Ryan McGeady, the winner of best hip-hop artist at last week's Scottish Alternative Music Awards (SAMA), has told BuzzFeed News about his other life, in which he runs his local food bank in Glasgow. McGeady, known as Kid Robotik, runs the food bank in the Drumchapel area of Glasgow helping to train volunteers, organise fundraising drives, and raise awareness of the bank to make sure it reaches the people who need it most.
Scottish National Party politicians have told BuzzFeed News that they would like Nicola Sturgeon's Scottish government to formally recognise a unilateral declaration of independence from Catalonia, which could come in the next few days. At the SNP conference in Glasgow, delegates passed a motion calling on the Spanish government to "respect the overwhelming ‘si’ vote" in last Sunday's referendum, which was disrupted by police violence.
Nicola Sturgeon, the first minister of Scotland, has called on the Spanish government to stop its efforts to block the Catalonian independence referendum, saying Catalans should be able to "democratically express their will". The first minister said she was concerned by reports of Spanish police seizing ballot papers and entering newspaper offices, and suggested that the 2014 Scottish independence referendum was the best example to follow in Catalonia.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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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
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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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".