Pre-tax profits at the parent company of lorry firm Montgomery Transport have grown by nearly 50% to reach £6.9m. Turnover at Ballyvesey Holdings, which is based in England but run by the Northern Ireland Montgomery family, also increased by 1.4% to reach £621m over the year to September 30, 2016. However, job numbers were down from 2,665 to 2,540. The compay report reveals that it employed 117 fewer drivers and mechanics, going from 1,433 to 1,316.
Northern Ireland housebuilder Hagan Homes is to build 40 dwellings in a £5m project on the site of a former restaurant in Co Londonderry. The Ballyclare company has taken over the development of housing at the Salmon Leap, off Castleroe Road in Coleraine, in a move creating 50 construction jobs. Work is being carried out by subcontractor Nollam Contracts Ltd, based in Eglinton. The Salmon Leap was best known as a bar and restaurant. But the venue closed down in 2006.
A developer hopes to restore one of Belfast's most neglected listed buildings in what used to be among the city's most exclusive areas. Upper Crescent off Botanic Avenue became a sought-after address for the professional and business classes after parts of it were completed in 1848. However, its builder Robert Corry had to hoodwink his wife Jane into agreeing to live there.
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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 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".