Some Montreal residents are calling on the Hudson's Bay Company to remove a plaque on the company's downtown flagship store that commemorates Jefferson Davis, who was president of the Confederate States during the U.S. Civil war. The calls come after a 32-year-old woman was killed in a deadly car attack on anti-racism protestors who were demonstrating against a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. on Saturday. The man charged in the attack idolized Nazis, according to a former teacher.
Elena Avetisian has taken her first steps two months after the Montrealer was critically injured when a car plowed into a crowd of pedestrians in New York City three months ago. "It's a miracle, she took a few steps," her sister, Victoria Avetisian, told CBC. "She was in very critical condition and she lived. She's alive." Despite the encouraging developments, doctors have warned her husband and three children that the road to recovery won't be easy.
A community fridge initially set up as a pilot project for the month of Ramadan has proven so successful, it will stay all year round. Muslim-based organization PEACE Initiatives first started the project, setting up the fridge outside at the corner of St-Jacques and des Seigneurs streets, in Little Burgundy. The plan was to fill it with food to provide those in need, and those fasting for Ramadan, with something to eat. "It's a month of giving.
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".