I'd been on my way to the Australian Open on a mild summer's day when it was held up at the Elizabeth and Bourke streets intersection. The driver told passengers a "police incident" had delayed the tram, and some of us got off. The chilling screams of police officers filled the air outside. Some ordered the public out of the way, another yelled to a colleague holding the keys to a police car making up a hastily arranged blockade.
The Whisteblower Activist and Citizens Alliance says the climb began just after 10am to highlight "the inhumane treatment on Manus Island of men seeking asylum". "The Opera House is an iconic symbol of Australian culture and we think Australia is becoming increasingly internationally recognised for its human rights abuse to refugees," WACA spokeswoman Lily Matchett told AAP. "Australia has become a world leader in cruelty - cruelty endorsed by both Liberal and Labor governments."
A girl, clinging to the legs of her father, placed a bunch of flowers among the bouquets, balloons and messages of condolence that have accumulated following the tragedy on Tuesday. Two eight-year-old girls and a nine-year-old girl remain in hospital in a stable condition, a Westmead Children's Hospital spokesman said. As the Banksia Road Primary School in Greenacre reopened on Wednesday morning counsellors were on hand to support students and staff affected by the tragedy.
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".