Victims of a massive bushfire in western Victoria have told of the blaze's ferocity and "phenomenal" speed. Approximately 40,000 hectares have been damaged by out-of-control bush and grass fires in the state's west, which authorities believe were started by lightning strikes. Up to a dozen homes have been either damaged or destroyed by the fires. Phil Beasley, from Terang, came home from dinner last night to find his house and a shed destroyed. "We went out for tea about 7:30pm.
Victorians and travellers have been warned to check for measles after a backpacker infected with the disease visited popular tourist locations. The British woman, who is in her 20s, had been staying at Flinders Backpackers in Melbourne's CBD and visited St Kilda Beach, Philip Island and the Great Ocean Road between March 3 and March 7. She is now being treated in hospital. Brett Sutton, Victoria's deputy chief health officer, said many people may have been exposed to the virus.
As road crews continue to clear roadways of snow, downed trees and downed power lines, residents are asked to stay home where possible until conditions improve. Downed trees and wires shut the following roads Thursday:County Administrator John Bonanni said the county is still in storm mode and essential workers responsible for roads, public safety and human services are working out of the Office of Emergency Management.
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".