Dick Van Dyke has been chosen by Bafta to receive the Britannia Award For Excellence In Television. The 91-year-old is an icon of the silver screen but he certainly isn’t receiving the gong for his Cockney accent in Mary Poppins, something the actor was quick to admit this week. “I appreciate this opportunity to apologise to the members of Bafta for inflicting on them the most atrocious Cockney accent in the history of cinema,” Van Dyke said in reference to his role as Bert in the 1964 musical.
The last day of Parliament has become known as “Taking out the trash day”. With MPs heading on holiday for seven weeks, ministers take the opportunity to bury bad news knowing there is no obligation on them to formally answer questions until September.
A former Doctor Who has been admonished by one of his successors for expressing disappointment at the casting of a woman to play the Time Lord in the popular BBC series. Speaking at Comic-Con in San Diego, Peter Davison described Jodie Whittaker as a “terrific actress” but said he was concerned her appointment would lead to a “loss of a role model for boys”. “If I feel any doubts, it’s the loss of a role model for boys, who I think Doctor Who is vitally important for,” Davison said.
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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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".