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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 8 August 2006


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

1: World changing kids

“We need to nurture those who will change the world,” Waikato University School of Education Associate Professor Roger Moltzen says.

2: Business Briefs

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

3: Outstanding Contribution awards

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

4: 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.

5: Kiwi Herald Digest: Hateful Gibson, Boozing Brash

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. ...

6: The Logics of War in South Lebanon

Buried beneath the chorus of moral indignation at the loss of life and calls for a ceasefire in Southern Lebanon are the logics of warfare at play. These reduce to the geopolitical and military rationales underpinning the conflict, which is a classic ...

7: 11 Questions Avoided by the Media On NORAD Tapes

Eleven (11) Questions Avoided by the Media in Recent Reporting of Department of Defense Violations of Law Kyle F. Hence Executive Director 9/11 CitizensWatch Co-Founder

8: Dr. Abbas Bakhtiar: The Great Deception

Bush and Blair which have acted time and again on the flimsiest of evidence to reshape Middle East into what they desire it to be: a neo-colonial possession to supply oil while at the same time helping their rich to get richer. You may disagree with this ...

9: Near-meltdown incident at Swedish nuclear reactor

Sweden's nuclear regulator SKI will meet in emergency session tomorrow (3 August) to decide on a possible immediate shut-down of all but one of the country's nuclear power stations supplying up to 50% of Sweden's electricity. Greenpeace has called ...

10: Dyson: Increasing Knowledge Of Multiple Sclerosis

Innovative Work To Increase Knowledge And Understanding Of Multiple Sclerosis 7 August 2006 Grand Hall, Parliament, Wellington

11: Christchurch Weather Advisory

Please note: A welfare centre has now been set up at Cashmere High School's McCoombes Performing Arts Centre (Barrington Rd entrance to the school and follow the Civil Defence signs). The Salvation Army is supplying meals to those unable to get to their ...

12: $200 Million Program Saves (Estimated) Three Lives

Dr Richard Arnold, head of the Victoria University team which carried out an effectiveness study into the staggered roll-out of the MeNZB(TM) immunisation programme today told a media conference that an estimated two to three lives to date had been saved due ...

13: 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.

14: Scoop Audio: PM Chats About Oldies But Goodies

Yesterdays post cabinet press conference turned into a marathon - a marathon packed with information about how the Government intended to improve investment in electricity transmission and distribution.

15: Brash: Address to Christchurch Central Zonta Club

Today I want to talk to you about a subject very close to my heart. My cheque book. Because some say this little book holds the key to whether my party wins the next election. Some say it holds the key to whether I even contest the next election!

16: Labour fails to consult on new Solicitor-General

Shadow Attorney-General Chris Finlayson is disappointed but not surprised that Michael Cullen failed to consult National on the appointment of Dr David Collins, QC, as the new Solicitor-General.

17: NZ's social wellbeing continuing to improve

The Social Report 2006, released today by the Ministry of Social Development, shows that New Zealanders' social wellbeing is continuing to improve. "Twenty-five of the 42 indicators we monitor have been updated this year and most continue the improving ...

18: Noam Chomsky on Israel, Lebanon and Palestine

Q: Do you agree with the argument that Israel's military offensive in Lebanon is "legally and morally justified?" Noam Chomsky: The invasion itself is a serious breach of international law, and major war crimes are being committed as it proceeds. There ...

19: Clark feigns confusion about parliamentary rules

Helen Clark is deliberately feigning confusion about the rules that bar the spending of parliamentary money on electioneering, says National Leader Don Brash.

20: New Zealand loses outstanding science leaders

With the deaths last week of Dr Geoff Page and Dr Rod East, New Zealand has lost two outstanding scientists and science leaders, said Anthony Scott, executive director of the Association of Crown Research Institutes.

21: New Property Cycle Indicator

Homeowners now have a new tool – the Mike Pero Mortgages-Infometrics Property Cycle Indicator – for checking the state of the property cycle if they are thinking of buying or selling a property. “There is a lot of information and comment available ...

22: Condoleezza Rice Interview With Sean Hannity

QUESTION: And joining us back on the Newsmaker Line, we're always pleased, proud and happy to have her with us is our Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is with us. How are you, Madame Secretary? Welcome back.

23: Antarctica does Acid

An idea that has been around since the 1980s has been confirmed by experiments and careful modeling based on recent measurements of the global levels of carbon dioxide: the 'greenhouse' gas. The oceans are becoming acidic. This is a serious threat to ...

24: Former Navy Frigate to be sunk in Bay of Islands

Defence Minister Phil Goff today announced that the former Royal New Zealand Navy frigate, HMNZS Canterbury will be sunk as a dive wreck at Deepwater Cove, Cape Brett in the Bay of Islands. "The disposal of the Canterbury for scrap was examined as ...

25: Environment has no place in Key's future vision

Green Party Co-Leader Russel Norman expressed disappointment at the total absence of any ecological initiatives in the tax policy blueprint delivered by National Party finance spokesperson John Key in his “Mood of the Boardroom” speech in Auckland ...

26: Technicians Work to Restore Websites After Exploit

Technicians at IT infrastructure hosting and management firm iSERVE worked overtime at the weekend to restore the content of hundreds of websites defaced by a hacker exploiting a security vulnerability on one website.

27: Efforts With Mexico to Address Immigration Issues

U.S. Government's Efforts With Mexico to Address Immigration Issues Elizabeth A. Whitaker, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Western Hemisphere Affairs Testimony before the House International Relations Committee, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere ...

28: 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 ...

29: Well-being a Matter of Perception

Labour’s claims that New Zealand’s social well-being ‘continues to improve’ have been challenged by the Maori Party. “It’s the same, tired old record” said Mrs Turia. “The rich are getting richer, the poor are getting poorer”.

30: Greens cry foul on Fonterra decision

Horizons Manawatu's decision to allow Fonterra to dump the equivalent of 280 milk tankers of waste water from its Longburn plant into the Manawatu River each day is an indication of how little they value the environment, the Green Party says.

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