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Top Scoop Stories - 29 August 2007 News Summary

Today's Top Scoops - August 29, 2007

LEAD STORY:

Scoop Feedback: Readers Capture The Dark Side of the Moon

NZ POLITICS:

Retirement: Cullen Responds To Advertising Decision On KiwiSaver
Politics: Robson Concerned The World Less Democratic After Key Speech
Law 'n'Order: Mark Wants Book Thrown Good and Hard At Hooliganistic Students

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Media Comings: New Presenter for Nightline
Email Problems: Vodafone apologises to Telecom customers as well

WORLD:

Downunder News: John Howard Details His Priorities For APEC 2007
Celebrity Humanitarianism: Angelina Jolie Spotlights Plight Of Iraqi Refugees
Don't Look Up: Antarctic Ozone Hole Opens Early This Year
Hostage News: UN Welcomes Reports Of S. Korean Hostages Release

COMMENT:

Catherine Austin Fitts: Dillon Read (2) - Brady Bush Bechtel & The Boys

LIFESTYLE:

Arts: Kiwi Artist Makes Final Two In 'Showdown'
Scouting: Invercargill Engineer Continues Baden-Powell's Proud Tradition

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LEAD STORY

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Scoop Feedback: Readers Capture The Dark Side of the Moon - On August 28 there was a total eclipse of the Moon. This is when the Earth's shadow falls across the Moon. As the Earth has an atmosphere, the shadow that is cast on the Moon does not have a clear cut edge so the shading is gradual. The Moon turned a reddish colour because of the dust in our atmosphere. If any other Scoop readers have pictures of the moon send them in to editor@scoop.co.nz More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0708/S00371.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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Retirement: Cullen Responds To Advertising Decision On KiwiSaver - Finance Minister Michael Cullen today said Labour accepted the majority decision of the Advertising Standards Authority on a KiwiSaver banner carried on the Stuff news website. This said "KiwiSaver + New Zealand Super. Labour's guarantee for your retirement." More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0708/S00502.htm


Politics: Robson Concerned The World Less Democratic After Key Speech - Deputy Leader of the Progressive Party Matt Robson is concerned that National Leader John Key has made the world a much less democratic place "Mr. Key gave an odd speech the other day claiming that there are 27 full democracies with universal suffrage, free and fair elections between parties and freedom of speech and association," writes a perplexed Mr Robson who seems to think there may be as many as 90 functioning democracy's in the world. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0708/S00349.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0708/S00481.htm
[3] - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democracy_Index
[4] - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_in_the_World_%28report%29
[5] - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Claims_Of_Demoracy.png


Law 'n'Order: Mark Wants Book Thrown Good and Hard At Hooliganistic Students - New Zealand First law and order spokesman Ron Mark urges Police to carry through with riot charges against students involved in the weekend's mayhem in Dunedin, to remove the possibility of them being let off with a diversion. "Students cannot be immune from conviction just because it might blight their record," said Ron Mark. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0708/S00508.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Media Comings: New Presenter for Nightline - Samantha Hayes will be the new presenter for 3's successful late-night news show Nightline, replacing Carly Flynn, who is moving on to the breakfast show Sunrise alongside James Coleman. Hayes joined the Nightline team as the Wellington-based arts and entertainment reporter in 2006. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0708/S00575.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0708/S00574.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0708/S00564.htm


Email Problems: Vodafone apologises to Telecom customers as well - Vodafone today announced it would also like to give something to Telecom Xtra customers following their email problems experienced last week. General manager of Products and Services Kursten Shalfoon acknowledged that the gesture is a cheeky one, but he also would like to apologise to Xtra customers for all the inconvenience and frustration they've felt over the past week... More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0708/S00559.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0708/S00544.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0708/S00447.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0708/S00529.htm


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WORLD

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Downunder News: John Howard Details His Priorities For APEC 2007 - "APEC economies account for more than half of global GDP and nearly half of world trade. And around 70 per cent of Australia's total trade is with the other 20 APEC economies. Eight of our top 10 trading partners are within APEC. Shared prosperity in APEC helps underpin jobs, living standards and security for Australians. And as economic and political power moves inexorably from the Atlantic to the Pacific in the 21st Century, APEC will become even more important to our country. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0708/S00652.htm


Celebrity Humanitarianism: Angelina Jolie Spotlights Plight Of Iraqi Refugees - Actress and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie is visiting Iraq and Syria to raise awareness of the plight of hundreds of thousands of Iraqi families who have fled the violence in their home country. According to UNHCR estimates, over 4.2 million Iraqis have been displaced, with 2.2 million within the war-torn nation and two million in neighbouring countries. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0708/S00655.htm


Don't Look Up: Antarctic Ozone Hole Opens Early This Year - The hole in the Antarctic ozone layer has emerged earlier than usual this year, but it is not yet clear whether the eventual annual depletion of the naturally occurring gas that filters out cancer-causing ultraviolet (UV) radiation will be as bad as recent years, the United Nations meteorological agency announced today In its first Antarctic Ozone Bulletin of 2007, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said initial readings indicate that the size and the depth of the ozone hole are similar to recent years at the same stage. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0708/S00657.htm


Hostage News: UN Welcomes Reports Of S. Korean Hostages Release - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed media reports that the Taliban has agreed to free 19 hostages from the Republic of Korea (ROK) that it has held captive in Afghanistan for more than a month. Responding to questions during a press conference at UN Headquarters in New York, Mr. Ban said he was pleased and now hoped the hostages could be released as soon as possible. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0708/S00668.htm


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COMMENT

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Catherine Austin Fitts: Dillon Read (2) - Brady Bush Bechtel & The Boys - I remember when John Birkelund first came to Dillon Read in 1981 to serve as President and Chief Operating Officer. [2] Dillon was a small private investment bank on Wall Street with a proud history and a shrinking market share as technology and globalization... (Part 2 of a 20 Part Serial) More >> [1]

See Also:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0708/S00361.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0708/S00302.htm#2
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0708/S00302.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Arts: Kiwi Artist Makes Final Two In 'Showdown' - Paintings by Charles Olsen and Vania Comoretti go 'head to head' this week in the final of the international art competition, the Saatchi Showdown. Of the twelve finalists their works received the highest scores during a week of intensive voting which saw the Saatchi website logging over 50,000,000 hits per day. More >> [1]

EARLIER:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0708/S00345.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0708/S00202.htm
[3] - http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/showdown/


Scouting: Invercargill Engineer Continues Baden-Powell's Proud Tradition - Scouting New Zealand has appointed Invercargill-based Kevin Todd, an electrical engineer at New Zealand Aluminium Smelters as the new National Scout Leader. Each of the five Scouting codes, Keas, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers and Rovers has a National Leader to offer support, advice and encouragement to the organisation's membership. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0708/S00339.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, August 29, 2007

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