Destructive storms cells with a low pressure trough brought heavy rain, hail and gusty winds across several Queensland districts on the final day of the year. One of the worst affected regions was Wide Bay and Burnett, with Hervey Bay picking up 55mm in the 24 hours to 9am Monday (today). Bundaberg also saw heavy falls, recording 51mm, of which 12mm fell in 10 minutes. Both Gayndah and Maryborough reported over 20mm of rain as well.
AGFORCE have closed the year out by brokering a cracking deal for their members with Isuzu Trucks. In a deal similar the Platinum Partnership AgForce has with Toyota, members who purchase an Isuzu truck will also be up for big savings. They’ll have access to the same discount Isuzu offer their biggest national clients. Isuzu’s Queensland fleet sales manager, Graham Miller, was on hand at Black Truck Sales, Roma, as the first truck purchased with the discount was handed over.
The Bureau of Meteorology’s ENSO Outlook has confirmed we are now in a LA NIÑA phase. The central to eastern tropical Pacific Ocean has cooled steadily since late winter, and is now at La Niña thresholds (0.8 °C below average). In order for 2017–18 to be classed as a La Niña year, the event needs to last for at least three months. Climate models suggest that while this event is likely to persist over the southern summer, it will be weaker than the strong La Nina of 2010–12.
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".