A WOMAN who suffered a sexual assault attack at the hands of a serial rapist has claimed she was sacked for taking too many sick days in the run up to his trial. The victim, 48, who has survived cancer, worked as a call handler for the HMRC after being attacked by Jason Okwara in Dundee in 2012. In November last year he was jailed for nine years, with the woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, having to provide harrowing evidence during the trial.
THE inquest into the death of The Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O'Riordan has been delayed until April as a coroner awaits the results of medical tests. The Irish singer was found dead aged 46 at a hotel on central London's Park Lane on Monday morning. Police have said her death is not being treated as suspicious and her inquest opened at Westminster Coroner's Court today. However it has now been adjourned until April 3, as medical test results are yet to conclude.
Iraqi Ahmed Hassan Mohammed Ali, 18, is charged with attempted murder and using the chemical compound TATP to cause an explosion that was likely to endanger life on September 15 last yearTHE teenager accused of planting a homemade bomb on the Tube at Parsons Green has denied attempted murder. Iraqi Ahmed Hassan Mohammed Ali, 18, is charged with attempted murder and using the chemical compound TATP to cause an explosion that was likely to endanger life on September 15 last year.
A Freedom of Information disclosure revealed that in 2014 11% of court cases seeking to prosecute those accused of meeting a child after sexual grooming used evidence supplied by vigilante groups. By 2015, this figure rose to 30 percent, and by 2016 it became 44 per cent.
Founder of Guardians of the North Joe Jones told me: "I have never met a police officer who hasn't thanked us for what we do.
"I've had cops shake my hand and tell us: 'keep it up'. But clearly it's their bosses, the guys at the top, who see something wrong with it."
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".