MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — A massive explosion obliterated a home in Mississauga Tuesday, killing a woman, injuring as many as nine others and causing extensive damage to surrounding houses. The blast at 4:22 p.m. left insulation falling like snow, building materials strewn across rooftops and the suburban residential street west of Toronto covered in debris, looking like the aftermath of a tornado. The cause was not immediately clear, but early speculation centred on a gas leak.
To borrow a metaphor, auto racing has long been in D.J. Kennington’s blood, roughly since the time his father was shooed from the St. Thomas Municipal Airport for driving on the runway. With the southwest Ontario town’s smoothest stretch of asphalt ruled off limits, Doug Kennington turned to a backup plan: He persuaded a local businessman to open a dragstrip for aspiring racers like himself, and volunteered to run the facility. Under his stewardship, the St. Thomas Dragway broke ground in 1962.
Jack Ferreira walked into the press box at Maple Leaf Gardens in 1994. It was a January Tuesday, midway through the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim’s first season in the NHL, and Ferreira and his players had flown in to play the Toronto Maple Leafs. Like the rest of Anaheim’s new opponents, the Leafs were nothing if not hospitable: they offered rival general managers a pre-game meal. On the menu that night? Roast duck. “As an expansion team, you don’t get any respect,” Ferreira said.
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".