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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings – 19 June 2006


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

1: Drug Companies Still Peddling Risperdal & Zyprexa

According to Kelly O'Meara, author of the newly released book, Psyched Out, America has a drug problem. "It's not as covert as those illicit and illegal "Just Say No" drugs," she says, "but, rather, Americans have become drug users by way of being ...

2: Japan wins majority at IWC

Japan has won a simple majority on a significant vote at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) for the first time, Conservation Minister Chris Carter said today.

3: Scoop Launches Audio and Video Podcast Feed

Scoop has launched its audio/video podcast providing Scoopers with the best way to stay ahead of other media. The great thing about the podcast is it allows you to listen and view the media at a time that's convenient to you.

4: DWS: A Last Load Of Loader

It's nearly the end of the second series of Dancing with the Stars and the field has been whittled down to the final two couples. Both couples have no real nedd of their second second names – the competition is now between Beatrice and Brian and ...

5: Scoop Image: Southern Snow From Outer Space

An image of the snowbound South Island taken from NASA's Modis Satellite yesterday. Click for big version (very big 1.7 megs)

6: Aucklanders - Be Very Afraid

Aucklanders should "be very afraid" of the Auckland Regional Council's decision today to signal its intention to acquire control over the region's water and wastewater distributor, says Epsom MP, Rodney Hide.

7: Eric Clapton for 2007 Mission Estate Concert

Mission Estate Winery's iconic concert has attracted a legend for 2007. Eric Clapton will be the headline performer at the 27 January 2007 Mission Estate Winery Concert. It will be the only concert that Clapton performs in New Zealand on his 2006/07 World ...

8: Condoleezza Rice With Italian Deputy PM and FM

Remarks After Meeting With Italian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Massimo D'Alema Secretary Condoleezza Rice Washington, DC June 16, 2006

9: UN: No Business as Usual at New Rights Council

(Geneva) – U.N. member states must work vigorously to make the new Human Rights Council a strong and effective protector of human rights worldwide, Human Rights Watch said today. The Human Rights Council replaces the United Nations Commission on Human Rights ...

10: The price of freedom

“Helen Clark’s reported comments that she did not intend to raise human rights issues with Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee during his visit are quite shocking,” Green Party Co-Leader Russel Norman says.

11: 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 ...

12: State Dept. Daily Press Briefing June 16, 2006

SOMALI Inaugural International Somalia Contact Group Meeting held June 15, 2006 Transitional Federal Institution & Chairman of the Islamic Court Union U.S. Humanitarian Assistance to Somalia Somali Dialogue with Others, not the U.S., is what Matters Counterterrorism ...

13: Cases Against Merck For Fosamax Jaw Damage Growing

Medical professionals need to recognize that Fosamax has only been on the market for a little over a decade and other bisphosphonates for even less time. The injuries showing up now are often the result the massive marketing of this class of drugs ...

14: Public Address 19/06/06 - Special Announcements

It's been a while between drinks, but we have a new Karajoz Great Blend for you all - well, those of you in Auckland and Wellington anyway. Our star guest this time is danah boyd of Berkeley University...,

15: Mark Crispin Miller: Some Might Call It Treason

Two weeks ago, Rolling Stone came out with "Did Bush Steal the 2004 Election?" -- a masterful investigative piece by Robert Kennedy, Jr., arguing that Bush & Co. stole their "re-election" in Ohio, and pointing out exactly how they did it. Primarily ...

16: Audio: Sharples On Not Supporting Mapp's Bill

Scoop very recently popped into Maori Party co-leader Dr Pita Sharples superbly decorated office and had a short korero with Dr Sharples on a number of topics including Dr Wayne Mapp's controversial Bill that would allow employers three months grace in ...

17: Older driver tests to be abolished

Prime Minister Helen Clark announced today that new transport rules abolishing the mandatory on-road driving test for those aged 80 and over will come into effect on December 4 this year.

18: Kelpie Wilson: Monkey Business 2008

Is this what the 2008 presidential contest is going to look like? Last week, two media stories made me wonder. On Wednesday we were treated to a jaw-dropping Bill Frist puff piece by Washington Post writer Laura Blumenfield, who followed the politician ...

19: Kamala Sarup: Politics Of Education

We need to wage war for good educational system to improve a peaceful political system. Also, how can we protect a detailed social system so we can work exactly for educational reforms system?. Radical reforms on education needed because that means educational ...

20: Air NZ: Times for first Shanghai flight

Air New Zealand today announced it will commence non-stop flights to Shanghai on 6 November 2006, with tickets now on sale.

21: AGENDA Transcript: Lisa Owen IVs Trevor Mallard

LISA: Well the government has just unveiled another plank to its economic transformation programme, this would encourage state owned enterprises to invest in new areas of business that are linked to what they're already doing. National Finance spokesman ...

22: Take extra care out there!

I commend the Police and Western Springs College for their efforts to prevent further kidnappings and encourage parents and students to take extra care.

23: Gabriele Zamparini: Darkness and Light

There was a time when the arbitrary act of the powerful was the unquestioned rule and the abuse of the prince was called the ‘art of government’. The word ‘justice’ was used to describe the prince’s magnanimity or the reward for the suffering of ...

24: Japan loses key vote at Whaling Commission

Conservation minded countries won an important victory at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Saint Kitts and Nevis today with the voting down of a proposal to resume whaling in coastal areas of Japan, Conservation Minister Chris ...

25: Video: Soccer World Cup, Hooligans, Yahoo Coverage

Selwyn Manning presents the first of Scoop's daily podcast, today reporting on the Soccer World Cup, hooligans causing concern, and how Yahoo has connected the globe to the best and latest from World Cup host country, Germany.

26: Should NZ Follow Singapore's Example?

“The visit of Singapore’s Prime Minister is a good opportunity for us to reassess our lax foreign ownership laws, which are driving up house prices,” Green Party Co-Leader Russel Norman says.

27: Airport Proposal Under Fire

Last week the Whenuapai Airbase Action Group Inc. held the first of a series of public meetings to inform residents about the proposal by Waitakere City Council to change the District Plan to create a Whenuapai Airport Special Area that would permit Whenuapai ...

28: Thailand & Nepal: Const. Monarchies In Turmoil

It is quite possible that a few years hence, we will look back to the present political events as a period of not only constitutional waywardness, but that of misadventure. A lack of visionary leadership has nolens volens thrown us regressively on the path ...

29: Whalers Win Vote Towards Commercial Whaling

St Kitts/Auckland, Monday 19 June 2006: Japan and the whaling lobby have finally gained a simple majority vote at the IWC. The IWC passed by one vote (1) a declaration (2) that the "IWC has failed to meet its obligations…" its commitments to "normalizing ...

30: Japan wins by one vote on pro-whaling resolution

The fifth major vote was a moral victory for Japan but it was non-binding because it required a two-thirds majority.

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