Thirty-six athletes pulled out of a Siberian track meeting when drug testers arrived, prompting an urgent review by Russia's athletics federation. They withdrew from the Siberian Indoor Championships in Irkutsk when officials from Russia's anti-doping agency, Rusada, turned up at the two-day event. A dozen competitors produced doctor's notes to explain their absence, but the rest - men, women, boys and girls - simply missed their events.
Charles Ponzi, the Italian convict who gave his name to financial scams, died 69 years ago today. His name has become synonymous with double-dealing in business, particularly since the 2008 financial crisis which exposed a number of swindles, the greatest of which was New York money manager Bernard Madoff defrauding clients of more than $50bn. Like most enduring plans – even criminal ones – it is very simple.
An 80-year-old man has been charged with armed robbery of a bank. Robert Francis Krebs was accused of using a gun to hold up the Pyramid Credit Union in Tucson, Arizona, on Friday (13 January). He was charged with two counts of armed robbery and is being held in Pima county jail, said Tucson Police. The octogenarian was arrested the day after the raid in which he was said to have calmly walked into the Pyramid Credit branch and threatened the cashier with a gun.
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".