What advantage is there in having an Opposition that is all-but permanently in absentia? 1 October, 2013: ‘Opposition walks out of House, says Government trying to gag it’ – The Malta Independent. 25 July, 2014: ‘Nationalist MPs walk out of Parliament after Speaker refuses to suspend sitting’ – MaltaToday. 15 June, 2016: ‘Opposition MPs walk out of Chamber refusing to participate in debate with [Konrad] Mizzi’ – MaltaToday.
It's been 10 years since I wrote an article on the human rights, health, safety rights, and even a rat infestation at Kordin prison. Has anything really changed at Malta's only prison? Doesn't look like itI can’t believe it’s already been 10 years.... but 10 years ago I wrote an article in this newspaper entitled ‘Grim reality of Victorian prison conditions’. It centred on allegations made at the time by an inmate who has since been released.
Malta is a country in which organised crime exists... But I am unaware of the existence of any country in the world where criminal organisations do not operate at all. 'Mafia State', however, implies far more than just Mafia resence (Photo by James Bianchi/Media Today)First off, I must admit that those ‘Mafia State’ T-shirts, on sale at the recent protests, are pretty cool. (My only criticism is that they would be much cooler if also available in black; but that’s just me).
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".