Chinese dockless bike share firm is rolling out an enhanced service in Cambridge following a "successful beta trial" and a "positive response" from the council, residents, and users. As part of its official roll out in the city, Ofo will be providing more bikes, adding Bluetooth locks to its entire fleet, and will work with major employers in the city to create designated dockless hubs to encourage staff to cycle their commute.
Pete "Mr Crud" Tomkins is one of 2,553 people to have signed a petition opposing proposed changes to the Cinder Track, a 21-mile multi-use former railway line between Scabrough and Whitby. Tomkins lives close to the trail and has been riding on it for more than 30 years (his firm makes mudguards in Yorkshire). The track is owned by Scarborough Borough Council which commissioned a Restoration Plan from Sustrans funded by a Coastal Revival Fund grant.
A major shareholder in Aston Martin has lodged a £200m takeover bid for Rapha, reports Sky News. Italian private equity firm Investindustrial is said to be on the final shortlist of bidders for the upscale cycle clothing marque. Invus, an investment group which used to own Weight Watchers has also tabled an offer for Rapha, although other bidders – as BikeBiz reported earlier this month – have withdrawn.
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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 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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".