SOME of the biggest names in UK folk are heading to Durham for a 40th anniversary revival of an ambitious work. The Transports, a folk opera telling the emotive story of 18th Century exile, was originally created by Peter Bellamy and has now been reworked by some of the stars of modern folk. The cast includes The Young’uns, twice winners of BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Best Group, alongside fellow Folk Awards winners Nancy Kerr and Greg Russell.
A JEWELLERY range created by a North East designer has now been launched in the USA. Salome - handmade collections featuring precious gems and crystals - was founded by Tyneside-based designer, Kellie Daniels. Following its Newcastle launch, the brand, was snapped up by Edinburgh’s Covet store and Wolf & Badger, in London’s Mayfair. Such was its success that Wolf & Badger’s New York store and Hemline, in New Orleans’ fashionable French Quarter, followed suit.
A CAMPAIGN to use sport to fight intolerance in schools has reached almost 30,000 youngsters in its first two years. Play Unified, a Special Olympics GB campaign, has involved schools across the North-East in work to change perceptions of young people with intellectual disabilities and end bullying. It aims to spread understanding, acceptance and friendship by youngsters playing and training together.
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".