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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 12 November 2007

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

1: Eritrea-Ethiopia Boundary Impasse - Statement

US State Department

We are concerned about the military build up and tension on the border between Eritrea and Ethiopia. We call on the governments of Eritrea and Ethiopia to exercise maximum restraint and avoid any actions that might further heighten tension or reignite conflict.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00412.htm

2: Bush Threat of World War III

Global Research

By August 2007, a lot of very smart people were reading the tea leaves, convinced that the upper echelons of the U.S. government had their own hidden reasons for forecasting an event even more heinous than the attacks of September 11, 2001.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00200.htm

3: Phil Goff: Death of his nephew in Afghanistan

New Zealand Government

“Yesterday morning I was advised that my nephew, Lieutenant Matthew Ferrara, serving with the United States Army, had been killed in action in East Afghanistan the previous day.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00230.htm

4: Union Relevance in Aotearoa in the 21st Century

Laila Harre

Union Relevance in Aotearoa in the 21st Century Laila Harré National Secretary National Distribution Union Bruce Jesson Memorial Lecture Auckland University 9 November 2007
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00187.htm

5: Vodafone revolutionises home phone market

Vodafone

Vodafone is delighted to launch Vodafone at home, a service which will change the way New Zealanders think about their home phones, says GM of Product and Services Kursten Shalfoon.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00204.htm

6: Crisis in the U.S.: “Plan B”?

Global Research

By August 2007, a lot of very smart people were reading the tea leaves, convinced that the upper echelons of the U.S. government had their own hidden reasons for forecasting an event even more heinous than the attacks of September 11, 2001.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00199.htm

7: Wainuiomata Death Now Homicide

New Zealand Police

Lower Hutt Police are now treating as homicide the death last month of 22-year-old Wainuiomata woman Janet Moses.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0711/S00084.htm

8: AGENDA Transcript - Espiner IV's Cullen

Agenda

Well Dr Cullen I want to talk more broadly about the economy in a minute but first to tax, and I want to take you back to something that you said in an opinion piece for the Otago Daily Times back in 1999 when you said voters are not fools, dangle ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00185.htm

9: Locke wants Police to find, plug 'terrorism' leaks

Green Party

Green Party MP Keith Locke has called on Police Commissioner Howard Broad to take steps to find and plug the leaks to the media of evidence gathered to support the failed 'terrorism' charges, before those leaks further jeopardize the chance of fair ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00222.htm

10: Top Toys For Kiwi Kids Christmas Wish Lists

Mattel

Auckland, 12 November 2007: With less than six weeks until Christmas, Mattelä has released its list of favourite festive toys which is sure to have every child writing to Santa.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00209.htm

11: Ethnic differences seen in extreme child obesity

University of Otago

Marked ethnic differences in the rates of extreme childhood obesity in New Zealand have emerged in a nationwide survey headed by University of Otago researchers.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0711/S00060.htm

12: Pelosi Turns to Confront Bush on War Spending

truthout.org

A year after Democrats took control of both houses of Congress, due in large part to the public's frustration with the occupation of Iraq, Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled a new plan Thursday that ties additional war funding to the withdrawal ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00193.htm

13: New Holiday Website For New Zealand

Pacific Blue

Monday 12 November 2007, Christchurch NZ: To coincide with the launch of Pacific Blue’s new domestic flights between Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland, the award-winning low fare airline has unveiled a new website, “Blue Holidays” www.flypacificblue.com/holidays ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00203.htm

14: Mint Shot: It Pays To Watch

mintshot.co.nz

It pays to watch … and that’s exactly what Marc Ellis and the mintshot.co.nz team wants you to do when they launch their new entertainment website www.mintshot.co.nz on Monday 12th November.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0711/S00017.htm

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Scoop Daily Ratings

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http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00184.htm

16: We condemn the war against people in Iran!

Organization for Women's Liberation

We condemn the war against people in Iran! Statement by Organization for Women’s Liberation
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00203.htm

17: SurfAid wins RWC of aid organisations

SurfAid

We may have lost the yachting and rugby but our proud Kiwi heritage of helping others less fortunate continues, with New Zealand humanitarian organisation SurfAid International winning the 2007 Humanitarian Award at the World Association of Non-Governmental ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00194.htm

18: More Companies Pull Californication Advertising

Family First New Zealand

Five companies have now responded to the concerns of Family First NZ and other family groups by withdrawing any future advertising from TV3’s offensive and pornographic Californication series.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0711/S00146.htm

19: Multi-Million Dollar Maui Motor Home Deal

DaimlerChrysler New Zealand Limited

Multi-Million Dollar Maui Motor Home Deal Signed with Mercedes-Benz In New Zealand & Australia
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00217.htm

20: Top Pentagon Brass reluctant to wage war on Iran

Global Research

While US attack plans against Iran are in an advanced state of readiness, there are growing divisions between the military and the White House regarding these attacks.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00204.htm

21: Uri Avnery: The Last Refuge

Uri Avnery

ISRAEL IS an island in the global sea. We live in a bubble. This week I was sharply reminded of this.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00202.htm

22: Report of the People’s Inquiry released

People's Inquiry into Aerial Spraying

The long-awaited Report of the March 2006 People's Inquiry into the impacts and effects of the two and a half years of aerial spraying pesticide over urban areas of Auckland has finally been released.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00189.htm

23: Burma: New Evidence Of Mass Detentions, Deaths

Amnesty International

Amnesty International has today written to Myanmar's authorities with a briefing paper outlining grave and ongoing human rights violations committed since the start of September's crackdown.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00426.htm

24: 10 Years Since Ben and Olivia Went Missing

North and South magazine

It’s 10 Years Since Ben and Olivia Went Missing – Did We Get It Wrong?
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00208.htm

25: Venezuela Defensive After Spat With Spanish King

VOA News

Venezuelan officials are blasting Spain's king after the monarch told President Hugo Chavez to "shut up" at the close of the Ibero-American summit in Santiago, Chile. The verbal spat stole the spotlight from the gathering of leaders from Latin America, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00430.htm

26: Police go for trial by media

Global Peace And Justice Auckland

The leaking to major media outlets of suppressed evidence from last months so-called anti-terror raids is a deliberate attempt by police to orchestrate a trial by media of those arrested.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00177.htm

27: Icelandic/Kiwi Singer/Songwriter Plays Dux De Lux

Hera

Hera ''Feels so good - Live in Concert'' 8.30pm start - Free entry Saturday night at the Dux De Lux..
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0711/S00154.htm

28: Top Scoop Stories - 12 November 2007 News Summary

The Scoop Editor

Harre & Unions / Cullen & Tax / WANGO's / Moth Spraying / Wainuiomata Death Homicide / "Terror" Evidence Leaked / Trotter & Minto / Chris Carter & Bennett / Emission Upgrades / Top Toys / Vodafone Home Phone / Burma / Pelosi / National Youth Essay.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00208.htm

29: The F-Word Disturbs Thailand's Election

Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Thailand's next prime minister could be a "vulgar" and "ultra right-wing" politician who shocked this Buddhist nation when he used the f-word during a boisterous televised news conference on Thursday (November ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00190.htm

30: National will dump draconian law

New Zealand National Party

National Party Leader John Key says a National Government will scrap the draconian electoral finance legislation.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00215.htm

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