A search is on for a hidden masterpiece in the heart of Burns country. The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in Alloway is being handed over to Bonhams the auction specialists this Monday, February 19. The valuation day, between 11am and 3pm, has been set-up to try and source something special for Bonhams Scottish sale in April. Spokesman Martin Hunt said: "This will give Ayrshire people the opportunity of finding out whether that picture in the attic is really a Rembrandt.
Police have been forced to overpower a man at a bank in the centre of Ayr. The incident, which took place just after midday, happened inside Barclays Bank in the High Street. Shocked onlookers saw a man being dragged away from the scene with his "feet in the air" as they made the arrest. The street was busy with shoppers at the time and a number of police cars raced to the scene. Inside a fire extinguisher could clearly be seen lying on the floor.
MP Bill Grant this week urged roads authorities to use technology to help in the pothole fight. His call comes as the Ayrshire Post Pothole Patrol has been BOMBARDED by readers’ tales of the craters they face. Mr Grant believes drones could be used to chart the potholes from above over wide areas of carriageway. The Tory MP for Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock said: “They are widely used over US highways monitoring traffic, obstructions and crime.
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".