Roland Reeve John Hughes says he isn't deterred from spending time in nature after a serious battle with West Nile. An outdoor lover, Hughes looks forward to camping and fishing again as his strength and mobility gradually return. Near the end of summer in 2016 Hughes contracted West Nile from an infected mosquito, which began to manifest as serious flu symptoms. In September he and his wife Mary-Lou decided it was time to see a doctor.
Manitoba youth are the first Canadians to test out the new text service offered by Kids Help Phone. The free crisis text line will be offered to the rest of Canada within a year, but, for now, it's only available to Manitobans. Youth just need to text TALK to 686868 on any text/SMS enabled cell phone to access help whenever they need it most. They will be connected to a volunteer Crisis Responder who will be able to help.
A local music therapist says music can help people with dementia or depression in ways medication can't. Joel Klassen is a Music Therapist with Eden Health Care Services. He plays the piano and guitar, but finds it's easier to interact face to face using his guitar. "It's a very quick way to break the ice with someone, to strum a guitar and start singing one of their favourite songs," said Klassen. "People start sharing things with you that would have taken hours of talk therapy to accomplish."
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".