The suspended chief executive of the NHS patients' watchdog in Wales has been sacked, it has been confirmed. Tony Rucinski was suspended from the £90,000-a-year role by the Board of Community Health Councils (CHC) in February 2016. No reason has been given publicly for his suspension or sacking. The Welsh Conservatives raised concerns over a lack of transparency in the case. The Welsh Government said it was a matter for the CHC board.
All Welsh schools in a now-scrapped improvement scheme made academic progress, an evaluation has found. Schools Challenge Cymru (SCC) was launched in 2014 and initially involved 40 underperforming secondary schools. Researchers SQW said the quality of leadership and management improved at most of the schools. The Welsh Government described it as a "valuable time-limited policy". A total of ÂŁ49m was spent on the programme over three years.
Differences of opinion between senior Labour figures over Brexit have been defended by a Welsh Government minister. Mark Drakeford said there were varying views within Labour because "the water is genuinely muddy" on the UK's future relationship with the EU. The party's shadow trade secretary Barry Gardiner has said staying in the customs union would be "a disaster". But Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is not ruling out continued membership of it.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".