Seeing your designs take centre stage at the prestigious Paris Fashion Week is the epitome of career pride for a high-end designer — but for Canberran Hajar Gala, it also marked a huge personal feat. Against her parents' wishes, Ms Gala took on a career as a young adult that she was forced to abandon just as her lifelong dream appeared on the horizon. But persistence paid off and after starting from scratch a second time, she made it to the world stage last month.
The ACT has recorded the highest Yes vote in the same-sex marriage postal survey compared to any other state or territory. About 74 per cent of Canberrans voted in favour of same-sex marriage, compared to a national average of 61.6 per cent. The figure was the same across the electorates of Canberra and Fenner. Canberrans were also more likely to have their say, recording the highest participation rate.
Police have asked Aboriginal activists, who are occupying a vacant restaurant on the lawns of Old Parliament House in Canberra, to leave "as soon as possible", or risk arrest. Local Ngunnawal people and Aboriginal Tent Embassy activists moved into the former Lobby restaurant on Sunday. The group stuck their own eviction notice addressed to the National Capital Authority (NCA) on the front door, claiming the owners had not sought permission to build from the Ngunnawal people.
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".