A Melbourne man has been jailed for more than 11 years for paying children from the Philippine island of Cebu to video sex acts on a webcam, while another Australian has been arrested on the resort island that has become a hub for international paedophile rings. Patrick Ronald Goggins, 68, will serve a minimum prison sentence of eight years after pleading guilty in the Victorian County Court on Monday to more than 20 child sex offences involving Filipino children as young as three years old.
The government department investigating Victoria's flammable cladding crisis is housed in a tower deemed such a high fire risk that it requires constant surveillance and a direct phone line to the nearest fire station. Internal emails seen by The Age detail that the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning building in Nicholson Street is clad in non-compliant aluminium panels, a discovery believed to have been made under an audit of all state government buildings.
Diamond and precious metals dealer Alejandro "Alex" Mendieta has been ordered by the Supreme Court of Victoria to pay more than $190,000 to the owner of five precious stones that appear to have vanished. The court order handed down on December 15 is the latest setback for Mr Mendieta, who was charged with receiving stolen goods in October amid claims by Victoria Police he had fenced jewellery stolen in a string of armed robberies over the past year.
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".