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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 10 June 2008

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

1: Vodafone And Apple Bring iPhone 3G To NZ July 11

Vodafone

Vodafone, the world's leading international mobile communications group, and Apple(R) today announced that the highly anticipated iPhone 3G will be available in Australia, Italy, New Zealand and Portugal on July 11, and in the Czech Republic, Egypt, Greece, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0806/S00025.htm


2: McCover-Up: Abramoff & the GOP Money Machine
Mark G. Levey

Senator John McCain has proved to be Jack Abramoff’s best friend. As Chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee from 2005-2007, McCain was instrumental in suppressing evidence of Jack Abramoff’s role in directing illegal foreign payoffs to ranking ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00097.htm


3: Expulsion of Shell from Ogoni, Nigeria Hailed
Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ

The expulsion of Shell Oil from Ogoni country in the Niger Delta by the Nigerian Government was hailed in Wellington today by the Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ as a wake up call to the big oil companies to clean up their environmental ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00100.htm


4: Part 1: McCain's Role in the WMD Cover up
Mark G. Levey

Who’s responsible for the “intelligence failure” that plunged the U.S. into the Iraq War? As much as anyone else, that distinction is shared by two Americans who discovered and nurtured Ahmad Chalabi and “Curveball”, and pushed their fortunes ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00095.htm


5: Undernews For June 9, 2008
Undernews

The RBCB (Reagan-Bush-Clinton-Bush) era is apparently finished, although with this crowd you can never be sure. It was a time when America lost power, respect, direction, jobs, integrity, its Constitution and an understanding of what democracy was all ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00126.htm


6: Irresponsible blogger should put up or shut up
Newmarket Business Association

The head of the Newmarket Business Association has shot down spurious suggestions made by blogger “Whaleoil” that members of the public should help themselves to “free parking” in one particular carparking building in Newmarket.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0806/S00083.htm


7: Peak oil strategy would help Kyoto response
The Maori Party

The massive 9% spike in crude oil, along with the falling New Zealand dollar, has led to renewed calls from the Māori Party for a cross-party Parliamentary Commission to look sensibly and collaboratively at addressing the challenge of Peak Oil.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00127.htm


8: Montana NZ Book Awards 2008 finalists booklet
Montana NZ Book Awards

Non-fiction Takes a Bow in This Year's Montana New Zealand Book Awards Finalist Line-up
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0806/S00087.htm


9: Robson-On-Politics: 10 June 2008
Progressive Party

John Key gets ready for the Hollow Men Volume 2; And Dr Brash comments on Volume 1 of the Hollow Men; Vietnam- time well overdue for an apology at home and in Vietnam; Greens have a conference- I think; Massey Academic Finds that Pacific Islanders are ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00093.htm


10: McCain’s 30-Years of Service to Saudi Bank Raiders
Mark G. Levey

From BCCI, to Milken’s Junk Bond Kings, to Jack Abramoff, Senator John McCain has long provided the clean All-American face to the dirty job of cleaning up after the looting of America.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00096.htm


11: Abortion law decision welcomed – Copeland
Gordon Copeland

Independent MP Gordon Copeland today welcomed the decision of the High Court, questioning the lawfulness of many abortions currently being authorised by consultants.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00128.htm


12: Test Day Babies Receive All Black Support
Adidas

All Blacks Greg Somerville and Leon MacDonald presented newborn, Baby Silvestri- Astrop with his very first adidas All Blacks jersey at the maternity wing of Waitemata Health’s North Shore Hospital, Auckland yesterday, as part of a campaign by All ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0806/S00092.htm


13: Exceltium Appoints New Senior Consultant
Exceltium

Auckland-based corporate and public affairs consultancy, Exceltium Ltd, has announced the appointment of a new senior consultant, Emilie Isaacs, who has joined the company from US government relations firm Williams & Associates, based in Phoenix, Arizona.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00158.htm


14: Free Security For Broadband Customers
Telecom New Zealand

Telecom Broadband customers are set to benefit from two new initiatives which will provide an enhanced and safer online experience.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00184.htm


15: SRB: W B Sutch - Prophet Without Honour
Scoop Review of Books

By Tim Bollinger for the Scoop Review of Books New Zealand writer, thinker and public servant Dr. William Ball Sutch (1907-1975) was an intellectual giant in a country characterised by a culture of anti-intellectualism. Sutch was one of the country’s ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00104.htm


16: US First Lady Visits Kiwi Base In Afghanistan
New Zealand Defence Force

The First Lady of the United States paid a visit to the New Zealand Provincial Reconstruction Team (NZPRT) in Bamyan Province, Afghanistan, yesterday.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00080.htm


17: Bolivia: Enron and separatism
Tortilla con Sal

The decision of the Transredes company (the Shell -Ashmore group that took over from Enron) to hand over the expansion of their Villamontes gas pipeline to the departmental prefecture of Tarija, bypassing central government, demonstrates yet once more how ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00122.htm


18: Worst deforestation figures in 50 years revealed
New Zealand National Party

The worst ever loss of 13,600 hectares of forest last year is a disaster for the environment and makes a mockery of Labour’s climate change commitments says National’s Climate Change spokesman, Nick Smith.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00135.htm


19: Uri Avnery: No, I Can't!
Uri Avnery

AFTER MONTHS of a tough and bitter race, a merciless struggle, Barack Obama has defeated his formidable opponent, Hillary Clinton. He has wrought a miracle: for the first time in history a black person has become a credible candidate for the ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00112.htm


20: Violence In Zimbabwe: "Bullets For Each Of You"
Human Rights Watch

The campaign of violence and repression in Zimbabwe, aimed at destroying opposition and ensuring that Mugabe is returned as president in runoff elections is claiming 1000s of victims as the government methodically targets MDC activists and supporters.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00154.htm


21: Public awareness campaign likely to start
New Zealand Government

TV advertising by the electricity industry is likely to start this weekend to further encourage homes and businesses to be prudent with their power use, Energy Minister David Parker announced today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00118.htm


22: Number of Internet Fraud Victims on the Rise
Angela Beswick

Failing to do basic background checks is resulting in more internet users falling victim to online fraud this year, costing them up to as much in value as a small car.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0806/S00026.htm


23: Apple Previews Mac OS X Snow Leopard to Developers
Apple

AUCKLAND - 10 June, 2008 - Apple today previewed Mac OS X Snow Leopard, which builds on the incredible success of OS X Leopard and is the next major version of the world’s most advanced operating system. Rather than focusing primarily on new features, Snow ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00175.htm


24: Safety Car And Hamilton Stop Ferrari
Ferrari

Four points was a meagre reward for Scuderia Ferrari in the Canadian Grand Prix at the weekend (8/6/2008), thanks to a great drive to fifth place for Felipe Massa.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0806/S00061.htm


25: Book Review - Palestine Inside Out
Jim Miles

This has been one of the most difficult books that I have ever read. It removed me from my academic detachment with which I read the majority of books and took me into emotions ranging from frustration, sadness, melancholy through to anger and belligerence. ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00134.htm


26: New FDA Rules Will Curb Drug Industry Profiteering
Martha Rosenberg

The "bully tactics" and "intimidation" of drug industry operatives could cause "thousands of additional cancer deaths," cries an angry doctor in a May 29 oped in the Wall Street Journal.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00108.htm


27: Somalia – U.S. Welcomes The Agreement In Djibouti
US State Department

"We welcome the commitment of both parties to take concrete steps to implement this agreement, including committing to a cessation of hostilities, and undertaking efforts to ensure unhindered humanitarian access to affected populations in Somalia."
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00161.htm


28: Announcement – MARAC Finance Limited
MARAC Finance

MARAC Finance Limited (MARAC) continues to perform well in current conditions and has provided the following update for the market.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00186.htm


29: NZ should keep its serious fraud office
Auckland University

New Zealand should not abolish its Serious Fraud Office, according to international corruption expert Indira Carr, Professor of Law at the University of Surrey.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00177.htm


30: Lyndon Hood's Pics of the Weeks: May 2008
Lyndon Hood

Scoop editorial images by Lyndon Hood, for stories from May 2008. For previous images see http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00197.htm - Pics of the Weeks: April 2008.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00106.htm

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