Masked armed offenders robbed two service stations within a few kilometres of each other in Melbourne's north in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The violent robberies occurred almost simultaneously in Thomastown and Keon Park about 4.45am. Two masked offenders, brandishing a hammer and crowbar, jumped the counter at a service station on the corner of Dalton Road and Keon Parade, Keon Park.
The second man to drown in “dangerous” waters off Phillip Island’s coast in a week was swimming between the flags, lifesavers say. The Mitcham man, 46, was washed off a sandbank at Woolamai Beach and pulled into a rip just before 5pm on New Year’s Day. He was seen struggling in the water but attempts to rescue him were unsuccessful and he died at the scene. “He entered in between the flags where he was washed off a sandbank and into a a rip,” Lifesaving Victoria’s general Manager Paul Shannon said.
New Year’s Eve revellers have been advised to “stay out of the CBD” and instead watch Melbourne's firework show from afar for the best view. The display of 14 tonnes of explosives – Melbourne's biggest yet, even surpassing Sydney's famed fireworks – is expected to attract up to half a million people into the city. “We’re trying to design a show that people don’t [have to] come into the CBD [to see],” head pyrotechnician Rusty Johnson said on Saturday.
@wayotworld Violence is never "ok". No one is saying crime is "ok". However, we know certain factors, such as exclusion, discrimination, trauma and poverty, can lead to higher crime rates. It's not like the movies, with good guys and bad guys. It's a complex issue that begs complex solutions
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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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".