Patrick MacInnis from Grand Mira stood in line at a job fair in Sydney on Thursday with his wife, Taylor, and their 22-month-old son, Merrick. He hopes to get a job at the Donkin Mine that began producing coal this spring. "I lived out west for two years," the 28-year-old carpenter said. The couple's son was born in western Canada. "I decided to bring him back to the family and we moved back and there's not too much around here," MacInnis said.
For the first time in its history, the North Sydney Community Food Bank has so much food that it can't find a place to store it all. "I really couldn't believe it. It's the first time that we were offered something we couldn't take," food bank co-ordinator Lawrence Shebib said Wednesday. "We never refuse anything, no matter what it is." An international food giant is donating over $100,000 in products to the food bank.
There have been weather and labour setbacks, but a Sydney family of six is hoping its long-awaited Habitat for Humanity home will be finished by the end of the summer. Construction of the $150,000 house in Whitney Pier began in July 2016 and the McLeans thought they would be living in it by the end of the year. However, a freak Thanksgiving day storm caused widespread flooding when 225 mm of rain fell in one day in the Sydney area.
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".