"You go over and under in a line and you're trying to make it as fast as you can around," says Miki Newman, a grade 5 student at Connaught Public School. The school was trying to set the record for most students playing tunnel ball at one time. The record was 120, set by a school in Australia. On Wednesday, Connaught had over 250 students playing at the same time.
Many people have endured the endless rain and chilly temperatures over the past two months. Finally, some sunshine and heat in Ottawa. "Summer is finally here," says Patti O'Leary after teeing off at the Rideau View Golf Club. The course has endured a tough start to the season. "It's difficult to get grass to grow underwater, it's difficult to play over water...we've gotten through it," says head professional Paul Sherratt. Wednesday was a much different story.
The highest water levels in close to 100 years are causing some anxiety along the St. Lawrence Seaway. "At this stage, blue skies would bring us great joy," says Andrew Bogora, spokesperson for the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation. Lake Ontario is at the highest level since records started being kept in 1918. At the other end, communities near Montreal are still underwater. The flow rate at the Cornwall dam is also at a record level.
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".