On a cold day in January 2013, Marta Pyzel came back from a trip to the shops to find that she was unable to enter her apartment building in the eastern Warsaw suburb of Grochów. “I rang the doorbell and was told by the building’s owners that I wouldn’t be allowed in,” she says.
Manchester City secured their 16th consecutive league victory with their 4-1 demolition of Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday evening and the inevitable comparison between the Citizens and the 2003/04 Arsenal side gather momentum. Yet, despite Pep Guardiola's team showing a formidable run of form and creating all sorts of new records for the Premier League, Robert Pires has no doubt his invincible side were better and had more quality than the current City team.
Manchester City's Phil Foden has had a year that he is unlikely to forget after winning numerous team accolades and achieving personal aspirations - a reflection of a footballing career destined for success. On Sunday evening, the midfielder was awarded the 'Young Sports Personality' award at the BBC's prestigious Sports Personality Ceremony at Liverpool's Echo Arena - a celebration that has become one of the bastions of the British sporting calendar.
My latest for the Guardian, a long-ish read on the legal, historical, and moral quagmire that is the issue of "re-privatisation" in Warsaw (a city I love and call home). No easy answers!
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".