IT’S Christmas Eve and a little girl is given the present of nutcracker in the shape of a soldier. She loves her present and falls asleep while playing with it. The Nutcracker is a perennial Christmas favourite and quite rightly so. The Russian State Ballet of Siberia has been bringing ballet to Cardiff since 2002 but this was the first time I managed to catch them. I was not disappointed. Having been taken by my mum to see The Nutcracker as a child, I was so excited to be seeing it again.
Commercial vehicle dealer David Spear has secured a £750,000 contract to supply a fleet of new vans to one of the UK’s leading transport and warehousing company. The contract has already seen the delivery of 50 Renault Trafic Panel Vans to the firm’s two depots in Newport and Droitwich. The stock delivered to Newport will soon be working out of Owens Group’s new Avonmouth site in Bristol. The group also has further plans to open five more new sites during 2018.
Pro Athlete Supplementation has appointed fitness enthusiast and successful business woman Monika Shine as a brand advocate - as the sports nutritionist company reaches out to highly motivated individuals who train like professionals. The company, which operates out of Rhymney, was founded in 2006 by Olympic Gold medallist sprinter Darren Campbell and Welsh Rugby Union's national nutritionist Jon Williams.
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".