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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 15 November 2006


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

1: Questions And Answers Tuesday 14 November 2006

Office of the Clerk

1. Cancer—Radiotherapy 2. Public Broadcasting—Digital Technology 3. Ingram Report—Ministerial Review 4. Overseas Investment Act—Impact Forecast 5. Fraud—Zero Tolerance 6. Psychiatric Patients—Abuse Claims

2: 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. ...

3: Reports of the Death of Transatlantic Relations

US State Department

Kurt Volker, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Remarks at National Conference of Editorial Writers Orlando, Florida November 13, 2006

4: 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 ...

5: Syed Atiq ul Hassan: Is Saddam Hussein A Scapegoat

Syed Atiq ul Hassan

On November 5, Saddam Hussein was sentenced to death by hanging by a special tribunal, set-up in Baghdad, on the charges of killing of 148 men and boys. Saddam Hussein failed to defend the execution, which he claimed as a purported assassination attempt ...

6: The Yes Men Strike Major US Business Conference

Lyndon Hood

An activist impersonating a WTO representative at a major US forum on African business forum has proposing a formalised system of corporate slavery for the continent. This morning Scoop received the following press release from "World Trade Organization", ...

7: Stadium decision time for Auckland City Council

Auckland City Council

The government has asked Auckland to decide whether it would prefer a new waterfront stadium or a redeveloped Eden Park stadium for the Rugby World Cup 2011.

8: Privilege - Robson-on-Politics/Hon Peter Dunne

Office Of Speaker Of Parliament

Hon Peter Dunne has raised with me as a matter of privilege an e-mail newsletter “Robson-on-politics – e-news” published on the Scoop website of 1 November 2006. The newsletter discusses the role of the United Future Party as a support party ...

9: Timor: Political Violence, Mob Stones Journalist

Pacific Media Watch

A local Agence France-Presse (AFP) stringer, Nelson da Cruz, was struck in the face with a stone thrown by an unidentified youth while on his way to report a riot in Dili on 9 November 2006.

10: Public Address 15/11/06 - Coddington Nation

HARD NEWS from Russell Brown

Fisking is its own reward - mostly because it's unlikely that it'll lead to any other sort of reward - but it is quite satisfying to deconstruct a work and rip its still-beating heart out as a trophy...

11: 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 ...

12: MOH At Parlt. Discusses Paritutu Dioxin & MeNZB

Alastair Thompson

Scoop Audio: Ministry Of Health Q&A At Health Select Committee Discussion Of Paritutu Dioxin Contamination & MeNZB Vaccine Audio & Images by Alastair Thompson

13: Media E-newsletter

Asia New Zealand Foundation

On the road with future leaders ; AUT trio for Asia work placements ; Mahathir faces his twilight years ; FTA progress update at China forum ; New Zealand TV series launched in China ; Wellington artist to get Korea residency ; Korean media picks up on Christchurch ...

14: Daniel Fried Interview with Baltic News Service

US State Department

Baltic News Service: I would like to ask the first question about the President's visit to Estonia. What is the purpose of this visit and what would be his message?

15: Official NZ Music Chart & Chartbitz Nov. 15 2006

Official New Zealand Music Chart

Foo Fighters hit #1 out of the box for the second time as Skin And Bones claims the top slot on the NZ Albums Chart. It’s the first live CD for Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel and Chris Shiflett who are joined by a further four musicians ...

16: NZ joins fight against dangerous red fire ant

New Zealand Government

Minister for Biosecurity, Jim Anderton today announced Cabinet’s approval for up to $10.96 million to be used in the fight against the imported red fire ants following their discovery at Whirinaki, in Hawkes Bay earlier this year.

17: Ernest Partridge: And Now What?

Ernest Partridge

In July, 2005 I wrote that “ The GOP is Certain to Win in 2006, Unless...” “Unless,” that is, some extraordinary event intervenes; such as economic collapse, exposure of the election frauds of 2000, 2002 and 2004 complete with indictments and convictions, ...

18: William Rivers Pitt: The Carlyle White House

William Rivers Pitt

It was bad enough when the Carlyle Group bought Dunkin' Donuts last year, forcing millions of conscientious caffeine addicts to look elsewhere for their daily fix. Now, it appears Carlyle has added 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to its formidable portfolio ...

19: State Dept. Daily Press Briefing November 14, 2006

US State Department

IRAN Iran's Pursuit of Nuclear Weapons Iranian Plans to Install Thousands of Centrifuges Iranian Plans to Expand Enrichment Capacity On-going Conversations at UN on Resolution / Secretary's Travel Chapter 7 Resolution / Economic-related Issues / Use of Force

20: Maori student completes Masters degree in science


Rotorua's Erina Hingston (Ngati Manawa, Ngati Porou, Tuwharetoa and Te Arawa) graduated recently at the University of Waikato with a Masters degree with first class honours in molecular biology.

21: UQ: In Honor Of Our Veterans, We Call For Truth

Anniversaries cause us to instinctively pause and reflect, just as our leg jolts forward after a well-positioned tap on the knee. In honor of our veterans ‹ to whom we owe a debt we can never repay ‹ the least we can do on this Veteran's Day ...

22: Questions For Oral Answer Wednesday 15 Nov 2006

Office of the Clerk

1. MARTIN GALLAGHER to the Minister of Police: What reports has she received on public confidence in the New Zealand Police?

23: Geographical Indications for NZ wines and spirits

New Zealand Government

Associate Commerce Minister Judith Tizard today announced a voluntary geographical indications registration system for New Zealand wines and spirits. The Geographical Indications (Wine and Spirits) Registration legislation passed by Parliament last ...

24: Wake Up Auckland - The Stadium Debacle

Wake Up Auckland

We the rate-paying citizens of Auckland wish to make it clear to the Auckland City Council, the ARC and Central Government, that any loans made available to the Rugby Union for the construction of stands is by way of a loan and will be looked on as ...

25: Ceasefire Needed in Darfur, Diplomacy Intensifies

United Nations

All sides must stop fighting immediately in Darfur, the top United Nations peacekeeping official said today, as he outlined increasing diplomatic efforts over the next few weeks aimed at ending the spiralling violence and the “very tragic” situation ...

26: Regional Approach Key To Fight Hiv/Aids

United Nations

Regional Approach Key To Fight Hiv/Aids In Horn Of Africa, UN-Backed Meeting Told

27: A Statistically Impossible Swing To The GOP In OH

Bob Fitrakis

The percentage of uncounted votes in the allegedly "fraud free" 2006 Ohio election is actually higher than the fraud-ridden 2004 election, when the presidency was stolen here. A flawed voting process that allowed voters to be illegally turned away throughout ...

28: 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 ...

29: Eden Park says costs and foundations solid

Eden Park

Eden Park Development Committee Chairman Rob Fisher said today that Eden Park’s quantity surveyors WT Partnership had confirmed a cost estimate of $385m for a full completion of the Eden Park seating bowl, including a significantly lower roof and ...

30: Eminent engineer to lead New Zealand Wind Energy

NZ Wind Energy Association

“Helping the wind industry fulfill its potential to supply an increasing amount of clean renewable energy to New Zealand homes and industry, fits in perfectly with my values” says Gerry Coates, the new Chair of the Board of the New Zealand Wind ...


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