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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 25 June 2008


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

1: Typhoon Fengshen Kills 97 In Iloilo, Philippines

Philippines News Agency

The death toll of Typhoon Frank (Fengshen) in Iloilo province was placed at 97 as of 10 a.m. Monday, local time. The number of missing persons was listed at 122. The number of famillies affected are 91,183 or 353,116 persons all over the province.

2: The NYT "Covers" the Susan Lindauer Hearing
Michael Collins

The New York Times disgraced itself and betrayed the citizens of the United States when it repeatedly headlined misleading stories by reporter Judith Miller that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction (WMD). The paper issued a meandering apology well ...

3: New Miss Tui crowned
Tui Awards

It's no secret that the Tui Brewery girls are in demand. Every man and his dog wants a piece of them but they are so darn busy pumping out that great amber liquid that they don't have enough time to get around everyone.

4: Counterfeit Passports For Sale
Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- U.S. and Thai security officials spent much of June probing Bangkok-linked international gangs, after police seized thousands of counterfeit and genuine American and foreign passports and pages, including passports smuggled ...

5: New UN Envoy For Kosovo Takes Up Job In Pristina
United Nations

Mr. Zannier succeeds Joachim Rücker as the Secretary-General's Special Representative and head of the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) at a time when Ban Ki-moon has proposed reconfiguring the Organization's presence.

6: What A National Government May Entail - Part Two
Kevin List

Unless we get a few choice email leaks from John Key’s office - yoo hoo, ready and waiting - we can only estimate what National’s policies will be in government by checking its public statements to date.

7: Questions And Answers – 24 June 2008
Office of the Clerk

1. Hon TARIANA TURIA (Co-Leader—Māori Party) to the Minister for ACC: What progress has been made in responding to the recommendation from the Government-appointed reviewer, David Goddard QC, that physiotherapists needed a 33 percent increase immediately ...

8: Myspace Continues Redesign Initiative

Leading Social Network Unveils New Splash Page, New Navigation, New Profile Customization, and New Search Functionality

9: Muhammad Idrees Ahmad: Fortress Britain
Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

"The public has to be more alert", warned one "international terrorism expert" in the Daily Mail late last year, because Scotland "is set to become another Israel within five years". "[A]nti-terror measures will soon become a common feature of ...

10: Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 25 June 08
Office of the Clerk

1. JOHN KEY to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her statement, in relation to the possibility of holding a referendum alongside the general election, that "Just in terms of sheer organisation I don't think that is possible."; if not, why not?

11: Hairdressers - the new public health menace?
New Zealand National Party

The National Party says Labour needs to explain why it thinks hairdressers are such a public health menace that it is planning to wrap several new layers of bureaucracy around them.

12: Pepper-sprayed protester seeking $50k's court day
Global Peace And Justice Auckland

Aucklander Simon Oosterman, who is seeking $50k in compensation for being pepper-sprayed at a GE-Free protest in 2005, is having his final day in the Rotorua District Court today, June 24 2008 at 2.15pm.

13: Indian Premier League Exclusive
Sky Television

It was billed as the biggest and best spectacle the cricket world has ever seen. Eight franchise teams stacked with international stars playing boundary-smashing Twenty20 in front of 60,000 feverish Indian fans in the stands, and millions more ...

14: The CNI Collective Inspires
New Zealand Government

“We should all be proud of what the iwi of the Central North Island have achieved with this settlement” Minister of Maori Affairs, Parekura Horomia said today.

15: National knocks its own idea on the head
New Zealand Government

Flip-flops are now becoming the trademark of the National Party says Minister of Health David Cunliffe. Friday’s admission from Tony Ryall at medical conference in Rotorua that it was scrapping plans that would have allowed GP fees to sky-rocket ...

16: Demographic Hole - NZ Short Of Business Leaders
Swann Group

New Zealand is facing a critical shortage of educated and experienced future business leaders, according to a report released today by management consultancy Swann Group Limited.

17: Skiers and snowboarders urged to get gear checked
NZ Snow Industries Federation

With most people's first day on the mountain this year looming, the New Zealand Snow Industries Federation is urging people to take advantage of free ski and snowboard equipment checks.

18: Conference step in understanding multicultural NZ
Kowiana Association of New Zealand

Kowiana Association of New Zealand, an organisation representing young Korean Kiwis and their friends, announces its first annual conference to discuss issues of multiculturalism to be held at the University of Auckland Business School, 18th – 19th of July.

19: Treaty deal major step forward for New Zealanders
New Zealand Government

The settlement achieved between the Crown and the Central North Island Iwi Collective is a major step forward for all New Zealanders, Treaty Negotiations Minister Michael Cullen said today.

20: Open Polytechnic led project wins silver
Open Polytechnic

A ground-breaking eLearning project led by The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand has won silver at the Learning Impact Awards hosted by the IMS Global Learning Consortium in the United States.

21: Wammo & Dr Claire Robinson On Political Polls
Scoop Audio

KiwiFM Audio: Wammo talks to Dr Claire Robinson - Political and Marketing Specialist from Massey University about Political Pollls. Do the polls accurately display the wider public mood? Is Labour about to be totally dumped by the public in favour of ...

22: Bravia TVs to feature built in Freeview
Sony Entertainment

Sony’s much awaited new range of BRAVIA TVs to feature built in Freeview HD™ tuners Making the leap from Standard Definition to High Definition is about to become a whole lot easier for television viewers!

23: Cambodia: Khmer Rouge Tribunal Needs More Funds
United Nations

The UN-backed tribunal trying Khmer Rouge leaders accused of mass killings and other crimes in Cambodia during the late 1970s, which is expected to soon hold its first trial, said today it needs more than $40 million in funds to continue its work.

24: Bush/McCain's gas price scam is an Enron re-run
Harvey Wasserman

The Bush/McCain gas price escalation is an Enron Re-Run. It is Chapter 2 of the scam Bush crony "Kenny Boy" Lay used in 1999-2001 to steal $100 billion from California ratepayers.

25: Freedom of Expression and Political Islam
Maryam Namazie

Freedom of expression matters. It is not a luxury, a western value and it’s certainly not up for sale (though obviously governments and the UN mistakenly think it to be so).

26: The Copenhagen Consensus and Global Warming
Jeff Bradley

The world is faced with many problems. Environmentalists want us to believe that global warming is top of the list. In fact, Al Gore in his highly publicized documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” even went so far as to warn humankind that “We have ...

27: Kiwi kids to receive 100,000 pedometers

In what is believed to be the largest physical activity programme ever attempted in New Zealand, this week will see 100,000 free pedometers delivered to Kiwi kids across the country.

28: J. Sri Raman: India's Obama Issues
J. Sri Raman

How does India look at Barack Obama? The question - as well as any answer to it - is crucially related to major foreign policy issues that the Democratic candidate for the US presidency will have to face as he continues his campaign, and even more ...

29: Disintegration in the Andes
Tortilla con Sal

There are no chance ocurrences in politics. By signing a "free trade" Treaty with the United States, accepting the installation of a US military base and pushing for the sale of community lands, Peru's Alan García confirms he is a tool of President ...

30: Newsletter takes cutting-edge science to the class

AgResearch has created a Science by Email newsletter to keep secondary school science teachers informed of the cutting-edge scientific advances made at New Zealand’s largest Crown Research Institute.

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