A former real estate agent with a heavy drug habit has been jailed for five years for what a judge has described as financial mismanagement akin to a Ponzi scheme. Joseph Ngo, 37, also known as Tri Duc Ngo, managed accounts of a business which owned six LJ Hooker franchises in Melbourne’s south-east. Between January 2015 and March 2016, just over $6 million was misappropriated from trust accounts linked to the six offices.
Welcome to Domain’s live coverage of The Block auctions for season 13. Good to be with you. 6.57pm: I was at the auctions yesterday, and trust me, what we’re about to see is going to be full on. 6.54pm: One point to keep in mind – these auctions were just five of 1700 held in Melbourne yesterday, so competition from elsewhere, particularly neighbouring suburbs, was intense. 6.47pm: Who do you think will win? Our experts (and yours truly!) unanimously agreed Elyse and Josh were the favourites.
Favourites Elyse Knowles and Josh Barker have won the 13th season of Channel Nine renovation show The Block, with their five-bedroom Elsternwick house selling nearly $450,000 over reserve to comedian Dave Hughes. With a sale price of $3.067 million, 46A Regent Street was the standout result, netting the young couple – aged 24 and 28 – a $550,000 prize packet: $447,000 over their $2.62 million reserve and a $100,000 winner’s prize, which, Knowles said, meant the pair had paid off their mortgage.
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".