The rumours were true – X Factor’s Wagner is in an Up-Helly-A’ squad. The Brazilian musician joined Squad 29 ToXic Factor for the tour of Lerwick’s halls. After landing at Sumburgh Airport at about 2pm on Tuesday the singer spent the early evening rehearsing with the squad before taking in the spectacle of the procession. And now he is experiencing the Up-Helly-A’ night, including hopping from hall to hall in the back of a truck. He even has his famous bongos with him.
Always on a Monday by The Shetland Mandolin Band at £12.99. Available from High Level Music and The Shetland Mandolin Band website (see advert in the 22nd December edition of The Shetland Times for details). It seemed appropriate to first listen to Shetland Mandolin Band’s debut recording on a Monday. The album’s title is Always on a Monday and a blast of the tunes helped keep the “Monday blues” away.
Yell artist Jeannette Nowak has returned from a “little adventure” at London Fashion Week. Her work was selected by the designer label Pringle of Scotland to decorate their catwalk show at the annual celebration of high fashion. Examples of Ms Nowak’s baskets, woven from natural materials including rhubarb skin, were used by Pringle as part of an event showcasing Pringle’s ladieswear new collection.
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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".