Carillion, the struggling construction and outsourcing group, is shaking up its top team in an effort to turn itself round following a profit warning that left the company’s future in doubtFinance director Zafar Khan is stepping down under an agreement with Keith Cochrane, the former chief executive of Weir who agreed to temporarily run the company following a shock profit warning in July. Emma Mercer, the finance director of Carillion’s construction arm, will take Mr Khan’s place as CFO.
Capita, the UK contractor, said its profits last year would have been almost a third lower if lucrative payments from long-term service contracts had not been pulled forward in its accounts. The company, which provides the London congestion charge and IT-enabled business services to the National Health Service, retailers and utilities, on Thursday restated its earnings ahead of new IFRS 15 accounting rules, which come into force next year.
A new £30bn railway line in London moved a step forward on Monday when the transport secretary Chris Grayling confirmed he would support it as long as the private sector paid half the construction cost. There had been fears that Crossrail 2, which would link the suburban railway network from Wimbledon to Tottenham Hale via a new tunnel under London, had been cancelled because it was not mentioned in the Conservative manifesto or when the government announced its legislative programme in June.
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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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".