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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 4 November 2007



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

1: "Shame" Calls Target Left-Leaning Labourites

Joseph Barratt

Cries of “shame” met Labour party members as they entered the annual Labour conference earlier today as protesters gathered outside.

2: Web Site Offers Global Collaboration On Education

US Information Service

UNESCO awards 2007 King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize to Curriki: A Web site that provides free access to school curricula developed through collaboration by a community of educators has won a prestigious international award.

3: Michael Cullen Speech On Social Justice

New Zealand Government
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Prime Minister Helen Clark, my ministerial and parliamentary colleagues, fellow-members of the Labour Party, tena kotou katoa.

4: Agenda: Prime Minister Helen Clark


Prime Minister Helen Clark is blaming Treasury for her refusal up till now to agree to tax cuts. She claims she has not been able to agree to cuts because of inadequate fiscal forecasts from Treasury.

5: Memo to President Bush—Put Rice on Ice!

SOLO - Sense of Life Objectivists

You said a few days ago, "History teaches us that underestimating the words of evil, ambitious men is a terrible mistake. Bin Laden and his terrorist allies have made their intentions as clear as Lenin and Hitler before them. And the question ...

6: The US & France: Renewal Of An Enduring Alliance

US State Department

Forty years ago, a group of American and French leaders built this institution on a vision that our two democracies must always stay tied to each other. Congratulations to AUP for having become one of the strongest bridges uniting our two countries.

7: PM Ignores Moral and Safety Issues

Family First Lobby.

Family First is warning parents to beware of attempts by calls by the Prime Minister to vaccinate schoolgirls as young as 12 against the HPV Virus.

8: Wellington sky explodes with colour for Guy Fawkes

Wellington City Council

One of Wellington’s most colourful events, the Pelorus Trust Sky Show, returns to Wellington on Monday 5 November.

9: Police express regret for their provocative action

Global Peace And Justice Auckland

Police express regret for their provocative action at Labour Party Conference protest No charges to be laid against three arrested GPJA is pleased the police indicated regret for provocative action on their part which led to rising tension and ultimately ...

10: CYFS paperwork takes precedence over young lives

New Zealand National Party

Child Youth & Family social workers are again showing they are more worried about case management than effective interventions for young offenders, says National Party Police and Youth Justice spokesman Chester Borrows.

11: Impeachment in NYC

David Swanson

This fall, Culture Project will launch an ambitious and unique new series gathering today's most brilliant and visionary minds to explore and debate the case for the impeachment of President George Bush and Vice President Richard Cheney. "A Question ...

12: Burma's Uprising: People Power, Not Political Pupp

Cynthia Boaz

In the past month, amid the flurry of reports and commentary in international media about the events in Burma, a disturbing theme has emerged among some media commentators. Ranging from the Asia Times and the South China Morning Post to a collection of skeptical ...

13: National wants inquiry into collapse of services

New Zealand National Party

National wants inquiry into collapse of child cancer services National wants Parliament's Health Select Committee to investigate the collapse of child cancer services at Wellington Hospital.

14: Lack of information on prostate cancer inexcusable

New Zealand National Party

It’s a disgrace that two years on there’s still no action on Labour’s promised prostate guidelines to help advise doctors and men to make informed decisions about prostate cancer testing, says National Party Associate Health spokeswoman, Dr Jackie ...

15: A quarter million New Zealanders in KiwiSaver

New Zealand Government

KiwiSaver has reached another major milestone much faster than predicted with enrolment figures now exceeding 260,000, Finance Minister Michael Cullen and Revenue Minister Peter Dunne announced today.

16: Full Coverage: Urewera 17 In Court - Nov 1st & 2nd

The Scoop Team

Full Coverage: Urewera 17 In Court - Nov 1st & 2nd Featuring Reports From The Scoop Team & Indymedia.org.nz

17: Protest at Labour Party Conference

New Zealand Police

Police strongly refute claims that they were heavy handed or provocative when dealing with the protest action outside the Labour Party Conference in Takapuna.

18: Labour delivering for New Zealand’s future

New Zealand Government

New Zealanders are embracing the Labour-led government’s work to boost savings and improve the skills of our young people, Finance Minister and Minister for Tertiary Education Michael Cullen said today.

19: Democrats Stand Back as War Funding Continues

Maya Schenwar

In the next few days, a Congressional conference committee will likely pass the largest defense spending bill in the history of the United States. Despite Democratic lawmakers' promises to stop issuing blank checks for war, the bill does not call ...

20: TEC doubles number of staff on over $100,000

New Zealand National Party

The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) is yet another government agency rewarding its staff with rocketing salaries, says National’s Tertiary Education spokesman, Paul Hutchison.

21: Banned From Canada for a Year for War Protest

Ann Wright

The invitation said six members of the Canadian Parliament were to speak October 25 on Canada's Parliament Hill as members of a panel called "Peacebuilders Without Borders: Challenging the Post-9/11 Canada-US Security Agenda." I arrived at the Ottawa ...

22: Treasonous Democrats At It Again - SOLO

SOLO - Sense of Life Objectivists

By Lindsay Perigo Created 2007-11-01 02:57 SOLO-US Press Release: Treasonous Democrats At It Again

23: Air New Zealand Scoops World Travel Award

Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand has been named Australasia's Leading Business Class Airline at the 14th Annual World Travel Awards.

24: Consumer concerned at lack of Geneva information

Consumers' Institute

The Consumers’ Institute is gravely concerned at the lack of information being provided to investors in Geneva Finance, who are being asked to make important decisions about the future of the company at a meeting on Monday.

25: Indymedia: Urewera 16 In Court - 2 More Bailed

Aotearoa Indymedia - AIM

All 16 people arrested and charged with arms charges on Monday October 15th in nationwide raids appeared in the Auckland District Court on November 1st and 2nd. A 17th person arrested during the raids was charged with cannabis related charges and will appear ...

26: The Paul Kelly Motor Company Fireworks Spectacular

Christchurch City Council

> The Paul Kelly Motor Company Fireworks Spectacular > > Families are in for a treat of the senses on Monday 5th November, with a program set to be a light, sound and atmospheric sensation - but you'll need to tune your headphones into The Breeze 94.5 ...

27: The Peace That Passes All Understanding

Martin LeFevre - Meditations

It’s near dusk, and the parkland seems to be full of Cooper’s hawks. At one point on the path, a large, brown, stipple-winged hawk takes off from the path ahead of me with some small animal in its mouth.

28: Tears Shed As "Terror" Accused Returns To Cell

Joseph Barratt

Looking glum but putting on a brave smile Omar Hamed, 19, turned and waved goodbye to his family and friends before heading back to jail. Having just been refused bail his mother and sister were in tears in the public gallery.

29: Japan's Crown Prince Appointed Honorary UN Post

United Nations

Ban Ki-moon today appointed the Crown Prince of Japan as Honorary President of his Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation, which aims to galvanize global action on these issues as part of international efforts to eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable ...

30: Progen Update on Phase 3 Clinical Program

Progen Pharmaceuticals Limited

Progen Pharmaceuticals Limited (ASX: PGL; NASDAQ: PGLA) today announced that in light of the recent Fast Track designation awarded to PI-88 for the prevention of tumour recurrence following curative resection of primary liver cancer and in order to commence ...


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