Northern Ireland Water has been ordered to set out its plans to prevent another spike of herbicide in the drinking water of a County Tyrone town. It follows an incident last July when levels of MCPA in treated water supplied to 11,000 people in Omagh breached EU standards. NI Water said there had been no health risk from the levels detected. MCPA is used by farmers to kill rushes and can leach into watercourses from which raw water is taken.
A "whistleblower" businesswoman told officials running the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme that it was so lucrative, she was surprised firms were not putting radiators on the outsides of their buildings. Jeanette O'Hagan was selling a heat efficiency product in 2013 but found potential clients were not interested. She raised concerns with the then Enterprise minister Arlene Foster. Ms O'Hagan was giving evidence to the public inquiry on Friday.
A biomass businessman has said it took him just days to work out how substantial subsidies could be earned from the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme. Brian Hood managed two companies selling and installing boilers and heating systems. He said as soon as the scheme was launched in 2012, they worked out how it could repay investors. They included the information that every £1,000 fuel spend would result in RHI income of £1,475.
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".