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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 29 August 2006

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

1: Congressional Election Nullified – Nobody Noticed

It appears the US media overlooked one of the great political stories of the year. In what is becoming something of a pattern, here’s a brief chronology:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00316.htm


2: Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya: Iranian War Games

War games and military exercises are now well underway within Iran and its territory. The Iranian Armed Forces—the Regular Armed Forces and the Revolutionary Guards Corps—began the first stage of massive nationwide war games along border areas ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00275.htm


3: Maori Television Highlights

MONDAY September 11 The Backyardigans - 4.30 PM Kids can't get enough of the Backyardigans, a gang of computer-created animals who sing and dance their way through musical adventures in their backyards. Now the whole series has been dubbed into Te reo Maori so it's ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0608/S00268.htm


4: Farm Environment Awards

Entries for the Canterbury, Waikato and Northland regions open on September 1st and other regions will follow shortly.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0608/S00466.htm


5: Nuplex Rewards Shareholders

New Zealand multinational resin manufacturer, Nuplex Industries, is rewarding shareholders with a record gross dividend payout for the full year of 44.4 cents following an 87% lift in audited after tax profit to $62 million for the year ending June 30 2006. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0608/S00441.htm


6: 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


7: Reclaiming Issues: Islamic Or Republican Fascism?

In the years since George W. Bush first used 9/11 as his own "Reichstag fire" to gut the Constitution and enhance the power and wealth of his corporate cronies, many across the political spectrum have accused him and his Republican support group of ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00346.htm


8: US vs. Iran - Is An Attack Inevitable?

Once again we are being prepared for another devastating war in the Middle East. A terrorist group is “allegedly” discovered planning to blow-up 6 aircraft in UK [ 1] . Another group is “discovered” in Germany planning to blow-up a train ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00328.htm


9: Election Nullification 2: Speaker's Special Source

Election Nullification II: Speaker of House had Special Source for Election “Certification ” California Assistant Secretary of State for Elections Tells House Clerk, it’s all good! By Michael Collins “Scoop” Independent Media Washington, DC

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00338.htm


10: Questions And Answers - Tuesday, 29 August 2006

1. Dr DON BRASH (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister: Does she continue to have confidence in the report of Dr Noel Ingram QC into matters related to Taito Phillip Field in light of revelations by the New Zealand Herald on Saturday, 26 August ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00522.htm


11: 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


12: 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


13: NZMIC August Newsletter

Welcome to the first in an ongoing series of monthly updates telling you what’s going on here at the NZ Music Industry Commission. Each month we’ll be clueing you in on some of our projects and activities, as well as bringing you the odd piece ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0608/S00142.htm


14: Sherwood Ross: The United States of England

Why don’t we call America the United States of England? It may be a separate entity politically and geographically, but it truly carries forward the imperial spirit of the old British Empire.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00331.htm


15: Airline security

Following this morning's police action, security at all UK airports has been increased and additional security measures have been put in place for all flights. With immediate effect, the following arrangements apply to all passengers starting their journey ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0608/S00178.htm


16: 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


17: 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


18: 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


19: Pollination Solutions Sought

Federated Farmers is keen to work with the government on finding ways to solve problems caused by the spread of the varroa bee mite, said Frank Brenmuhl, chair of Dairy Farmers of New Zealand, the dairy arm of Federated Farmers of New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0608/S00345.htm


20: Iranian Leader Calls NZ MP "Good Joker"

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad today described National MP Bob Clarkson as a 'really good joker' and 'a laugh a minute.'

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00336.htm


21: Salbe: The Daily Briefing - After The Lebanon War

Nothing in Israel’s second Lebanon war seems to have worked according to plan. Quite apart from the various military and social aspects, the post-war period does not seem to follow the pattern either.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00349.htm


22: Questions for Oral Answer - 29 August 2006

1. Dr DON BRASH to the Prime Minister: Does she continue to have confidence in the report of Dr Noel Ingram QC into matters related to Taito Phillip Field in light of revelations by The New Zealand Herald on Saturday, 26 August and the TV1 Sunday ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0608/S00505.htm


23: Minorities Poor Shut Out Of High-Priced Law School

Poor and middle-income students are being shut out of the legal profession because they cannot afford to attend law schools whose tuition is kept high by costly expenditures mandated on them by the American Bar Association(ABA).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00325.htm


24: PM's Press Conference - A Feast Of Field

Should a bookmaker offer odds on embattled Labour MP Taito Philip Field making it back into cabinet while Helen Clark is Prime Minister it would be wise for even the most adventurous punter to keep hold of their cash. In fact after today's post cabinet ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00337.htm


25: National Survey of Journalists 2006

The typical New Zealand journalist is a European women in her 30s who works as a reporter for a newspaper, holds a bachelor's degree, has less than five years experience, is paid about $40,000 a year, has no religious belief – and probably speaks French ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0608/S00480.htm


26: Kosovo: UN Official Condemns Grenade Attack

A senior United Nations official in Kosovo has strongly condemned Saturday night's grenade attack in North Mitrovica, where nine civilians were injured when an explosive device was thrown at a local café bar.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0608/S00368.htm


27: Barbara Sumner Burstyn: Buy Kiwi-Made

We recently returned from six weeks in China. Our work required traveling to many different parts of that vast country. In every corner, at every bend, from obscure villages to major cities we saw pollution. Not the kind of grey smoke, accidental ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00351.htm


28: 5 Ton DC9 Coke Bust: Worse Than Snakes On A Plane

An unidentified 40-year old American wearing a green polo shirt was in charge of the contingent of drug traffickers on the ground awaiting the arrival of the DC9 “ Cocaine One ” airliner arriving from Venezuela on the evening of April 11th ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00286.htm


29: Add NYT To Bob Hecht Antiquities Ring Organigram?

While various American antiquities dealers, curators and collectors are "subjects of interest" of Italian and Greek prosecutors who, in the last year, particularly, have opened the floodgates for the return of their countries' cultural patrimony ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00171.htm


30: Contra-Stye Paramilitary Operations In Oaxaca

The repressive response of Oaxaca's government to the popular uprising against its corrupt rule has become more and more violent. Last week, State Attorney General Lizbeth Caña Cadeza made a statement to the press in which she called the Popular ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0608/S00347.htm

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