Queensland has endured its warmest winter on record with daytime temperatures soaring 2.24 degrees Celsius above the long-term average, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) says. BOM's analysis of weather data for the past three months also showed rainfall was well below average for most of the state. Senior meteorologist Richard Wardle said the mean daily temperature for winter across the state was 26.05C, beating the previous warmest winter in 2009 by just 0.02C.
A 46-year-old man has been charged over a physical altercation with a Brisbane City Council bus driver on Tuesday night, with CCTV footage released by the police appearing to show the pair in a fight. Police have alleged a cyclist followed a bus to the Toowong depot in Brisbane's inner-west after being overtaken by the vehicle about 8:35pm on Sylvan Road. At the depot, the cyclist allegedly punched the 49-year-old bus driver in the face several times before riding off.
The sister of Gold Coast suspected murder victim Reece Clarke has posted a heartfelt tribute to her brother on Facebook, after their sibling Ethan allegedly doused with him petrol and set him alight. Reece Clarke, 26, was found severely burned at his home at Nerang in the early hours of Saturday by paramedics, but later died in hospital in Brisbane.
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".