Great Britain lead the way in the world of cycling with a host of Olympic track medals as well as Tour de France winners in Sir Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome. Perhaps it is little surprise after news of two Islington youngsters who are making a name for themselves at the ages of 9 and 12. Alfie Earl and his sister Saskia have ridden from London to Paris in aid of charity covering 270 miles along the way in strong sunshine, thundery showers and a hilly route.
Potential new members enjoy the sunshine and some cakesWanstead Bowls Club held a special open day last week in an attempt to attract new members and it proved an excellent afternoon. The weather was lovely and it was great to see so many people enjoying their bowls and also having some tea and cakes as rewards for their efforts. The day was completed with a spider competition which went down well with winner David Hamilton collecting a bottle of wi8ne for his efforts.
We’re at the end of the school year, and that means, for some of you, the end of graduate school. After a long time wrapped in the cozy constraints of academia, a number of you are about to emerge from your grad-school chrysalis as brilliant goddamn butterflies with PhDs or MFAs or MSs or MPAs or MEngs or EdDs or some other amazing credential that means you get to append letters to the end of your name like colorful, fragile wings.
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".