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Top Scoop Stories - 08 October 2007 News Summary


Today's Top Scoops - October 08, 2007

LEAD STORY:

World News: Top Kiwi At UN Giving Seminar In Wellington

NZ POLITICS:

Images: Welly Turns Out In a Riot of Red for Burma
Gambling: Casinos Crime Spoils Should be Returned Says PGF
Defence: Army That's Also A Navy Visits NZ
Legal Precedents: Leave Granted To Prosecute Taito Field MP

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Conservation: Fancy A Dirty Weekend In Your Own Backyard?

WORLD:

Wheat-Bucks: Surging Prices Push Wheat Beyond Reach Of Poor
Business & Government: Private-Public Partnerships Key To Advances In Asia-Pacific Region
Women's Affairs: Women Leaders' Working Group Has New Initiatives
Medical Front: Planning Guide For Palliative Cancer Care -- UN

COMMENT:

Uri Avnery: Two Knights and a Dragon
Ramzy Baroud: Haider Abdul-Shafi, Passing Undefeated
Richard S. Ehrlich: Tiananmen Square, Burmese Style
Bobby Ramakant: India ranks 72 in 180 countries on Corruption Index

LIFESTYLE:

Movies: Film Archive Refuses To Let Sleeping Dogs Lie
Design: Metal Pigs Help Canterbury Scoop Design Awards
Punk: World Ready To Be Roused By NZ's The Rabble


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LEAD STORY

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World News: Top Kiwi At UN Giving Seminar In Wellington - Senior New Zealander in the United Nations, Ross Mountain, is to address a Wellington branch meeting of the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs on 11 October. Mountain represents the UN Secretary-General in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Brain Lynch, Director of the NZ Institute of International Affairs, says the Mountain lunchtime Thursday address is a rare opportunity for a New Zealand audience to get a close-up view of the travails of this troubled continent and its formidable challenges, from a uniquely well-qualified source. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00076.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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Images: Welly Turns Out In a Riot of Red for Burma - Events took place in every major city in the world at 12 noon on Saturday 6th October, as part of the 'Global day of action for Burma'. In Wellington there was a very colourful turnout from the local Burmese community. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00082.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00097.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00066.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00045.htm


Gambling: Casinos Crime Spoils Should be Returned Says PGF - It's time to start recovering the proceeds of crime from the gambling industry says the Problem Gambling Foundation. CEO John Stansfield says that the case of a Chubb security guard who stole over $50,000 from KiwiBank is just one example. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00089.htm


Defence: Army That's Also A Navy Visits NZ - The Peoples Liberation Army Navy Ship's Haerbin and Hongzehu will visit Auckland from Sunday 7 October to Wednesday 10 October. During the Auckland visit a combined Royal New Zealand Navy Band and Peoples Liberation Army Navy Band will perform a concert at the Bruce Mason Centre on Tuesday 9 October. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00088.htm


Legal Precedents: Leave Granted To Prosecute Taito Field MP - "Police today welcomed the release of the High Court decision to grant them leave to prosecute Taito Phillip Field, the Member of Parliament for Mangere, on fifteen charges of bribery under s103(1) of the Crimes Act 1961. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00082.htm
[2] - http://www.google.com/custom?hl=en&client...


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Conservation: Fancy A Dirty Weekend In Your Own Backyard? - Residents of Wellington and the Kapiti Coast are encouraged to have a Dirty weekend in their own back yard. After a session clearing environmentally-damaging weeds from their garden, they will be rewarded with a replacement native plant at weed swaps. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0710/S00010.htm


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WORLD

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Wheat-Bucks: Surging Prices Push Wheat Beyond Reach Of Poor - International wheat prices have hit record highs during the past three months, pushing the domestic price of bread and other basic foods in poor countries beyond the reach of many locals, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has announced. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00178.htm


Business & Government: Private-Public Partnerships Key To Advances In Asia-Pacific Region - Partnerships between governments and the private sector are key to fostering development in the Asia-Pacific region, which is home to more than half the world's people and accounts for a quarter of international trade, Ban Ki-moon said. "W have a joint mission to give citizens of this region the tools to create their own prosperity." More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00180.htm


Women's Affairs: Women Leaders' Working Group Has New Initiatives - Condoleezza Rice and Austrian FM Ursula Plassnik co-hosted the 3rd meeting of the Women Leaders' Working Group with women Ministers, Heads of State, Ambassadors, and CEOs to address political, economic, legal, and educational empowerment for women at grassroots level. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00202.htm


Medical Front: Planning Guide For Palliative Cancer Care -- UN - The UN World Health Organizationtoday unveiled its first guide explaining the range of palliative care services available for the millions of people across the world living with advanced stages of cancer. The guide provides information on how to devise the most effective methods of providing palliative care, including details of low-cost public health models. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0710/S00179.htm


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COMMENT

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Uri Avnery: Two Knights and a Dragon - Uri Avnery on the book by John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt, "The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy". There are books that change people's consciousness and change history. Some tell a story, like Harriet Beech Stowe's 1851 "Uncle Tom's Cabin", which gave a huge impetus to the campaign for the abolition of slavery. Others take the form... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00092.htm


Ramzy Baroud: Haider Abdul-Shafi, Passing Undefeated - The recent death of Haider Abdul-Shafi could not have come at a worse time. Bearing in mind the grim shortcomings of the Palestinian leadership and the lack of any serious attempt to rectify the situation, the loss of this unique and iconic leader feels ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00088.htm


Richard S. Ehrlich: Tiananmen Square, Burmese Style - Bangkok, Thailand -- Burma is apparently using photos sent to Web sites, TVs and other media to arrest protestors, while praising China's 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown which turned foreign news videos into virtual wanted posters to capture its dissidents... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00078.htm


Bobby Ramakant: India ranks 72 in 180 countries on Corruption Index - The 2007 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) Report in 180 countries merits India at rank 72. CPI Report looks at perceptions of public sector corruption, scoring countries on a scale from zero to ten, with zero indicating high levels of perceived... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00091.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Movies: Film Archive Refuses To Let Sleeping Dogs Lie - Three decades of NZ feature film making will be celebrated at the NZ Film Archive in Wellington on 6 October with a special gala screening of Sleeping Dogs followed by a public screening on Wednesday 10 October. More>> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0710/S00067.htm


Design: Metal Pigs Help Canterbury Scoop Design Awards - Christchurch designers proved once and for all that you don't have to be in Auckland to do good design, scooping an impressive 17 awards at this year's national BeST Design Awards - New Zealand designs equivalent of the Oscars. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0710/S00084.htm


Punk: World Ready To Be Roused By NZ's The Rabble - The Rabble are a three-piece band based on the Hibiscus Coast (HBC) dedicated to bringing you a brand of solid and unique Punk Rock n' Roll. This year the band have been busy in the recording studio, working on their second full length album The Battle's Almost Over. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0710/S00083.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, October 08, 2007

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