THE sun may be fading a bit now, but the recent high temperatures across the UK will have reminded some of the great heatwave of 1976. Here is a picture of some people in Glasgow queuing for water during that long summer. By late June 1976, London was seeing temperatures of up to 33C, only a shade lower than the capital’s hottest recorded day in 1940, but The Glasgow Herald advised that Scotland would be next.
IT won’t be long now. The new Queensferry Crossing will open to traffic on August 30, but before it does it was confirmed this week that 50,000 people, chosen by ballot, will be given the chance to cross the bridge by foot. Malcolm Roughead, of VisitScotland, said that, just as they had done with the two Forth bridges before it, Scots would take the new bridge to their hearts. There is certainly something special about the opening of a new bridge.
A HEAVY Reckoning is not easy to read: there's blood on its pages, and pain; people die and nearly die and some wish they had. But this brief history of what recent wars and conflicts have done to British soldiers physically and mentally is uplifting as well as dispiriting because it is about what a bomb can do to humans but, more importantly, it is also about what medics can do to save lives.
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".