Four Seasons is 24 days away from being potentially banned from taking on any elderly residents unless it strikes a deal over its debts. The care homes’ chain, which has 17,000 beds across its 324 homes, owes £525 million and has warned it cannot afford to pay a £26 million interest payment due on December 15. It is in talks with key creditor H/2 Capital Partners, the US hedge fund, to defer the interest, and cut debt.
Five foreign firms have been shortlisted for the £2.75billion contract to build 54 HS2 trains amid fears they could be built abroad. Announcing the list yesterday, rail minister Paul Maynard said the contract would create ‘thousands of skilled British jobs and apprenticeships’. But it emerged that the contract contains no binding clause forcing the winning bidder to build the 225mph trains in Britain, even if they are designed abroad.
French car maker PSA is cutting 400 jobs from Vauxhall’s Astra plant in Ellesmere Port – less than three months after taking over the brand. Workers are to be briefed this morning on plans to axe one third of the workforce by the end of the year to boost competitiveness. The move heightens fears raised during the £1.9 billion takeover about the future of Astra production at Ellesmere Port and further job cuts across Vauxhall and Opel, also bought by PSA, which employ about 4,500 in the UK.
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".