A community is reeling after the sudden death of an 18-month-old child on Sept. 13. Sudbury.com spoke with several residents of the neighbourhood where the child lived with his mother. "As a parent it's devastating to hear about something like this," said a neighbour who did not want to have her name printed. "I have an 18-month-old daughter and I couldn't imagine what I would do if something like this happened."
As many as a dozen posters with distinctly racial overtones were plastered up around Sudbury's downtown on Sept. 11. Messages like, "Did you ever notice how 'diversity' just means fewer whites? I don't want my children to become minorities in their own country!" were taped to light posts around the city's downtown core. A group calling itself Sudbury Against Fascism (SAF) told Sudbury.com its members were alerted to the posters via Facebook, and took to the streets to remove and destroy them.
Maison McCulloch Hospice board members held a small celebration at their annual general meeting on Sept. 11 in honour of being officially designated under the French Language Services Act. While the hospice has been offering services to their francophone residents for years, this designation now establishes the hospice as a bilingual facililty where offering service in both English and French is listed as a best practice.
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".