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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 23 May 2006

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

1: 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 – ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0605/S00179.htm


2: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00345.htm


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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0605/S00161.htm


4: Energy and National Security - Paul E. Simons

Paul E. Simons, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy, Sanctions, and Commodities Statement before the Committee on Government Reform U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC May 16, 2006

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0605/S00452.htm


5: The U.S. and Southeast Asia - Christopher Hill

Christopher Hill, Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Remarks to the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Singapore May 22, 2006

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0605/S00453.htm


6: Tamaki Community Board Member Resigns

The Auckland City Council and Tamaki Community Board have received the resignation of board member David Maka today. The resignation is effective immediately.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0605/S00196.htm


7: Questions for Oral Answer - Tuesday, 23 May 2006

1. Dr DON BRASH to the Prime Minister: Does she believe Hon David Cunliffe was correct to have made the statements he made last week regarding Telecom's dividend policy; if so, why?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00540.htm


8: PM Gives Short Pre-Caucus Presser – 23.05.06

Yesterday a flotilla of top brass from the Labour Party, including the Prime Minister, visited Turangawaewae Marae to honour the 40th anniversary of the coronation of the Maori Queen.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00331.htm


9: Questions And Answers - Tuesday, 23 May 2006

1. Dr DON BRASH (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister: Does she believe the Hon David Cunliffe was correct to have made the statements he made last week regarding Telecom’s dividend policy; if so, why?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00559.htm


10: Is There A Diplomatic Solution To Iran Issue?

Last week, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad rejected Europe’s most recent offer to halt uranium enrichment in exchange for various incentives, this time including a light-water reactor. “Your incentives,” he said, “are definitely not more valuable ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0605/S00458.htm


11: Public Address 23/05/06 - You Have Been Warned

The first two items on National Radio's 5pm bulletin on Saturday were as follows: Australian PM John Howard said he was keeping an open mind towards nuclear power options and the enrichment of uranium; and Phil Goff saying that the ANZAC bond was ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00344.htm


12: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00528.htm


13: Atenco - Women of Mexican Dissent the New Target

I have spent the last week translating statements given to human rights organisations by 19 women brutally detained, beaten, sexually assaulted and/or raped in San Salvador Atenco, Mexico, and who are now in prison, invariably charged with blocking public ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00313.htm


14: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00323.htm


15: Israel: The "Only Democracy in the Middle East"?

We are from the National Committee Against the Wall in the Beit Omar area of Hebron, Palestine. We work against the racial discrimination wall, Palestinians and Israelis together with the common aim of stopping the wall in the Hebron area, in villages ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0605/S00443.htm


16: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00319.htm


17: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0605/S00488.htm


18: Sen. John Kerry - Kenyon College Commencement

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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0605/S00416.htm


19: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00310.htm


20: The Real Deal: The Great "Incompetency" Heist

I never cease to be amazed at the extent to which successful policies are portrayed as failed policies, and the transfer of public resources to private parties are spun as the result of government and bureaucratic “incompetence.”

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00345.htm


21: Who's guilty? The victim of course: Palestine

THOSE WHO listened to the radio news last Saturday heard a stunning report: that Muhammad Abu-Ter and Uri Avnery had barricaded themselves together in a private home in a-Ram.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0605/S00442.htm


22: Has Clark changed her tune too?

National Party Families spokeswoman Judith Collins says the public will want to know whether Helen Clark has also changed her view on the Green-sponsored bill to ban smacking.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00532.htm


23: International accolades for NZ landscape architect

One of New Zealand’s foremost landscape architects Megan Wraight receives her highest honour in Sydney on Friday night. Wraight will win an International Federation of Landscape Architect award during a congress in Sydney for her part in the redevelopment ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0605/S00510.htm


24: Social Justice & Economic Integration In S.America

Of the two basic alternatives for regional integration in South America, one is based on greed and injustice and the other on cooperation and equity. The first is some variety of "free market" economic policies that sustain growth and wealth for ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00340.htm


25: Marjorie Cohn: The Hayden Charade

In his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, General Michael Hayden promised to promote autonomy and objectivity in the CIA if confirmed as its new director. Hayden assured the senators he would provide "hard-edged assessments" ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00342.htm


26: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0605/S00228.htm


27: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00270.htm


28: Scoop Link: Wired Defies Court Publishes Spy Docs

A file detailing aspects of AT&T's alleged participation in the National Security Agency's warrantless domestic wiretap operation is sitting in a San Francisco courthouse. But the public cannot see it because, at AT&T's insistence, it remains under seal ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00343.htm


29: 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


30: Manukau parents should be offered single-sex optio

Parents in Manukau should be asked if they want single-sex schools, says National’s Education spokesman, Bill English. He is responding to the Government’s announcement that seven new schools will be built in the area over the next 15 years.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0605/S00535.htm

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