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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 7 July 2008


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

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 ...

2: - smartest political fun in the galaxy

The most trusted no names in political news - the un-named creators of 2005's - return to web this week with an expanded roster and with

3: Will the Real Theory of Evolution Please Stand Up?
Suzan Mazur

IT’S PRIVATE. That is now the word from organizers as to whether or not the public can listen-in to the conversation of 16 scientists meeting to remix the theory of evolution at Altenberg, Austria in July.

4: Pacific News: Niue Prepares for Influx of Visitors
Jeremy Rose

With up to 500 visitors expected to descend on Niue for next month's Pacific Islands Forum, the country's health professionals are bracing themselves once again for the possible negative impacts of outside visitors.

5: Full Coverage: G8 Summit, Hokkaido, 7-9 July, 2008
Scoop Full Coverage

The G8 Leaders Summit is an annual meeting of the world's major industrialised countries: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, UK and the United States. The European President is also a full G8 Member, representing the EU at the summit.

6: New Head For Food Standards Australia New Zealand
Australian Government

A former Commonwealth Ombudsman, Philippa Smith AM, has been appointed as Chair of the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) board. The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Health and Ageing, Senator Jan McLucas, said today Ms Smith would ...

7: The Vitamin D Dilemma
New Zealand Dermatological Society

Recent publicity surrounding the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in New Zealand may be sending a confusing message and actually encouraging Kiwis to put themselves at unnecessary risk – say skin cancer experts.

8: Niue: An Advertising Free Country
Jeremy Rose

Jeremy Rose reports that Niue is quite possibly the closest thing to an advertising free country on Earth. The small Pacific nation's one television and one radio station are both ad free and advertising billboards are conspicuous by their absence.

9: Bradford challenges Key to come clean on NGOs
Green Party

Green Party MP Sue Bradford is alarmed at indications the National Party has plans that could silence local NGOs on social issues. Ms Bradford says there are strong indications the National Party intends using Mission Australia, a large corporate ...

10: 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.

11: Goff condemns Triad, vigilante suggestions
New Zealand Government

Correction Minister and acting Minister of Police and Justice Phil Goff says that suggestions of employing Triad enforcers and armed vigilante groups are extreme, counterproductive and unacceptable.

12: KiwiFM: Wammo & Helen Clark's Political Update
Scoop Audio

KiwiFM Audio: Wammo & Helen Clark's Political Update. This week: Weather's a shocker! Cross country skiing; Nats' right-to-fire policy; ACC privatisation; impressions on recent Nation leaders; push polling; is Labour vindictive?

13: Response To Asian Anti-Crime Protest
Michael Williams Manukau City Councillor

It is easy to dismiss the Asian Anti-Crime Group organised protest in Botany as politically incorrect because of calls to arm volunteer patrols, "use triads" and the like.

14: Mauritius/Saudi/Iran/China Sites In World Heritage
United Nations

A former slave hideout in Mauritius, an archeological site in Saudi Arabia, earthen houses in China and monasteries in Iran have been inscribed on the World Heritage List of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

15: Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 6 July 2008
Scoop Daily Ratings

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

16: National signals it will prepare TVNZ for sale
New Zealand Government

National's plans for broadcasting are a Trojan horse for the ultimate privatisation of Television New Zealand and Radio New Zealand, Broadcasting Minister Trevor Mallard said today.

17: Big change in Internet could see Maori names
New Zealand Maori Internet Society

ICANN the oversight organisation for the Internet, relaxed rules in Paris this week to permit the introduction of hundreds, perhaps thousands, of new Internet domain names to join ".com," making the first sweeping changes in the network's 25-year-old ...

18: 95bFM: Mikey & Helen Clark's Political Update
Scoop Audio

95bFM Audio : Mikey Havoc talks to PM Helen Clark about the truck drivers strike, Key and Crosby/Textor, push polling and National's probation period plans for new employees.

19: Wallace & Manning: Triads, What's The Real Message
Scoop Audio

KiwiFM Audio: Wallace Chapman talks to Scoop's Selwyn Manning who says we need to listen to the Asian community's suggestions of employing Triad enforcers to ensure they are secure. Manning says Asian people are targeted by urban gangs, we have seen ...

20: SRB: The Not-So-Dismal Science
Scoop Review of Books

The Conscience of a Liberal by Paul Krugman W. W. Norton and Company. Reviewed by TERENCE WOOD for the The Pacific Journalism Review

21: PM's Post Cabinet Presser - Monday, 7 July 2008
Scoop Video

Scoop Multimedia: The Prime Minister Helen Clark faced questions about Labour lagging well behind in the political polls. She was also questioned about Asian Anti-Crime organiser Mr Peter Low's warning that Triads may provide security.

22: Faking disability
Tiaho Trust

On Sunday night TV One News broadcasted a story on phone giant Telecom using a fake company to endorse its products. The gist of the story was that the company and the after work party wasn’t real, there were actors involved and therefore it was fake ...

23: 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.

24: Gordon Brown & Pope Benedict XVI Exchange Letters
UK Government

The British Prime Minister and His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI have exchanged letters on the efforts of the international community to make greater progress on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the the challenges facing our world.

25: Broadcasting policy: Diversity & choice
New Zealand National Party

National Party Broadcasting spokesman Jonathan Coleman has released the party’s broadcasting policy today.

26: Laban: Forum of the Christian Left Conference
New Zealand Government

Speech at the Forum of the Christian Left (FOCaL) Conference, Carey Baptist College, Penrose

27: 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

28: Extra trains to Warriors v Cowboys at Mt Smart
Auckland Regional Transport Authority

On Saturday 12 July 2008, rugby league fans heading to Mt Smart Stadium to watch the Vodafone Warriors take on the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys can catch the MAXX train to the game, which kicks off at 7.30pm.

29: Sec. Rice Interview w/ Judy Woodruff, Bloomberg TV
US State Department

"President Bush decided to take a difference course. It was not that we believed that the Clinton Administration had not done their best. But in fact, we learned in 2002 that North Korea was pursuing another path." - Secretary Rice.

30: Barkers Clothing MD Wins Awesome Service Award
Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Sponsored by the ASB, and supported by the Auckland Chamber of Commerce and Newstalk ZB, the new weekly awards encourage Aucklanders to nominate people in business who provide excellent business service.

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