It could be the end of the road for speed bumps as the government says town halls should consider their removal as part of plans to cut pollution. Road humps have caused debate for years, with some arguing they should be scrapped because they double the amount of harmful gases emitted from cars as vehicles speed up and slow down repeatedly. But road safety representatives stress their importance in keeping people safe and insist they have saved lives for decades.
Brexit voters are more than twice as likely as Remain-backers to say gay sex is 'unnatural', a poll has claimed. The eyebrow-raising statistic comes from a poll for Pink News to show how attitudes have changed 50 years after gay sex was legalised. YouGov quizzed 1,609 adults between July 23 and 24 on their political and social views. It found 42% of those who gave an opinion said that personally speaking, "gay sex is not natural".
A White House press briefing has been cut short after a barrage of questions about Donald Trump's ban on transgender military personnel. The US President left human rights groups outraged and prompted a backlash from a UK military chief after making the shock announcement on Twitter today. President Trump said he took the decision - while Defense Secretary General Mattis is on vacation - due to 'medical costs and disruption'.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".