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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Deadly blast rocks Gaza refugee camp, Israel expands ground operations

Deadly blast rocks Gaza refugee camp, Israel expands ground operations

A massive explosion at the Jabalia refugee camp in northern Gaza has killed at least 50 people and injured many more, according to Palestinian officials. The blast was caused by an Israeli air strike, they said, but Israel has not confirmed or denied the claim. The attack comes as Israel announced it was intensifying its ground operations in Gaza, where Hamas is based. Jabalia: The largest and most crowded refugee camp in Gaza Jabalia is the largest of Gaza’s eight refugee camps, with more than 116,000 Palestinian refugees registered there by the UN as of July 2023. The camp was…
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Explosion at Gaza refugee camp kills 50, Hamas blames Israel

Explosion at Gaza refugee camp kills 50, Hamas blames Israel

What happened at Jabalia camp? An explosion rocked the Jabalia refugee camp in northern Gaza on Wednesday, killing at least 50 people and injuring many more. The blast occurred in a residential area, where several apartment blocks were destroyed by the impact. The Hamas-run health ministry said the explosion was caused by an Israeli air strike, but the Israeli military has not confirmed or denied this claim. The Jabalia camp is the largest of Gaza’s eight refugee camps, with more than 116,000 Palestinian refugees registered there by the UN. It is located near the border with Israel, where the Israeli…
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UK to host AI safety summit amid fears of existential threat

UK to host AI safety summit amid fears of existential threat

The UK government is hosting an international summit on artificial intelligence (AI) safety at Bletchley Park, the historic site of the codebreakers who cracked Nazi codes during World War II. The summit aims to build a shared global understanding of the risks posed by frontier AI, which are highly capable and general-purpose AI models that can perform a wide variety of tasks and match or exceed the capabilities of today’s most advanced models. What is frontier AI and why is it dangerous? Frontier AI is a term used to describe AI systems that are not limited by specific domains or…
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Scottish doctor recalls horror of Gaza hospital bombing

Scottish doctor recalls horror of Gaza hospital bombing

How a peaceful day turned into a nightmare Dr Philippa Whitford, a Scottish doctor and SNP MP, was working at the Al-Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza City in 1991 when a rocket hit the hospital, killing 471 Palestinians and wounding 314 others. She was about to start a webinar with her colleagues at the hospital on the day of the bombing, when she learned the devastating news. She said she was “gobsmacked” and struggled to keep herself together during the event. The olive branch and the cycle of violence Dr Whitford said she had witnessed a moment of hope and…
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Scottish Green Party: A Beacon of Grassroots Democracy and Youth Empowerment

Scottish Green Party: A Beacon of Grassroots Democracy and Youth Empowerment

Democratic Backbone: Members as the Core The Scottish Green Party stands out as a grassroots, member-led organization. Unlike other parties, members are not just a source of income but the backbone of the party. All policies are determined by members, emphasizing participation and accessibility. Member-Led Democracy: A Strength to Protect The party’s approach to member-led democracy is a key strength. This democratic process ensures that every member can propose, amend, and speak to motions. However, there’s always room for improvement, especially as the party grows. Contrasting Labour’s Approach The Labour Party’s recent conference highlighted a stark contrast. Despite voting for the…
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Alba Party gains another SNP defector as councillor joins ranks

Alba Party gains another SNP defector as councillor joins ranks

A South Ayrshire councillor has announced his decision to join Alex Salmond’s Alba Party, making it the second defection from the SNP in a week. Why did Chris Cullen leave the SNP? Chris Cullen, who represents Ayr East Ward, said he was inspired by Ash Regan, a former SNP leadership candidate who crossed to Alba on Saturday. Regan made a speech at the Alba conference, where she said that the party offered hope and renewed optimism for the Scottish independence movement. Cullen said he felt that the SNP had failed to deliver on independence and had strung along its members.…
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Scotland’s refugees minister demands funding from UK amid hotel closure plans

Scotland’s refugees minister demands funding from UK amid hotel closure plans

Scotland’s refugees minister Emma Roddick has called on the UK Government to provide “urgent” financial support to local authorities as it plans to reduce the number of hotels used to accommodate asylum seekers. The UK Government announced that it will cut the use of hotels by 50 over the next three months and start moving asylum seekers out of the accommodation in the coming days. However, Roddick warned that this could create a “significant burden” on local services and housing without adequate funding and cooperation from the UK Government. Why are hotels used for asylum seekers? Hotels have been used…
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Rangers snatch dramatic win over Hearts with late goals

Rangers snatch dramatic win over Hearts with late goals

Rangers staged a remarkable comeback to beat Hearts 2-1 at Ibrox with two goals in the dying minutes of the game. The hosts had missed a penalty and trailed for most of the match until James Tavernier and Danilo turned the game around in injury time. How Hearts stunned Rangers early on Hearts took the lead in the fifth minute with a superb header from captain Lawrence Shankland, who met a cross from Alex Cochrane on the left wing. It was the first goal conceded by Rangers under new manager Philippe Clement, who had kept four clean sheets in his…
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Strictly’s Adam Thomas misses TV show due to illness

Strictly’s Adam Thomas misses TV show due to illness

The Emmerdale star is hoping to recover in time for Saturday’s live show. Strictly Come Dancing fans are worried about the fate of one of their favorite contestants, Adam Thomas, who had to skip a TV appearance on Friday due to feeling unwell. The actor, who plays Adam Barton on the popular soap opera Emmerdale, was supposed to join his professional dance partner Luba Mushtuk on the spin-off show Strictly: It Takes Two, hosted by Fleur East. However, he was absent from the show and Mushtuk explained that he was resting and getting ready for the next performance. How serious…
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Diver dies in Orkney after medical emergency at sea

Diver dies in Orkney after medical emergency at sea

A 58-year-old man has lost his life and another diver has been hospitalized after a diving incident at Houton Pier in Orkney, Scotland. What happened at Houton Pier? According to Police Scotland, the two divers were brought by boat to Houton Pier around 10.35am on Friday, October 27, 2023, after a “medical emergency” at sea. Emergency services attended the scene and one man was taken to hospital for treatment. The other diver, aged 58, was pronounced dead at the scene and his next of kin are aware. The death is being treated as unexplained and enquiries are ongoing. A report…
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