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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 13 March 2006

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

1: Scoop Audio: Scoop Interviews Reporter Robert Fisk

UK Independent Newspaper foreign correspondent Robert Fisk is in New Zealand this week for the Wellington International Arts Festival's Writer's & Readers Week . This morning Scoop Co-editor Alastair Thompson caught up with Mr Fisk en route to Wellington ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00152.htm


2: Cricket Captains Cruel Comments A Set Up

A series of cruel comments from NZ cricket captain Stephen Fleming to his former team mate Mark Richardson is evidently part of an elaborate spoof that will appear on Sky TV later this week.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00171.htm


3: 30 US Reps Back Bush Impeachment Inquiry

(APN) ATLANTA - 30 US House Representatives have signed on as sponsors or co-sponsors of H. Res 635, which would create a Select Committee to look into the grounds for recommending President Bush's impeachment, Atlanta Progressive News has learned.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00158.htm


4: The 48 Hour Media-blitz For War With Iran

In the last 48 hours all the major players in the Bush administration have issued statements warning of the impending danger of Iran. Cheney blasted the Islamic regime saying there would be "meaningful consequences" if it refuses to comply with international ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00166.htm


5: The EU, Israel, Palestine & The Geneva Initiative

From November 2004 until March 2006, Israelis and Palestinans will have seen the following happen in only seventeen months: the death of Yasser Arafat, the election of Mahmoud Abbas as President of the Palestinian Authority, the first withdrawal ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00159.htm


6: www.mccully.co.nz 10 March 2006

At 7.00 am on Thursday morning, the hard working and humble Member for East Coast Bays was feeling well short of his demure and charming self. Alighting from the flight which had departed Rarotonga at 3.55 am, he had completed a two day meeting in the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0603/S00197.htm


7: US illegality in Iraq: Where is the limit?

The Brussells Tribunal Committee http://brusselstribunal.org US illegality in Iraq: Where is the limit? - The United States-led occupation continues to demolish humanitarian law with impunity in Iraq - Occupying powers have bred a culture of insecurity that ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0603/S00232.htm


8: Genocide Charges to be laid against Queen

Black GST Elder Robbie Thorpe today announced Charges will be laid against the Sovereign Head of Australia, Queen Elizabeth II for Crimes against humanity, including Genocide, against the Indigenous peoples of Australia under the International Convention on ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0603/S00250.htm


9: Clark: Chile Business Seminar

Rt Hon Helen Clark: Chile and New Zealand: A Growing Strategic Economic Partnership within New Zealand's Asia-Pacific Relationships

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0603/S00193.htm


10: Condoleezza Rice Roundtable with Journalists

QUESTION: Madame Secretary, my name is Nestor Ikeda so I am a reporter for Latin American affairs for the Associated Press. I have a question regarding your visit to Santiago. Some persons in the Chilean media are saying that you are going to meet ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0603/S00223.htm


11: John Bolton To AIPAC - Threat of Iranian Regime

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Statement by Ambassador John R. Bolton, U.S. Representative to the United Nations, on the Growing Threat of the Iranian Regime, to the AIPAC Policy Conference, March 5, 2006

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0603/S00229.htm


12: Bob Clarkson Explains How To Get A Good Deal

Today Tauranga MP Bob Clarkson has welcomed the decision of the High Court to order NZ First leader Winston Peters to pay $40,000 in costs following Mr Peters' failed election petition. Scoop caught up with Mr Clarkson for a short interview in which ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00144.htm


13: India and Pakistan: On the Heels of President Bush

R. Nicholas Burns, Under Secretary for Political Affairs Remarks to the Heritage Foundation Washington, DC March 6, 2006

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0603/S00226.htm


14: UQ Wire: Port Deal Pales In Comparison To Ptech

While Congress and the media focus on the potential dangers of a UAE-owned company running American port operations, any possible threat is dwarfed by the current insecurity of the US government's computer infrastructure, which has been compromised by a company ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00079.htm


15: Agencies won’t recommend gay roles to actors

Brokeback Mountain might have got Heath Ledger topping the Oscars nomination charts and be packing theatres around the world, but New Zealand acting agencies don’t think Kiwi bloke actors want roles portraying them as “being affectionate” to other men.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0603/S00111.htm


16: Minister has more good news for 1 April

Benefits and student allowances will increase from 1 April 2006 and income thresholds for the Community Services Card will rise, Social Development and Employment Minister David Benson-Pope said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0603/S00190.htm


17: Newman Weekly: Prison, Porn & P

This week Newman Weekly looks at our prison system to ask whether it is working properly, and Muriel talks to America's Toughest Sheriff for the NZ Centre for Political Debate guest comment.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0603/S00095.htm


18: Brits and Finns top at 2006 Vodafone id awards

An international selection of young designers were announced as winners of the 2006 Vodafone id Dunedin Emerging Designer Awards.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0603/S00107.htm


19: The Nonsense Of Nation-Building In Afghanistan

Nation-building is a term created by people living off Pentagon contracts. It is one of those queasy political expressions with no hard meaning yet its use raises few eyebrows. The term sounds as though it means something, and it is treated as ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00155.htm


20: Kiwi Scientists Develop Malnutrition Treatment

Using groundbreaking technology developed by a local New Zealand company the New Zealand based charity, Medicine Mondiale, has developed a high quality, low cost, predigested protein formulation called Proteinforte which can be readily absorbed ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0603/S00040.htm


21: Are India And US No More On Same Page On Nepal?

Are India and the US no more on the same page on Nepal – despite all the hoopla that accompanied the Indo-US message to and on Nepal which was unveiled on 2 March during a press conference addressed by US President George W Bush and Indian Prime ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00177.htm


22: R.B. Zoellick at the Sudan Consortium Conference

DEPUTY SECRETARY ZOELLICK: I was going to start with a brief opening comment because I know the session I spoke in was closed so I thought I'd mention some of the highlights.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0603/S00221.htm


23: Sex Worker Rights Group Participating In Bus Trip

Sex worker rights group participating in national bus trip to stop violence against women and children

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0603/S00065.htm


24: Minister encourages Kiwis to 'put your hand up'

Minister encourages Kiwis to 'put your hand up'

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0603/S00203.htm


26: World Bank - Bhutan 2nd Urban Development Project

Washington, D.C., March 7, 2006—The World Bank today signed a Letter Agreement to act as the administrator of a US$700,000 grant from the Government of Japan. The objective of the grant is to provide funding to prepare the Bhutan Second Urban Development ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0603/S00231.htm


27: Attacks On Religious Faiths, Fatal For World Peace

All those who are deeply inclined towards spiritualism & religious faiths have hard belief that the soul that pleases GOD with its good deeds in its previous birth, gets the birth as a human being, as a reward of his those good deeds.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00167.htm


28: Islamic regime transforms university into cemetery

The Islamic regime pushed ahead in the promotion of its policy of "Culture of Death" and "Mourning Ritual" by transforming part of the Tehran University into a new cemetery. Three bodies belonging to what has been qualified as 'Unknown ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0603/S00247.htm


29: Pringle: Psych Drugs Used To Manufacture Insanity

Many experts say the wide-spread epidemic of mental health problems in the US is man-made. The case of Susan Florence is a testament to this theory of man-made insanity.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00093.htm


30: UN Amb. John R. Bolton Remarks on Iran, HRC Reform

Ambassador John R. Bolton, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Remarks at a Security Council Stakeout New York City March 9, 2006

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0603/S00222.htm

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