When this man took a DNA test, he discovered a 50-year secretDavid Jantzik and his wife Joanne Padvaiskas, at home in Pointe-Claire, Quebec. (Shari Okeke/CBC)When David Jantzik's wife, Joanne Padvaiskas, suggested they both do an AncestryDNA test, David, who was adopted, thought it would be fun to learn about his heritage. He had no idea of the shock that awaited him. David had always considered himself to be German and French, like his adoptive parents.
Third grade students in Kristy Westlake's class at St. Charles Elementary School in Pierrefonds are buzzing with excitement about Christmas — but this year, it's not about the gifts they hope to receive, but the gifts they're making for strangers. The class is knitting scarves to donate to Dans La Rue. "Our teacher was our inspiration to do this," said eight-year-old Sydney Gardner.
The CBC Sing-In benefiting West Island Community Shares is taking place on Sunday. Here's a look at one organization that will benefit from your donations. Give online or in person at the Sing-In. Treldon James holds his head high now, proud of the progress he's made with his reading and writing since seeking help at Literacy Unlimited, a centre located in Pointe-Claire, that offers free tutoring.
Happy New Year! Here’s hoping 2018 brings surprises that spark joy. When @DavidJantzik took a DNA test for fun, he had no idea of the shock - and then happiness - he was about to experience. https://t.co/wl2nnif6SM
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
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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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
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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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".