More than 200 reports filed by Nottingham University security guards have been turned into a book for Christmas. Rampaging tigers, flying dogs and injuries suffered while playing Scrabble all feature in the stocking-filler, entitled True Crime on Campus. Author Dr Paul Greatrix, who has been Registrar at the University of Nottingham since 2007, has also included reports of tarantulas, ninja turtles and even a zombie apocalypse.
Schoolgirl cyclist Amelia York was the top fundraiser at this year’s Great Notts Bike Ride – at the age of just 10. The youngster, who celebrates her 11 birthday today (Saturday, November 11), collected a total of £3,419 from her sponsored ride. And to mark her achievement, she was presented with a special cycling top by Maggie Falconer from the When You Wish Upon a Star charity. Amelia and her mum Jo, from West Bridgford , cycled 25 miles of the Ride, last June.
Scientists working on ground-breaking research to help find forgotten foods that could be grown in extreme climates have been given Royal approval. Prince Charles launched the Forgotten Foods Network when he visited Crops For The Future – a partnership between the University of Nottingham and the government of Malaysia, that researches underutilized crops.
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".