Mona Nemer is used to changing people’s minds. When she was 17, Nemer and her fellow students had to fight to get her all-girls high school in Lebanon to open a science stream, academic courses that weren’t offered to them because they were female. It was the 1970s, but school administrators didn’t think girls went into careers that needed science, says Nemer. “We had a sort of mini-revolt,” says Nemer. It succeeded, and she was one of 17 to enter the program.
A recent announcement that a Winnipeg-based bus manufacturer was buying a pedestrian warning system that basically shouts at people had at least one transit union claiming they thought it was a joke. “When we read the story … we thought it was an article from the Onion,” said Larry Hanley, the international president of the Amalgamated Transit Union, in a press release.
It was the eighth community consultation held by police in the last few weeks, part of a massive undertaking started by the force in March to review all of the policies and procedures regarding its interactions with the public, including carding. “It makes me feel like there’s something wrong with me. Is it the way I dress? Is it the way I walk?” asked Stephens, 18, who lives in Lawrence Heights, and says he’s been carded by police in his neighbourhood 15 times over the last two years.
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".