THE family of a man left with a fractured skull after he was attacked by thugs said he 'wouldn't harm a fly'. Twenty-year-old Andrew Kelly was rushed to hospital after being brutally beaten by a gang of thugs. He had been enjoying a night out with his brother and cousin when the vicious attack took place at a bar in the city centre at the weekend. His cousin Stacey Goodwin said Andrew 'got the brunt of [it]." She said he was "a big, friendly giant and generally very quiet. He wouldn’t harm a fly."
It’s a very worthwhile business, giving toys for those kids who don’t get them, filling food parcels for the needy, posting treat boxes to the troops, buying the homeless a Christmas meal. And let’s hope all these initiatives run into widescale generosity. But sometimes I wonder how much of that finer feeling is allowed to evaporate in the rest of the winter months.
Drivers in Scotland are being reminded that there is zero tolerance for “just one” drink before driving. A new festive awareness campaign from the Scottish Government and Road Safety Scotland reinforces that when it comes to drink driving, “the best approach is none”, as well as highlighting the consequences of being found guilty of drink driving.
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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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".