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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings – 20 June 2006

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

1: ANZ Export Awards

"42 Below, Pitango and Sweet Shop were honoured last evening, for their exceptional contribution to New Zealand’s export success, at the city's export awards.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0606/S00269.htm


2: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0606/S00235.htm


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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0606/S00080.htm


4: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0606/S00194.htm


5: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0606/S00149.htm


6: Questions for Oral Answer - Tuesday, 20 June 2006

1. RON MARK to the Minister of Police: Do the police hire private security firms for the purpose of monitoring potentially suicidal inmates being held in police cells; if so, under what circumstances are they used for this purpose?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0606/S00371.htm


7: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0606/S00256.htm


8: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0606/S00354.htm


9: Winter Solstice on June 22

The Winter Solstice is on June 22 at 00:26; this is when the Sun is at its most Northerly point in the sky. At the middle of the day on June 22, it reaches its lowest altitude, from the Northern horizon, for the year.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0606/S00038.htm


10: HR, Democracy & Integration in South Cent Europe

Rosemary DiCarlo, Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Hearing of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe ("Helsinki Commission") Washington, DC June 15, 2006

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0606/S00384.htm


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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00265.htm


12: Businesses urged not to put off pandemic planning

In the event of pandemic influenza, businesses play a vital role in protecting employee’s health and safety as well as reducing the negative impact to the economy and society. Pandemics are not hypothetical events (World Health Organisation) – the 1918 “Spanish ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0606/S00094.htm


13: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0606/S00251.htm


14: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0606/S00233.htm


15: 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)

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0606/S00177.htm


16: World’s Poorest Countries See Some Growth

An increase in development aid since 2002 has raised health and education standards and hastened gender equality among the world’s poorest nations but overall poverty rates are not improving, according to a new United Nations report released today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0606/S00381.htm


17: The Grip of Winter

MetService meteorologists have issued a Severe Weather Watch for the Canterbury Plains and Kaikoura Ranges to cover the possibility of further snow from the next cold front which is expected on Wednesday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0606/S00046.htm


18: No cronyism – yeah right

Trevor Mallard’s denial that state-owned enterprise boards aren’t weakened by cronyism was dealt a body blow today by findings of a Victoria University survey of SOE directors. Dr Richard Norman, of Victoria University’s Management School, surveyed directors ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0606/S00370.htm


19: Video (QT): 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0606/S00257.htm


20: Public Address 20/6 - Just To Be On The Safe Side

There are cops everywhere around our way at the moment - and rightly so. The attempted kidnappings of two Western Springs College students have everyone on alert, and there are police cars quietly cruising the local back streets during daytime...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0606/S00270.htm


21: "Operation Forward Together": Deeper Into Quagmire

On Tuesday, June 13th, while Mr. Bush spent a brave five hours in the "green zone" of Baghdad with puppet Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, at least 36 people were killed across Iraq amidst a wave of bombings. 18 of those died in a spasm of bombings ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0606/S00268.htm


22: Stylist of the year crowned

Stylists from throughout the country have cut, combed and coloured their hearts out for a judging panel and over 400 guests at the final of the 2006 Wella YPS (Young Professional Stylist) competition.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0606/S00166.htm


23: Results of Global ‘Courtesy Test’

Auckland In Top Ten Of Global Courtesy Survey Residents of New Zealand’s biggest city have confirmed kiwis’ reputation for helpfulness and courtesy. Auckland finished an impressive 7th out of 35 cities, with trans-Tasman neighbour Sydney coming in ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0606/S00306.htm


24: Peter Jackson's Hot Picks

Peter Jackson has selected his Wildcard pick(s) for this years 48HOURS Live TV Final (June 23rd, 8.30pm, C4). The Wildcard(s) will be revealed during Campbell Live on TV3 this Wednesday June 21st from 7pm, so be sure to tune in to see what tickled ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0606/S00155.htm


25: Pringle: Bush Election Theft Saga Heats Up In Ohio

Ohio's Governor Bob Taft, and his partner in crime in stealing the 2004 election in Ohio, President George W Bush, have a lot in common. Bush holds the record for the lowest approval ratings of any President in US history, and at a whopping 26%, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0606/S00263.htm


26: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0606/S00255.htm


27: Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings – 19 June 2006

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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0606/S00258.htm


28: McCully: Wake-up call in IWC vote

The National Party has called for changes to New Zealand's aid strategy in the Pacific, and to New Zealand's representation at the International Whaling Commission, in the wake of yesterday's win by Japan at the IWC.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0606/S00376.htm


29: ProCare Awards For Top Maori and Pacific Students

The annual ProCare Prizes in General Practice have been awarded to the top-rating Maori and Pacific medical students in last year’s General Practice and Primary Health Care segment of the undergraduate course at the School of Medicine, University of ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0606/S00097.htm


30: 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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0606/S00372.htm

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