Michael Stone is the dangerous, career criminal product of a physically and sexually abusive childhood. As an adult he was addicted to heroin, convicted of serious acts of violence and diagnosed with an untreatable personality disorder. But if he did not bludgeon to death Dr Lin Russell and her six-year-old daughter Megan and leave for dead her other daughter Josie, nine, in a remote lane in Kent on July 9, 1996, then he should not be in prison now.
The council where an escaped Eurasian lynx was shot dead by a marksman has defended its decision to have the animal killed - claiming the beast could have attacked children. Ceredigion Council said it had received expert advice before ordering Lillith - which is twice the size of a domestic cat - to be shot by a professional marksman last Friday. The 18-month-old animal escaped from Borth Wild Animal Kingdom near Aberystwyth, Wales, on October 29.
A teacher at a Pretoria school allegedly exposed pupils in his computer class to pictures of naked people on the internet and forced them to twerk. What was known to parents as a computer class at Montessori Primary School in Brooklyn turned ugly, with children as young as 9 watching women “twerking”. The teacher tasked with educating the children in computers allegedly exposed them to pictures of naked people on the internet.
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".