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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 30 January 2006

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Yesterday's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

1: A Statement from Jews Against Genocide

On January 19th we, a group of concerned Jews, spray painted the infamous Nazi slogan "Arbeit Macht Frie" ("Work Makes You Free") on a sign placed by the Israeli occupation authorities at the Kalandia checkpoint that read "The ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0601/S00368.htm

2: Jeanette Fitzsimons: The Challenges of 2006

I hope you are all emerging from the summer break refreshed, healed and re-inspired. We need to be all those things, to face the challenges 2006 presents us with.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0601/S00162.htm

3: Kiwi Film Wows Audiences At Sundance Festival

January 29, 2006, Auckland, New Zealand Toa Fraser's Debut Feature Film No.2 Has Won The World Cinema Audience Award - Dramatic at the 2006 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0601/S00138.htm

4: Iraqi Group Releases New Video Of Harmeet Sooden

Aljazeera reports that kidnappers holding four Western peace activists hostage in Iraq, including Harmeet Sooden, have said they are giving US-led forces one final chance to free Iraqi prisoners or they would kill their hostages. In a new video ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0601/S00214.htm

5: High Performance Laser For Cancer-Cell Irradiation

Jena, Germany -- A new way to fight cancer: For the first time worldwide an international team of physicists has succeeded to create a directed ray of protons using a high performance laser. The protons have the same speed and can be used for a targeted ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0601/S00034.htm

6: Poverty, consumerism and anti-imperialism

Several responses are standard to criticism of ideologically bankrupt and morally schizophrenic initiatives like the UK's Make Poverty History campaign. One is to rail at the impudence of calling into question the campaign organizers sincerity ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0601/S00220.htm

7: Copeland: time to hit prostitutes' clients

United Future MP Gordon Copeland wants to know when the police will start prosecuting those who buy the services of under-age prostitutes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0601/S00166.htm

8: Emirates Strengthens Network with Another City

Emirates, one of the world's fastest growing international airlines, today reinforced its commitment to East Africa with the announcement of a launch of services to the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0601/S00211.htm

9: Pixel ads - fad or future?

Pixel advertising may well have a similar impact to that of search engine Google. Sound ambitious? Well Google took what was a basically good existing idea and added value and for that matter so did Microsoft … the rest is history.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0601/S00210.htm

10: Advertising watchdog dives into pool boy spat

A spat has erupted after a promotion for South Gin was ordered to be pulled from wholesalers by the liquor industry advertising approval group because it breached the industry’s self-imposed code of ethics.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0601/S00212.htm

11: Statement from the Family of Stuart Stone

All our family are devastated by Stuart’s death. We would like to say that our son was a wonderful, happy, vivacious boy who lived life to the full. We love Stuart very much and will miss him terribly.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0601/S00096.htm

12: Marine protection planning system modernised

All New Zealanders are to be given a greater say on where marine protected areas should go under a new policy launched by Fisheries Minister Jim Anderton and Conservation Minister Chris Carter today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0601/S00163.htm

13: Textile artists follow WOW awards north

Top international textile artists are to hold a five-day series of workshops at Whitireia Polytechnic in Kapiti later this year to share their knowledge and skills with New Zealand artists.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0601/S00112.htm

14: What Are Those Ex MPs Up To Now?

During the movie Dead Poet's Society the inspiring teacher character, played by one time cocaine snorting funnyman Robin Williams, gets his class to listen to the voices of the past emanating from the old black and photos of former students hanging in ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0601/S00197.htm

15: Douglas Mattern: Five Minutes to Save the World

“Five minutes to save the world” was Walter Cronkite’s response to Stanislav Petrov during an extraordinary interview session in Mr. Cronkite’s office at the CBS headquarters in New York City. I had arranged the interview with Mr. Cronkite, as well as the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0601/S00221.htm

16: Night classes can be saved

Tertiary Education Minister Michael Cullen should step in and save the traditional school night class, says National's Education spokesman, Bill English.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0601/S00164.htm

17: Davos talks progress WTO trade negotiations

A meeting of trade meeting in Davos has ended on a positive note in Switzerland with ministers expressing determination to successfully conclude the WTO Doha Round, says Trade Minister Phil Goff.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0601/S00161.htm

18: Public Address 27/01/06 - Not Being Evil

I feel a tiny bit sorry for Google as it faces growing criticism over its decision to bend to a Chinese government demand to censor results in that country - or be simply shut out of China altogether - because it's hardly the first company to roll ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0601/S00213.htm

19: Rental housing changes would drive landlords away

Proposed changes to rental housing laws could make the housing shortage worse by driving people away from owning rental properties, says National's Housing spokesman, Phil Heatley.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0601/S00168.htm

20: Meridian Energy Empowers Rowers To Succeed

A new South Island rowing performance centre is being established in Christchurch with the support of long-time rowing sponsor Meridian Energy. "New Zealand rowers have been achieving on the world stage for many years. We are delighted to be able ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0601/S00140.htm

21: Audio: RadioLive Media Pack: Amos, Manning, Slack

Host Tony Amos was joined by Scoop's Selwyn Manning and commentator David Slack to discuss the inside oil regarding the week's big media stories. Topics included: Hamas' win in Palestine, Democracy in the Middle East, Cullen muddling unemployment numbers; ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0601/S00215.htm

22: New Zealand concern for Harmeet Sooden

Prime Minister Helen Clark said that the thoughts of all New Zealanders will be with Harmeet Sooden's family today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0601/S00165.htm

23: Greens asked to get active on fight

Green Party members are being urged to get active on the fight to abolish youth rates at the Party's Policy Conference in Whangarei today as MP Sue Bradford launches a campaign to gather support for her private member's bill.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0601/S00160.htm

24: Liberia: New president must act now on Taylor

Monrovia, January 27, 2006) – Liberia’s new president, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, should take prompt action to ensure that former Liberian President Charles Taylor is surrendered to the Special Court for Sierra Leone, the Campaign Against Impunity said today in ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0601/S00403.htm

25: Audio: Manning Comments On New Hostage Video

Selwyn Manning speaks on RadioLive regarding video being released of Harmeet Sooden and other hostages. Includes comment on Jihadist factions and Baathist factions issuing a flurry of statements over the weekend.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0601/S00216.htm

26: The Circus is Back in Town

Roll up, roll up, ladies and gentlemen, to the latest sideshow in the Bush three-ring circus Ring One in Afghanistan was a blast, Ring Two in Iraq really knocked your socks off - I hear you asking how they can possibly follow up those spectacular ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0601/S00219.htm

27: Prisoner compo Act allows more claims

Labour's decision to allow prisoners to sue the taxpayer for compensation for alleged ill-treatment is coming home to roost with reports that more than $5 million in lawsuits are in the pipeline, says National's Law & Order spokesman, Simon Power.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0601/S00167.htm

28: In Search of Mozart - a Phil Grabsky Film – In NZ

To mark the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birth on January 27, 2006, IN SEARCH OF MOZART is the first ever major feature-length documentary of Mozart’s life and will open in New Zealand Cinemas on March 2, 2006. Multi award winning documentary filmmaker ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0601/S00130.htm

29: Uri Avnery: To Talk With Hamas

LIKE TWO very tired wrestlers who clasp each other, unable to separate, the Israeli and Palestinian societies are glued to each other.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0601/S00223.htm

30: And the Crowd Sang Waltzing Matilda

In a quiet West Australian suburban town that I visited shortly before Christmas, residents were appalled by a particularly vicious and shocking incident. A local woman had returned to her home to find her Christmas lights savagely vandalised. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0601/S00145.htm

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