The Duke of Kent has helped launch the new Strangford ferry during a visit to Co Down. The MV Strangford II vessel, operating between Strangford and Portaferry, was officially named by the duke during an on-board ceremony yesterday. Ferry crew member John Nixon was presented with a commendation from the Royal Humane Society for his bravery and action for assisting in saving the life of a woman at Portavogie harbour in April 2016.
The family of a man killed in the Hyde Park bombing have welcomed an apparent pledge by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to support their campaign for justice. Mr Corbyn wrote to Mark Tipper from the Hyde Park Justice Campaign, which is taking a private legal action against chief suspect John Downey, saying the government has a duty to ensure families have as much closure "as the law permits". Mr Tipper's brother, Simon, was one of the four Household Cavalry soldiers killed in the July 1982 explosion.
It is a snapshot of life in Northern Ireland from a bygone era. The British Film Institute has launched Britain on Film: Coast and Sea, an online collection of more than 600 newly-digitised films, ranging from 1898 to 2000. The highlights from Northern Ireland include university lecturers Morris dancing in Portrush in 1977 and the strange world of local filmmakers, the Spence Brothers.
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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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".