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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 21 November 2007

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

1: Electoral Finance Bill Protest - Wellington

Kevin List

Scoop brings the images of the Wellington protest against the Electoral Finance Bill to our readers in glorious sepia tones. Should this Bill go through no doubt many of the people on a rather small (100 people) protest march in wellington today no ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00346.htm

2: Kucinich Succeeds in Moving Impeachment Forward

Between The Lines

Kucinich Succeeds in Moving Impeachment Resolution Against Cheney Forward Interview with journalist David Lindorff, conducted by Scott Harris
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00343.htm

3: Questions And Answers - Wednesday, 21 November 07

Office of the Clerk

1. Hon BILL ENGLISH (Deputy Leader—National) to the Minister of Justice: Is it Government policy that a newspaper editorial which, in an election year, encourages voters to vote, or not to vote, for a political party should be considered an election ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00410.htm

4: Questions for Oral Answer - Tuesday, 20 Nov 2007

Office of the Clerk

1. PETER BROWN (Deputy Leader—NZ First) to the Minister for ACC: Has she received any recent reports regarding the way in which physiotherapy services are funded and accredited by ACC?
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00383.htm

5: UK Bird Flu Update: H5N1 Confirmed At 2nd Premises

UK Government

"The laboratory test results today highlight the importance of poultry keepers in the area being extremely vigilant. It is essential they practice the highest levels of biosecurity and report any suspicions of disease to their local Animal Health ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00800.htm

6: TVNZ banned from running election ads

New Zealand National Party

National Party Deputy Leader Bill English says that in Labour's anger and haste to railroad the draconian Electoral Finance Bill through Parliament, it has banned TVNZ from running election ads next year.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00405.htm

7: Captain Matthew Ferrara - A Tribute - Phil Goff

New Zealand Government

Eulogy at the funeral of Captain Matthew Ferrara (posthumously promoted from the rank of Lieutenant) given by his uncle, New Zealand Defence Minister Phil Goff.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00379.htm

8: National Must Come Clean on EBs Slogan

Green Party

The Green Party is calling on National to come clean on whether their Campaign Manager, Steven Joyce, did or did not suggest the slogan "change the government" to the Exclusive Brethren in light of revelations to that effect by Nicky Hager today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00404.htm

9: Telecom makes a mockery of determination

CallPlus

Telecom makes a mockery of Commission determination with plans to strand competitor investment in exchanges
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00432.htm

10: US State Dept Daily Press Briefing: 19 Nov 2007

US State Department

Russia: Missile Defense & Scheduling Of Upcoming Talks / Japan: Whaling-hunting Expedition / Saudi Arabia: Increased Punishment For Rape Victim / North Korea: Financial Working Group / Pakistan: Securing Of Nuclear Arsenal & U.S. Assistance.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00827.htm

11: Four Samoa Fa’afafine Boxers To Fight In Auckland

Event Polynesia

At its Prefight Cocktail in Auckland last weekend, Event Polynesia Boxing announced the line up for its Pro-Am boxing event held on Tuesday 20 November at the Otara Recreation Center in Auckland. The upcoming Fight Night in Auckland is part of a ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0711/S00256.htm

12: Big Day Out - Second Announcement

Big Day Out

Since announcing the first round of BIG DAY OUT artists for the 2008 series, tickets have been snapped up at lightning speed! If you planning to head to the Auckland show and have been waiting around till all the acts have been revealed before you ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0711/S00263.htm

13: Radioactive Munitions Fired In Middle East

Sherwood Ross

Radioactive Ammunition Fired In The Middle East May Claim More Lives Than Hiroshima And Nagasaki By Sherwood Ross
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00325.htm

14: Tangatawhenua.Com: When Dissent Becomes Terrorism

TangataWhenua.com

In a series of early morning raids, the New Zealand Police forced entry into the homes of social activists, students, environmentalists, Maori sovereignty activists and trade unionists throughout Aotearoa, confiscating computers and files and arresting ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00342.htm

15: Price And Credibility Barriers To Buying Organic

ACNielsen

Price And The Credibility Of Organic & ‘Functional’ Food & Drinks Remain A Barrier For Most Shoppers: Nielsen
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00416.htm

16: Preparedness Key To Tackling Global Flu Pandemic

United Nations

The head of the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has underlined the need to make full use of the resources available to prepare for a possible influenza pandemic, warning that no country will be left unaffected should an outbreak occur.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00874.htm

17: Report on selection process for Clare Curran

New Zealand Government

Environment Minister Trevor Mallard today released a briefing by the State Services Commission that looks at the advice given to him on the selection process for Clare Curran to a short term communications role in the Ministry for the Environment in ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00381.htm

18: A Conversation With America's Snr Career Diplomats

US State Department

I'm the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs and I'm surrounded by Under Secretaries of State for Political Affairs. It's a great pleasure for me and a great honor to welcome back five of my predecessors.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00892.htm

19: Al Jazeera English Celebrates One Year Anniversary

Triangle Television

Al Jazeera English, the news and current affairs channel which today reaches more than 100 million homes worldwide, celebrated its one year anniversary on 15 November.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0711/S00275.htm

20: Scoop Full Coverage: Election Finance Bill

Scoop Full Coverage

The Justice and Electoral committee has finally reported back on the Electoral Finance Bill, and recommended that it be passed.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00319.htm

21: Afghanistan: UN Urges Safeguarding Civilian Lives

United Nations

Speaking to reporters in Kabul, Louise Arbour said that even prior to her current visit to Afghanistan she was concerned by the high rates of civilian casualties caused by both insurgent activities and international military operations.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00891.htm

22: Locke concerned at new Police protest instructions

Green Party

Green MP Keith Locke today expressed concern that newly released Police instructions curtail the right to legitimate protest.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00386.htm

23: Bangladesh: Situation Report 20 Nov 2007 21:00

Government Of Bangladesh

Updated official report illustrates that the number of death caused by tropical cyclone 'SIDR' has risen to 2837. Updates also indicate that 5488216 people of 1322824 families were affected by the cyclone.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00886.htm

24: Rank Group Shames New Zealand

EPMU

The Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union is backing international calls for Graeme Hart’s Rank Group to end the harassment of Thai trade unionist Thanetn Jhanluechai*, a plant operator employed by Rank-owned company SIG in Rayong province.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00354.htm

25: Greenhouse gas emissions dropping fast at Genesis

Genesis Energy

Hard on the heels of this week’s report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which said climate change effects are well underway, Genesis Energy announced a 40.3% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions in October, compared to the same period ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00412.htm

26: Background + Images: Reinstate Bro. Thanetn

National Distribution Union

The global packaging company, SIG Combibloc, is trying to undermine the union at its packaging plant the Thailand Economic Zone of Rayong by attempting to dismiss union leader Thanetn Jhanluechai for legitimate union activity.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00420.htm

27: Official NZ Music Chart & Chartbitz - Nov. 21 2007

Official New Zealand Music Chart

"The Official New Zealand Top 40 premieres Friday nights at 8pm on C4" Chartbitz: Wednesday, November 21 2007 by Andrew Miller Click for big version
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0711/S00272.htm

28: NZ Air Services Agreement With Philippines

New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Helen Clark today announced that trade and tourism links between New Zealand and the Philippines are to be enhanced with the signing of a new air services agreement between the two countries.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00387.htm

29: King of Spain mutant US President

Toni Solo

One can read too much into the unprecedented rude behaviour and abrupt departure of Juan Carlos, Bourbon King of Spain, during the recent Ibero-American summit in Santiago, Chile. Clearly, when he got up and left in the middle of Daniel Ortega's ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00324.htm

30: Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 21 Nov 2007

Office of the Clerk

1. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Minister of Justice: Is it Government policy that a newspaper editorial which, in an election year, encourages voters to vote, or not to vote, for a political party should be considered an election advertisement; if not, why ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00391.htm

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