North Preston is celebrating the promotion this morning of Halifax Regional Police Sgt. Dean Simmonds to the rank of inspector, the highest rank any officer from the community has achieved. His official swearing-in ceremony takes place today at 11 a.m. at city hall. Simmonds is modest about the promotion and gives credit to those helped him. "I had some mentors … that basically helped me and provided a baseline for me to do well in my life," he said.
The Nova Scotia Barristers' Society has recommended that Halifax lawyer Lyle Howe be disbarred. The recommendation comes after a hearing panel of the society issued a decision on July 17 finding Howe guilty of professional misconduct and professional incompetence. "Based on the nature and number of their findings, disbarment is the appropriate sanction," Victoria Rees, the barristers society acting executive director, said Tuesday. The society also recommends Howe pay it $650,000 in hearing costs.
A woman in Shelburne County is hoping Cooke Aquaculture cancels its plan to build a four-metre-high steel fence around its property on Sandy Point Road, just outside Shelburne, N.S. If it doesn't, Debbie Belong says her view of the harbour will disappear. "I call it the Trump wall," she said. Cooke Aquaculture uses the property to contain any excess, unused material for its salmon farming operation.
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".