There have been over 50 positive results for the ‘Aussie' strain of flu in North Wales. The figures released by Public Health Wales show that 51 cases of the virus that has caused a health crisis in Australia have been diagnosed here. 402 people who went to hospitals in North Wales at the end of December and beginning of January complaining of flu symptoms were tested for influenza. There were 136 positive flu results, 51 of which were for the Australian strain of the virus.
A council has been accused of trying to gag its members after warning them they cannot share video of public meetings without permission. Councillors in Wrexham were warned after Plaid Cymru members had shared a short clip from a meeting of the council’s executive board which was discussing cuts to the council services. In the clip taken from the council’s own website Cllr Marc Jones said the authority’s leadership needed to looking at slashing their expenses before hitting services.
A council facing a budget black hole that could see a rise in council tax has approved extra spending including £100,000 for “unfair” four weekly bin collections. Conwy Council has a shortfall in its budget of £11,375,000 with one possible solution involving an increase in council tax of five per cent. But a meeting of Conwy’s finance scrutiny committee today agreed to the extra spending including money for controversial four weekly bin collections.
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".