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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 29 November 2007



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

1: Caspian Tales: John Deuss, Oil, Spooks & Cohibas

Suzan Mazur

One of my favorite stories about the rush for Caspian oil riches is the one about the man who invested $3,000 there in the 1990s and left months later with $3 million stuffed in his socks. Steve LeVine, The Wall Street Journal ’s former Eurasia bureau ...

2: 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.

3: Obama's Big Gay and Black Problem

Black Agenda Report

Barack Obama often seems confused in his search for a constituency. The ambiguity of his agenda causes his campaign to constantly collide with progressive principles. In the crucial South Carolina contest - the "Black primary" - Obama insults gays ...

4: 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.

5: Kiwi men and their moustaches

Ministry For Culture And Heritage

As the month of ‘Movember’ ends and New Zealand’s ‘mo bros’ line up to compare growth, texture and style, they join the generations of kiwi blokes who have grown – or not grown – facial hair for a reason.

6: Clark: NZ and Peaceful Conflict Resolution

New Zealand Government

Address at Suzanne Mubarak International Peace Movement Khafre Hall Cairo International Convention Centre Nasr City

7: Court of Appeal upholds prostitution by-law

Hamilton City Council

An appeal lodged in the Court of Appeal to quash the Hamilton City Council Prostitution Bylaw 2004 was today dismissed.

8: Receivers Appointed To Capital + Merchant

Grant Thornton

Tim Downes and Richard Simpson of Grant Thornton, chartered accountants, have today been appointed as receivers of Capital + Merchant Finance Limited and Capital + Merchant Investments Limited by Fortress Credit Corporation (Australia) 11 Pty Limited.

9: Stateside At Annapolis: When We Played Our Charade

Rosalea Barker

Master Ed, aka The Editor, has requested an overview of my day at Annapolis. (I would, of course, respectfully call him Mr Ed or Sir Ed if those territories had not already been occupied.) Truth be told, my day began the previous evening when I took a bus ...

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United Nations

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11: 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 ...

12: Safety Training For Local Afghanistan Journalists


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 ...

13: Top Ten Online Shopping Christmas Gifts for 2007!

Nielsen - NetRatings

Please find attached Nielsen//NetRatings’ ranking of the top ten anticipated online shopping Christmas gifts for 2007. This is taken from the Nielsen Online - New Zealand Online Retail Monitor monthly tracker for November 2007.

14: 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 ...

15: ‘Rock2wgtn’ Suprises Industry

Capital C Concerts

‘Rock2wgtn’ Suprises Industry By Introducing Virtually Unkown New Zealand Band To Easter 2008 Programme In Wellington!

16: Aermacchis rejected by Defence

New Zealand Government

The New Zealand Defence Force has been given the go-ahead to replace its current advanced training aircraft, and will issue a tender early next year, Defence Minister Phil Goff said today.

17: Prime Minister's Questions - 28 November 2007

UK Government

The armed forces, education, alcohol and capital gains tax were on the agenda at today's PMQs. The Prime Minister also took questions on apprenticeships and climate change.

18: CUE TV is Freeview's tenth TV channel


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.

19: Dell XPS M1530: Like the M1330, But Bigger


Auckland, Nov. 29, 2007—Dell today announced the XPS™ M1530, a sleek and stylish notebook featuring the award-winning design and features introduced by the highly acclaimed XPS M1330 earlier this year but with a larger 15.4-inch display and more ...

20: Zogby - Top 3 Dems All Lost Ground to Thompson

Michael Collins

John Zogby is one of the most accurate pollsters in the history of modern politics. However, his headline below hides the real meaning of his poll comparing the 'big three" Democratic contenders in match ups against their Republican counterparts. ...

21: AFP Hosts International Forum On High Tech Crime

Australian Federal Police

The forum is designed to promote open discussion aimed at preventing and resolving crime in the virtual world. It follows a decision by the AFP to create a new operational area focusing on emerging crime types and future technology.

22: Boyers Appointed Finance, Treasury Minister

Solomon Islands Government

Member of Parliament for West New Georgia/Vona Vona, Mr Peter Boyers was sworn-in as the Minister for Finance and Treasury yesterday afternoon. The former Opposition MP was sworn-in soon after his arrival from a vessel-purchasing trip to Korea.

23: Forum On Migration To Focus On Rights Protection

United Nations

Protecting the rights of the world's 200 million migrants - a vital issue for countries of origin, transit and destination - will take centre stage at a United Nations-backed meeting to be held next year in the Philippines, officials associated with the event ...

24: Accor to Manage Iconic Princes Gate Hotel, Rotorua

Accor Hotels and Resorts

Accor is to take over the management of Rotorua's historic Princes Gate Hotel on 1 January 2008, an iconic hotel with a fascinating history that dates back more than 100 years.

25: Ten Reasons to Suspect "Save Darfur" is a PR Scam

Black Agenda Report

The star-studded hue and cry to "Save Darfur" and "stop the genocide" has gained enormous traction in U.S. media along with bipartisan support in Congress and the White House. But the Congo, with ten to twenty times as many African dead over the ...

26: Scoop Doco - Tokelau Still Afloat on the High Seas

Scoop Video

Scoop Video Documentary: For Tokelau's people, their want and determination is to be a living breathing example of climate change adaptation rather than become a case-study of catastrophe. Produced by Selwyn Manning.

27: Drive Against Gender-Based Violence: Five Stories

United Nations

Approximately 14,000 women are murdered by their intimate partners annually in Russia, according to UNFPA, or one woman every 35 minutes - a yearly death toll comparable to the entire published number of Soviet troops killed during the decade-long conflict ...

28: 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 ...

29: New Name for Auckland’s Newest Mail Centre

New Zealand Post

Auckland’s newest mail centre has a new name. The Auckland Mail Centre – Te Riu o Tamaki Makau Rau will become the official name of the mail centre, which will process all of greater Auckland’s mail.

30: Forum on Migration to Focus on Rights

United Nations

Protecting the rights of the world’s 200 million migrants – a vital issue for countries of origin, transit and destination – will take centre stage at a United Nations-backed meeting to be held next year in the Philippines, officials associated ...


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