Public Consultation on NHS England Plans to Close Two Hyperbaric Chambers
By Mark 'Crowley' Russell
There are currently ten publicly funded hyperbaric chambers in England, and NHS England, the body responsible for their funding, wishes to close two of them, stating that 'this service is currently over provided, at an unnecessary cost to taxpayers, and therefore [NHS England] propose to reduce the number of commissioned providers from ten to eight.' A public consultation is currently underway.
NSW Sharks Nets Catch Endangered Species, Not 'Target' Sharks The grey nurse shark is listed as critically endangered but has been caught in the NSW shark nets (Photo: MarclSchauer/Shutterstock) By Mark 'Crowley' Russell Figures from a 'shark meshing' trial off the northern coast of New South Wales show that only one 'target' shark (great whites, tigers and bull sharks, which are deemed to be dangerous to humans) was caught during November and December 2017, but other species of shark,...
UK Government Announces Microbead Ban
By Mark 'Crowley' Russell
The UK government is to implement a ban on the manufacture of all 'rinse-off' products that contain microbeads. Rinse-off is a term used to cover personal care products such as toothpaste and exfoliating shower gels that result in the immediate distribution of microbeads into the water system during their use.
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".