Today is winter solstice - the shortest day and longest night of the year and the official beginning of winter. If the skies are clear tonight, it will be the perfect opportunity for award winning photographer Alasdair MacLeod to head out in the Scottish countryside to capture some stunning images and timelapse footage.
A nanny has saved Christmas after she caught a thief who tried to steal a package from the property where she works. CCTV footage shows a parcel being delivered to the house in Everett, Washington. Shortly after the delivery, a car stops at the end of the driveway and a woman gets out and walks up to the door. She grabs the package before running back to the getaway car which is slowly driving away with the passenger door still open. Nanny Kate Anderson spotted the thief and started shouting.
The Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, were visible throughout Scotland last night and photographers shared their stunning efforts on social media. Mark Stokes, 43, captured an amazing video of the aurora over Loch Erisort on the Isle of Lewis. Mark, who works as a postman on the island, captured the 4k high resolution video at his home in the village of Kershader. The keen amateur photographer said: “What you see in the video is basically the view from my back garden.
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".