The sister of a reality TV star yesterday slammed social media users for criticising her older brother amid concerns over his mental health. Aberdeen bar supervisor Frances Rougvie has defended her sibling Iain Lee, the comedian and broadcaster currently camping out in the Australian jungle as a contestant in this year’s edition of I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here.
I made reference to my eldest brother, Iain Lee, who is finding himself subject to intense public scrutiny as he competes in ITV’s hit show I’m a Celebrity . . . Get Me Out of Here! As a hesitant user of social media, my intentions weren’t to start a dialogue about Iain’s mental health issues. Instead, I hoped to offer a stark reminder that we should all be kinder. In an unkind world, compassion often takes a back seat.
Severe flood warnings were issued last night and major rail, ferry and flight delays are expected across the north of Scotland as Storm Caroline arrives. Rail services from Aberdeen to Inverness, Inverness to Wick and Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh will be suspended this morning, and flights to Stornoway, Kirkwall, Sumburgh and Benbecula have all been disrupted. The Met Office has issued amber wind warnings for the north-east, Moray, the northern Highlands, Orkney and Shetland.
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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
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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".