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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 22 June 2008

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

1: Coldplay's Plagiarism Song

LawFuel

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 ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0806/S00195.htm


2: Afghanistan – A threat to Pakistan
Syed Atiq ul Hassan

The three major wars and the 60 years old dispute between Pakistan and India on Kashmir created a traditional rivalry between the two nations. Pakistanis also make India responsible helped the independent movement in East Pakistan which led to the creation ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00292.htm


3: Boating accident - Waikawa Bay, Picton
New Zealand Police

Police, Fire and Ambulance have responded to a boating collision in Waikawa Bay Picton. It was reported that a runabout had collided with a stationary ex naval boat. On arrival police located and rescued 5 people from the water. All are in a serious ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0806/S00212.htm


4: 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 ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0806/S00064.htm


5: Boutique winery with three vineyards, other extras
Harcourts

20 June 2008 – An award-winning boutique Hawke’s Bay winery, cellar door and vineyard for sale with two additional vineyards, a house and other optional extras available as part of the deal is expected to attract a wide range of offers when ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00373.htm


6: Israel: Canadian Citizen Sooden Assaulted Deported
International Solidarity Movement

Harmeet Sooden, travelling on his Canadian passport, was forcibly deported from Israel on June 18th after being held incommunicado for 4 days in Israeli detention. Harmeet was refused entry into Israel after being told by airport officials that he was a ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00474.htm


7: Te Piringa win Māori Performing Arts Competition
Kapa Haka Kura

Te Piringa from Manawatu/Horowhenua has won the overall aggregate title for the National Secondary School Māori Performing Arts Competition 2008.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0806/S00186.htm


8: International Politicians Lobby Shipping Company
Netspace

29 parliamentarians from UK, Norway and New Zealand this morning sent a letter to the shipping company Gearbulk, urging the company to stop their phosphate shipments from occupied Western Sahara.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00475.htm


9: The Inconvenient Truth: Al Gore Exposed
Ross Spencer

The world must embrace a "carbon-neutral lifestyle." So says Al Gore. To do otherwise, he says, will result in a cataclysmic catastrophe. "Humanity is sitting on a ticking time bomb," warns the website for his film, An Inconvenient Truth . "We have just ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00291.htm


10: McCain's Nuclear Policy Identical to Bush Admin's
Jason Leopold

GOP Presidential candidate John McCain’s ambitious plan to build 45 new nuclear reactors by 2030 as a means to combat global warming and add juice to the power grid is a policy ripped from the Bush administration’s failed National Energy Policy, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00294.htm


11: 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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0806/S00062.htm


12: Steve Fitzgeralds loss a blow - Candor Trust
Candor Trust

Steve Fitzgeralds loss a blow Candor Trust The Candor Trust convey condolences and sadness at the death of a top road safety professional Superintendant Steve Fitzgerald in tragic circumstances. New Zealand Road Police lost a champion when he was reassigned ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0806/S00217.htm


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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00284.htm


14: 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 ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00274.htm


15: Fresh Outbreak Of Polio Emerges In Nigeria
United Nations

An outbreak of polio has hit northern Nigeria again and started spreading into neighbouring countries, the United Nations health agency says, warning of a potential international outbreak on the scale of the one that struck 20 countries between 2003 and 2006.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00478.htm


16: FIrst Time in NZ: Timbaland Shock Value 2008 Tour
Touring Musicians

Timbaland is one of, if not the greatest producers of our time. He is the single biggest creative force currently active in popular music and has been responsible for making smash hits for some of the biggest artists in the world including Justin ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0806/S00202.htm


17: 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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00269.htm


18: 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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00263.htm


19: Kapa Haka affirms talent amongst rangatahi
New Zealand Government

Youth Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta is praising the hard work and effort of rangatahi taking part in this year’s Secondary Schools National Kapa Haka competition.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00335.htm


20: Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 20 June 2008
Scoop Daily Ratings

Yesterday's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00288.htm


21: www.mccully.co.nz - 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 ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00332.htm


22: Sex Selection Recommendation Not Welcomed
Asperger's Syndrome NZ

NEWS RELEASE Asperger's Syndrome NZ Please see attached PDF file for full News Release Sex Selection Recommendation Not Welcomed By People With Asperger’s Syndrome Commenting on the release of the Bioethics Council recommendation to Government to allow sex ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0806/S00061.htm


23: Uru Joins Pinnacle Athletes At Olympics
Pinnacle

Storm Uru’s dramatic qualification for the Olympic Games overnight brings to four the number of athletes from Hyundai’s Pinnacle mentor programme bound for Beijing.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0806/S00199.htm


24: Man Charged With GBH After Matauri Bay Incident
New Zealand Police

Kaikohe CIB have today charged a man with 'Wounding with intent to cause Grievous Bodily Harm' following an armed incident last night in Matauri Bay, northeast of Kaeo.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0806/S00216.htm


25: Wet Change On The Longest Night
MetService

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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0806/S00065.htm


26: 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
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0806/S00063.htm


27: 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 ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00339.htm


28: Story Removed
Prof. Francis A. Boyle

Error: Couldn't get title
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00293.htm


29: Meditation Is Attention, Not Concentration
Martin LeFevre - Meditations

An unhappy looking fellow exits his SUV as I approach on foot. Two dogs spill out, and he heads up the dirt path in front of me. Of course he turns off the trail at my favorite sitting spot by the stream, so I walk on to the alternate place.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00287.htm


30: 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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00271.htm

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