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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 3 April 2006

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

1: Russell Crowe and The Ordinary Fear Of God

Thursday 30th March - Leigh Sawmill Cafe (Dinner + Show) Friday 31st March - Sky City Theatre Auckland Saturday 1st April - Ilott Theatre Wellington

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0603/S00179.htm


2: Iranians inflict another slap to face of regime

Millions of Iranians stayed home or used their vacation day in order to stay afar from official gatherings despite the Islamic republic regime's intensive propaganda and calls for massive participation. Iranians intended, once again, to show their ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0604/S00058.htm


3: Giving Haiti’s New President a Good Launch

• Gauging the autonomy of Haitian president-elect Rene Preval. • Preval in Washington seeking aid and help in retraining Haiti’s unprofessional police force. • Obtaining the immediate release of political prisoners jailed under the rump regime of Gerard ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0604/S00042.htm


4: Anand Satyanand the next Governor-General

Prime Minister Helen Clark today welcomed the announcement that the Queen has approved the appointment of Judge Anand Satyanand to succeed Dame Silvia Cartwright as Governor-General of New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0604/S00035.htm


5: UQ Wire: 9/11 - Eliminating The Impossible

I said I'd never do it -- say what I think about that terrible morning of September 11, 2001. I've seen what happens to those who question the elaborate, tangled explanations the Bush administration offers about what happened, how it happened, who did it, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00431.htm


6: Mark W. Bradley: My Daughter, the Apostate

I was shocked and dismayed beyond words the other day to discover that my own beloved daughter, the filial fruit of my loins, has been enlisted as a soldier in the vast swarming army of Godless atheists fiendishly plotting to smother the last dying gasps ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0604/S00016.htm


7: UQ Wire: 9/11 - The Ultimate WMD

I shamelessly admit it; I simply cannot “get over” 9/11 and move on. Every time that the images of that day begin to fade in my mind, something happens or someone says something that brings it all back again. The most recent examples for me were a CNN ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0604/S00019.htm


8: Audio and Images: ICANN's Vint Cerf, Paul Twomey

Scoop Audio and Images: ICANN's Vint Cerf and Paul Twomey Article and Photos by Lyndon Hood

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00453.htm


9: Howard and Wen duck nuclear weapons question

Prime Minister John Howard's deal with Chinese Premier Wen to sell Australian uranium to China will see Australian uranium either directly or indirectly support China's nuclear weapons programme, the Australian Greens said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0604/S00061.htm


10: Australia: PM Howard Has Spoof Website Closed Down

SYDNEY: (RSF/Pacific Media Watch): Reporters Without Borders voiced shock today at the methods used by the office of Australian Prime Minister John Howard to censor parody website johnhowardpm.org, on which political commentator Richard Neville posted ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0604/S00056.htm


11: Greens applaud Sealord action over whaling

The Green Party is welcoming the announcement by Sealord that its 50 per cent owner Nissui has severed its links with Japanese whaling.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0604/S00038.htm


12: Coaching – The Next Big Thing for Singles?

‘Coaching’ could be the next trend for single professionals, suggests a study conducted by singles lifestyle service provider, Fast Impressions. A survey of 350 members aged 25-39 years on services used by singles in the past year indicated that 38% ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0604/S00053.htm


13: Busted in Brazil: Environmental Crimes

International — A land-grabber who has destroyed untold swaths of forest in the Amazon and a Swiss multinational illegally growing genetically engineered crops near a protected nature reserve. Both targeted by Greenpeace, both now facing action by the government ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0604/S00050.htm


14: Commissioner of Police & Deputies Appointed

Prime Minister Helen Clark and Police Minister Annette King today announced the appointments of Howard Broad as Commissioner of Police and Rob Pope as Deputy Commissioner of Police (Operations).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0604/S00039.htm


15: Jeremy Rose: Globalisation’s Unsung Martyrs

In same the week that ETA announced an indefinite ceasefire - after more than 40 years of terrorism and 817 deaths - Spanish police revealed that between 1000 and 1500 sub-Saharan Africans had died attempting to reach the Canary Islands in the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0604/S00025.htm


16: Timor Leste Press Essential In Building Identity

JAKARTA: (MEAA/Pacific Media Watch): A visitor to Dili who picked up Suara Timor Timur during Indonesian times would have found a solid 12-page newspaper published in one language: Indonesian.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0604/S00054.htm


17: Burma: 3-Year sentences for pair who took pictures

Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association voiced outrage today at the three-year prison sentences imposed on journalists U Thaung Sein and Ko Moe Htun for photographing and filming in the new capital, Pyinmana, and thereby allegedly ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0604/S00023.htm


18: Northern Uganda: Death rate is higher than Iraq

The current rate of death from the war in northern Uganda is three times higher than in Iraq following the Allied invasion, finds a new report released today. The release of the report comes as the UN Under-Secretary General Jan Egeland holds high-level ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0604/S00046.htm


19: National welcomes Governor-General appointment

National welcomes the appointment of Judge Anand Satyanand as New Zealand's next Governor-General, says National Party leader Don Brash.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0604/S00037.htm


20: Palestine: Apartheid Wall Construction Makes Flood

At 7 am this morning, in a flash flood caused by the annexation barrier near the village of Bil'in two brothers were washed away. A search party is currently attempting to find Eyad Tahar who is still missing, presumed dead. Raad Tahar was found unconscious ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0604/S00057.htm


21: Australia welcomes West Papuans Asylum Seekers

Nettle welcomes West Papuans and calls for remaining asylum seeker to be brought to mainland

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0604/S00062.htm


22: Zambia uses G8 debt for health care free for poor

The government of Zambia today (1 April) introduced free health care for people living in rural areas, scrapping fees which for years had made health care inaccessible for millions.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0604/S00047.htm


23: The Letter – Monday, 3 April 2006

Labour is boasting that as the extension of 'working for families' kicks in and student loans become interest free, the drop in government polling will turn around. They have just added 350,000 families, around 600,000 voters (20%) to state dependency. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0604/S00026.htm


24: Chinese Premier to visit

Prime Minister Helen Clark announced today that the Premier of the People’s Republic of China, Wen Jiabao, will visit New Zealand from 5 to 7 April.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0604/S00033.htm


25: Aust. Iemma: Raise rights with Chinese Premier

NSW Premier Iemma should have the courage to raise the ongoing human rights abuses committed by the Chinese security forces when he meets Chinese Premier Wen Jiabo at Sydney Airport tomorrow, according to Greens MLC Lee Rhiannon.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0604/S00060.htm


26: Legal Services Amendment Bill (third reading)

There is an expression in te Ao Maori: 'Me he maonga äwhä' which describes a lull in a storm, like a sudden pause in a furious debate.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0603/S00578.htm


27: Bil'in protest in presence of European diplomats

With empty pots - how shall we feed our children? Bil'in protest in the presence of European diplomats

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0604/S00059.htm


28: Gambro Healthcare - Dialysis Fraud Pays Big Bucks

Medicare payments for dialysis, cost the US government $5 billion a year. The global market for chronic dialysis services is worth approximately $43 billion and the US market is the largest in the world in terms of value.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0604/S00007.htm


29: Greenpeace calls the Earth Summit a failure

As the two-week long world summit on biodiversity drew to a close, Greenpeace described the outcome as major failure - a missed opportunity to stop the global loss of life in the world's forests and oceans.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0604/S00021.htm


30: Marjorie Cohn: The New Civil Rights Movement

In a wave of mass protest not seen since the 1960s, hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets to demand justice for the undocumented. An unprecedented alliance between labor unions, immigrant support groups, churches, and Spanish-language ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0604/S00010.htm

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