elfare workers in regional Western Australia say young teenage girls who get beaten by boyfriends think it is ''normal'' because domestic violence is so widespread in their communities. Girls as young as 12 were increasingly becoming victims and many teenagers too scared to report the violence, fearing retribution from the perpetrator or his family. Victoria Baird, Save The Children's regional coordinator in the East Kimberley, said domestic violence affected most of the young people she saw.
Four devastating ''fire whirls'' have ripped through a pastoral property near the Kimberley town of Fitzroy Crossing, tearing trees from the ground and amazing those who witnessed them. The whirls, described as being as high as 300 metres, formed during a blaze that scorched three million hectares in the region. Staff at the Leopold Downs station said the whirls sounded like an approaching truck.
Lilly Rogers is one proud grandmother — she travelled more than 2,000km from Perth to Broome to see 13 of her granddaughters and nieces play in an AFL grand final. She even had all of their names and jersey numbers printed on a t-shirt. The grand final marked the end of the first year of the women's West Kimberley Football League. And with just four teams, the small local competition may not seem significant, but for many women in the Kimberley it has been transformative.
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".