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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 10 August 2006

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Yesterday's top 24 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0608/S00021.htm

2: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0608/S00080.htm

3: 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

4: Massive increase in Govt bureaucracy

A 64% increase in space leased by Government departments since 1999 and a 95% rise in policy and admin staff shows how bloated the bureaucracy has become, says National Party State Services spokesman Gerry Brownlee.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00156.htm

5: Emirates Means Business

Emirates Airline has raised the stakes in the fiercely-contested premium traveller segment with the launch of its new generation lie-flat Business Class seats today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0608/S00188.htm

6: 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

7: Human Rights Session on Lebanon Violates Charter

UN Watch expressed grave concern over today's move by Arab and Islamic countries to urgently convene the UN's top human rights body regarding alleged "gross human rights violations by Israel in Lebanon." The sponsors dominate the large African ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0608/S00143.htm

8: Ethiopia ratifies Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

Ethiopia has deposited its instrument of ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) with the United Nations Secretary-General on 8 August 2006, bringing the total number of ratifications to 135. The number of ratifying States in the Africa ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0608/S00165.htm

9: Can You Say Hidden Agenda?

Discovery Institute, a Seattle-based think tank which champions socially conservative causes, has become heavily invested in the "debate" between Darwinists and those who wish to introduce Intelligent Design into public school classrooms.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00102.htm

10: Kerala Throws Out Coca-Cola and Pepsi

The state government of Kerala in south India has banned the production and sale of Coca-Cola and Pepsi in the state. The companies will be asked to close their operations entirely. Chief Minister V. S. Achuthanandan stated today that the ban was being ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0608/S00162.htm

11: New Zealand on Google Maps

Among the latest is a map of all New Zealand windfarms and a guided tour of New Zealand satellite maps on Google. I've also assembled all previous mashups I've made mention of in the past in this post.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0608/S00026.htm

12: 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

13: Video: Galloway: Hezbollah Is Not A Terrorist Org

www.informationclearinghouse.info - British MP George Galloway explodes at Sky News stating: Hezbollah Is Not A Terrorist Organization! Essential viewing - One mans terrorist is another mans freedom fighter George Galloway has spoken out in support ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00095.htm

14: Family First offers support for topless porn girls

Family First is offering support for the topless porn girls who plan to parade down Queen St later this month.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0608/S00086.htm

15: British Petroleum's "Smart Pig"

The Brilliantly Profitable Timing of the Alaska Oil Pipeline Shutdown: Is the Alaska Pipeline corroded? You bet it is. Has been for more than a decade. Did British Petroleum shut the pipe yesterday to turn a quick buck on its negligence, to profit off the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00100.htm

16: 'Ideological Burp' Back to Torment Civil Service

When asked by Scoop if Treasury was one place where the public of New Zealand was being well served with policy advice National's Deputy Leader Gerry Brownlee politely but firmly stated he was not going to answer the question.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00098.htm

17: Boobs on Bikes or Bums on Seats?

Aid organisation TEAR Fund has suggested a novel alternative to the Boobs on Bikes parade organised for Auckland City: Bums on Seats.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0608/S00114.htm

18: 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 UnansweredQuestions.org http://www.911citizenswatch.org

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00053.htm

19: On Behalf Of Family Of Te Ina Marokura Ngamata

Te Ina Marokura Ngamata, 37, was killed in Baghdad last night (8 August). He died after the vehicle he was driving was bombed. The vehicle was transporting foreign workers. Te Ina was born in the Cook Islands and lived in Hamilton. He had worked ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0608/S00101.htm

20: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00082.htm

21: University appoints first primatologist

A primatologist credited with discovering a new species of monkey has been appointed Lecturer in Biological Anthropology at The University of Auckland.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0608/S00104.htm

22: Agencies Rush Aid to Lebanese, Others in Syria

Seeking to help ease the plight of thousands of civilians who have fled fighting in Lebanon for Syria, United Nations agencies are rushing aid to the country as part of the overall effort to assist civilians caught in the crossfire of the Middle East ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0608/S00174.htm

23: 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

24: Ambitious plans to unionise Māori workers

Te Rūnanga o Ngā Toa Āwhina, the organisation representing Māori members of the Public Service Association held its bi-annual Congress at Hongoeka Marae in Plimmerton this week and developed an ambitious plan to unionise Māori workers throughout the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0608/S00117.htm

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