When Rebecca’s Sohotha’s baby son Gabriel was diagnosed with Down’s Syndrome she was utterly ‘devastated’. Her distress came both from the fact that the news was unexpected, and what she understood about the condition was largely based on negative stereotypes from her own childhood. She explains: “When I was growing up people with Down’s weren’t allowed to go to school; there was no point in educating them.
Inspired by thoughts of running the London Marathon – this year on April 22 – and looking for race experience? Ballot entries for the 2018 event closed months ago (although some charities may still have places available) but why not sign up for one of the many 5K to marathon events taking place in our region between now and early summer. Then, when London Marathon ballot entries open once again in May, for the 2019 race, you can be first to the starters’ post.
Castle Hill in Huddersfield will be home to three friendly dragons over half term. Bennie, Custard and Cinders are visiting the historic tower on Tuesday, February 20, for a family activity day from noon until 4pm. Children will be invited to make their own fire-breathing dragon finger puppets and help to build the famous landmark’s first resident dragon, Hodge Podge, to be displayed in the tower.
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".