PASSENGERS travelling within Merseyside are being urged to plan their journeys ahead of the Christmas rail strike. The Rail, Maritime and Transport Union (RMT) confirmed members will walk out for 24 hours on Merseyrail services on Friday, December 22. Strike action from Arriva bus workers was also scheduled for the same day, however, this dispute has been resolved and all further strike action was cancelled.
LEGENDARY DJ Pete Price will be getting into the festive spirit as he pulls on a classic red suit and white beard to make an appearance as Bad Santa. Making his debut at the Camp and Furnace's six-day Snö Garden winter festival, Pete will feature as a gobby Santa in Liverpool's first adults-only Grotto. Sharp-tongued Pete known for his trademark 'tell it like it is' broadcasting style and people will be available to visit for a small fee.
POLICE dogs and their handlers were recognised this week for their bravery at a special award ceremony held at Mather Avenue station. Representatives from the RSPCA and assistant chief constable Ian Critchley presented the awards to the Merseyside teams together with three handlers and their dogs who successfully completed a 13 week training course. The Dobie Cup was given to the Explosive dogs teams who were deployed to the MEN arena in Manchester following the devastating terror attack in May.
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".