Alex Pasichnyk spent Wednesday afternoon beating the odds. That was the day she received her bone marrow transplant after more than half a year in total bone marrow failure due to a rare aplastic anemia. There was an incredibly small 1-in-14 million chance of her finding someone who matched or closely matched the 10 human leukocyte antigen (HLA) tissue type factors. Now, she remains in hospital in Calgary, waiting to see if the gift was a success.
In addition to all of the books on shelves, libraries have long established themselves as community gathering spots: centres for greater conversations and education about the world that we live in. They have gallery spaces now too, and one such public institution is helping to right some great historical wrongs and help everyone towards the healing path. Earlier this month, the Morinville Community Library unveiled the Walk with Me travelling exhibit.
It has lofty aspirations and a few years of experience to prove that it can reach them, despite still not having a loft to house them in. The Plugged In Community Centre Organization – PICCO for short – aims to be a one-stop shop of inclusive activities for young and old. It’s already doing the work, just without the actual shop. They’ve been striving to reach that goal since the beginning.
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".