The Department of Justice is appealing a magistrate’s decision not to proceed with ousted lawmaker Leung Kwok-hung’s contempt charge, after Leung took documents from a government official at a legislative meeting in 2016. During a meeting on the in November 2016, Leung took a folder from under the bench placed by then-under secretary for development Eric Ma. Leung had served as a legislator before being ejected in 2017 over his oath-taking.
Former director of the Hong Kong Observatory Lam Chiu-ying has warned of climate change by detailing his observations of a cotton tree in his neighbourhood. Lam, a meteorologist, served as the head of the Observatory between 2003 and 2009. After stepping down, he remains vocal about environmental issues and has criticised the government over development plans. In a blog post on Wednesday, Lam said that the flowers of the cotton tree near his home had started to blossom.
Defeated by-election candidate Edward Yiu says he may consider runnning in the District Council elections next year, but will not run in by-elections again due to his lack of district experience. In Sunday’s by-election, Yiu lost to the pro-Beijing DAB’s Vincent Cheng with a margin of around 2,400 votes – one per cent of the votes cast in the Kowloon West constituency.
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".