Ministers have defended the Chancellor's flagship Budget stamp duty cut to help young people get onto the property ladder, after the official economic watchdog warned it could simply drive up house prices. Philip Hammond abolished stamp duty for first-time buyers on properties worth up to £300,000 as part of a giveaway package which pumped an additional £25 billion into priorities such as housing, infrastructure and the NHS.
The hunt to find a missing Argentine submarine has entered a critical phase amid fears the crew’s oxygen may have run out. In a race against time, the country’s Navy was investigating a loud noise made in the South Atlantic last Wednesday – but officials declined to say whether it was an explosion. The ARA San Juan and its crew of 44 have been missing since last Wednesday after disappearing about 300 miles from Argentina’s southern coast following a battery failure.
A violent thug has been jailed after abseiled into a woman’s London home and trying to brutally kill her with a crowbar and a knife. Vicious attacker Fatmir Stafasani climbed into the victim’s Fulham home through her skylight and lay in wait for an hour until she came home in March this year. Stafasani, 49, then jumped out at the terrified victim, bludgeoning her in the head with a crowbar and using a knife to stab her before leaving her for dead.
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".