There was more uncertainty for Alberta entrepreneurs in July. Small business confidence took a dip this month after eight months of climbing, according to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business Barometer. Richard Truscott, Alberta and B.C. Vice President of the CFIB, said the economy and a lack of market demand for products and services are still weighing on mom and pop shops, and he believes the provincial government is not helping the situation.
Mayor Naheed Nenshi is speaking out about Calgary Pride’s decision to ban uniformed police, and other emergency officials, from marching in this year’s parade. Local law enforcement can still participate, but they must leave their badges at home. The mayor said he’s gone through the gamut of responses on this. “I know that the women and men of the Calgary Police Service work incredibly hard every day. I know that the chief refers to the police as an instrument of social justice in our community.
As the city experiences more dog days of summer, Calgarians are being urged to keep safety top of mind. EMS Spokesperson Adam Loria told 660NEWS it’s important to stay hydrated with water, not just caffeine. “If you see anybody, sort of not acting appropriately, acting a little different, confused — lethargic, they may be undergoing some sort of heat related emergency,” he said. Young children and the elderly are most vulnerable to the heat.
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".