Power utility AGL Energy, which operates some of the nation's dirtiest coal-fired electricity generators, has appointed Graeme Hunt to replace its outgoing chairman, Jerry Maycock. Mr Hunt, 60, a former managing director of Broadspectrum when it was trading as Transfield Services, is one of the country's most experienced senior executives. He has been a director of AGL since 2012. Born in Newcastle, he joined BHP in Wollongong in 1980 after finishing university.
Downer EDI has dropped all conditions from its $1.3 billion takeover offer for Spotless Group in an attempt to attract some support from institutional investors for a bid that is now three months old. In late March, Downer offered $1.15 in cash for Spotless shares. At that time, it held 19.9 per cent of Spotless, with acceptances from Spotless shareholders now lifting that to 36.4 per cent.
Australian diagnostic testing outfit SpeeDx's European launch of its test for a sexually transmitted infection has added significant value to its sale price potential as it looks to a trade sale or sharemarket float over the next year or two. The ramp up of sales in Europe comes as the company is finalising $5 million-plus financing with a large local fund manager, with international funds stumping up a large tranche of the cash.
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".