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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 17 November 2005

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

1: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 16 Nov. 2005

1. National Certificate of Educational Achievement—Monitoring and Guidelines 2. Milk in Refillable Glass Bottles—Packaging Accord and Waste Strategy 3. Television New Zealand—Resignation of Chief Executive 4. Tertiary Education—Mâori and Pasifika Participation ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00227.htm


2: Bosnia and Herzegovina at brink of EU membership

In a final, emotional briefing to the United Nations Security Council today, the chief representative of the European Union EU in Bosnia and Herzegovina said that the Balkan country was primed for EU membership just ten years after the brutal war ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00300.htm


3: Winston Peters Interview In Investigate Magazine

Peters revealed he has already made preliminary contact with the Bush administration and plans to firm up those overtures at this week’s APEC meeting. Read about Peters other statements regarding ANZUS, Asians and a range of other key issues in the latest ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0511/S00127.htm


4: US Army Article On Fallujah White Phosphorous Use

A March '05 publication by the US Army confirms that US soldiers used white phosphorus offensively in the Battle of Fallujah. This directly contradicts statements made by the U.S. Department of Defense and by the US State Department.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00173.htm


5: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 15 November 05

1. Ministerial Responsibility—Cabinet Manual 2. Housing—Capital Gains Tax 3. Student Loans—Treasury Forecast 4. Employment—Statistics 5. Inflation—Government Policy 6. Air New Zealand—Engineering Outsourcing 7. Television New Zealand—Confidence 8. Air ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00195.htm


6: Maiden Speech: Dr Pita Sharples

KEI TE MANU KORERO O TE ATA, MADAME SPEAKER - KEI NGA MANA, KEI NGA REO RAURANGATIRA MA O TE WHARE NEI. TENA KOUTOU KATOA. KA HURI AHAU KI A KOUTOU - KI A KOUTOU KUA HAERE MAI NEI I TENEI RANGI - KOUTOU HOKI E WHAKARONGO MAI ANA

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00210.htm


7: Questions for Oral Answer - 17 November 2005

1. MOANA MACKEY to the Minister of Education: What reports has he received on the performance of New Zealand schools?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00237.htm


8: Scoop Feedback: No Spin

Scoop feedback on voting machines, Aussie workers, winners, colonisation, coverage of Rod Donald's funeral, PNG journalism, Mrs Ces Drilon, and Iraq Intelligence

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00237.htm


9: New Non-Fiction: "Lawless World" By Philippe Sands

Lawless World - America and the making and breaking of Global Rules from FDR's Atlantic Charter to George Bush's Illegal war -A New Book By Philippe Sands

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00223.htm


10: Discontinuance of M3 By U.S. Federal Reserve

On March 23, 2006, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System will cease publication of the M3 monetary aggregate. The Board will also cease publishing the following components: large-denomination time deposits, repurchase agreements (RPs), ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00242.htm


11: Peters Pleased with APEC Progress

Winston Peters will leave Busan, Korea tomorrow having completed his first overseas visit as Foreign Minister. He attended this year's APEC Ministerial Meeting on 15-16 November along with Minister of Trade Phil Goff and Minister for Trade Negotiations ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00222.htm


12: Suzan Mazur: The Provenance Of Bob Hecht

We've seen little in the popular press about the secretive 86-year old Robert "Bob" Emmanuel Hecht, Jr., shaman of the antiquities trade, in between news of his trial this week in Rome for trafficking in stolen art and his sale of the Euphronios vase ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00226.htm


13: Audio: Scoop Tackles Rodney Hide Regarding TVNZ

ACT leader Rodney Hide's, call for an inquiry into Television New Zealand, was successful this week when the powerful finance and expenditure committee voted to give TVNZ some extra public scrutiny. Scoop caught up with Mr Hide following this decision ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00244.htm


14: Deforestation Continues At Alarming Rate

Each year about 13 million hectares of the world's forests are lost due to deforestation, but the rate of net forest loss is slowing down, thanks to new planting and natural expansion of existing forests, the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00248.htm


15: The Tribe Has Spoken

New Zealand First is pleased that the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee has approved an inquiry into the affairs of TVNZ. “I asked the Minister of Broadcasting in the House yesterday whether he would support an inquiry, and he said that there ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00228.htm


16: Review of corporate tax regime on the agenda

“The concerns raised by the Treasury and Inland Revenue regarding company tax will inform the government’s planned review of the business tax regime,” Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00219.htm


17: UN Peacekeepers Mount Anti-Gang Operation in Haiti

United Nations peacekeepers in Haiti carried out several search and security operations over the weekend against gang members in various districts of the capital, Port-au-Prince, and its surroundings, the UN mission there has reported.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00297.htm


18: Energy Experts Ponder End of Oil

Energy Experts Ponder ‘Once Oil’s Gone, Then What’? - Otago University hosts international conference on sustainable energy options-

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0511/S00056.htm


19: Turia Speech: Federation of Islamic Associations

For over one billion Muslims throughout the world, the celebration of the end of Ramadhan is a very special month of the year.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00224.htm


20: Climate Scientist awarded the Kidson Medal

Climate scientist Doctor Jim Renwick of the National Institute of Water and Atmosphere (NIWA) has been awarded the Kidson medal by the Meteorological Society at the Royal Society of New Zealand’s Awards held at Te Papa on the 16th of November.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0511/S00036.htm


21: VIDEO: Ranucci Doco - Fallujah The Hidden Massacre

A video doco by Sigfrido Ranucci entitled "Fallujah: the Hidden Massacre," provides evidence that White Phosphorous - a new form of napalm - was used against Fallujah. WARNING: This video contains graphic and possibly disturbing footage.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00178.htm


22: NZ wine on Emirates' latest international list

Emirates Airline, renowned for its superior inflight service, has this week brought in a new wine list for its passengers, with some of the finest champagnes, red and white wines, and ports sourced from some of the best wine producing regions across ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0511/S00270.htm


23: Ozone Hole Intense For Summer

While not at record levels, NIWA scientists report the ozone hole over Antarctica this year is “relatively large” and certainly more intense than last year.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0511/S00035.htm


24: Scientists: Sexual Abuse Cause Eating Disorders

London/Vienna -- Scientists from the University of Bristol have found that sexual abuse of children often leads to eating disorders in later life. The researchers examined 10,000 women in their study. The eating disorders occurred in women who ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0511/S00052.htm


25: Turia: Taxation (Annual Rates Urgent Measures Bill

I rise to the call on behalf of the Māori Party to speak to the Taxation (Annual Rates and Urgent Measures Bill).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00223.htm


26: Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 16 November 2005

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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00240.htm


27: Dress up your product with 'Ready to Wear' labels

Graphic Language Design has developed an excellent collection of over 100 original wine label designs and many olive oil label designs, which are easily modified to a client's needs. This is called the 'Ready To Wear' wine label portfolio and is ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0511/S00023.htm


28: Departmental briefing papers released

Departmental briefing papers for Ruth Dyson’s portfolios will be available on the following websites from midday Thursday, 17 November 2005: Child, Youth and Family: ACC: Dept of Labour: Office for Disability Issues: Office for Senior Citizens:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00233.htm


29: Public Address 16/11/05 - Communication Fatigue

"Could you point out Che Tibby for me?" asked the nice woman from State Services. Over there, I said - the tall dude in the blue shirt. And by the way, you're the third person to ask me that in 10 minutes...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00236.htm


30: Somalia: security, political transition challenges

Commissioner Michel and Prime Minister Ali Gedi discuss the challenges to security and political transition in Somalia

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00334.htm

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