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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings September 13 2008

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

1: Undernews For September 11, 2008

Undernews

Anchorage Daily News - Back in 1996, when she first became mayor, Sarah Palin asked the city librarian if she would be all right with censoring library books should she be asked to do so.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00174.htm


2: PGB: A Tale of Two Conventions - And Two Americas
Paul G. Buchanan - A Word From Afar

In this A Word From Afar column, Paul G. Buchanan writes that the contrast between the Democratic and Republican conventions was so stark, the themes so opposite, that one might think that they were speaking of two Americas. Perhaps they are.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00165.htm


3: Palin's Office Scrubs Docs From Governor's Website
Jason Leopold

On July 18, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin made the unusual decision of posting two documents on her website, accompanied by a harshly worded statement, denying reports that her husband, Todd Palin, and officials in her office illegally accessed her ex-brother-in-law’s ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00130.htm


4: Confirmation HMNZS Canterbury procurement flawed
New Zealand National Party

National’s Defence spokesman Wayne Mapp says the Coles Report into the acquisition of HMNZS Canterbury is a damning indictment of the Labour Government’s defence procurement processes.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00303.htm


5: Chavez has expelled the US ambassador to Venezuela
Julie Webb-Pullman

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez yesterday gave the US ambassador to Venezuela, Patrick Duddy, 72 hours to leave Venezuelan soil, and has withdrawn Venezuela's Ambassador to the US, Bernardo Álvarez. Announcing the measures in Puerto Cabello yesterday, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00169.htm


6: How to Hack a Sequoia Touch-Screen Voting Machine
Bradblog.Com

Experts from CA's 'Top-to-Bottom Review' of E-Voting Systems Demonstrate How to Insert Virus, Access Machines Without Disturbing 'Security Seals' in Hack Which Would Not Be Discovered Even in 100% Audit of 'Paper Trails'
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00147.htm


7: Cautious welcome of Zimbabwe power-sharing deal
New Zealand Government

News of a power sharing agreement in Zimbabwe between the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) and ZANU-PF, is a welcome development, Prime Minister Helen Clark said today. She cautioned, however, that details of the arrangement had yet to be revealed, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00310.htm


8: Air NZ To Reduce Carbon Emissions By Millions
Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand and key aviation partners will today demonstrate the potential for the commercial aviation industry to reduce carbon emissions by millions of tonnes annually, with a test flight between Auckland and San Francisco.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0809/S00289.htm


9: Government will defend fishing bans
New Zealand Government

Fisheries Minister Jim Anderton said the Government would strongly defend the fishing industy suit filed today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00311.htm


10: Minister Welcomes Re-write Of Court Rules
New Zealand Government

Courts Minister Hon Rick Barker welcomed Parliament’s passing of the Judicature (High Court Rules) Amendment Bill last night. The legislation implements a major rewrite of the High Court Rules, which govern civil proceedings in the High Court.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00308.htm


11: www.mccully.co.nz - 12 September 2008
New Zealand National Party

So November 8th it is. Finally, after waiting till the point where earlier options were no longer logistically feasible, Helen Clark has announced a date. According to Clark, the election will be “all about trust”. Such has been the declaration ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00304.htm


12: Cunliffe: Primary Care Implementation: Next Steps
New Zealand Government

It’s a great pleasure to join this distinguished audience today for what I believe will be an important opportunity to discuss future of primary healthcare. I want to recognise up front that many of you were passionate advocates for primary care, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00305.htm


13: PM Announces 2008 Election Date: Audio And Images
Kevin List

As if the Prime Minister calling the Election for November 8 wasn't enough excitement for one day – Scoop encountered a giant Elmo type mascot parading down Lambton Quay – truly a news overload
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00164.htm


14: Winners Of Qantas Film And Television Craft Awards
Qantas Film And Television Awards

Craft Awards celebrate outstanding technical expertise in the film and television industries * Remaining 36 categories will be announced at a ceremony in Auckland tomorrow night
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0809/S00175.htm


15: Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings September 12 2008
Scoop Daily Ratings

Yesterday's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00175.htm


16: Disclosure of interests inquiry underway
Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has today announced it will be conducting an inquiry into whether Donal Curtin, who was appointed Deputy Chair of the Commission in July, provided an appropriate level of disclosure to the Commission and the Minister of Commerce ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0809/S00288.htm


17: Aquaflow produces first samples of green-crude
Aquaflow Bionomic Corporation

BLENHEIM, NEW ZEALAND: New Zealand-based Aquaflow Bionomic Corporation, which has been working on technology to convert wild algae to next generation fuels, has produced the first samples of green-crude from its proprietary processes.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0809/S00045.htm


18: Stomach cancer likely cause of dolphin death
Massey University

A tumour the size of a mandarin is the most likely cause of death of Kelly, Marineland’s last dolphin.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0809/S00046.htm


19: 2008 Walters Prize Exhibition
Auckland Art Gallery

See the most important contemporary art produced in New Zealand over the past two years in the 2008 Walters Prize exhibition (13 September - 23 November).
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0809/S00164.htm


20: Robert Fisk - Sticks n Stones & Balanced Tragedies
Katie Llanos-Small

PMC Profile: Why is Robert Fisk so hacked off with the way much of the Western media portrays the Middle East conflicts? Katie Llanos-Small interviews an author who has reported three decades of horror and injustice to find some answers.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0809/S00161.htm


21: Central Auckland stopover for People's Procession
Residents Action Movement

Central Auckland is to host a stopover of the People's Procession to Parliament, a two-week motorised caravan through North Island centres with the GST-off-food petition.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0809/S00193.htm


22: Marie Shroff reappointed Privacy Commissioner
New Zealand Government

Associate Minister of Justice, Hon Lianne Dalziel, today announced the reappointment of Marie Shroff as the Privacy Commissioner for a five year term.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00309.htm


23: Unisys Appoints Paul Allen
Unisys

Industry specialist returns to Unisys to lead trans-Tasman industry practice Unisys has appointed Paul Allen as sales manager, Australia and New Zealand, Financial Services.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0809/S00283.htm


24: It’s choice to be young and Maori
The Maori Party

“It’s great that young people have taken the initiative to get politically active and involved” said Angeline Greensill, Maori Party candidate for Hauraki-Waikato. “I am looking forward to tonight’s Maori Side Tour here in Hamilton and encourage ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0809/S00191.htm


25: ‘Bingo!’ DML wins Māori Language Week award
Diagnostic Medlab

Playing Māori ‘Bingo’ during Māori Language Week was just one way Auckland-based Diagnostic Medlab community laboratory staff headed off stiff competition to win the business category of the 2008 Māori Language Week Awards announced in Wellington ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0809/S00186.htm


26: Investment in Port Operations Paying Off
CentrePort

CentrePort Limited has reported a strong normalised profit from trading of $11.4 million for the year to 30 June.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0809/S00287.htm


27: Credit unions rules to be modernised
New Zealand Government

Governance rules for credit unions and building societies will be standardised to meet international benchmarks and align with those for companies, but will retain flexibility that recognises the special character of mutual financial institutions.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0809/S00307.htm


28: An election about vision, leadership and trust
New Zealand Labour Party

The 2008 general election will be fought over who has the vision and leadership to take New Zealand into the future, Grant Robertson the Labour Candidate for Wellington Central said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0809/S00189.htm


29: Interim relief sought for fishermen in court
Joint Media Statement

Interim relief from new fishing restrictions to protect the livelihoods of fishermen whose businesses will otherwise be destroyed has been sought today in the High Court.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0809/S00285.htm


30: ETS passed: did science get enough of a look in?
Science Media Centre

The emissions trading scheme (ETS) legislation, which passed on a 63-57 vote after its third reading in Parliament on Wednesday night, sets limits on the amount of greenhouse gas sectors of the economy can emit.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0809/S00042.htm

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