The people who care for Sujit Kumar call him a boy, even though he is 32. The Fijian has never learned to speak and is only just learning to behave like a human. The reason, they claim, is that he spent his childhood locked in a chicken coop. Psychologists and a team of American behavioural scientists have been examining Kumar and his bizarre background which, if true, is one of the most tragic cases of child abuse in Fiji.
The future of the world’s oldest mutual insurer is under threat from falling interest rates, its chief executive warned today. Equitable Life, which was forced to close to new business in December 2000, could see £1bn of excess capital owed to its 300,000 policyholders wiped out by a further deterioration of yields. City grandee Chris Wiscarson told City A.M. a halving of 10-year gilt yields and policyholders putting off their retirement could “break the model” of the 255-year-old company.
The UK's telecoms watchdog is firming up plans to for an investigation into the directory enquiries market. Yesterday, the soaring cost of phoning services to find out a telephone number was revealed. Operator 118 118, famed for its TV campaign featuring a moustached running duo, recently upped its minimum price to £8.98. And according Ofcom has warned other firms charge up to £10.50 for one call.
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".