The Newfoundland and Labrador Liberals are back in first place among political parties, according to a poll released Wednesday by Corporate Research Associates (CRA) Inc.Four in 10 of decided voters back the Liberals — that's up slightly from 34 per cent in May. As for the Progressive Conservatives, 33 per cent of decided voters support that political party, down from 40 per cent. Support for the provincial New Democrats remains virtually unchanged at 25 per cent, according to the latest figures.
About forty people rallied outside the Sheraton Hotel in St. John's Wednesday afternoon, protesting the ongoing issues with federal government's Phoenix pay system — while Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet were inside. The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) organized the event to "remind" the federal politicians to fix the backlog that has resulted in federal workers being underpaid, overpaid or not paid at all.
Some food banks across the province are struggling to stock shelves ahead of the new school year. "It's been nuts how many people are signing up [for food] … We found we had a huge intake for families this summer and we fed people and that's basically why our shelves are empty," says Kerri Abbott, who runs the St. Vincent de Paul food bank in Carbonear. "For us not to have granola bars, this has never happened in the four or five years that I've been there."
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".