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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 07 November 2009

Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 07 November 2009

1: World Poll: Intl. Law Ahead of National Interest

worldpublicopinion.org

A poll by WorldPublicOpinion.org finds that most people in 17 of 21 nations surveyed say their government should abide by international law and reject the view that governments are not obliged to follow such laws when they conflict with the national interest.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0911/S00224.htm

2: Michigan woman imprisoned by Israel

Palsolidarity

Imprisoned American citizen and Michigan resident Ahlam Mohsen to be deported to the US after being arrested in a Palestinian home taken over by Israeli settlers in Occupied East Jerusalem.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0911/S00223.htm

3: Voting News: DOJ probes Diebold sale

Voting News

Justice Department Probing Diebold Sale, timing of sale is also of interest... Brad Friedman reports "Your Election Night 2009 'Hiccups' 'Glitches' 'Snags' and 'Snafus' Report"..Today's voting news report covers election problems in California, Florida, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00077.htm

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4: Weiner Amendment Vote on Friday Will Fail

David Swanson

Word is that the full House will vote on national single-payer Medicare for All on Friday. This vote is a cover for the removal of an amendment that was in the House "healthcare" bill until Pelosi stripped it out. That amendment would have made it ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00076.htm

5: The Best Tribute To A Hero’s Mother

Embajada de Cuba Nueva Zelanda

Yesterday, Carmen Nordelo Tejera passed away. She was the selfless mother of Gerardo Hernandez Nordelo, a Hero of the Republic of Cuba who is unjustly serving two life-sentences plus 15 years of imprisonment.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0911/S00225.htm

6: 'Hiccups' 'Glitches' 'Snags' and 'Snafus' Report..

Bradblog.Com

We're watching results as they're coming in tonight, while continuing to comb through various problem reports as they've been coming in throughout the day (the usual "hiccups" "glitches" "snags" and "snafus" reportage --- anything but the proper word for them ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00075.htm

7: Martin LeFevre: Straight Wedding, Gay Marriage

Martin LeFevre - Meditations

My oldest sister’s daughter—the eldest granddaughter—is getting married the week before Christmas in the lakeside, snowy, storybook province of northwestern Michigan. No rotting institutions and degenerating traditions embody the sorry state ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00065.htm

8: Rhianna to Launch New Album Via Streamed Concert

Nokia

5th November 2009, Los Angeles: International superstar Rihanna will showcase new material from her highly-anticipated forthcoming album, Rated R, exclusively to a Nokia audience via a globally streamed live performance on 16th November 2009. This ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0911/S00218.htm

9: Response to inquiries about Harawira’s email

Human Rights Commission

The Commission has fielded calls from the public who find the remarks reportedly made by Hone Harawira offensive and divisive.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0911/S00068.htm

10: Top Gear Tour Launches in London

Top Gear

The Top Gear Live 2009/2010 world tour kicked off in spectacular fashion at London’s Earl Court arena today. Audiences were thrilled by an all-new show, which featured more cars, more stunts and – crucially – more fire. The audience witnessed Ford ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0911/S00216.htm

11: RBA Releases SoMP, Some Inflation Forecasted

JP Morgan

The RBA today released the quarterly Statement on Monetary Policy (SoMP). As we had expected, the tone of the commentary was very similar to that of the policy announcement following the Board meeting on Tuesday. The commentary indicates that while officials ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0911/S00217.htm

12: Tom Frewen: Week In Parliament 06.11.09

Tom Frewen

With the house in adjournment for two weeks, the first week saw no select committees open to the public. Hours of urgency used in the first year of National's first term is high compared to the last Parliament John Key says no decisions have been made ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00063.htm

13: Bomber's Blog - The War On News

Bomber's Blog

Bomber's Blog Video: Martyn "Bomber" Bradbury. Bomber's Blog - the war on news. Weekly TV show on Triangle/Stratos. Bomber also posts on the Tumeke! blog: www.tumeke.blogspot.co
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00062.htm

14: A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission

Asian Human Rights Commission

The Pakistan army has imposed censorship by various means on the independent news coming out of the areas where the army is conducting operations against militants. Officers of the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), are reported to have been ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0911/S00221.htm

15: Mokopuna Programme gets boost from The Lions

New Zealand Sponsorship Agency

Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti’s Active Mokopuna Programme will continue to help with fundamental skill development and healthy eating practices of pre-school children thanks to the support of The Lion Foundation.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0911/S00139.htm

16: Key Notes - Message From The Prime Minister

New Zealand Government

It was fantastic to visit Kaikoura yesterday for the first time as Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00094.htm

17: US State Dept Backgrounds Notes: Philippines

US Department of State - Background Notes

Geography Area: 300,000 sq. km. (117,187 sq. mi.). Major cities (2007 estimate): Capital--Manila (pop. 11.55 million in metropolitan area); other cities--Davao City (1.36 million); Cebu City (0.80 million). Terrain: Islands, 65% mountainous, with ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0911/S00180.htm

18: Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 06 November 2009

Scoop Daily Ratings

1: Gordon Campbell: the Harawira junket, Sean Plunket Gordon Campbell At least the coalition government has shown itself to be united this week – it seems intent on junketing at taxpayer expense across a broad and unified front. Hone Harawira ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00064.htm

19: Hide comments put spotlight on Council bill

North Shore City Mayor Andrew Williams

Controversy over recent claims by Local Government Minister Rodney Hide that his reforms simply sail through Cabinet virtually unchallenged has turned the spotlight on the up-coming third Auckland Council bill, North Shore Mayor Andrew Williams said ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0911/S00138.htm

20: Picasso, Dalí, Derain, Braque, Matisse on display

Auckland City Council

Five paintings, never before seen in New Zealand, were welcomed to Auckland today in an event held to thank the philanthropists who are gifting them to the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0911/S00109.htm

21: Workers challenge multinational to honour promises

Global Union Federation

Workers at multinational giant DHL will be challenging the company to open dialogue and honour its promises of fair treatment for all employees as part of a worldwide week of action next week, 9 to 13 November 2009.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0911/S00066.htm

22: The Good Samaritan With Only Nails To Give

Event Polynesia

A few days after the tsunami, a flag made of white cloth mark the place where it was once a family home at Saleapaga village which was completely destroyed by the tsunami. The white flag flutters in the sea breeze to reveal a message written on ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0911/S00219.htm

23: Africa Action Applauds Decision to Lift HIV Ban

Africa Action

Friday, November 06, 2009 (Washington, DC) – Africa Action congratulates President Obama and the administration’s leadership in lifting the 22-year-old HIV travel and immigration ban in the U.S. Reducing stigma and discrimination associated with ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0911/S00222.htm

24: Restrictions on new party pills forthcoming

New Zealand Government

Associate Minister of Health Peter Dunne has accepted the advice of the Expert Advisory Committee on Drugs (EACD) on the substance 1,3-dimethylamylamine, commonly known as DMAA, the primary active ingredient in ‘new generation party pills.’
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00093.htm

25: Maori Party on verge of taking action against MP

The Maori Party

Maori Party on verge of disciplinary process against MP Friday 6 November 2009 Professor Whatarangi Winiata, Party President The Maori Party is very concerned that MP Hone Harawira's behaviour in Europe, and a subsequent email that he sent, are serious ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0911/S00063.htm

26: More patents on life set to go ahead - Greenpeace

Greenpeace

More patents on life set to go ahead - Greenpeace demands EU Patent Directive to be scrapped
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0010/S00015.htm

27: Gordon Campbell: the Harawira junket, Sean Plunket

Gordon Campbell

At least the coalition government has shown itself to be united this week – it seems intent on junketing at taxpayer expense across a broad and unified front. Hone Harawira of the Maori Party, Rodney Hide of the Act and the deputy leader of the ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0911/S00061.htm

28: WWF Confronted for

Biofuelwatch

An Open Letter signed by more than 80 organizations from 31 countries was delivered yesterday to the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and to World Wildlife Fund (WWF) co-initiator of the initiative. In the letter, they are urged to end the ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0911/S00208.htm

29: Mapp Report - Visit To Afghanistan

New Zealand National Party

Two weeks ago I had the privilege of visiting our troops in Afghanistan. The Provincial Reconstruction Team in Bamyan Province is doing a fantastic job. You know that they are well respected by the fact that even 7½ years after the PRT was first deployed, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0911/S00092.htm

30: Woman charged following cyclist's death

New Zealand Police

Charges have been laid against a 70-year-old Te Horo woman following the death of a cyclist in Te Horo in September. The crash occurred about 4.45 on the afternoon of Friday, 18 September, on State Highway One when the bike was hit from behind by ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0911/S00136.htm

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