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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 4 November 2007

Published: Mon 5 Nov 2007 09:58 AM
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Yesterday's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...
1: "Shame" Calls Target Left-Leaning Labourites
Joseph Barratt
Cries of “shame” met Labour party members as they entered the annual Labour conference earlier today as protesters gathered outside.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00069.htm
2: Web Site Offers Global Collaboration On Education
US Information Service
UNESCO awards 2007 King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize to Curriki: A Web site that provides free access to school curricula developed through collaboration by a community of educators has won a prestigious international award.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00122.htm
3: Michael Cullen Speech On Social Justice
New Zealand Government
Prime Minister Helen Clark, my ministerial and parliamentary colleagues, fellow-members of the Labour Party, tena kotou katoa.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00042.htm
4: Agenda: Prime Minister Helen Clark
Agenda
Prime Minister Helen Clark is blaming Treasury for her refusal up till now to agree to tax cuts. She claims she has not been able to agree to cuts because of inadequate fiscal forecasts from Treasury.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00073.htm
5: Memo to President Bush—Put Rice on Ice!
SOLO - Sense of Life Objectivists
You said a few days ago, "History teaches us that underestimating the words of evil, ambitious men is a terrible mistake. Bin Laden and his terrorist allies have made their intentions as clear as Lenin and Hitler before them. And the question ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00055.htm
6: The US & France: Renewal Of An Enduring Alliance
US State Department
Forty years ago, a group of American and French leaders built this institution on a vision that our two democracies must always stay tied to each other. Congratulations to AUP for having become one of the strongest bridges uniting our two countries.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00080.htm
7: PM Ignores Moral and Safety Issues
Family First Lobby.
Family First is warning parents to beware of attempts by calls by the Prime Minister to vaccinate schoolgirls as young as 12 against the HPV Virus.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00058.htm
8: Wellington sky explodes with colour for Guy Fawkes
Wellington City Council
One of Wellington’s most colourful events, the Pelorus Trust Sky Show, returns to Wellington on Monday 5 November.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0711/S00029.htm
9: Police express regret for their provocative action
Global Peace And Justice Auckland
Police express regret for their provocative action at Labour Party Conference protest No charges to be laid against three arrested GPJA is pleased the police indicated regret for provocative action on their part which led to rising tension and ultimately ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00053.htm
10: CYFS paperwork takes precedence over young lives
New Zealand National Party
Child Youth & Family social workers are again showing they are more worried about case management than effective interventions for young offenders, says National Party Police and Youth Justice spokesman Chester Borrows.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00047.htm
11: Impeachment in NYC
David Swanson
This fall, Culture Project will launch an ambitious and unique new series gathering today's most brilliant and visionary minds to explore and debate the case for the impeachment of President George Bush and Vice President Richard Cheney. "A Question ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00066.htm
12: Burma's Uprising: People Power, Not Political Pupp
Cynthia Boaz
In the past month, amid the flurry of reports and commentary in international media about the events in Burma, a disturbing theme has emerged among some media commentators. Ranging from the Asia Times and the South China Morning Post to a collection of skeptical ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00054.htm
13: National wants inquiry into collapse of services
New Zealand National Party
National wants inquiry into collapse of child cancer services National wants Parliament's Health Select Committee to investigate the collapse of child cancer services at Wellington Hospital.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00045.htm
14: Lack of information on prostate cancer inexcusable
New Zealand National Party
It’s a disgrace that two years on there’s still no action on Labour’s promised prostate guidelines to help advise doctors and men to make informed decisions about prostate cancer testing, says National Party Associate Health spokeswoman, Dr Jackie ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00048.htm
15: A quarter million New Zealanders in KiwiSaver
New Zealand Government
KiwiSaver has reached another major milestone much faster than predicted with enrolment figures now exceeding 260,000, Finance Minister Michael Cullen and Revenue Minister Peter Dunne announced today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00043.htm
16: Full Coverage: Urewera 17 In Court - Nov 1st & 2nd
The Scoop Team
Full Coverage: Urewera 17 In Court - Nov 1st & 2nd Featuring Reports From The Scoop Team & Indymedia.org.nz
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00072.htm
17: Protest at Labour Party Conference
New Zealand Police
Police strongly refute claims that they were heavy handed or provocative when dealing with the protest action outside the Labour Party Conference in Takapuna.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00056.htm
18: Labour delivering for New Zealand’s future
New Zealand Government
New Zealanders are embracing the Labour-led government’s work to boost savings and improve the skills of our young people, Finance Minister and Minister for Tertiary Education Michael Cullen said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00044.htm
19: Democrats Stand Back as War Funding Continues
Maya Schenwar
In the next few days, a Congressional conference committee will likely pass the largest defense spending bill in the history of the United States. Despite Democratic lawmakers' promises to stop issuing blank checks for war, the bill does not call ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00056.htm
20: TEC doubles number of staff on over $100,000
New Zealand National Party
The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) is yet another government agency rewarding its staff with rocketing salaries, says National’s Tertiary Education spokesman, Paul Hutchison.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00046.htm
21: Banned From Canada for a Year for War Protest
Ann Wright
The invitation said six members of the Canadian Parliament were to speak October 25 on Canada's Parliament Hill as members of a panel called "Peacebuilders Without Borders: Challenging the Post-9/11 Canada-US Security Agenda." I arrived at the Ottawa ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00030.htm
22: Treasonous Democrats At It Again - SOLO
SOLO - Sense of Life Objectivists
By Lindsay Perigo Created 2007-11-01 02:57 SOLO-US Press Release: Treasonous Democrats At It Again
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00054.htm
23: Air New Zealand Scoops World Travel Award
Air New Zealand
Air New Zealand has been named Australasia's Leading Business Class Airline at the 14th Annual World Travel Awards.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00054.htm
24: Consumer concerned at lack of Geneva information
Consumers' Institute
The Consumers’ Institute is gravely concerned at the lack of information being provided to investors in Geneva Finance, who are being asked to make important decisions about the future of the company at a meeting on Monday.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00057.htm
25: Indymedia: Urewera 16 In Court - 2 More Bailed
Aotearoa Indymedia - AIM
All 16 people arrested and charged with arms charges on Monday October 15th in nationwide raids appeared in the Auckland District Court on November 1st and 2nd. A 17th person arrested during the raids was charged with cannabis related charges and will appear ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00071.htm
26: The Paul Kelly Motor Company Fireworks Spectacular
Christchurch City Council
> The Paul Kelly Motor Company Fireworks Spectacular > > Families are in for a treat of the senses on Monday 5th November, with a program set to be a light, sound and atmospheric sensation - but you'll need to tune your headphones into The Breeze 94.5 ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0711/S00033.htm
27: The Peace That Passes All Understanding
Martin LeFevre - Meditations
It’s near dusk, and the parkland seems to be full of Cooper’s hawks. At one point on the path, a large, brown, stipple-winged hawk takes off from the path ahead of me with some small animal in its mouth.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00067.htm
28: Tears Shed As "Terror" Accused Returns To Cell
Joseph Barratt
Looking glum but putting on a brave smile Omar Hamed, 19, turned and waved goodbye to his family and friends before heading back to jail. Having just been refused bail his mother and sister were in tears in the public gallery.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00050.htm
29: Japan's Crown Prince Appointed Honorary UN Post
United Nations
Ban Ki-moon today appointed the Crown Prince of Japan as Honorary President of his Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation, which aims to galvanize global action on these issues as part of international efforts to eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00056.htm
30: Progen Update on Phase 3 Clinical Program
Progen Pharmaceuticals Limited
Progen Pharmaceuticals Limited (ASX: PGL; NASDAQ: PGLA) today announced that in light of the recent Fast Track designation awarded to PI-88 for the prevention of tumour recurrence following curative resection of primary liver cancer and in order to commence ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0711/S00030.htm
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