Canberra mum Veronika Cox is living the dream, travelling around Australian with her five-year-old-daughter Madelyn. They sold all their possessions, bought a campervan and started the website twopluckygirls.com to document their travels and potentially turn it into a business. Veronika, who has worked in media and events, said it was a liberating feeling to get rid of most of their possessions.
Whether they are just a bit of fun or a true commitment to self-improvement, New Year's resolutions are again upon us. Notable Canberrans shared their New Year's resolutions with us. Some hilarious; some moving. Whatever the case, here is to a happy and healthy 2018 for all. "I'd really like to reflect on what I have done over my life to this point and focus on the things that are important and why we work so hard, and that is family, my three beautiful children and my wife.
Modest and unassuming, Canberra artist Gwen Pratt has created portraits of outstanding Australians including painter Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri and Cyclone Tracy hero Major-General Alan Stretton. She was a finalist in the 1965 Archibald Prize with a portrait of fellow artist Douglas Pratt, a relative via marriage. Her focus has resolutely been on others, but on New Year's Eve, 2017, the attention was inevitably switched to Mrs Pratt as she celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends.
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".