The province's consumer advocate says people deserve more information about a long-standing legal dispute between Newfoundland Power and the City of St. John's that is costing ratepayers money. Dennis Browne says the roots of the disagreement go back to the 1940s, when the city needed electric power to run its streetcars, and a utility partner to build the plant. "The Mobile watershed area was an area which could produce electricity," explained Browne.
Hassan Malik has lived in Gander only since November, but he's already making a difference in the community. Malik, the chief engineer at the local Canadian Forces base, is an Ahmadiyya Muslim. Part of his faith is the belief in serving others. "We're always taught to put our faith and our country first," he explained. "It's something we were exposed to at a young age because our parents were doing it as well. I really wanted to continue that in Gander."
On May 21, six teenaged boys left Gander and headed to a friend's cabin to enjoy the long weekend. By the end of the day, 14-year-old Matthew Sargent was dead. "He was wild. He was one of those people who loved to push it," Matthew's father Gordon Sargent recalls now. "He was the daredevil who never thought about it. He was the kid who'd jump his bike when everyone else was wondering if it was safe. Matthew was going to find out by taking the jump."
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".