Container ship stuck on the sandbank after breaking its mooring. Picture: SuppliedOperations were resuming at ports in the province after being suspended during Tuesday's storm. Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) said they had managed to moor three vessels that had been grounded during the storm. This was done in partnership with the South African Maritime Safety Authority (Samsa) and African Marine Solutions. The operation involved eight tugboats and lasted nearly three hours.
DURBAN residents can breathe a sigh of relief because no more heavy rains are predicted for the rest of the week. While government departments scrambled to attend to the damage caused by the storm, Aslam Sardiwalla, weather forecaster at the SA Weather Service, said the heavy rains that had lashed the province for the past few days had stopped.
Niki Moore says her beloved cats, Oscar, left, and Matti are like children to her. Durban - A R10 000 reward has been offered for anyone who can locate two pedigree cats that went missing in the past couple of months. Niki Moore said she was “completely and utterly distraught” at the disappearance of her cats, Matti, in August, and Oscar, in September. She has had the cats for about four months. Moore said Oscar was a Maine Coon and Matti was a Somali breed.
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".