The Northern Ireland head of a body representing small business has said there is still goodwill towards the province in Washington - although the lack of an Executive is making it less attractive to potential investors. Representatives from business here, including Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) policy chair Tina McKenzie, are in Washington for St Patrick's Day events.
A new hotel in Belfast's former War Memorial Building could have group rooms sleeping up to 16 people, according to latest plans. Signature Living Group plans to open The Waring Hotel on Waring Street in Belfast Cathedral Quarter. It's expected to be a mid-market venue hoping to capitalise on the number of groups coming on tourist visits and to celebrate events in the city. In its Liverpool hotel, the company markets group rooms sleeping up to 30 people for around £600 a night.
The loss of around 120 jobs at four Toys R Us stores in Northern Ireland has been confirmed after administrators failed to find a buyer for the stricken chain. Administrators Moorfields Advisory have already pulled down the shutters at stores at Crescent Link Retail Park, Londonderry, and Mill Road at Newtownabbey. Stores in Belfast's CastleCourt Shopping Centre and Lisburn's Sprucefield Park will also close within the next six weeks after closing-down sales.
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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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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".