The research carried out by TRL, formerly the Government's Transport Research Laboratory, monitored six zebra crossings and found that nearly 90 per cent of cyclists regularly rode across them. In doing so they were breaching rule 64 of the Highway Code, which meant they could have been prosecuted for dangerous cycling. However Government figures show that very few cyclists are ever prosecuted despite the danger those on two wheels can pose to those on two feet.
Veronique Robert, a journalist with a French television station has died from wounds she sustained in a landmine blast in Mosul last week. Ms Robert, who was Swiss, was one of three journalists to have died as a result of last Monday's explosion in the Iraqi city, The Local reported. Stephan Villeneuve, a French journalist, and Iraqi Kurdish reporter Bakhtiyar Addad were also killed in the blast.
Fresh curbs on drones are set to be announced next week following another near miss after a device came within a metre of a passenger jet. Ministers are considering the introduction of a criminal offence of illegally operating a drone in a designated "no-fly zone" near prisons and airports, The Times reported. The latest scare was disclosed by the UK Airprox Board, which monitors near misses in the sky.
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".