Plans for an $11 billion mega-merger of the nation’s two biggest gambling companies have been dealt a devastating blow, with the Federal Court quashing the approval of the ambitious proposal. The tie-up of the ASX-listed Tabcorp and Tatts Group was thrown into uncertainty on Wednesday when the court found in favour of legal arguments filed by the competition watchdog about why the deal’s approval should be set aside.
Coles will not put a new wage deal agreed on with the shop workers' union to a staff vote until the workplace tribunal decides whether to throw out its existing deal that pays lower penalty rates. The supermarket and the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees' Association, last week arrived at a draft two-year agreement for Coles' 77,000 retail employees, which would see them paid weekend penalties at the award rate, the basic wages safety net.
All eyes in the casino industry this week will be on an extraordinary lawsuit alleging poker machines are misleading, deceptive and encourage gambling addiction. Take a walk across the gaming floors of casinos around the country and you'll see flashing lights, hear ringing bells, and the simulated sound of coins spilling out onto the floor. There is also a pretty good chance, among the glowing rows of poker machines, that you will see the name "Dolphin Treasure".
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".