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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings November 24 2008

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1: NZ General Election 2008 - Official Results

Chief Electoral Office

The Chief Electoral Officer has declared the official results for the 2008 General Election.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00295.htm


2: APEC-08: The Lima Declaration - Statement
APEC 2008

The current global financial crisis is one of the most serious economic challenges we have ever faced. We will act quickly and decisively to address the impending global economic slowdown.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0811/S00367.htm


3: NZ Elections: Failure Of Christian Right
The Family Party

The Family party was formed out of the Destiny party - a Faith based party - achieving some 14,000 votes in the ‘05 election; however the Family party vote dropped to 6,900 in November 8, ‘08 election. This is also in line with the overall drop in ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00297.htm


4: Undernews For November 24, 2008
Undernews

Here in America we are descended in spirit from revolutionists and rebels - men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine - GOP President Dwight Eisenhower, 1954
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00312.htm


5: Obama Has No Plan At All
SOLO - Sense of Life Objectivists

*President-elect Barack Obama on Saturday outlined his plan to create 2.5 million jobs in coming years to rebuild roads and bridges and modernize schools while developing alternative energy sources and more efficient cars. * "Except he has not outlined ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00296.htm


6: Ryall Speech to Emergency Medicine Conference ‘08
New Zealand Government

Thank you for the invitation to open your conference... the first for ACEM here in our nation’s capital. In my brief remarks today I want to support your drive for greater clinical leadership, to cover our plans to give doctors and nurses more ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00203.htm


7: Nine Lambs A Minute Vanishing From NZ Farms
Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers Meat & Fibre Chair, Bruce Wills, has expressed deep concern at the collapse in lamb numbers to 27.3 million; 4.7 million or 15% less than last spring.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0811/S00408.htm


8: Cervical Cancer vaccine wins pharma “Nobel Prize”
CSL Biotherapies

GARDASIL®, the vaccine used in the New Zealand cervical cancer immunisation programme, has won the prestigious 2008 International Galien Prize, according to Mike Taylor, New Zealand Country Manager for CSL Biotherapies NZ Ltd.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0811/S00032.htm


9: Obama and Biden Announce Key White House Staff
Barack Obama

Washington – President-Elect Obama and Vice President-Elect Biden today announced the following White House staff:
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0811/S00388.htm


10: Gordon Campbell on John Key’s performance in Peru
Gordon Campbell

The clip on last night’s television of George W. Bush genially patting new boy John Key on the back at the APEC gathering in Peru was not only embarrassing to watch. It was a reminder that a change of government is not just about policy settings. ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00316.htm


11: Where On Google Earth Will You Be On Waitangi Day?
Maori Television Service

New Zealand's national indigenous broadcaster, Maori Television, is putting out the call for all New Zealanders to come home for Waitangi Day 2009 but forget the planes, trains and automobiles you would usually rely on. This year, the only travel required ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0811/S00238.htm


12: Nicaragua: prelude to a Central American Gaza?
Toni Solo

The final results of Nicaragua's local elections have now been declared after much confusion caused by an unprecedented campaign of disruption by the biggest losing opposition party, the Partido Liberal Constitucionalista. Five political parties ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00311.htm


13: Solid Energy's Annual Publicity Stunt
Save Happy Valley Campaign

Solid Energy's annual meeting today is an obvious publicity stunt, an empty public relations gesture designed to gain them some good press.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00299.htm


14: Russian President Sure to Give U.S. Heartburn
Council on Hemispheric Affairs

After attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Lima on November 21-22, Russian president Dmitry Medvedev will embark on a short regional tour, where he will meet the leaders of Brazil, Venezuela and Cuba, for which Moscow is intensely ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0811/S00378.htm


15: Video: Gove A Goat As A Christmas Gift - Oxfam
Oxfam

Oxfam NZ has kicked off its Christmas 2008 Unwrapped campaign with a quirky and fun television and Internet campaign. This year’s television campaign, which stars a goat, chicken, piglet, donkey and a handful of well-meaning Kiwis...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00298.htm


16: DRC: UN Condemns Murder of Radio Journalist
United Nations

The top United Nations official in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has condemned last night's killing of a journalist working for a UN-sponsored radio station.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0811/S00396.htm


17: Kiwis congratulated for historic win
New Zealand Government

The Acting Prime Minister, Bill English, is congratulating the Kiwis on winning last night's 2008 Rugby League World Cup.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00201.htm


18: Bolivia: Conflict and Compromise in La Paz
Council on Hemispheric Affairs

Evo Morales, Bolivia’s first indigenous president, is visiting Washington for the first time ever this week, on a two-day visit during which he is scheduled to make his first speech at the Organization of American States (OAS).
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0811/S00379.htm


19: Take a stand on violence against women
New Zealand Government

Take a stand on violence against women on White Ribbon Day White Ribbon Day is an opportunity to reinforce the message that society does not condone violence against women, says Social Development and Employment Minister Paula Bennett.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00202.htm


20: Solid Energy delivers new energy for New Zealand
Solid Energy NZ

Electricity from coal seam gas now on the national grid New Zealand has a new source of electricity following the connection to the national grid of a 1MW generator driven by coal seam gas from Solid Energy’s pilot field near Huntly in the Waikato.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0811/S00432.htm


21: U.S. Senate Hand Count Challenged Ballots
Bradblog.Com

As of the end of Day 3 of hand counting paper ballots in the MN U.S. Senate race between Democratic challenger Al Franken and incumbent Republican Norm Coleman, the total number of challenged ballots by both camps has now ballooned to more than 1500, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00323.htm


22: Uri Avnery: Eyes Wide Shut
Uri Avnery

THE DAY before yesterday, two documents appeared side by side in Haaretz: a giant advertisement from the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) and the results of a public opinion poll.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00318.htm


23: The Future of Mexico’s EZLN
Council on Hemispheric Affairs

According to UN figures, Latin America has the highest concentration of wealth of any region in the world, as well as debilitating poverty levels.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0811/S00380.htm


24: Political Pornography – New Dirty War in Venezuela
Julie Webb-Pullman

It is not stretching a point to call the latest Venezuelan rightwing salvo political pornography. In a last-ditch attempt to resist the tsunami of support for PSUV candidates, a million copies of a video produced by an organisation called SYNERGIA began circulating ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00314.htm


25: Burma’s Generals Continued their Ruthless Campaign
Terry Evans

Among those sentenced in further closed trials at Rangoon’s infamous Insein Prison was prominent monk Ashin Gambira, the leader of the monk-led September 2007 Saffron Revolution.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0811/S00377.htm


26: Eden Park redevelopment passes another milestone
Eden Park Redevelopment Board

The Eden Park Redevelopment Board announced today that it has passed a further milestone with the issue of resource consent for the new East Stand to be built as part of the Park’s redevelopment for Rugby World Cup 2011.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0811/S00219.htm


27: Solid Energy Gets Coal For Christmas
Save Happy Valley Campaign

Long-time environmental activists Mr and Mrs Santa Claus, were very roughly removed from Solid Energy's Annual Meeting in Auckland today for attempting to bring attention to Solid Energy's climate changing practices. The meeting was a publicity stunt. ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00302.htm


28: Stark choice for around 640,000 Kiwis
AstraZeneca

Over a half a million older New Zealanders will soon face a stark medical choice - pay for a longstanding medicine that was previously funded, or accept a government-funded generic alternative produced in India.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0811/S00075.htm


29: SLI Systems Introduces New Redundant Hosting
SLI Systems

During the Holidays and Throughout the Year, SLI Gives Web-based Businesses Peace of Mind Knowing that Their Sites are Stable and Ready to Serve Customers at All Times
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0811/S00420.htm


30: PAK’nSAVE Wairau Road Appealed By Progressive
Foodstuffs Limited

Foodstuffs (Auckland) Limited is extremely disappointed that Australian owned Progressive Enterprises Ltd has decided to appeal the Environment Court decision allowing Wairau Road PAK’nSAVE to finally open.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0811/S00435.htm

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