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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 01 January 2008

The Top 30 rating items on Scoop for 01 January, 2008, including: 1: UK: Queen's Honours List 2008. 2: NZ New Year Honours List 2008. 3: Focus: Queen's Honours List. 4: Burma: U Gambira. 5: Forget the Torture Tapes. 6: Delicate & Dangerous Pakistan.

Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 01 January 2008



The Top 30 rating items on Scoop for 01 January, 2008 were...

1: United Kingdom: Queen's New Year Honours List 2008

UK Government

834 candidates have been selected at MBE and OBE level. 599 at MBE; 235 at OBE. There are 378 successful women candidates in the list, including 6 Dames, 32 CBEs and 4 CBs. This is the first Honours List recommended by Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

2: The New Zealand New Year Honours List 2008
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

The Queen has been pleased to make the following appointment to be a Member of the Order of New Zealand: The Right Honourable Donald Charles McKinnon, of London, United Kingdom. Dated at Wellington this 31st day of December 2007.

3: In Focus: Queen's New Year Honours List 2008
UK Government

The New Year Honours List 2008 reflects and pays tribute to outstanding achievement and service across the entire community. One of Gordon Brown's first actions as PM was to commit neither to add nor subtract from the final recommended List.

4: Burma: Person Of The Year 2007 Is U Gambira
Terry Evans

The influential Burmese website THE BURMA DIGEST yesterday announced the results of it's poll for Person of the Year 2007 in Burma. U Gambira, who led Burma's Saffron Revolution in 2007 got highest number of votes.

5: M. Collins: Forget the Torture Tapes
Michael Collins

There’s a reflexive tendency to think the worst of the Bush-Cheney administration when scandals like the torture tapes emerge. This tendency is well justified.

6: A Delicate And Dangerous Moment In Pakistan
Paul G. Buchanan

Observing the rise of fascism in interwar Europe, Antonio Gramsci observed that there were times in which traditional politics were replaced by mass action, turmoil, and violent attempts to impose preferred ideological solutions.

7: Price For Democracy: Bhutto, Pakistan, New Zealand
Scoop Feedback

Shock, disbelief, dismay, anger, frustration and sadness. But the feeling of concern soon takes over - how safe are our families, what next, will democracy return? Benazir's death does not augur well for democracy.

8: Sydney Hobart Race Winners Collect Their Trophies
Regatta News

The official prizegiving took place today, New Year's Day, at the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania in Sandy Bay where the His Excellency, the Honourable William Cox, Governor of Tasmania, and RYCT Commodore Alastair Douglas among other dignitaries.

9: NZ Police Alert: Climbing Accident, Mt Cook
New Zealand Police

A 54-year-old Wanaka climbing guide is dead after falling 60 metres near the Summit Rocks on Aoraki-Mt Cook today. The man, described as a well-respected and experienced guide, was at about 3400 metres, ascending Summit Rocks when he fell.

10: Police New Year Response A Well-Oiled Machine
New Zealand National Party

Policing at New Year's Eve venues appears to have been like a well-oiled machine, says National Party Police spokesman Chester Borrows, who spent the night with Police on the streets of Mt Maunganui.

11: Update: Police Investigate Otahuhu Baby's Injuries
New Zealand Police

Tahini Mahomed, the 2mth old Otahuhu baby girl who was admitted to Starship Hospital on Friday 28 December 2007 with critical head injuries has died in Starship Hospital at 5.00am this morning. A Post-Mortem examination will be conducted on Wednesday.

12: Law And Order: 2006/07 Top 10 Violent Crime Areas
New Zealand National Party

The relentless upward spiral in violent crime remains the most concerning aspect of law and order in NZ, says National's Justice & Corrections spokesman, Simon Power. "It's time the Labour Government admitted it is not on top of violent crime."

13: Gisborne And Rhythm & Vines Welcome 2008
Rhythm and Vines

The city has been buzzing with excitement and music events over the past four days. The 18–35 year-old partygoers have been enjoying a weeklong series of music events around Gisborne staged by BW Campgrounds and Rhythm & Vines Summer Sessions.

14: Hayley Tops 21st Century's Big Classical Sellers
Bedlam Management

Hayley Westenra "Pure" is the best selling classical album of the 21st Century, as featured on the Classic FM Countdown of the top 300 best-selling classical albums since 2000. Here is the 21st Century's Biggest Sellers in classical music.

15: Electoral Law: Labour's Political Muzzle Starts
New Zealand National Party

"Our democracy is the loser from this law, which is why National will repeal it and start again in a bipartisan way. We will ensure there is genuine consultation with all interested parties, and the wider public, before Parliament votes on changes."

16: NZ Police Alert: Fatal Accident, Head On, Kihikihi
New Zealand Police

At approximately 2.45pm this afternoon there was a 2 car head on collision on Otorohanga Road, Kihikihi. 1 occupant died at the scene and 6 other occupants have been taken to Waikato Hospital. 4 of the 6 have very serious injuries and 2 have moderate injuries.

17: NZ Police: New Years Eve Wanaka 2007
New Zealand Police

Sergeant Aaron Nicholson, Officer in Charge of the Wanaka Police, said that only 15 people were arrested for a variety of offences including breaches of the Liquor Ban, disorder and behaviour offences during New Years Eve.

18: 5 Easy Ways To Make A Green Start To The Year

"We live in the age of waste so some economy is a good habit to instill in our children and it certainly won't harm them to know ways that they can contribute to a more sustainable planet."

19: Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 31 December 2007
Scoop Daily Ratings

The Top 30 rating items on Scoop for December 31, 2007, including: 1: UK: Queen's New Year Honours List 2008. 2: In Focus: Honours List 2008. 3: New Zealand New Year Honours List 2008. 4: Skycity New Year Party. 5: Electoral Law: Labour's Muzzle.

20: Skycity Rings In New Year With Triple The Bang

Non-stop entertainment, with thrilling performances with fluorescent silk dancers and mystical creatures, as well as some body rocking beats in the bars and on the casino's Main Gaming Floor, culminated in a fireworks display.

21: Top Scoop Stories - 31 December 2007 News Summary
The Scoop Editor

New Zealand New Year Honours List 2008, Starring: Don McKinnon / Dog Owners: Kids & Dogs Dangerous Mix / Electoral Finance Law: Labour's Political Muzzle / Music Teachers Grounded / X-Type Jaguar Luxury / RadioWorks Acquires Marlborough Stations.

22: 2007 Road Toll Up On Last Year - Min. Of Transport
Ministry Of Transport

The 2007 toll is an increase on the record low toll of 2006. Ministry of Transport spokeswoman Anna Gilbert said there have been nearly 4,600 deaths and 132,000 injuries from crashes on our roads over the past 10 years.

23: Commodore Bainimarama's 2008 New Year's Message
Fiji Government

Season's greetings and a happy new year to all of you who call Fiji home. We have to come to an end of a challenging year for us all. However as we herald in the New Year we all should realise that we have also made progress on quite a few fronts.

24: Family Fun At Auckland's New Years Day Races 2008
Cathy Campbell Communications

Ellerslie's hilarious Mascot Race shares the limelight with the On-Track Action. New Year's Day at Ellerslie is a perfect way to relax on the BBQ Lawn. For the kids there's face painting, bouncy castles and fun for all to enjoy.

25: Naira Rain For Niger Delta States, Others
Akanimo Sampson

The Niger Delta Budget Monitoring Group, NDEBUMOG, is alleging that the six states of the South-South geo-political zone, and some 22 other states of the federation, recently benefitted from a debt payment deductions deal.

26: 2007: Annus Mirabilis & The Smiling Garden Of Eden
Pablo Ouziel

The quest for nuclear supremacy: While we have been distracted by the dangers of a nuclear-armed Iran, the possible failed state of Pakistan, and the push for disarmament by North Korea, our political & economic leaders have been making aggressive moves.

27: Tennis Tourney To Continue To Scintillate Kiwis
Syed Akbar Kamal

After the botched up controversy surrounding new logo of Auckland City Council settled down, the make-over version of three starbursts with the 'dreaded' triangle has made its first appearance at the ASB Classic, country's professional women's tennis event.

28: NZ Police Alert: Sexual Assault, New Plymouth
New Zealand Police

New Plymouth Police are investigating a sexual violation which occurred in the early hours of 1 January 2007 in the Fitzroy Golf Club area. The 18 year old was taken to a secluded area, the offender produced a handgun and sexually violated her.

29: Road Deaths Disappoint -- New Zealand Police
New Zealand Police

The current holiday deaths stand at 10 (as at 9am on 1 December), already above the nine seen last year. There is another day to go until the end of the official holiday period which ends at 6am on 3 January.

30: Review: Surrender Is Not An Option, John Bolton
Jim Miles

Surrounded by terrorists, 'Islamofascists', the old guard complacency of the "EUroids", a resurgent Russian Empire, a belligerent if not hostile China, and almost above all else the two largest threats of Iran and North Korea...


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