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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Vista Equity Partners CEO on U.S.-China trade, tech layoffs, and diversity

Vista Equity Partners CEO on U.S.-China trade, tech layoffs, and diversity

How Davos 2023 brought optimism for global collaboration The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, was a rare opportunity for global leaders and business executives to meet in person and discuss the most pressing issues of the day. Among the attendees was Robert Smith, the founder and CEO of Vista Equity Partners, a private equity firm that specializes in software and technology investments. Smith shared his key takeaways from the annual meeting with Yahoo Finance’s Julie Hyman. Smith said that people were excited to get back to work, come up with solutions, and share best practices. He also highlighted one…
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Russia and the Taliban: a new partnership in the making?

Russia and the Taliban: a new partnership in the making?

How Moscow became the first to meet with the new rulers of Afghanistan Russia was one of the few countries that did not evacuate its embassy in Kabul when the Taliban took over the city on 15 August 2021. Russian Ambassador Dmitry Zhirnov was the first foreign diplomat to publicly meet with the Taliban, while the Russian embassy criticized the former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani for fleeing the country with cars full of cash. Russia had already established close contacts with the Taliban through the ‘Moscow format’ talks, which involved representatives of the former Afghan government and the radical Islamist…
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UK parliament to debate Israel-Hamas ceasefire amid Labour rift

UK parliament to debate Israel-Hamas ceasefire amid Labour rift

Keir Starmer faces criticism from his own party over his stance on the conflict Labour leader Keir Starmer is under pressure from some of his MPs and local council leaders to take a stronger position on the escalating violence between Israel and Hamas. Starmer has been accused of being too timid and vague in his response to the crisis, which has claimed the lives of over 200 people, mostly Palestinians, in the past week. Starmer has condemned the rocket attacks by Hamas and called for an end to the violence, but he has stopped short of calling for an immediate…
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Andy Murray loses to Alex de Minaur in Paris Masters and says he is not enjoying tennis

Andy Murray loses to Alex de Minaur in Paris Masters and says he is not enjoying tennis

Murray’s frustration boils over after another defeat Andy Murray, the former world number one and two-time Wimbledon champion, has admitted that he is not enjoying playing tennis after suffering another disappointing defeat to Australian Alex de Minaur in the first round of the Paris Masters. Murray had lost all five previous matches against the 13th-ranked De Minaur, including three this season with the most recent coming in Beijing where the Briton failed to convert three match points. The 36-year-old looked on course to end that run on Monday after recovering from losing the opening set tie-break to lead 5-2 in…
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Sturgeon faces pressure over deleted WhatsApp messages amid Covid inquiry

Sturgeon faces pressure over deleted WhatsApp messages amid Covid inquiry

Yousaf defends Sturgeon’s transparency and accountability The first minister of Scotland, Humza Yousaf, has defended his predecessor Nicola Sturgeon against accusations of avoiding scrutiny over WhatsApp messages sent by Scottish ministers during the pandemic. Yousaf said that Sturgeon had shown full transparency and accountability by doing daily media briefings, parliamentary statements, and answering questions from the public and the opposition. Ross questions Sturgeon’s legality and honesty The leader of the Scottish Conservatives, Douglas Ross, has questioned Sturgeon’s legality and honesty, claiming that she had deleted WhatsApp messages that could be relevant to the Covid inquiry. Ross said that destroying or…
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M74 to be closed for three days due to resurfacing works

M74 to be closed for three days due to resurfacing works

Drivers in Scotland are advised to prepare for disruption on the M74 motorway as several sections of the road are set to close this month. The closure is due to resurfacing works on the northbound carriageway between Junction 6 Hamilton and Motherwell. What are the details and timings of the closure? The closure will start at 8pm on Friday, November 10 and end at 6am on Monday, November 13. During this time, the road will be restricted to two lanes and the Hamilton Motorway Services on and off slip roads will also be closed. The closure will affect the traffic…
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Ancient Roman road discovered in Scotland

Ancient Roman road discovered in Scotland

A team of archaeologists has unearthed a cobbled road that dates back to the first century and was used by some of the most influential figures in British history. The road that connected empires and kingdoms The road was built by the Roman armies of general Julius Agricola, who invaded Scotland in 79 AD and established a series of forts and settlements along the River Forth. The road would have linked these outposts and provided a strategic crossing point for the river. The road was also used by the Picts, the ancient people who resisted the Roman occupation and eventually…
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Bonfire Night smoke poses health risks for people with lung conditions, charity warns

Bonfire Night smoke poses health risks for people with lung conditions, charity warns

How smoke from fireworks and bonfires can trigger asthma attacks and COPD symptoms People with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are advised to take extra precautions during Bonfire Night celebrations, as smoke from fireworks and bonfires can worsen their condition and cause potentially life-threatening breathing difficulties. Asthma + Lung UK, a charity that supports people with lung conditions, says that smoke can stay in the air for a long time and create areas of air pollution that can trigger asthma attacks or symptoms such as coughing, wheezing and breathlessness. The charity also warns that cold air and viruses,…
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Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler faces second sexual assault lawsuit

Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler faces second sexual assault lawsuit

A woman claims she was sexually assaulted by the rock star twice when she was 17 years old in 1975. Who is Jeanne Bellino? Jeanne Bellino is a woman who has filed a sexual assault lawsuit against Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler. She says she has suffered “severe and permanent emotional distress” after the singer allegedly assaulted her twice in 1975 at the age of 17, according to the New York lawsuit. She was working on a fashion show in Manhattan when a friend arranged for them to meet the rock band. What are the allegations against Tyler? The lawsuit alleges…
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M&S apologises for Christmas ad outtake that sparked outrage

M&S apologises for Christmas ad outtake that sparked outrage

Accusations of disrespecting Palestinian flag Marks & Spencer, a leading British retailer, has faced backlash from some social media users who accused the company of disrespecting the Palestinian flag in an outtake from its Christmas advert. The image, which was posted on the brand’s official Instagram account, showed red, green, and silver paper hats thrown into a fire, with a caption that suggested some people do not like wearing them during the festive season. However, some people saw a resemblance between the paper hats and the colours of the Palestinian flag, which has become a symbol of resistance and solidarity…
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