From free golf to planting trees, there’s lots to do in the holidaysThis February half term, every child who visits The Alnwick Garden will be given their own sapling to plant in the stunning Woodland Walk. With the guidance of the Garden’s senior gardeners, they’ll get to lay claim to their own small part of the remarkable forest, knowing they can come back year after year to see how their tree has grown.
The Alnwick Garden is always an ideal spot for a family day out, but this February half term you’ll be able to claim your own little patch of itAnyone that’s ever taken a little’un into their garden with them will know that it’s a wonderful place to both play and learn. From digging in the dirt, planting the seeds to lovingly watering a fledgling plant – it’s gleefully messy yet stealthily educational.
It’s been 10 years since Mackie’s won the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Award for its economic growth and outstanding environmental management. As entries open this year, we look at the continuing rise of this Scottish success story, at home and internationally. The idea of ‘the family business’ can be overplayed by marketing teams, but Mackie’s of Scotland provides a model example of how it should be done.
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".