There's lots to do as the temperatures cool down and the countdown to Christmas heats up. As well as the suggestions below, plan ahead for some fun in a couple of weeks — Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon at the Eastlink Centre, the City of Charlottetown is giving away free tickets to two free concerts, A John Gracie Christmas Friday, Dec. 1, and A Christmas to Remember, a concert of songs and stories, Sat. Dec 2. Both will be held at Trinity United Church.
The P.E.I. government is encouraging Island employers and community groups to do a gender and diversity analysis of their organizations, and reduce any barriers or bias they find. It recently released a guide called Honouring Our Differences that includes a checklist to make sure groups and businesses are aware of how the work they do or who they hire impacts different groups.
A literary and plush potato figure, Friendly the Spud from P.E.I., is spreading a message of inclusion and acceptance around the world. Darlene Lund created Friendly in 2012 as she was teaching mental-health first aid as part of her job in social work. Spud stands for "supporting people's unique differences," the author said. "A lot of people talked about their mental-health diagnosis at that time and the stigma they were feeling," Lund told Mainstreet's Angela Walker.
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".