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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings August 18 2008

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

1: "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


2: 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


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: Visa Congratulates Team Visa Athlete Valerie Vili
Visa

Congratulations to Team Visa athlete Valerie Vili on her exceptional performance yesterday in the shotput finals; this achievement exemplifies the Faster, Higher, Stronger spirit of the Olympic Games, and the entire Visa team is proud of this accomplishment.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0808/S00176.htm


5: New treatment option for persistent migraines
PHARMAC

People having trouble controlling persistent migraines will have a new treatment option from 1 September.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0808/S00088.htm


6: Labour cuts bureaucracy for long-term sick
New Zealand Government

The Minister for Social Development and Employment, Ruth Dyson, is welcoming a cut in unnecessary administration for elderly, sick and disabled people. “Last week the National party announced a policy of increasing administration for those who ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0808/S00270.htm


7: 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


8: Expert challenges National over toll roads
Dog And Lemon guide

The National Party needs to clarify its position on toll roads, says the car buyers’ Dog & Lemon Guide.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0808/S00218.htm


9: PM Talks Lot On Pacific Forum Not Much On Peters
Scoop Audio

Click for big version How the press gallery may (or may not) look to New Zealand's Prime Minister
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0808/S00218.htm


10: 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


11: 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


12: Business Could Make Billions From Emissions Trades
New Zealand Business Council for Sustainable Dev

A new report released this morning says New Zealand businesses have an opportunity to make billions from new technology investments stimulated by the proposed emissions trading scheme.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0808/S00288.htm


13: PS3 80GB Launch Date
Sony Computer Entertainment New Zealand

Sony Computer Entertainment New Zealand (SCENZ) today confirmed the 28th August 2008 as the New Zealand release date for its new PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) 80GB model, replacing the current 40GB version. The new model, announced at E3 in July, offers all of the ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0808/S00045.htm


14: Heaviest Snows for Years; TranzAlpine Gets Through
KiwiRail

Despite snow falls which were reportedly the heaviest in many years, the TranzAlpine train ran every day between Christchurch and Greymouth over the last few days. Closed roads such as Arthurs Pass disrupted many travellers and freight vehicles, yet the ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0808/S00284.htm


15: 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


16: 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


17: Auckland: Company director from Herne bay arrested
New Zealand Police

A 34 yr old company director from Herne bay has been arrested and will appear in the Auckland District Court today charged with six counts of male assaults female and one count of injuring with reckless disregard. The charges relate to alleged ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0808/S00177.htm


18: Files on 1955 disappearance of passengers
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade will today release more than 1500 previously restricted files for public access, as part of its ongoing programme of reviewing and releasing classified material.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0808/S00221.htm


19: Wallace & Manning: Russia's Message To West + Rudd
Scoop Audio

KiwiFM: Wallace & Manning analyse the RU/Georgia conflict and the geopolitical message Russia is sending the West. Also, Australia's PM Kevin Rudd in NZ tonight. Can A/NZ agree on a climate-change-refugee plan?
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0808/S00219.htm


20: Mobile Tool Lets Investors Keep Tabs on Portfolio
Donovan Boyd

Investors can monitor and trade CFDs on the go with CMC Markets’ Mobile Marketmaker®
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0808/S00286.htm


21: Pacific Blue Drops Domestic Fares Up To $10
Pacific Blue

Pacific Blue today launched its new range of ‘GO! Fares*’ into the New Zealand market, offering seats on selected domestic flights at up to $10 off its already low fares.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0808/S00267.htm


22: Crucial Week For The Climate - NZ Must Step Up
Greenpeace New Zealand

New Zealand must step up its commitment to tackling climate change ahead of three important climate meetings this week, says Greenpeace.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0808/S00289.htm


23: Political Heavyweights To Go Head To Head
prsouth.co.nz

A Christchurch law firm has achieved a pre-election coup, bringing together the respective financial heavyweights of the two major political parties to contest their policies in front of a business audience, with proceeds going to fight child abuse.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0808/S00227.htm


24: Attack on Victim Lobby Grotesque Candor Trust
Candor Trust

The judgemental comments of athlete Glenda Hughes toward a member of the Sensible Sentencing Trust, as reported in the Sunday Star Times, are far from sporting. Candor Trust is appalled at her aggressive and humiliating attack on the media presence ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0808/S00224.htm


25: Next Generation Relationship Management Software
On2it Software

NZ software company, On2it Software Ltd, has just released a completely new class of computer application onto the world market – a ‘NETWORK Relationship Management’ system, with a ‘FREE Personal’ version available to all.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0808/S00046.htm


26: More Kiwis Accessing Broadband Than Dial-Up
The Nielsen Company

The 2008 Broadband Report by The Nielsen Company has found that for the first time, more New Zealanders are accessing the internet via broadband (54%) than dial-up.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0808/S00044.htm


27: Rudd, 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/S00225.htm


28: A follow-up to An Occasional Note, 14
Rosalea Barker

Following the Saddleback Church’s Civil Forum on Saturday, I called into a teleconference featuring “some of the nation’s top evangelical leaders” according to the press release. It was arranged to provide “an expanded perspective on how evangelicals ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0808/S00212.htm


29: High level expertise for Beachheads clients
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

Four more high level independent business advisors have been appointed to Beachheads advisory boards around the world, increasing the calibre of advice available to New Zealand companies in New Zealand Trade and Enterprise’s Beachheads programme.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0808/S00290.htm


30: KiwiFM: Wammo & Helen Clark's Weekly Round-Up
Scoop Audio

KiwiFM Audio: Wammo talks to Prime Minister Helen Clark about the death of a friend, recent poll results and energy policy.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0808/S00208.htm

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