A number of districts in New Zealand’s South Island have declared a state of emergency as the remains of Cyclone Gita pummel the country. Heavy rains ahead of the storm's arrival brought floods in Christchurch. More than 40 schools were shut and roads were closed in preparation for the storm, while mayors urged people to stay at home.
A Bangkok court has granted a wealthy Japanese man “sole parent” rights to 13 children he fathered through Thai surrogate mothers. The decision allows 28-year-old Mitsutoki Shigeta to apply for custody of the children. The surrogates have signed away their parental rights. Mr Shigeta was at the centre of the 2014 “baby factory” scandal that emerged when police discovered nine babies and a pregnant surrogate mother in a Bangkok apartment.
A police officer has appeared at a disciplinary hearing accused of taking a tin of biscuits belonging to a colleague. Metropolitan Police Constable Thomas Hooper, who is based at Kingston Operational Command Unit in south-west London, allegedly took the biscuits from a storage cupboard on 7 May 2016 and then lied about it. Representing the force, lawyer Charles Apthorp said Mr Hooper would have been aware this was inappropriate and had shown a “fundamental lack of integrity”.
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".