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Top Scoop Stories - 13 November 2007 News Summary


Today's Top Scoops - November 13, 2007

LEAD STORY:

Scoop Video: PM On Raid Fallout, Electoral Finance

NZ POLITICS:

Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007
Timor Massacre 1975: Should Indonesians Be Charged With War Crimes For Killing Journos?
Fisheries: Maori Attempt To Harpoon Anderton's Amendment
Phil Goff: On The Death Of His Nephew in Afghanistan
Civil Defence: Fake Volcano Set To Erupt In Auckland
Politics: Where Is the Money For Tax Cuts Coming From Asks Anderton?
"Terror" Evidence Leaked: Minto And Meurant Talk With John Campbell

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Export Deal: Sealegs Receives Initial Malaysian Government Order
Finance: Intention To Offer Up To $75 Million Secured Bonds
Aviation: Emirates Invests Over US$600 Million In Inflight Product
Online Business: Internet Economy Going From Strength To Strength
Dairy: Farmers Face Threat From Fonterra Listing

WORLD:

News From Britain: British PM Outlines UK Foreign Policy Priorities
Health Issues: UN Approves US$1.1 Billion To Fight Major Diseases
United Nations: Redoubed Efforts Needed To Resolve Burma Crisis
The Muslim World: Jailed Blogger Tortured After Uncovering Case Of Corruption Inside Prison

COMMENT:

Stephen Zunes: The United States, Bolivia, and Dependency
Bill Berkowitz: Philip Anschutz: Transforming the culture one Hollywood blockbuster at a time
Dr. Ravindra Kumar:Mahatma Gandhi - His Life and Mission
Barbara Sumner Burstyn: Vivisection For Hire
Prof. Francis Boyle: Bush Threat of World War III

LIFESTYLE:

Punk: Britain's Meanest Export Gives Boring Little ****'s In NZ a Treat
Photography: Guggenheim artist to show in new Wellington gallery, Suite
Live Music: Icelandic Singer/Songwriter Plays Hometown Gig In...ChCh
Triathlon New Zealand: Defending Champion Away To Winning Start


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LEAD STORY

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Scoop Video: PM On Raid Fallout, Electoral Finance - The cabinet readout was followed by numerous questions about the so-called "Terror" operation of the New Zealand police that ended last week with an announcement from the Solicitor General that leave would not be given for "terror" charges to proceed against the 12 accused. Also discussed was the Electoral Reform Bill. More >> [1]

ELECTION BILL:


TERROR RAIDS:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00211.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00235.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00213.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00215.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00218.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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QUESTIONS OF THE DAY:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00239.htm


Timor Massacre 1975: Should Indonesians Be Charged With War Crimes For Killing Journos? - On November 16 in Sydney the NSW Coroner, Dorelle Pinch, is to release her judgment in the inquest into the deaths of the five Australian based journalists at Balibo in East Timor in 1975. One of the five was a New Zealander. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00217.htm


Fisheries: Maori Attempt To Harpoon Anderton's Amendment - Iwi organisations representing more than half of the Maori population of Aotearoa / New Zealand are backing calls for Parliament to reject Hon Jim Anderton's power-grabbing attempts to amend Section 10 of the Fisheries Act 1993. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00209.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00233.htm


Phil Goff: On The Death Of His Nephew in Afghanistan - " I was advised that my nephew, Lieutenant Matthew Ferrara, serving with the United States Army, had been killed in action in East Afghanistan. Matt is my sister Linda's son, born in the United States with dual New Zealand-United States citizenship. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00230.htm


Civil Defence: Fake Volcano Set To Erupt In Auckland - What will become New Zealand's biggest national civil defence emergency management (CDEM) exercise, officially begins on Tuesday 13 November 2007. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0711/S00103.htm


Politics: Where Is the Money For Tax Cuts Coming From Asks Anderton? - Progressive leader Jim Anderton says public expectations for social spending and tax cuts are unrealistically high. Just to take one example. In the past 24 hours, the National Party alone has demanded more spending on fighting cancer said Mr Anderton. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00224.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00226.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00185.htm


"Terror" Evidence Leaked: Minto And Meurant Talk With John Campbell - Campbell Live has obtained the evidence collected by police which was given to the Solicitor General in an effort to charge people under the Terrorism Suppression Act. More >> [1]

See also...

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/3116.html
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00222.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00177.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Export Deal: Sealegs Receives Initial Malaysian Government Order - Sealegs International Ltd today announced that it has received its first direct order from the Malaysian Government for one of its 6.1m amphibious marine craft. The order has been placed by the Fire & Rescue Department of the Federal Malaysian Government for evaluation and testing prior to a parliamentary funding request. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00235.htm


Finance: Intention To Offer Up To $75 Million Secured Bonds - The Board of South Canterbury Finance Limited announced today that it is considering making an offer of up to $75 million of first ranking, five year, fixed rate secured bonds with up to $25 million of Secured Bonds available by way of oversubscriptions. Forsyth Barr Limited has been appointed Lead Manager and Organising Participant to the proposed Offer. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00231.htm


Aviation: Emirates Invests Over US$600 Million In Inflight Product - Close on the heels of placing the airline world's largest-ever order - 93 firm and 50 optional aircraft at an investment of US$ 35 billion - Emirates Airline is investing another US$ 600-plus million in inflight products and services, reinforcing its dedication to providing 'best in air' travel experiences. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00233.htm


Online Business: Internet Economy Going From Strength To Strength - Solid new business models, backed by spectacular growth in online advertising, are quickly laying the foundations of the new internet economy, a new study has found. Coined Web 2.0, reflecting the expanded capabilities of the internet, the new digital technologies are altering and enhancing the online experience. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0711/S00038.htm


Dairy: Farmers Face Threat From Fonterra Listing - New Zealand First has warned Fonterra that it will vigorously oppose any move to list any part of the dairy giant on the stock exchange as it will open the door to foreign control of one of our largest and most successful companies. Economic development spokesman Doug Woolerton said that listing Fonterra would be the worst possible option for dairy farmers who are making huge... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00240.htm


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WORLD

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News From Britain: British PM Outlines UK Foreign Policy Priorities - Gordon Brown has spoken at length on Britain's foreign policy priorities in his first address as PM at the Lord Mayor's Banquet. Mr Brown took the opportunity of his appearance at the traditional annual event to stress the importance of the UK's relationship with the US and to call for Iran to resolve its differences with the international community on the issue of nuclear development. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00467.htm


Health Issues: UN Approves US$1.1 Billion To Fight Major Diseases - The United Nations-backed Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria today approved $1.1 billion of new grants to be handed out over the next two years and agreed to allocate another $130 million to five projects it had already started supporting. This is the first time since the Fund was established in 2002 that it has passed $1 billion mark in approving new grants. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00436.htm


United Nations: Redoubed Efforts Needed To Resolve Burma Crisis - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today encouraged the Myanmar authorities and all relevant parties to redouble their efforts towards achieving national reconciliation, democracy and full respect for human rights. "The Secretary-General reiterates that the return to the status quo that existed before the crisis is not sustainable," his spokesperson said following Mr. Ban's meeting with his Special Adviser, Ibrahim Gambari. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00433.htm


The Muslim World: Jailed Blogger Tortured After Uncovering Case Of Corruption Inside Prison - Karim Amer, an Egyptian blogger sentenced to prison for four years for "vilifying religions" and "defaming" the president, was tortured on the order and under the supervision of an investigation officer in Borg Alarab prison. Karim was also ordered into a solitary cell, where he was assaulted again and had one of his teeth broken. This incident came on the day marking one year since Karim was sent to jail. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00462.htm


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COMMENT

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Stephen Zunes: The United States, Bolivia, and Dependency - Much to the chagrin of the Bush administration, Bolivian president Evo Morales has been going to great lengths to separate his country from its economic dependence on the United States. His efforts to strengthen the Andean Community of Nations and the recent signing of a "People's Trade Treaty" with Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Cuba indicate the desire of... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00220.htm


Bill Berkowitz: Philip Anschutz: Transforming the culture one Hollywood blockbuster at a time - He's a Denver, Colorado-based billionaire whose net worth was recently tabbed by Forbes magazine at $7.6 billion; his corporate holdings include the nation's largest movie theater chain, Regal Entertainment, some of the world's most prominent sports and entertainment venues, and a stack of professional sports teams including the National Hockey League's Los Angeles Kings and several soccer teams including the Los Angeles Galaxy...More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00224.htm


Dr. Ravindra Kumar:Mahatma Gandhi - His Life and Mission - Mahatma Gandhi's role and contribution to India's Freedom Movement is noteworthy, extraordinary and exemplary. Those who are familiar with the events of the National Liberation Movement of India know how Gandhi awakened the masses through the strength of Ahimsa [non-violence]... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00217.htm


Barbara Sumner Burstyn: Vivisection For Hire - Margaret Harkema is well groomed, her well appointed home is set in expansive grounds. She owns her own business and her daughter attends a private school and competes in an equestrian team. In short Ms. Harkema is an upwardly mobile, financially secure businesswoman, wife and mother. She is also a vivisectionist... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00222.htm


Prof. Francis Boyle: Bush Threat of World War III - During the course of an October 17, 2007 press conference, President Bush Jr. terrorized the entire world with the threat of World War III if he could not work his illegal will upon Iran . Then Russian President Vladimir Putin responded in kind by likewise terrorizing the entire world with the... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00200.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Punk: Britain's Meanest Export Gives Boring Little ****'s In NZ a Treat - All the way from Tunbridge Wells in the UK to NZ, the nastiest band to come out of the British punk scene returns for a second time and for two shows only. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0711/S00168.htm


Photography: Guggenheim artist to show in new Wellington gallery, Suite - Desiree Dolron's photography is collected by the Guggenheim in New York. From 9 November her acclaimed series te di todos mis suenos will be shown at Suite in Newtown. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0711/S00153.htm


Live Music: Icelandic Singer/Songwriter Plays Hometown Gig In...ChCh - Icelandic singer/songwriter HERA has been living in New Zealand on and off for about 10 years now whilst cultivating a very successful career in her native homeland on the opposite side of the world...More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0711/S00154.htm


Triathlon New Zealand: Defending Champion Away To Winning Start - Stunning conditions greeted competitors in the first of the 7 race Tri NZ my sport series in Rotorua today. Blue Lake warmed up to a sprightly 18 degrees and the sun shone brightly on the 300 competitors... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0711/S00152.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, November 13, 2007

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