The committee charged with finding a new president for Western Nevada College decided on Tuesday to hire a national search firm to find the best candidates. Chancellor Thom Reilly said the decision to bring in a search firm was based in part on the need to not only find but vet the candidates. "We're not just talking to employers," he said following the meeting. Reilly and Regents Vice Chairman Jason Geddes said they expect about 30 of the 45 search firms on their list to apply for the contract.
There are now more than 1.35 million people employed in Nevada, the highest number ever. Employers have added more than 240,000 jobs since the depth of the recession in 2010. While the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate ticked up a tenth of a percent in October, the unadjusted rate actually went down two tenths to 4.8 percent as unemployment levels continued to go down. The jobless rate fell one tenth in the Las Vegas and Reno/Sparks reporting areas to 5.1 and 3.9 percent respectively.
One of the four men imprisoned for murdering a police officer has moved a step closer to potential freedom. David Lani, now 54, has been granted parole from his sentence for the use of a deadly weapon in the death of Reno undercover narcotics officer James Hoff. He was previously paroled from a life sentence on his first-degree murder conviction and on a robbery conviction. But Lani isn't getting out of prison any time soon.
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".