A DENTAL firm escaped punishment despite claiming £300,000 for gold crowns and other treatments that were not used on patients. A senior official at NHS Ayrshire and Arran ruled that Quadrant Dental Practice should face no action – despite one of the dentists admitting in writing to mis-claiming treatment fees from the NHS. It emerged the health board figure behind that decision – medical director Dr Alison Graham – had previously worked for the father of one of the dentists involved.
Scotland is bracing itself for more bad weather after Storm Ophelia claimed three lives in Ireland. Weather warnings greeted drivers in Central, Tayside and Fife, Strathclyde, south west Scotland and Lothian and Borders as the remnants of the hurricane brought high winds and heavy rain to those areas. The yellow warnings mean commuters should plan for more possible travel delays and disruption ahead of the storm which killed three inn Ireland.
A rare Braille collection of the work of Robert Burns has been presented to the University of Glasgow. The unique books, which are almost 50 years old, have been given to the university’s Centre for Robert Burns Studies on permanent loan from the Irvine Burns Club. The collection was originally bought by Joan Muir, from Kilwinning in Ayrshire, who now wants to share the volumes with others.
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".