Niagara College’s spring convocation ceremonies saw a record number of students graduate last week. More than 4,600 graduates walked across the stage starting last Tuesday and ending Friday afternoon. This year’s graduation ceremonies were significant for more than the sheer number of grads, it also marked the 50th anniversary of the college,Friday saw students from the media, trades and technology studies graduate. Among those was broadcasting student Valentina Garcia, 21.
Welland Public Library has branched out to Seaway Mall. The library branch opened Tuesday morning with dozens of people eager to check out the new venue. The initial investment for the more than 450 square metre space cost about $200,000. Library CEO Ken Su said the funds came from the library’s reserves. He said the City of Welland will pay for the operating costs each year, which will be about $200,000. Operating costs will cover such things as staffing, rent and utilities.
Visitors to Seaway Mall had the opportunity to learn more about the dangers of distracted driving Saturday. CAA hosted the event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. near the mall’s food court. AAPEX driving academy as well as the Ontario Provincial Police Auxiliary were present to answer any questions the public might have. Shylow Cutler, public relations with AAPEX, said having a presence in the community and educating people from a young age is important.
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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
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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".