A MAINTENANCE man working on the new Queensferry Crossing was killed by the falling jib of an 18 tonne crane in what a sheriff ruled was a "tragic accident". Sheriff William Gilchrist said John Cousin caused his own death by removing a central pin that secured the 550kg piece of steel. A fatal accident inquiry held in Stirling in November heard that the 62-year-old, from Northumberland, sustained "unsurvivable injuries" after the jib of a hired Giraf track crane fell on him.
PROPOSALS that would have seen blue landfill bins collected every four weeks have been consigned to the rubbish dump. Fife Council will now stop their trial runs in the Glenrothes area and ditch the controversial idea completely after disappointing results. Although recycling levels increased slightly and the waste going to landfill dropped, the new arrangements were too costly and led to an increase in contamination in the green (cans and plastics) bin.
SIX of Fife Council's recycling centres, including Cowdenbeath and Lochgelly, will now close for two days a week. Councillors agreed to the change in opening hours – which will have an affect on jobs – as part of a plan to save £250,000. Three of the larger centres will also close, for one day a week, while all nine will now shut for 45 minutes at lunchtime.
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".