Levenmouth’s Break The Butterfly were celebrating this week after hearing they had made it to the final five of Hard Rock Cafe’s global battle of the bands - beating 13,000 others. They will soon be heading out on an expenses-paid trip to Barcelona to represent Europe in the final live battle round at Hard Rock Cafe Barcelona on Thursday, July 23.
Scientist and bestselling writer Richard Dawkins - the crusading face of atheism - will be appearing in St Andrews in September. It will be the launch event for bookshop Topping and Company’s inaugural Autumn Literary Festival. The evening of readings and conversations at the Younger Hall on September 16 will find Dawkins discussing the second and final part of his memoirs, ‘Brief Candle in the Dark’.
A young runner showed a clean pair of heels to most of the adults at the annual Chariots of Fife race on the West Sands, St Andrews, on Sunday. At only 11, Anna Hedley led the women’s field in the 5km run and crossed the line in a very impressive 19m 51s. As well as being fastest female, Anna finished 15th overall. Cameron Milne was the fastest male, finishing in 16m 19s.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".