South Africans are big drinkers. And we are stupid drinkers. World Health Organisation stats place the nation among the highest tankers in the world. We score 4 out of 5 on risky drinking patterns (drinking five or more beers or glasses of wine at one sitting for men, and more than three drinks for women). Then there's the fact that about 60% of deaths on South African roads can be attributed to alcohol consumption by drivers and pedestrians, before we look at the health effects.
In Middlemarch, George Eliot fashions an elegant metaphor for the way we see life. Moving a candle around a polished surface, she remarks that “the scratches will seem to arrange themselves in a fine series of concentric circles round that little sun”, wherever the flame sits. The scratches, in Eliot’s mind, are the events and experiences of everyday life, all undesigned and unrelated.
The Ribble 7005 comes out to play when the nights are long and the weather is foulThere's an unofficial rule in cycling that the amount of bikes you need in your life is 'n+1', where 'n' represents the number of bikes you already own. Very droll – and very true, especially at this time of year, when Britain's roads are covered with a muddy, gritty sludge that corrodes gearsets and bites into brake pads.
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".