Chris McCullough is a freelance multimedia journalist who has worked in the media industry for the past 15 years. Based in Northern Ireland Chris has enjoyed a thrilling career travelling the globe hunting for the best stories in food, farming and politics. He has won various awards for his photo...
TRACKS replacing tyres, electricity replacing diesel and robots replacing human labour were systems all on show at Agritechnica, the world’s largest farm machinery show. Held in Hanover, Germany, the show is held every two years and attracts around 450,000 visitors to look around 23 giant halls filled with machinery and technology. More than 10,000 visitors from the UK and Ireland made the trek to Hannover for the last Agritechnica.
A number of new electric-powered vehicles made their debut appearances at Agritechnica following years of development. German company Sensor-Technik Wiedemann GmbH (STW) unveiled a specially-adapted, electric-powered tractor at the show. Although not scheduled to be produced commercially any time soon, the tractor is a French-built Noremat base tractor adapted by STW for electric power. Known as the Symone demonstrator it took in excess of €100,000 to convert the tractor to battery power.
Outdoor tennis can be a lonely sport during the winter months but, for one Belfast club, they have got it covered. Chris McCullough headed to the suburbs of the city to meet Ray Downs, the man charged with ensuring that the five artificial courts, and much more besides, are in the best condition possible. Sitting pretty in a leafy lane right on the edge of Belfast city lies a quaint, privately owned tennis club steeped in over a century of history.
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'
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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
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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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
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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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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".