Emma Wright is bound for the Canadian National Exhibition's Rising Stars contest for the fifth time. Emma has yet to win the contest, but in many ways she's indifferent to that aspect of the contest. She's much more interested in the learning curve and simple opportunity to work on perfecting her craft. "I'm not that competitive," she declared emphatically. "There's always going to be people better than me. I could finish last and I wouldn't care if I've done my best."
There's a new nature reserve open to the public, and it features some very old sugar maple trees. The Daphne and Gordon Nicholls Nature Reserve owned and managed by the Bruce Trail Conservancy officially opened July 26 during an invitation-only ceremony at the site. The 30-acre property, located near the corner of Grey Road 40 and Grey Road 7, was purchased by funds raised by Gordon Nicholls, his family, and friends as a memorial to his late wife Daphne.
It might not have been 500 miles, but it might have seemed that way to the president of the Beaver Valley Bruce Trail Club last month. Jill Smith-Brodie was one of the people taking up the dare put on by the Bruce Trail Conservancy last month to walk 50 kilometres in a day. "It was CHALLENGING!! (sic) mainly due to weather - violent thunderstorms with rain, thunder, lightning and HAIL! (sic)”, Brodie wrote in a Facebook post.
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".