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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 19 July 2008



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

1: Undernews For July 17, 2008


Michael Niebauer of the DC Examiner called the other day with a question that had been wandering aimlessly around in my head for some time: what did Barack Obama and DC Mayor Adrian Fenty have in common?

2: Michael Collins: Election Fraud and Tyranny (2)

Michael Collins

How did we reach our current state of decline in just eight excruciating years? Aren't we working hard enough? Was there some millennial shift in consciousness and morality? How could we elect leaders like Bush and Cheney and their minions on Capitol Hill?

3: Statement By Rt Hon Winston Peters

New Zealand First Party

My lawyer Brian Henry came to see me at 5 o’clock tonight which is the first time we have managed to meet since my trip to Fiji.

4: Op Corricvale - Xin Xin Is Found - Xin Xin Safe

New Zealand Police

Police on the North Shore are elated that the five year old girl who was abducted by a masked man outside her home in Harrowglen, Albany last Monday is again safe and in the care of her family.

5: Interview With Up the Yangtze Director Yung Chang

Scoop TV

Scoop TV interviews Up The Yangtze's director Yung Chang. Up The Yangtze takes us on the surreal journey of China’s unfaltering drive towards modernity with two teenagers affected in different ways by their nation’s ambition.

6: THE UNIONIST: ACC, More on ANZ National Report


In The Unionist this week: National releases their ACC policy, and more on the comments from ANZ National on the public service. Story summaries are below, and visit this page for the full newsletter:

7: Bush Blocks DOJ From Releasing CIA Leak Documents

Jason Leopold

In the latest twist in the “Plame-gate” scandal, President George W. Bush has asserted executive privilege to block release of Vice President Dick Cheney’s interview with a special prosecutor about possible criminal violations in the leaking of a ...

8: Nats embarrassed by own conservation policy

New Zealand Government

National’s move to sneak their policy on valuable public conservation land out late on a Friday afternoon speaks for itself, says Conservation Minister Steve Chadwick.

9: Flight of the Conchords receive 4 Emmy nominations

New Zealand Comedy Guild

The NZ Comedy Guild would like to congratulate Flight of the Conchords on receiving 4 nominations for the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards, which will take place on September 21.

10: Foreign Take-Over Of Dairy Industry Begins

New Zealand First Party

The take-over of New Zealand’s dairy industry by foreign investors has begun in earnest following the precedent-setting decision by the Overseas Investment Office to allow Russian company Nutritek to buy 100% of New Zealand Dairies Ltd, says New ...

11: Sec. Rice w/ Kosovo Pres. Sejdiu & PM Hashim Thaci

US State Department

"More than 40 countries have recognized Kosovo, including over 2/3 of the EU & NATO, and a majority of UN Security Council members. The US will continue to assist Kosovo as it builds its multiethnic government and democratic institutions." -- Sec. Rice.

12: Hunters contributing to conservation

New Zealand Government

Conservation Minister Steve Chadwick last night thanked members of the New Zealand Deerstalkers’ Association (NZDA) for their contribution to conservation.

13: IAS Applauds HIV Entry and Immigration Ban

International Aids Society

IAS Applauds U.S. Senate Passage of PEPFAR and Repeal of Discriminatory and Ineffective HIV Entry and Immigration Ban

14: Mazur: Altenberg 16, AAAS & The Dorak Affair

Suzan Mazur

The AAAS/ Science magazine's recent two-page article on the Altenberg 16 symposium re-reports, somewhat incorrectly, on the evolution story I've been tracking for months. This isn’t the first time I’ve addressed the work of one of their writers.

15: Labour Using "Sledgehammer To Crack Nut"

Aventine Consulting

The Labour Minister Trevor Mallard has announced that the government intends to amend the Employment Relations Act to change what they view, is discriminatory treatment by a few employers against their employees who opt into KiwiSaver.

16: Plan To Drill Into Fault To Study Earthquakes

Joint Media Statement

A group of New Zealand and international scientists has been awarded funding to investigate drilling into the Alpine Fault on the West Coast of the South Island, so they can learn about earthquakes and how the fault operates.

17: SRB: Enough kVeitching Already

Scoop Review of Books

SRB Picks of the Week 19 July 2008 By Jeremy Rose No, I'm not going to have a kvetch about the wretched Veitch affair, I just couldn't resist the headline. A story combining three of the media's pet obsessions violence, celebrity and cover-ups was always ...

18: Review: Garbage Warrior, Making Houses From Junk

Natasha Burling

Garbage Warrior is the story of environmental crusader Mike Reynolds, who is determined to provide the world with sustainable housing made of…junk.

19: Shock at Coral Sea verdict

International Transport Workers' Federation

The ITF today described the verdict in Greece against Captain Laptalo of the Coral Sea as unexpected and impossible to reconcile with all the evidence heard in court which pointed to his innocence.

20: John McCain And Barack Obama Debate War Policies

Presidential candidates McCain & Obama seemed eager to handle tough issues as commander in chief. "Our single-minded and open-ended focus on Iraq is not a sound strategy for keeping America safe," Obama said. "I know how to win wars," McCain said.

21: Market Intelligence Ranking for Q1 2008

The Nielsen Company

Please click here to view a ranking of the top ten online shopping categories of New Zealand online visitors for the last 12 months.

22: Attorneys Could Prosecute Bush For Murder

Sherwood Ross

President Bush “beyond all reasonable doubt” is responsible for all the murders of American troops killed in Iraq and could be prosecuted by any of 140 Federal and State legal authorities, famed prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi says.

23: St John supports review of air ambulance sector

St John

St John agrees with the key findings of the independent report on the emergency air ambulance sector released by the government today.

24: Final Hit Out For Beijing Bound Triathletes

Triathlon New Zealand

The majority of the six strong New Zealand triathlon team for the Beijing Olympic Games will have a final competitive hit out at the Kitzbuehel World Cup in Austria this weekend before turning their attention fully to the race for Olympic gold.

25: Silverstream To Restructure Its Operations

Silver Fern Farms

Silver Fern Farms has reached agreement for the sale and partial lease back of its Silverstream processing facility near Mosgiel, outside Dunedin. The plant, which processes and packages lamb products from other Silver Fern Farm plants, is being ...

26: World Review: Top World Stories 14 Jul-18 Jul 2008

The Scoop Editor

IMF Gloomy / Chinese & South Darfur / Antarctica & North America / Precursor Chemicals / Super Holy Thursday / Green Computers / Anwar / WYD08 / DNA & Russian Mystery / Martian Soil / Goldwasser & Regev / U.S. Economy / Oil Prices / ICC & AL Bashir

27: Ohio Attorney to Lift Stay on '04 Election Case


At a press conference this morning in Columbus, Ohio, Cliff Arnebeck, lead attorney for the plaintiffs in the case of King Lincoln Bronzeville v. Blackwell , announced that he is filing a motion to "lift the stay in the case [and] proceed with targeted ...

28: AIDS, TB and Malaria Bill An Important Step

Africa Action

Africa Action Lauds PEPFAR Improvement, Calls for More Action to Address Africa’s Debt Burden

29: Pablo Ouziel: Rethinking Absurdity

Pablo Ouziel

The turbulent times are upon us and I can no longer determine if it is a crisis of confidence, a run on the bank, a recession, a depression or a simple slowdown. People of all colours and fields have been using such terms to try and pinpoint the truth ...

30: Ministers welcome Air Ambulance Report

New Zealand Government

The Minister of Health David Cunliffe and the Minister for ACC Maryan Street are supporting a set of recommendations from the Air Ambulance Reference Group, but they say much more work is needed before any changes should be made.


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