With four weeks until her wedding day, Canberra woman Sandra Sweeney took her couture wedding gown to Paris - to model it on the Fashion Week catwalk. The gown, designed and made at Maison De Challie in Griffith, was one of a number of pieces on show by Canberra dressmaker Hajar Gala. Despite not having modelled for years - as a teenager she chose sport over the catwalk - Ms Sweeney said she "wheeled out what I remembered from those days, got on the catwalk and off we went".
The ACT government is considering annual registration for dogs in the territory as a better way to keep track of pets. City services minister Meegan Fitzharris admitted the current system of lifetime registration was inadequate, and in the wake of the fatal dog attack in Canberra's north, was an issue that needed to be addressed. "We don't have a good picture of how many dogs there currently are," Ms Fitzharris said.
Goats are being employed by the National Capital Authority to help rid the shores of Lake Burley Griffin of noxious weeds. A herd of about 30 tame South African Boer goats will clear an area at Acacia Inlet, on the northern side of the lake, of blackberry. The trial could see the goats being used elsewhere in the capital, for both weed management and to help chomp down on bushfire hazards. Herds for Hire, of Bega, is supplying the animals.
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".