The wife of a helicopter pilot who died in Antarctica last year after being left for hours in a crevasse has praised her husband's bravery while criticising the "inefficiency of the system" responsible for his rescue. David Wood, 62, died in January 2016 during a routine trip to a fuel dump in Antarctica's western ice shelf. An inquest into his death has opened in Canberra and is considering whether delays in his rescue contributed to his death.
The former manager of a Canberra fast food restaurant has avoided jail after pleading guilty to sexual offences against a 14-year-old employee. Instead of prison time, the man has been given a two-and-a-half-year suspended sentence, with 300 hours of community service. The offences happened in 2014 when the then-21-year-old struck up a friendship with the girl at work. The man, now 25, first asked the girl to send him lewd images of herself on the phone.
A Canberra teenager has been jailed for playing a key role in a scam that targeted users of gay dating site Grindr, and led to a man taking his own life. The boy is the fifth person to plead guilty to a part in the crime, with the ringleader also jailed earlier this year. The scam involved targeting men on the site by luring them to a meeting, where they threatened to label them as paedophiles if they did not give them money.
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".