B.C. is looking to improve workplace supports, services and practices for women in the trades now that a labour market research project has been completed. The Women in Trades labour market project includes feedback and recommendations from employers, tradespeople, unions, the Industry Training Authority (ITA), WorkSafeBC and other stakeholders from around the province.
Virtual reality (VR) is being taken to a whole new social level by DIRTT, a Calgary-based interior construction manufacturer. The company's new app, ICEreality, not only cuts the cords of other VR technology, it turns the design review process into a collaborative social experience. The phone app links with an ICE software design file, DIRTT's BIM tool, which can crunch pricing, engineering, manufacturing and installation information in real time.
The Urban Development Institute – Pacific Region (UDI) is scolding the City of Vancouver for its denial of a condo project in Chinatown. The project, which would have been at 105 Keefer St., was a nine-storey building with 111 residential units, retail shops, a privately run cultural-amenity space on the first floor and three levels of underground parking. The amenity space for seniors would have been secured at 50 per cent of the market rate for at least 10 years, explains the institute.
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".