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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 23 January 2008

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

1: Who is behind 'The Standard'?

New Zealand National Party

National Party Deputy Leader Bill English says if Labour knows who is behind 'The Standard' then it should say so.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00153.htm


2: Scoop Feedback: Sir Ed, Etc
Scoop Feedback

when you get a chance take a look/listen at Trillion's (Jody Lloyd) tribute song to Sir Edmund Hillary http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xgIebk-zHE
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00161.htm


3: Alan Hyde leaves SAP
SAP

Geraldine McBride, President and CEO SAP Asia Pacific Japan (APJ), announced today the departure of Alan Hyde, CEO and Managing Director, SAP Australia and New Zealand. Tim Ebbeck, SVP and Chief Commercial Officer of SAP APJ, will immediately step in ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00181.htm


4: Burma: Long Jail Terms for Labour Rights Activists
Terry Evans

The harsh reality of life under the brutal Burmese military regime has been clearly demonstrated this week. Six labour rights activists have been handed down long prison sentences for their part in organising labour rights discussions at the American ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00154.htm


5: Vote Queenstown and get NZ on the Board
Hasbro

‘A vote For Queenstown is a vote for New Zealand’ as Monopoly fever goes global with cities around the planet vying for a square on the first-ever worldwide Monopoly board.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0801/S00175.htm


6: New industry experts for Beachheads programme
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

Greg Erman and John Reid have been appointed to the Americas Beachheads Advisory Board. Mr V M Crishna, Philip Michell, Sandeep Tandon and Mr R Ramanan join Chair Pradip Madhavji on an expanded India Beachheads Advisory Board.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00184.htm


7: Special Samoa Deals for Boxing Fans and Supporters
Event Polynesia

Overseas interest in the upcoming Samoa International Pro-Am Boxing event in Apia on Saturday 2nd February 2008 will see up to 200 boxing fans and supporters arriving in Samoa next week.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0801/S00180.htm


8: Clark: Eulogy to Sir Edmund Hillary
New Zealand Government

Text of the Prime Minister's eulogy, delivered at the State Funeral Service for Sir Edmund Hillary, St Mary’s church, Parnell, Auckland
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00151.htm


9: Photos: Sir Ed's State Funeral – At The Domain
Scoop Photo-Essay

Thousands of people lined Auckland's streets surrounding Parnel, Newmarket, and the Auckland Domain to pay their last respects to Sir Edmund Hillary. A State Funeral was held for Sir Edmund Hillary today, Tuesday, 22 January, at the Auckland Cathedral ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00164.htm


10: John Paine: Global View January 2008
John Paine

The last half of 07 certainly had its share of unpleasant surprises, including the finance company collapses and the global Credit Crunch.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00187.htm


11: Goff: Algiers business lunch, Algieria
New Zealand Government

I am very pleased to be here today. This is my first visit to Algiers and the first visit to Algeria by a New Zealand Cabinet Minister for nearly a decade. I would like to acknowledge the New Zealand business representatives, Rahim Rahal, Richard Fowel, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00159.htm


12: Greenpeace Inflatables Harassed by Japanese
Greenpeace New Zealand

After delaying the refuelling of the Japanese whaling fleet's factory ship Nisshin Maru this morning, Greenpeace inflatables returned to document boxes of whale meat being transferred to refuelling and cargo vessel Oriental Bluebird, and to continue ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00218.htm


13: Whaling situation getting worse
Green Party

Green Party Conservation Spokesperson Metiria Turei MP is saddened and angered by news that the Japanese are planning to commission a replacement mother ship for their whaling fleet.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00157.htm


14: Greenpeace Risks Lives With Its Publicity Stunts
The Institute Of Cetacean Research

The President of the Institute of Cetacean Research, Mr Minoru Morimoto, once again urged Greenpeace to keep a safe distance from Japan’s whaling vessels in order to ensure no lives are lost as a result of their protest activities.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00219.htm


15: Poultry code too weak to tackle campy epidemic
Green Party

The new Code of Practice for processing of poultry, while a small step in the right direction, fails to include some very simple measures to stem the tide of campylobacter contamination of chicken meat being sold to New Zealanders, Safe Food Spokesperson ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00154.htm


16: Missing White House Emails Match Plame Time Frames
Jason Leopold

At 8 PM on September 29, 2003, former White House counsel Alberto Gonzales received a phone call from the Department of Justice (DOJ). Gonzales received formal notification that evening that the DOJ had launched a criminal investigation into the leak of ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00180.htm


17: 30-million EOS camera units produced
Canon

Canon has achieved a new camera-manufacturing milestone as combined production of the company’s EOS-series film and digital single-lens reflex (SLR) cameras passed the 30-million mark. Additionally, production of EOS Digital-series SLR cameras has ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00183.htm


18: Cambodia: Release Scapegoats for Leader's Murder
International Trade Union Federation

Brussels, 22 January 2008 (ITUC OnLine): Four years after the murder of Cambodia's most prominent labor union leader, Chea Vichea, six leading international human rights organizations and the world's largest trade union federation called on the Cambodian ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00220.htm


19: Over One Million Kiwis Visit Australia In A Year
Tourism Australia

A significant surge in short-term visitor arrivals from New Zealand into Australia was witnessed in 2007. According to latest data released by Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), over one million (1,040,200) New Zealanders visited Australia between ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00190.htm


20: TVNZ: Full Funeral Service Available Online
Television New Zealand

The full 4-hour coverage of the State funeral of Sir Edmund Hillary is now available online on tvnz.co.nz for those who were unable to watch during the day.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0801/S00171.htm


21: Clean coal breakthrough best news of the year
Business Council for Sustainable Development

The best news of the year on climate change was not agreement in Bali, but a Norwegian breakthrough with clean coal power generation technology.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00150.htm


22: Jade Software wins big name account
Jade Software

Jade Software Corporation (Jade) today announced the successful completion of a major project to re-platform and modernise the core Enterprise Resource Planning system of The Warehouse, New Zealand’s largest retailer. On 3 September 2007, The Warehouse ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00164.htm


23: Music therapy helps special needs students
NZ School of Music

Research that aims to improve the use of music among New Zealand special needs students is drawing international attention.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0801/S00177.htm


24: ING Investor Sentiment Index
ING New Zealand

Despite possible subprime woes, investor confidence stable in New Zealand and remains cautiously optimistic overall, reveals ING investor sentiment index
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00192.htm


25: US State Dept: Daily Press Briefing
US State Department

Issues discussed: Iran, Greece, South Korea, North Korea, Iraq, Serbia, DRC, Sudan, Israel/Palestine. QUESTION: Did the resolution agreed upon in Berlin shortly – a little bit ago, contain new sanctions for Iran and if so why not? MR. GALLEGOS:Well, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00225.htm


26: Hillary Suffers Bruises After Non-Stop Propelling
Jan Baumgartner

According to an unnamed propeller, Democratic candidate and presidential hopeful, Hillary Rodham Clinton, was being treated at an undisclosed hospital after suffering minor scrapes and bruises, as well as an overall feeling of queasiness after a bout ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00176.htm


27: WTO Apple Intervention Welcomed
New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First welcomes intervention from the World Trade Organisation to investigate Australia’s refusal to lift its 80 year ban on imports of New Zealand apples.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00158.htm


28: Fastest Fiat 500 for Felipe!
Fiat

Should you come across Ferrari Formula One Driver, Felipe Massa, driving his new Fiat 500 don’t be tempted to take him on because not only is the talented Brazilian one of the fastest drivers around but also because his 500 is rather special – ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00210.htm


29: Former Honda Executive To Head Up Kia In NZ
Kia Motors

Fast growing Korean car manufacturer Kia Motors has appointed former Honda executive Todd McDonald to head up its operations in New Zealand. Mr McDonald takes up the position of General Manager at Kia Motors New Zealand, succeeding John Keenan, who ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00178.htm


30: Reviews of digital broadcasting regs, standards
New Zealand Government

A review of digital broadcasting regulation in New Zealand is out now for public submissions and feedback, Broadcasting Minister Trevor Mallard and Communications and Information Technology Minister David Cunliffe said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00155.htm

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