A second idling vehicle was stolen this week in Stratford, this time a red pickup truck parked outside a downtown burger shop. Bonifacio Basbas came to pick up his son, Alvin, a line cook who had just finished his shift at Downie Street Burgers. He parked his Nissan Frontier Pro-4X in front of the restaurant and went inside to check on Alvin, who was taking out the garbage. Seconds later the vehicle’s engine roared and it was gone.
A Stratford high school art class will get a chance to showcase its talents at a local public gallery later this week. Susan Zorgdrager’s Grade 12 class at Stratford Central Secondary School will debut its exhibit called Thirty-One Friday night at Gallery Stratford. After a two-hour kickoff starting at 7 p.m. – most of the students will be in attendance – it will be on display until Feb. 18.
An on-the-run car thief accidentally flagged down an unmarked police cruiser for help and was arrested. Police say a van, left running with the keys in the ignition, was stolen from the Stratford Hyundai dealership on Lorne Avenue East shortly before 8 a.m. Monday. An unknown man entered the vehicle – it belonged to a contractor and not the business, a service co-ordinator from Stratford Hyundai said Wednesday – and drove off.
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".