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Top Scoop Stories - 21 November 2007 News Summary


Today's Top Scoops - November 21, 2007

LEAD STORY:

Corporate Nastiness: Union Thinks Hart's Behaviour Is Rank

NZ POLITICS:

Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 21 November 2007
Public Disservice: Logan Makes Another Apology
Police: Locke Concerned At New Protest instructions
Phil Goff: Captain Matthew Ferrara - A Tribute
Foreign Affairs: North Korea Leads Peters' Talks In Washington

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Sport Technology: Michael Campbell Looks To Canterbury For An Performance Edge
Climate Change: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Dropping Fast At Genesis
Food & Lifestyle: Price And Credibility Barriers To Buying Organic
Company Business: Auckland Airport Director Appointments

WORLD:

Medical: Preparedness Key To Tackling Global Flu Pandemic
HIV/AIDS: UN Cuts AIDS Figures To 33 Million
International: EU-ASEAN: 30 Years Of An Ever Closer Relationship
Big Shots: A Conversation With America' Senior Career Diplomats
Heavy News: More Than 100 Journalists Killed In 2007
Conservation: U.S. Leads Efforts On Global Shark Conservation

COMMENT:

Scott Harris: Kucinich Succeeds in Moving Impeachment Forward
Nikolasa Biasiny-Tule: When Dissent Becomes Terrorism
Sherwood Ross: Radioactive Munitions Fired In Middle East
Rosalea Barker: Dennis Kucinich Talks Impeachment With Scoop.co.nz
Stateside With Rosalea: Rugby with a Cause

LIFESTYLE:

Fabrications: Small Works On Paper By MartinePotato B
Happy Times: Giraffes Zahara And Tisa Get A New Enclosure
Wellington Phoenix: Sony Joins Forces With Phoenix


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LEAD STORY

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Corporate Nastiness: Union Thinks Hart's Behaviour Is Rank - The global packaging company, SIG Combibloc, is trying to undermine the union at its packaging plant the Thailand Economic Zone of Rayong by attempting to dismiss union leader Thanetn Jhanluechai for legitimate union activity. SIG was earlier this year bought by the Rank Group, a growing force in the global packaging market, owned by New Zealand billionaire, Graeme Hart. More >> [1]

ALSO:

  • EPMU - Rank Group Shames New Zealand [2]
  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00420.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00354.htm


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    NZ POLITICS

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    QUESTIONS OF THE DAY:

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00391.htm


    Public Disservice: Logan Makes Another Apology - Environment Minister Trevor Mallard today released a briefing by the State Services Commission that looks at the advice given to him on the selection process for Clare Curran. More >> [1]

    ALSO:

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00381.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00377.htm


    Police: Locke Concerned At New Protest instructions - Green MP Keith Locke today expressed concern that newly released Police instructions curtail the right to legitimate protest. The Police general instructions have emerged in the wake of a Police Complaints Authority ruling More >> [1]

    ALSO:

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00386.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00359.htm


    Phil Goff: Captain Matthew Ferrara - A Tribute - Eulogy at the funeral of Captain Matthew Ferrara (posthumously promoted from the rank of Lieutenant) given by his uncle, New Zealand Defence Minister Phil Goff. More >> [1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00379.htm


    Foreign Affairs: North Korea Leads Peters' Talks In Washington - Foreign Minister Winston Peters' recent trip to North Korea was a key focus of his meetings with leading figures of the United States Administration in Washington today (Monday US time). Mr Peters met with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. More >> [1]

    ALSO:

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00358.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00338.htm


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    BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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    Sport Technology: Michael Campbell Looks To Canterbury For An Performance Edge - When Michael Campbell lands in New Zealand this month firmly focused on a win at the New Zealand Golf Open in Queenstown, he'll be getting full backing from his partnership with Canterbury of New Zealand. Along with his Michael Campbell Collection of golf clothing he'll also be wearing Canterbury's revolutionary baselayer garments. More >> [1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00414.htm


    Climate Change: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Dropping Fast At Genesis - Hard on the heels of this week's report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which said climate change effects are well underway, Genesis Energy announced a 40.3% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions in October, compared to the same period in 2006. In the four months since the start of its financial year, the leading energy company has seen its emissions from power generation drop by 37.4%. More >> [1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00412.htm


    Food & Lifestyle: Price And Credibility Barriers To Buying Organic - Europeans And North Americans More Likely To Reach For A Soda Than A Health Promoting Beverage! An ageing global population, rising obesity levels and the occasional food scare have all served to heighten awareness among the world's consumers about the importance of diet and staying healthy, leading to the rapid expansion of 'organic' and the emergence of foods promoting specific health benefits. More >> [1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00416.htm


    Company Business: Auckland Airport Director Appointments - Manukau City Council welcomes the appointment of its nominee John Brabazon to the Auckland International Airport Limited board of directors. "We are also pleased to see Lloyd Morrison and Richard Didsbury on the board, as well as the return of Joan Withers," Mayor Len Brown says. Around 700 people were at the AGM, many from Manukau. More >> [1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00408.htm


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    WORLD

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    Medical: Preparedness Key To Tackling Global Flu Pandemic - The head of the United Nations World Health Organization has underlined the need to make full use of the resources available to prepare for a possible influenza pandemic, warning that no country will be left unaffected should an outbreak occur. More >> [1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00874.htm


    HIV/AIDS: UN Cuts AIDS Figures To 33 Million - The United Nations has sharply reduced its estimation of the size of the world's AIDS epidemic in a new report published Monday. The revised figures particularly reflect new numbers for the virus in India - but also indicate strides in fighting the epidemic worldwide. More >> [1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00855.htm


    International: EU-ASEAN: 30 Years Of An Ever Closer Relationship - EU and ASEAN Heads of States and Governments will gather tomorrow in Singapore to celebrate thirty years of formal EU-ASEAN relations. At the Summit, leaders will endorse the EU-ASEAN Plan of Action which implements the Nuremberg Declaration on an Enhanced EU-ASEAN Partnership. More >> [1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00867.htm


    Big Shots: A Conversation With America' Senior Career Diplomats - R. Nicholas Burns, Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Robert Kimmitt, Deputy Secretary of the Treasury and Former Under Secretaries of State for Political Affairs: Ambassador David Newsom, Ambassador Thomas Pickering, Ambassador Marc Grossman, Dr. Arnold Kanter. More >> [1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00892.htm


    Heavy News: More Than 100 Journalists Killed In 2007 - More than 100 journalists have been killed in 2007, the World Association of Newspapers said in its half-year report on press freedom world-wide, published today. One hundred and six journalists died on duty in 28 countries, 45 of them killed in Iraq, where 150 media workers have lost their lives since 2003. More >> [1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00887.htm


    Conservation: U.S. Leads Efforts On Global Shark Conservation - At the urging of the Department of State-led U.S. delegation to the United Nations, member states last week agreed to strengthen protections for vulnerable and endangered shark populations around the world. More >> [1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00893.htm


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    COMMENT

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    Scott Harris: Kucinich Succeeds in Moving Impeachment Forward - As voters cast ballots in local elections across the U.S. on Nov. 6, Congress was voting on a resolution calling for the impeachment of Vice President Dick Cheney. The measure, sponsored by Ohio Rep. and Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich has 22 co-sponsors... More >> [1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00343.htm


    Nikolasa Biasiny-Tule: When Dissent Becomes Terrorism - In a series of early morning raids, the New Zealand Police forced entry into the homes of social activists, students, environmentalists, Maori sovereignty activists and trade unionists throughout Aotearoa, confiscating computers and files and arresting ... More >> [1]

    ALSO:

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00342.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00330.htm


    Sherwood Ross: Radioactive Munitions Fired In Middle East - By firing radioactive ammunition, the U.S., U.K., and Israel may have triggered a nuclear holocaust in the Middle East that, over time, will prove deadlier than the U.S. atomic bombing of Japan. So much ammunition containing depleted uranium(DU) has been fired, asserts nuclear authority... More >> [1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00325.htm


    Rosalea Barker: Dennis Kucinich Talks Impeachment With Scoop.co.nz - Click for big version Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich with a pocket version of the document he believes gives Americans the tool to protect themselves against excesses of executive power: the Constitution of the United States of America. More >> [1]

    ALSO:

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00261.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00262.htm


    Stateside With Rosalea: Rugby with a Cause - DC's cold weather lifted for a day on Sunday, November 18, making for a very pleasant outing to Trinity University to watch some rugby. Since 1997, the NZ Embassy has fielded a rugby squad to play a local select side and in the process benefit school ... More >> [1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00328.htm


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    LIFESTYLE

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    Fabrications: Small Works On Paper By MartinePotato B - The physical process began by painting large abstract works on sized cotton printmaking paper. From these bolts of 'fabric' I selected and cut small pieces at 5' x 7'; 'one size fits all'.
    More >> [1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0711/S00271.htm


    Happy Times: Giraffes Zahara And Tisa Get A New Enclosure - Wellington Zoo's giraffes will be let out into the Zoo's new African Savannah for the first time on Wednesday 21 November, announced Husbandry Manager Suzette Nicholson today. More >> [1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0711/S00197.htm


    Wellington Phoenix: Sony Joins Forces With Phoenix - Wellington Phoenix FC has scored a significant goal with confirmation today that global electronics giant Sony has joined the club as principal sponsor...More >> [1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0711/S00262.htm


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

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