It's a multi-billion dollar business -- food for our food. Animal feed for the cows, pigs, and even shrimp, that will eventually end up in restaurants, grocery stores, and our dinner plates. Friday, TV9's Beth Malicki sat down with the CEO of Cargill about what buying Diamond V in Cedar Rapids means for jobs, charities and the future of feeding the world. Cargill is a giant in its industry. It has more than $100 billion in annual revenues and 155,000 employees.
If you drop a pencil in the library of Coolidge Elementary School on the northwest side of Cedar Rapids, it will roll in a predictable fashion. That's because the room is sinking. "I've noticed the floor coming away from the wall over there. The bookshelves, you can see them slanting, and I can see my desk sits at an angle," said Annette Messina, the media secretary who works in the library. Coolidge is 50 years old -- not the oldest school in the district, but the most expensive to update.
Our Town Coggon brought back its history and now is home to one of the only operating Opera Houses in the state. The Opera House was built in 1915, and then was a movie theater. But after that closed in the early 80's, it was almost lost forever. People formed the Old Opera House Community Arts Council to raise money and save the building. Now it is an active entertainment venue that brings in acts from Branson and beyond.
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".