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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 2 May 2006


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

1: Leopold: Fitzgerald to Seek Indictment of Rove

Despite vehement denials by his attorney, who said this week that Karl Rove is neither a "target" nor in danger of being indicted in the CIA leak case, the special counsel leading the investigation has already written up charges against Rove, and a grand ...

2: Global Nonviolent ResistanceDemands Occupation End

Today, in commemoration of International Workers Day, peacemakers and nonviolent activists from around the world engaged in nonviolent civil resistance to highlight the interconnectedness between the ongoing foreign occupation of Iraq and workers’ ...

3: Scientists Group to Refute Global Warming Claims

A group of leading New Zealand climate scientists has announced today the formation of the New Zealand Climate Science Coalition, aimed at refuting what it believes are unfounded claims about anthropogenic (man-made)global warming.

4: Shell Launches its Fuel Economy Formula in NZ

Improved Petrol Uses Technology Based on Guinness World Record-Making Fuel Wellington, Monday 1 May 2006 - Literally days after achieving the Guinness World Record, using a fuel based on the same technology Shell will launch its improved Shell Ultra 91 ...

5: Scoop Video: Algeria Amnesty & An Intel Turntable

The Inspector General of Intelligence and Security, Justice Paul Nazor, is preparing to review whether a security risk certificate lodged against Ahmed Zaoui. But how safe is Algeria, and should intelligence be used as evidence in a judicial matter?

6: Questions And Answers - Tuesday, 2 May 2006

1. JEANETTE FITZSIMONS (Co-Leader—Green) to the Prime Minister: What instructions, if any, has she given her Ministers and her department to develop a strategy for New Zealand’s primary industry, transport, tourism, and trading relationships to ...

7: Waitakere Best Managed in Country

A team of six staff have won the annual local government “Management Challenge”, which saw them pitted against 16 other Councils and local authorities from around New Zealand. Teams for the final had been selected after a series of regional competitions ...

8: The Sins Of Venezuelan President Chavez

The oil rich despots of Saudi Arabia , the Gulf States and Kazakhstan use the oil wealth of their people to enrich themselves and their ruling elites , set up Swiss bank accounts and in the case of the Royal Saud Family,.finance terrorism. Democratic ...

9: UQ Wire: 911 Conspiracy - A Skeptic’s View

This essay is certain to make many readers very angry with me. But ya gotta do what ya gotta do.

10: 'Climate scientists' about politics and business

*Auckland**, Monday 1 May 2006**: *The newly formed group of ‘climate scientists’ is about politics and big business, not science, says Greenpeace.

11: Questions for Oral Answer - Tuesday, 2 May 2006

1. JEANETTE FITZSIMONS to the Prime Minister: What instructions, if any, has she given her Ministers and her department to develop a strategy for New Zealand's primary industry, transport, tourism and trading relationships to adapt to the reality of ...

12: Greenpeace stops Amazon soya entering Europe

Amsterdam, 29th April 2006 - Sixty Greenpeace activists (1) today prevented commodities giant Cargill from unloading a shipment of Amazon soya in Amsterdam port, to protest against the destruction of huge tracts of the Amazon rainforest to grow soya to feed ...

13: David Parker returns to Cabinet

Rt Hon Helen Clark Prime Minister of New Zealand Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage

14: Condoleezza Rice On Late Edition With Wolf Blitzer

QUESTION: Welcome back from your overseas trip. The Secretary of State, the former Secretary of State, your predecessor, Colin Powell, has made some news suggesting that he thought the U.S. should have gone into Iraq with a much larger force. Listen ...

15: Big-Mouth Bush Told Clinton How To Handle OPEC

While on the campaign trail in 2000, Bush told President Bill Clinton how to handle OPEC, in public no less. “What I think the president ought to do," he said, "is he ought to get on the phone with the OPEC cartel and say we expect you to open your ...

16: Rice On Defense Cooperation Agmnt With Bulgaria

SECRETARY RICE: Thank you very much. I want to very much welcome the Defense Cooperation Agreement between Bulgaria and the United States. It is an agreement that, indeed, will enhance our cooperation, allowing the shared use of Bulgarian training facilities ...

17: Richard Boucher Remarks at Press Roundtable

ASSISTANT SECRETARY BOUCHER: It's good to see you all again. There's obviously a lot happening in the region. I was very pleased to be able to make my first big trip out there on my own and I think I saw a lot of people, hopefully moved some things ...

18: 'Give us a break,' say workers

Long-serving workers at an Auckland abrasives company are on strike for a decent break.

19: David Swanson: Springsteen & Young

Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young have just released a pair of incredible albums of protest, one a bone-rattling revival of the best of rebel music of ages past, the other an impassioned attack on our present slide toward fascism.

20: Locally developed software application to roll-out

International adoption of locally developed software means small businesses here will have a trade channel to small and medium business owners in 26 countries.

21: ‘What Really Matters’ Is Not Dismissal Rights

“The key issue facing the labour market right now is how to attract workers with skills, not how to sack them,” said Council of Trade Unions President Ross Wilson, commenting on remarks at National’s regional conference in Auckland today. “’What ...

22: Police Appeal to Public in Skimming Investigation

Henderson Police have released images of two unidentified males whom they believe are closely linked to the recent BNZ skimming incidents throughout Auckland.

23: Chief Exec Appointed for Ministry for the Enivronment

The State Services Commissioner, Mark Prebble, announced today the appointment of Hugh Logan as Chief Executive and Secretary for the Environment, Ministry for the Environment. Mr Logan is currently the Chief Executive and Director General of the ...

25: Narconews: Subcomandante Marcos In Mexico City

Subcomandante Marcos and the Other Campaign caravan are getting closer to the concrete jungle of Mexico City, the center of the country's political power and home to a quarter of its citizens. On Wednesday, Marcos made a startling announcement from ...

26: The Intelligence Failure Behind Honiara’s Riots

Report by Yasmine Ryan Images by Jason Dorday Based on assignment in the Solomon Islands

27: Strike Iran, Watch Pakistan and Turkey Fall

Just when it seemed unlikely that domestic and international events would unfold to test an already incompetent US government, along comes the acceleration of the movement to destroy Iran.

28: Peak oil acknowledgement a breath of fresh air

The Green Party is welcoming Prime Minister Helen Clark's acknowledgement that the Earth may have already reached peak oil production or that this point is very near.

29: Richard Boucher Briefing On Nepal And Sri Lanka

ASSISTANT SECRETARY BOUCHER: I think it's an opportune moment to talk to you guys because we have important developments in Nepal and Sri Lanka as well as important meetings coming up with Pakistan. Then a lot of continuing issues with working with ...

30: Kiwi dollar one of most unstable currencies

The Kiwi dollar and the Japanese yen are joint winners of the world’s “wobbliest currency award”, according researchers in Victoria University’s School of Economics & Finance.


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