Craig and Claire Turner are firm believers in getting kids outside to climb trees and ride bikes. So much so that the Australian Army veteran and former Defence department worker recently set up Open Air Adventure Care, an out of school hours care program at a primary school in a country town near Bendigo, Victoria offering back-to-nature activities. But they're worried a mega merger by the sector's two biggest players could scuttle their growth ambitions.
High-profile investors Michael Triguboff and Michael Carapiet will help form the local board of Germany's Pyrolyx AG, which is targeting an ASX listing in coming months. Pyrolyx converts end-of-life tyres – or waste product – into recovered carbon black material, which is then used for new tyres or other industrial rubber products. It's a fully closed loop system. Pyrolyx's carbon black claims to be the world's first carbon black produced in an environmentally friendly way.
It's hard to escape doom and gloom around the retail sector right now as consumers pull back on spending and Amazon looms on the horizon. But one brand that appears to be bucking the trend is private equity-backed sports compression wear company 2xu, which has snared high profile director Holly Kramer. 2xu has its roots in triathlon gear, but has expanded into cycle, running, open water swimming and general fitness wear.
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".