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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 21 September 2006

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Yesterday's top 25 rating items on Scoop were...

1: Scoop Video: Tonga - An Island On The Brink

Scoop Video

Video: NZ's PM Helen Clark said this week: "There's been enormous division in Tonga and I think there's an opportunity to move ahead… There's a new prime minister. There's a will for change, I believe, and we will support that however we can."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00282.htm

2: Al Gore: Global Warming Is the Immediate Crisis

Al Gore

A few days ago, scientists announced alarming new evidence of the rapid melting of the perennial ice of the north polar cap, continuing a trend of the past several years that now confronts us with the prospect that human activities, if unchecked ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00269.htm

3: Vegan Challenges Professor to Triathlon

NZ Vegetarian Society

Christchurch vegan Ella Soryl (11) has challenged Professor Robert Pickard to prove his claims that her diet is lacking.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0609/S00236.htm

4: How USA Reversed Its Policy on Bombing Civilians

Sherwood Ross

When Adolph Hitler's Luftwaffe destroyed the Spanish town of Guernica on April 26, 1937, the slaughter of civilians was broadly condemned in Great Britain and the United States. Winston Churchill, England's wartime Prime Minister, wrote in "The Gathering ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00270.htm

5: Multifront War Against Radical Islamists Strategy

US State Department

Strategies for the Multifront War Against Radical Islamists: Building Security in the Broader Middle East

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0609/S00390.htm

6: Thai Counter-Insurgency Officials Coup Plotters?

Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- After surviving an alleged car bomb assassination plot, Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra now faces about 10 military counter-insurgency officials charged with attempting to murder him, including a sergeant who confessed to planning ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00116.htm

7: Fashionz.co.nz: Liz Mitchell At NZ Fashion Week

Fashion.co.nz

Fashionz.co.nz Feature: Liz Mitchell At Air NZ Fashion Week By Fashionz.co.nz's Miranda Likeman The sound of waves breaking onto shore, the sand and shells on the catwalk and the filmy tresses of chiffon ‘seaweed’ through which the models walked, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0609/S00184.htm

8: Fashionz Feature: TOUSHE At Air NZ Fashion Week

Fashion.co.nz

TOUSHE Lace bra and panties are SO last season. Whether you're a punk, hippy, mod, innocent girl, wannabe Jackson Pollock or a Las Vegas showgirl Toushe has the individual, witty, playful and theatrical lingerie for you.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0609/S00187.htm

9: Brace yourself for this year's hottest secret toy

Fisher-Price

If you thought Tickle Me Elmo was huge, then prepare yourself! On 20 September 2006, around the globe, Elmo returns and he is more hysterical, gorgeous and collectable than ever before!

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0607/S00393.htm

10: Audio: Manning & Pound - Tonga's 'Unique' Monarchy

Scoop Audio

Scoop Audio (click here to listen): Selwyn Manning and 95bFM's Simon Pound discuss: what lies ahead for Tonga and the strange spectacle of an Island monarchy struggling to come to terms with 21st century society.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00303.htm

11: MOTORNET: Diesel Delights - Peugeot 407 & 307

Karl Ferguson

There are plenty of reasons why punters are attracted to French vehicles, and in particular, the offerings of Peugeot. Flair, original design, plush interiors and an almost guaranteed comfortable ride are some. Now there’s a couple more.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00020.htm

12: State Dept. Daily Press Briefing September 20 2006

US State Department

THAILAND Military Coup in Thailand / Situation on Ground US Calls for Restoration of Democratic Rule in Thailand Status of US Aid to Thailand US Contacts with Thai Government / Coup Leadership Whereabouts of Thai Prime Minister

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0609/S00392.htm

13: Scoop IV: Business NZ's Phil O'Reilly

Kevin List

Earlier this week Scoop went to get the good oil on the relationship between the Labour Government and Business,the stoush between Progressive Enterprises and the National Distribution Union, and employment relations in NZ from the Chief Executive ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00306.htm

14: Rice IV With Matt Lauer of NBC's Today Show

US State Department

QUESTION: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will be inside the chamber when the President makes his speech at the UN this morning. Madame Secretary, it's always good to have you here in our studio.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0609/S00354.htm

15: Finance Receivers Make Interim Repayment

PricewaterhouseCoopers

The receivers of Provincial Finance Ltd (“Provincial”), John Waller and Maurice Noone, partners at PricewaterhouseCoopers, today advised that a first interim principal repayment will be made to debenture stock holders on 29 September 2006.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0609/S00356.htm

16: Keith Olbermann: Bush Owes Us an Apology

Scoop Blogwatch

The President of the United States owes this country an apology. It will not be offered, of course. He does not realize its necessity. There are now none around him who would tell him or could. The last of them, it appears, was the very man whose letter provoked ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00274.htm

17: Dr Brash Offers Love Advice (2005)

Scoop Audio

Scoop has obtained a mashed up audio of currently embattled National leader Dr Don Brash offering love advice to the population of Christchurch. Currently Dr Brash has faced caucus dissension regarding allegations of an affair with the vice chair ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00262.htm

18: Plan to respond to an influenza pandemic

Ministry of Health

A bigger and better version of New Zealand’s plan for responding to an influenza pandemic was released by the Ministry of Health today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0609/S00083.htm

19: Ancient Art Italy Wants Back From Boston's MFA

Suzan Mazur

With Boston's Museum of Fine Arts nearing an accord with Italy over its collection of classical art acquired primarily from Italy both before and after the1983 UNESCO curb on antiquities trafficking - I thought it might be interesting to revisit a ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00210.htm

20: Time for the World Bank/IMF to listen to workers

International Confederation Of Free Trade Unions

Brussels, 18 September 2006 (ICFTU OnLine): As government ministers from around the world prepare to meet with officials of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund at the institutions' Annual Meetings in Singapore this week, the international ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0609/S00318.htm

21: Photos:Michelle Wie, Cindy Crawford Launch Watches

Omega

Michelle Wie and Cindy Crawford Launch Watches at the Omega Boutique on Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0603/S00440.htm

22: Link: Time - What Would War With Iran Look Like?

Scoop Link

A flurry of military maneuvers in the Middle East increases speculation that conflict with Iran is no longer quite so unthinkable. Here's how the US would fight such a war - and the huge price it would have to pay to win it.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00298.htm

23: Feltex Offer Update

Craig and Graeme Turner

Turnerco presented to the Feltex Board on 8 September 2006 a viable rescue package for Feltex Carpets. The Feltex Board submitted this Offer to the ANZ Bank on 8 September 2006 and said it was prepared to recommend it to shareholders.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0609/S00349.htm

24: Images: Lord Of The Rings Exhibition At Te Papa

Te Papa

In anticipation of the release of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, the central instalment in writer/director/producer Peter Jackson's epic trilogy based on the J.R.R. Tolkien masterpiece, Te Papa proudly announces a world exclusive and a bold ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0210/S00234.htm

25: Public Address 21/09/06 - How Bizarre

HARD NEWS from Russell Brown

Are you ready for the OMC revival? Alan Jansson and Havindar Singh are launching a record label called Newco, whose first signing is OMC, ie: Alan Jansson and Pauly Fuemana. They'll look to re-connect with some of the four million people who bought ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00302.htm

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