Bob Morrow of Merville has created a curling device which, he claims, will revolutionize the sport. The device is designed to measure rocks that are sitting atop the button, thereby rendering the orthodox measuring arm useless. Morrow’s measuring device slides under rocks that are touching, in the centre of the house. It includes a telescoping arm and a machinist dial that provides a number. “No one’s ever done this before,” Morrow said.
It’s going on two years since Rebecca Lennox was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Aside from dealing with the ensuing physical and emotional distress, the Courtenay councillor has also faced mounting medical expenses. So she agreed to reach out to the community for a helping hand. Last December, her friends and family put out a call for support via GoFundMe. Overnight, numerous businesses and individuals — some of them strangers — had contributed $10,000.
Towhees win league opener
Vanier forward Aidan Bernard looks for an opening in Tuesday’s home game against Carihi. The hosts won 66-55. The Vanier Towhees senior boys basketball team won its season-opening league game at home, Tuesday against the Carihi Tyees of Campbell River. The game was tied at half time. The visitors had a strong third quareter, but Vanier prevailed 66-55, scoring 26 points in the final quarter.
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".