Lady Cynthia is a getting a lot of attention in the Town of Ladysmith, B.C., these days. The 115-year-old rhodendron is in full bloom. The plant stands more than nine metres tall and almost eight metres wide and sports more than 4,000 pink blossoms. Its branches are so big, they look like tree trunks. Local historian Rob Johnson, who is also a former city councillor and past president of the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce, gave the rhododendron its name.
NDP Leader John Horgan and Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver pulled up to Government House in Victoria, fittingly enough, together and in an electric car. They were there to drop off a historic 10-page accord on how the two parties would work together in the next legislative session. It's the first time in Canadian history the Greens and NDP have made such an alliance, enshrining it with a formal four-year co-operation agreement.
It was an election result unlike any other in recent B.C. history. In fact, you have to go back to 1952 to find the last time there was a minority government in the province. There are any number of scenarios that could play out when all the ballots are finally counted on May 24. Will it be a majority government, a minority government or some kind of coalition? And will the riding of Courtenay-Comox decide the outcome of the election after the recount? Right now, nobody knows.
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".