Â The dancers of Figtree Physical Culture club near Wollongong have performed in Disney shows, the opening and closing ceremonies of the Sydney Olympics and Darling Harbour Christmas concerts. Never before have they been asked to become compositional elements of a living painting. For the first time this weekend the Hazelhurst Regional Gallery will turn over its main gallery to a major performance work that doubles as an exhibition.
When the wondrous collection of the Powerhouse Museum was last valued for insurance purposes at $310 million, one object alone was deemed irreplaceable – and it wasn't the iconic Locomotive No.1 that stands pride of place at its entrance. Object number 18432, the world's only working Boulton and Watt steam engine, which heralded the arrival of the Industrial Revolution in Britain, was judged priceless.
Reading isn't merely important, says children's author, Mem Fox. "Reading is the purest heaven and time to read has to be fought for, against all the other claims on our lives." Visiting a Canberra childcare centre on Wednesday, the author of Possum Magic says she owes her love of reading to those who read to her, "mostly, my mother". "To all the parents of young children, throughout this land, please read to your children: Love it! Love them!
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".