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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 14 November 2006


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

1: Impeachment Talking Points

The evidence of impeachable offenses by Bush and Cheney is already public knowledge. There is no question that impeachment is needed. The question is why it hasn't happened yet. Investigations will reveal more details and move the process forward, but the ...

2: Botswana: President's State of the Nation Address

Republic of Botswana

Mr. Speaker, it is once again my honour to address the opening of this Third Session of our Ninth Parliament. As the dust from our richly deserved independence celebrations begins to settle, let us count our blessings and take an honest inventory of the ...

3: Hicham Aboutaam: "It Is Good To Be Scrutinized"

Suzan Mazur
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With a searing ancient Near East focus, Hicham Aboutaam, the 30ish Lebanese antiquities dealer sweeps into the back of his Phoenix gallery showroom in Manhattan to greet me. He is dressed in French elegance, his handshake somewhat reserved. I later notice ...

4: UQ Wire: Long Debunked Rumor Validated by Giuliani

As of this writing, June 2, 2004, the transcript of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani's testimony to the 9-11 Commission during the May 18-19, 2004 hearings in New York is the only transcript of that hearing omitted from the Commission website. ...

5: Clark: New Zealand and Europe – Natural Partners

New Zealand Government

Rt Hon Helen Clark Prime Minister Address to the Bertelsmann Foundation, Berlin New Zealand and Europe – Natural Partners in a Globalising World

6: Gun Dealer Should be Applauded, Not Charged

Libertarianz Party

"Auckland Gun Dealer Greg Carvell should be applauded for his actions in defending himself from a machete wielding aggressor in his shop last July," says Peter Linton, Libertarianz Firearms Spokesman. "It's disgusting that the police are ...

7: Chiron Dumps MeNZB Vaccine Trialled In NZ

Barbara Sumner Burstyn

In a stunning vote of no-confidence in the MeNZB vaccine technology, Chiron (now called Novartis Vaccines) has announced the launch of clinical trials for a genetically engineered vaccine to fight meningococcal B disease.

8: Your car might be covered, but how safe are you?

STATE Insurance

State, New Zealand’s largest motor insurer, has reviewed the personal security features of popular new cars in the hope it will increase the safety of drivers.

9: Final MEDAL Programme Results

Merck Sharp and Dohme NZ

Large Outcomes Study Showed Merck & Co., Inc.'s ARCOXIA® (etoricoxib) Had Similar Rates of Cardiovascular Thrombotic Events Compared to Diclofenac, the Most Prescribed Traditional NSAID Worldwide In the Study, ARCOXIA Was Shown to Have Significantly ...

10: Diabetes Robs us of Our Future, Says Tariana Turia

The Maori Party

Tariana Turia, Health Spokesperson for the Maori Party, today reacted with concern at the headlines stating Maori are “facing extinction” from diabetes. Professor Paul Zimmet, will be presenting research findings at the Diabetes in Indigenous People ...

11: Kiwi Pacific - Passenger, Freight, Charter Ops

Kiwi Pacific

New Zealand's new regional airline, Nelson based Kiwi Pacific is pleased to announce the commence of passenger, freight and charter airline operations from early December 2006.

12: Quigley: Robin Hood in Reverse On The Gulf Coast

Bill Quigley

Robin Hood stole from the rich and gave to the poor. On the Gulf Coast, the reverse is happening. Federal, state and local governments are teaming up with corporations and developers to systematically steal hurricane relief funds from the poor to enrich ...

13: Two UN Blue Helmets Fatally Injured In Haiti

United Nations

Two Jordanian soldiers serving with the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) have died from injuries they suffered after being shot at by armed individuals.

14: UN Official Calls on Myanmar to Release Suu Kyi

United Nations

The top United Nations political officer has delivered a letter to Myanmar’s rulers from Secretary-General Kofi Annan reiterating his call for the release of democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and stressing that the international community expects ...

15: Questions For Oral Answer - 14 November 2006

Office of the Clerk

1. Hon TONY RYALL to the Minister of Health: Are cancer patients getting appropriate timely access to radiotherapy treatment; if not, why not?

16: Galindez: Howard Dean's 50-State Strategy Pays Off

Scott Galindez

The chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), Rahm Emanuel, stormed out of Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairman Howard Dean's office in May after an expletive-filled tirade against the DNC's spending too much money, ...

17: National lays out position on stadium

New Zealand National Party

The National Party has pledged to support enabling legislation for Eden Park, but believes there are still far too many unknown risks and unanswered questions surrounding Labour’s plans for a new waterfront stadium to make a similar commitment for that, ...

18: Feedback: Novartis Responds To MeNZB Report

Scoop Feedback

The article posted today on your site, Chiron Dumps MeNZB Vaccine Trailled in NZ , fails to include information made public in an August 8, 2006 press release by Novartis, which acquired Chiron in April 2006. The press release, which is posted ...

19: Today's Top Scoop Stories - News Summary

Selwyn Manning - Scoop Auckland

Health News: Chiron Turns Its Back On MeNZB Vaccine - SCOOP IS IN THE HOUSE - RECOMMENDED AUDIO - Health News: Govt Concludes Deinstitutionalisation Plan With Final Closure - Defence News: Goff Holds Summit Talks With China Military Heads - Education News: ...

20: William Fisher: Arrogant to the End

William Fisher

Well, our Pentagon rock star is gone. President Bush's encomium to Defense Secretary Rumsfeld after firing him last week was among the most predictable - and utterly forgettable - remarks ever to come out of a White House famous for its predictable ...

21: A Momentous Day for TVNZ


The Government’s decision to provide six years of special funding for TVNZ to establish two new digital channels has been applauded by Chief Executive Rick Ellis. “This is a momentous day for TVNZ. It is the key factor that will enable us to move confidently ...

22: Intel Ignites Quad-Core Era


Intel Corporation today kicked off the computer industry’s multi-core PC era by delivering four computing ‘brains’ inside a single microprocessor with the introduction of the Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® 5300 and Intel Core™ 2 Extreme QX6700 quad-core ...

23: Condoleezza Rice Interview Metro TV's Hari Ini

US State Department

QUESTION: Madame Secretary, how will the change of leadership in the U.S. Congress affect President Bush's foreign policy particularly in security and defense issues?

24: Truthout Editorial: Impeachment and the Table

A compelling argument can certainly be made that, given all that the country now faces, an impeachment of George W. Bush by the new Democratic Congress would do more to further divide the nation than heal it. Ironically, many of Mr. Bush's critics ...

25: World race to be first to serve Beaujolais Nouveau

Langham Hotel Auckland

At one minute past midnight this Thursday, the Langham Hotel Auckland (LHA) will battle to become the first in the world to serve the new harvest of Beaujolais Nouveau. Admittedly one of the most frivolous rituals in the wine world, the third Thursday ...

26: Geneious 2.5, Company "does a Nokia" on Finland


Fast-growing NZ software company Biomatters recorded a huge win recently just prior to the release of a major upgrade “Geneious Pro 2.5”, with their flagship product “Geneious”, which allows researchers to do genomic research quicker, becoming ...

27: Public Address 14/11/06 - The Stadium And God

HARD NEWS from Russell Brown

Yesterday on Nine to Noon, Kathryn Ryan asked me which of the stadium options I preferred. I gave in to my tendency to glibness by making a throwaway comment about the North Harbour one. What I should have said is that I don't really favour any of them...

28: Is The UN Opening Its Doors To Women?

Andreas von Warburg

The UN is not the most hospitable place for women. Only a handful of Under-Secretaries-General are women, while UN female Ambassadors counts less than 18 – the New Zealand Ambassador, Rosemary Banks, being one of the few. But are things changing?

29: Maori performing arts a path to further education

Manukau Institute of Technology

Young Maori can be encouraged into tertiary education through cultural activities they are already passionate about, says the Manukau Institute of Technology’s Senior Schools Fellowship award recipient, Alfriston College deputy principal Andrea Tapu.

30: Mary Pitt: America's Demands Of The 100th Congress

Mary Pitt

Let us all take time to rejoice over the "thumpin'" we delivered to Mr. Bush and his minions, to savor the absence of Rummy, and to allow the newly-elected Dems to learn the ropes of Washington procedures, and then let us hold their little feet ...


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