Nicola Sturgeon has been warned by one of her senior MPs against rushing into a second independence referendum. Pete Wishart, the SNP’s longest serving MP and a possible contender in the contest for deputy leadership of the party, said a new vote should only be held when she is “certain of victory”. He urged caution over going for another bid to break-up Britain before the next Holyrood election in 2021 unless there is clear evidence that a Yes vote will win.
Ruth Davidson has hailed the “great Scottish success story” of a charity leading the world in landmine clearance during a visit to Afghanistan. The Scottish Conservative leader spent four days in Kabul at the invitation of the HALO Trust, the world’s largest humanitarian mine clearance operation, which was once supported by Diana, Princess of Wales. Last year, Prince Harry urged the world to continue his late mother's mission to rid the world of landmines.
Hillwalkers have been warned of the dangers of magnets in outdoor clothing amid a spate of recent deaths in Scotland because they interfere with navigation equipment. Magnetic closures on gloves and jackets, and even mobile phone cases, are being marketed as the modern alternative to Velcro or poppers, but experts say they can cause major problems by deflecting compass needles.
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".