THE storm of criticism engulfing Oxfam is ‘out of proportion to the level of culpability’, one of the charity’s leading figures has said. Mark Goldring, the chief executive of Oxfam GB, claimed critics were ‘gunning’ for his organisation and suggested no-one had ‘murdered babies in their cots’. His intervention, in a Guardian interview, followed a statement issued by his senior colleague hours earlier – which described allegations of sexual exploitation as a ‘stain’ on the charity’s reputation.
RESIDENTS in the south of Carterton have a new representative on West Oxfordshire District Council following an election. Conservative Michele Mead took the seat for Carterton South in yesterday's by-election. She had 388 votes, beating Labour's Simon Adderley (83) and Liberal Democrat candidate Benjamin Lines (146). The West Oxfordshire Conservative Association said: "Congratulations to Michele Mead for winning the Carterton South by-election.
OXFAM has agreed not to bid for more taxpayer cash, the international development secretary has said. Penny Mordaunt added that the Government would take ‘whatever decisions about past or future funding’ it deems necessary. The statement followed Oxfam's response to a set of demands issued by Ms Mordaunt on Monday in the wake of the scandal that has seen Oxfam accused of covering-up claims that staff used prostitutes while delivering aid to disaster-stricken Haiti in 2011.
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".