Once all cricket bats were hand crafted, painstakingly shaved from English willow. But now machines and mass production have taken the place of skilled artisans. Most bats these days are imported from India or Pakistan, but one Fremantle factory is still shaping them the old way. It has been a labour of love for Paul Bradbury and his wife Sally for the last 25 years. "There have been times when I think what else would I do? But I think this is what I am good at."
The State Government and West Australian Football Commission are set to announce they have reached a deal to play games at the new Perth Stadium from next year. The ABC understands the two parties have reached an "in principle" agreement for the Dockers and Eagles to play at Burswood. They are also understood to have agreed on a new funding model for grassroots football.
It is a backyard sporting dream, the sort that has been the beginning of many great Australian sporting careers. Boxer Caitlin Parker has no doubt she will be Australia's first Olympic gold medallist in the sport. "I am such a competitive person. I always have been. It is going to push me so hard." Under the guidance of her coach 'Fox', the 21-year-old trains in a suburban backyard in Perth. Parker works out there three times a day, as she aims to create history.
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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 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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".