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Top Scoop Stories - 31 July 2008 News Summary

Today's Top Scoops - 31 July 2008

LEAD STORY:

International Politics: Morning Clouds On Obama's Horizon

NZ POLITICS:

Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 31 July 2008
Censorship: Not Just Veitchy Blocked From The Games
Political Fairy Tales: Peters Reacts To Snow White's Friend
Rock'n' Politics: Party Advocates For Green Youth At Pop Concert
Environment: 1080 Kills Kea

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Weather: Keeps On Raining, Levees Generally Intact
Pickling: Te Papa's Colossal Squid On The Move
Immigration: NZ looks To Sth Africa For Skilled Migrants - Perhaps A Good Quick?
Safety: Injury And Illness Saviours Ticked Off With Poor Pay

WORLD:

Breakdown: Collapse Of Doha Round Of Trade Talks Disappoints
Let the Games Begin: Radovan Karadzic Transferred To War Crimes Tribunal In The Hague

COMMENT:

Suzan Mazur: The Trumpeter Of Astrobiology
Rosalea Barker: Banished to a grog shop

LIFESTYLE:

Cheesy News: Blast From The Past For Snow Lovers
Intellectual Clashes: Will God Attend Debate About His/Her/Their Person
Cross Genre Grooving: Fu Battles Vector Wellington Orchestra
Bogus News: No 'Living After Midnight' For Judas Priest Fans


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LEAD STORY

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Obama. International Politics: Morning Clouds On Obama's Horizon - A Word From Afar: Paul Buchanan analyses the run up to the US presidential elections. He writes that while John McCain is a worthy GOP candidate, the race will be won or lost by Barack Obama. What exactly could go wrong for this president in waiting? More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00345.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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QUESTIONS OF THE DAY:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00577.htm


Censorship: Not Just Veitchy Blocked From The Games - Green Party MP Keith Locke is asking the Government and New Zealand Olympic officials to challenge Beijing's censorship of websites available to those visiting the Games. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00575.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/world/11168.html


Political Fairy Tales: Peters Reacts To Snow White's Friend - "We heard today that the political dwarf in the yellow jacket has laid a complaint with the Serious Fraud Office over so-called allegations about New Zealand First," said Winston Peters in relation to a SFO complaint taken by ACT leader Rodney Hide. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00568.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00349.htm


Rock'n' Politics: Party Advocates For Green Youth At Pop Concert - The Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand will launch their youth policy for the election campaign on Friday 1 August, followed by the Wellington Greens' concert, headlined by the Phoenix Foundation and Little Bushman. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0807/S00397.htm


Environment: 1080 Kills Kea - The deaths of seven kea at Fox Glacier as a result of DOC's 1080 poisoning programme must trigger a wider review of the department's pest management, says National's Conservation spokesman, Nick Smith. "DOC is meant to be in the business of protecting our endangered birds, not killing them off." More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00535.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00566.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00539.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0807/S00387.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0807/S00398.htm
[6] - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbdPo52sae0&feature=related


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Weather: Keeps On Raining, Levees Generally Intact - One of civil defence emergency management's (CDEM) aims in response to the national storm is to support those people who have been evacuated and to help them return to their homes safely as soon as possible... {eople have been evacuated in North Shore, East Coast, Greymouth, Picton and Canterbury. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0807/S00298.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0807/S00304.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0807/S00305.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0807/S00299.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0807/S00301.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0807/S00302.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/national/11157.html
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/national/11174.html
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/national/11171.html


Pickling: Te Papa's Colossal Squid On The Move - Te Papa's colossal squid, Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni, will be moved from its preservation tank into a purpose built display tank on Wednesday 6 August. The process will be webcast live on Te Papa's website www.tepapa.govt.nz/squid. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0807/S00072.htm


Immigration: NZ looks To Sth Africa For Skilled Migrants - Perhaps A Good Quick? - The first Opportunities New Zealand Expo in South Africa has been successful for employers trying to recruit internationally, with more than 6500 well-qualified potential migrants attending the Expo in Johannesburg recently. More >> [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0807/S00563.htm


Safety: Injury And Illness Saviours Ticked Off With Poor Pay - The people who are employed to prevent injuries and illness in New Zealand workplaces believe they are paid less than for roles of similar responsibility. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0807/S00565.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0807/S00574.htm


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WORLD

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Breakdown: Collapse Of Doha Round Of Trade Talks Disappoints - Ban Ki-moon today voiced disappointment at the collapse of the Doha round of trade liberalization negotiations, expressing concern over the effect of the breakdown on developing nations. Negotiations broke down after nations failed to reach agreement. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00884.htm


Let the Games Begin: Radovan Karadzic Transferred To War Crimes Tribunal In The Hague - Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadžic has been transferred to the United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands. Mr. Karadžic, 63, was detained in Serbia last week, nearly 13 years after the first indictment against him were confirmed. More >> [1]

ARREST & REACTION

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00875.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00775.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00651.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00678.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00680.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00670.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00664.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00650.htm


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COMMENT

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Suzan Mazur: The Trumpeter Of Astrobiology - After reviewing Robert M. Hazen's 28-page CV. of his work as an experimental mineralogist (listing grant $$$ too), as an educator, author of a dozen books and a symphonic trumpeter - I was most charmed to read that a new mineral "precipitated" by ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00337.htm


Rosalea Barker: Banished to a grog shop - Back in April, I was sold a packet of cigarettes by a young woman in a white coverall whose name badge identified her as a pharmacist. It's long been a mystery to me why "The Pharmacy America Trusts" would hawk the Evil Weed, but in the US, you ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00348.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Cheesy News: Blast From The Past For Snow Lovers - A Queenstown restaurant is bringing back a 1970s culinary 'blast from the past' and hopes it will prove a winner for skiers and snowboarders this winter. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0807/S00324.htm


Intellectual Clashes: Will God Attend Debate About His/Her/Their Person - Prominent and controversial philosophy and public policy commentators will go head to head in a public debate about the existence and value of God and religion. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0807/S00321.htm


Cross Genre Grooving: Fu Battles Vector Wellington Orchestra - New Zealand hip hop legend Che Fu is squaring up to face the Vector Wellington Orchestra in a 'mock battle' for the ages. The inaugural concert for the AMI Pop Star Series will feature Che Fu live in concert with the Vector Wellington Orchestra, September 13 2008. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0807/S00318.htm


Bogus News: No 'Living After Midnight' For Judas Priest Fans - World heavyweight metal band Judas Priest, will not be playing in New Zealand on 7 September 2008 as originally planned. The cancellation of the New Zealand date is due to logistic and freight issues and Dainty Consolidated Entertainment and Judas Priest apologise to all the fans who have purchased tickets for any inconvenience caused. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0807/S00316.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, 31 July 2008

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