The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) expects to find out within the next two weeks whether it will be able to afford new fighters as well as upgrades to its search and rescue (SAR) and tactical utility helicopters. Like other elements of the Canadian Armed Forces, the RCAF has suffered from chronic underfunding over the past few decades, and Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan and others have said only that “significant” budget increases can be expected.
U.S. Congress was told April 24 by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) that the Department of Defense (DOD) shouldn’t commit any more money to developing “future capabilities” of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II before resolving issues with the baseline aircraft. At nearly $400 billion so far–with projected lifetime costs of more than $1 trillion–the F-35 is the most costly and ambitious acquisition in DOD history.
A commission of inquiry into the overall state of aviation safety in Canada is being urgently requested by Virgil P. Moshansky, the retired Alberta judge who conducted an exhaustive inquiry into the 1989 Air Ontario Fokker F-28 crash near Dryden, Ont., which killed both pilots, a flight attendant and 21 passengers. He broached the idea on April 6 during the second day of a review of aviation safety by the House of Commons Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities.
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".