A Crown attorney told Nova Scotia's highest court today that the judge behind the controversial decision to acquit a Halifax taxi driver of sexual assault had failed to "grasp" the evidence presented at trial. In March, Judge Gregory Lenehan found Bassam Al-Rawi not guilty of sexually assaulting an intoxicated female passenger in his taxi. The ruling drew national attention when Lenehan declared in his oral decision that "clearly a drunk can consent." The Crown is appealing the acquittal.
Three doctors from Cape Breton stood before a Senate committee on national finance in Halifax Tuesday and pleaded with its members to do whatever they could to protect doctors' income. Among them was Dr. Caitlin Lees, the president of the Maritime Resident Doctors Board, who warned: "We are young, we are mobile and we will leave. It's not an empty threat." The doctors are worried the federal government will put an end to a 20-year custom in this province of incorporating their private practices.
Seven downtown Halifax businesses have dropped their legal action over lost revenue due to construction delays from the Nova Centre. The Wooden Monkey and six other businesses hired lawyer Ray Wagner to take legal action seeking to recover money lost due to the construction. They went after Halifax Regional Municipality, the province and the Halifax Convention Centre Corporation. "We're exhausted. We're tired," Lil MacPherson, co-owner of the Wooden Monkey, said Tuesday.
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".