SPORT Relief is returning next month and staff at Sainsbury’s Oldbury store are inviting customers to join them in getting active and raising money for the charity. This year, Sport Relief is challenging the nation to walk one billion steps a day, every day, from March 17 to 23. Sainsbury’s will be leading the charge with staff members stepping up as part of ‘Team Sport Relief’.
VOLUNTEERS who want to make a difference by supporting their local libraries are being urged to join the friends groups. Sandwell Council’s Rowley Town Libraries service currently have two friends groups operating at their bases, a combined one at Cradley Heath and Blackheath libraries and another at Oakham Library. Leaders at the library service are now launching a recruitment campaign to find anyone who would like to work in the community and join the existing groups.
A PAIR of teenaged ballet dancers are celebrating after passing one of the toughest exams in the discipline on the first attempt. Krystal James and Amelia Morgan, of Wordsley’s The Gwynn School of Stage and Ballet Dancing, both passed their Grade 6 Imperial Classic Ballet from the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) – the final exam before dancers move onto professional qualifications.
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".