Imagine walking into a train station with all the lights turned off. How would you find the right platform in the pitch dark? David Meere, who is visually impaired, says this is what all public buildings are like for people who can't see. "The world is geared towards those who can see," Mr Meere said. "How I navigate the public realm is one challenge and that's met to some extent by GPS, but the real challenge ... is the indoor navigation.
A 71-year-old woman killed in a bus crash north-west of Melbourne was a popular member of the bowls community. The woman, from Creswick near Ballarat, died when the bus rolled near Avoca on Saturday. Ballarat District Bowls division chair Sandra Chapman told radio station 3AW the woman had been a hardworking and valued member of her bowls club for some time. Thirty people were on the bus when it rolled on the Sunraysia Highway, 500 metres north of Stawell Avoca Road, at 3.10pm.
A woman whose son was sexually and physically abused multiple times in a state-funded disability home is calling on the government to shut down the facility immediately. In December 2016, Fairfax Media revealed that Matthew Thomas, an autistic man who doesn't speak, was raped at least once by another resident at the emergency facility Autism Plus. The case was later dropped due to fears that the accused's disability was too serious to enable him to comprehend the charges against him.
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".