Watching Bob Acorn on the tennis court, it's hard to believe he's 90-years-old. He serves, volleys, chases down balls and smacks them back. He started playing tennis in the 1940s when he was 16-years-old and has enjoyed the game ever since. "I've slowed down but still I like the action," he said. "I know where to be, that's the whole thing and when the ball goes by I don't care."
It's an average day at the Upper Room Soup Kitchen in Charlottetown. The tables are full, and there's a steady line of people waiting for meal trays. Staff and volunteers serve between 85 and 120 people per meal, says general manager Mike MacDonald. "I would love to see the day that there's no need for a soup kitchen or a food bank," he said. "Unfortunately, I don't see that day coming any time soon."
A pair of endangered piping plovers can thank Parks Canada and a pizza pan for saving their family. The birds had picked a bad spot for their nest in the sand — right on the tide line — in P.E.I. 's National Park. "As the tides were rising, we were noticing that they were getting closer and closer to the eggs," explained Kerry-Lynn Atkinson, resource management officer with Parks Canada. One day water even washed over the nest.
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".