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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 6 July 2008

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1: Altenberg 16: An Exposé Of The Evolution Industry

Suzan Mazur

This book, The Altenberg 16: Will the Real Theory of Evolution Please Stand Up? exposes the rivalry in science today surrounding attempts to discover that elusive mechanism of evolution, as rethinking evolution is pushed to the political front burner in ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00053.htm


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http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SP0807/S00001.htm


3: About The G8 Summit In Japan From 7-9 July 2008
European Union

The G8 is an annual meeting for discussion and co-operation created by the world's major industrialised countries. The G8 is neither an institution nor an international organisation and has no legal basis. The G8 takes no binding decisions.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00162.htm


4: Family Party supports Asian anti-crime rally
The Family Party

5 July 08. Richard Lewis and Paul Adams joined around ten thousand concerned residents in a rally against crime held at Botany Downs, organised by the Asian anti-crime Group.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0807/S00081.htm


5: Phil Goff: Fair Trade and Free Trade
New Zealand Government

Fair Trade and Free Trade – Two Sides of the Same Coin Speech to Focal Conference, Carey Baptist College, 473 Great South Rd, Penrose
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00134.htm


6: It is time to change direction
The Kiwi Party

The Kiwi Party released part one of its Law and Order policy at the Party's Manawatu Regional Conference today. Speaking at the conference Party leader Larry Baldock said any Government's primary responsibility was to use its law making and law enforcing ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0807/S00080.htm


7: Hairdresser launches petition against bureaucracy
Registered Hairdressers' Association

A petition, calling on Parliament to reconsider the unnecessary bureaucracy and paperwork to be imposed on hairdressers, was launched at the Women’s Expo in Nelson today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0807/S00104.htm


8: Climate Performance: G8 Climate Scorecards 2008
WWF

Climate performance of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, United Kingdom and Unites States of America. Background information for China, Brazil, India, Mexico and South Africa. Climate change is a serious and urgent threat to global society.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00166.htm


9: Blair's Climate Plan: Easing The Way To A G8 Deal?
IRIN News

"Cutting emissions will cost money, but may not cost as much as is thought - perhaps less than the current oil-price spike, for instance. Developing countries have to be involved, but this is also where emission cuts are cheapest." - Think-Tank Researcher.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00165.htm


10: WWF: G8 Nations Lagging In Climate Change Race
WWF

None of the leading industrialized nations are currently on target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions enough to avoid the threshold level for unacceptable risk of catastrophic climate change, according to new research into national policies and performance.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00167.htm


11: Investigation Into The Shooting Of Steven Wallace
Commission Of Inquiry Into Police Conduct

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has confirmed it is continuing its investigation into the shooting of Steven Wallace in Waitara on 30 April 2000.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0807/S00083.htm


12: Hairdresser petition launched in Nelson
New Zealand National Party

“A day after truckies clogged our major centres, hairdressers look set to join the growing queue of Labour’s critics,” says National’s Associate Health spokeswoman Jo Goodhew.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00135.htm


13: Breaking Climate Deadlock For A Low-Carbon Future
The Climate Group

There is now virtually overwhelming evidence about climate change and its consequences; there remain uncertainties, but the risks of negative and irreversible consequences are clearly high. "Warming of the climate system is unequivocal."
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00164.htm


14: Higher drinking age a weak toll measure
Candor Trust

Higher drinking age a weak toll measure Calls by the Sensible Sentencing Trust to consider raising the drinking age, for theorised road safety gains require more attention to context. A study published by James Fell in the July issue of Accident ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0807/S00082.htm


15: SRB: Pacific Elder Statesman's Reading Material
Scoop Review of Books

SRB Picks of the Week 6 July 2008 I can't help myself from looking at people's books when I visit their houses. So last week when I went to interview Niue's former premier Young Vivian at his home in the village of Hapuku I found myself scanning the titles ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00052.htm


16: First Ever Linux Summit In Finland A Success
Linux

The Linux Summit 2003, arranged by SOT in co-operation with HP, Oracle and F-Secure was a declared a success for both organizers and attendees. The two-day conference, held in Dipoli, Finland on February 27-28, attracted close to 400 visitors from Finland's ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0304/S00041.htm


17: G8 Summit Leaders to Discuss Africa, Climate
VOA News

Leaders from the world's biggest industrial nations meet in Japan on Monday for the annual Group of Eight summit. U.S. President George Bush says he will use this year's G8 summit to press other leaders to honor previous commitments to help Africa.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00163.htm


18: DNDi To G8: Assist Neglected Tropical Diseases R&D
DNDi

G8 governments are urged to support both control programs and research & development (R&D) initiatives for neglected tropical diseases. New and better-adapted treatments and diagnostics are needed for chronically endemic tropical diseases.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00154.htm


19: G8: Canadian NGOs Petition For Food Crisis Action
Canadian Food Security Policy Group

Leaders of the world's powerful countries will gather at the G8 meeting in Japan to take action on the food crisis. A coalition of 18 Canadian NGOs are urging the G8 to implement some long-term initiatives needed to stem the tide of the food crisis.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00168.htm


20: Protecting Peru And Brazil's Uncontacted Tribes
Council on Hemispheric Affairs

Despite recent re-affirmations of their commitment to protection policies by both the Peruvian and Brazilian governments, experts insist that not enough is being done to safeguard these aboriginal groups. More proactive policies must be put into place.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00143.htm


21: New Zealand Previews High-Tech Life-Saver
St John

New Zealanders were amongst the first in the world to view the very latest in life-saving technology, when St John unveiled its new Cardiac Arrest Survival Programme at its Annual Convention in Auckland today (Friday).
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0208/S00039.htm


22: G8 Hokkaido: Non-Proliferation - Background, Goals
G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit

North Korea's nuclear & missile development is a serious threat to peace & security of Japan & the international community. Iran conducted uranium enrichment experiments & other nuclear activities for about 20 years without declaring them to the IAEA.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00148.htm


23: 10 years after the Biak Massacre
Australia West Papua Association

Sunday the 6 July marks 10 years since the Indonesian security forces massacred up to 150 people in Biak , West Papua. The victims, included women and children who had gathered for a peaceful rally. They were killed at the base of a water tower ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00155.htm


24: The Future of Fashion Education
Fashion Industry New Zealand

Industry and tertiary fashion experts will gather at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic next month for a thought provoking two-day fashion education conference organised by Fashion Industry New Zealand (FINZ).
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0807/S00047.htm


25: Billy Graham Remembers Jesse Helms (1921-2008)
Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

Former Sen Jesse Helms, who devoted 30 years in the Senate championing conservative causes, died Friday morning. He was 86. "It is fitting that such a patriot who fought for free markets and free people would die on Independence Day." — Billy Graham.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00146.htm


26: Politics of Illogicality: US Vs North Korea & Cuba
Council On Hemispheric Affairs

The Cuban Revolution awarded power to a charismatic leader who permeated every aspect of Cuban society during his 48-year rule. Fidel's resignation left Raúl with the inevitable yet difficult task of continuing a system based on fidelismo without Fidel.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00126.htm


27: Indigenous people are original environmentalists
UNESCO

Tangata whenua are ideally placed to lead local environmental projects because of the strength and integrity of traditional environmental values, says the Maori Party.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00133.htm


28: G8 Hokkaido: Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy PDF
G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit

As climate change and the rapidly expanding demand for energy become significant problems, there is a growing interest in nuclear energy, which is nonfossil fuel energy, does not emit CO2 in the process of combustion of energy for electricity.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00147.htm


29: French Children Donate Toys To Liberian Youngsters
United Nations

Toys contributed by hundreds of French children are being sent to Liberia in a United Nations-backed programme to be distributed to youngsters who were forced to flee their homes during the West African nation's brutal decade-long civil war.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00145.htm


30: Doubleclick & Macromedia Rich Media Product
Macromedia

Doubleclick and Macromedia launch new rich media product, DART Motif Solution allows advertisers and publishers to streamline rich media advertising process
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0307/S00068.htm

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