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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 6 February 2006

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

1: Danish cartoon, free press must fully respect all

Reacting with concern to the controversy surrounding cartoons first published in a Danish newspaper, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today emphasized that a free press must respect all religions.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0602/S00049.htm

2: Wellington Sevens Fans Attempt To Steal The Show

Today the Wellington Sevens fans did their bit to upstage the colourful parade by the Sevens teams. Yesterday, teams from the Rugby Sevens competition paraded through the streets of Wellington at lunchtime, to the sounds of salsa, pop music and island ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00033.htm

3: US: Seventeen Sentenced to Prison, Trials Continue

COLUMBUS, GA – The week after a military jury in Colorado decided not to jail an Army interrogator even after they found him guilty of negligent homicide in the torture and killing of an Iraqi detainee, a federal judge in Columbus, Georgia is sentencing ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0602/S00014.htm

4: Annan Speaks On Danish Cartoon Controversy

Reacting with concern to the controversy surrounding cartoons first published in a Danish newspaper, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today emphasized that a free press must respect all religions.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0602/S00070.htm

5: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00021.htm

6: "Robust Debate": Denmark Cartoonists Row

The role of media in promoting better understanding between different cultures calls for a “robust and frank” dialogue among journalists and media professionals said the International Federation of Journalists today, commenting on the row over cartoons ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0602/S00058.htm

7: Phony UN Airplanes to Provoke War

The Guardian is reporting that Bush told Blair "that the US was so worried about the failure to find hard evidence against Saddam that it thought of 'flying U2 reconnaissance aircraft planes with fighter cover over Iraq, painted in UN colours'. Mr Bush added: ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00030.htm

8: Appeal for calm, dialogue on Prophet caricatures

Reporters Without Borders has appealed for calm and reason as the controversy over the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed moved in disturbing new directions: "While we understand that many Muslims have been shocked by these caricatures, as ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0602/S00046.htm

9: 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

10: 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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00034.htm

11: Transatlantic split persists over GM food

A study produced for the International Food Information Council last year showed that fewer than 0.5 per cent of American consumers identified food biotechnology as a safety concern. In contrast, a Eurobarometer opinion poll across the 25-nation ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0602/S00066.htm

12: Alliance says Judith Collins a threat to society

The Alliance Party has called for National Party welfare spokesperson Judith Collins to resign following her comments on poverty.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0602/S00028.htm

13: Build Up To Fringe 06 This Is It. Yeehah!

Karen Blyth, director, is ecstatic about the opening of Fringe 06. “Everyone is welcome to the Fringe 06 opening night party, 9pm, at the Paramount. It’s going to be a monster!” Celebrated DJ extraordinaire RECLOOSE will be turning out upbeat sounds to rock the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0602/S00028.htm

14: Toshiba and Intel duo in business computing

Auckland, 23 January 2006: The New Zealand office of Toshiba (Australia) Pty. Limited Information Systems Division (ISD) today launched three new business notebooks based on Intel’s newly released high performance dual-core processor and chipset, Centrino ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0601/S00028.htm

15: Waitangi Day Rocks

Hone Harawira, Maori Party MP for Tai Tokerau "I agree with Dr Moon that very few people have a good understanding of the significance and purpose of Te Tiriti o Waitangi" said Hone Harawira

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00020.htm

16: Public Address 03/02/06 - Conquering dictatorship

Was it something I wrote? The mysterious "capital T" exception for searches on Google China, as noted yesterday, no longer applies. A search on "Tiananmen" will now get you the same set of bland, regime-approved results as a search on "tiananmen", although ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00029.htm

17: Radio Active One Love promises funkin’ good time

Starting at noon, Radio Active One Love is a celebration of Bob Marley’s birthday, Waitangi Day and cultural unity through music. Headlining this year’s event is popular Wellington–based band The Black Seeds with their unique blend of funk, reggae, soul ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0602/S00030.htm

18: Labour will have to shrink Grammar zone

National's Education spokesman, Bill English, says Steve Maharey will have to shrink the Auckland Grammar zone if he is to make good on Labour's promise that all kids can attend their local school.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00060.htm

19: 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

20: Partridge: A Moral Philosophy for Progressives

Shortly before he was elected Pope Benedict XVI, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger gave a homily at mass, in which he warned against Marxism, liberalism, atheism, agnosticism and relativism. “Having a clear faith, based on the creed of the church, is often ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00031.htm

21: Broadband story unconvincing, a disaster for NZ

Yesterday’s announcement by Telecom that it had only delivered 63,000 wholesale broadband customers against a target of 83,000 further highlights how Telecom is stifling progress to protect its monopoly stranglehold on New Zealand businesses and homes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0602/S00044.htm

22: 4th annual Groove In The Park

Regularly attracting in excess of 20,000 people to a lush corner of the Auckland Domain, this year's event promises to be a day of music, sunshine, and general good times for the whole family.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0602/S00007.htm

23: Botched Job: The UN and the Haitian Elections

Holding elections in a country as unstable, insecure and terrified as Haiti may seem impossible, but that is exactly what the U.S.-backed interim government intends to do on Tuesday, February 7. That country, victim of international neglect and domestic ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0602/S00069.htm

24: Student jailed for sex abuse pictures

The jailing of a 22-year-old student for possessing and distributing pictures of children being sexually abused sends a strong warning to similar offenders of how society views their actions, Internal Affairs Deputy Secretary, Andrew Secker, said ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0601/S00079.htm

25: Grim Reaper's Contribution Offers No Solutions

All that was missing from Don Brash's latest Orewa offering was the melodramatics of a dark cloak and sharp dagger as he simply reinforced his status as the 'grim reaper' of New Zealand politics, says the Rt Hon Winston Peters

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00019.htm

26: Nanaia Mahuta: Lake Okaro Wetlands Opening

Thank you very much for inviting me here today to join in the celebrations for the opening of this magnificent wetland.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00049.htm

27: Another execution in Iran

A man accused of murder was executed, yesterday, in the southern City of Bandar Abbas located by the Persian Gulf.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0602/S00067.htm

28: New Zealanders well-informed of bird flu risk

Three out of five New Zealanders think New Zealand is taking the threat of an influenza pandemic 'seriously enough' while nearly two-thirds have seen information on how to prepare for a pandemic, according to figures released by Health Minister Pete ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0602/S00042.htm

29: Dunedin Arts and Cultural Events February-March

Following is a schedule of confirmed events in the City of Dunedin. The Dunedin City Council (DCC) City Marketing distributes the information on behalf of the attractions that appear below. Please contact event organisers directly for further information ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0602/S00005.htm

30: Stateside: 21st Century Slavery

Yesterday was Martin Luther King Jr Day--in fact, the twentieth anniversary of its being a federal holiday--so I was able to catch up on seeing evening network news. ABC, CBS and NBC all air their network newscasts at the same time here on the West ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0601/S00136.htm

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