We get the views of our Columnists – ‘The Embra Express’ (TEE), ‘The Pen’ (TP) and Bruce Aitchison (BA) – ahead of the Italy-Scotland NatWest 6 Nations match on Saturday. What do you make of the 23 Gregor Townsend has picked for Italy? TEE: I liked Toony’s measured response to the Ireland reverse. Things didn’t come off in Dublin, but Scotland created chances and have progressed since the Welsh debacle.
Lee Jones and Scott Riddell will both head to their third Commonwealth Games next month after the Scotland Sevens squad was named. Six players from the pro teams have been brought into the set-up to supplement the core players ahead of Gold Coast. Glasgow Warriors winger Jones was part of Team Scotland in Delhi and was then involved at Glasgow 2014 when Scotland lost in the quarter-finals to South Africa.
Scotland international John Hardie will be leaving Edinburgh Rugby this summer, head coach Richard Cockerill has confirmed. The New Zealand-born back-row, who has 16 national team caps, returned to training in January after a three-month ban handed out by Scottish Rugby for “gross misconduct” over alleged cocaine use. Since then he has been playing for Edinburgh in the Guinness Pro14 and trained with Scotland last week, but his future lies away from the capital.
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".