The case for protection insurance and life cover has always been two-fold. First, few have adequate savings to ensure their household’s financial security if the main earner dies or is unable to work. That’s more true than ever; in June, the ONS reported the saving ratio had fallen to just 1.7%, the lowest on record. Research by the Money Advice Service, meanwhile, suggests that 40% of adults have less than £500 tucked away. If anything happens, such sums don’t last long.
Country is suffering from a shortage of GPsThe political stalemate in Northern Ireland is having a direct impact on patient care and preventing urgent healthcare improvements, the Royal College of General Practitioners Northern Ireland (RCGPNI) has warned. The college is calling on politicians to put patients first and resolve the year of political deadlock following the collapse of the NI Assembly.
Only 82.5% of patients were treatment on time in NovemberHalf of NHS hospital trusts in England missed the 62-day cancer waiting time target in November, figures show. The target is for 85% of patients to start treatment within two months of being urgently referred by their GP. But only 82.5% of patients in England started treatment on time in November. There were 22 trusts – around one in seven – who missed the target by 10 percentage points or more.
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".