A BRAVE Barrhead mum who lost her severely autistic daughter to cancer has spoken out in hope of urging others to get clued up on symptoms affecting those with learning disabilities. Eileen Douglas wants families to be aware of the signs so others don’t have to experience the levels of pain suffered by her and husband Neil. Daughter Wendy, who died of breast cancer four years ago aged 36, had been unable to communicate her pain and symptoms to her family because of her condition.
THE pioneering £17 million multi-faith schools joint campus in East Renfrewshire has been officially opened. The event at the Newton Mearns school, which brings together the Catholic and Jewish faiths, was attended by religious leaders, councillors, staff and pupils. Home to St Clare’s Primary and Calderwood Lodge, as well a non-denominational nursery class, the joint campus – thought to be the first of its kind in the world – first opened its doors in August.
GUTTED shoppers have called on the US owners of an East Renfrewshire supermarket to rethink shock plans to close the popular store. Last week, online retailer Amazon announced it is considering shutting down the Giffnock branch of what is the only Whole Foods Market outlet in Scotland – a move which would see 70 jobs axed. The community has hit out at the proposals, with a change.org petition urging the company to alter its stance already gaining more than 600 signatures.
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 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
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".