A “massive influx” of boats in London has resulted in overcrowding on the capital’s canals as increasing numbers of people struggling to cope with soaring rents and house prices swap dry land for life on the water, a charity has reported. Continuous cruisers – boats without home moorings which must move every two weeks – have almost trebled, with nearly 2,000 such vessels now populating the city’s waterways, according to figures from the Canal and River Trust (CRT).
Barcelona has become the latest European hub to be hit by terror, with those affected likely to hail from all across the globe. Home to 1.6m inhabitants, the number of residents in Barcelona is dwarfed by the hordes of tourists that descend on the city every year; in 2016 an estimated 32m visitors swamped the area, according to the local authorities. Swamped by touristsThe city is so popular among holidaymakers that earlier this year it passed a law to crack down on tourism.
With their wagging tails, soulful eyes and playful demeanour, Chance and Shadow appear to be two typical puppies – yet the story of how they came to exist is far from ordinary. Chance and Shadow are clones: in December 2015 they became Britain’s first puppies to be cloned from a dead dog.
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".