A biography program is being run out of Adelaide's Modbury Hospital palliative care unit as a way to help people gain some lasting memories of their loved ones before they die. Adelaide man Sam Peters became a full-time carer to his nan, Shirley Adams, before she died aged 84 back in March. Now his family has some special memories, written down and bound, as a lasting reminder. "We had a very close relationship," he said. "She was a character, the biggest character you could meet.
There are calls for more training for teachers to help them deal with reports of children as young as five showing signs of highly inappropriate sexual behaviour at school. In a national study published in the journal Sex Education, teachers reported witnessing students threatening to rape other students, simulating intercourse and coercing others to engage in sexual behaviour.
A bold plan by Tesla's Elon Musk to build the world's biggest lithium ion battery in South Australia has thrown doubt on a project being planned by renewable energy company Zen Energy. It is now reconsidering a proposal for a $100 million solar-thermal plant with 100 megawatts of battery storage at Port Augusta at the top of Spencer Gulf. Zen chairman Ross Garnaut expressed fears there would not be enough room in the market for both ventures.
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".