A FAMILY's beloved little dog is recovering after a brutal attack where it was nearly ripped in two by a neighbour's pets. Lily, an eight-year-old maltese terrier cross, needed emergency surgery after she was attacked by a red cattle dog and a pit bull that jumped over the fence into the Keech family's yard. Brian Keech said his seven-year-old son Andrew had let Lily out of the house at 6.30am on December 22 while he was making a coffee when the frightening incident occurred.
Concerned parents at Killester College, Springvale said the disturbing incident was broadcast on social media. Parents told the Greater Dandenong Leader that staff at the school had to disperse about 50 Catholic schoolgirls before the frightened students could leave the toilets. It’s believed the incident stemmed from comments made on social media last night. The Leader was told the attack was planned through social media last night as girls used Facebook to assemble a mob.
IT sounds like an Alfred Hitchcock movie, but one Australian city is under attack from thousands of seagulls. Birds have descended in their thousands on the city centre of Dandenong, in Melbourne’s southeast in recent weeks and they threatened to cause significant social and economic harm. And people who repeatedly feed the birds or leave bins overflowing will face fines.
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".