SHE was the wildcard entry whose voice blew away the opposition and saw her crowned Singer of the World. Now the doors to opera houses across Europe and beyond are being opened to Scottish mezzo soprano Catriona Morison, the biggest rising star in the world of classical music. The 31-year-old, from Edinburgh, said that she entered the prestigious BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition hoping to get more exposure, and perhaps recognition in her home country.
BRINGING more older workers into the workplace could boost the economy by billions, accountants have said. A report by PwC found increasing the rate of employment among the over-55s could increase the Scotland’s GDP by about £6 billion. But it would require similar levels of employment as those found in Sweden, where almost eight out of 10 people in the second half of their fifth decade has a job. The current UK average is 70.1 per cent.
SCIENTOLOGISTS have been criticised after setting up a tent near the burnt-out Grenfell Tower block and offering "healing" massages to people in the area. Locals said the group were acting like “vultures” after they started handing out leaflets near the site of the disaster, which has claimed at last 79 lives. Members of the controversial organisation were first spotted outside Westway sports centre on Friday but increased their presence during the weekend with tents and flags.
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".