Rising soccer star Natasha was hit on Henry Lawson Drive, Milperra, just after 4.30am yesterday after getting off a bus from the city, where she had been celebrating a friend’s birthday. She was walking the short distance home with friends, who watched in horror as the ute clipped Natasha and did not stop. Detective Inspector Katie Orr, of the crash investigation unit, told reporters there was CCTV footage of the ute driving away and returning to the scene.
As police hunted for the driver of the utility vehicle involved, family and friends said 19-year-old Natasha Gadd was “fun-loving” but also hardworking and focused. Natasha had just been selected as a goal-keeper in St George Football Club’s premier league side and was working two jobs to save enough money to travel to Thailand. Her mother Charmain Gadd broke down as she described Natasha as a “gentle giant” and pleaded for the driver to come forward.
In a bizarre twist of fate, TV reporter Samantha Maiden accidentally sent an expletive-ridden text message to the former Prime Minister’s media adviser after getting into a dispute about the motive for Thursday’s attack on Mr Abbott by a self-described anarchist. “He just f---ing rang me, I’m on f---ing air ... f — k he’s an idiot,” she wrote in a message intended for a colleague. Mr Abbott’s adviser laughed off the mistake, telling the reporter to go “easy on the sauce, Sam, it’s not even 10am”.
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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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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".