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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 24 January 2008


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

1: 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


2: 2008 Trials Expected To Expose SSRI Dirty Secrets
Evelyn Pringle

The blockbuster sales figures for the new generation of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants (SSRI's), which have resulted from their promotion for so many unapproved uses, represents the most profitable off-label marketing coup ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00197.htm


3: New SymbianOS Worm Spreading In the Wild
Media Statement

Sydney – Jan. 22nd , 2008– Fortinet® - a pioneer and leading provider of unified threat management (UTM) solutions - today announced that the FortiGuardGlobal Security Research Team discovered a new SymbianOS Worm actively spreading on various mobile ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0801/S00040.htm


4: T-Shirt Designs To Help Shake Breast Cancer
Glassons

Glassons stores are swinging open their doors today revealing the much anticipated 2008 Breast Cancer Research Trust T-shirt collection.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0801/S00045.htm


5: Nick Smith: ‘A Sustainable Government’
New Zealand National Party

‘Sustainability’ is viewed by the Beehive as the key to a 4th term in government. The Prime Minister used the phrase ad nauseum – 42 times in her annual speech to Parliament last year. In this speech I wish to put under the microscope the sustainability ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00164.htm


6: Govt must help Reserve Bank address inflation
Green Party

The Green party is calling on the Government to help the Reserve Bank reduce inflationary pressures in the New Zealand economy by rapidly implementing measures to deal with one of the key drivers of inflation – rising oil prices.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00165.htm


7: First certified manuka honey launched
Manuka Health NZ

Manuka Health New Zealand Ltd today announced the launch of the first manuka honey products certified to contain specified levels of the antibacterial ingredient.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00201.htm


8: New Zealand well-prepared for global slowdown
New Zealand Government

The news on the global economy at the start of 2008 is cloudy at best. The subprime mortgage crisis in the United States and the subsequent credit crunch have made the possibility of an American recession very real. Global share markets have taken a ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00163.htm


9: NZ Constitutional Arrangements - What’s Next?
Mike Moore - Former PM

I’m obliged to the media for its coverage of the complexities of how we discuss New Zealand’s constitutional arrangements. Unfortunately, some in the media have wrongly reported this is an attempt to impose a republic on NZ. I will try to answer ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00182.htm


10: 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


11: F. William Engdahl - The Financial Tsunami Pt. II
William Engdahl

The ongoing and deepening global financial crisis, nominally triggered in July 2007 by an event involving a small German bank holding securitized assets backed by USA sub-prime real estate mortgages, can best be understood as an essential part of an ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00199.htm


12: Sri Lanka: Criminal Investigations Need Monitoring
Asian Human Rights Commission

The Asian Human Rights Commission strongly supports the call for a human rights monitoring mission by the United Nations as a measure to resuscitate the severely damaged criminal investigation capacity of the Sri Lankan policing system.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00234.htm


13: "Lame Duck" Citizens And The Global Economy
Pablo Ouziel

In regards to our 'global economy', one is better off reading Dostoevsky's The Gambler and saying to himself, "at the present moment I must repair to the roulette-table," than listening to George Bush deluding himself about the fact that "while there is ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00198.htm


14: Free bus for Big Gay Out
Aids Foundation

A free bus will be operating on Pt Chevalier Rd to ferry passengers to and from the Eighth Annual Big Gay Out fair day at Coyle Park on Sunday February 10. Organiser Jonathan Smith says the bus, sponsored by Cahill Real Estate and Gay Ski Week, will ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0801/S00198.htm


15: Something fishy at ‘The Standard’
New Zealand National Party

National Party Deputy Leader Bill English says Labour must still reveal the full extent of its relationship with an ‘independent’ anti-National web-site, which has been busted using an internet protocol address owned by the Labour Party.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00170.htm


16: F. William Engdahl - The Financial Tsunami Pt. III
William Engdahl

Seven years of Volcker monetary “shock therapy” had ignited a payments crisis across the Third World. Billions of dollars in recycled petrodollar debts loaned by major New York and London banks to finance oil imports after the oil price rises ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00200.htm


17: 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


18: Eco-Friendly Washer Technology
LG Electronics

LG Electronics, a pioneer in home appliance technology, has unveiled its latest invention. The Combined Steam Washer and Dryer from LG is set to revolutionise the laundry process, offering the latest advancement in eco-friendly steam technology.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00215.htm


19: Chinese New Year: Creative Cool Chinese
Te Papa

Te Papa celebrates the Chinese New Year 2008 – Year of the Rat - with a panel discussion, Creative Cool Chinese, featuring three young inspirational New Zealand artists on Saturday 9 February, 1-2pm, in Te Papa’s Soundings Theatre on Level 2. Entry is ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0801/S00165.htm


20: Farmer confidence down for first time in 12 months
Rabobank

Rural confidence has declined for the first time in the past five surveys. - However confidence remains significantly higher than a year ago. - Biggest falls among sheep and beef farmers. - Dairy farmer confidence also moderating. - Farm income expectations ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00208.htm


21: Air NZ to suspend service between Nadi an
Securities Commission

Air New Zealand said today that it will suspend flights between Nadi and Los Angeles operated by the airline three times per week, effective 26 April 2008. Instead, Air New Zealand will expand its code-share agreement with Air Pacific from four services ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00204.htm


22: 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


23: Ferrari And RM Auctions Join Forces
Ferrari Australia and New Zealand

RM Auctions and Ferrari will be holding the ultimate supercar sale in 2008 when an extraordinary collection of cars and memorabilia come under the hammer on 18 May 2008 at Maranello, the home of Ferrari, in the second annual "Ferrari Leggenda e ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00199.htm


24: High Interest Rate Symptom Of Deeper Problems
New Zealand First Party

New Zealanders are again confronted with the outrageous situation of the Reserve Bank Governor keeping New Zealand’s interest rate at the highest in the developed world, while others have responded more appropriately, says New Zealand First Leader ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00175.htm


25: US State Dept Press Briefing
US State Department

Daily Press Briefing with Tom Casey, Deputy Spokesman. Issues discussed: Canada, Egypt, Greece/Turkey, Iraq, Serbia. also, CRS Report/US-Greek Bilateral Relations
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00240.htm


26: Solomon Islands PM to visit New Zealand
New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Helen Clark announced today that the new Solomon Islands’ Prime Minister, Dr Derek Sikua will make an official visit to New Zealand from Thursday 24 to Saturday 26 January.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00160.htm


27: Want to Prevent a Depression? Impeach Dick Cheney
Bob Fertik - Democrats.com

As we all know, Nancy Pelosi's "Capitulation Congress" will do absolutely everything it can to avoid a battle with Bush over his utter contempt for the Constitution, the Rule of Law, and even Congress itself.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00203.htm


28: Labour out of ideas on digital broadcasting
New Zealand National Party

"Labour's review of digital broadcasting regulation sounds more like a plea for ideas than an agenda to manage the changes and growth in an increasingly important medium," says National Party Broadcasting spokesman Jonathan Coleman.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00173.htm


29: Historical Māori moko collection features online
Victoria University of Wellington

Ta Moko – Māori tattooing – is featuring in a significant new collection on Victoria University’s New Zealand Electronic Text Centre (NZETC) website.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0801/S00020.htm


30: Mayors highlight crippling compliance costs
New Zealand National Party

National's Local Government spokesman, John Carter, is congratulating two Northland mayors for publicly slamming Labour's crippling compliance costs which are making home-ownership a pipe dream for ordinary Kiwis.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00174.htm

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