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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 28 March 2006


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

1: Democratizing the World 1 Torture Victim at a Time

Analysis of the Long, Repulsive History of the United States Inflicting Torture on Its "Suspected Enemies" (in Conjunction with a Review of A Question of Torture by Alfred W. McCoy)

2: Unite Secures Historic Victory for 7000 Workers

Unite Secures Historic Victory for 7000 Restaurant Brands Workers Urgent Press Release: Unite Union/ Saturday 25 March, 2006 An historic victory has been won by low paid workers. Unite Union today announced their members had won a union ...

3: Questions And Answers - Tuesday, 28 March 2006

1. Dr DON BRASH (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her statement in relation to the agreement between Harmeet Sooden’s family and Television New Zealand, “There’s been a lot of public interest and then to see the ...

4: Indefinite Vigil Against Coca-Cola in India

San Francisco: The community of Mehdiganj in northern India has launched an indefinite vigil against a Coca-Cola bottling plant today, demanding that the plant be permanently shut down.

5: Cambodia: Setback for Decriminalising Defamation

International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has called a joint statement by the head of the Cambodian Supreme Court and the Minister of Justice instructing all courts and judges to consider defamation a crime, a setback for the decriminalising defamation ...

6: Condoleezza Rice Remarks at Sydney Town Hall Event

SECRETARY RICE: Well, Chancellor Santow, thank you for that extraordinary and wonderful introduction and for the warmth that you've exhibited. I want to thank the Vice-Chancellor for being here and I know that Ambassador Richardson is here, and also to the director ...

7: Siddhi B. Ranjitkar: Understanding with Maoists

Communist Party of Nepal-United Marxist-Leninist (CPN-UML) leader, Madhav Kumar Nepal and his associates have been engaged in dialogue with the Maoists in the country and out of the country already for some time. Mr. Nepal has visited Lucknow and New ...

8: William Rivers Pitt: Incompetent Design

Last week, George W. Bush got up before a gaggle of reporters and washed his hands of the mess in Iraq. The question of how long an American presence will remain in that country "will be decided by future presidents and future governments of Iraq," ...

9: Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 28 March 2006

1. Dr DON BRASH to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her statement in relation to the agreement between Harmeet Sooden’s family and Television New Zealand, “There’s been a lot of public interest and then to see the one media outlet try to scoop everybody ...

10: Experts: "Eat Seafood 4 to 7 Times a Week"

Experts in Peak US Science Body Confirm Health Benefits of Seafood: Advice to “Eat Seafood 4 to 7 Times a Week”

11: Air New Zealand unveils a brand new look

A stylish new uniform, distinctly New Zealand greenstone colour palette, a beautiful extension of the koru, and a more relaxed and friendly way of greeting customers were key changes unveiled today, in the first stage of Air New Zealand's progressive ...

12: Rights Groups Write UN on Justice for East Timor

We are writing to express our concern that the report of the Commission for Reception, Truth and Reconciliation in Timor-Leste (CAVR) has not yet been referred to the United Nations Security Council for discussion. The report, which was presented to you on ...

13: Death Squads in Iraq & The Likelihood of Civil War

Rise of Death Squads in Iraq Increase Likelihood of Civil War - Interview with Robert Dreyfuss, journalist and author, conducted by Scott Harris

14: The Worst Has Passed – Business Confidence Lifts

The decline in business confidence that began a year ago has begun its turn, according to a survey of over a thousand business respondents undertaken electronically by the Auckland Chamber of Commerce earlier this week.

15: Party With 'Repugnant Views' Now Big Hit with ACT

According to Rodney Hide's weblog "Tariana [Turia] was a big hit at the conference." In a surprise move Tariana Turia was the surprise guest at ACT's Party conference held in Wellington over the weekend. Ms Turia's appearance would at ACT's conference ...

16: Protests Outside Climate Change Conference

Today coal industry lobby group Coal Representatives Against Progressive Policy (CRAPP) protested against the 'Climate Change and Governance' conference, held at Te Papa.

17: A Week Of It: Shane Jones, Ian Wishart and Hosking

The life of the chairperson of Parliament's Finance and expenditure committee isn't all flashing cameras and TVNZ inquiries according to new Labour MP Shane Jones. A Week of It caught up with Mr Jones, a potentially rising star of the 2005 intake ...

18: Other Israel: Incitement & provocation; elections

As we near elections day, polls indicate that Kadima is losing at least a bit of its enormous lead, while the Labor Party is picking up more seats than hitherto estimated. Meanwhile, the new Palestinian cabinet is about to be inaugurated, with which the ...

19: Hide : Maori Party A Party For All New Zealanders

Today on Auckland's BFM ACT leader Rodney Hide attempted to explain to The Wire host Noelle McCarthy why Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia was invited to appear at ACT's conference. Only a few month's before Ms Turia's ACT conference speaking engagement ...

20: America Under a Junta: An Update

Okay, when Scalito's scary twin (and not his scary puppet, Clarence Thomas), Samuel Alito, was up for nomination, BuzzFlash reminded readers that Alito was the creator of the infamous Republican Presidential "signing statement."

21: DR Congo: Annan welcomes prep for European support

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today welcomed the decision of the European Union to start planning and preparation for possible support to the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC).

22: [ISM Updates] Beit Sira bites back

1. Beit Sira bites back Friday March 24th 2006 2. Bil'in villagers smash settlement Friday 24th March 2006 3. Destruction and Defiance in the Shadow of Bethlehem 23rd March, 2006 by Tom 4. IDF officers targeted again for arrest 22nd March 2006 5. How ...

23: Public Address 28/03/06 - Anyone More Normal?

There's plenty on the wires to be going on with as regards the weekend's Act Party conference; and not just the part about attracting no votes at all in the latest One News poll, or even the broadside about muckraking from party founder Roger Douglas...

24: UN envoy backs Lebanon's approach to Palestinian m

A senior United Nations Lebanon holding talks in Beirut today with the country's officials hailed their integrated approach to the presence of Palestinian militias.

25: Air New Zealand Opens Kiwi Bach in Australia

Air New Zealand officially opened its first New Zealand ‘bach’ in Melbourne today marking a revolutionary new take on the traditional airline lounge.

26: NZ's fastest broadband - now you can surf longer

TelstraClear announced new plans today that will see an increase to traffic allowances and a decrease in additional usage rates.

27: Dalziel: Speech to Canterbury Law Society

I completed my law degree at Canterbury University and was admitted to the bar in 1984. Due to my career choice, I only held a practising certificate for about a year. I was elected to Parliament in 1990 and this is the first time that I have had the ...

28: UK "Lotto rapist" not coming to New Zealand

A London newspaper report that "Lotto rapist" Iorworth Hoare has been given approval to move to New Zealand is unfounded, says Immigration Minister David Cunliffe.

29: State Dept. Daily Press Briefing March 27, 2006

DEPARTMENT Secretary Rice's Travel to Germany/France/United Kingdom Consultations with Key European Allies P-5 Meeting in Berlin

30: Government Blows Opportunity

Farmers will not give up the fight to convince the government to exempt farm dogs from an idiotic law forcing all dogs to be microchipped, said Charlie Pedersen, President of Federated Farmers of New Zealand (Inc).


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