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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 22 May 2006


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

1: National Congratulates Inglis

The National Party has congratulated double amputee and mountaineer Mark Inglis and his team for successfully scaling the world's highest peak.

2: Theatresports

Wellington’s funniest improvisers pit themselves against each other in a battle of wits with the audience as judge, jury and (possibly) executioner. More real than reality TV, this is comedy the way you want it – stand up, sit down, lie about – ...

3: Planet Football

It has been described as the people’s sport because it speaks a universal language. No matter your culture, your religion, your social standing or your political views, the game of football transcends these barriers and unites the globe.

4: 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.

5: 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.

6: 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.

7: Hide Lives To Dance Again - Gurney A Gonner

ACT Leader Rodney Hide's twinkle toes will keep twinkling for at least another week after he pulled himself out of the scoring basement and edged his way up the cellar steps of dancing glory in last evening's Dancing with the Stars.

8: The Letter – Monday, 22 May 2006

The Haps; The key statistics; What is not in the budget; Inflationary; Fueling inflation; Predictions always wrong; Spin not substance; Huge risk; Paying for mis investment; Charles Chauvel; Caucus Unsettled; Pinch National policy?; Survived another week; ...

9: Largest auction of Army Landrovers looms

The second and the largest lot of Army V8 Landrovers will be auctioned 'on site' at Linton Military Camp on Wednesday 24 May 2006 at 10.30am. One hundred and eight Landrovers will go under the hammer. 68 landrovers auctioned at Burnham last week ...

10: Managing Metadata Key to New Set-Top Box Services

New Free Topic Paper from The Diffusion Group Explores Issues in Leveraging Metadata to Monetize Advanced Networks

11: National Billboards talk-up Australia

The National Party's billboards may be a big thumbs up for Australia, but they offer no vision for New Zealanders, says Education Minister Steve Maharey.

12: William Blum's Anti-Empire Report May 21, 2006

"I used to be called brother, John, Daddy, uncle, friend," John Allen Muhammad said at his trial in Maryland earlier this month. "Now I'm called evil." Muhammad, formerly known as "the DC Sniper", was on trial for six slayings in Maryland in 2002. Already ...

13: Get Your 2006 Congressional Election Results Now!

assigning nefarious motives to even the most casual and untested of my acquaintances. As a result, I believe I tend to inspire similar confidence on the part of others.

14: Auckland Airport runway now A380-ready

At 5:00am yesterday morning, Auckland Airport's final stage of the runway rehabilitation project was completed. This signalled the end of a programme that began in 1991. While the work - known as 'R6' this year - was in progress, aircraft used the standby ...

15: Gay adoption call by the Greens is outrageous

Today’s comments from Green Party spokesperson for children, Metiria Turei, that New Zealand should change its legislation to allow gay couples to adopt children, are outrageous.

16: Ecuador Breaks with D.C. over Occidental Petroleum


17: Public Address 22/05/06 - Mash-Up!

The "Telecon" ad mash-up that hit the wires on Friday afternoon is a bit unfair to Telecom. It's also an instant Kiwi classic. Let's start with the unfairness. The spoof ad opens with the now-infamous Theresa clip, posted here two weeks ago...

18: Rice IV on Meet the Press With Tim Russert

QUESTION: But first, yesterday Nouri al-Maliki was sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Iraq. Here to talk about that and more is the Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice. Welcome back.

19: Budget 2006 - A Social Perspective

While many in the media were obsessed with haranguing Dr Cullen for tax cuts – presumably to enable them to take that extra overseas holiday– Scoop rose before any self respecting crow the day after Budget 2006 and attended Public Health Association's annual post ...

20: Dalziel: Taking a Fresh Approach to Regulation

I want to thank Vector for inviting me to utilise their Winter Lecture Series to announce the detail behind the Budget announcement of the Regulatory Frameworks Review.

21: AWPA condemns security treaty with Indonesia

Australia West Papua Association spokesperson Joe Collins expressed grave concerns at the proposed new security treaty with Indonesia and in particular at the Indonesian demand for a clause in the treaty urging Canberra to reject West Papuan claims for ...

22: Sen. John Kerry - Kenyon College Commencement

John Kerry Delivers Kenyon College Commencement Address By Senator John Kerry Kenyon College Saturday 20 May 2006

23: How Stephen Colbert Got Picked, Truthy, And Panned

This White House has challenged the frontiers of propaganda and political discourse in ways that make previous administrations look like rank amateurs. Mainstream news media outlets may occasionally report, but the vast majority shy away from labeling ...

24: Queen Bea Abdicates... David New Dancing King

Beatrice Faumuina's lengthy reign as Centrebet's Dancing with the Stars series favourite is over.

25: Marc My Words: An obscene and obese Budget

Isn't the point of a budget to live within your means and not everybody else's? Nothing makes a budget look sicker than high living and that's exactly what Cullen and the Labour socialists delivered yesterday. After filching a record $8.48 billion surplus ...

26: John Roughan: RAMSi failed us!

Whether the Solomons was a failed state or not, there is no doubt that in the hour of our greatest need, the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) failed us. The heroics of police personnel, ordinary citizens, both men and women, ...

27: National welcomes Cunliffe remarks probe

The National Party welcomes the decision by the Securities Commission to investigate Communications Minister David Cunliffe and his public statements regarding Telecom’s investment policy, says Associate Finance spokesman Bill English. “On Friday, the ...

28: ICT giants all under the one roof at Canterbury

Leading international and New Zealand information and communications technology companies IBM, Hewlett Packard (HP), Jade Software Corporation and Tait Electronics are to be key partners in a new multi-million dollar research centre at the University of ...

29: Expert to help New Zealand pilots reduce risks

The Aviation Industry Association is hosting Bob Feerst , a respected international aviation safety practitioner, to help reduce the risk posed by wires during low flying operations in New Zealand.

30: Rice IV on Fox News Sunday With Chris Wallace

QUESTION: Secretary Rice, welcome back to Fox News Sunday. SECRETARY RICE: Thank you, Chris. QUESTION: President Bush praised the formation of a new Iraqi government, but they failed to agree on three of the most critical posts: the ministers of interior ...


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