Leighton couple Paul and Dee Bradley are justifiably proud of their sporty son Alex, who graduates from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa, next weekend with a degree in business administration. The strapping lad - who has an older brother, Craig – is captain of the Duhawks college soccer squad and is credited with playing a key role in the team’s recent run of national success.
A Leighton lad whose passion for extreme sport has helped him raise substantial amounts for charity has been nominated for a competition that hails the way the county’s young give to others. Teenager Michael Desmond discovered his love for strenuous outdoor activities when he was just 10. From cycling to climbing, he has completed charity challenges to all four countries in the UK fundraising for a different good cause each time.
A shy Leighton Middle School pupil who isn’t much of a sprinter has done a deal with her mum – she’s been allowed to skip running in school competitions as long as she swims the required 600m instead. And 10-year-old Amelie Muir decided to use the opportunity to raise money for a charity close to her heart - Brain Tumour Research. Proud mum Natalie Dixon said: “She’s been swimming since she was two but for many years had a love-hate relationship with the water.
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".