It's often a thankless, repetitive and exhausting job, but getting through those early years is easier with a little support. WHEN Lauren Greay fell pregnant with her first child, she did not expect the experience to be so isolating. “I lost a lot of friends,” the Aberglasslyn mother-of-two said. “We became a little boring, me and my husband, and meeting new friends was really, really difficult.”It is a loneliness shared among many mothers of young children, including Heidi Gooley from Newcastle.
It is the fourth case of the condition in the region this year. A MAN has been hospitalised with meningococcal disease, becoming the Hunter’s fourth case of the potentially fatal condition this year. The adult male was in a stable condition at a Hunter hospital with a confirmed case of the disease, Hunter New England Local Health said late on Friday. The man’s close contacts had been prescribed clearance antibiotics.
THOUSANDS have braved the cold to enjoy a little heat in Newcastle. A record crowd of around 26,000 people headed to Honeysuckle on Saturday evening for the Winter Heat festival, now in its eleventh year. The harbour-side precinct lit up with a fiery glow, as rugged up festival-goers crowded around the fire pits, took in the fire dancing and drumming shows or popped on headphones and chilled out to the silent disco beside a giant neon boom box.
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".