Like many people I was well aware of Pussy Riot and the protests and demonstrations they have organised against Vladimir Putin in their home country of Russia. I knew of the way their notoriety had spread across the globe and how they had been feted for standing up for what they believe in whilst experiencing oppression and bullying. I also knew of how they had used music and the basis of punk to drive their demonstrations to highlight the messages they want to get across.
The creator of Cornwall’s favourite comedy drama series, is considering focusing an episode of Doc Martin on homelessness, to raise awareness of the growing issue of rough sleeping in Cornwall. Mark Crowdy, the writer and executive producer of the hit ITV show was a guest speaker at the St Petroc’s Society conference at the Eden Project yesterday, Wednesday November 22.
A call for a vote of no confidence in Police and Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez has been thrown out by Cornwall Council. The council’s Labour group leader Tim Dwelly had tabled the motion at today’s full council meeting saying that he had no confidence in the PCC due to cuts in police resources and comments she had made regarding gun use. Mr Dwelly said that his criticism of the Conservative PCC was not politically motivated and said that it was due to concern about policing in Cornwall.
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".