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European markets slumped into negative territory on Friday (18 August) following terrorist atrocities in Spain, with the London market dragged lower by airline stocks. At least 13 people were killed and 100 more injured after a horrific attack in Barcelona's Las Ramblas tourist hotspot on Thursday. Spanish authorities also said they had foiled a "second terrorist plot" in Cambrils, 100km from Barcelona, killing five perpetrators in a shootout.
UK food and drink exports rose 8.5% to a record £10.2bn over the first six months of the year, largely thanks to rising exports of salmon and a weaker pound, according to latest industry data. In its latest take on the market, the UK Food and Drink Federation (FDF) said on Friday (18 August) that salmon exports rose by more than 53% by value to £408m. Whisky remained the UK's top export, followed by salmon, while beer exports bagged the third spot, overtaking chocolate followed by cheese.
The number of tourists visiting UK shores shot up 7% on an annualised basis in June, according to official data. Publishing its assessment of the market on Friday (18 August), the Office for Nation Statistics said the number of UK visitors rose to 3.5 million, with visitors from North America rising by as much as 34% from 483,000 in June of last year to 650,000 this yearTourism numbers from Europe also rose, by 2% to 2.241 million.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".