City council has rejected a bid by a developer to remove a clause in a deal from a year-and-a-half ago that created quite a stir in Old Strathcona. The clause was central to the approval to WestOak Development building a 19-storey high rise apartment building a block south of Whyte Avenue. The Mezzo at 105th Street would tower above Whyte, and the carrot dangled by WestOak’s Mathew McLash then was that 10 per cent of the units would be affordable housing.
One in five City of Edmonton employees say they have been the subject of harassment. That’s the finding of an audit looking into the corporate culture with the City which was released on Thursday. The goal of city auditor David Wiun is to change the trend and make it so that all employees feel they are treated with respect and dignity. “We don’t want to see where one-fifth of employees believe that they have experienced harassment, yet many of them haven’t come forward,” Wiun said.
City councillors were shaking their heads after reports about a a crash on a commuter train line in Singapore on Wednesday suggested it was caused by an “inadvertent” disabling of a software system. Reports by channelnewsasia.com, the New Straits Times and others report the system was equipped by Thales, the same company that is working with the City of Edmonton to rectify problems with the Metro Line. Councillor Tim Cartmell read the accounts but said he doesn’t want to jump to conclusions.
Thales update: This statement to @630CHED / @GlobalEdmonton from Dave Beckley who says systems are different. “Thales is aggressively investigating the incident in Singapore. At this time, there is no reason to believe that any other Thales supplied systems are affected.” #yegcc
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".