Sydney teenager Ned Wieland has become the youngest Australian male to swim the English Channel. The 16-year-old from Bondi completed the 34-kilometre swim this morning in nine hours and 45 minutes. "It's a bit overwhelming I guess," Ned said once he was back to base in England. The previous Australian record was set by Oliver Mills in 2015 when he was 21. Ned had to wait until he turned 16 just 10 days ago before he was able to attempt the swim under the current rules.
Using toll roads and motorways improves our quality of life and delivers financial benefits to drivers and businesses, according to the NRMA. That might seem a little difficult to accept with stories about new tolls and price hikes frequently in the news. On Tuesday, a NSW Cabinet document obtained by ABC News outlined that the proposed F6 extension from Sydney's northern beaches to the south coast could cost about $20 each way.
When Amar Hadid whips around the skate bowl and throws herself into the air, the reaction from the spectators is what gives the 19-year-old all the motivation she needs. "Being a girl, the little kids are like: 'Can you drop in?' Then they watch me and are like: 'Whoa, are you pro?'" Hadid said. Hadid only hopped on a skateboard five years ago but was this year awarded Australia's first academic athlete scholarship at the University of Sydney for skateboarding.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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
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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".