My name is Derek Larson. I am the assistant curator at the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum in Wembley, Alberta. Before moving to the area, I lived in Edmonton and Toronto. I’m originally from a small town in southern Saskatchewan. My passion is the study of dinosaurs and ancient ecosystems, and through my role at the museum, I am involved in research, gallery displays, science outreach, and safeguarding the fossils in our care.
The Alberta Summer Games has come full circle for Erin Weeks. On Oct. 2, Weeks started working at the 2018 Games office in Grande Prairie as an administrative assistant alongside Lindsey McNeil and Candace Dryherb. The three women are among the many organizers for the Games, which are coming to the City and County in July 2018. “Right now we’re just working on some fundraising events, coordinating some sponsorships to get on board, and working on volunteer recruitment,” said Weeks.
For the 40th time, the spirit of Lloyd Head will live on this weekend with the annual Lloyd Head Memorial Hockey Tournament. This year’s tournament, held at the Coca-Cola Centre, features 10 atom hockey teams, including the Grande Prairie A1 and Grande Prairie A2 Knights. There’s two teams competing from St. Albert, as well as teams from Dawson Creek, Beaverlodge, Spruce Grove, Sherwood Park, Edmonton and Fort St. John. Games start at 11:30 a.m. Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday.
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".