On Friday night, the Merrylands backyard was the scene of a shooting of the feared bodyguard of Sydney nightclub boss John Ibrahim. Less than 24 hours later, it hosted the wedding of Ibrahim's nephew Sam Sayour to Aisha Mehajer, the sister of Salim Mehajer, the controversial former deputy mayor of Auburn Council. Photos of the happy couple signing their wedding certificate were posted to social media by the bride's sister, Kat Sakalaki late on Saturday night.
A white marquee embroidered with red flowers surrounded the scene of the crime. This was the spot where the feared bodyguard of nightclub boss John Ibrahim was shot on Friday, a small backyard of the western Sydney home belonging to Ibrahim's mother. It was also set to be the Saturday night wedding venue for a coupling of two Sydney families who rarely struggle to generate headlines on their own.
They will devise contracts, as lawyers once did. They will diagnose diseases, like doctors. But should machines take over the business of deciding who lives and dies on the battlefield? As artificial intelligence advances deliver robots that can quickly learn from their surroundings, militaries around the world are investing in lethal autonomous systems. The Australian Defence Force is researching the qualities a machine would need to "make or recommend life/death decisions".
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".