Being on garden leave this time of year can be chilly. So how nice to see a bit of news guaranteed to bring a warm glow to Andrew Davies — the Wates construction group boss put out to grass until his big new job in April. The incoming Carillion chief executive has just had his share options repriced. And spectacularly, too, what with the shares plunging 48 per cent to 21½p. It’s what comes with a third profits warning since July, though that hardly does justice to the slow-motion Carillion crash.
Not for nothing does GKN boast about “making a difference to people’s lives in almost every corner of the world”. It’s certainly made a difference to the life of Kevin Cummings. And quickly, too. It was only on September 14 that the boss of GKN’s aerospace wing was being lined up as replacement for Nigel Stein, the retiring chief executive. As GKN said at the time, Mr Cummings, who joined in 2008, had “an excellent and in-depth perspective of GKN group”.
Going shopping with the Competition and Markets Authority is always a blast. Only last year, the wonks put Widnes on the map — and all for its convenience store experience. They spotted that the Co-op was buying a single shop in the famous Cheshire town: one of eight stores threatened with closure acquired out of administration. No way was the CMA going to allow that sort of malarkey in Widnes, of all places.
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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".