I don't know what it feels like to be elderly and socially isolated, but a new report published by the U.S. Senate Aging Committee warns that if we don't do something about this condition the costs will be potentially enormous. Canada’s National Seniors Council reached similar conclusions in a 2014 study. A Globe and Mail report calls social isolation a “public health crisis in waiting.”
So what can be done about the threat posed by social isolation?
The news on Monday morning came like a thunderclap to both people working in the BC wine industry, as well as to consumers and the BC wine sector’s many enthusiasts. Some of BC’s most beloved and storied wineries would be bought by Andrew Peller Limited, one of Canada’s leading wine producers and marketers.
Thanks to the surprising actions of Abbotsford South MLA Dr. Darryl Plecas taking the role of Speaker in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, the B.C. Liberals are roiling at what many of them are portraying as a political betrayal. However, instead of responding deftly to the setback, they are at risk of overplaying their hand. Party faithful are understandably livid with Plecas, without realizing how their public anger is being perceived by an already ornery electorate.
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".