Airstrikes against ISIL will be a knowing breach of international law by David Cameron, a Manchester University expert has warned ahead of Parliament's vote on military intervention in Syria today. Iain Scobbie, professor of public international law at the University of Manchester, argues that force against ISIL is acting on ‘very shaky ground’.
In the wake of yesterday's devastating terrorist attacks in Paris, MM spoke to two people who witnessed the events first hand. ‘It is raining in Paris’; or so Philippe tells me. ‘The weather is nearly warm’, he says as he sits in the kitchen of his apartment on Place de la Nation – just a matter of meters away from the Bataclan Theatre. He has a glass of wine in one hand and his phone in the other as he looks out across the city as darkness begins to fall.
As families and friends prepare to feast and be merry, one of MM’s reporters spent a night on the streets of Manchester to experience the alienation and despair that will seem unimaginable to most of us this Christmas. There are no pillows on Whitworth Street. No soft linen sheets. No memory foam mattresses. No warmth. There are no maternal arms to reach out and cradle you as darkness begins to fall. No goodnight God bless. No toilet... No pillows. For most there lies no more than a thin sleeping bag.
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".