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Top Scoop Stories - 13 May 2008 News Summary

Today's Top Scoops - 13 May 2008

LEAD STORY:

World News: Yasmine Ryan Reports on More Nightmares For Beirut

NZ POLITICS:

Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 13 May 2008
Foreign Affairs: NZ Supports Allowing Pakistan Back Into Fold
Immigration: Mary Anne Thompson Up And Quits
Police: National Wants Cold Water Thrown Over Police-Public Relationships
Gordon Campbell: Terry Hicks - A Father's Story
In the Navy: Defence Force Patrols Stormy Geopolitical Waters
Political Ructions: National Finally Get Selwyn Candidate

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Employment: Professionals Trade Money For More Time Eating Jam
Architecture: Best And Worst Of Auckland
Breakfast Watch: Bacon Battle Brings Bacon Brilliance To Fore
Media: Yellow Pages Group Embraces Digital Media

WORLD:

Earthquake China: Sorrow, Pledges Of Help After Deadly China Quake
Global Food Crisis: Inaugural Meeting Of Food Crisis Task Force
More Talk: Lebanese Parties Must Resume Dialogue
Burma: British PM Demands Aid Access To Cyclone Victims

LIFESTYLE:

Learning: Tales From The Dyslexic Front Lines:
Art Galleries: The Return of Gallery Babes
Silent Discos: Groove to Your Own Tune


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LEAD STORY

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World News: Yasmine Ryan Reports on More Nightmares For Beirut - So Lebanon is to be once again sacrificed on the alter of fuzzy geostrategic objectives. There are of course local enablers - on both sides - acting under the influence of their foreign backers. Yasmine Ryan unravels the complexity of the latest crisis and explores contemporary Lebanon affairs... More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00161.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00122.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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QUESTIONS OF THE DAY:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00200.htm


Foreign Affairs: NZ Supports Allowing Pakistan Back Into Fold - New Zealand fully supports the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group's (CMAG) decision to readmit Pakistan as a full member while maintaining Fiji's suspension, Foreign Minister Winston Peters said today. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00196.htm


Immigration: Mary Anne Thompson Up And Quits - The resignation of the Deputy Secretary Workforce, Mary Anne Thompson, has been announced by the Chief Executive of the Department of Labour, Christopher Blake. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0805/S00187.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00202.htm


Police: National Wants Cold Water Thrown Over Police-Public Relationships - The new police Code of Conduct does not address the issue of officers' sexual relationships with members of the public, as recommended by the Bazley report, says National's Police spokesman, Chester Borrows. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00201.htm


Gordon Campbell: Terry Hicks - A Father's Story - The saga of David Hicks, Australia's most controversial figure in the war on terrorism, keeps on getting stranger. A few days ago, US Colonel Mo Davis, the former chief prosecutor at the US military commissions that handed down Hicks' sentence, stated that the commission's entire procedure had been tainted by political influence and prisoner abuse. More >> [1]

[1] - http://election08.scoop.co.nz/gordon-campbell-terry-hicks-a-fathers-story/


In the Navy: Defence Force Patrols Stormy Geopolitical Waters - HMNZS TE MANA has arrived in her area of operations in the Southern Arabian Gulf and will commence patrolling on Sunday. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0805/S00174.htm


Political Ructions: National Finally Get Selwyn Candidate - After a long legal battle to stop the selection process, Aylesbury Lawyer and farmer Amy Adams (36) has been selected as National's candidate for the Selwyn electorate. More >> [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0805/S00166.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Employment: Professionals Trade Money For More Time Eating Jam - Almost half of Auckland's finance and accounting professionals would consider trading off a lower salary for flexible working hours, according to the 2008 Robert Half Auckland Salary Guide. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0805/S00236.htm


Architecture: Best And Worst Of Auckland - One of Auckland's top tourist attractions and a green hotel block are the public picks for the best and worst buildings in Auckland. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0805/S00115.htm


Breakfast Watch: Bacon Battle Brings Bacon Brilliance To Fore - On May 23rd the inaugural Lesnies 100% New Zealand Bacon competition will compare 231 bacons from 109 different bacon makers to find the top cuts across four categories. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0805/S00232.htm


Media: Yellow Pages Group Embraces Digital Media - Yellow Pages Group has announced the creation of a new Digital Media business unit, to be headed by the company's current Marketing Director, Blair Glubb. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0805/S00230.htm


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WORLD

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Earthquake China: Sorrow, Pledges Of Help After Deadly China Quake - UN officials voiced their sorrow and sympathy for the victims of the earthquake that struck south-western China, killing thousands of people, and pledged the support of the UN in any humanitarian efforts following the disaster. More >> [1]

ALSO

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00156.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00157.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00158.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00159.htm


Global Food Crisis: Inaugural Meeting Of Food Crisis Task Force - Ban Ki-moon convened the inaugural meeting of a high-level task force of senior UN officials aimed at addressing the food crisis, noting that there was an urgent need to help the millions of people already suffering. Task force members today urged countries to not to take actions that would aggravate the current surge in food prices. More >> [1]

RELATED

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00154.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00155.htm


More Talk: Lebanese Parties Must Resume Dialogue - Deploring the violence that has engulfed Lebanon over the past week, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on all parties in the fractured country to resume dialogue as part of a process that should culminate in the election of a president. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00149.htm


Burma: British PM Demands Aid Access To Cyclone Victims - The Prime Minister has demanded that the Burmese authorities grant ''unfettered access'' to aid agencies trying to provide support to victims of cyclone Nargis. Mr Brown said that obstruction of aid by Burma's military rulers was ''completely unacceptable''. More >> [1]

ALSO

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00161.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00160.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00146.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00142.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00130.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00131.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Learning: Tales From The Dyslexic Front Lines: - New Zealand teachers will this week have the opportunity to have their say on dyslexia with a ground-breaking online survey being launched by the Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0805/S00039.htm


Art Galleries: The Return of Gallery Babes - Mums & Dads - keen for a healthy dose of art-intellectual entertainment? Bring the baby in the buggy and join the City Gallery for a family-friendly tour of our exhibitions. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0805/S00121.htm


Silent Discos: Groove to Your Own Tune - Dance like nobody's watching. Sing like no one can hear. Or in the case of a 42BELOW Silent Disco, dance like no one can hear you. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0805/S00123.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, 13 May 2008

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