An Ulster Unionist councillor revealed he had cancer during a meeting of Derry City and Strabane District Council last night. Castlederg councillor Derek Hussey (69) spoke briefly after a presentation made by the Western Trust on cancer services. The father-of-three said that he had been living with a form of leukaemia and thanked the trust's staff for their support since his shock diagnosis. He described how he "lived with" the progressive condition and did not let it affect his council duties".
A young father killed on the way home from his son's christening was in the prime of his life, mourners heard yesterday. There were heartbreaking scenes as the funeral cortege of Emmett McClelland, who died after being knocked down near the border in Donegal at the weekend, made its way through the streets where he grew up in Londonderry. The father-of-three, who was in his 20s, was hit by a car in Bridgend while walking home.
THERE isn’t a day that passes throughout the year that isn’t a global day of something or other. There are genuine, amazing celebrations of achievement like International Women’s Day. I celebrated the day with a whole host of amazing women setting the world on fire in little and large ways, from businesses run from their living rooms to commanding world stages. But if I had £10 for every time a man asked me "When’s it International Men’s Day?"
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".