Between the minus double-digit deep freeze and seemingly endless cycle of snow, some of us may be more than ready to ditch the hot chocolate and parkas for Mai Tais and swim trunks. "I'm looking for sunshine, I'm looking for warmth," said Ilona Biro, a Toronto-based freelance travel writer. "It doesn't have to be a beach holiday but somewhere where you can roam the streets without layers and layers of clothes on."
Two years ago, Toronto artist Steven Twigg discovered a novel way to rake in the rent instead of paying it himself. The 26-year-old illustrator rebranded himself as a professional house sitter to try to lower his overhead, bringing in about $900 a month by moving around the city, looking after dogs and watering plants in various locations around town.
The jury at the Laura Babcock murder trial in Toronto has reached a verdict. Court is reconvening and the verdict will be announced shortly. The Ontario Superior Court jury has been deliberating since Tuesday afternoon and will determine the guilt or innocence of co-accused Dellen Millard, 32, of Toronto, and Mark Smich, 30, of Oakville, Ont., who are being tried for first-degree murder. Both men have pleaded not guilty to the charge.
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".