Civil servants at Stormont are "in disarray" over their powers in the absence of ministers, the High Court in Belfast has been told. It is hearing a legal challenge into a senior civil servant's decision to grant planning permission for a Â£240m waste treatment and energy plant. The waste management firm Arc21 wants to build the plant at Hightown Quarry, near Glengormley in County Antrim. Planning permission was approved last year, without ministerial approval.
A legal case over substitute vodka has cost Belfast City County more than fifteen times the amount the social club which sold it was fined. The case was brought against a Liverpool supporters club in the city. The club, in Disraeli Street, was fined last month for selling vodka "not of the nature demanded by the consumer". According to Belfast City Council, this followed a guilty plea submitted by the club.
The residents at Clareview Nursing Home in Ballyclare were resting in the comfort of their communal room on Monday evening. A few chatted amongst themselves, others sat quietly and content. They are all still waiting for their Christmas tree lights to be switched on again. The home's Christmas tree, just outside the main entrance, has been in darkness since a group of young people stole the lights at about 01:00 GMT on Sunday morning.
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".