BOUNCING babies and tots jumped for joy as they showed support for children with heart problems. Inverclyde Childminders Network arranged a charity bounceathon at Grieve Road community centre in aid of the British Heart Foundation. Organiser Suzanne Knox set up the group to champion childminders and support the hundreds of local families who rely on them. She said: “Over the years we have cared for children with heart conditions and we wanted to help.
A KILTED warrior from Kilmacolm is leading an uprising to stop houses being built close to the famous Scottish battlefield of Culloden. Actor and Jacobite enthusiast Andrew McAlindon is fronting a national campaign to stop a development near the historic site. He recently led a march on parliament to protest at plans for a residential development nearby. The protesters have collected 72,000 signatures and even attracted the support of author Diana Gabaldon, who wrote the Outlander novels.
A GRIEVING family who lost their severely autistic son have today hit out at controversial plans to close down the McPherson Centre. Devastated parents Eleanor and Brian Gillan told how the centre in Gourock was a lifeline for 30-year-old Gary, who had a number of complex needs. They say they are heartbroken at a decision by health and social care bosses to shut the McPherson Centre and move all the adults who go there to the Fitzgerald Centre in Greenock instead.
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".