Recycling experts have slammed the state government and the Environment Protection Authority for allowing the massive stockpiling of plastic, cardboard and paper at a Coolaroo plant, as fire investigators attempt to identify the cause of the toxic blaze. The fourth fire this year at the facility owned by SKM Recycling forced more than 100 residents to evacuate their homes as acrid smoke continued to affect air quality in Melbourne north-western suburbs over the weekend.
Commuters won't be given a free travel day after Melbourne's rail network meltdown, even though a previous major incident led to such compensation. An estimated 175,000 people were left stranded or delayed when the city's train system was brought to a standstill on Thursday afternoon. It's understood an investigation into the cause of the failure remains focused on whether a back-up computer system may have triggered the glitch. Metro has sent its data overseas for further analysis.
The Victorian government has revealed more details of Melbourne's changing face, above and below ground, as it announced its preferred bidder for the city's new $11 billion rail tunnel on Sunday. Lendlease - the construction giant that missed out on building the dumped East West Link project - will now get a slice of the Metro Rail construction project, which is expected to create more than 5000 jobs.
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".