Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | News Flashes | Scoop Features | Scoop Video | Strange & Bizarre | Search

 


Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 16 May 2006

TO CHANGE MY SCOOP OPTIONS OR UNSUBSCRIBE FROM THIS LIST
http://www.scoop.co.nz/myscoop/signin.html
IF YOU HAVE LOST YOUR PASSWORD
http://www.scoop.co.nz/myscoop/newpass.html

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

1: John Roughan: Culture Of Impunity!

Why is it that some Big Men are exempt from punishment no matter what their crime? They live charmed lives--rising higher and higher in national political life--no matter how serious the offense.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00236.htm


2: World Competitiveness Yearbook

Finance Minister Michael Cullen today welcomed the endorsement of the government's economic work programme in the latest IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook. The Yearbook lists five challenges to assist New Zealand in improving its competitiveness.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00253.htm


3: Greenpeace slammed for "underhanded " tactics

Greenpeace has been accused of "underhanded tactics" in attempting to divert internet users away from a new website established recently to challenge current assumptions about climate change.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0605/S00048.htm


4: Consumers Pick Skycity Hotels As Their Favourite

Consumers nominated all three SKYCITY hotels for awards at the recent inaugural HotelClub Australia and New Zealand Awards, with SKYCITY Auckland and SKYCITY Darwin scooping top award wins. SKYCITY Auckland’s 4+-star hotel received the ‘Top 3 Hotels in New ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0605/S00297.htm


5: Haiti’s new Govt hailed, but challenges ahead

The United Nations Security Council today congratulated Haiti’s newly inaugurated President, his Government and the new parliamentarians and called on them to build a better future for the Caribbean country and to finish the cycle of municipal, local ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0605/S00259.htm


6: Bush Beats Out Nixon: Least Liked President Ever

This day has been long coming. The graphs have shown it would soon be upon us: Now, here we are . With this new Harris poll, available through the Wall Street Journal , President Bush claims the titlelong held by Richard Nixon: Least Liked President ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00216.htm


7: May Finance Newsletter

As expected the Reserve Bank didn’t increase the Official Cash Rate on the 27th of April. It remains at 7.25%. They say they can’t see any more rises - but don’t expect any drop this year.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0605/S00149.htm


8: Suzan Mazur: Most Wanted In Polygamy Coverup

A voice Message from FBI in Idaho to me several weeks after contacting them regarding my front page piece just published in the Weekend Financial Times (10/28/2000), "Seven brides for one brother: Plural marriage is rife in the western United States" , an ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00244.htm


9: Afghanistan: Security Council Condemns Attack

Condemning a recent terrorist attack in Afghanistan against a vehicle of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Security Council today urged the country’s authorities to bring the perpetrators to justice.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0605/S00250.htm


10: Karl Rove Indicted on Charges of Perjury, Lying

Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald spent more than half a day Friday at the offices of Patton Boggs, the law firm representing Karl Rove. During the course of that meeting, Fitzgerald served attorneys for former Deputy White House Chief of Staff Karl Rove ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00209.htm


11: Monsanto Statement Regarding BT Cotton Leaves

Our attention has been drawn to some press statements issued by various groups alleging that sheep have died after consuming Bt cotton leaves.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0605/S00039.htm


12: 'Leave Iraq' call as warships head for East Timor

"The colossal blunder of involving Australia in Iraq is highlighted by neighbourhood tensions in East Timor, West Papua, Bougainville, the Solomon Islands and Fiji and the strain on Australia's military capacity, Greens leader Bob Brown said today as ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0605/S00270.htm


13: World-Class Remote Control Solution

AUCKLAND – May 16, 2006 –Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC), today announced Symantec pcAnywhereTM 12.0, the world’s leading remote control solution1 and the new Symantec pcAnywhere Access Server. Available at the end of this month, the latest version ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0605/S00354.htm


14: LDS Upset With Media's Reporting Of Mormonism

When Warren Jeffs surprisingly made the FBI's Top Ten Most Wanted list it galvanized a frenzy of national media attention about a man who is the leader of Utah's largest mind control cult. From Warren's point of view, he is merely doing what Mormon polygamist ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00245.htm


15: Coalition-Building In Iraq: Mission Impossible?

More than four months after it was elected on 15 December 2005, the Iraqi Council of Representatives (Parliament) was finally able to nominate a new prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, along with a State President, Jalal al-Talabani (the incumbent), ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00232.htm


16: Nicole Kidman hails UNIFEM's 30th anniversary

Paying tribute to three decades of work by the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), agency Goodwill Ambassador and internationally renowned actress Nicole Kidman has hosted a gala in New York honouring Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0605/S00257.htm


17: Greg Palast: The Spies Who Shag Us

I know you're shocked -- SHOCKED! -- that George Bush is listening in on all your phone calls. Without a warrant. That's nothing. And it's not news. This is: the snooping into your phone bill is just the snout of the pig of a strange, lucrative link-up ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00231.htm


18: More promotions at Beca

Engineering, planning and project management consultancy Beca has announced further promotions in Auckland and Christchurch, recognising that the quality of Beca’s work is dependent on its people. The following Beca people span the company’s water, project ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0605/S00292.htm


19: SSC Investigation Into Telecom Leak

The State Services Commissioner, Mark Prebble today released the findings of the State Services Commission investigation into the leak of a Cabinet paper to Telecom.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0605/S00166.htm


20: World’s First Sample Of Bio-Diesel From Algae

Marlborough Company Produces World’s First Sample Of Bio-Diesel From Algae Extracted From Region’s Sewerage Ponds

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0605/S00030.htm


21: UN Security Council Renews UN Mission In Eritrea

Anticipating a positive outcome from the next meeting of the commission demarcating the disputed boundary between Eritrea and Ethiopia later this week, the UN Security Council

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0605/S00248.htm


22: "Cannabis use not harmful to brain of adolescents"

"Another marijuana myth has been busted," said NORML NZ president Chris Fowlie

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0605/S00046.htm


23: Dancing With The Stars - The First Elimination

Last week the Prime Minister pointed out that she didn't have time in her busy schedule to sit down and Watch TVNZ's Dancing With the Stars – after Scoop paid a visit to the magical Avalon studios we consider the PM should make the time.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00213.htm


24: Israeli Soldiers Shoot Two Foreigners in the Head

At today's Bil'in demonstration, Israeli soldiers shot one Australian and one Danish demonstrator in the head with rubber-coated steel bullets at close range. Phil Reess from Australia was shot as he was running away - he had been filming the demonstration. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0605/S00271.htm


25: Is The NZ Govt's Immigration Review Repressive?

The Immigration Minister's released a discussion paper Immigration law reform. The changes affect global migration, who wants to come to NZ, how NZ desires to respond to potential immigrants. But is it a repressive shift compared to the current law?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00243.htm


26: Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan: Troubling developments

Ethiopia is holding opposition figures under laws that may violate its constitution, Somalia urgently needs international attention, and despite assertions by Sudan’s Government, displaced women in that country’s Darfur region are still being raped ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0605/S00225.htm


27: Bush Uses FDA To Shield Big Pharma From Lawsuits

In January 2006, the FDA announced the Bush administration's latest gift to Big Pharma in a statement that said people who believe they have been injured by drugs approved by the FDA should not be allowed to sue drug companies in state courts.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00225.htm


28: Greenpeace warns of Australian PM's nuclear plans

Sydney, Tuesday 16 May, 2006: The Pacific will become a nuclear highway and Australia the world's nuclear waste dump if John Howard's nuclear fuel leasing plan is taken seriously in North America this week, Greenpeace said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0605/S00160.htm


29: Evelyn Pringle: Rove and Fitzgerald Play Monopoly

How many more get-out-of-jail free cards does Karl Rove get? Eat your heart out Martha Stewart. You should have tried playing Monopoly with the G-Men. On October 28 2005, the office of the Special Prosecutor released a press statement which stated in part:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00235.htm


30: Fiji Electoral Change - Gender Edition Of PJR

AUCKLAND: (PJR/Pacific Media Watch): A media academic has called for an electoral change in Fiji to enable fairer participation for women in political life in an article published in the latest Pacific Journalism Review.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0605/S00269.htm

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

Werewolf: Living With Rio’s Olympic Ruins

Mariana Cavalcanti Critics of the Olympic project can point a discernible pattern in the delivery of Olympics-related urban interventions: the belated but rushed inaugurations of faulty and/or unfinished infrastructures... More>>

Live Blog On Now: Open Source//Open Society Conference

The second annual Open Source Open Society Conference is a 2 day event taking place on 22-23 August 2016 at Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington… Scoop is hosting a live blog summarising the key points of this exciting conference. More>>

ALSO:

Buildup:

Gordon Campbell: On The Politicising Of The War On Drugs In Sport

It hasn’t been much fun at all to see how “war on drugs in sport” has become a proxy version of the Cold War, fixated on Russia. This weekend’s banning of the Russian long jumper Darya Klishina took that fixation to fresh extremes. More>>

ALSO:

Binoy Kampmark: Kevin Rudd’s Failed UN Secretary General Bid

Few sights are sadder in international diplomacy than seeing an aging figure desperate for honours. In a desperate effort to net them, he scurries around, cultivating, prodding, wishing to be noted. Finally, such an honour is netted, in all likelihood just to shut that overly keen individual up. More>>

Open Source / Open Society: The Scoop Foundation - An Open Model For NZ Media

Access to accurate, relevant and timely information is a crucial aspect of an open and transparent society. However, in our digital society information is in a state of flux with every aspect of its creation, delivery and consumption undergoing profound redefinition... More>>

Keeping Out The Vote: Gordon Campbell On The US Elections

I’ll focus here on just two ways that dis-enfranchisement is currently occurring in the US: (a) by the rigging of the boundary lines for voter districts and (b) by demanding elaborate photo IDs before people are allowed to cast their vote. More>>

Ramzy Baroud: Being Black Palestinian - Solidarity As A Welcome Pathology

It should come as no surprise that the loudest international solidarity that accompanied the continued spate of the killing of Black Americans comes from Palestine; that books have already been written and published by Palestinians about the plight of their Black brethren. In fact, that solidarity is mutual. More>>

ALSO:


Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Top Scoops
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news