The charity Keep Britain Tidy and bottled water manufacturer Harrogate Water are encouraging consumer to peform a 'magic trick'; shrinking their bottles so they can be taken home for recycling rather than discarded in a rubbish bin. It follows results of a survey showing that 95 per cent of bottled water consumers are likely to recycle at home but only 41 per cent are likely to recycle when out and about.
Cicero Group has opened a Dublin office led by a former special adviser to the last two British Ambassadors to Ireland. Formerly a barrister practicing in Ireland and the British Virgin Islands, Robert O'Reilly (pictured) has latterly been an adviser to current ambassador Robin Barnett and his predecessor Dominick Chilcott. O'Reilly has now joined Cicero as a director, and officially opens Cicero's Dublin office on 1 February.
Three MD-level staffers in FTI Consulting's strategic comms unit have left, including a former African Development Bank director from its London office, and the co-head of its Parisian operation. It follows news late last year of the firm's partial retreats from both Moscow and Beijing. London-based Joel Kibazo has departed, and appears to have set himself up as a consultant; he lists JK Associates as his new business on his website. It was not immediately possible to contact Kibazo.
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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".