MSPs gathered outside Holyrood with animal rights campaigners yesterday calling on colleagues to support plans for tougher sentences on animal cruelty. Moray MSP Richard Lochead and Orkney MSP Liam McArthur joined Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham to highlight Battersea Cats and Dogs Home’s new research, which shows Scotland has among the lowest sentences for animal cruelty in Europe, the United States and Australia.
Labour, Green and Lib Dem MSPs have voted in favour of tax rises to fund extra spending on public services like the NHS and schools. With the SNP abstaining and only Conservatives voting against, there was a majority decision to endorse higher taxes. And Finance Secretary Derek Mackay, SNP, confirmed he plans to make changes to taxation in this year’s budget, ready for spring next year. Mr Mackay will publish a discussion paper on income tax ahead of the 2018/19 draft budget in December.
Metal detectors should be trialled in schools to protect children from knife crime, a senior Liberal Democrat has said. Police have launched a crackdown in the Highlands following the highest number of incidents in at least a decade – with a primary pupil caught armed with a knife on a school bus just this week. A report into the killing of 16-year-old Bailey Gwynne in a fight with a fellow pupil at Aberdeen’s Cults Academy two years ago recommended giving teachers the power to search pupils.
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".