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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 3 December 2007



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

1: Burma: Junta Charges Monks' Leader With Treason

Terry Evans

The leader of the All-Burma Monks Alliance (ABMA) has been arrested and charged with treason for his role in the September pro-democracy demonstrations. Treason is a capital crime in Burma. If convicted and executed, 27 year-old U Gambira would be ...

2: Key’s DVD locked over ‘clocks’ issue

Syed Akbar Kamal

A scheduled gathering of the media in Auckland this afternoon to meet National Party leader John Key to view his DVD ‘Ambitious for New Zealand’ has been cancelled reportedly owing to copyright concerns.

3: Miss China Wins The 57th Miss World Pageant

VOA News

23-year-old Zhang Zilin, who holds the title Miss China, has won the Miss World pageant, with Miss Angola and Miss Mexico the top runners-up. The 57th Miss World contest was held at Sanya, a tourist resort in southern China's Hainan province.

4: Barclays Offer For ABN AMRO Initially Suppressed


An almost $1 billion approval has been given whose details were initially almost completely suppressed. After CAFCA appealed to the OIO, it was fully released (on 1 December 2007). Barclays Bank PLC of the UK, has approval to “indirectly acquire” ...

5: Shutting The University Doors – Students Say NO

Auckland University Students Association

Auckland students are extremely concerned by, and will oppose, moves to eliminate open entry into the University of Auckland from 2009. The University has proposed that entry to the degrees of Arts, Education, Law Part 1 and Theology be limited ...

6: Sam Smith: Welcome Back, Imus

Sam Smith

Don Imus is returning to radio. While he was away, Ann Coulter's stock seems to have risen markedly but I guess liberals can only deal with one hater at a time.

7: Meet the Dr. Mengele of Whales

Capt. Paul Watson

Meet Luis Pastene, the Dr. Mengele of the Cetacean world. This Chilean-born biostitute for hire is employed by the Japanese Cetacean Research Institute (CRI) and his job is to mutilate whales to finger, probe and gawk at their blubber, livers, ear-plugs, ...

8: Canada's role in depleted uranium weapons

Alfred Lambremont Webre

The Government of Canada is in non-compliance with the statutes and regulations of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) , prohibiting the use of Canadian uranium in depleted uranium (DU) weapons. Moreover, Canada has a bilateral nuclear co-operation ...

9: National to recall and replace DVD

New Zealand National Party

The National Party has today taken steps to recall and replace copies of a DVD produced and distributed by National, titled ‘Ambitious For New Zealand’.

10: Chinese Officials: Man Dies Of H5N1 Bird Flu Virus

The man, only being identified as 24-year-old Lu, is from the Jiangsu Province of eastern China and was admitted to the hospital after having severe flu-like symptoms. Lu was originally diagnosed with pneumonia.

11: Theft of military medals from Waiouru

New Zealand Government

Defence Minister Phil Goff has described the theft of military medals including nine Victoria Crosses and two George Cross medals as a crime against the nation.

12: Harawira 'hypocritical" over Taser stance

David Rankin

Ngapuhi leader and academic, David Rankin, says that Maori Party MP Hone Harawira's opposition to the Police using tasers is hypocritical. Particularly as Mr Harawira has referred to the UN to support his argument

13: Fruit and veg costing families a packet

Massey University

Where and when you shop has a huge impact on the price you pay for fruit and vegetables, a University researcher has found, with produce at the most expensive stores costing up to 50 per cent more.

14: Street: National Homelessness Conference Speech

New Zealand Government

Good morning. I am delighted to be here today to open the 2007 National Homelessness Conference. This is my first public speaking engagement since I was appointed Minister of Housing last month.

15: The Collapse of the Trust Me Elections Model

Bev Harris

In 2007, Black Box Voting embarked on a year-long investigative series examining elections in what we call the Moonshine territories – reputedly the most corrupt local governments in America. What we found has staggering implications for the design ...

16: Ministry of Health Launches thelowdown Website

Ministry of Health

On Monday 3 December 2007 the Ministry of Health will launch website as part of its National Depression Initiative (NDI). The website is an interactive online space that has been created to help young New Zealanders understand and recover ...

18: Undie 500 Rioting Charges Withdrawn

Otago University Students Association

The Otago University Students Association (OUSA) is today congratulating the police on their withdrawal of rioting charges against those charged for their alleged involvement in the events following this year’s Undie 500.

19: Theft Of Medals From Waiouru Army Museum

New Zealand Defence Force

Early this morning (December 2) security staff were alerted to an alarm activation regarding a forced entry at the Waiouru Army Museum. Upon attending the scene they found the museum's Valour annex had been targeted and a number of displays broken ...

20: Xbox 360 introduces new features and enhancements


Xbox 360 introduces new features and console enhancements with the 2007 “Fall” Dashboard Update System update hits connected consoles worldwide on 4 December; Xbox Originals, Family Timer and more available through download AUCKLAND 3 December 2007 ...

21: Young People Storm DC For Action on Global Warming

Between The Lines

The issue of global warming was again thrust into the spotlight with the Nov. 17 release of a report by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The report, written by hundreds of top scientists, warns that unless the world ends ...

22: Young Tennis Talent Chase Superstar Treatment

Sovereign Superstars

By the end of this week the best young tennis talent in the country will be booked to attend January’s ASB Classic (girls) and Heineken Open (boys) with the North and South Island Primary School Finals for the Sovereign Superstars set to take place.

23: Salute to Kevin's courage

Syed Atiq ul Hassan

How does the newly Prime Minister-elect and Labor Leader, Kevin Rudd, make a difference in coming times compared to the past 11 years of John Howard in power - the time will tell us, nevertheless, he has kicked off with great courage and daring steps ...

24: Stateside: Annapolis in the Rearview Mirror

Rosalea Barker

On the day after the Annapolis Conference, I joined an on-the-record conference call that had been arranged by the Council on Foreign Relations so that the media could get the benefit of the views of its President, Richard N. Haass, a frequent commentator ...

25: A teddy bear named Mohammad

Azar Majedi

A new charade by the Islamists A teddy bear named Mohammad Is there any relation between the teddy bear and Annapolis? By Azar Majedi

26: 1100 People View Suppressed Police Affidavit

Jeremy Rose

The person responsible for posting the police affidavit from the so-called Urewera 17 "terrorism" case on the internet says it was accessed by 1100 people before it was withdrawn. (Many of those people are likely to have forwarded the document to ...

27: Unacceptable threat to entry to Auckland Uni

Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

QPEC is appalled at the attempt by Auckland University to restrict entry to courses which currently have open entry.

28: Glivec To Be Funded For All CML And GIST Patients


Novartis New Zealand is pleased to announce that the Board of the Pharmaceutical Management Agency (PHARMAC) of New Zealand has agreed to fund Glivec® (imatinib)* for the treatment of all phases of Philadelphia-chromosome positive chronic myeloid ...

29: Vodafone NZ customers talk more and pay less


Vodafone is delivering on its promise of making mobile communications more affordable with customers now paying on average of ten percent less for mobile services compared to September 2004*. Usage has increased by 29% for voice and 332% for text over the ...

30: Scoop Video: PM's Press. Conf. 3 December 2007

Scoop Video

Video on Demand of the Prime Minister, Helen Clark's post Cabinet press conference for Parliamentary press gallery journalists held this afternoon in the Beehive. The cabinet readout was followed by numerous questions about stolen Victoria Cross medals, ...


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