A French father-of-three died instantly after accidentally slitting his own throat with a chainsaw while pruning trees close to his home. The body of Gilles Laporte, 64, was found hanging off a branch in Saint-Martial-de-Nabirat, in the Dordogne, on Tuesday afternoon. He had taken all precautions - including using a safety harness and wearing thick gloves and a visor - but somehow slipped and plunged the blade into his neck.
A baker in France has been fined the equivalent of £2,600 for 'working too hard'. Cedric Vaivre, 41, received the punishment for keeping his business open seven days a week during the summer of 2017. This broke strict employment laws in a country that still views a day of rest as being essential for everybody. But those who rely on Mr Vaivre for their baguettes and croissants said it was 'disgusting' that he was being treated so shoddily.
An alleged Russian football hooligan was in custody in France today after being charged with attacking an England fan with an iron bar and leaving him paralysed. The 31-year-old suspect who has not been named, is alleged to have carried out the brutal assault before England's European Championships game with Russia in Marseille in June 2016.
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".