"Mommy … somebody hit me in the head." Small wonder. The scene at the "Little Galleria" play area on an average weekend afternoon resembles a human pinball machine, if not a pint-sized rugby match. Shrieks pierce the air as little bodies dart to and fro, often at alarmingly high speeds. Collisions are inevitable and, most of the time, shrugged off. Tears may come but dry up just as quickly. Kids are resilient. In full swing, the play area in the Galleria is sheer pandemonium.
Long before they inspired a hit song by Bob Marley or a nationwide motorcycle club, the "Buffalo Soldiers" were one of the most celebrated fighting units in American military history. Founded after the Civil War, when Congress set aside certain regiments for African-American troops, these soldiers confronted not just enemy troops but the unenviable task of fighting to uphold the freedoms and values of a society that actively and, often enough, violently discriminated against them.
West Country schoolchildren will be singing for a pot of gold this week when they help the BBC bid to try break all records at the Children In Need fund-raiser. Last year the big-hearted appeal which has become part of modern culture raised its most money ever, a total of more than £60 million with £46 million of the total pledged on the night, and on Friday [Nov 17] the annual telethon will be vying to top the sum.
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".