We’ve become accustomed to seeing the acronyms CEO and CFO among job titles at most municipalities and other corporations. But there’s a new one on its way: CRO. Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver have each appointed someone to that job. So have dozens of other major cities around the world. What exactly does a CRO do? According to 100 Resilient Cities (100RC), pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation, a CRO is a top-level adviser who reports directly to the city’s mayor.
Seventeen years ago, I had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing Georgina Rideout Seeley. I met her in 2000, just before Remembrance Day. Although she was 81, she teased, laughed and joked like she was in her 20s. For two weeks, I tried to persuade her to let me tell her story. Finally, she relented and I met her in her kitchen in west London. Georgie told me of her youth in the Maritimes, her nursing training in Toronto, and her romance with a young airman named Murray Seeley.
The barista at the coffee shop in south London was dressed for Halloween. On her head was a pair of black kitten ears fixed to a headband. On each cheek, she’d drawn three black whiskers that extended from her upper lip. I ordered my regular: a tall decaf with room for dairy. She took my order, then glanced back. “Have you just been at a campfire or something?” she asked, trying to be polite. Apparently, I was stinking up the joint. “No,” I said. “I’ve just finished my shift at a picket line.
@RealMLorentz@RachelleiCooper Disagree, Mark. A) Semesters will be elongated into January and April (maybe May); B) Demographics indicate smaller class sizes ahead; C) Yes, some students will have to be won back, but that's manageable.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".