“Enchanté,” Keith Smith says, as I stretch out my hand to shake his. Keith is a retired computer programmer, and a hobby photographer who specialises in underwater, glamour and astrophotography. Pathfinder is a tabletop role-playing game, (or ‘RPG’ in RPG parlance,) a derivative of 1974 fantasy game Dungeons & Dragons. In such games, players assume fictional characters (wizards, barbarians, elves) and act out a role within a narrative, which is often laid out by the “gamemaster”.
How the pampered, private schooled daughter of Crown Lynn's founder became a breast baring battler for women. Jackie Clark’s home in the gentrified Auckland suburb of Mt Eden was the worst house on the street. The lawn was overgrown and the paint had peeled off the walls years ago. Windows were boarded up. Jackie and her husband had lived without light for the last month or so, because rats had chewed through the wiring. It smelt like dog. Her mother refused to visit.
Information given to a woman who was declined an abortion at North Shore Hospital is factually and legally incorrect, a professor of law at the University of Auckland says. But a spokesman for the Waitematā District Health Board believes the law has been complied with, and that policy had been followed appropriately. Despite this, the Ministry of Health is to step in, to liaise with the DHB, ensuring it is meeting its obligations under the law.
@SharonBell_NZ Agreed! Fortunately, I can scrape together $50, but many can't. Also many don't have the time / resources / a flexible enough employer to allow them to ring around. Because I do, I've now found a place that will do it for free.
A medical centre in Hamilton (not my gp) wants to charge me a $50 admin fee for a mumps / MMR booster. I feel like this is a really irresponsible way of dealing with a potentially serious public health issue.
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".