Business groups have slammed the government over signals a final decision on airport expansion will not be made until at least next year. “Businesses across the UK will be astonished if the government once again delays taking a decision on a new runway,” said British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) director general John Longworth. “Ministers’ plans to boost prosperity, productivity and exports mean nothing if they cannot take hard decisions to press ahead with crucial infrastructure projects.
International development secretary Priti Patel is coming under further pressure as it was confirmed today she did discuss aid being diverted to the Israeli army after her undisclosed meetings in the country this summer. A Downing Street spokesperson said that Patel had asked officials from her department to examine whether public money could support humanitarian operations in occupied parts of the Golan Heights, which would have been likely to contravene UK policy.
Among the products manufactured by Shire, the London-listed drugs group, are several treatments for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. That might explain why the company keeps encountering the same difficulties with investors over the sums paid to its top executives. In the last few weeks, the pharmaceuticals giant has circulated a chunky document to its largest shareholders setting out plans for a new three-year pay policy.
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".