It wasn't quite a golden ticket (a torn, yellow zone 1 paper stub, rather), but it was still a pretty magical mystery tour to the Newport Rail Yards for the wife and children of the late Melbourne artist David Larwill. His sons Henry, 9, and James, 13, got to clamber on and sit inside the W-class tram that he painted in 1986 as part of Melbourne's Transporting Art series.
Everybody comes to Lisese Hair Salon in Watton Street, Werribee, to gossip and relax while getting their hair done. It's a real community hub. Chimene Mumbanga, the owner, who comes from Congo by way of England, often finishes late at night as the intricate hairstyles she creates take up to five hours each. But lately the mother of five is thinking about closing the salon earlier, as she's worried her little store might be a target for local anger and unease after dark.
They were employed to evaluate the risks of industrial waste at a Croydon residential development. But Watson Environmental Assessments instead deliberately passed off 800 tonnes of lead-contaminated soil as harmless cleanfill, a magistrate has ruled. The company is one of several to be fined this month as part of legal action taken by Victoria's Environment Protection Authority.
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".