They had their work cut out, but the judges in this year’s South Wales Evening Post Community Awards have come up with their shortlist. The completion of the far from easy task means attention now turns to Swansea’s Brangwyn Hall on March 29 when the winners will be honoured. The nominees live or work in the Evening Post circulation area, taking in the counties of Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Carmarthenshire and south Powys.
Time is running out for those hoping to challenge themselves at Wales’ fastest growing 10K race. The reputation of the Brecon Carreg Cardiff Bay Run is increasing all the time, and the 2018 event is only a matter of weeks away. An impressive total of 5,500 runners will line up - and now the rush is on to snap up the last remaining places, with entries closing on Sunday, February 25.
Most of us would like to save a pound or two when it comes to household bills. And that is certainly the case when it comes to energy demands. If you make the right choice, you could be hundreds of pounds better off. But before you jump in, it is advisable to see exactly what other energy providers offer in terms of service. There is an important tick-list of factors to consider before you take the plunge and sign up to someone else.
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".