The first thing that might strike a visitor to the University of Birmingham's new Sport and Fitness building is its brickiness. Its exterior walls are largely constructed from brick, heavily articulated to give an impression of solidity and permanence. Enter the large reception space and you are walking on bricks too. The building is an example of a creative return to brickwork that is found in the work of many progressive architects working today and not only in this country.
High street bank TSB is creating 120 jobs by expanding its back office team in Birmingham. The group is recruiting for the roles at its office in Coventry Road, Sheldon, which will grow the team there to more than 600 staff. The roles available are in the bank's payments team where staff help customers with issues such as BACS and international and cheque transactions.
Birmingham's economy has slowed down faster than almost anywhere in Europe. The per capita GDP - or economic productivity per person - stood at 43% above the European average in Birmingham in 2001. But the latest figures show it dropped to just 8% above the European average in 2014. That means that over the 13-year period Birmingham’s economic growth slumped dramatically compared to the EU as a whole. However, the worst local drop was in Dudley.
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".