DURBAN: Outspoken American civil rights activist, Reverend Al Sharpton, a trusted adviser to former US President Barack Obama, has called on government and leaders in South Africa to shelve their differences for the sake of the country. Sharpton, 63, who was one of the Democratic candidates for nomination in the 2004 US presidential elections, but who eventually lost out to John Kerry, reminded South African leaders that the country’s democracy was achieved through activism.
DURBAN: The KZN Department of Education will “break new ground” when they provide 975 learners from 14 local schools in the Uthukela District of KZN with bicycles on Tuesday. Helmets, pumps and locks will all be a part of the mix when the MEC for education, Mthandeni Dlungwana, does the handover to the children who walk as far as 10 kilometres for their daily education. The handover is scheduled for 9am at the Ingula High School in Ladysmith.
DURBAN: TALENTED Queensburgh drummer Riley Giandhari is able to flow with all music genres, but tapping jazz beats on a drum kit is his favoured groove mode. The 21-year-old, who was selected to perform with the Standard Bank National Youth Band at the Grahamstown Youth Festival last year, is a sought-after drummer on the local music scene. His other notable gig in 2016 was a trip to Norway as part of a music exchange ensemble that performed at the Oslo Jazz Festival.
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".