A British Airways pilot and member of cabin crew reportedly tried to scoop expensive koi carp fish from the pond of a five-star hotel while partying during a layover between flights to and from Johannesburg. The incident is claimed to have occurred at the Palazzo Montecasino in Johannesburg, a well-known spot for BA crew to drink and party during 24-hour layovers between shifts. Another incident saw a female member of cabin crew run naked around a hotel lobby for a dare.
Drone owners could be required to complete a safety awareness test before flying, if proposed legislation is passed into law. The UK Government is to propose the new drone legislation in the spring of 2018, and as well as pilots completing a safety test, the rules could see no-fly zones more widely enforced in sensitive locations like airports. Safety tests could be required for pilots of drones weighing more than 250g.
Prosecco for cats and beer for dogs are tipped to become best-sellers this Christmas, as supermarkets and department stores prepare for record sales to pet lovers. Gone are the days of the family dog getting a new bone wrapped in paper if they're lucky. Our pampered pooches now expect to join in with celebrating with the rest of the family - and having their own drinks, too.
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".