A 46-year-old man who brutally stabbed his wife to death in front of their children with a combat-style knife has been jailed for life. Parvez Akthar flew into a rage after he returned home following a gambling and alcohol binge on the afternoon of October 15 last year. A court heard his wife Shaeen Akthar, 49, confronted her husband about his behaviour when he pulled a blade from his trousers and stabbed her in the chest.
A puppy was found cowering inside in a park bin in sub-zero temperatures. The 18-month-old terrier cross is now is recovering at an animal centre in Birmingham. He was rescued by dog wardens after he was spotted peeking out from the metal bin at Sutton Park, in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, on Friday. It is unclear whether the dog was cruelly thrown away or is a stray which leapt into the bin to keep warm as temperatures plummeted.
A school's attempt to introduce rules on how long pupils' nails can be has been branded "ridiculous" by parents. Rawlett School, in Tamworth, Staffordshire, has issued ' nail legislation ' as part of new uniform guidelines which set out how long and what colour students' nails can be. Nail length should be limited to 1.5cm, measured from "cuticle, or proximal nail fold", and colours should be "neutral or calm".
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".