Marina Erakovic's hobby project of making music may be going great guns, but getting back on a tennis court remains her top priority. Under her pseudonym, The Mad Era, Erakovic's six-song EP Incognito has just been released on iTunes and Spotify. Musically, it's reminiscent of the Breeders and Liz Phair and it shows another side to New Zealand's top tennis player over the last decade.
There's a new head coach at the Highlanders this year, but Elliot Dixon says the team won't turn into the Crusaders 2.0. Aaron Mauger was associated with the Crusaders throughout his playing career and was an integral part of the franchise that dominated Super Rugby between 1998 and 2008. Dixon, who'll be playing his eighth season of Super Rugby for the Highlanders this year, says Mauger has looked to put his own stamp on the team, but hasn't tried to change the Highlanders' culture.
The Auckland Rugby League hasn't given up on buying the Warriors, but admits it won't be able to match what other bidders can pay. As reported by Stuff in December, a group of Tongan businessmen with NFL connections is keen on buying the club. The CEO of that syndicate is Hawaiian politician Richard Fale. But Stuff understands there is still another party, which have kept a low media profile that are still in discussions with current Warriors owner, Eric Watson.
Don’t know how Roger Federer managed to go to New Zealand after the Australian Open, when he was welcomed by fans at Zurich Airport on the Tuesday after winning the tournament and did media in Melbourne on the Monday.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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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
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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".