Catalans will elect a new regional parliament on December 21. The snap election was called by Spain’s central government, which suspended Catalonia’s autonomy in October after the region’s parliament voted to declare an independent republic. Catalonia is one of Spain’s 17 semi-autonomous communities, and has a large degree of powers over education, healthcare and welfare. It even has its own police force.
Many factors affect how much you are paid, including the sector you work in, your age and how long you have been in a job. But thanks to a law forcing UK employers to publish details of the differences between male and female pay and bonuses for the first time, there is a new spotlight on how gender affects pay. The average woman working full-time in the UK earns 9.1 per cent less than a man per hour. With part-timers included, the gap is 18.4 per cent.
From Joey Essex to Boy George, it seems everyone wants a photo with Ed Miliband right now. At the Mirror's Pride of Britain Awards, people were queueing up to get their pictures taken with the Labour leader. And it wasn't just his position as leader of the Opposition that put him in such demand. Let's face it, Ed's awkward smile and Wallace & Gromit features make for superbly awkward selfie opportunities.
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".