“Or at least perhaps remind them that there are people who are noticing what they’re doing,” outgoing poet laureate Rebecca Thomas said in an interview. “And I say that obviously with love and respect, but also with a little bit of a scathing cynicism.”Thomas, the municipality’s sixth poet laureate, will finish her two-year term at the end of March. The deadline for nominations is Feb. 23, and then Thomas will help pick her successor.
Halifax regional councillors debated how to pay to protect the public on Wednesday, reviewing the policing and firefighting budgets for the 2018 fiscal year, totalling more than $150 million. After a contract arbitration decision last year, both Halifax Regional Police and Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency presented 10 per cent increases to pay for millions in extra wages. Those increases are the major driver for a 1.9 per cent, or $35, increase to the average property tax bill.
One Halifax regional councillor who believes he’s the subject of the majority of complaints filed to City Hall in recent weeks says he thinks they should be dealt with in public. Municipal spokesperson Nick Ritcey told Metro on Tuesday morning that there were 57 complaints against councillors currently outstanding, far more than all of last year. The municipality never discloses which councillors are the subjects of the complaints. Coun.
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".