Deirdre Michie, head of Oil and Gas UK, said the purchases “reinforce the gathering strength of belief in the future of the North Sea” ANDY BUCHANAN/GETTY IMAGESThe new generation of players in the North Sea tightened its grip on the region yesterday as two deals provided a boost to the recovering oil and gas sector. In the latest sign of the changing balance of power since the oil price began to recover, BP offloaded three of its fields to Serica Energy for up to £300 million.
Buses remains the most popular form of public transport in Scotland GETTY IMAGESScotland’s bus sector is being hampered by congestion, rising car ownership and a shift towards more online shopping. Research by KPMG, the accountancy firm, suggests that many of the reasons fewer passengers are using the bus are outside transport companies’ control. It also found that for each £1 invested in local bus services up to £8 can be generated in social, environmental and economic benefit.
Staff at an engineering firm are to keep on working without pay in an attempt to keep their company alive. Unions at Burntisland Fabrication (Bifab) in Fife have also claimed that the 1,400 Scottish jobs are at risk because the company is being “held to ransom” by a Dutch company. The future of Bifab and its workforce has been in the balance since it emerged at the weekend that it was facing a cash crisis. The company has filed an intention to appoint administrators but has not yet done so.
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".