The first Australian footballer to take legal action against a professional sporting club over the handling of his alleged repeated concussions says the Newcastle Knights should have forced him to retire from rugby league. Former winger James McManus, 31, is suing the Knights for damages for "permitting or requiring him to continue to be exposed to traumatic brain injury when they knew the cumulative effect could create a permanent impairment".
A former television shopping presenter accused of sending a parcel bomb to a friend almost 20 years ago has denied having anything to do with the bomb. Roberto de Heredia, 47, has begun giving evidence at his attempted murder trial. He is accused of addressing and sending the parcel bomb to bikini model and escort Simone Cheung in June 1998, but her boyfriend Brett Boyd opened it when he picked it up from the driveway of his Northern Beaches home.
A coroner has recommended speed restrictions be considered for water ski races, following the death of a man at the Bridge to Bridge race on the Hawkesbury River, north of Sydney, in 2014. Victorian father-of-four Ian Baker died after the boat in which he was an observer lost control and flipped. It had been travelling at 187kph before the crash.
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".