Richard Ratcliffe is still yet to hear from his wife, the jailed British-Iranian Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, following Boris Johnson’s erroneous statement to a parliamentary committee that the 37-year-old charity worker was “simply teaching people journalism” in Iran prior to her detention. Iranian state TV immediately pounced on the Foreign Secretary’s erroneous words, citing them as an “inadvertent confession” of spying.
More than five million people will soon be on NHS waiting lists unless the health service receives urgent funding the head of NHS England has warned. In an extraordinary speech Simon Stevens said between £20bn to £30bn more per year needs to be spent to avoid one in 10 people facing long delays for treatment. On current levels of funding, the NHS will not be able to make improvements in cancer care or mental health, he added.
Hospitals will be put into league tables to help them compare prices and save money on everyday items, Jeremy Hunt has announced. The Health Secretary said due to “baffling variations” some NHS trusts are paying up to 47 times more than others for exactly the same items used regularly on wards. One trust was found to have spent just 35p on a pack of 12 rubber gloves while others fork out £16.47, Mr Hunt said. Other NHS organisations spend £1.68 on 100 adhesive plasters while others spend £21.76.
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".