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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 26 December 2007



The Top 30 rating items on Scoop for December 26, 2007 were...

1: About The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2007

Regatta News

No yachting event in the world attracts such huge media coverage - except, of course, the America's Cup and the Volvo Ocean Race every four years or so - than does the start in Sydney Harbour on the 26th of December every year.

2: UNICEF Photo of the Year 2007 - Images Of Extremes

American photographer Stephanie Sinclair is the winner of the international photo competition "UNICEF Photo of the Year". Her photo shows a wedding couple in Afghanistan. The groom, Mohammed, looks much older than his 40 years. The bride is still a child.

3: Where Democracy Does Not Suit New Delhi
J. Sri Raman
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Guess the place from where President Pervez Musharraf, or General (Retired) Musharraf as jeering opponents refer to him these days, has received unexpected support against Pakistan's pro-democracy struggle? Answer: New Delhi, capital of the neighbor often ...

4: UNICEF Germany 'Photo Of The Year': Early Marriage

The image "raises awareness about a worldwide problem," UNICEF patroness Eva Luise Köhler said at the award ceremony in Berlin. "Millions of girls are married while they are still under-age."

5: Quick Guide To 63rd Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Starting on Sydney Harbour, the boats sail 628 nautical miles down the SE coast of Australia, across Bass Strait & down the east coast of Tasmania, around Tasman Island & across Storm Bay, to the finishing line in the Derwent River, Hobart.

6: US President George W. Bush Up For Sale on Ebay
Scoop Feedback

Sure there are signed photographs of George W. Bush up for sale on Ebay as there are many other souvenirs of the 43rd President, but this time, Internet Pioneer/Satirist/Government Teacher Eliot Stein has actually put our Chief Executive up for sale!

7: Buddha, Jesus, and Mohammed at Christmas
Martin LeFevre - Meditations

At the core of the Christian faith is the idea of “God becoming man in Jesus.” As soon as I became old enough to question my conditioning, I instinctively felt this was an inherent blasphemy.

8: Transcript: The Queen's Christmas Broadcast 2007
Queen Elizabeth II

One of the features of growing old is a heightened awareness of change. To remember what happened 50 years ago means that it is possible to appreciate what has changed in the meantime.

9: Noel Leeming’s Top Selling Gifts This Christmas
Noel Leeming

Tried And True Gifts With The Latest Features - Noel Leeming’s Top Selling Gifts This Christmas-

10: The Most Important Primary Decision In Forty Years
Sam Smith

If Edwards wins the Iowa caucuses, it will be the most significant progressive primary win since Eugene McCarthy got 41% of the vote in New Hampshire in 1968.

11: Grey Group Marketing Digest - December 2007
Marketing Digest

The new Australian government has hit the ground running. Already the new Communications Minister, Stephen Conroy, has announced a firm switch-off date for analogue television across Australia: December 2013. It’s an ambitious target, considering that digital ...

12: High Fashion And Fast Fillies At Ellerslie
Cathy Campbell Communications

High Fashion And Fast Fillies At Ellerslie’s Boxing Day Races. Celebrating 20 Years of Fashion in the Field

13: Lindsay Perigo: Hysteria and Humbuggery
SOLO - Sense of Life Objectivists

Strolling through town just now I found it necessary to contrive a state of nonchalance, so infectious was the alarm that had clearly taken charge of everyone else. Scurrying hither and thither with clenched, yet ominously splayed, grimness etched into their ...

14: Drought and desertification in Iran
Morteza Aminmansour

Desertification means land degradation in arid, semi- arid and dry sub- humid area resulting from various factors, including climate variations and human activities.

15: Martians To Invade Oamaru On New Years Eve
McGillicuddy Serious Party

Clan McGillicuddy will be the Martians in a 're-enactment' of The War of the Worlds in the heritage port area of Oamaru on New Years Eve. Alfs Imperial Army will be defending the British Empire from the tripods' evil invasion.

16: Hon David Cunliffe & Others To Face 98 Charges
Tuariki Delamere

Last week I filed 98 criminal informations in the Auckland District Court. I have been advised today[7 December] by the Auckland District Court that my applications have been accepted and approved for the issuing of summonses.

17: Tips for a sustainable New Years resolution
New Zealand Government

With 2008 approaching it is a good time for people to make a New Years resolution to become more sustainable from next year, Environment Minister Trevor Mallard said today.

18: Wild Oats Leads Sydney Hobart Fleet Out Of Harbour
Rolex Sydney to Hobart Media Centre

It was a spectacular 1pm start watched by hundreds of thousands of spectators lining the foreshores and on spectator craft of varying sizes. In a cool 10-12 knot northeasterly breeze, Wild Oats XI chose the leeward end of the northern start line.

19: Santa checks UNFCC list & finds NZ's been naughty

Today at his workshop near the North Pole, Santa Claus announced that he is planning to leave his home of many years because of the impact of climate change.

20: Sydney-Hobart Race: A "Spinnaker Weather" Forecast
Rolex Sydney to Hobart Media Centre

Skippers at this morning's final weather briefing were told that the race will start today in a 10 to 15 NE breeze. As the fleet progresses south the breeze will strengthen. By sunset they should be flying under spinnakers in a 20 to 25 knot sea breeze.

21: Morning Of 63rd Sydney Hobart Race Bright & Blue
Sail World

Perfect Blue skies at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia ahead of the 63rd Rolex Sydney Hobart Race.

22: NZ Great White Shark Sets New Distance Record

A 4.4 metre female great white shark has set a new distance record for a New Zealand shark by swimming over 3000km to the tropical waters of the southern Great Barrier Reef, Australia. The shark, nicknamed Kerri, has provided the first evidence that ...

23: Official New Zealand Music Chart - 23 Dec 2007.
Official New Zealand Music Chart

Official New Zealand Music Chart - Week to Sunday 23 December 2007

24: Japan Provides USD23 Million To 8 Nations Via WFP
Government Of Japan

In response to a request from the WFP, the Government of Japan has extended grant aid (food aid) totaling 2.88 billion yen through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to eight countries where there are vulnerable groups.

25: Pope Benedict XVI's 2007 Christmas Message

This is Christmas - the historical event and the mystery of love, which for more than two thousand years has spoken to men and women of every era and every place. It is the holy day on which the "great light" of Christ shines forth, bearing peace!

26: Two Divers Rescued in Gale Force Winds
Westpac Rescue Helicopter

The Wellington based Westpac Rescue Helicopter rescued two divers near Cape Palliser this evening (25/12/2007).

27: Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 25 December 2007
Scoop Daily Ratings

Christmas Day's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

28: ASIC Action Against Melbourne Financial Adviser

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has commenced proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia seeking the winding up of a number of companies associated with financial adviser, Mr Ian Bristow.

29: Thai Voters Defy Coup Leaders
Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Rebellious voters defied Thailand's 15-month- old military coup, and cast their ballots overwhelmingly for a politician who supports ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, despite the junta's tribunals which indicted Mr. ...

30: Christmas 2007: Amazing Grace

It might come as a suprise to non-history majors that American slavery was a legacy of our nation's years as a colonial outpost of the British Empire.


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