My family are sitting around the kitchen table chatting and laughing as they polish off huge plates of turkey with all the trimmings. Christmas dinner has to be the tastiest and most anticipated meal of the year, and we have thoroughly enjoyed every moment. But all is not quite as it seems. This is just a trial run.
What could be better than a roast dinner? For many it's the best meal of the week, not just because of its delicious ingredients but because a roast is guaranteed to bring friends and family together. The question of what should be included in a roast dinner, however, is another matter and the hotly contested subject of the McCain #GreatRoastDebate. Everyone has their own traditions, but also it seems, very strongly held opinions on what should and should not have a place on their plate.
Susan Fitz-Gibbon will be watching the London Marathon with particular pride today. Not only is her son Freddie, 20, among the thousands of competitors, he will also be raising money for a new charity she has just launched – the first for the same relentless and rare cancer of the spine that she suffers from: chordoma. After being diagnosed with the condition in December 2007, the first thing she did was try to find out more information on the internet – without success.
@chemist_chris@featuresjourno that may be the case, but I still need to speak to a fan of the products. In an urgent sort of a way. (oooh - a chemist who knows Claire Coleman - do you comment on ingredients?)
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)
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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
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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
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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".