Rum distiller and seed grower Spike Dessert lived in the Ord River Valley for more than 40 years. Raymond 'Spike' Dessert III, the Kimberley's beloved seed farmer and rum maker, has died. He was 73. Californian-born Dessert was a man whose farming achievements were as bold as his accent and style. Known for his distinctive American twang, braces, and wide-brimmed hat, Dessert was a favourite among Kununurra locals and tourists alike.
The cash flow is a bit tighter these days but the Cordner family have no regrets about leaving their corporate jobs to become farmers. "It is a very challenging and very rewarding lifestyle," said Dan Cordner from his sugarcane and poultry farm near Ingham in north Queensland. "All the hard work is for the benefit of us and the soil and the animals and the plants."
'Southpaw' has been used to describe left-handed people, but could the term also be applied to pets? James Cook University Townsville veterinary lecturer Janice Lloyd has some insight into the question. Several of Dr Lloyd's postgraduate students have been researching the handedness of animals, including horses and goats. She said while only 10 per cent of humans were lefties, nearly 50 per cent of dogs favoured their left paw.
@ThisGirlIsFast@alanfeeney Lots of CQC inspections are unannounced (an increasing number), to give hospitals less chance to paper over any cracks. The worst-performing ones face this action more frequently, too.
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".