Last night, two elderly people accused in India of conspiring to murder a young Canadian woman — their niece and daughter, respectively — and extradited to India to face trial were removed from a plane at Vancouver’s airport before it could leave for Delhi. Surgit Singh Badesha and Malkit Kaur Sidhu were accompanied by three Punjabi police officers who were to escort them to Sangrur, Punjab to appear before a judge today, according to reports in a Punjabi news service.
The federal government passed a law that allows physician-assisted dying over a year ago — but that doesn’t mean anyone has figured yet out how to pay the doctors who carry out the act at the patient’s bedside. Doctors at a conference on assisted dying in Halifax described Thursday the work they do when they assist someone in the act of dying. They spend a lot of time just answering questions from the patient and family members, and filling out the many documents required.
HALIFAX — People accessing medical assistance in dying tend to be white, middle-class and well-off, participants in an international conference on assisted death here heard Friday. In the state of Oregon, where assisted death has been legal longer than in any other jurisdiction in the world, over 1,000 people have used the service to date. Over 90 per cent of them have been white. Only two per cent of them lacked health insurance. Most had a college education.
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".