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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Global shortage of ADHD medication sparks fears among parents and patients

Global shortage of ADHD medication sparks fears among parents and patients

What is causing the shortage of ADHD medication? The global shortage of ADHD medication is due to a combination of manufacturing issues and an increase in demand. According to a National Patient Safety Alert, some of the medicines used to treat ADHD are facing supply disruptions that may last until the end of December. The shortage affects various types of ADHD medication, such as methylphenidate, atomoxetine, lisdexamfetamine, and guanfacine. How is the shortage affecting people with ADHD? The shortage of ADHD medication is causing anxiety and distress for many people with ADHD and their families. Some NHS staff have been…
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Scotland unveils its vision for a fair migration policy after independence

Scotland unveils its vision for a fair migration policy after independence

How migration is vital for Scotland’s future The Scottish Government has published its sixth paper in the Building a New Scotland series, outlining its plans for a migration policy that would suit Scotland’s needs and values after independence. The paper argues that migration is the “sole driver of population growth” in Scotland, and that more migrants are needed to address the challenges of an ageing population, a declining birth rate, and a skills gap. The paper also highlights the positive economic and cultural impacts of migration, and the public support for a more welcoming approach. What are the key differences…
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WhatsApp: A god-like technology or a Paleolithic emotion amplifier?

WhatsApp: A god-like technology or a Paleolithic emotion amplifier?

How WhatsApp has become a tool for political communication and controversy WhatsApp is a popular messaging app that allows users to send encrypted and ephemeral messages to each other. It has been widely used by politicians and policy makers as a way to communicate quickly and privately, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. However, WhatsApp has also been a source of scandal and criticism, as some of the messages have been leaked or revealed to the public, exposing the inner workings and opinions of the political elites. Some of the messages have shown the incompetence, corruption, and heartlessness of some politicians,…
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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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