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Top Scoop Stories - 21 September 2007 News Summary


Today's Top Scoops - September 21, 2007

NZ POLITICS:

Society: Single Parent Families Not A Risk Factor For Child

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Conservation: Flippin' Heck - Kiwi Dolphins In Strife

WORLD:

Smoke Alarm: Businesses Must Support Emissions Reduction
Gearing Up: The Americas - Dynamic Change in the 21st Century
Sky High: Afghan Children Fly Kites For Peace As Part Of UN-backed Campaign
Tough Guys: Australian SAS Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary

COMMENT:

Greg Palast: Student Tasered for Question to Kerry
David Swanson: The Best President Money Can Buy
Michel Chossudovsky: Bush Admin War Plans directed against Iran


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NZ POLITICS

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Society: Single Parent Families Not A Risk Factor For Child - Latest research from the University of Otago's Christchurch Health and Development Study, which has just been published in the prestigious United States Journal The Archives of General Psychiatry, shows negative outcomes over 25 years are linked to contextual factors such as socio-economic status and family functioning, and how these relate to single parenthood. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0709/S00048.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00296.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00297.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Conservation: Flippin' Heck - Kiwi Dolphins In Strife - WWF-New Zealand is calling on New Zealanders to help save Hector's and Maui's dolphins from extinction by backing their online petition at www.stoptheirextinction.org.nz The global conservation organisation is today launching the campaign asking kiwis to seize this unique opportunity to save Hector's and Maui's dolphins, which only live in NZ. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0709/S00051.htm


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WORLD

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Smoke Alarm: Businesses Must Support Emissions Reduction - The private sector must support industrialized countries' serious emission reduction commitments to curb climate change and maintain the momentum of the system of exchanging emissions on the 'carbon market,' the top United Nations climate change official said today. "Without binding commitments and the resulting downward pressure on greenhouse gas emissions, there is no carbon market". More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00505.htm


Gearing Up: The Americas - Dynamic Change in the 21st Century - "The Americas of the 21st century is undergoing dynamic change. And the rate of change is accelerating. Countries in the region are eliminating trade barriers, integrating electricity grids and energy markets, collaborating on alternative energy sources, connecting national infrastructures, constructing new fora for political dialogue and cooperation, and reaching beyond the Americas to cement commercial relationships with Europe, Africa, India, and Asia." More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00520.htm


Sky High: Afghan Children Fly Kites For Peace As Part Of UN-backed Campaign - On the eve of the International Day of Peace, Afghan street children flew kites adorned with doves and olive branches atop a hill overlooking Kabul today, marking the closing stages of a UN-backed campaign to halt violence in the war-torn nation. Since the Taliban was ousted, kite flying has re-emerged as a popular past-time, particularly for Afghan children. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00508.htm


Tough Guys: Australian SAS Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary - The SAS has served the Australian Defence Forces (ADF) and nation with distinction over its proud history and he wished the Regiment's officers and soldiers a long and equally impressive future. "Over the past 50 years the SAS has established itself as a unit with few equals amongst the international Special Forces community. This did not just happen, it's the result of the dedication of generations of outstanding young soldiers singularly committed to excellence." More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00531.htm


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COMMENT

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Greg Palast: Student Tasered for Question to Kerry - "[Palast] said you won the 2004 election - isn't that amazing? There were multiple reports of disenfranchising of Black voters on the day of the election in 2004 in Florida and Ohio. ... How could you concede the election on the day?" More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00374.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00381.htm


David Swanson: The Best President Money Can Buy - I was invited to speak on a (foreign, of course) television show about the money that U.S. presidential candidates are accepting and how it affects them, so I took a look at the latest numbers on OpenSecrets.org. The television producers only wanted ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00378.htm


Michel Chossudovsky: Bush Admin War Plans directed against Iran - Quoting official sources, the Western media is now confirming, rather belatedly, that the Bush Administration's war plans directed against Iran are "for real" and should be taken seriously. Punitive bombings" directed against Tehran could be launched within the next few months. The diplomatic mode has been switched off: The Pentagon is said to be "taking steps to ensure... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00379.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, September 21, 2007

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