The bells of the season are ringing. The Salvation Army launched its annual Christmas Kettle Campaign in Calgary on Thursday. This year, they are looking to raise $1.25-million. Lt. Col. Larry Martin said the organization is also in need of volunteers to staff the kettles. “I think we have about 4200 volunteer hours that we’re looking for,” Martin said. The Salvation Army’s kettles are set up in retail areas during the Christmas shopping season.
It seems there is not much public support to change the name of the Edmonton Eskimos. A new poll from Insights West found nearly 60 per cent of those asked find the name is acceptable. But the poll’s author said younger people are more likely to support a name change. “The number is definitely higher with those between the ages of 18-to-34 than those who are 55 and over,” said Mario Canseco, Vice President of Public Affairs with Insights West.
Calgary police say they have now found two people they were looking for in connection with a recent murder in the southeast. The suspect, 29-year-old Deibi Francisco Monterroso Salazar, was arrested by RCMP Thursday at an acreage near Strathmore, east of Calgary. Warrants were issued for his arrest after a man was found dead and a woman was seriously injured in a home along 39 Street S.E. on Wednesday. The investigation is ongoing and the autopsy is still underway.
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".