EMMA Ross won’t be with her family this Christmas but among the festive decorations, her special bright red bauble will hang from their tree. The youngster died in June this year at Robin House, just a month after her 13th birthday party. Since suffering a heart attack in her school playground when she was just nine, Emma had been wheelchair bound, unable to do anything for herself except blink and swallow.
Children suffering sexual abuse in Scotland are going without help because of a lack of specialist recovery services. More than 900 sexual crimes against children under the age of 13, including rape and sexual assault, were reported to Police Scotland last year. But research by NSPCC Scotland shows that, despite a greater spotlight on child sexual abuse in the past 10 years and several high-profile abuse cases reaching the courts, access to recovery services remains patchy.
WHEN Sir Chris Hoy was six years old, he received a Christmas present that changed his life - his very first bike - but this year’s festive celebrations will be even better. The Olympic cycling legend will spend the day revelling in his role as father and husband, at home with wife Sarra, their new baby Chloe Rose Carol, born in September, and two-year-old son Callum. “It’s exciting because Christmas suddenly becomes magical again when you have kids,” says Chris.
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".