When the High Court ordered the UK Government to publish its air pollution plan back in April, Theresa May could have been forgiven for letting out a sigh of frustration. After all, with the general election looming, the court’s decision to reject the government’s defence and order it to release its draft plans a month before the vote presented a headache the Prime Minister could have done without. But the issue had been looming on the agenda for some time.
At times, it’s hard to escape the feeling that the Brexit negotiations have descended into farce. David Davis met Michel Barnier. Michel Barnier met David Davis. They talked, they exchanged petty insults, and by the end of the week an increasingly red-faced Dr Liam Fox was standing, in front of some shrubbery, accusing the other 27 EU member states of “blackmail”. Strong word, blackmail.
The Scottish Government has announced a new £60m fund to accelerate innovation in low carbon energy infrastructure, such as electricity battery storage, sustainable heating systems and electric vehicle charging. The Programme for Government, unveiled by Nicola Sturgeon this week, includes plans to phase out new petrol and diesel vehicles in Scotland by 2032, with the First Minister pledging to expand the charging network and make the A9 Scotland’s first electric-enabled highway.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".