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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 27 April 2006

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

1: Kamala Sarup: World Refugees Day

In 2000 the General Assembly of the United Nations passed a resolution that proclaimed June 20th to be World Refugee Day. Some time ago the UN's High Commissioner for Refugees said the following: "Every day we can observe incredible courage and strength of ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0604/S00238.htm


2: Bush Impeachment Resolution Introduced In Illinois

Representative Karen A. Yarbrough, a Democratic member of the Illinois State Assembly, introduced a resolution calling for the impeachment of President George W. Bush.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0604/S00294.htm


3: The War Looks Different From Inside Congress

Public opinion in the United States and Iraq favors pulling U.S. troops out of Iraq, not to mention removing any who have already entered Iran. This sentiment will be on display this Saturday at the United for Peace and Justice March in New York: www.april29.org

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0604/S00350.htm


4: Short story competition just got a little longer

Writers now have greater scope to show their skill in the country’s leading short story competition.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0604/S00401.htm


5: Condoleezza Rice Interview With Ryan Chilcote, CNN

QUESTION: Madame Secretary, a very unprecedented move, both you and Secretary of Defense coming, why both of you?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0604/S00429.htm


6: Mazur: Deeper Into The Dillon-Euphronios Nexus

I first met University of Arizona political science professor David N. Gibbs about a year ago while researching a story about the Patrice Lumumba matrix. Dr. Gibbs spent a couple of years in Africa in the Peace Corps(Niger, 1979-1980) where his ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0604/S00323.htm


7: Press Briefing on Human Rights in the UN System

Dr. Mark Lagon, Deputy Assistant Secretary, International Organization Affairs Palais de Nations Geneva, Switzerland April 25, 2006

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0604/S00423.htm


8: Kelpie Wilson: Stop the Fossil Foolishness

Gas prices are on the rise again and news analysts are kicking it around, wondering who is being ripped off this time. But geologists, scientists and even some economists suspect that unlike other gas shortages, this one is the real thing, or at least ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0604/S00351.htm


9: Good cuppa remedies grower rip-offs

Auckland, 26 April 2006 – Fair Trade advocate Sarah Scarborough is urging New Zealanders to brew a good cuppa to help stop millions of desperately poor Third World workers from being ripped off.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0604/S00398.htm


10: Oil Price Out of Control

As consumers around the world baulk at US$75 oil (per barrel) suspicion sets in that the oil companies are price gouging even when a few seconds rational thought informs us that oil is traded transparently on the open market to the highest bidder. Hilariously ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0604/S00044.htm


11: Risk Of 2006 Winter Power Crisis "Nearly" Over

Recent rainfall in the South Island breaking the drought on the Taieri Plains and bringing flooding to Oamaru has had a clear upside for the rest of the country. Over the past five days the rain has also seen the Southern hydro lakes rapidly filling ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0604/S00347.htm


12: California 2nd State To Introduce Bush Impeachment

Joining Illinois, California has become the second state in which a proposal to impeach President Bush has been introduced in the state legislature. And this one includes Cheney as well.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0604/S00305.htm


13: Goodall Urges More Environmental Awareness, Action

Renowned primatologist and United Nations Messenger of Peace Jane Goodall has met at UN Headquarters with Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who voiced strong support for her advocacy of informed, compassionate action to protect the environment for all ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0604/S00431.htm


14: The Strange Transformation of Dr. Patrick Moore

“Nuclear powerplants are, next to nuclear warheads themselves, the most dangerous devices that man has ever created. Their construction and proliferation is the most irresponsible, in fact the most criminal, act ever to have taken place on the planet.”

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0604/S00348.htm


15: Lawless is about to launch into another galaxy

In a rare interview given while at home in Auckland, the unpretentious Hollywood star explains why New Zealand is still home to her and her family, and how she's managed to keep her Kiwi accent in a new role on a hit US sci-fi television show.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0604/S00196.htm


16: Solo: Shifting Centres Of Gravity In Latin America

COPA the Panamanian airline is now flying the Brazilian company Embraer's E-190 commercial airliners on routes previously dominated by Boeing 737s. This detail highlights broader shifts in the economic balance of power in Latin America away from United States ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0604/S00322.htm


17: Students Take Back The Streets

Students taking part in the national youth environment forum have occupied part of a busy central Wellington road to highlight how much city space is taken by cars.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0604/S00043.htm


18: NZ Prime Minister out of the closet on Peak Oil

As the price of oil hangs at record heights, unmoving, like a pall threatening to choke economies and festering the sore that is inflation (October delivery contracts on the NYMEX are over US$75 a barrel), the cattle-class as well as the impotent media ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0604/S00169.htm


19: Russ Wellen: Whoa, Mr. President!

In language more lofty than most who advocate yet another preemptive military attack, Mark Steyn writes in City Journal : "Whether or not we end the nuclearization of the Islamic Republic will be an act that defines our time."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0604/S00344.htm


20: What's the plan Minister?

A major new classroom initiative to help kids survive a disaster fronted by a cartoon dog called Stan, has been launched by Civil Defence Minister Rick Barker.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0604/S00392.htm


21: Solomons - Logging Corruption Ruins A Nation

The disturbing scenes in the Solomon Islands of civil unrest and calamitous violence against property are an example of what can happen when logging industry corruption is allowed to continue unchallenged.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0604/S00334.htm


22: Transtasman Political Letter – 27 April Digest

David Parker rises like a Phoenix from the ashes ... The nation ponders what will be in a crucial budget ... Did NZ and Australia go into the Solomons again without any road map on the future? ... Phil Goff got a warm welcome from Donald Rumsfeld ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0604/S00352.htm


23: Mismanagement and mayhem in mental health

National's Associate Health spokesman, Dr Jonathan Coleman, is asking why DHBs are failing to spend all of their allocated funding for mental health services when the mental health sector is in so much trouble.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0604/S00396.htm


24: Steven A. Hass: More Notes From The Fringe

I haven't written in quite a while, so I thought I'd sit down to a hot cup of coffee and a dusty keyboard and let my thoughts roll. I haven't written because my thoughts never get a chance to settle before something else comes out of Washington, DC, to ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0604/S00349.htm


25: Getting people into the right job

Comprehensive employment help will be available to all Work and Income clients regardless of their benefit type under a new case management approach launched today by Social Development and Employment Minister David Benson-Pope.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0604/S00389.htm


26: Phishers Now Taking a Multilingual Approach

RSA Security’s Anti-Fraud Command Center (AFCC) has tracked significant growth in phishing attacks targeting financial institutions in non-English speaking countries over the past six months. While the overall number of phishing attacks has only slightly ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0604/S00435.htm


27: Chernobyl Kills While Bought Ex-Greenpeacer Shills

While children continue to die twenty years after the Chernobyl catastrophe, an out-of-touch (and often corrupt) fringe advocates a "rebirth" for the failed technology that is killing them.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0604/S00343.htm


28: Greenpeace Chernobyl Anniversary statement

Today, on the 20th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster we must reflect on the impact of the day that changed the world's view of nuclear power. Chernobyl was not simply an industrial accident.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0604/S00433.htm


29: Notes buy-back to reduce costs for Fonterra

In a move to reduce Fonterra's overall debt financing costs, the company plans to redeem a large portion of the capital notes it has on issue with the NZDX.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0604/S00404.htm


30: Weed find sparks regional search

An extremely rare but toxic weed found growing in two paddocks near Tauranga has sparked a region-wide search and a call for help by Environment Bay of Plenty.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0604/S00206.htm

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