FOLLOWING THE worrying rise of knife crime incidents in London, The Voice facilitated a roundtable discussion between the Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick and young people to discuss solutions to the issue. The event, which was held last Thursday at Brixton’s Black Cultural Archives, came a day after London Mayor Sadiq Khan launched a major crackdown on the “scourge of knife crime” and pledged an extra £625,000 to fund anti-knife and gang crime projects in the city.
WAR VETERANS, High Commissioners from Commonwealth nations and members of the public gathered in Windrush Square on June 22 for the unveiling of Britain’s first war memorial dedicated to black men and women who served during the First and Second World Wars. This date and location is particularly significant – it was Windrush Day and at a location which commemorates the arrival of the SS Empire Windrush ship from Jamaica in 1948.
THE ESTEEMED Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert helped to define a genre with his band Toots & The Maytals. Their 2004 album, True Love, won a Grammy in 2005. There’s a lot of misinformation floating around about the Clarendon-born singer. For instance, he was born in 1945 not 1942 and is in fact, the youngest of 14 brothers and sisters, not seven. One question on the lips of many is how Mr. Hibbert got his famous, musical moniker.
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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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".