The owner of a Greek restaurant dubbed “the dirtiest in the world” has been banned from managing restaurants indefinitely. When health and safety officers raided Zorba’s Greek Taverna in Bayswater they found it littered with cockroach eggs and mice droppings. There were sewage flies living in a tahini dip. Chef Pavlos Pittas, 60, admitted four charges of failing to protect food from vermin, rendering his food “unfit for human consumption”.
An Iraqi asylum seeker tried to murder commuters on the Tube with a homemade bomb packed with knives, screws, and metal shrapnel, a court heard today. Ahmed Hassan, 18, allegedly created the explosive device at his foster home in Sunbury-on-Thames, concealing it in a Lidl shopping bag under a pair of trousers as he planted it on a District Line train. Thirty people were injured when the bomb went off, at 8.17am on September 15 at Parsons Green station.
A madam who ran a string of “high-end” brothels for City workers to bankroll her luxury lifestyle has been jailed for three years. Graziella Dos Santos McNamee, 38, bought a five-bedroom home in Hertfordshire and holidayed in Gran Canaria with the profits of her prostitution racket. She also drove a Land Rover Discovery and sent her daughters to private school, Blackfriars crown court was told.
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".