NEWS this week of Tim Gudgin’s death reminded me of the simple pleasures of football past. Gudgin was the voice of BBC football results, the man whose unique rising and falling intonation meant you knew the result of a game before he read out the away team’s score. Who hasn’t impersonated his style or listened to someone else doing so and not found it amusing?
ENTRIES have already started to come in for next year’s Hell of a Hill Marathon after its most successful staging yet last week. The annual event, dubbed the toughest multi-marathon event in the world, saw 28 runners complete five 26-milers in five days. A total of 38 took on the challenge, which began last Wednesday and finished on Sunday, with 10 unable to finish it. Many others entered individual marathons during the event which is in its fifth year.
FORREST and Westhoughton's A teams fought out a draw in Section A of the Bolton Badminton League in a match that went to the wire. In their first game for four weeks second-placed Forrest were denied victory when Westhoughton won both games in the last match of the night. Forrest’s first couple, Paula Wright and Suresh Kumar, and Westhoughton's Abbie Edwards and Chris King shared the opening games, the former winning the first 21-18 and Edwards and King taking the second 21-18.
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".