Johannesburg - A Sebokeng woman is on trial for murder in a UK court after she allegedly threw acid over her ex-boyfriend, causing extensive injuries that led to him opting for assisted suicide. The Bristol Crown Court heard this week how Berlinah Madikeledi Wallace allegedly woke up Mark van Dongen at 3am on September 23, 2015 and told him: “If I can’t have you, no one can.”She allegedly then laughed and threw acid on him.
Johannesburg - Lorraine Brown had seconds to act if she was to save her neighbour’s life. Moments earlier she had heard her neighbour’s frantic screams. What the 64-year-old Florida Lake, Roodepoort, woman saw when she went to investigate was horrifying: her neighbour struggling down her driveway with two pit bull terriers hanging on to her. Brown made a dash into her home and grabbed a Taser. “I put my hand through the palisades and tasered the dogs but the device had no effect on them.
Andrew Oberle was attacked by chimps he was studying in South Africa. Since then, Oberle has undergone 26 operations, his fiancé gave birth to his daughter, and this year he opened the Oberle Institute that will help patients recover from trauma. Picture: APJohannesburg - Five years ago Andrew Oberle lay in a medically induced coma after losing an ear, nose, most of fingers and feet. His chances of recovery then were slim.
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".