I’m sure you’ve seen it plenty of times early this month: With temperatures hovering near zero, someone will go out, start their car and let it idle so that it will be nice and warm when they drive away.You’ve probably done it yourself.Or maybe you’re one of those folks who bought a remote car starter. Press a button on your key fob from inside your home, wait a bit and your car is toasty for the ride to work.
With winter quickly descending upon us, we thought we’d put together some suggestions your engine company can use to weather the cold this season. We’ve grouped these tips into four categories: personal preparedness, apparatus maintenance, response considerations and on-scene issues. Personal Preparedness Preparing for the cold weather begins at the start of your shift. You must be properly dressed for the weather you’ll encounter.
Recent reports confirm that the NHS has lost the equivalent of 1,000 full-time GPs in the past year as workload pressures and funding shortfalls increasingly demoralise doctors. The figures – which undermine a pledge from Jeremy Hunt to recruit an extra 5,000 GPs by 2020 – have been described as ‘gravely concerning’ by the BMA, who warn that the shortage will lead to increasing difficulties in accessing GPs at surgeries already struggling to cope with over-subscribed patient lists.
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".