Conan Jal is an American football obsessive. By day, the 36-year-old Londoner is an account manager for an exhibitions company. In his spare time, he helps to run the Kingston Cougars, a university team in south London. “I got into the sport when I was young,” he says. “I have never been a die-hard, supporting an established [US] team . . . we’re waiting for a London team.”That wait might soon be over.
This is an experimental feature. Give us your feedback. Thank you for your feedback. Yoshihiro Takaya, 46, moved to the UK nine years ago to work as a doctor. Last year, he was treating a fellow Japanese man who trains at Nenriki, the oldest kendo club in London, founded in 1966. The patient suggested he come down to the club’s dojo, or training centre, near Elephant and Castle in south London. It proved to be an unexpected way to meet people from across the city.
Online betting group GVC has indicated a desire to seek more acquisitions in the coming months after recording double-digit revenue and earnings growth in the first half of 2017. The Isle of Man-based group, which operates sites such as Sportingbet and Foxy Bingo, completed its £1.1bn takeover of rival Bwin last year in a move that catapulted the company into the FTSE 250.
@FT@carolinebinham As @JohnReynlds point out, the bid is from Abu Dhabi investor backed PCP Capital, which Staveley heads up (rather than this being a bid with her money). Our understanding is she would effectively run the club though
Amanda Stavely makes opening offer of between £260-£300m for Newcastle United. Mike Ashley wants more, but has to consider the only bid on the table - via @FT by @carolinebinham and me
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".