An Aberdeen mum was left terrified when the lift she was using suddenly dropped five floors. Megan Copland was in the elevator in North Sea Court, Seaton, when her “worst fear came true” as it plummeted from the 15th floor to the 10th. The 18-year-old was with Amy, her four-month-old baby, when the incident happened at 4pm on Monday. There was only one lift available in the high-rise building, as the second lift is currently undergoing maintenance.
A hostel in the North-east has achieved a five-star rating. Ballater Hostel has been given the accolade by VisitScotland on its first ever grading visit. The facility is now the only hostel in Aberdeenshire to hold the VisitScotland five-star award. Owner Dominique Drewe-Martin said: “Following a very busy year and a lot of hard work it’s great to receive this award.
Key talks on working conditions at an Aberdeen bus operator have broken down. First Bus and Unite the union have been in discussions today regarding new terms and conditions for drivers. A turnout of 74.9% of Unite members who work for First Bus saw 98.4% opt to turn down the proposed conditions. With 260 votes, only four union members voted in favour of accepting the offer.
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".