The 2018 Story of Christmas, the property and construction industries’ annual Christmas charity event, has raised a record-breaking £690,000. Held on 13 December at St George’s Hanover Square, W1, the event is now in its 40th year. After the service of nine lessons and carols, a champagne reception and charity auction at the Dorchester hotel, W1, helped take the sum raised since the first Story of Christmas was held in 1978 to more than £10m.
It’s that time of year when forecasters enjoy their moment in the spotlight, running the numbers, calling the shots and ultimately sticking a collective finger in the air. Theirs is valuable work; and we are better informed for it – even if the views expressed tend to gravitate towards the consensual. Fortunately, three wise heads popped up this week, putting their money – or reputation – on the line with big, clear calls on 2018.
Exemplar is calling time on new projects until at least after Brexit completes in 2019. Warning of unsustainable pricing in the market, it will not restart its development programme until it believes “the political and economic climate offers the stability required for responsible development to be delivered”. It has also said it will exit a number of existing projects.
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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".