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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Jewish-led group says pro-Palestinian Jewish voices are being silenced

Jewish-led group says pro-Palestinian Jewish voices are being silenced

A prominent Jewish-led organisation has accused the media and politicians of ignoring the role of Jewish groups and individuals who support the Palestinian cause. Jewish Voice for Labour co-founder speaks out Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi, co-founder of Jewish Voice for Labour, said that pro-Palestinian Jewish voices are being silenced and dismissed by the mainstream media and political establishment. She said that she and other Jews who oppose Israel’s policies and actions have faced hostility and accusations of being self-hating Jews. Wimborne-Idrissi said that she has participated in many protests and statements in solidarity with Palestinians, but the fact that she is Jewish…
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Labour’s David Lammy faces backlash for defending Israeli airstrike on refugee camp

Labour’s David Lammy faces backlash for defending Israeli airstrike on refugee camp

Lammy says strike can be legally justified if there is a military objective Shadow foreign secretary David Lammy has sparked outrage after he told the BBC that an Israeli airstrike on a refugee site in Gaza “can be legally justified” if there is a military objective. The strike, which killed a senior Hamas commander and more than 50 civilians, including children, was condemned by many as a war crime and a violation of international law. Lammy said that while the bombing was wrong “when it comes to the ethics,” he said “if there is a military objective it can be…
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UK shadow foreign secretary says Israel’s airstrike on Gaza refugee camp can be legally justified

UK shadow foreign secretary says Israel’s airstrike on Gaza refugee camp can be legally justified

Lammy defends Starmer’s stance on Gaza conflict David Lammy, the shadow foreign secretary of the UK, has said that Israel’s airstrike on a refugee camp in Gaza, which killed more than 50 civilians, “can be legally justified” if there was a military objective. He also defended Labour leader Keir Starmer’s refusal to call for a ceasefire, saying that the party was “united” on its concern for the humanitarian crisis. Lammy was speaking to BBC Radio 4 Today programme on Wednesday, amid growing criticism of Starmer’s position on the escalating violence between Israel and Hamas. Starmer has been accused of lacking…
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BP’s profit plunges as wind farms hit by inflation and delays

BP’s profit plunges as wind farms hit by inflation and delays

BP reported a sharp drop in its third-quarter profit as it faced higher costs and lower production in its gas and low carbon energy division. The company also took a hefty charge on three wind farms off the coast of New York that have been affected by inflation and delays. BP misses expectations and lowers guidance BP said that its underlying replacement cost profit – its preferred measure – was 3.3 billion dollars (£2.7bn) in the third quarter, down from 8.2 billion dollars (£6.8bn) a year earlier. It had been expected to make around four billion dollars (£3.3bn). It is…
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Airlander 10: The world’s longest aircraft could revolutionize freight delivery in Scotland

Airlander 10: The world’s longest aircraft could revolutionize freight delivery in Scotland

The Airlander 10, a hybrid airship that combines the features of a plane and a blimp, could be the future of cargo transportation in Scotland’s remote regions. A recent study has shown that the Airlander 10 could carry more freight than conventional aircraft and operate from various landing sites across the country. What is the Airlander 10 and how does it work? The Airlander 10 is a massive aircraft that measures 302 feet (92 meters) in length, making it the world’s longest. It has a helium-filled hull that provides buoyancy and four diesel engines that propel it forward. It can…
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Dundee charity launches new project to help children in poverty

Dundee charity launches new project to help children in poverty

Dundee Bairns provides food and clothes to needy families Dundee Bairns is a charity that aims to tackle child poverty in Dundee by providing food and clothes to children and families who are struggling. The charity was founded in 2014 and has since helped thousands of people in the city. The charity runs various projects, such as the Fun and Food programme, which offers free meals and activities to children during school holidays, and the School Uniform Bank, which supplies new and second-hand uniforms to pupils. Bairns at Home delivers essential items to homes The charity has recently launched a…
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Fireworks display cancelled after threats to staff and animals

Fireworks display cancelled after threats to staff and animals

A planned fireworks display at a country park in Scotland was cancelled on Tuesday evening after the organisers received threats to harm the staff and the animals living in the park. The event, called Fawkes Festival, was supposed to be held at Dean Castle Country Park in Kilmarnock, but was called off by East Ayrshire Leisure Trust, which runs the park. Why were the threats made? The threats were made by some members of the public who were concerned about the welfare of the animals in the park. The Scottish SPCA, an animal welfare charity, had also called for the cancellation…
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UK bans American XL bullies, a breed of dog that can kill

UK bans American XL bullies, a breed of dog that can kill

The UK government has announced that it will ban the ownership and breeding of American XL bullies, a type of dog that has been involved in several fatal attacks. The ban will take effect from December 31, 2021 in England and Wales, but not in Scotland. What are American XL bullies? American XL bullies are a crossbreed of American pit bull terriers and mastiffs, created in the US in the 1990s. They are known for their large size, muscular build, and powerful jaws. They can weigh up to 150 pounds and stand up to 23 inches tall at the shoulder.…
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Rare silver-gilt ewer and basin acquired for Scotland

Rare silver-gilt ewer and basin acquired for Scotland

A 16th century silver-gilt ewer and basin, known as the Panmure set, has been acquired for the nation under a scheme that allows inheritance tax to be paid with artworks. The Panmure ewer and basin: a glimpse into the past The Panmure ewer and basin are among the rarest and most exquisite examples of Renaissance silverware in Britain. They were made in London in 1586 or 1587 by a Dutch immigrant goldsmith named Harman Copleman. They have intricate designs of dolphins, flying fish, snails and other animals, reflecting the fascination with natural history at the time. The ewer and basin…
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School staff strike over pay dispute in Scotland

School staff strike over pay dispute in Scotland

Why are school staff striking? School staff in Scotland are members of Unison, a trade union that represents public service workers. Unison members rejected a pay deal from Cosla, the council body that negotiates with local government workers, that was accepted by other unions. Unison says the pay deal amounts to a real-terms pay cut and does not reflect the value and contribution of school staff. Unison wants a decent wage rise and a minimum rate of pay of £15 per hour for all local government workers. How is the strike affecting schools and nurseries? The strike on Wednesday is part of a rolling programme of action, Unison says,…
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