Maria Ordenana was in Calgary two weeks ago when she received the call about her son, 24-year-old Rashid Antonio Ahmed Ordenana. He had died of an apparent drug overdose. "Coming home felt like the longest flight of my life," she said. "But it was only an hour." Rashid and another patient had walked away from a mental health treatment facility in Langley, and were found the same night overdosing with another man in a parking lot.
Rescued from a slaughter house just weeks ago, a cow and calf are now helping at-risk children to learn about empathy and acceptance. "Gracie" and her adopted daughter, three-month-old "Peanut," were rescued by the Semiahmoo Animal League Inc. (SALI), an organization providing permanent homes for farm animals. Gracie was scheduled for slaughter and was in poor condition. She'd recently fallen into a well and had other accidents, likely due to the vision loss she was born with.
A new feature built into Apple's upcoming iOS 11 can detect when an iPhone user is travelling in a moving vehicle and block their notifications. The feature, which the tech giant is calling "Do Not Disturb While Driving," will be part of the operating system coming this fall. Apple made the announcement at its Worldwide Developers Conference which began in San Jose, Calif. on Monday. CEO Tim Cook said the idea builds on its "Do Not Disturb" mode, a feature currently available on Apple products.
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".