A Toronto cyclist wants police to be more proactive about bike thefts after his girlfriend's amateur sleuthing led the couple to recover his stolen bike in a "sting" operation at a TTC station in Scarborough. Omer Lifshitz already had one bicycle stolen this summer, when his roughly $1,200 road bike was taken from his porch earlier this month. "It's not the most expensive bike in the world, but it's my baby," said Lifshitz.
A Scarborough man says he is out $800 after trusting a tow truck driver who reassured him that his insurance would reimburse him for towing his pickup truck. David Beeson's pickup truck broke down on the side of Highway 401 in Etobicoke on Aug. 10. He says the first tow truck driver who pulled up told him that he had a legal obligation to tow the vehicle for safety reasons — and that his insurance through the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) would cover the cost.
Two mothers from two different parts of the country want to know what happened to their children's cord blood after finding out that the Toronto company they paid to store it was found non-compliant by Health Canada. Juliana Vasiljevic decided she wanted to store the potentially life-saving stem cells in her son Ewan's umbilical cord blood when she was pregnant in 2009. The Burlington, Ont., woman said it "felt like it was insurance" she couldn't ignore.
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".