Shadow business secretary, Rebecca Long-Bailey MP, has called on the co-operative movement to help shape Labour’s policy agenda. Speaking at the Ways Forward 6 Conference in Manchester, Ms Long-Bailey highlighted some of the party’s key plans around doubling the co-operative economy, inviting delegates to engage in driving these. In her speech at the event, she praised the sector’s strength but said more needed to be done to support it.
The Co-op Group will be offering a victim of modern slavery a job at one of its shops in Scotland. The initiative forms part an innovative employment programme called Bright Future, developed by the Group last year to support those affected by modern slavery. The victim, who will be named Frank (not his real name), is the first in Scotland to be offered a permanent job. Under the Bright Future scheme the retailer provides a four-week placement followed by a non-competitive interview.
The Parliament of Uganda has taken on board suggestions made by the country’s co-operative alliance and asked the government to provide funding for reviving the co-operative sector. The country’s MPs passed a budget framework paper, which included a suggestion to allocate UGS 20bn (£3992.74) for co-operatives. According to CICOPA, the move was welcomed by the Uganda Co-operative Alliance, which last year had raised the issue with the Parliament.
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".