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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 9 May 2008


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

1: Lyndon Hood: Emitting Sector Excluded From ETS

Lyndon Hood

Emissions Trading: Frequently Asked Questions - Why do we have an Emissions Trading Scheme? If New Zealand wants to maintain its edge as a clean, green nation, we urgently need to pretend as hard as we can to take decisive action on climate change.

2: Fourth A380 Joins Singapore Airlines’ Fleet
Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines has taken delivery of its fourth A380, the world’s largest passenger plane, at the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse, France.

3: Global warming hysteria: the pendulum has swung
New Zealand Climate Science Coalition

It has become commonplace knowledge, and is unchallenged, that global average temperature has not increased since 1998. This corresponds to a 9-year period during which the level of atmospheric carbon dioxide, in contrast, did increase, and that by almost ...

4: Climate Change Policy is Becoming a Shambles
New Zealand Business Roundtable

This week the wheels fell off the government’s climate change juggernaut – yet again. No end is in sight to this sorry saga of grandiose plans foundering on practical realities.

5: Prime TV: The Great Global Warming Swindle
Employers And Manufacturers Association

Prime TV: Important Viewing For Everyone Who Cares about the Planets future and our Standard of living.

6: Bush Iraq Emails Not Recoverable
Matt Renner

A late-night court filing by the White House on Monday revealed that official administration emails about the run up to the invasion of Iraq and the initial occupation may never be recovered.

7: Burma Not Thankful For US Warships Offering Aid
Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- When Burma's biggest enemy the United States offered to send emergency cyclone relief, it probably sounded like North Korea wanting to send its warships and troops to New Orleans to rescue people in the aftermath of Katrina.

8: Contract Signed For Air Force’s New Training Helos
New Zealand Defence Force

The contract signing between the Government and AgustaWestland for the new Training and Light Utility Helicopters marks another step in the building of New Zealand’s military capability.

9: Bob Clarkson to step down at election
New Zealand National Party

National Party MP Bob Clarkson today announced he will not now be standing as a candidate for the Tauranga seat in the 2008 general election.

10: National shows its climate colours
Greenpeace New Zealand

Auckland May 9 2008 – The National Party is finally revealing its true colours on climate change and it's clear it's the party for big business polluters, says Greenpeace.

11: Undernews News For May 7, 2008

There's nothing in the middle of the road but a yellow stripe and a lot of dead armadillos. -- Jim Hightower

12: Greenpeace wrong – yet again
New Zealand Climate Science Coalition

Claims by the New Zealand arm of Greenpeace that five scientists have been misrepresented in being included in a list of 500 cited in a report on global warming, beg at least two questions and two observations, according to Terry Dunleavy, secretary of the ...

13: Burma Cyclone Nargis Deaths Could Exceed 100,000
VOA News

The senior U.S. diplomat in Burma said the death toll from the cyclone that hit the SE Asian country late last week could exceed 100,000. The United States is trying to press the Burmese government to admit more aid workers & supplies.

14: When do I become a Kiwi?
Victoria University of Wellington

Research examining how new migrants integrate into New Zealand society shows that becoming a Kiwi and retaining an ethnic identity are not mutually exclusive.

15: ETS crumbles as 'grand coalition' forms
Green Party

The 'grand coalition' of Labour and National is already forming over the Emissions Trading Scheme, as predicted by the Green Party earlier this week.

16: Secret talks on ETS complete nonsense
New Zealand National Party

A report in the National Business Review of secret talks between National and Labour on a deal over the Emissions Trading Scheme is complete nonsense, says National’s Climate Change spokesman, Nick Smith.

17: 25 Easy Steps Towards Sustainability
Ministry for the Environment

'The Ministry for the Environment has created a document in order to help New Zealand households get more sustainable and reduce their environmental footprint. Entitled ’25 Easy Steps Towards Sustainability’, the downloadable booklet will inform ...

18: $10,000 on offer for best plain English writing
Write Group

The top prize of $10,000 in this year’s WriteMark Plain English Awards will go to the organisation most committed to communicating in plain English.

19: Pedophile Suspect Arrest, Focus Of INTERPOL Appeal
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Within 48 hours of INTERPOL's global appeal to the public, the prime suspect, Wayne Nelson Corliss, 58, from Union City, New Jersey, who was photographed sexually abusing young children in Southeast Asia in images distributed on the Internet was identified.

20: Communications Line number 63 of 9 May 2008
John Bishop

Consultation over information ; Politics is entertainment; Hillary’s Dream; Cell phones are the new smoking; Green wrath; UK says NZ out, China in; What do customers want to know; A winning idea; Who said this; US newspapers down and up; Manglish; ...

21: Field To Stand Trial For Corruption
Scoop News

MP Taito Phillip Field is to stand trial in the High Court on 40 charges. At the conclusion of Field's depositions hearing District Court Judge Charles Blackie has referred 15 charges of bribery and corruption and 25 of attempting to pervert the ...

22: Global emissions to increase from New Zealand ETS
Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd

The world's greenhouse gas emissions could potentially increase along with the revenues of offshore dairy competitors, if New Zealand's proposed Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) is not changed.

23: CRMS responds to claims by Greenpeace
Owen McShane - Centre For Resource Mngmnt. Studies

In a media release yesterday (published on Scoop and presumably elsewhere) Greenpeace climate campaigner, Simon Boxer said, in an attempt to link Owen McShane to a posting by Dennis Avery on the Heartland Institute webpage:

24: Big pay increases for finance and accounting staff
Robert Half Finance

Many Auckland finance and accountancy professionals have had double-digit pay rises in the past year, but those in the middle are leading the way, with those at the top seeing little or no increase.

25: Greenpeace Response To Heartland PR – May 8 2008
Greenpeace New Zealand

It is perfectly understandable that the Heartland Institute is upset –it’s been revealed as completely misrepresenting esteemed scientists to make its case. But there is no need for it to take its embarrassment out on Greenpeace.

26: Now the Kiwis get involved in fish plundering too
Western Sahara Resource Watch

New Zealand, a country which already is a main ally to Morocco in buying the phosphates from the occupied Western Sahara, now also proves to be involved in the distribution of the territory’s fish resources.

27: U.S. Preparations For Relief Efforts For Burma
US State Department

"We hope politics do not come into play. We hope that with the size and scale of this crisis, that the focus is on the victims and the focus is on being able to allow access and allow our operational partners to be able to deliver life-saving assistance."

28: MP seeks Inquiry on oil prices
Gordon Copeland

Independent MP Gordon Copeland, the Kiwi Party spokesperson on Commerce, today revealed that he has written to Parliament's Commerce Select Committee seeking an Inquiry into the pricing of petrol and diesel in New Zealand.

29: National determined to win Tauranga
New Zealand National Party

National Party Leader John Key says National wants to win Tauranga at the next election and is moving swiftly to select a replacement candidate following Bob Clarkson’s decision to step down at the election.

30: Best and worst places to be a mum
Save The Children

To coincide with Mother's Day, Save the Children has published its ninth annual State of the World's Mothers report, comparing the best and worst countries in which to be a mother and child.

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