How do you tackle the problem of speeding cars causing collisions and deaths? It's a question On The Coast has asked throughout its series, The Speed Factor, and it's also a question Vancouver city planner Sandy James has wrestled with. "Communities have to say they've had enough," James told On The Coast guest host Michelle Eliot. "It's all about enforcement and education." She said making headway requires a culture shift when it comes to speeding.
Dr. Emily Newhouse says speed isn't just a police or safety issue: it's a public health issue that becomes frighteningly real in the hospitals of this province. Newhouse, a medical health officer with Vancouver Coastal Health, says police cite speed as a primary factor in about 30 per cent of collisions in B.C., but to health professionals like her, it's a factor in every collision. "Collisions are just way more severe, if you're going faster," she told On The Coast's Lisa Christiansen.
Steffani Grondin admits it sounds "super cheesy," but Stephen Hawking convinced her to reach for the stars. Grondin, 20, is in her third year of a joint astronomy and physics honours program at the University of British Columbia. She's also co-president of the school's astronomy club and works for the school as a teaching assistant. Like many people around the world, she says she is devastated by the death of the renowned theoretical physicist at the age of 76 early Wednesday morning.
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".