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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 20 June 2008


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

1: 911 Prediction Revealed at Lindauer Hearing in NYC

Michael Collins

(June 17, NYC). A surprise development occurred at today's hearing in the case of Susan Lindauer versus the United States. A long time associate of the accused, assistant professor of computer science at Toronto's York University, Parke Godfrey, Ph.D., ...

2: Senior Police Commander Killed In Road Crash
New Zealand Police

Superintendent Steve Fitzgerald, the National Commander of the Police Communications Centres, was tragically killed in Petone road crash tonight while cycling home from work.

3: Coldplay's Plagiarism Song

Coldplay were on a roll - a new album going to No 1, 300,000 sales in three days, concert sellouts and now this! A damn plagiarism claim from a band called Creaky Boards. Who ever heard of Creaky Boards anyway? They issued the standard categorical ...

4: Dismay at Steve Fitzgerald’s death
New Zealand National Party

The National Party’s law and order spokesmen are dismayed at the death of long-serving top policeman Superintendant Steve Fitzgerald in a traffic accident in Lower Hutt last night.

5: Mixed Messages from Time Warner Cable
The Diffusion Group

Time Warner Cable has recently announced two moves which could have a dramatic effect on the nascent world of broadband video. The first, announced at the beginning of this month, involves trialling metered Internet usage in Beaumont, Texas.[1] The ...

6: Doctors Slow To Recognise Gluten Harm
Dr Rodney Ford

Leading New Zealand Paediatrician And Allergist Challenges Medical Stalwarts With Revolutionary Gluten Thinking - To Speak At Auckland Gluten Free Food And Allergy Show 5 – 6 July 2008

7: Malaghan Institute welcomes cancer breakthrough
Malaghan Institute

The Malaghan Institute in Wellington has welcomed the breakthrough treatment of a patient with advanced skin cancer, using the patient’s own immune system cells.

8: National promises sinking lid education funding
New Zealand Government

Parents, schools and teachers will be aghast that after a week criticising the government for not investing enough in education, National finally revealed today it would introduce a sinking lid funding policy, says Education Minister Chris Carter.

9: Steve Fitzgerald - One Of The Genuine Good Guys
Police Association

"Police in virtually every area of operation, especially in the Road Policing and Communications areas, are in shock over the death of one of the Police Administration's good guys,"said President of the New Zealand Police Association, Greg O'Connor.

10: Chomsky, Hayden, Wilson - at work for Negroponte?
Toni Solo

On June 16th the Nicaraguan centre-right newspaper El Nuevo Diario published a letter (1) from various well known people calling for the Nicaraguan coalition government, led by the Sandinista FSLN, not to shut down political freedom and to hold a national ...

11: Questions And Answers – Thursday, 19 June 2008
Office of the Clerk

1. GERRY BROWNLEE (National—Ilam) to the Minister of Corrections: Does he stand by the statement from his department yesterday that it accepts the findings from the coroner’s inquest into the murder of Karl Kuchenbecker at the hands of Graeme ...

12: Priest Feast 2008
Dainty Consolidated Entertainment

The original lineup of Judas Priest head to New Zealand for the first time ever for the Priest Feast 2008 tour.

13: 95bFM: Mikey & Bomber Reveal Secret Doc Contents
Scoop Audio

95bFM Audio : Martyn "Bomber" Bradbury talks exclusively to Mikey about the Corrections documents apparently left on a bench in Auckland, and he blows the lid on their contents.

14: Wet Change On The Longest Night

MetService forecasters expect the beginning of the next weather trough to reach New Zealand overnight Saturday, which just happens to be the longest night of the year.

15: Pure Power establishes Brains Trust
Pure Power

Renewable energy company, Pure Power, today announced that it is increasing its research and development activities into lignocellulosics by setting up a “Brains Trust” to capitalise on its significant expertise in this field.

16: Hunting out a good design solution
Massey University

Emerging from the bush with a heavy trophy on his shoulders used to mean hours of uncomfortable toil for Iain Tolladay. The 23-year-old industrial design graduate has combined his training with his passion for hunting to invent a backpack capable ...

17: NZ Horse industry must oppose GE vaccine
GE Free NZ

The New Zealand horse industry faces devastation of its reputation as well as real risks to animal health from plans to allow a GE vaccine.

18: - 20 June 2008
New Zealand National Party

The proceedings of last weekend's trans-Tasman Leadership Forum in Wellington were not open to the media and may not be reported. But what can be reported is the chilling comparison of per capita incomes presented to the Forum by NZ Institute Director ...

19: Harmeet Sooden Deported From Israel - ISM
International Solidarity Movement

Harmeet Sooden was forcibly deported from Israel on the 18th of June at 1 am, after four days in jail. Sooden was told he was being deported because he was a "threat to the security of the State of Israel". Sooden, along with three others, was held ...

20: LTNZ mourns the loss of Steve Fitzgerald
Land Transport New Zealand

Land Transport New Zealand is shocked and saddened by the tragic death of our friend and colleague Police Superintendent Steve Fitzgerald. Steve's tremendous leadership, drive and enthusiasm as head of road policing from 2000 to 2005 played a significant ...

21: SRB: Speaking Truth to the Beneficiaries of Empire
Scoop Review of Books

The phrase, "Speaking Truth to Power", popular among progressives, irritates me. It's as if those using it think the powerful are simply ignorant of the facts and if only a few brave souls were prepared to tell them the error of their ways ...

22: Medihoney eradicates MRSA in chronic venous ulcers
Comvita New Zealand

Clinical trial shows Comvita Medihoney™ eradicates MRSA from chronic venous ulcers Medihoney™antibacterial Leptospermum (Manuka) honey eradicates MRSA from 70% of chronic venous ulcers and stimulates healing in chronic wounds

23: Fatalities show need for better infrastructure
Cycling Advocates Network

After two cyclists were killed today, the national organisation for everyday cyclists is calling for urgent improvements in roading design and motorist behaviour.

24: Tribute to Anne Bray
New Zealand Government

"To Anne’s daughter Pip, her son Michael, and her 5 grandchildren of whom she was so proud, and also to Anne’s sister Rosemary and her friends, colleagues and students– let me say how sorry I was to hear of Anne’s death. She will be ...

25: NZ wants to see Fiji meet its Forum commitments
New Zealand Government

Winston Peters, New Zealand’s Foreign Minister and member of the Forum Ministerial Contact Group on Fiji, explains why New Zealand wants to see Fiji meet its commitments to the Pacific Forum to restore democratic and constitutional government.

26: Tui Reserves Increased Again
NZ Oil And Gas

The initial proved and probable (2P) reserves for the Tui Area Oil Fields have been further increased from 47 million to 50.1 million barrels, following a detailed field reassessment by the Operator.

27: Breaking News Audio: Israel Deports Harmeet Sooden
Scoop Audio

Audio Report: Selwyn Manning Reports that Harmeet Sooden, a New Zealand based peace activist, was deported from Israel after officials considered him a threat to the State of Israel. Authorities held him in prison for four days then deported Mr Sooden ...

28: Next gen broadband piloted over open fibre network
Joint Media Statement

The next generation of broadband delivering content-rich services to New Zealand households over an open access fibre network is being piloted in a new housing development in Orewa, north of Auckland.

29: Tragedies call for action on cycle safety
Green Party

The death of police superintendant Steve Fitzgerald is a tragedy that should never have happened, Green Party Co-Leader Russel Norman says. Mr Fitzgerald, who was one of the countries’ top advocates for road safety, was tragically killed yesterday ...

30: AG v X and Refugee Status Appeals Authority
NZ Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has allowed this appeal by the Attorney-General over the scope of the confidentiality which section 129T of the Immigration Act 1987 confers on information provided by applicants for refugee status.

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