Seven years ago Ursula Martin was planning a two year break from a mundane job in mid Wales to travel around Europe. But the 31-year-old had a strange feeling in her lower body which turned out to be ovarian cancer. An aunt urged her to go and see a doctor and following scans and tests, a large growth was found and major abdominal surgery followed. “Three months later in March 2012 I was feeling dazed, confused and, as the clouds cleared, very lucky.
Greetings from all around the world will join cards and messages from family and friends as the man who sparked a movement to unite Welsh people across the world celebrates a landmark birthday. Elwyn Griffiths, who celebrates his 100th birthday today, hopes Cymru a’r Byd (Wales International) continues to thrive as he begins his second century. The former librarian was born in Carmarthenshire and despite spending more than 70 years living in North Wales still has the lilting south Walian accent.
A gun enthusiast caused a police search of his own house when he asked an officer to help him get inside before telling him he was waiting for a gun and was “tooled up”. Martin John Perkins told the Police Community Support Officer that he was locked out of his Amlwch home and asked whether he could pick locks, Caernarfon Crown Court heard today.
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".