A NEW initiative set up to tackle isolation among East Renfrewshire’s elderly population has received a £400,000 cash windfall. The Tomorrow’s Older People Today project, orchestrated by Voluntary Action East Renfrewshire (VAER), is one of just 24 Scottish community groups selected to benefit from the Big Lottery Fund payout. Designed to improve interaction between pensioners and their community, the Barrhead-based scheme will also be rolled out to South Ayrshire.
BARRHEAD businesses have continued the season of goodwill into 2018 by providing schoolkids with new sports kit. A number of firms dug deep to answer the call of Cross Arthurlie Primary’s Parent Council and show that the town’s community spirit is as strong as ever. With an extensive schedule of school cluster and regional sports events lined up in 2018, staff were keen to reward youngsters for their hard work by providing new strips, jackets and T-shirts.
BAFFLED Barrhead residents have blasted council bosses for changing the name of the town’s new multi-million pound community hub just weeks after it opened. The £5.3million Arthurlie Family Centre has been renamed the Sir Harry Burns Centre, in honour of one of Barrhead’s most famous sons. However, some residents have questioned the timing of the name change. Twitter user Robert Burns wrote: “Would it not have been better to change the name before buying signage, stationary etc?
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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
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".