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Top Scoop Stories - 29 November 2007 News Summary


Today's Top Scoops - November 29, 2007

LEAD STORY:

Stateside: Being The Media At Annapolis Conference

NZ POLITICS:

Legal: Hamilton's Sensitive Sites Protected For Prostitutes
Emergencies: Calendar Sales May Not Be Enough For Firefighters
Defence: Aermacchis To Be Sold, Honest
Transport: AA welcomes practical import emissions standards
Human Rights: Auckland More In need of Human Rights Fighters As Capital De-Amnestied

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Digital Summit: Minister Takes The Red Pill
Scoop Fisheries: Can't Be Too Careful Over Paua Mystery Virus
Tourism: Court Injunction Against Discount Premium Holidays
Environment and Conservation: Fonterra To Measure And Monitor Carbon Footprint
Transport & Energy: Pike River Coal Announces New Coal Transport Route
The Gift Of Giving: Lingerie By Far The Most Desirable Gift This Xmas

WORLD:

Liar, Liar: Journalist Fabricated Claim That His Family Was Massacred
World News: Closing Remarks At The Annapolis Conference
Russia: Systematic Repression On Eve Of Elections
EU Conference: Kicking Violence Out Of Sport

COMMENT:

Michael Collins: Zogby - Top 3 Dems All Lost Ground to Thompson
Abukar Arman: Somalia Cannot be Ignored
Bruce Dixon:Ten Reasons Why "Save Darfur" is a PR Scam to Justify Resource Wars in Africa
Richard S. Ehrlich: Thailand's Anxious Election

LIFESTYLE:

Hairiness: Great Moustaches Of NZ History
Fashion: Classic Black Big Winner At Awards
Tech: NZ School Teams To Compete In Major Robotics Competition


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LEAD STORY

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conadleeza rice at annapolisStateside: Being The Media At Annapolis Conference - My heart sinks, because the last bus back to DC leaves in less than an hour and it sure looks like a two-hour line. Turns out that line is for the people whose credential request got lost in a computer glitch and miraculously I'm not one of them. It takes just a few minutes to sign for my crimson badge, Scoop Media New Zealand right there under BBC on the sign-in sheet. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00434.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00415.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00426.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00425.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/sections/world.html


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NZ POLITICS

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Legal: Hamilton's Sensitive Sites Protected For Prostitutes - An appeal lodged in the Court of Appeal to quash the Hamilton City Council Prostitution Bylaw 2004 was today dismissed. The bylaw established a permitted zone for brothels and prevented them from being located within 100 metres of 'sensitive sites'. More >> [1]

OTHER LOCAL GOVT:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0711/S00298.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0711/S00301.htm


Emergencies: Calendar Sales May Not Be Enough For Firefighters - Firefighters need resources to take up ambulance slack Volunteer fire brigades have had a 47% increase in calls to medical emergencies since 2003 and nowhere near that increase in resources, says National's Internal Affairs spokeswoman, Sandra Goudie. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00577.htm


Defence: Aermacchis To Be Sold, Honest - The New Zealand Defence Force has been given the go-ahead to replace its current advanced training aircraft, and will issue a tender early next year, Defence Minister Phil Goff said today. "The NZDF looked at the possibility of the Aermacchis being used to replace the King Air advanced pilot training aircraft during the evaluation stage, but ruled it out." More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00576.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00579.htm


Transport: AA welcomes practical import emissions standards - The AA is pleased with the announcement of the revised Vehicle Exhaust Emissions Rule today... Today's announcement of a phased approach means that the industry and motorists' fears of a shortage of imports and large price rises are... More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00455.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00454.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00456.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00571.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00565.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00530.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0711/S00141.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00595.htm


Human Rights: Auckland More In need of Human Rights Fighters As Capital De-Amnestied - Amnesty International appoints new CEO Patrick Holmes and will consolidate into one national office, in Auckland. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00457.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Digital Summit: Minister Takes The Red Pill - The challenge of the Digital Future Summit is to take New Zealand to the next level. We need to be better than the global market in our chosen niches - the race is getting faster and we must play to win, said Communications and Information Technology Minister David Cunliffe, as he opened the Digital Future Summit 2.0 in Auckland. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00573.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00568.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00589.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00590.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00427.htm


Scoop Fisheries: Can't Be Too Careful Over Paua Mystery Virus - "Our much loved and culturally significant Paua could be gone in five years if a mysterious virus sweeping the Victorian Coast of Australia gets into New Zealand," said Paua Industry Council chief executive Jeremy Cooper today. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00608.htm


Tourism: Court Injunction Against Discount Premium Holidays - A group of companies that has been telemarketing discount travel memberships and vouchers has been ordered to stop breaching the Fair Trading Act, as a result of an injunction sought by the Commerce Commission. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00605.htm


Environment and Conservation: Fonterra To Measure And Monitor Carbon Footprint - Fonterra today announced the appointment of the University of New South Wales, Scion and AgResearch to measure the dairy co-operative's carbon footprint of its major products. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00613.htm


Transport & Energy: Pike River Coal Announces New Coal Transport Route - Pike River Coal Limited has today announced it will transport its premium hard coking coal by rail to Lyttelton, Christchurch for export under a new agreement signed with Solid Energy NZ Limited (Solid Energy). The 18 year agreement to use rail, supersedes previous transport arrangements with West Coast Coal Company Limited.. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00568.htm


The Gift Of Giving: Lingerie By Far The Most Desirable Gift This Xmas - Whether she's been naughty or nice, it has been revealed that lingerie is top of most Kiwi women's Christmas wish lists, in a recent Bendon Desirability Survey. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00575.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00588.htm


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WORLD

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Liar, Liar: Journalist Fabricated Claim That His Family Was Massacred - Reporters Without Borders is astounded and angry to discover that a journalist's claim that 11 of his close relatives were murdered last weekend is false. Amman-based Iraqi journalist Dia al-Kawwaz had claimed on 26 November 2007 that 11 members of his immediate family members were shot by gunmen the previous day in Baghdad. "We are appalled by this deceit." More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S01264.htm


World News: Closing Remarks At The Annapolis Conference - The Annapolis Conference, which President Bush called and convened, has been the first Middle East peace event of this kind ever held on U.S. soil. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S01254.htm


Russia: Systematic Repression On Eve Of Elections - Amnesty International is gravely concerned about the Russian authorities' systematic disregard for basic human rights in the run-up to parliamentary elections in the country, scheduled for 2 December 2007. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S01260.htm


EU Conference: Kicking Violence Out Of Sport - The European Commission, jointly with the Portuguese Presidency of the Council, the European Parliament and in association with UEFA, is holding a high-level conference entitled, ''Towards a European Union Strategy against violence in sport'' on 28 and ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S01252.htm


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COMMENT

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Michael Collins: Zogby - Top 3 Dems All Lost Ground to Thompson - John Zogby is one of the most accurate pollsters in the history of modern politics. However, his headline below hides the real meaning of his poll comparing the 'big three" Democratic contenders in match ups against their Republican counterparts. The results are from May 17, July 14, and Nov. 26, 2007... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00436.htm


Abukar Arman: Somalia Cannot be Ignored - By all standards, the situation unfolding in Somalia is horrifically grim, and according to the UN, it is the worst crisis in Africa; worse than the crisis in Darfur that outraged the world's conscience in an unprecedented way. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00431.htm


Bruce Dixon:Ten Reasons Why "Save Darfur" is a PR Scam to Justify Resource Wars in Africa - The star-studded hue and cry to "Save Darfur" and "stop the genocide" has gained enormous traction in U.S. media along with bipartisan support in Congress and the White House. But the Congo, with ten to twenty times as many African dead over the ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00429.htm


Richard S. Ehrlich: Thailand's Anxious Election - Bangkok, Thailand -- This Buddhist-majority nation is gearing up to elect a new prime minister and restore some democracy after last year's coup, but the mood is cynical, anxious and unsatisfied because of the choices available... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00437.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Hairiness: Great Moustaches Of NZ History - As the month of 'Movember' ends and New Zealand's 'mo bros' line up to compare growth, texture and style, they join the generations of kiwi blokes who have grown - or not grown - facial hair for a reason. A timeline compiled by NZHistory.net.nz shows how beards and moustaches have come and gone over the decades in New Zealand. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0711/S00369.htm


Fashion: Classic Black Big Winner At Awards - Black was the colour of the night at the annual Villa Maria Cult-Couture design awards last Saturday night with two of the top awards going to variations on the classic black dress. Judges chose 'Tino Glam' by Avondale's Shona Tawhiao for the Villa Maria Estate Premier Award. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0711/S00367.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0711/S00122.htm


Tech: NZ School Teams To Compete In Major Robotics Competition - New Zealand secondary school students will compete for the first time in an international robotics competition that doubles the likelihood of students choosing a science or technology related career... The competition sees teams building a large robot capable of competing in a game - which varies each year. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0711/S00115.htm


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

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