A great excuse for a few minutes to enjoy some java and good company this week. The Alzheimer’s Society is launching its annual Coffee Break campaign. Whether it’s hosting friends, neighbours or co-workers, the initiative has been a popular one for the past 22 years. The society’s Pauline Tardiff said well over half a million Canadians suffer from dementia: a number expected to nearly double over the next decade.
AHS says a total of five people, including several staff members and at least one inmate at the Calgary Correctional Centre, were rushed to hospital Saturday evening after contact with an unknown substance. Police say an inmate was in possession of the substance, then a guard and another staff member were exposed when they went to investigate. Alberta Health Services is working to determine what exactly the substance is. Other staff and inmates were also checked at the scene.
A new Mainstreet Research poll suggests if a federal election were held today, the Liberals would be re-elected, and with a majority government. The survey, for Postmedia, found a big lead for the Trudeau government, up 11 points over the opposition Conservatives. The new numbers peg support for the Grits at 43 per cent, followed by the Tories at 32 and the NDP struggling with 15 per cent.
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".