NETTA McBain had been looking forward to having a new hot water boiler installed in time for winter. The old feeder tank in her loft had seen better days and she also wanted to replace the appliance fitted in a kitchen linen cupboard at her 1980s bungalow in Aviemore. All seemed fine when the 75-year-old first had a visit from Fischer-Future Heat UK Limited in October. She ordered a new boiler and paid a deposit of £680 towards the total cost of £3400.
WHEN Denise Bowie visited a private clinic for a check-up after having a bunion removed, she never thought she would end up with a string of health problems. The mum-of-one was on crutches when she entered the Spire Murrayfield Hospital in Edinburgh for her appointment. However, she was unaware the floor of the clinic was wet and she tumbled – landing on her already-injured foot, breaking it in two places. The 2013 incident led to a four-year nightmare for Denise.
THE popular Celtic Connections music festival is celebrating its silver anniversary a year early. The festival officially debuted in January 1994 but the organising team decided to mark its 25th birthday this year because it was conceived in 1993. Cameron McNicol, the then director of Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall, first hit on the idea after attending a similar festival in France.
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".