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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings August 17 2008

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

1: Intel Ships 1 Billionth Processor

Intel

Intel Ships 1 Billionth Processor As Company Reaches 25th Anniversary Of Intel Architecture Second Billion Could Come as Soon as 2007
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0306/S00038.htm


2: "Naval Blockade" or All Out War Against Iran?
Michel Chossudovsky

Shortly after this article was released on August 13, US military sources as well as Stratfor (a Strategic Studies Think Tank) stated that the various press reports (UPI, Middle East Times, Kuwait Times, Debka) regarding the naval deployment to the ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0808/S00204.htm


3: National's list promotes strength and diversity
New Zealand National Party

The National Party's 2008 list promotes strength and diversity, says Judy Kirk, National Party President.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0808/S00205.htm


4: Manukau proud of Valerie Vili
Manukau City Council

Manukau city is very proud of Valerie Vili’s gold medal winning effort at the Beijing Olympic Games, Acting Mayor of Manukau Arthur Anae says.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0808/S00173.htm


5: Lotto Makes it a Super Saturday
New Zealand Lotteries

The Beijing Olympics has its own super Saturday today but two lucky Lotto players who bought tickets in Greymouth and Whakatane will also be celebrating after winning $511,162 each with Lotto First Division tonight, says NZ Lotteries' Chief Executive, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0808/S00171.htm


6: The 7th Anniversary Of 9/11 And The Cycle Of War
Vincent L. Guarisco

'Why would all 110 stories drop straight down to the ground in about 10 seconds, pulverizing the contents into dust and ash - twice. Why would all 47 stories of WTC 7 fall straight down to the ground in about seven seconds the same day? It was not ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0808/S00200.htm


7: Maori Party goes for gold to win 7 Maori seats
The Maori Party

Maori Party goes for gold to win seven Maori seats The Maori Party – SEVEN SEATS
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0808/S00209.htm


8: Big Bad Russkies and Nasty Neocons
Steve Weissman

When Soviet troops marched into Hungary and Poland in 1956, I remember watching the agony unfold on black and white television, a young infomaniac in the making. One night, I watched with my father's uncle Jack, an old Hungarian Jew who had no ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0808/S00197.htm


9: Rudd and Clark must act on climate displacement
Friends Of The Earth

Over 100 representatives of non-government organisations from across the Asia-Pacific - including the main Pacific peak bodies and NGOs - have made an urgent call for Australian PM Kevin Rudd and NZ PM Helen Clark to do more to help the Pacific with ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0808/S00208.htm


10: Climbers safely returned to base
Maritime New Zealand

A search and rescue helicopter team has now returned the six missing Australian climbers found in the Metelille Glacier area back to the Mt Cook Village base. All have been checked by medical staff and are well with no injuries.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0808/S00210.htm


11: Upper Hutt - Body of missing man found
New Zealand Police

Early Friday afternoon, the body of missing Upper Hutt man John Gerraty was found in an area of Upper Hutt. Mr Gerraty had been missing since August 7. The circusmtances surrounding his death are not considered suspicious and the matter has now been referred ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0808/S00169.htm


12: Police: Incident at Railway Station - Lower Hutt
New Zealand Police

Police are investigating the death of 52 year old woman at the Waterloo railway station this morning. The incident was reported to Police at 7.43 am this morning. Police cordoned the scene and have taken statements from witnesses. The death does not appear ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0808/S00172.htm


13: Coalition Deplores Russia's Use Of Cluster Bombs
Peace Movement Aotearoa

(Wellington, 15 August 2008: 6.30pm) The Aotearoa New Zealand Cluster Munition Coalition deplores Russia’s use of cluster munitions in Georgia and calls on the New Zealand government to protest this use of cluster munitions, a banned weapon, in the strongest ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0808/S00206.htm


14: Images: Vishnu And His Avatars Are In Town
Karim Sahai

'Incarnations', a colourful and expert display of south indian dance by the Mudra Dance Company, premiered on friday night, at Victoria University's Memorial Theatre.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0808/S00195.htm


15: Waikato rivers respond to overnight rain
Environment Waikato

Waikato Rivers have responded to overnight rain in the region, but falls were not as heavy as expected.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0808/S00168.htm


16: Greens moot tougher penalties for polluters
Green Party

The next Government needs to increase instant fines possible under Resource Management Act regulations for serious polluters of rivers and lakes, Green Party Co-Leader Russel Norman says. "We would like to discuss with regional councils exact details ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0808/S00263.htm


17: The New York Times, Again, Tells It Like It Ain’t
Sean M. Madden

The New York Times’ top story this morning -- entitled "Bush, Sending Aid, Demands That Moscow Withdraw" -- leads with the following three propaganda-packed paragraphs:
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0808/S00198.htm


18: Woolworths to appeal The Warehouse decision
Woolworths New Zealand

Woolworths Limited had decided to seek leave from the Supreme Court to appeal the recent decision of the Court of Appeal setting aside clearance for Woolworths to acquire The Warehouse.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0808/S00256.htm


19: MyFarm launches dairy investment in mid Canterbury
MyFarm

MyFarm says its latest investment offering is a response to very strong demand for dairy equity partnerships from investors seeking low risk, high return investments - in particular from farmers looking to expand their business. The company has a ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0808/S00262.htm


20: Searchii and you will find
The PR Shop

A New Zealand-owned company has developed a new online search engine in a bid to provide better local content results.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0808/S00258.htm


21: Some Prisoners Declared Innocent, but Not Free
Maya Schenwar

Former Black Panther Albert Woodfox, convicted of murdering a prison guard with two other inmates, has spent the last 35 years in prison, most of it in solitary confinement. Last month, Woodfox's conviction was overturned by a federal judge. However, despite ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0808/S00203.htm


22: Mental Health and Rural Communities in Spotlight
Southland District Health Board

Like all parts of New Zealand, rural families and communities experience a diverse range of health and wellbeing issues Statistical and anecdotal evidence indicates that the many pressures faced by farmers and their families can, and does often take ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0808/S00085.htm


23: Thaksin: The World's Newest International Fugitive
Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- The world's newest international fugitive from arrest is a wealthy, square-faced man with a PhD. in criminal justice from a university in Texas, and a former hand-holding ally of U.S. President George W. Bush.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0808/S00194.htm


24: Question mark remains over Georgia decision
International Transport Workers' Federation

Responding to the Joint Negotiating Group’s rejection of the proposal to declare Georgian coastal waters a warlike operations area, ITF General Secretary David Cockroft said: “It’s an understandable decision, given the declaration of a ceasefire ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0808/S00258.htm


25: Fund Signals Confidence In Heartland New Zealand
Central Capital

Business confidence may be plummeting in the cities but a group of successful Hamilton businessmen has given provincial New Zealand a strong vote of confidence with the launch of a new private equity fund targeting investment opportunities in the country’s ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0808/S00261.htm


26: An Occasional Note on the Campaigns No. 14
Rosalea Barker

This Saturday, Senators Obama and McCain will each be questioned for an hour by the leader of Saddleback Church, Dr. Rick Warren, in Lake Forest, Southern California. The event will be carried live by CNN and Fox News, as well as being streamed live ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0808/S00201.htm


27: Appointments to Lottery Grants Board
New Zealand Government

Internal Affairs Minister, Hon Rick Barker, has announced reappointments and appointments to the Lottery Grants Board (the Board) and five Lottery distribution committees.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0808/S00259.htm


28: Heather Roy's Diary
ACT New Zealand

I'll Take An 'A' 4 Accountability, Please This week I called on Defence Minister Phil Goff to launch an independent inquiry into the series of lost sale opportunities and questionable decisions by his Government around the maintenance of the Skyhawks ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0808/S00262.htm


29: Latest CER developments
New Zealand Government

Australian and New Zealand ministers meeting in Melbourne celebrated the 25 th anniversary of Closer Economic Relations and marked further progress towards creating a trans Tasman Single Economic Market.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0808/S00261.htm


30: Missing Boy Found
New Zealand Police

Missing three year old Richard Faleono has been located and is being returned home by police. He had been found by a Samoan family who, having failed to find his parents at the Town Centre, took him home where they fed him and gave him dry clothes. They ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0808/S00170.htm

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