SOMETIMES it can take a little while to unpick the tableau that our photographers create. Now the chap on the right is a dustman from the days when waste was not tidily wrapped in bags but was emptied into baskets from the bins in back gardens then carried out to the bin lorries. So this is 1950, long before someone worked out it would save a lot of time if bins were put on wheels and the tenants could wheel them to the front of the house and save an enormous amount of time for the binmen.
SIR Vince Cable, the former Glasgow councillor, is to stand for the leadership of the Liberal Democrats at the age of 74. As Nihal Arthanayake put it in perspective: “Sir Vince is 74 years old. That means by the next General Election he will be 74.”Incidentally, if he succeeds, the average age of the leaders of the three main parties in England will be 67. It was 47 just two years ago. NICE sunny day in Glasgow yesterday but not as warm as the south of England.
On the up and upA READER using a lift in a Glasgow city centre hotel watched as a fellow guest was running towards the lift, but the chap standing beside the lift buttons failed to press the one to keep the door open.
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".