A quick-thinking Aberdeen student took a break from his studies – to help police trap an escaped pig. Dillon King, 18, was studying at his home in Clerk Maxwell Crescent, Kincorth, when he saw two police officers at his window. “I went to see what they wanted and they said they were chasing a pig – it was weird,” said Dillon, who goes to North East Scotland College. He helped officers put bins at either side of a path next to his home, trapping the pig.
An Aberdeen road is set to partially close twice next month as work is carried out. Don Street will be one-way north-eastbound between its junctions with Don Place and Hayton Road from 6.30pm on February 9 until 6.30am on February 12. It will then become one-way in the same direction again between its junctions with Great Northern Road and Hayton Road from 6.30am on February 12, until 6.30am on February 19. During these times there will be a prohibition of waiting on the stretch of road closed.
Up to 35 jobs are expected to be lost with the closure of an Aberdeen vehicle dealer. Bosses at AM Phillip Trucktech have told staff at its Auchmill Road depot the site will be closing following a number of contract losses. Workers at the branch were handed a letter on Tuesday confirming the site’s shutdown, signed by managing director George Tasker.
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".