Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | News Flashes | Scoop Features | Scoop Video | Strange & Bizarre | Search

 


Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 21 October 2006

TO CHANGE MY SCOOP OPTIONS OR UNSUBSCRIBE FROM THIS LIST
http://www.scoop.co.nz/myscoop/signin.html
IF YOU HAVE LOST YOUR PASSWORD
http://www.scoop.co.nz/myscoop/newpass.html

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

1: NOLA Lost: 72 hours in America’s other Ground Zero

Charles Shaw

The St. Vincent’s guesthouse is a living metaphor for the city of New Orleans. The big, beautiful, bricked, French colonial structure on Magazine Street in what’s known as the Lower Garden District is a majestic presence. Wrapped in vines with ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00240.htm

2: Undernews: Bush Purchases 99000 Acres In Paraguay?

Undernews

Why might the president and his family need a 98,840-acre ranch in Paraguay protected by a semi-secret U.S. military base manned by American troops who have been exempted from war-crimes prosecution by the Paraguayan government? - Wonkette
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00308.htm


3: EU leaders challenged to start energy revolution

Greenpeace

Lahti, Finland, 20 October, 2006 - Today Greenpeace urged the European leaders meeting in Finland to stop relying on fuel imports and put renewable energy and energy efficiency at the core of their energy security discussions. The message "Energy Security ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00246.htm


4: BBC - Heated Debate Over Use Of Torture

Middle East News Service

[ Middle East News Service comment: This is one time Israelis must be thanking the one above that the BBC does not follow normal Israeli procedure. When “ordinary” question like support for daylight saving or for the war in Lebanon pollsters often ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00310.htm


5: Agenda Highlights: Williams & Fitzsimons

Agenda

Labour Party president Mike Williams says Don Brash used tax payers’ money to pay Australian political strategist Bryan Sinclair. Mr Sinclair has previously been linked to the Round Table and there had been allegations they were paying his fees.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00323.htm


6: Greet NZ makes a positive impact on training

Hospitality Standards Institute

A national training programme aimed at upskilling New Zealand's hospitality staff and improving their customer service techniques has far exceeded the expectations of its founders since it was launched into the workplace.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0610/S00423.htm


7: Fears PM Faces Pressures To Back Down On GM Labels

GE Free NZ

Fears PM Faces Pressures From US To Back Down On GM Labels The discussions over free trade in the US this week may well involve Prime Minister Helen Clark being pressured to back down on labelling and import of genetically engineered - GE foods.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0203/S00128.htm


8: Responding to Iran's Nuclear Ambitions: Next Steps

US State Department

R. Nicholas Burns, Under Secretary for Political Affairs Testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Washington, DC September 19, 2006
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00312.htm


9: Xtra Go Large With Maximum Speeds

Telecom New Zealand

Xtra has today unveiled its new broadband plans which include maximum downstream speeds across the board and an unlimited data option. All plans will feature maximum downstream speeds giving customers speeds as fast as their line will allow.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0609/S00049.htm


10: PHARMAC shuts door on 400 New Zealand women

Roche

The government’s drug funding agency PHARMAC has confirmed it will not be funding Herceptin® (trastuzumab) for women with HER2 positive early breast cancer, making New Zealand the first country in the developed world to say ‘no’ to funding the ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0610/S00058.htm


11: Asia:NZ September Media e-Newsletter

Asia New Zealand Foundation

•Asia coverage sporadic and problematic, says PM •Getting immigration balance right • South Asia media travel awards • Asia internships for AUT journalism students • Bird flu documentary makes ABU finals • Asia in Australian schools ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0609/S00287.htm


12: Agency Suspends Repatriation Convoys To Sudan

United Nations

The United Nations refugee agency today temporarily suspended return convoys from northern Uganda to southern Sudan following reports yesterday that unknown gunmen killed at least 38 civilians in a string of attacks in the same area.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00461.htm


13: Sports Streaming Now Available Live!

Vodafone

Sports fans will soon be able to stream their favourite sports events live, thanks to Vodafone’s new 3G live streaming technology which allows users to view the action as it happens, from anywhere.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0607/S00051.htm


14: Maori Garment Wins Westfield Style Pasifika Awards

Westfield Style Pasifika

An innovative and exciting representation of a traditional Maori woman’s costume combined with a traditional Maori moko and titled Te Moko is the winner of the Supreme Award for Westfield Style Pasifika Fashion Awards 2006.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0610/S00094.htm


15: 2006 National Bank Cup Results

Netball NZ

Round Six June 2 – 4 2006
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0606/S00039.htm


16: National Front Thwarted in Wellington

Wellington Activists

Forty Wellington Left activists organised a counter-demo to the National Front’s demonstration against China.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0406/S00065.htm


17: CMJ traffic bulletin: Tues 24 Oct until Thurs 26

Transit New Zealand

CMJ traffic bulletin: Tuesday 24 October until Thursday 26 October Transit New Zealand would like to advise motorists of proposed closures for work on the Central Motorway Junction upgrade over the next week.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0610/S00209.htm


18: Donahue: Conspiracy To Silence Francisco Ramírez?

narconews.com

The Narco New Bulletin has reported several times on Drummond Coal's activities in Colombia, including the recent article by Stephen Flanagan Jackson detailing the current Dutch lawsuit charging the company with money laundering and other wrongdoing. ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00309.htm


19: The Republican Leaderships Problem With Democracy

Stephen Crockett

The Republican Party leadership in the era of George W. Bush seems to be demonstrating a serious problem with the basic concepts of American Democracy. Our Founding Fathers started this nation on the path of greatness by establishing a growing citizen control ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0412/S00247.htm


20: Air New Zealand's First Airbus Touches Down

Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand's first Airbus A320 aircraft touched down on New Zealand soil at noon Sunday, heralding a new era of aviation history in this country.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0309/S00216.htm


21: Terrorism Doco Plays At Southern Cross 23 Oct

NZTruthgroup

Alex Jones' latest documentary Terrorstorm is another forceful piece of filmmaking that again breaks new boundaries and will pave the way for more of the same from other independent directors.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00240.htm


22: Hood: Support For Raising Drinking Age to 41

Lyndon Hood

The Law and Order select committee today reported to Parliament in favour of a bill to increase the legal age for purchasing alcohol to 41. In a survey of New Zealanders aged over 39 almost three quarters of respondents supported the change.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00321.htm


23: Agenda: Mike Williams & Jeanette Fitzsimons

Agenda

Presented by CAMERON BENNETT CAMERON: Well just who should pay for politicking in this country, that’s the question parliament will have to address over the next year as it undertakes a review of parliamentary services' spending on political activities. ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00322.htm


24: Eritrean-Ethiopian Border Zone Is Volatile

United Nations

The situation inside the buffer zone along the disputed border between Eritrea and Ethiopia has become volatile after Eritrea moved 1,500 troops and 14 tanks into the area, the United Nations peacekeeping mission to the two countries reported today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00463.htm

25: Cora Fraser: Is Mel Gibson Pro-Middle Eastern?

Genevieve Cora Fraser

For those who inhabit Tinseltown and its environs as Mel Gibson does, there’s one site that is as famous to locals as Hollywood and Vine is to tourists - the Temple of the Arts in Beverly Hills.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00248.htm


26: 50 years of clean energy for New Zealand

Contact Energy

21 October 2006 Roxburgh Dam – 50 years of clean energy for New Zealand For 50 years the Roxburgh Dam has provided New Zealand with large amounts of clean, renewable electricity and helped underpin New Zealand’s transformation into a modern, first-world ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0610/S00425.htm


27: Lancet Iraq Study Flawed: Death Toll Too High

Researchers at Oxford University and Royal Holloway, University of London have found serious flaws in the survey of Iraqi deaths published last week in the Lancet.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00436.htm


28: Explore S Pacific this summer with Fly/Cruise deal

P and O Cruises

New Zealanders will be able to enjoy the unspoilt treasures of the South Pacific and Queensland this summer with the release of P&O Cruises’ Fly/Cruise packages from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0607/S00197.htm


29: Audio: Jon Stephenson Reports On Cartoon Fallout

Scoop Audio

Pakistan - Scoop's Kevin List IV's correspondent, Jon Stephenson, on fallout in the Middle East after some western media, including Wellington's Dominion Post, published cartoon caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0602/S00058.htm


30: Sludge Report #84 – Shoot, Don’t Shoot

C.D. Sludge

In This Edition: Shoot, Don’t Shoot - A Reader Responds To Police Feedback
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0106/S00054.htm

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

Werewolf: Living With Rio’s Olympic Ruins

Mariana Cavalcanti Critics of the Olympic project can point a discernible pattern in the delivery of Olympics-related urban interventions: the belated but rushed inaugurations of faulty and/or unfinished infrastructures... More>>

Live Blog On Now: Open Source//Open Society Conference

The second annual Open Source Open Society Conference is a 2 day event taking place on 22-23 August 2016 at Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington… Scoop is hosting a live blog summarising the key points of this exciting conference. More>>

ALSO:

Buildup:

Gordon Campbell: On The Politicising Of The War On Drugs In Sport

It hasn’t been much fun at all to see how “war on drugs in sport” has become a proxy version of the Cold War, fixated on Russia. This weekend’s banning of the Russian long jumper Darya Klishina took that fixation to fresh extremes. More>>

ALSO:

Binoy Kampmark: Kevin Rudd’s Failed UN Secretary General Bid

Few sights are sadder in international diplomacy than seeing an aging figure desperate for honours. In a desperate effort to net them, he scurries around, cultivating, prodding, wishing to be noted. Finally, such an honour is netted, in all likelihood just to shut that overly keen individual up. More>>

Open Source / Open Society: The Scoop Foundation - An Open Model For NZ Media

Access to accurate, relevant and timely information is a crucial aspect of an open and transparent society. However, in our digital society information is in a state of flux with every aspect of its creation, delivery and consumption undergoing profound redefinition... More>>

Keeping Out The Vote: Gordon Campbell On The US Elections

I’ll focus here on just two ways that dis-enfranchisement is currently occurring in the US: (a) by the rigging of the boundary lines for voter districts and (b) by demanding elaborate photo IDs before people are allowed to cast their vote. More>>

Ramzy Baroud: Being Black Palestinian - Solidarity As A Welcome Pathology

It should come as no surprise that the loudest international solidarity that accompanied the continued spate of the killing of Black Americans comes from Palestine; that books have already been written and published by Palestinians about the plight of their Black brethren. In fact, that solidarity is mutual. More>>

ALSO:


Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Top Scoops
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news