In a corner of Limburg, a local language emerged in the 1930s; it’s still spoken by a handful of former coalminers and is the focus of new research“Of course I speak Cité-Duits,” says Jan Kohlbacher. “I’ve lived in the Cité all my life.” At 81, Kohlbacher has in fact lived through a significant part of his village’s history. “Cité-Duits was – and to some extent still is – the language I spoke with my friends,” he says. “Not at home, that wasn’t allowed.
A few ducks, some blackbirds and a lonesome goose: Nowadays, there aren’t many animals to be seen in the Muinkpark, a short walk from Ghent city library and a stone’s throw from Kinepolis. But a century ago, thing were different. Lions, kangaroos and even an elephant called the park home, back when it was the city’s zoo. Today, the only reminder of the past is a couple of street names. In July 1843, Belgium’s first zoo opened in Antwerp. It was an instant success, and Ghent soon followed suit.
The Rising You(th) initiative provides young refugees with an unusual set of skills to help them stand out to potential employersFinding a job as a refugee can prove challenging, so many settle for the first thing that comes their way. A non-profit from Brussels is changing that by helping refugees, quite literally, aim for the sky. Rising You(th) trains young refugees for careers in fields as varied as high-rise window cleaning and wind farm maintenance.
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".