BirdLife Malta and hunting organisation FKNK put their long-standing rivalry behind them yesterday morning as they joined forces to plant trees, rebuild rubble walls and clean up litter at L-Aħrax in Mellieħa. The FKNK’s Mellieħa sub-committee regularly organises such initiatives amongst its members at the countryside in L-Aħrax, but this time also invited BirdLife and other environmental NGOs to join them.
Rock singer Mikaela Attard has said she feels lucky to be alive after a Libyan man tried to kill her after robbing her handbag in Paceville last night. Mikaela said she and a friend were waiting for their friends to come out of a nightclub when they were assaulted by two men, one of whom promptly pulled out a jack knife and pressed it around her neck while grabbing her handbag.
Malta’s Commission for Equality is “investigating” a Pakistani job posting for bus drivers on the island for discrimination, after it specified applicants must be male and aged between 25 and 40. Faced with a shortage of Maltese bus drivers, Malta Public Transport has been forced to look beyond its shores and commission foreign recruitment agencies - including in Pakistan - to find new workers for the agency.
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".