I understand the need for security at the Des Moines Waterworks facility in today's world. However it does seem a bit excessive and reckless for its contracted guards to be firing into a moving automobile cruising around a closed park [Questions arise after shooting by Water Works guard, June 20]. The guards did not know the condition of the driver, allegedly over the limit, nor his state of mind. If he was not threatening the physical plant, their duty is to call the police, not go full Rambo.
I first met Neil Gordon in 1992. I had recently started editing Boston Review. Neil was then working at the New York Review of Books. He called to discuss some ideas. I was thrilled by the call. Someone out in the world noticed what we were trying to do—not only noticed, but wanted to be part of it.
The Queen called the Manchester bombing a 'very wicked' act as she visited the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital to talk to some of the concert blast victims. Some twelve children under the age of 16 were taken to the hospital by ambulance following Monday night's attack. The monarch looked visibly affected as she spent time talking to Amy Barlow, 12, Millie Robson, 15, Evie Mills, 14, who were taken to the hospital in the centre of the city following Monday's attack.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".