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Top Scoop Stories - 11 February 2008 News Summary

Today's Top Scoops - 11 February 2008

LEAD STORY:

Disaster Warning: Crime Tsunami About To Hit

NZ POLITICS:

Maori Seats: Fox Could Be Let Loose in Horomia's Ikaroa Rawhiti Coop
Scoop Satire: Sevens Costume Paper Dolls
Peace: Wellington Gears Up For Cluster Bomb Conference
Eagle Air Incident: Minister Reassures Jittery Somali Community

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Wine: NZ Increases Hangovers in UK
Employment: Don't Forget Old Dogs Employers Advised
Sheep News: Sheep Numbers Decrease

WORLD:

Africa: Damage, Displacement In West Kenya A 'Tragedy' - UN
Deadline: Ninety Five Journalists Killed Worldwide In 2007
Sins of the Fathers: Catholic Church Crisis Could Have Been Avoided
The Colour Of Money: U.S. Business Leaders Urged To Support 'Green' Economics
Civilizations: 'Islam Vs. West' A False Divide, Says Ban Ki-Moon
Smoke Alarm: Countries Not Taking All Necessary Measures To Prevent Smoking Deaths

COMMENT:

Scoop Link: Seymour M Hersh - A Strike In The Dark (What did Israel bomb in Syria?)
Scoop Link: Obama Defeats Clinton In Three-State Sweep
Uri Avnery: An End Foreseen
Ramzy Baroud: Media Language And War

LIFESTYLE:

Romance: Love Not All Chocolate Boxes Apparently
Tiring Sport: Richard Ussher wins Speight's Coast to Coast
Groovin': Polyn-Asian Space Cadet Returns To Ground Control


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LEAD STORY


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Disaster Warning: Crime Tsunami About To Hit - A crime tsunami will hit New Zealand within the next 10 years unless we take action and introduce a planned strategy to support prisoners' children, says Verna McFelin, advocate for children of prisoners and chief executive of PILLARS. "There is a major problem out there... That problem is the children of prisoners who are seven times more likely to commit a crime later in life than other children," Verna says. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0802/S00105.htm


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NZ POLITICS


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Maori Seats: Fox Could Be Let Loose in Horomia's Ikaroa Rawhiti Coop - Maori Party Ikaroa Rawhiti Electorate Committee delighted with the strong pool of contenders to contest a hot seat. The candidates to compete for the seat are: Keriana Tawhiwhirangi; Atareta Poananga; Derek Fox, Mereana Pitman and Glenis Philip-Barbara. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00116.htm


Scoop Satire: Sevens Costume Paper Dolls - Are you a Wellingtonian who misses the fun of the Sevens? Are you a Member of Parliament who wishes you could join in the Fun? Are you a Parent who wants to start your Child on politics early? More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0802/S00091.htm


Peace: Wellington Gears Up For Cluster Bomb Conference - Wellington is gearing up for an important international conference that will bring the world substantially closer to a new treaty on cluster munitions, Disarmament and Arms Control Minister Phil Goff said today. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00112.htm


Eagle Air Incident: Minister Reassures Jittery Somali Community - Ethnic Affairs Minister Chris Carter has spoken with Somali community leaders following the incident on the Eagle Air flight travelling from Blenheim to Christchurch today which involved a member of the Somali community. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00099.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0802/S00081.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0802/S00086.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0802/S00074.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0802/S00086.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0802/S00085.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0802/S00078.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0802/S00104.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00093.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0802/S00099.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH


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Wine: NZ Increases Hangovers in UK - New Zealand Winegrowers today announced record sales in the United Kingdom with New Zealand wine now exceeding 10 per cent of the £5 and-over-market for the first time. These record sales mean New Zealand wine is now selling one in every eight bottles in the United Kingdom's above £5 market. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0802/S00145.htm


Employment: Don't Forget Old Dogs Employers Advised - At a time when the skills shortage is squeezing the New Zealand economy, 2008 risks being the year of the revolving door if employers continue to focus on simply attracting new staff. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0802/S00142.htm


Sheep News: Sheep Numbers Decrease - The national number of sheep decreased to 38.6 million, Statistics New Zealand said today. Provisional figures from the 2007 Agricultural Production Census show that the number of sheep was 4 percent fewer than in 2006. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0802/S00134.htm


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WORLD


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Africa: Damage, Displacement In West Kenya A 'Tragedy' - UN - Traveling to western Kenya's Northern Rift Valley to survey the humanitarian toll taken by post-election violence, United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes today voiced concern over the plight of those forced to flee their homes. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0802/S00118.htm


Deadline: Ninety Five Journalists Killed Worldwide In 2007 - Ninety-five journalists and other media workers were killed world-wide because of their professional activities in 2007, with Iraq and other conflict zones accounting for more than two-thirds of the deaths. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0802/S00113.htm


Sins of the Fathers: Catholic Church Crisis Could Have Been Avoided - The Roman Catholic Church is facing an unnecessary crisis ''that could have been averted if the overriding priority in recent years had been the welfare of the church's children rather than the welfare of its priests and its assets.'' More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0802/S00114.htm


The Colour Of Money: U.S. Business Leaders Urged To Support 'Green' Economics - ''As businesspeople, you will appreciate the power of markets and innovation to change the world. In this, the UN is your partner,'' UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said in an address Thursday evening to the Economic Club of Chicago. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0802/S00104.htm


Civilizations: 'Islam Vs. West' A False Divide, Says Ban Ki-Moon - "People should really try to understand more the cultures and traditions of others," said Ban Ki-moon. "There is a perception that the West is on one side and the Muslim world is on the other. We must try to cut off this misperceived linkage." More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0802/S00108.htm


Smoke Alarm: Countries Not Taking All Necessary Measures To Prevent Smoking Deaths - Only 5 per cent of the world's population reside in countries fully protecting residents with any one of the crucial measures to reduce smoking rates. Virtually every country needs to do more,'' said Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0802/S00088.htm


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COMMENT


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Scoop Link: Seymour M Hersh - A Strike In The Dark (What did Israel bomb in Syria?) - Sometime after midnight on September 6, 2007, at least four low-flying Israeli Air Force fighters crossed into Syrian airspace and carried out a secret bombing mission on the banks of the Euphrates River. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0802/S00106.htm


Scoop Link: Obama Defeats Clinton In Three-State Sweep - Senator Barack Obama won powerful victories over Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton in Washington, Louisiana and Nebraska, giving him a Saturday sweep going into a month when the Democratic nominating contests are expected to favor him. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0802/S00101.htm


Uri Avnery: An End Foreseen - The real war against the occupation takes place in the minds of the occupied population. Therefore, the main task of the freedom fighter is not to fight against the occupation, as it may seem, but to win the hearts of his people. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0802/S00097.htm


Ramzy Baroud: Media Language And War - In the competitive world of media today, swift and conveniently selective reporting is of prime importance. However, mindlessly repeating official discourses may be easier and more profitable, but it will make no helpful contribution to the field of journalism, and to any possibility of truth and justice. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0802/S00096.htm


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LIFESTYLE


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Romance: Love Not All Chocolate Boxes Apparently - Chocolates not your thing? How about a load of bark for the garden, hiding some 'I love you' notes around the house, or setting aside a couple of hours at the weekend to do whatever your partner wants you to. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0802/S00108.htm


Tiring Sport: Richard Ussher wins Speight's Coast to Coast - Richard Ussher has taken out the top spot in the Speight's Coast to Coast 'Longest Day' one-day competition with a time of 11hr:03min:54sec. Ussher finished with a convincing lead over last year's winner, Gordon Walker. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0802/S00093.htm


Groovin': Polyn-Asian Space Cadet Returns To Ground Control - Accompanied by three Japanese musicians Koyu Suzuki, Taro and Mitsuru Ogata, the sound of Ben Kemp & Uminari fuses modern Japanese music and sweet harmonies with Kemp's lyrical Aotearoa born vibe and motifs. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0802/S00091.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, 11 February 2008

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