As a boy, I first clapped a meaningful eye on the England cricket team when they played India at Lord’s in 1990. As any serious follower of the game knows, that was no ordinary Test match. It was the Graham Gooch Test match – the game in which England’s captain scored 333 in the first innings, followed by 123 in the second.
Whatever U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond does in his budget speech on Wednesday, he needs to make sure his plans don’t unravel as some have in the past. Unforced errors and subsequent U-turns are seized upon by opponents as signs of weakness, as Hammond himself discovered earlier this year when he was forced to ditch a tax increase on the self-employed. Now the pressure to get it right is more intense than ever.
With a flourish, Osborne rebranded the minimum wage as a “National Living Wage,” which would rise to 9 pounds an hour by 2020 and was designed to cut the political ground from under the Labour Party. However, he also said he would cut 12 billion pounds from the welfare budget, concentrating his fire on reducing income top-ups and other benefits for people of working age, and limiting support to two children whatever the size of a family.
Sketchy Ashes/Brexit metaphor alert: The A380 due to carry me home has limped in late with one wheel falling off. Now we seem to be back on course, a little late and booked on a new, almost identical plane.
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".