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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 28 November 2007

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

1: Burma: Monks Demand Deaths, Disappearances Inquiry

Terry Evans

In a statement released yesterday, the All-Burmese Monks Alliance (ABMA) called for an investigation into the fate of monks who remain unaccounted for since the September protests.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S01229.htm

2: CUE TV is Freeview's tenth TV channel

FreeView

Freeview is pleased to announce that CUE TV will this week become the tenth television channel to join the free-to-air digital satellite service at channel number 23.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00572.htm

3: Elizabeth Marvelly to tour with Paul Potts

Skip Ink

New Zealand's stunning new international star ELIZABETH MARVELLY has been signed to tour with Britain's Got Talent opera phenomenon PAUL POTTS.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0711/S00365.htm

4: Insecticide-Treated Bed Nets Reduce Malaria

VOA News

The Geneva-based Global Fund says it has delivered 46 million insecticide-treated bed nets to families in malaria zones, a 155 percent increase over last year's result of 18 million.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S01188.htm

5: Emma Agnew: a future leader lost

New Zealand Government

Disability Issues Minister Ruth Dyson today paid tribute to Emma Agnew, and offered her sincere condolences to Emma’s family and friends.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00556.htm

6: American Red Cross CEO Mark W. Everson Resigns

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross announced today that its Board of Governors asked for and received the resignation of President and CEO Mark W. Everson, effective immediately. Concurrently, the Board appointed Mary S. Elcano, General Counsel, as interim President ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S01237.htm

7: Safety Training For Local Afghanistan Journalists

IFEX

Coping with kidnapping. Passage through checkpoints. Hostile crowd situations. These are just some of the aspects the International News Safety Institute (INSI) covered this month in its first-ever safety training to Afghan journalists working in dangerous ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S01228.htm

8: Lingerie by Far the Most Desirable Gift this Xmas

Bendon New Zealand

Whether she’s been naughty or nice, it has been revealed that lingerie is top of most Kiwi women’s Christmas wish lists, in a recent Bendon Desirability Survey [The Bendon Desirability Survey ran between 6 August – 24 August 2007 on the Bendon ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00575.htm


10: Concert Tour Of East Timor Draws To A Close

Australian Defence Force

A group of Australian entertainers have successfully completed a concert tour for deployed forces in Timor-Leste. The tour ended with a concert this evening in Dili, before an audience of Defence Force members from Australia and NZ, and the Australian ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S01219.htm

11: ADB Continues Support for Good Governance

Asian Development Bank

The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Country Operations Business Plan for Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) 2007-2009 reaffirms ADB’s commitment to supporting good governance, inclusive social development and sustained private sector-led economic ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S01160.htm

12: Burma: UK Foreign Office Amends Travel Advice

UK Government

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has today amended its Travel Advice for Burma. In light of the stabilising security situation we no longer advise against all but essential travel, however we still include factual information on the present situation, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S01181.htm

13: Top Scoop Stories - 27 November 2007 News Summary

The Scoop Editor

Kids & Poor Health / Brownlee / Japan & New Zealand Trade / Record Oil Production / Sir Peter Blake Trust / Protein Technology / Assisted Reproductive Procedures / Sudan: Peace & War / Moscow & US Missile Defense / Australia & Kyoto / Annapolis.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00413.htm

14: Moscow Ready For Dialogue On US Missile Defense

VOA News

First Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov told the Russian News Service Radio station Monday that Moscow has received written proposals from the United States on the missile defense shield.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S01091.htm

15: European Union And China - A Global Partnership

European Union

The 10th annual EU-China Summit will take place on 28 November in Beijing. The European Commission will be represented by President José Manuel Barroso and Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson, as well as Joaquin Almunia, Commissioner for Economic and Monetary ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S01178.htm

16: Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 27 November 2007

Scoop Daily Ratings

Yesterday's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00414.htm

17: Pike River Coal Announces New Coal Transport Route

Pike River Coal

Pike River Coal Limited has today announced it will transport its premium hard coking coal by rail to Lyttelton, Christchurch for export under a new agreement signed with Solid Energy NZ Limited (Solid Energy).
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00568.htm

18: Helen Clark Berlin Speech: Sustainable Development

New Zealand Government

Tuesday 27 November 2007 Rt Hon Helen Clark Prime Minister Address at 7th Annual Conference of the German Council for Sustainable Development Berlin Congress Centre Alexanderstrasse
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00552.htm

19: Catching a computer virus is easy…so too is HIV

AIDS Foundation

A new computer virus is spreading throughout New Zealand like wildfire, but it's not what you'd expect. It's actually an ingenious hoax created by the New Zealand AIDS Foundation to demonstrate just how easy it is to become infected with HIV if ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0711/S00145.htm

20: Iraqi AP Photographer Held By U.S. To Be Charged

IFEX

Bilal Hussein, an Iraqi citizen who worked as a freelance photographer for AP in Ramadi and Fallujah, has been detained since 12 April 2006. He has not yet been charged or put on trial. As early as this week, the military plans to submit a complaint ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S01227.htm

21: U.S. Statement Against Violence In Sucre, Bolivia

US State Department

We deplore the violence in Sucre, Bolivia that claimed at least three lives during the weekend of November 23, stemming from Constituent Assembly deliberations on Bolivia's proposed new constitution. Democratic governments have the responsibility to protect ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S01156.htm

22: Amnesty International appoints new CEO

Amnesty International

Amnesty International in New Zealand is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer, Patrick Holmes.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00457.htm

23: Great Value & Great Views At New Hamilton Hotel

Accor Hotels and Resorts

Hamilton's brand new Hotel Ibis Tainui Hamilton will be opened on 10 December, with an official ceremony attended by Maori King Kiingi Tuheitia, Hamilton Mayor Bob Simcock and David Baffsky AO Chairman Accor Asia Pacific.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00584.htm

24: Stem Cell Scientist On Track To Breakthrough

Buchan Consulting

Stem cell scientists are developing a novel approach to slow or possibly prevent the cognitive decline that typically occurs with advancing age.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0711/S00144.htm

25: Hydrogen Economy: Renewable Energy & The Future

US State Department

We hope, similarly, to accelerate sharply the market adoption of clean, alternative, and renewable energy through our deliberations at the ministerial meeting March 4-6, 2008 of the Washington International Renewable Energy Conference, or WIREC.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S01204.htm

26: Patu! Historic Nz Doco Screening

CutCutCut

PATU! (NZ 1983) "A major documentary of our time" 8:30pm, Fri most controversial, and the most contested, event in recent New Zealand history was the 1981 South African rugby tour. Half the country was opposed to the tour, the establishment was determined ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00462.htm

27: UN Relief Official Visits Ethiopia's Ogaden Region

United Nations

The United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator arrived in Ethiopia today to visit the strife-torn Ogaden region where over 640,000 people are in urgent need of food, water, medical supplies and other assistance
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S01193.htm

28: Security Council Delegation Arrives In East Timor

United Nations

The mission said the visit would underscore the international community's commitment to the stabilization and development of Timor-Leste and the need for ongoing support to bilateral and international partners aiding Timorese efforts towards self-reliance.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S01196.htm

29: Aspartame Research Needed, Not Coca-Cola Soft Sell

Soil and Health Association

The Soil & Health Association is calling for open and independent research into how widespread the effects of the artificial sweetener aspartame are on the health and well-being of New Zealanders, following last week's admission by the Ministry ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00444.htm

30: Burma: Arrests Of Activists Continue Two Months On

Amnesty International

Amnesty International condemns the new arrests of political activists inside Myanmar, despite the commitment by Prime Minister Thein Sein to the UN Special Representative Ibrahim Gambari in early November that no more arrests would be carried out.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S01240.htm

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