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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 22 October 2009

Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 22 October 2009

1: David Lynch Frequently Tweets Bhagavad-Gita

Rajan Zed

Here are some examples of Lynch’s tweets: “You have control over action alone, never over its fruits. Live not for the fruits of action, nor attach yourself to inaction”, “These bodies come to an end; But that vast embodied Self is ageless, ...

2: the oldest known victim of illegal evictions

Anti Eviction Campaign

Eunice Nothemba Boyseen was one of the 150 people illegally evicted last year in Gugulethu alone. She was forcibly taken from her council home by police who came without a court order. Despite being a vulnerable 93 year old lady, the eviction ...

3: US Daily Press Briefing - October 21

US State Department

MR. KELLY: Okay. Good afternoon. Just a few comments at the top about the Secretary’s schedule. You saw that we put out a notice about travel to Marrakesh, Morocco from November 2nd to 3rd. She’s going to participate in the 6th Forum for the Future. ...

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4: Top Scoop Stories October 22nd 2009 News Summary

The Scoop Editor

LEAD STORY Gordon Campbell: Education Minister Pulls Resources From Front Line NZ POLITICS Self-Appointments: What Do You Call A List MP? This Always Ends Well: Shake-Up For The Health Sector

5: 95bFM Audio: Tony Ryall On Health Centralisation


Hamish Fletcher talks to Health Minister Tony Ryall about plans to rejig the public health system.

6: While you were sleeping: Dollar slips against Euro


While you were sleeping: Dollar slips beyond US$1.50 per Euro Oct. 22 (BusinessWire) – The U.S. dollar sank beyond US$1.50 per euro for the first time in 14 months amid optimism the global economy is picking up pace and speculation the Federal Reserve ...

7: Senior Buddhist Monk Arrested in Rangoon

Terry Evans

A senior Buddhist monk was arrested in Rangoon on Friday after security forces raided his monastery, according to the Thailand-based Assistance Association for Political Prisoners—Burma (AAPP). Military intelligence officers raided the monastery in ...

8: ACC Reform Bill introduced next week

New Zealand Government

The government today tabled the ACC Reform Bill in Parliament and will introduce it for its first reading next week, ACC Minister Nick Smith says.

9: Tom Frewen: Today In Parliament 22.10.09

Tom Frewen

Labour renew their attack on Finance Minister Bill English's housing arrangements while Health Minister, Tony Ryall, reassures the Greens Sue kedgley that cellphone towers are perfectly safe. The Justice and Electoral Committee hears submissions ...

10: New $477m Threshold Makes Sick Joke of 'Oversight'

Campaign Against Foreign Control Of Aotearoa

The Government has announced a new Investment Protocol for Australian investors in NZ, under CER. One of the new provisions is a vastly increased threshold of $477m – up from the present $100m. Anything below this sum will not require any kind ...

11: Questions for Oral Answer - 22 Oct 2009

Office of the Clerk

# Hon ANNETTE KING to the Prime Minister: Does he expect all his Ministers to comply with paragraphs 2.50 to 2.96 of the Cabinet Manual; if not, why not? # AMY ADAMS to the Minister of Finance: What are the financial challenges currently facing this ...

12: More to this than the US dollar

Manufacturers and Exporters Association

Policy makers and officials are choosing to ignore the rise in the New Zealand dollar on the basis that it is a US dollar weakness story. That is simply an excuse for inaction say the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA). The ...

13: Govt extends frequency payment terms for radio

New Zealand Government

Communications and Information Technology Minister Steven Joyce today announced optional changes to the payment plan for radio broadcasters to renew their spectrum licences.

14: Microsoft lights up the PC with Windows 7

Microsoft New Zealand

Microsoft’s new operating system, Windows 7, launched today, at an exciting event in Auckland’s Queen Elizabeth Square. International rugby star and one of the world’s great number sevens, Richie McCaw, was onsite ...

15: Two Kiwi chances to claim A$3m Cox Plate


The prestigious A$3 million Group 1 Cox Plate is set to race in Australia this Saturday and New Zealand’s hopes of victory will be pinned on Nom Du Jeu and Sir Slick Nom Du Jeu and Sir Slick are the only two New Zealand trained horses in the 14-strong ...

16: Questions and Answers - 21 Oct 2009

Office of the Clerk

Recession—Government Actions for Economic Growth; Accident Compensation—Opening Scheme to Competition; Health Care—Policy; Youth Employment—Youth Opportunities Package; Accident Compensation—Impact on Health Budget; Emissions Trading Scheme—Effective ...

17: SH1 to manage return traffic through Otaki

New Zealand Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) will be trialling initiatives to manage returning traffic through Otaki this Labour weekend in order to ease congestion that regularly builds on State Highway 1 at holiday periods. On Monday (26 October) NZTA plans to ...

18: Green Party Displays 350 Banner In Parliament

Alastair Thompson

Green Party Co-Leader Metiria Turei today displayed a banner during Parliament's question time for the 350 parts per million movement - - which seeks to get nations to commit to a target of 350 parts per million of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

19: Cuisine Magazine Goes Wild Over Wild Earth

Cuisine Magazine

Cuisine Magazine has chosen Wild Earth Wines as the Top Pinot Noir for 2009 in New Zealand’s most prestigious wine tasting.

20: Kiwis will pay more and get less under ACC Bill

New Zealand Labour Party

The privatisation of ACC would result in higher levies and less cover for injured New Zealanders to pay for the profits of Australian insurance companies and lawyers, says Labour’s ACC spokesperson David Parker.

21: Who’s looking at the data says PEC

Productive Economy Council

As the dollar hits 76.4 cents to the US dollar, we are told there is nothing we can do to protect our own currency and that’s just not true. “Why are New Zealanders not being told the truth”, says Selwyn Pellett spokesperson for the Productive ...

22: Franklin Lamb: Syria’s Golan Heights

Franklin P Lamb

Nationals from nearly one-third of the 192 member states of the United Nations met in Damascus last week to discuss the Return/Liberation of the Golan Heights. An estimated 5000 researchers, Lawyers, politicians, activists, victims of Israel’s 42 years ...

23: Port Lyttelton is not for sale!

New Zealand Alliance Party

The Alliance Party’s Conference, held in Christchurch last weekend, unanimously passed a resolution to: “...fully endorse the call by the Campaign Against Foreign Control to reject the Government’s proposal to liberalise even further the 2005 ...

24: ERMLive partners with eSavvy


ERMLive has joined forces with eSaavy, its first Australian based distributor of ERMLive™ HR and payroll software. ERMLive™ is the most comprehensive solution for employee relationship management in Australasia . The solution was developed ...

25: MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall; Contact, ALF drop


Oct. 22 (BusinessWire) – New Zealand shares fell for a second day, retreating from a 14-month high, after Contact Energy avoided giving clear guidance on the outlook for earnings and investors fretted about Pike River Coal’s need for more cash.

26: Entries now open for 2010 AUT Scholarship

Sony Entertainment

Auckland, October, 2009: - Sony is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the annual AUT Creative Technologies Scholarship.

27: ACC Changes Will Harm Women, Says Refuge

Women's Refuge

Women’s Refuge has joined a growing number of organisations expressing concern at ACC’s proposed changes to funding of counselling and therapy for sexual abuse survivors.

28: TEU Tertiary Update, volume 12, number 36

Association of University Staff

VICE-CHANCELLORS TOLD TO PAY FOR QUALITY ASSURANCE An independent review of the New Zealand Universities Academic Audit Unit (AAU) recommends that the Unit have greater independence from the New Zealand Vice Chancellors’ Committee (NZVCC).

29: AusBiotech conference presents speaker on GM crops


The benefits of genetically improved crops on global food sustainability are compelling according to Dr Harvey Glick, Senior Director of Scientific Affairs - Asia at Monsanto Company, citing the growing need to increase the world’s food production. Dr Glick ...

30: Tom Frewen: Today In Parliament 21.10.09

Tom Frewen

Parliament back under urgency for 5th sitting week in a row, but breaks for Question Time as usual with almost half of the day's questions about the government's proposed changes to ACC.

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Ramzy Baroud: The Palestinian Cause Belongs To The World

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