Boris Johnson has signaled a shake-up of Britain’s use of foreign aid in 2018, saying money would be “more sensibly distributed” to support the country’s interests abroad. The Foreign Secretary, speaking to the Sunday Times, said the UK’s £13 billion aid budget would be put to better use, such as denying safe havens to Islamist terrorists in Africa, Yemen and Bangladesh. “The old jam jars are being smashed,” he said.
Putting a tree in your house and waiting for a reindeer-herd to climb down your chimney is an odd way to spend the winter. But it pales in comparison with these Christmas customs and traditions from around the world. Icelandic folklore tells of a terrifying giant cat, the Jólakötturinn (Yule Cat), who towers over houses and eats children who don’t do their chores.
Theresa May has said the government ‘will not be derailed’ in its efforts to deliver Brexit, in a press offensive days after her commons defeat on whether MPs will vote on the final deal. Writing in the Sunday Telegraph and Sunday Express today, the Prime Minister said her recent agreement in Brussels showed the government was “proving the doubters wrong”. She writes: “Amid all the noise, we are getting on with the job.
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".