During the first day of Obeid’s appeal against his conviction and sentence for misconduct in public office one of his barristers, Guy Reynolds, SC, argued any breach of his public duty was not criminal but rather a matter of conscience. Today lawyers also argued Obeid’s conviction should be overturned because of the incompetence of his legal team at the trial.
The expected release of information from Freedom of Information (FOI) requests pertaining to former President Gupta's resignation has been delayed again — this time without an end date. The most recent extension letter issued by the UBC Office of Information and Privacy on December 18 said that they expected to disclose the records to applicants on January 19.
Alou has pleaded guilty to his role in supplying the gun to schoolboy Farhad Jabar which was later used to shoot Mr Cheng as he left NSW Police headquarters at Parramatta in October, 2015. During a recent committal hearing, a Sydney court was played video footage of Alou on the day of the murder meeting with 15-year-old Jabar at Parramatta Mosque. It was the Crown case that Alou gave Jabar a pistol in the female only section of the mosque — the only area not covered by CCTV.
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".