Ishan Crawford

Prior to the position, Ishan was senior vice president, strategy & development for Cumbernauld-media Company since April 2013. He joined the Company in 2004 and has served in several corporate developments, business development and strategic planning roles for three chief executives. During that time, he helped transform the Company from a traditional U.S. media conglomerate into a global digital subscription service, unified by the journalism and brand of Cumbernauld-media.
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Josh Kerr’s World Title Ignored by BBC Sports Personality Award

Josh Kerr’s World Title Ignored by BBC Sports Personality Award

Josh Kerr, the Scottish runner who won the 1500m gold medal at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, has been left out of the shortlist for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year (SPOTY) award. The decision has sparked outrage among Scottish athletes, sports journalists and fans, who claim that Kerr has been snubbed by the BBC. Kerr’s Historic Victory Kerr, 26, became the first British man to win the 1500m world title since Steve Cram in 1983, when he beat Olympic champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen in a thrilling race on August 24. Kerr, who also won the bronze medal at…
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How Israel’s Apartheid and Persecution Target Palestinian Women and Children

How Israel’s Apartheid and Persecution Target Palestinian Women and Children

Israel’s Crimes Against Humanity Israel is committing the crimes against humanity of apartheid and persecution against millions of Palestinians, according to Human Rights Watch and other international human rights groups This means that Israel has an overarching policy to maintain the domination by Jewish Israelis over Palestinians across Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), and that it carries out grave abuses against Palestinians living in the OPT, including East JerusalemThese abuses include unlawful attacks, unjustified use of lethal force, detention, mistreatment, and abuse of children, movement restrictions, land expropriation, and forcible displacement. Many of these abuses disproportionately affect women and…
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Lyla: A New Culinary Gem in Edinburgh

Lyla: A New Culinary Gem in Edinburgh

Lyla is a new restaurant in Edinburgh that offers a modern twist on Scottish cuisine. The restaurant, which opened in November 2023, is located in a former bank building on George Street. Lyla’s menu features seasonal and local ingredients, as well as some exotic flavours from around the world. A Cozy and Elegant Ambience Lyla’s interior design is cozy and elegant, with a mix of contemporary and vintage elements. The restaurant has a spacious dining room, a bar area, and a private dining room for special occasions. The walls are adorned with paintings by local artists, and the lighting is…
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Pro-Palestine activists shut down Zara store in Glasgow

Pro-Palestine activists shut down Zara store in Glasgow

Protesters accuse Zara of supporting Israel A group of pro-Palestine activists staged a protest outside a Zara store in Glasgow on Monday, forcing the shop to close its doors. The protesters claimed that Zara, a Spanish clothing retailer, was supporting Israel’s military aggression against the Palestinians in Gaza. They held banners and chanted slogans such as “Boycott Zara” and “Free Palestine”. The protest was part of a wider campaign by the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign (SPSC), which has been calling for a boycott of Israeli goods and companies that do business with Israel. The SPSC said that Zara was one…
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Sunak faces backlash over Rwanda asylum plan as critics say money could be better spent

Sunak faces backlash over Rwanda asylum plan as critics say money could be better spent

The UK government’s controversial policy of deporting asylum seekers to Rwanda has sparked a fierce debate over its legality, morality and cost-effectiveness. Critics say the plan is a violation of human rights and international law, and that the millions of pounds spent on it could be better used to fix the UK’s asylum system and support refugees in need. What is the Rwanda asylum plan? The Rwanda asylum plan, officially known as the UK and Rwanda Migration and Economic Development Partnership, was first proposed by the British government in April 2022. It is an immigration policy whereby people identified by…
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Refugees in Glasgow face insecurity and hardship amid asylum backlog

Refugees in Glasgow face insecurity and hardship amid asylum backlog

The plight of refugees in Glasgow Glasgow is home to thousands of refugees who have fled from war, persecution, and violence in their countries of origin. Many of them have been waiting for years to have their asylum claims processed by the Home Office, living in uncertainty and fear. Some of them have experienced trauma, abuse, and exploitation in the UK, while others struggle to access basic services and support. One of them is Fatima, a 32-year-old woman from Syria, who lives in a hotel in Glasgow with her two children. She arrived in the UK in 2021, after escaping from…
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Gaza: Why the two-state solution is a distant dream

Gaza: Why the two-state solution is a distant dream

The recent escalation of violence between Israel and Hamas has once again raised the question of whether a two-state solution is possible or desirable for the decades-long conflict. While many world leaders and diplomats have reiterated their support for the idea of an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel, the reality on the ground seems to make it a distant dream. The obstacles to a two-state solution One of the main obstacles to a two-state solution is the lack of trust and dialogue between the two sides. Israel and the Palestinians have not held any meaningful peace talks since 2014, when…
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Israeli Envoy Rejects Palestinian Statehood at UN Security Council

Israeli Envoy Rejects Palestinian Statehood at UN Security Council

Israel’s UN ambassador says there is no ‘right of return’ for Palestinians Israel’s UN ambassador Gilad Erdan has denied the existence of a Palestinian right to a state or to return to their ancestral lands, in a controversial speech at the UN Security Council on Thursday. Erdan argued that the Palestinians are not a distinct people or nation, but rather a collection of Arab tribes that migrated to the region in response to the Zionist movement. He claimed that the concept of a Palestinian right of return is a “myth” that is used to undermine Israel’s legitimacy and Jewish identity.…
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Heat Pumps: A Green Solution for Scotland’s Housing Crisis

Heat Pumps: A Green Solution for Scotland’s Housing Crisis

Scotland is facing a housing crisis, with a shortage of affordable and energy-efficient homes. The Scottish Government has pledged to build 100,000 new homes by 2032, but how can it ensure that these homes are sustainable and low-carbon? One possible answer is heat pumps, a technology that can provide heating and cooling using renewable energy sources. What are heat pumps and how do they work? Heat pumps are devices that transfer heat from one place to another, using electricity or gas as a power source. They can extract heat from the air, water, or ground, and use it to heat…
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EU praises Scottish Government for its ‘reasonable and reliable’ approach

EU praises Scottish Government for its ‘reasonable and reliable’ approach

The European Union has expressed its appreciation for the Scottish Government’s constructive and cooperative attitude towards the EU, in contrast to the UK Government’s hostile and erratic stance. The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, has reportedly described the Scottish Government as “reasonable and reliable” partners, who share the EU’s values and interests. Scotland’s desire to rejoin the EU The Scottish Government has made it clear that it wants to rejoin the EU as an independent member state, after being taken out of the bloc against its will by the UK’s Brexit vote in 2016. Scotland voted overwhelmingly to remain…
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