As Santa’s little helpers go, Martin Grossman is one of Scotland’s busiest. The 61-year-old grandfather of three has the kind of job every kid would dream of. As chief tester and buyer for one of Scotland’s biggest toy distributors, he has a big role choosing which gifts Santa will be leaving beneath the tree this year. He said: “Nearly every home in the country with kids will have one of our products in it at Christmas. “In that respect, I suppose you could say I’m one of Santa’s right-hand men.
A former boxing photographer has launched a search to find a pair of tartan shorts worn by Ken Buchanan in a world championship fight. Ian Mackland, 73, was given the shorts by Buchanan’s brother Alan the year after Ken successfully defended his world lightweight title against Ismael Laguna, from Panama, in 1971 in New York. Ian later presented them to a pub below the world-famous Thomas A Becket Gym in Old Kent Road, London, where the late Sir Henry Cooper used to train.
AS a newly qualified teacher, I was interested to read the experiences of a former trainee in The Sunday Post last week. Interested, but a little bemused, because the doom, gloom and chaos described by Mark Oliver is very far from my own experience. Mark quit the profession after just nine weeks, disillusioned by a system he believes is in turmoil and he painted a pretty bleak picture of our schools.
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".