Members of the farming community are tripping over each other to organize an event to raise money for Peter Ruiter and his family after a fire destroyed their farm earlier this month. But Ruiter was hesitant to accept the outpouring of support. "I'm not a taker," Ruiter told CBC News Friday. "I've always tried to look after myself and be a good neighbour to everybody else. I'm not the person to go out there and look for this."
Organizers of a march in Lanark County denouncing violence against women say news of an attempted murder charge was a reminder of the persistence of gender-based violence. Erin Lee, executive director of Lanark County Interval House, said she was "deeply saddened" to hear about the latest report of violence. "Certainly, for us, we're not surprised that lethal violence is still happening in our community," she said Thursday evening during the organization's annual Take Back the Night walk.
The Ottawa Public Library will be stricter with people who openly display explicit content on its computers, such as pornography, following public complaints it wasn't doing enough to protect patrons from seeing offensive material. Library staff will ask people to shut down or turn off material that leads to a complaint, whether it's explicitly violent, overtly sexual or contains threatening language, a spokesperson for the library said Tuesday.
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".