A longboarder hopes to set world record and raise cash for charity by skating from John O' Groats to Land's End. Jon Holder is attempting to board the 874 miles between the UK landmarks in just 18 days. The 28-year-old also hopes to raise £1500 for local charities in his Norfolk home. Braving the wet and windy weather, Jon left John O' Groats on Sunday and has been keeping well-wishers up to speed on his progress with daily video updates.
Forensic scientists are exhuming the contents of a coffin said to contain the remains of Simon Fraser, the 11th Lord Lovat. Fraser, nicknamed the Old Fox, is known today as Jamie Fraser's grandfather in the Outlander TV and book series. Dame Sue Black is to study the remains in a bid to solve the 250-year-old mystery about the final resting place of a Highlands clan chief.
A Scottish 'holiday bookshop' Airbnb is booked up solid every day until the year 2020. The Open Book in Wigtown , Dumfries and Galloway, which people pay £150 to run for a week while living in the flat about the shop, is the only one of its kind in the world. It's proved to be such a hit with book-loving tourists, a Chinese company has contacted creator Jessica Fox with the aim of opening its own version in Asia.
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".