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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 10 October 2006


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

1: The US Occupation of Iraq: Casualties Not Counted

Dahr Jamail

In all past wars the United States has been involved in, including the two World Wars, Vietnam and the first Gulf War, the military was self reliant and took care of its basic support functions like cooking, cleaning and other services.

2: Appeal Filed in Bilbray Election Challenge

Michael Collins

Attorneys Paul Lehto and Kenneth Simpkins just entered an appeal to a California Superior Court decision that prematurely ended an election contest in California’s 50th Congressional District. Just seven days after the election, Speaker Dennis Hastert ...

3: Our commitment to action on climate change

New Zealand Government

Climate Change minister David Parker today reinforced the need for New Zealand-wide action on climate change during a keynote speech in Wellington outlining the government's strategic direction on the issue.

4: Justice Delayed…


Mathematics was never my strong suit, but isn’t that only about five and a half weeks before I’m going to be getting out anyway?! (Does Terence Arnold set the fixtures dates?). Can I appeal the appeal date?

5: The "F" Word and How To Escape From Its Clutches

Bernard Weiner

So we're here. No more shilly-shallying about whether America is beginning to resemble a fascist society. We're now plopped right down into it.

6: UQ Wire: Condi Rice, 9/11 and Another Nest of Lies

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice may have committed perjury in her testimony before the 9/11 Commission in May of 2004. At a minimum, her testimony was a convenient mishmash of half-truths and omissions which served to paint the White House as innocent ...

7: Parker: The way forward on climate change

New Zealand Government

Speech notes The way forward on climate change Address to the Climate Change Policy Symposium 8.55am, Wellington Convention Centre

8: Hezbollah Needs to Answer

Human Rights Watch

When 800,000 pro-Hezbollah demonstrators gathered in downtown Beirut on Sunday, they made it clear to the world that even after its war with Israel, Hezbollah is still a formidable military and political force. As such, it has become a model for armed ...

9: Steve's memory lives on

Australia Zoo

Plans have been announced at Australia Zoo for the release of a special edition DVD featuring the Steve Irwin memorial tribute service "He Changed Our World". This DVD will be released through EMI Music New Zealand on October 23rd.

10: Brash: Opening of ICANZ Tax Conference

New Zealand National Party

I’d like to talk about three areas of tax this morning - first about the recent Business Tax Review; then about the taxation of overseas share investments; and finally about National’s position on tax more generally.

11: Today's Top Scoop Stories - News Summary

Selwyn Manning - Scoop Auckland

Environment News: Govt Outlines A New Plan For Climate Change - Politics News: Brash Attempts To Douse Tax-Cut Expectations - Conservation News: Good Cat Saves Lucky Skinks - Politics News: Bolger Calls For Middle-East Action - Palestine Human Rights ...

12: National's environmental policy - hollow

Greenpeace New Zealand

Greenpeace says the National Party's goal of solving all of New Zealand's domestic environmental problems in a single generation is bold, but it unfortunately hasn't followed through with the policies to achieve it.

13: Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 6 October 2006

Scoop Daily Ratings

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

14: Cambodia: Time for Progress, Not Empty Promises

Human Rights Watch

(London) – Cambodia’s international donors must hold the country’s government to its commitments to protect human rights, fight corruption, and ensure the protection of land and natural resources, a group of five leading international organizations ...

15: Today's Scoop Just Politics News Summary

The Scoop Team

Environment News: Climate Change Policy Hot - Govt, Nats Release Plans; Politics News: Brash Attempts To Douse Tax-Cut Expectations; Politics News: Bolger Calls For Middle-East Action - Palestine Human Rights Group Claims ; Weapons Conference: Protestors ...

16: Mary-Kate and Ashley are ACE

Pead PR

Teenage fashion icons Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen are among a star-studded line-up of personalities to be honoured in the 2005 Accessories Council Excellence Awards (ACE Awards).

17: National puts emphasis on environment with paper

New Zealand National Party

National is putting the environment at the forefront of its policy development with the release of its 30-page discussion paper, says National Party Leader Don Brash.

18: 3,500 People Risk Somalia-Yemen Smuggling Trip

United Nations

3,500 People Risk Somalia-Yemen Trip In First Month Of New Smuggling ‘Season’ - UN

19: Blue Green vision a start - Greens

Green Party

The Green Party today welcomed the National Party's launch of their Blue Green vision, saying that a contribution to the environmental debate from National was well overdue.

20: Recently launched website attracting interest

Hospitality Association of New Zealand

The Hospitality Association of NZ and innovative Irish established company In1 Solutions Ltd launched the official HANZ accommodation website in Queenstown last week. The new website, available to HANZ member properties exclusively, ...

21: Niue withdraws Forum hosting bid for 2007

Radio New Zealand International

The island had earlier sought backing to hold it after losing the hosting rights in 2004 when Cyclone Heta wrecked much of its infrastructure, including accommodation facilities.

22: Steady Progress On Nigeria/Camaroon Border

United Nations

The situation remains calm on the border between Nigeria and Cameroon as steady progress is made in demarcating their common boundary, Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in his latest update on the work of the commission charged with overseeing the peaceful ...

23: State Dept. Daily Press Briefing October 5, 2006

US State Department

NORTH KOREA Assistant Secretary Chris Hill's Message to North Koreans Through New York Channel / U.S. Working Bilaterally and Multilaterally on Issue / U.S. Open to Consider a Full Range of Diplomatic Actions Possible Presidential Statement / Issue ...

24: Maxim Institute - real issues - No 225 5 Oct 2006

Maxim Institute

Minister of Women's Affairs, Lianne Dalziel, gave a speech at the 110th anniversary of the National Council of Women (NCW) last week, redolent with praise for special interest groups.

25: India: Child Labor Law Welcomed, Needs Enforcing

Human Rights Watch

(New York) – The Indian government has taken a step forward by enacting a law to ban domestic work and some other forms of labor by children under age 14, Human Rights Watch said today. The law goes into effect on October 10, but to be effective, the ...

26: Bluegreen approach key to clean environment

New Zealand National Party

A clean environment and a strong economy can and must go together, National's Environment Spokesman Nick Smith said in releasing the discussion paper "A Bluegreen Vision for New Zealand" with National Leader Don Brash at Karori Wildlife Sanctuary today.

27: Images: Alanis Morissette "Exposes" US Censorship

In a pre-planned, live sketch last night at The 2004 JUNO Awards, Canada's music awards, host Alanis Morissette made light of the recent Super Bowl controversy in the United States when she ''exposed'' herself on Canadian television.

28: Labour adds more cost but no value

New Zealand National Party

The Government is continuing to bump up compliance costs and red tape unnecessarily, says National's Commerce spokeswoman, Pansy Wong.

29: Jason Leopold: Ashcroft Warned Pre-9/11

Jason Leopold

In an interview with the New York Times Monday, former Attorney General John Ashcroft said he was never briefed in early July 2001 by then-CIA Director George Tenet about a purported terrorist threat against the United States by al-Qaeda the spy agency ...

30: Leadership Required For Action On Climate Change

The Maori Party

The Maori Party today congratulated the Labour and National parties on their efforts to adapt to an energy-constrained world.


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