A German minister has backed calls to drastically cull the number of wild boars in the country to prevent an outbreak of African swine fever, amid concerns it could decimate the pork industry. The German farmers’ association called for 70 per cent of the country’s wild boars to be culled – including sows and their newborn piglets. "No hunter would kill the mother and let the piglets run," Werner Schwarz, vice president of the association, told the Rheinische Post.
Angela Merkel entered the final day of crunch talks on forming a new coalition government as a close ally involved in the negotiations was injured in a morning car accident. On the way into exploratory talks on Thursday morning, which Mrs Merkel hopes will end a political impasse that began after inconclusive September elections, the chancellor said she was aware the German public expected results. “Of course we also have in mind that we have to create a good policy platform for our country.
New migrants arriving in Germany should visit Nazi concentration camp memorials to stamp out growing anti-semitism in the country, Germany’s Central Council of Jews said on Wednesday. “People who have fled to us who have themselves had to escape or been expelled, can develop empathy in such memorials,” Josef Schuster, head of the Central Council of Jews, said. The visits should be prepared by schools and serve as a warning of where hatred of Jewish people could lead, he added.
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".