The parents of disabled twins who nearly died after being born prematurely are on the verge of completing a year of extraordinary challenges to thank medics who saved their lives. James and Georgie Melville-Ross will have raised £50,000, five times their original target, by the time they compete in the Superhero triathlon at Dorney Lake near Windsor on Saturday. Twins Alice and Tommy, now 13, and sister India, six, will also take part.
Emergency services at a busy south London hospital were today revealed to be “under immense pressure” and posing “significant risk” to patient safety. Inspectors said there was a long-standing problem coping with patients admitted via A&E at Queen Elizabeth hospital in Woolwich, with “bottlenecks” caused by the failure to discharge or divert those who were fit to leave.
A three-year-old girl with a brain tumour has arrived in Germany to receive potentially life-saving treatment. Maham Usman, from Beckton, was taken by her father Usman Azam and her grandmother yesterday after being unable to receive proton beam therapy on the NHS. An appeal for funds raised £35,000 after Maham’s story appeared in the Standard last week, but her parents need to double this to cover the costs of the treatment at the West German Proton Therapy Centre in Essen.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".