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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 7 December 2007

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

1: Meeting With Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi

US State Department

Today, I met with Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi and representatives of the Ethiopian government to discuss issues of bilateral importance to both of our nations, with a focus on Ethiopia's relations with Somalia, Sudan and Eritrea.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00346.htm

4: Image: Hurricane Daman Off Fiji - Heading For NZ?

Supercomputer Weather

Sattelite image shows Hurricane Daman off the Fijian island of Vanua Levu and the Yasawa island group. The storm is expected to move Southeast over Vanua Levu this afternoon.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0712/S00111.htm

5: 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 The previous charity has withdrawn their permission to accept our donations.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

6: Largest US Civil Disobedience Movement Underway

afterdowningstreet.org

I am of the opinion that there has never been a movement in U.S. history with the number of arrests which have taken place in opposition to the Iraq War. This list of appeals, arrests and legal cases is not all-inclusive. Please send additions, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0712/S00093.htm

7: Secret Zaoui Witness Arrested, Flees To Germany

STATE OF IT by Selwyn Manning

Scoop News: Mohammed Samraoui, once Algeria's top spook for north Europe and a secret witness in the Ahmed Zaoui hearings was recently arrested in Spain awaiting deportation papers from Algiers. He's now fled to Germany, fearing for his life.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0712/S00102.htm

8: Karl Rove’s Six Degrees of Obama Separation

Martin LeFevre - Meditations

Meditations (Spirituality) - From Martin LeFevre in California Karl Rove’s Six Degrees of Obama Separation
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0712/S00107.htm

9: Lyndon Hood: Clark Welcomes Henry Re-Appointment

Lyndon Hood

Prime Minister Helen Clark today enthusiastically welcomed the re-appointment of Graham Henry as All Blacks coach for another term.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0712/S00109.htm

10: Front-line workers priority for pandemic vaccine

Ministry of Health

Nearly 100,000 front-line personnel in health, police and other essential services are in line to receive the two-dose vaccine against the current H5N1 strain of avian influenza, if it is required.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0712/S00023.htm

11: Questions and Answers - 6 December 2007

Office of the Clerk

1. Hon BILL ENGLISH (Deputy Leader—National) to the Minister of Justice Justice : Does she stand by her statement yesterday, in relation to the Electoral Finance Bill, that “I am prepared to listen to the debate on clause 80(d) so that Parliament’s ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00154.htm

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http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0712/S00096.htm

13: Graham Henry re-appointed All Blacks coach

NZ Rugby Union

Graham Henry has been re-appointed to the position of All Blacks Coach, the New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) announced today. The decision of the NZRU Board follows interviews with Mr Henry and the three other short-listed candidates Colin Cooper, Robbie Deans ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0712/S00092.htm

14: Briefing for the Incoming Minister for Food Safety

New Zealand Government

The attached documents have been prepared and collated as a briefing package on the Food Safety Portfolio. The package includes the following documents: * A structural diagram of the New Zealand Food Safety Authority and a description of each business ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00164.htm

15: FEMA Closely Monitors Pacific Northwest Flooding

FEMA

Federal and state officials today started a process in Washington to assess damages to homes and businesses in counties most affected by this week's storm and flooding.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00364.htm

16: Burma : Junta Named Worst Housing Rights Violator

Terry Evans

This week the State Peace and Development Council of Burma named as Housing Rights Violator for the mass displacement of more than one million civilians
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00175.htm

17: Iraq: "Honour Killings" Persist In Kurdish North

IRIN News

At least 27 Iraqi Kurdish women have been murdered for having illicit affairs in so-called "honour killings" in Iraq's northern semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan over the past four months.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00384.htm

18: Fact Sheet: United States Policy On Somaliland

US State Department

Our policy on recognition is to allow the African Union to first deliberate on the question. We do not want to get ahead of the continental organization on an issue of such importance.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00353.htm

19: Clark: Business Council for Sustainable Developmt

New Zealand Government

Thank you for the invitation to address this meeting of the New Zealand Business Council for Sustainable Development. I recall attending the event which launched this Council in 1999. The initiative was led by Mike Andrews of Fletcher Challenge ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00173.htm

20: Minister calls on Heather Roy to apologise

New Zealand Government

Minister of Health David Cunliffe is calling on Heather Roy to apologise to the clinical staff of Capital and Coast District Health Board.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00176.htm

21: largest ever illegal importation of coral to NZ

New Zealand Customs Service

55 year old Charles Yip Mou Lam was convicted in Auckland District Court yesterday for attempting to illegally import 700kg of tropical and sub-tropical coral into New Zealand. The consignment represents New Zealand's biggest single seizure of ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0712/S00096.htm

22: New evidence reveals Peter Ellis inquiry a sham

Peterellis.org

Peterellis.org.nz spokesman Richard Christie reports that new research into the Peter Ellis case casts doubt on the safety of Ellis' convictions. The research reveals that Sir Thomas Eichelbaum's Inquiry was carried out in a manner designed to bury ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0712/S00092.htm

23: roading, smartcard and bus improvements 2008

Auckland Regional Transport Authority

The Auckland Regional Transport Authority (ARTA) released its third Draft Auckland Land Transport Programme (Auckland LTP) for consultation today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0712/S00070.htm

24: Antioxidant cocktail shows good results

University of Sydney

Prostate cancer trials undertaken at the University of Sydney have provided exciting results with reductions of up to 25 per cent of tumour growth in mouse models.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0712/S00017.htm

25: New World Record Speed For An Amphibious Vehicle

Sealegs Corporation

Click for big version Auckland, 07 December 2007 : Hitting record breaking speeds of over 100kph, a Sealegs 6.1m rigid inflatable boat today sped to new World Record fastest on water speed for an amphibious vehicle in Sydney harbour, this morning. ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0712/S00125.htm

26: Kucinich First, Edwards Second in PDA Straw Poll

David Swanson

Not surprisingly in a field of eight contenders, no candidate came close to gaining a majority of the total vote in PDA's recently completed presidential straw poll . But two candidates--Dennis Kucinich (41%) and John Edwards (26%)--combined for ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0712/S00092.htm

27: Afghanistan: Hundreds Flee Fighting In Helmand

IRIN News

Hundreds of people have left their homes in Musa Qala District, Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan, after Afghan and international forces intensified their joint military operations to drive Taliban insurgents out of the district.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00414.htm

28: New Zealanders support road safety messages

New Zealand Government

Most New Zealanders agree that speed and alcohol are major causes of road crashes and support police efforts to enforce road safety laws, according to the latest Public Attitudes to Road Safety survey released by the Ministry of Transport.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00162.htm

29: President Bush To Welcome President Of Nigeria

The White House

President Bush will welcome Umaru Yar'Adua, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, to the White House on December 13, 2007. This visit will provide an opportunity for the President to be briefed by President Yar'Adua on his experiences during his ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00409.htm

30: Waxman, Mukasey and Ten Million Missing Emails

Matt Renner

A government watchdog group now says at least ten million White House emails, which may contain information about the leak of Valerie Plame Wilson's covert CIA status, have been destroyed by the Bush administration.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0712/S00088.htm

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