NORTHERN Ireland has been criticised for its same-sex marriage ban, strict abortion laws and issues around the legacy of the Troubles in a report on human rights. Amnesty International's The State of the World's Human Rights gives an annual assessment of human rights around the globe. For Northern Ireland, it raises how same-sex marriage remains outlawed unlike in Britain and the Republic, and abortion is permitted only in certain circumstances.
LOYALIST bonfire builders in Co Tyrone have written to residents saying they "deeply regret" damage caused to homes last July. Doors and windows of several houses were damaged due to heat from an Eleventh Night pyre last year at Killymerron Park in Dungannon. Fire crews were called to the mixed area and had to hose properties to cool them down. In a letter to residents, seen by the Tyrone Courier, the bonfire builders acknowledged that several homes were "significantly damaged".
THE damaging impact of drugs on communities is being highlighted in a renewed campaign encouraging people to report dealers to the authorities. 'Drug Dealers Don't Care, Do You?' urges people to report drug dealers anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers. It first launched in 2013 and organisers say calls to Crimestoppers about drug-related activities in communities have increased during each annual campaign.
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".