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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 24 July 2006

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

1: Education appointment applauded

The appointment of Karen Sewell to the position of chief executive of the Ministry of Education is good news for New Zealand education, PPTA president Debbie Te Whaiti said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0607/S00054.htm


2: NZ magazine speaks

In what is believed to be a “first”, independently published, New Zealand-based Destinations magazine has the pages literally talking.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0607/S00341.htm


3: Good news Afoot

Formthotics foam foot insoles are significantly more cost effective than hard plastic orthotics, a landmark Australian study has found.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0607/S00064.htm


4: On Now: Immediartly

Thistle Hall is a vibrant community centre in the heart of New Zealand's cultural capital. We provide a community hall, meeting room and Wellington's only community gallery showcasing a range of artists and crafts people, from the established to ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0607/S00139.htm


5: Lebanon Travel Advice

There is extreme risk to your safety due to the escalating tension between Lebanon and Israel and we advise against all travel to Lebanon. Israel has launched a military offensive against Lebanon following a 12 July Hizbollah cross-border incursion during ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0607/S00136.htm


6: Crime And Punishment

In a joint statement, the Salvation Army and Prison Fellowship New Zealand called for a structured public debate on the issues of crime and punishment. Spokespersons Major Campbell Roberts and Kim Workman, joined in the call for a more informed and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0607/S00143.htm


7: William Rivers Pitt: Meanwhile, in Iraq ...

Every network television news program, every cable news station, every newspaper and every news web site has been covering, and will continue to cover, the horrific mayhem unfolding between Israel and Lebanon. Anyone seeking information on that situation ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0607/S00303.htm


8: Keeping agriculture competitive: Carter

The ever-present threat to any export industry is that new, lower-cost producers will compete their way into our markets, driving down prices for all producers.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0607/S00361.htm


9: British Split With Bush As Israeli Tanks Roll In

London - Britain dramatically broke ranks with George Bush last night over the Lebanon crisis, publicly criticising Israel's military tactics and urging America to 'understand' the price being paid by ordinary Lebanese civilians.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0607/S00355.htm


10: William Rivers Pitt: The Ballad of Dumb George

What's next? Will George go to the United Nations, sit on Kofi Annan's head, and fart like some bratty brother tormenting a sibling? Will the cameras catch him playing penny hockey during Middle East peace negotiations? You can't say it'll never happen. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0607/S00327.htm


11: The Future Orbit of U.S.-Russian Relations

After the G-8: The Future Orbit of U.S.-Russian Relations David Kramer, Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Remarks at the Heritage Foundation Washington, DC July 21, 2006

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0607/S00413.htm


12: Nader IV: US Responsible For Israeli War Crimes

Former Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader wrote a letter to President Bush this week that harshly criticized the White House for its response to Israel's bombardment of Lebanon.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0607/S00350.htm


13: Brash: Address to the National Party Conference

Four years ago this week I was elected to serve my country as a National Party Member of the New Zealand Parliament.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0607/S00363.htm


14: Colombia's Integration Into Plan Puebla Panama

From July onwards, Colombia will form part of the one-sided geopolitical mega-project that seeks to consolidate the neoliberal model in the western Latin America with the aim of privatizing highway infrastructure, public services and natural resources.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0607/S00341.htm


15: Bill Grigsby: Electile Dysfunction

Jane Mayer, journalist who writes for the New Yorker, has penned several disturbing articles over the last few years about the BushCo Administration. Her latest exposes Dick Cheney’s Chief Advisor, David Addington , as the architect behind the administration’s ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0607/S00357.htm


16: Fixing New Zealand’s Infrastructure:Nick Smith

Fixing New Zealand’s creaking infrastructure will be one of the next National Government’s big challenges.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0607/S00356.htm


17: William Blum's Anti-Empire Report - July 22, 2006

There are times when I think that this tired old world has gone on a few years too long. What's happening in the Middle East is so depressing. Most discussions of the eternal Israel-Palestine conflict are variations on the child's eternal defense for ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0607/S00331.htm


18: Ferrari Sets Out To Cross The Americas

Following its epic record-breaking journey around China last year in a pair of Ferrari 612 Scagliettis, Ferrari has announced that it has set its newest model, the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, an even tougher challenge, a 32,000 kilometre crossing from South ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0607/S00361.htm


19: "I Believe David Kelly Did Not Commit Suicide"

I believe David Kelly did not commit suicide - and I will prove it - By Norman Baker MP - The Mail on Sunday 23 July 2006

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0607/S00346.htm


20: Round Two: Peters Versus Soper 'n' TVNZ

If the Prime Minister had announced at her post cabinet press-conference the imminent dissolution of her government it seems likely senior reporters from NewstalkZB and TVNZ would still have decided to harangue her over a spat they were involved in with ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0607/S00363.htm


21: Michael Hammerschlag: Why They Hate Us

"They have a right to defend themselves from terrorism," intoned our Chump in Chief, and that was the end of any hope for American intervention or mediation of Israel's savage attack on the Hezbollah and innocent Lebanese. ‘Like an pricked enraged ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0607/S00349.htm


22: Hyundai breaks through on fuel cell technology

The latest vehicle powered by fuel cell technology from Hyundai represents a break through for the technology. The Tucson exceeds its manufacturer’s expectations in range, compactness and ability to operate in sub-zero temperatures.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0607/S00042.htm


23: Sonia Nettnin: All Are Equal, Middle East Included

The fundamental problem behind the crises in the Middle East is that not all the people who live there are viewed as equal. The US-Israel political, military and financial alliance protects the human rights and dignity of Israeli-Jews, but qualifies ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0607/S00336.htm


24: Israel Declares Greek HR Worker a Security Threat

Today, July 22nd, an Israeli judge decided today in administrative court to deport Maria Nikiforou, a 34 year old human rights worker, without a hearing. The security has informed Maria that they will put her on the next available flight, tomorrow ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0607/S00412.htm


25: The bus mechanic who became a bishop

Rahu Katene, who has just been announced as the Anglican Bishop of Manawa o Te Wheke, has come down a road that few bishops have traveled.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0607/S00209.htm


26: European Union Ban of Hair Colours

The announcement by the European Union of the ban of 22 colours for hair products was today endorsed by the CTFA New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0607/S00417.htm


27: Oxfam: Africa's poor are being failed

After five decades of responding to food crises, Oxfam today asks the international community to seriously examine whether current approaches are working. Oxfam's new report argues that new thinking and more action are needed if we are to effectively ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0607/S00254.htm


28: Vodafone 3G Enables Live Streaming

Vodafone’s new 3G technology has enabled a New Zealand first – live streaming; which provides 3G phone users with the unique ability to view great music or sporting events as they happen. The first being a live concert stream of New Zealand band ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0607/S00372.htm


29: Wild Dogs Are Devouring The Victims Of Israel

For more than a week Israel has been raining down terror on the Lebanon’s unprotected cities and towns. So far, more than 1,200 sites have been completely destroyed laying to waste most of the country’s civilian infrastructure and triggering a humanitarian ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0607/S00353.htm


30: Translation: The World Bank Vs Bio-Security

The fundamental role of the World Bank is not to act as a financial institution but to frame countries' policies so as to prepare the way for private corporations to act later on in those countries with legal guarantees. They do this with a mixture ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0607/S00340.htm

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