Thousands of primary school children are to take a new times tables check this spring as part of trials of a new Government test. Ministers confirmed plans to bring in the multiplication check - which will be taken by eight and nine-year-olds in England - last autumn, following a review of primary school assessment. The Department for Education (DfE) has now said it will trial the test this spring, ahead of a full roll-out over the next two years.
Police investigating the attempted rape of a 10-year-old girl have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to. The child was attacked when she became separated from her friends in the Openshaw area of Manchester on Saturday afternoon. Police say a man led the girl to an area of wasteland where he sexually assaulted her before attempting to rape her. The "brave" girl managed to escape before alerting a nearby dog-walker, Greater Manchester Police said.
British rapper Naughty Boy has admitted he was “petrified” when he was first asked to perform at Buckingham Palace in front of the Prince of Wales. British rapper Naughty Boy has admitted he was “petrified” when he was first asked to perform at Buckingham Palace in front of the Prince of Wales. Shahid Khan, known by his stage name Naughty Boy, performed with Bollywood star Kanika Kapoor in front of Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall on Tuesday evening.
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".