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Top 30 Items on Scoop 13/Dec/2005

1: Questions And Answers - 13 December 2005

1. Dr DON BRASH (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister: Does she have confidence in all her Ministers; if not, why not?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0512/S00197.htm


2: British Mercenaries Shooting at Baghdad Motorists

Security contractors of the so-called "Victory" Group of the British mercenary Firm Aegis Defense Services have committed the ultimate war crime: the indiscriminate killing of civilians as part of a "game", not a video game but a real game of shooting ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00108.htm


3: London Oil Depot Fire: Big Satellite Images

Satellite images of Southern England taken over the last two days showing smoke plumes from the burning Buncefield oil depot northwest of London. The fires began with explosions on Sunday morning and are still being fought.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00148.htm


4: Officials in Eritrea, Attempting to Diffuse Crisis

The top United Nations officials travelling to the Horn of Africa at the urgent request of Secretary-General Kofi Annan to diffuse the crisis caused when Eritrea requested the pullout of peacekeeping personnel of certain nationalities have arrived in the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0512/S00248.htm


5: Black Ink Monday – Outsourcing News Editorial

If no one is willing to pay the creators, who will create? We’re in for a mighty bleak world when newspapers stop paying editorial cartoonists.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00150.htm


6: 25 U.S. Christians Reach Base at Guantánamo

25 U.S. Christians Reach U.S. Naval Base at Guantánamo, Hold Anti-Torture Vigil Outside Gates

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0512/S00239.htm


7: Fideo Castro Speech: 60th University Commemoration

Speech delivered by Dr. Fidel Castro Ruz, President of the Republic of Cuba, at the Commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of his admission to University of Havana, in the Aula Magna of the University of Havana,

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0512/S00120.htm


8: Maori name to Promote Smoking Outrages Sharples

Dr Pita Sharples, Co-leader of the Maori Party, spoke out about the mis-use of the Maori name in a brand of cigarettes produced by tobacco company Philip Morris.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0512/S00181.htm


9: Philip Morris does it again, says PHA

The Public Health Association (PHA) is horrified that tobacco company Philip Morris is marketing a brand of cigarettes called ‘Maori Mix’.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0512/S00044.htm


10: Veil of Secrecy lifted on Somali Community

In a national first, one of New Zealand’s newest and most misunderstood communities is the focus of a social photography project due to open at the Waikato Museum on December 3.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0511/S00213.htm


11: Vanuatu volcano eruption: Oxfam’s response

International aid agency Oxfam is responding to the humanitarian needs of people affected by the volcanic eruption of Mt Ambae in Vanuatu which displaced half the population of Ambae island.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0512/S00097.htm


12: Fraser shows TVNZ giving lip service to Charter

A memo to the TVNZ Board from then CEO Ian Fraser says the state broadcaster has become virtually indistinguishable from commercial channels and is giving no more than lip service to its Charter obligations, Green Party Broadcasting Spokesperson ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0512/S00185.htm


13: He Aitua : Most Reverend Max Takuira Mariu

The Maori Party today joined whanau all over Aotearoa in mourning the loss of the Most Reverend Max Takuira Mariu SM DD.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0512/S00182.htm


14: Robotics gains a new focus at Vic

Designing and building robots that can operate without human intervention will be one of the options available for postgraduate science students at Victoria University in 2006.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0512/S00058.htm


15: Who is our $800,000 cop?

National’s Law & Order spokesman, Simon Power, says the public has a right to know which officer in the New Zealand Police was paid more than $800,000 in the 2004-05 financial year.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0512/S00201.htm


16: Research Briefing: Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby

New Zealand has increasing rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), Chlamydia in particular. World-leading market researcher and specialist in human behaviour, Tracey Rankin, has interviewed young, sexually active New Zealanders to help understand ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0512/S00047.htm


17: Scoop's Top 30 Items For Monday

1: British Mercenaries Shooting at Baghdad Motorists Security contractors of the so-called "Victory" Group of the British mercenary Firm Aegis Defense Services have committed the ultimate war crime: the indiscriminate killing of civilians as ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00147.htm


18: Good Morning off the air as staff strike

Staff at TVNZ’s Avalon Studio have walked off the job, taking the Good Morning programme off the air.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0512/S00184.htm


19: Fat Ass: Rear End Injections Fall Short

Dublin - An injection into the patient’s bottom may not be such a reliable method to administer medication. That’s the result of a study from physicians of the Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Dublin. The study has found many patients have too much fatty ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0512/S00015.htm


20: Jane Kelsey WTO: The Antidote to Fear-Mongering

The battle for the hearts and minds of Hong Kong took a turn yesterday when the first mass mobilization against the WTO was a colourful, festive and totally peaceful affair. Local media reports expressed surprise; yet their stories were still refracted against ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00145.htm


21: Last straw for Benson-Pope

“How many chances is Helen Clark going to give David Benson-Pope?” asks National Party Welfare spokeswoman Judith Collins. She is commenting on Mr Benson-Pope’s latest retraction, delivered to Parliament late last night after earlier denying he had ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0512/S00200.htm


22: Scoop News: Wairarapa Shaken By Moderate Quake

An earthquake measuring 5 on the Richter Scale struck the Wairarapa at 2:55am, centered 20 kilometres east of Pahiatua. The Geological & Nuclear Sciences data centre said the quake had a focal depth of 25 km and will have been felt throughout the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00146.htm


23: Call for Liberia Party Leader to Calm Supporters

The head of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) today called on the losing presidential candidate to calm his supporters following two incidents yesterday in the capital, Monrovia, in which one Liberian police officer was seriously wounded ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0512/S00243.htm


24: RANZCP concerned by reporting of safety data

The New Zealand Branch of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) says it is concerned inaccurate reporting of safety data relating to the prescription of newer SSRI antidepressants in adolescents may be preventing this ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0512/S00050.htm


25: Belarus Law Changes Could Threaten Basic Freedoms

A United Nations human rights expert has appealed to Belarus not to adopt new provisions for its legal codes that he says could threaten basic freedoms of individuals and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and even make it difficult for him to fulfil ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0512/S00240.htm


26: Public Address 12/12/05 - Scary

In the last couple of years, the slightly foggy concept of "race relations" has ridden high in surveys of issues of concern to New Zealanders. That might be put in context by what happened in Sydney yesterday...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00143.htm


27: Jamaica: HIV/AIDS Activist Steve Harvey Murdered

Human Rights Watch mourns the death of Steve Harvey, a leading Jamaican HIV/AIDS activist who worked tirelessly to defend the health and human rights of people living with and at high-risk of HIV/AIDS.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0512/S00054.htm


28: Gala of The Royal Horses to Tour NZ

The internationally-acclaimed Lippizaner horses, together with a cavalcade of the best of the Baroque stallions come to New Zealand in February in one of the largest events of its kind.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0512/S00083.htm


29: Harold Pinter Nobel Lecture: Art, Truth & Politics

In 1958 I wrote the following: 'There are no hard distinctions between what is real and what is unreal, nor between what is true and what is false. A thing is not necessarily either true or false; it can be both true and false.'

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00142.htm


30: RSA Security Makes Four Key Appointments

RSA Security has announced four key appointments to its Australia & New Zealand and Asia Pacific operations. This follows a global reorganisation of the company’s sales and support operations aimed at broadening the company’s customer base, expanding ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0512/S00189.htm

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