It's like winning the Academy Award for dairy farmers in Canada — being named a Master Breeder by Holstein Canada. And a P.E.I. family has now entered the club. "It's pretty awesome, it's a chance in a lifetime to get for a dairy farmer, we're pretty excited," said Allan MacQuarrie, who has operated MacTalla Farms in Bonshaw with his wife Coleen since 1981. Holstein Canada has been giving out the Master Breeder award since 1929, and there have been only 19 winners from the Island.
A program on P.E.I. is keeping old computers out of the landfill and into the hands of Islanders who are happy to have them. Computers for Success fixes up old computers and donates them to community groups across the Island. It started as Computers for Schools, offering refurbished computers into the school system for students. But program co-ordinator John Brennan said they changed their focus when schools started getting newer equipment.
A Holland College student is testing a new way to make old windows new again, making the case for refurbishing them — not replacing them. Sydney MacDonald has created something called a steam box to help remove the layers of paint, putty and caulking that make restoring old windows difficult. The box is attached to a kettle that sends steam into the box. The window is placed inside and the box is sealed.
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".