The United States has pitched 34 F-35A joint strike fighters for an estimated $6.53 billion in the competition to replace Belgium’s F-16s, according to a Defense Security Cooperation Agency press release. Belgium has requested 34 conventional takeoff and landing F-35As, along with 38 engines, and a Full Mission Trainer, the release said. The notification to the U.S. Congress specifies Block 3 aircraft. Block 4 is scheduled to roll out at the beginning of the 2020s.
Turkish ground offensive in Syria to begin on Sunday, PM Yildirim saysTurkey’s prime minister Binali Yildirim said on Saturday that a Turkish ground offensive in Efrin, Syria was likely to begin on Sunday, January 21, Turkish media reported. “As of tomorrow, depending on developments, our ground elements will carry out the necessary activities,” Yildirim said, adding that artillery would continue to shell the Kurd-controlled region, the pro-government Daily Sabah reported.
Turkey’s military operation against the Kurdish-controlled Efrin region of Syria has “de facto” begun, defense minister Nurettin Canikli said. “The operation has actually started de facto with cross-border shelling, except there is no border crossing,” Canikli said. “When I say ‘de facto’, I don’t want it to be misunderstood, it has begun without border crossings.”“All terror networks and elements in northern Syria will be eliminated. There is no other way,” Canikli said.
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".