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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 30 May 2006


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 – ...

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.

3: Latin America - The Path Away from U.S. Domination

Washington rumbles with suppressed outrage over Latin America’s latest demonstrations of its sovereignty - Bolivia’s nationalization of its oil and natural gas reserves. At the same time, newly inaugurated president Evo Morales is a prime candidate to ...

4: Jason Leopold: George W. Bush and Kenneth Lay

The Bush administration knew Enron was on a collision course two months before the high-flying energy company collapsed in a wave of accounting scandals that wiped out $60 billion in shareholder value and left thousands of company employees penniless.

5: George Stone: The Plan to Drug US School Children

This paper outlines the deliberate marketing of harmful drugs to children as a direct result of the drug industry take over of the American mental health system. My point of departure is Ivan Illich’s broader assertion that “The medical system has become ...

6: Will Major Media Finally Cover Election Fraud?

That the presidential elections of 2000 and 2004 were stolen has become an article of faith for millions of mainstream Americans. But there has been barely a whiff of coverage in the major media about any problems with the electronic voting machines ...

7: Norman Solomon: Media Memorial Day

People who are concerned about the state of the US news media in 2006 might pause to consider those who have lost their lives in the midst of journalistic neglect, avoidance and bias.

8: Hide Cheats Dancing Death Despite Dreadful Doble

After scoring possibly the lowest marks ever in a New Zealand Dancing with the Stars performance ACT's leader Rodney Hide and his partner Krystal Stuart live to fight another day thanks to the power of their fans. For the evicted David Wikaira's partner ...

9: Fun and Games

New Zealand board game publisher, Matt Taylor, says "The disturbingly high school drop out rate, the alarmingly high youth suicide rate, and our appallingly high drug and violent crime rate is attributable to a clear failure in the way many children ...

10: Larry Johnson: Wrong Way Bush

Let's give credit where credit is due. George W. Bush finally admitted some mistakes last night. For instance, he noted that tough talk, such as challenging the Iraqi insurgents with the retort, "bring 'em on," sent the wrong signal and was counterproductive. ...

11: Pfizer & GlaxoSmithKline Help Send Kids To Prison

In 2003, the pharmaceutical industry passed out $16.4 billion worth of free drug samples to doctors. These so-called free samples are literally killing people. Two young lads who were lucky enough to get free samples of Zoloft are now sitting in ...

12: Pacific nations have opportunity to end whaling

Sydney, Tuesday 30 May, 2006: Greenpeace today urged Pacific Island nations to vote for whale conservation at the upcoming International Whaling Commission (IWC), as Environment Minister Ian Campbell today travels to the Pacific in a bid to secure ...

13: William Fisher: Oil On Troubled Waters

Amid the ever-escalating rhetoric between the United States and Venezuela, the president of the oil-rich Latin American country, Hugo Chavez, has been busily scoring points with low-income American consumers.

14: Pharmaceutical Research And Development In NZ

Pharmaceutical companies are abandoning research and development in New Zealand due to a lack of government support, potentially costing the country $100 million in lost investment, according to a report released today.

15: Bone-ignorant Kiwis given new option

Up to 50% of New Zealand women and up to 30% of men will suffer from serious health problems related to poor bone health*. These rates are projected to increase substantially in the next decade due to the aging population.

16: Public Address 30/05/06 - Kabul And Elsewhere

The Internet NZ report Comparison of OECD Broadband Markets is a robust and useful insight on what's actually wrong with New Zealand's broadband market. The Stuff story sums it up: we don't pay a lot in international terms, but we get very little for ...

17: Another Eritrean UN Staff Member Is Detained

The move follows the release, earlier this month, of one of the 11 local UN staff members who have been detained by Eritrea. The mission has been awaiting a response from the Eritrean authorities to its letters asking why they had arrested the local ...

18: UQ Wire: Porter Goss Resignation Solved

The “mystery” of Porter Goss’ resignation last month as CIA Director is apparently directly related to the huge seizure in Mexico several weeks earlier of over 5.5 tons of cocaine, according to government documents recently obtained by the The MadCowMorningNews ...

19: Chief Human Rights Commissioner reappointed

Justice Minister Mark Burton announced today that Rosslyn Noonan has been appointed to a second five-year term as Chief Commissioner of the Human Rights Commission.

20: Nat's Bill does not even offer a slap on the wrist

Don Brash's Private Members' Bill to sort out his party's GST advertising election blunder allows them to get away with overspending with no penalty, the Green Party says.

21: Scientific breakthrough at Victoria

Researchers may one day be able to reliably track a single molecule as it moves through the human body thanks to a discovery by Victoria University academics. Associate Professor Pablo Etchegoin, Dr Eric Le Ru and Matthias Meyer, from the School of Chemical ...

22: NGOs respond to Indonesia earthquake

NGOs respond to Indonesia earthquake The 6.2 Richter scale earthquake that struck Yogyakarta in the early hours of Saturday morning with devastating results has elicited a quick response from New Zealand Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs).

23: New Uniform for Temporary Sworn Staff

A new uniform for temporary sworn staff has been approved and will be delivered to Police districts within the next month said General manager Human Resources Wayne Annan. The uniform comprises a navy blue polo shirt and zip-up jacket with the police ...

24: Stateside With Rosalea: Cowboys and Indians

... to improve US politics. First, I'd set term limits for US Senators. Because of gerrymandered districts and the likelihood that the longer a senator is in office they will remain in office, they are the US equivalent of the British peerage, only ...

25: Afghanistan: UN Urges Calm After Unrest

Reacting to violence in Kabul apparently sparked by a road accident involving a United States convoy and local people, the United Nations operation in Afghanistan today urged calm in the face of what a spokesman for the world body termed a "tragedy."

26: One News Colmar Brunton: Nat 47, Lab 38

Party Vote: National 47% (up 2) Labour 38% (down 4) Greens 5% (down 2) New Zealand First 4% (up 2) Maori Party 3%. United Future 1.4% Act 1.1%

27: Big overseas education contract with Oman signed

A consortium of tertiary education organisations have signed a deal to provide course content to the Omani Ministry of Higher Education in one of the biggest international education contracts this country has signed.

28: World Bank ranks NZ a great place to do business

Finance Minister Michael Cullen has welcomed further proof from the World Bank that New Zealand remains a top performing economy.

29: University mourns death of pre-eminent academic

The University of Canterbury is mourning the death of one of its most pre-eminent academics, Emeritus Professor David Lloyd. Professor Lloyd, who had suffered ill health and multiple disabilities for a number of years, died this morning at the ...

30: NZ largest private hospital group selects IBA

IBA Health Limited (ASX:IBA) Australia’s leading e-health company has announced one of the most substantial multi hospital patient management projects to be awarded in New Zealand. Southern Cross Hospitals, New Zealand’s largest private hospital ...


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