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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 2 February 2006



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

1: Annan on lurching from nuclear crisis to crisis

With the international spotlight shining on Tehran’s atomic ambitions, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has appealed for a long-term and visionary approach to the problem of nuclear arms proliferation.

2: Sheehan Released After Arrest for Wearing Shirt

Cindy Sheehan lost her son in Bush's war. Tonight she accepted an invitation from Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey to attend Bush's State of the Union speech. She had told me earlier that she didn't want to go. But she ended up going. All day she had been ...

3: NZQA gets 'achieved' for exam season

The New Zealand Qualifications Authority is to be congratulated for its work on this year's exam season as New Zealand Post confirmed 95 percent of students had today received their NCEA results, Education Minister Steve Maharey said today.

4: Tariana Turia on Coretta Scott King 's Death

"The Civil Rights Movement has lost a leader, and people of colour throughout the world will mourn the loss of a person who has been a beacon of hope to us all" said Tariana Turia, Maori Party Co-leader, upon hearing the news of the death of Coretta ...

5: Norfolk Island Murder Arrest

Almost four years after the body of Janelle Patton was found on Norfolk Island, a New Zealand man was today arrested in relation to her murder.

6: WTO on “Humanising Globalization”

This is the first non-routine trip that I have taken the initiative to undertake as Director-General of the WTO and the fact that I have chosen Chile to start this trip is not simply a result of convenience or chance. I have made it a point to start ...

7: Jason Leopold: A Night of Fear Mongering, Big Time

Get ready for three more years of bloody hell. That's the message President Bush seems to have sent Congress and the rest of the world in his State of the Union address Tuesday night.

8: UN will raise Darfur at peace talks in Nigeria

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative for Sudan will raise the issue of deteriorating security in the country’s western Darfur region when he attends peace talks in Nigeria later this week, the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) ...

9: President Bush Delivers State of Union Address

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all. Mr. Speaker, Vice President Cheney, members of Congress, members of the Supreme Court and diplomatic corps, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens: Today our nation lost a beloved, graceful, courageous woman who called ...

10: 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 ...

11: Redundancies show need for high level strategy

The Council of Trade Unions says this week's redundancy announcements highlight the need for high level, strategic engagement between unions, employers and Government to tackle the employment and industry development issues facing the manufacturing ...

12: Sevens Parade Leads To Long Lunch Hour For Workers

Teams from the upcoming Rugby Sevens competition paraded through the streets of Wellington this lunchtime, to the sounds of salsa, pop music and island drums. Workers, many of whom will be late getting back to work, thronged capital's Golden Mile basking ...

13: Video: Rebecca Wright Interviews Robert Fisk

Video: New Zealand based broadcaster Rebecca Wright travelled to Lebanon assisted by New Zealand foreign correspondent, Jon Stephenson, and interviewed Robert Fisk on the 'War On Terror' and Middle East events.

14: Talented migrants targeted in selection process

The first group of potential skilled residents picked under a changed selection process are top quality people - which is great news for employers crying out for skilled staff in New Zealand's tight labour market, says Immigration Minister David Cunliffe.

15: Education, neo-colonialism and self-determination

Aggression by the US and its allies is a deliberate and integral part of their response to steadily less secure access to the world's natural resources. Energy, mineral and water resources are subject to increasing competition. Military action is an ...

16: 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.

17: Clark: Ak Airport Fortieth Anniversary

I have come to celebrate two happy events today : the fortieth birthday of Auckland International Airport at Mangere and the official opening of the second level of the international passenger pier.

18: 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.

19: Nuggets should go first

Forest and Bird is disappointed that the Nuggets marine reserve proposal has again been delayed when it was so close to being advertised by the Department of Conservation.

20: Kenyan Children Need Effective Support

Kenyan children affected by the famine in that country do need support, but assistance must be provided in consultation with Kenyan communities according to Executive Director of Save the Children New Zealand, John Bowis.

21: Prison Fellowship Seeks Answers Overseas

“Prison Fellowship is seeking wide community discussion on Law and Order issues," said Kim Workman, National Director of Prison Fellowship New Zealand. He leaves today with the Minister of Corrections, the Hon Damien O’Connor, and Garth McVicar of the ...

22: Ihug Owns Number Two Broadband Spot

Broadband statistics released earlier today confirm that ihug is New Zealand's second largest ADSL broadband provider, after Telecom.

23: Whales Get Their Revenge

Answer: Get 1,000,000 signatures and have fun at the same time! One Million… that’s the number of names Melbourne web design company WebDummy wants to collect in a petition to the International Whaling Commission.

24: EFF Sues AT&T to Stop Illegal Surveillance

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a class-action lawsuit against AT&T Tuesday, accusing the telecom giant of violating the law and the privacy of its customers by collaborating with the National Security Agency (NSA) ...

25: Gore Vidal Delivers State of the Union

Today, the 31st of January, in the hallowed year, election year, of ’06, could be a memorable day if we all do our part, which is simply to concentrate, among other things, and do perhaps what a couple of groups have decided would be useful for the ...

26: Cosgrove 75th Anniversary of the 1931 EArthquake

Hon Clayton Cosgrove address to mark the 75th Anniversary of the 1931 Napier 75th Anniversary of the 1931 and the subsequent founding of Standards New Zealand

27: New research brings good news for dairy cows

Mastitis is a disease that can cause considerable economic losses to the dairy farmer and compromises the welfare of the cow.

28: NZ gives Aussies a serve over apples at WTO

New Zealand delivered a strong message to Australia over apple imports at the World Trade Organisation's Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Committee meeting in Geneva this week, says Trade Minister Phil Goff.

29: Pluto are ready to rock Auckland Zoo

Rock and roll band Pluto is set to shake up the Coca-Cola ZooMusic stage on Saturday 11 February, injecting their trademark harmonies and melodic power into the evening concert series.

30: Christine Smith: Interview With Gore Vidal

“I have no priorities. I simply go on,” Gore Vidal told me in a Dec. 21, 2005 interview, “I do what I think needs doing.” His “doing” has resulted in a remarkable prolific career as a novelist, essayist, playwright, historian, and bold defender of the American ...

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