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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 2 August 2006

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

1: Improving mental health

Jim Anderton Associate Minister of Health and Progressive Leader opened the 4th International Conference, hosted by the Phobic Trust of New Zealand, promoting awareness of anxiety disorders in Auckland today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0607/S00502.htm


2: Start Warming Up!

Brrrrr. In case you hadn’t noticed, it’s winter. That means it’s time for Auckland-based, nationwide radio station George FM to do the right thing, and help pull party people everywhere up out of their winter blues.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0607/S00241.htm


3: 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


4: Hello World

Broadband's role in bringing the world closer is being celebrated in a major brand campaign launched today by TelstraClear.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0607/S00498.htm


5: Business Briefs

The impact of housing loans; High ranking for business research; International leadership in small business

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0608/S00004.htm


6: 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


7: Outstanding Contribution awards

Two Cantabrians this week received outstanding contribution awards from Environment Canterbury, in recognition of their work spent managing Canterbury water resources.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0607/S00276.htm


8: Business Performance Conference

A prestigious international conference on developing management and organisational capability is being held in New Zealand in December, with the Minister of Economic Development Hon Trevor Mallard as a keynote speaker.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0608/S00017.htm


9: Worst Ever Security Flaw In Diebold Voting Machine

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA -- “This may be the worst security flaw we have seen in touch screen voting machines,” says Open Voting Foundation president, Alan Dechert. Upon examining the inner workings of one of the most popular paperless touch screen ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0608/S00013.htm


10: Energy Reform Needed

The Canterbury Manufacturers’ Association welcomes comments made by Meridian Energy’s Alan Seay last week that more investment into New Zealand’s electricity system is required but his admission that the country had to draw upon all available generation ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0607/S00391.htm


11: Media Release

Hokitika, renowned for giving New Zealanders the excuse they need to come on over the hills to enjoy some West Coast hospitality, is doing it again. From 2004 the Wet West Film Festival has shown in the grand old Regent Theatre for four days in ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0607/S00181.htm


12: Questions And Answers - Tuesday, 1 August 2006

1. MOANA MACKEY (Labour) to the Minister of Education: What is the Government doing to ensure all schools are providing students with the knowledge, values, and competencies they need to succeed in a 21st century economy?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00013.htm


13: Julie Webb-Pullman: Viva Fidel!

If there was ever any doubt of the extent of the moral and ethical bankruptcy of the Unites States of America’s hard-line Cuban community, spawn of Batista and his henchmen honed to pornographic precision by the CIA, the mean-spirited displays ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00019.htm


14: Compensation for cancelled cricket tour

A compensation deal has been reached between the government and New Zealand Cricket over the cancelled tour of New Zealand by the Zimbabwe cricket team. The government has agreed to pay New Zealand Cricket $406,000.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00030.htm


15: Playstation 3 Website Launched!

In response to consumer demand, Sony Computer Entertainment New Zealand (SCENZ) today announced the launch of the first official consumer communications channel to share information about the eagerly awaited PLAYSTATION®3.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0607/S00054.htm


16: Lebanon: Press Under Fire During Israeli Offensive

Lebanon: Press Under Fire as Israeli Offensive Continues 2. Russia: Reporter Strangled to Death 3. Pakistan: Officials Promise to Review Journalist Murders 4. Brazil: Two Journalists Killed in One Week 5. Central America: Poor Denied Equal Access to Airwaves: ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0608/S00043.htm


17: Questions for Oral Answer - 2 August 2006

1. Dr DON BRASH to the Prime Minister: Is she satisfied that all Ministers referred to in the Ingram Report acted with propriety at all times; if not, why not?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00025.htm


18: Kiwi Herald Digest: News Too Good To Be True

Ground-breaking stories from the Kiwi Herald, award winning newspaper of the small but wonderful New Zealand community of Moenui. The town is the current holder of the Northern Region Best Kept Grass – or so says the website of the Kiwi Herald. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00002.htm


19: Ordinary Kiwis Defenceless Against Armed Criminals

"A shop assistant brutally bashed by an armed criminal on Saturday night shows that Kiwis should be allowed to have the means to defend themselves," says Peter Linton, Libertarianz Firearms Spokesman. "Simply compare this poor guy with ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0607/S00358.htm


20: TeenScreen - Normal Kids Labeled Mentally Ill

Despite years of public outcry, based on recommendations by President Bush's New Freedom Commission to screen all school children for mental illness, TeenScreen is now being administered in the nation's public school system and children are being ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00010.htm


21: Scoop Link: Rolling Stone – Iran, The Next War

Even before the bombs fell on Baghdad, a group of senior Pentagon officials were plotting to invade another country. Their covert campaign once again relied on false intelligence and shady allies. But this time, the target was Iran.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0607/S00433.htm


22: GlaxoSmithKline Sued Over Paxil Birth Defects

A lawsuit was filed against GlaxoSmithKline on July 28, 2006, in Philadelphia on behalf of Adrian Vasquez, who was born on April 19, 2004, with birth defects as a result of his mother, having been prescribed Paxil during pregnancy. Paxil belongs ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00014.htm


23: Women, Sexual Politics & the American Dream

With the dramatic lowering of the competency bar in the Bush II Presidency, no one can say any longer that American women are unqualified to govern. Still the issue of how to get a critical mass of women in public office -- so crucial to America ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0607/S00476.htm


24: Statement by Taito Phillip Field

Madam Speaker, I accept wholeheartedly the New Zealand parliamentary principle of not accepting any consideration from constituents on whose behalf members are advocating, and I accept that members of this House have been concerned by some inferences which ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00031.htm


25: Depleted Uranium Situation Worsens Requires Action

The delivery of at least 100 GBU 28 bunker busters bombs containing depleted uranium warheads by the United States to Israel for use against targets in Lebanon will result in additional radioactive and chemical toxic contamination with consequent adverse ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0607/S00452.htm


26: Finalists for The Air New Zealand Screen Awards

The top people and productions in New Zealand film and television have once again been found to compete for the country’s premier industry titles in 47 categories.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0608/S00017.htm


27: Robert Anderson: The Global Threat of DU

Adding to the horrors of the current offensive into Lebanon, with Afghanistan close to anarchy and Iraq drifting into civil war, Bush is now rushing depleted uranium (DU) bombs to Israel. This supports their colossal act of homicide and will increase ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00005.htm


28: Rice: MCC Compact with the Republic of Ghana

AMBASSADOR DANILOVICH: Thank you. Your Excellency, President Kufuor, Madame Secretary, Ambassador Tobias, MCC board member Ken Hackett, Secretary Chao, Secretary Jackson, Mayor Williams, Ambassadors and distinguished guests, I'm delighted to welcome you ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0608/S00040.htm


29: Blair - "Complete Renaissance" On Foreign Policy

Tony Blair is calling for a radical rethink of foreign policy to combat "Reactionary Islam" with an "arc of moderation" across the Middle East. The Prime Minister says that the battle against global extremism will not be won unless current strategy ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0608/S00023.htm


30: Audio: Brash n Wammo - The Four Letter C*** Word

KiwiFM Audio: Features Wammo interview with National Party leader Don Brash. Does Mr Brash really say on air the four letter C*** word? This and more in the Wammo Brash four letter word IV.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00006.htm

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