The Wellcome Trust, which bankrolls £700 million of medical research each year, has borrowed modestly in recent years to spice up its investment returns Times Newspapers LtdBritain’s biggest charity took advantage of the deflation fears plaguing the eurozone to borrow €400 million for 12 years at a record low cost for any non-sovereign organisation. Wellcome Trust issued the bonds at a coupon of only 1.125 per cent yesterday and was swamped by “buy” orders from 220 investment organisations.
Pensioners are beginning to smell a rat. The silence last week from George Osborne on pensioner bonds was deafening. Eight months ago, the chancellor promised to give full details of the interest rates on £10 billion of new savings products for over-65s in the autumn statement. In fact, he said little, announcing that details would instead be given this week.
The most remarkable fact about the demise the other day of The New Day, Britain’s first new national newspaper in 30 years, was the speed at which it was shut down. Simon Fox, the chief executive of Trinity Mirror, pulled the plug on the entire venture only nine weeks after he launched it. After forking out £5 million alone on advertising the new title, Mr Fox seems to have had no compunction in abandoning the project when sales came in miles below target.
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 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
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".