Ottawa man says he's desperate for news after losing contact with his daughter on Saint Martin, one of the Caribbean islands hardest-hit by Hurricane Irma. Barry Schulman said his daughter Joey Schulman, 43, lost her home and business when Irma, since downgraded to a tropical storm, struck Saint Martin Wednesday. Schulman said he last spoke to his daughter on Sunday afternoon when she called in a panic from a shelter on the island.
Ottawa's police chief welcomed plans to regulate the sale of marijuana in Ontario, but at least one Ottawa pot shop remains defiant in face of an expected crackdown. The plan also calls for the shuttering of illegal pot shops, with the province pursuing a co-ordinated strategy with local police forces, the OPP and the federal government. "If you operate one of these facilities, consider yourself on notice," Attorney General Yasir Naqvi said.
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".