Vets had said that 10-week old Chihuahua pup Bruce - who has two dislocated legs, underdeveloped joints and tumours in both his eyes - would need to be put to sleep as he required 24-hour care. But when 28-year-old Robyn Boyd, from Lochee, Dundee, met the tiny animal she was immediately smitten - and stepped in to save the sick animal.
But, with a dad who swims with sharks for a living and a Gaelic first name meaning the sea, Mara was destined to be a water baby. And on Tuesday, hand-in-hand with doting dad Shane, she moved on from basic swimming lessons to free dive for the first time. Shane, 37, who runs Basking Shark Scotland, escorting tourists to swim with the gentle giants in the waters off Oban, said: “We have been swimming with Mara a few times but this was the first time I have tried to do something underwater.
But, while today begins with yet another Met Office warning for ice, forecasters say “springlike” conditions are just around the corner. In advance of the clocks going forward next Sunday, temperatures in Aberdeen could soar to 13C (55F) on Wednesday as the winds swing round to the south-west. Nicky Maxey, of the Met Office, said: “Hopefully, this is the last time we experience these easterly winds for a while. This week, temperatures will rise and we will be back to springlike conditions.
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".