The head of Winnipeg's transit union is calling on the city to let go of its Peggo cards because of problems with the electronic fare-collection system. Aleem Chaudhary, acting president of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1505, says Peggo cards have been nothing but "a pain" since they went online in June 2016."I personally think it failed, because they spent millions and millions on technology that I particularly don't think worked," Aleem Chaudhary said Tuesday in an interview.
The provincial system to safely return prescribed fentanyl patches is being abused in northern Ontario. Provincial police told CBC News they are investigating counterfeit patches in Smooth Rock Falls, a community about five hours north of Sudbury. Fentanyl patches are commonly prescribed for pain management, but police say they've received reports of patients turning in fake patches for real ones. "Opioids are used everywhere," says Sgt. Carlo Berardi.
It's 7:45 on a weekday morning in downtown Sudbury. While others might be heading to their office job or getting the kids ready for school, Sue Peters is turning on the espresso machine in her cafe. As she makes herself a cappuccino while wearing a flowing dress and a Sunday-best hat, Peters isn't exactly what you might picture when you think "auditor." And yet, that's what she did for 20 years. "My main career was in quality control.
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".