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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 17 June 2008

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

1: Lights out for the incandescent bulb

New Zealand Government

The traditional incandescent light bulb is on its way out, as part of a strategy for more energy efficient lighting announced today by Energy Minister David Parker and Government Spokesperson on Energy Efficiency and Conservation Jeanette Fitzsimons.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00228.htm


2: UK: Queens Birthday Honours List 2008
UK Government

Many honoured today have been involved in charitable or voluntary work, or extra-curricular activities linked to their professions. This is in keeping with the PM's intention that the significant majority of honours should go to local heroes.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00309.htm


3: Vodafone brings Web 2.0 to the mobile
Vodafone

Vodafone is taking the internet mobile with access to a raft of new Web 2.0 sites, including Trade Me, Bebo, Facebook, YouTube, Wikipedia and Google on Vodafone live!
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0806/S00053.htm


4: Production Start for FCX Clarity Fuel Cell Vehicle
Honda

And first customers are announced including film producer Ron Yerxa and actress Jamie Lee Curtis -- Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced that it has begun production of the new FCX Clarity fuel cell vehicle, with the first vehicle (U.S. specification) coming ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0806/S00050.htm


5: Vodafone launches $1 a day mobile broadband
Vodafone

Vodafone has blown apart the mobile data market with the launch of its new casual rate of $1 a day.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00284.htm


6: Neoliberal Immigration & Guestworker Programmes
Aziz Choudry

GATT Watchdog Academic Dr Aziz Choudry today delivered a speech to the International Migrant Alliance Founding Assembly titled: “Free Trade”, Neoliberal Immigration & The Globalization Of Guestworker Programs... focussing on Wages, Job Security, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00213.htm


7: The Adventures Of Tom Tagger
Lyndon Hood

I 'spose it all started that night with me an' Joe set down by the highway. We was kind of quiet for a while and then Joe asks me who I reckoned was gonna win the election, and I said that was a damnfool question to ask a body and if he wanted to know who ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00236.htm


8: Drug Foundation welcomes PM to alcohol debate
NZ Drug Foundation

The New Zealand Drug Foundation has welcomed the Prime Minister’s entry into the long running debate about the proliferation of liquor outlets in communities.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00196.htm


9: McClellan May Shed Light on Niger Forgeries
Jason Leopold

Former White House press secretary Scott McClellan’s testimony later this week before the House Judiciary Committee promises to reignite the debate over the “16 words” in President Bush’s 2003 State of the Union address that claimed Iraq ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00232.htm


10: Immigration: Anonymous letter raises red flag
New Zealand National Party

National Party Immigration spokesman Lockwood Smith says an anonymous letter from an immigration officer raises yet more corruption concerns within the troubled department.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00232.htm


11: Application For GM Horse Flu Vaccine
ERMA

The Environmental Risk Management Authority (ERMA New Zealand) has received an application from the equine industry to use a genetically modified (GM) vaccine, to protect New Zealand horses against the equine influenza virus.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0806/S00055.htm


12: Wowser PM Blames Murder Victims for Crimes
SOLO - Sense of Life Objectivists

SOLO-NZ Press Release: Wowser PM Blames Murder Victims for Crimes Committed by Labour Supporters
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00195.htm


13: Butt Out, Helen
ACT New Zealand

ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader and National Security Spokesman Heather Roy today instructed Prime Minister Helen Clark to butt out of law-abiding New Zealanders' lives and do something constructive for a change.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00234.htm


14: Questions For Oral Answer Tuesday, 17 June 2008
Office of the Clerk

1. JOHN KEY to the Prime Minister: What action, if any, has she asked for from her Ministers and officials in response to violent offending in South Auckland?
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00235.htm


15: The Biggest Election Story Not on Your TV
David Swanson

Congressman Henry Waxman, Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, together with his staff, produces incredibly valuable research and analysis, with infinite patience and futility.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00221.htm


16: A. Lima-De-Faria: Autoevolution, Atoms To Humans
Suzan Mazur

"For a long time the experimental studies carried out on elementary particles, chemical elements and minerals did not reveal that they had an evolution of their own. This picture has been drastically changed in recent years by the finding that the elementary ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00237.htm


17: Commission releases first report on broadband
Commerce Commission

The first quarterly report on New Zealand broadband performance has been released by the Commerce Commission. Commissioned from broadband measurement consultancy Epitiro and ICT analyst firm IDC, the report examines the relative performance of New Zealand's ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00281.htm


18: Undernews For June 16, 2008
Undernews

From the beginning, I have been one of those rare Americans who thought that if Barack Obama had gone to a Muslim school, it was probably a good thing. Unlike much of the country and almost all of the conventional media, I don't think being a Muslim is ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00247.htm


19: PM's Post Cabinet Presser - Monday, 16 June 2008
Scoop Video

Video on Demand: The Prime Minister was later than normal for her regular post-cabinet press conference due to some pesky fog at Wellington Airport. When she did finally arrive the bulk of the conference dealt with what in the Prime Minister's opinion ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00226.htm


20: Certificate in Professional Program Development
University of Otago

The Grant Institute: Certificate in Professional Program Development and Grant Communication will be held at the University of Otago - Auckland Centre, July 28 - August 1, 2008. Interested development professionals, researchers, faculty, and graduate students ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00297.htm


21: Emissions trading bill out of touch with reality
Business New Zealand

Contrary to media reports, the emissions trading bill has not been significantly changed during the select committee stage.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00287.htm


22: International Standards key to Digital Literacy
Computing NZ

“The current review of New Zealand’s Digital Strategy is the perfect time to align the digital literacy of New Zealand to international standards and begin to address our shocking workplace productivity stats” Rebecca Boyce, General Manager ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0806/S00054.htm


23: Robson-on-Politics - 17 June 2008
Progressive Party

I have decided in this issue of ROPS to discuss the issue of class and private ownership of resources. This is the factor that is ignored by political parties and commentators with the wailing and gnashing of teeth that is going on with the deepening economic ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00203.htm


24: Wallace+Manning On Manurewa: Is There A Solution?
Scoop Audio

KiwiFM: Wallace Chapman & Selwyn Manning talk about the killing of liquor store-keeper Navtej Singh; police response times, poor historical representation in the ward, and how to find solutions to the problems we now all see in Manurewa.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00222.htm


25: Mike Pero Mortgages Busts NZ'sDebt Stress
Mike Pero

Media Release for immediate use: Tuesday 17 June 2008 Mike Pero Mortgages Busts New Zealand’s Debt Stress Mike Pero Mortgages, New Zealand’s largest and most trusted mortgage broking company, is currently expanding the services available to ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00301.htm


26: New Landmark for Auckland
Media Statement

Options for a landmark gateway into Auckland City were unveiled today for the Orakei Point area on the City fringe.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00280.htm


27: Emissions trading bill "gentle and generous"
Business Council for Sustainable Development

Recommended changes to the emissions trading bill as reported back will protect New Zealand industry from any unfair offshore competition and probably push assistance to major emitters to the limit of public acceptance.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00282.htm


28: Wellington's Swedish Community Celebrates 'Lucia'
Karim Sahai

Wellington, June 15, 2008. Members of the Swedish community celebrate 'Lucia' - one of Sweden's most popular events - at the Johnsonville Community Hall. A group of young women wearing white robes and holding candles form a procession marking the ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00212.htm


29: Impeachment alone does not solve the problem!
Zahir Ebrahim

Let the people not forget, amidst all this hoopla and excitement over the 35 Articles of Impeachment against George W. Bush, the two-term 43rd President of the mighty superpower United States of America, that:
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00218.htm


30: Efficient Lighting Strategy Launch Address
Lighting Council New Zealand

Lighting Council New Zealand is a business association comprising a substantial proportion of the companies that make up the New Zealand lighting industry. All the major international brands are represented within the membership, together with many New Zealand based ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00299.htm

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