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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 22 October 2007

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Yesterday's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...
1: March to War: NATO Preparing for War with Serbia?
Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya
Today in the globalized realm of international relations everything is interlinked. Eurasia is all but a giant jigsaw in name. Two opposite forces are creating a synthesis. This state is a result of the dynamic and static pushes to infiltrate the Eurasian ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00331.htm
2: Khagendra Thapa: My Vision for Nepal
Khagendra Thapa
According to the 2001 census of Nepal, there are 103 different ethnic groups in Nepal. They speak at least 90 different languages. Some of the ethnic groups are as small as 164 people. Nepal is a country of minorities. The largest minority group is that ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00326.htm
3: New Zealand wins 2007 World Hip Hop Championships
NZ Ambassadors
Press Release New Zealand wins 2007 World Hip Hop Championships Saturday 20th October, 11pm, Belgrade, Serbia NZ Hip Hop crew - Xbox 360 NZ Ambassadors, have just taken out the World Hip Hop title in an all out World final held in Belgrade, Serbia at ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0710/S00229.htm
4: Will the election theft machine do it again in 08?
freepress.org
With record low approval ratings for the Bush/Cheney regime and the albatross of an unpopular war hanging from the GOP's neck, do you think that a Democratic presidential candidate will win the White House, get us out of Iraq, and end our long national ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00328.htm
5: Grey warbler surprise winner in Bird of The Year
Forest And Bird
Who says small, drab, grey insectivores can’t be loved? The grey warbler (riroriro) has emerged as the surprise winner of Forest & Bird’s Bird of the Year poll.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0710/S00225.htm
6: Hundreds March For "Terror" Accused In Auckland
Joseph Barratt
Protesting this week's early morning raids and demanding that police abandon their threats of terrorist charges against the17 activists arrested, a couple of hundred people rallied in support of the accused and ridiculed proposed new terror laws in ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00302.htm
7: Cookson & Davies: NZ Post Colonial? Yeah Right
Arena
The orders are received. The men prepare, put their combat boots on, cover their faces and load their guns. The exits are blocked, the people are searched and terrorized and the activists are dragged away. Palestine, Iraq. Afghanistan? – not this time. ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00305.htm
8: Rudd puts paid to Cullen’s anti-tax cut rhetoric
New Zealand National Party
Michael Cullen should be eating his words now that both major political parties in Australia are promising far-reaching tax cuts, says National’s Finance spokesman, Bill English.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00396.htm
9: Fireworks Fantastic 2007-Saturday 27 October 2007
Upper Hutt City Council
One of the Wellington Region's largest Fireworks display takes place next Saturday 27 October when Upper Hutt's busy outdoors season stars with this year's Fireworks Fantastic organised by Upper Hutt Rotary Club is at Trentham Memorial Park with gates ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0710/S00244.htm
10: Groups join to back emissions trading scheme
Greenpeace New Zealand
21 October 2007 - Five of the country's leading environmental organisations have joined forces to respond to recent business criticisms of the Government's emissions trading scheme.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00313.htm
11: Sam Smith: Why Hasn't John Edwards Done Better?
Sam Smith
When Democrats talk about things they don't like about John Edwards, they typically express skepticism about a wealthy trial lawyer advocating populist positions or his $400 haircut or the size of his 10,000 square foot home and 15,000 square foot ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00307.htm
12: Agenda Transcript: Maori Party's Te Ururoa Flavell
Agenda
Maori Party MP Te Ururoa Flavell is now taking a more cautious stanceon the nationwide police raids which have occurred in the past week. The Maori Party has been heavily critical of police actions, but this morning on TVOne's "Agenda" Mr Flavell said ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00304.htm
13: Mythology and Iconoclasm of Zeitgeist The Movie
Charles Shaw
We humans are myth-driven creatures. Our mythologies help define us and shape us and provide us with the context of our lives, so that we may navigate through our days and make sense of a world that at times appears so overwhelming, out of control, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00303.htm
14: Protest NZ's Bid For UN Human Rights Council
Montreal Maori Solidarity Committee
Montreal. Last week in Aotearoa /New Zealand, Maori sovereignty campaigners, environmental, peace and social justice activists, were targeted in military-style raids under the post 9/11 Terrorism Suppression Act, and are being painted in the media as terrorists. ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00310.htm
15: Scoop Full Coverage 2: Police Activist Raids
Scoop Full Coverage
Protesting this week's early morning raids and demanding that police abandon their threats of terrorist charges against the17 activists arrested, a couple of hundred people rallied in support of the accused, ridiculed proposed new terror laws, and ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00340.htm
16: Cosgrove Speech: Investing In NZ"s Housing
New Zealand Government
Investing in NZ’s housing future - speech to the New Zealand Property Investors Federation Annual Conference
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00394.htm
17: Burmese "Panties for Peace" Campaign
Terry Evans
A Burmese pro democracy group based in Chang Mai, Thailand have come up with an imaginative way of expressing their disproval against the brutal Burmese junta, by sending womans' knickers to Burmese Embassies.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00312.htm
18: Further Positive Preliminary Data on DiabeCell®
Living Cell Technologies
22 October 2007, Auckland, New Zealand and Melbourne, Australia: Living Cell Technologies Ltd (ASX:LCT, OTC: LVCLY) is releasing this update on the excellent initial responses observed in its DiabeCell® trial in Russia to ensure that the information is available ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0710/S00333.htm
19: North Shore Police Seek Assistance
Police - Nrth Shore Waitakere
North Shore Police are investigating an incident on Browns Bay Beach last Friday night, the 19th of October 2007, where a disoriented young woman was found semi-clothed and in a distressed state. Police are attempting to piece together events leading ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0710/S00242.htm
20: Christchurch Protest Over Activists Imprisonment
Simon Scott
A peaceful but angry crowd of a 100 or so protesters, gathered in Cathedral Square, Christchurch on Octorber the 20th, as a gesture of solidarity with the 17 people arrested and labelled as “terrorists”.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00339.htm
21: Book Review: Israel/Palestine Question, Ilan Pappe
Jim Miles
Ilan Pappe's highly revised second edition of The Israel/Palestine Question offers the reader a very instructive read on changing historical perspectives about Israel/Palestine within one over-riding theme - land tenure and population control.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00337.htm
22: J. Sri Raman: The Return of Benazir Bhutto
J. Sri Raman
She came back, she was seen, she conquered - that might have served as the wrap-up line for the repeated footage on South Asian television channels of a former prime minister's return to Pakistan on Thursday. The summary, however, would not have stated ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00334.htm
23: Alinghi Vows To fight On
Team Alinghi
Alinghi Will Continue To Try Up Until The Court Room Steps To Find A Solution To The Situation
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0710/S00311.htm
24: Exposing Unacceptable Financial Advice
EUFA
Exposing Unacceptable Financial Advice EUFA has gained great momentum with the media coverage since it was launched in September.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0710/S00332.htm
25: Rugby World Cup 2011: Spotlight on New Zealand
New Zealand Government
The next steps in New Zealand's four-year campaign build-up to hosting Rugby World Cup 2011 were announced by Rugby World Cup Minister Trevor Mallard, following the conclusion of the 2007 event in Paris today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00393.htm
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27: Asia: Diabetes wake-up call after years of neglect
Bobby Ramakant
Diabetes mellitus is emerging as a major health problem in Asian countries with world's highest number of people with diabetes living in the region. This warning came from International Awardee (2005) of World Health Organization (WHO) Prof (Dr) Rama Kant, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00324.htm
28: Second Manukau Crossing "Doesn’t Add Up"
Campaign For Better Transport
The Campaign For Better Transport today questioned why the $250m second Manukau Harbour Crossing project is continuing in its present form.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0710/S00243.htm
29: Bureaucratic infighting costing patients
New Zealand National Party
National Party Health spokesman Tony Ryall says yet more in-fighting between District Health Boards is jeopardising co-operation within the health sector and costing patients services.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0710/S00397.htm
30: Peace Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning
David Swanson
If you haven't already, you really should read Chris Hedges' book "War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning." The portrait of war and wartime propaganda and emotion is brilliant and deadly accurate. But the headline is misleading. War does not give ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00338.htm
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