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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 9 December 2007

Published: Mon 10 Dec 2007 09:35 AM
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Yesterday's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...
1: Sec. Rice Briefing En Route Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
US State Department
I'm going to go to Addis, which is of course the headquarters of the AU, because I'm increasingly concerned about several crisis spots in Africa and this is a good opportunity to go to the AU which is deeply involved in all of them.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00446.htm
2: Ethiopia-Eritrea: U.S. Policy On Border Dispute
US State Department
Eritrea and Ethiopia should avoid any actions that might further heighten tension or reignite conflict. The United States urges both governments to cooperate with the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea in this effort.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00442.htm
3: Herald censors criticism
Green Party
The New Zealand Herald has censored parts of a 200 word article that the Greens were asked to submit on campaign finance reform for yesterday's edition. They deleted the opening paragraph that was critical of the Herald's coverage of the issue, and ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00184.htm
4: US$605 Million Pledged For H5N1 Bird Flu Fight
US Information Service
Eight nations and the EU pledged $605 million December 6 in the continuing fight against the spread of H5N1 avian influenza in birds and people for efforts focusing on halting the virus at its avian source.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00541.htm
5: Substantial Progress In Global Bird Flu Response
US Information Service
The third global progress report, Responses to Avian Influenza and State of Pandemic Readiness indicates progress in the initial -- emergency -- phase of the global response to H5N1 and threats to public health.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00531.htm
6: Transformers among the hot items for Xmas 07
Trademe
Ipods, Playboy fashion items and Billabong clothing are the three most searched for items on Trade Me, as New Zealanders head into the seasonal buying frenzy.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0712/S00130.htm
7: Hipkins wins Labour nomination for Rimutaka
chris Hipkins
Chris Hipkins is thrilled to have been selected as Labour's candidate for Rimutaka at next year's general election.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0712/S00077.htm
8: Lotto And Powerball Jackpot
New Zealand Lotteries Commission
Lotto and Powerball have jackpotted, with a whopping $10 million in top prizes up for grabs in next weekend's draw says NZ Lotteries' Chief Executive, Todd McLeay.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0712/S00100.htm
9: Fanuary Put on Hold
MYJOBSPACE.CO.NZ
Due to the threat of legal action this promotion has been put on hold until we find a suitable charity that is willing to accept donations. The previous charity has withdrawn their permission to accept our donations.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0712/S00098.htm
10: Labour Select Candidate For Safe Rimutaka Seat
Kevin List
Labour have selected Beehive political advisor Chris Hipkiss as the candidate for the safe Rimutaka seat in 2008. The current MP for Rimutaka, Paul Swain, is retiring from politics.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0712/S00115.htm
11: Sean Penn Endorses Kucinich For US President
Wikinews.org
Sean Penn at Cannes Film Festival, 2000.Academy Award winning actor and political activist Sean Penn has just thrown his support in the 2008 US Presidential election behind Dennis Kucinich.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00561.htm
12: Kenyan Hut Dwellers Write Digi-Cards In Beach Sand
Beachname.com
For the past month Moses and his team have been writing names to order in the sand on Bamburi Beach. The names are recorded with the digital camera and go to the Netherlands by email. There each photo is printed and placed in a handsome passe-partout.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00568.htm
13: Russia: RS-12M Ballistic Missile Test A Success
VOA News
The media quote Colonel Alexander Vovk, a spokesman for the missile forces, as saying the RS-12M Topol ballistic missile was launched Saturday evening from Kapustin Yar firing range in southern Russia.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00560.htm
14: Boxing: Mayweather Stops Hatton in WBC Title Bout
VOA News
American boxer Floyd Mayweather, Junior retained his World Boxing Council welterweight title Saturday by stopping Britain's Ricky Hatton in a much-anticipated bout between between undefeated boxers in Las Vegas
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00580.htm
15: Original Section 59 Does Its Job
Family First Lobby.
Family First is welcoming the conviction of two foster parents who were today found guilty of assaulting two sisters in their care, including hitting one in the face with a baseball bat.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0712/S00095.htm
16: Name Of Dead Diver Released
New Zealand Police
Porirua Police have released the name of the diver whose body was recovered from the seabed, 24 hours after she went missing.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0712/S00085.htm
17: Jack Henderson launches Kiwi ecoBook
Jack Henderson
Former ARC Councillor Jack Henderson has forsaken transport planning and developed a new paper-saving book-replacement web product.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0712/S00128.htm
18: Social Security (Entitlement Cards) Amendment Bill
The Maori Party
It would appear from the outset, that the Social Security (Entitlement Cards) Amendment Bill has not exactly taken the nation by storm. I understand that three submissions have been received and one heard.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0705/S00104.htm
19: The Fight Against P - Methamphetamine Awarenes
United States Department of Justice
Methamphetamine abuse has become a tremendous challenge. Education, prevention, and community involvement are key strategies to reduce the demand for P. People who know about the destructive effects of P on the user and the community, are far less likely ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00558.htm
20: Family Party Mangere campaign Launch
The Family Party
As the leader of The Family Party, I am privileged to be in the heart of Mangere today, to be amongst people who share our passion for the families and children of this community. That passion extends beyond Mangere to Manukau and indeed, the whole ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0712/S00094.htm
21: 3rd WTO Workshop On Health Patent Flexibilities
World Trade Organisation
Like the first and second workshops in September 2005 and November 2006, this one aimed to ensure that the participants have the information necessary so that their countries can make use of the TRIPS Agreement's flexibilities for public health purposes
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00565.htm
22: House of Travel Continues to Expand in Australia
House of Travel
7 December 2007 – Kiwi owned and operated House of Travel further demonstrated its intention to grow its presence in Australia by acquiring TravelManagers yesterday. Earlier this year House of Travel Holdings purchased the Australian wholesale company ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0712/S00129.htm
23: Magnitude 7.6 Earthquake Strikes South Of Fiji
US Geological Survey
A 7.6 earthquake struck in the vicinity of the Fijian Islands, 1395 km (130 miles) NE of Auckland, New Zealand at at 07:28:24 GMT, the U.S. Geological Survey has reported. The quake was reported at a depth of 187.6 km (116 miles).
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00582.htm
24: Rahui Placed On Sea Near Area When Body Found
New Zealand Police
The Tenths Trust is asking divers, fisherfolk and shellfish gatherers to respect a three-day Rahui in the Boom Rock area off Wellington's coast where the body of a missing diver was found today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0712/S00084.htm
25: Visually Impaired Study Math Using NASA Software
US Information Service
Until recently, blind and visually impaired students found it extremely difficult to study certain subjects and pursue careers in science and technology because they could not see graphs and other visual representations.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00524.htm
26: Questionable smacking case before the court
The Family Party
The Family Party is raising concerns over the arrest and prosecution of a single father of four, who has been charged with assaulting his 11-year-old son under the new anti-smacking legislation.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0712/S00093.htm
27: Damning judgment on Govt meddling
New Zealand National Party
National Party Health spokesman Tony Ryall says in a humiliating judgment for Labour, the High Court has ruled against the Government’s surprise attempt to force union membership on aged care workers.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00183.htm
28: Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 7 December 2007
Scoop Daily Ratings
Yesterday's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0712/S00113.htm
29: Operating Maori Values within the System - Turia
The Maori Party
If I was to think of one day where I believe the Maori Party made a difference to the 48th Parliament, it would be the first day. 7 November 2005. A historic day – a day when a proud and independent Maori voice would be heard in te whare raiona ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00180.htm
30: Christchurch Homicide Investigation
New Zealand Police
At approximately 2.30 am on Saturday 8 December 2007 Police attended a block of flats in Selwyn Street, Christchurch.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0712/S00088.htm
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