Police are yet to confirm the identity of a man killed when he was hit by a train near a Sunshine Coast station close to midnight on Thursday. It is understood the man had been walking over train tracks about 400m north of Mooloolah Railway Station when he was struck by a train travelling north about 11.30pm. He was pronounced dead at the scene. He was wearing a dressing gown, leather hat and glasses. The Forensic Crash Unit sealed off the area as they worked to identify the man.
Humpback whales change their direction of travel when they are within three kilometres of noises produced during gas and oil exploration off Australia's coast, a large-scale research project has found. The multi-million dollar project, funded by the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers, was tendered to researchers from across the country as part of a wider study into the Behavioural Response of Australian Humpback whales to Seismic Surveys (BRAHSS).
The New Zealand man convicted for his role in the fight that killed Cole Miller will be deported after being taken back into custody following his surprise release. Daniel Jermaine Lee Maxwell's arrest on Thursday night came after the promising young water polo player's father said he was "disgusted" the 22-year-old was allowed to walk free. He was handed an 18-month suspended sentence in a surprise plea deal.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".