London’s status as one of the world’s capitals for animation is under threat from a Brexit skills crunch, one of its leading lights has warned. Bafta-winning production house Blue Zoo, behind a string of children’s shows including Digby Dragon, has warned the UK could soon lose skilled animators to the world’s other hubs, Canada and Ireland. The company has a significant foreign workforce, drawn largely from France and Italy, and receives commissions from across the globe.
The little yellow ball fizzes down a chute that’s contorted through a Del boy-style old Reliant Robin, spinning past the edge of the hole. “I’m not that good,” admits Chris Legh, co-founder of Junkyard Golf. We’re treading the, um, fairways of its nightmarish courses in the basement of the Truman Brewery in Brick Lane.
A slowdown in the buy-to-let market triggered by stamp duty reforms has hit profits at Nationwide, the country’s biggest building society said on Friday. Nationwide admitted that gross mortgage lending fell from £8.6 billion to £8.1 billion in the three months to June 30. It put this down to a “reduction in buy-to-let advances” as a result of stamp duty hikes for such properties brought in last year, as well as lending criteria changes.
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".