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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings November 27 2008


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

1: Thailand: Protests in Bangkok: Airport closure

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

On 25 and 26 November, there were large scale political demonstrations and related incidents resulting in fatalities and injuries in Bangkok and other parts of Thailand. Suvarnabhumi International Airport and Don Muang domestic airport are closed to all ...

2: Air New Zealand A320 Accident Update 3
Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand can now advise the names of its staff who are missing after our Airbus A320 on lease to XL Airways from Germany was lost in the Mediterranean Sea this morning.

3: Air New Zealand Media Conference
Air New Zealand
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28 November 2008 An Airbus A320 operated by XL Airways of Germany has been lost in the Mediterranean.

4: Air New Zealand A320 Accident Update 4
Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand can now confirm the name of its fourth staff member who is missing after our Airbus A320 on lease to XL Airways from Germany was lost in the Mediterranean Sea this morning.

5: Scoop Audio: Air NZ On Airbus Crash: 10:30am 28/11
Scoop Audio

In a conference call this morning Air New Zealand CEO Rob Fyfe updated media on the Airbus A320 crash in the Mediterranian. Onboard the aircraft were four Air New Zealand personel - a senior captian and three engineers.

6: Basin Reserve Flyover: A New Campaign Is Born
Lindsay Shelton

On television earlier in the evening, Wellington city councillor John Morrison, speaking as chairman of the Basin Reserve Trust, referred to them obscurely as “Johnny come latelys.”

7: "State Of Emergency" At Bangkok's Airports
Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat clamped a "state of emergency" on Bangkok's two main airports on Thursday, and ordered the navy, air force and police to remove protesters who barricaded thousands of passengers from arriving or departing.

8: Travel Advisory: Thailand 27/11/08
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

There is some risk to your security in Bangkok. The political situation in Thailand is uncertain and major demonstrations have taken place in central Bangkok, including in areas around Government House, the Parliament Building and airports. Some demonstrations ...

9: Concern for Air NZ, CAA staff on crashed Airbus
New Zealand Government

Transport Minister Steven Joyce says the Government is getting regular updates, and seeking briefings from officials, in the wake of the A320 Airbus crash in France, near the border with Spain.

10: Yahoo!Xtra Announces Top Trends in Kiwi Web Search

AUCKLAND, November 28 2008 – Today Yahoo!Xtra announced the top trends in web searches conducted by New Zealanders on Yahoo!Xtra. In the second half of 2008 several news stories spurred New Zealanders to search the web for more information. As Kevin Bowler, ...

11: Government disbands EFA Expert Panel
New Zealand Government

Justice Minister Simon Power today announced that the Government has disestablished the Expert Panel on Electoral Administration which was established by the Labour Government two months ago.

12: Travel Advisory: India 27/11/08
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

here is extreme risk to your security in Jammu and Kashmir and the India-Pakistan international border and we advise against all travel to these areas. There is also an extreme risk to your security in Tripura, Manipur, Assam and Nagaland and we advise ...

13: Blogwatch: How to defeat fascists and their terror
Scoop Blogwatch

The indiscriminate mass murder and injury caused in India's financial capital is getting worldwide sympathy for the innocent victims.

14: Jail term for child sex abuse image collection
Department Of Internal Affairs

An international operation involving the United States’ FBI and the Department of Internal Affairs has resulted in a 31-year-old Christchurch man being jailed on 26 charges involving child sex abuse pictures.

15: Tariana Turia sees early impacts of global capital
New Zealand Government

It has taken just one week into the job for new Minister of the Community and Voluntary Sector, Tariana Turia, to identify direct repercussions happening at home in response to the global capital crisis.

16: Phil Goff offers condolences for flight tragedy
New Zealand Labour Party

Labour Leader Phil Goff today expressed his sadness at the loss of five New Zealanders and two Germans who lost their lives in the tragic Air New Zealand crash in France.

17: Countdown To Colossal Squid Display At Te Papa
Te Papa

The only colossal squid exhibit in the world ( ) will open to the public on Saturday 13 December, proudly supported by the New Zealand Seafood Industry and telecommunications solutions provider, Alcatel Lucent. The 495 kilogramme, ...

18: Samsung launch Series 7 Full HD LCD TV

Samsung is proud to announce its next generation LCD TVs. With the trademark crystal design, the Samsung Series 7 is a Full High Definition LCD TV with an inbuilt Freeview HD Digital tuner. Samsung continues to deliver improved performance with stylish ...

19: Obama Can End Iraq War 'Responsibly'
Peter Dyer

One of Barack Obama's most compelling and popular campaign promises was his pledge to end the war in Iraq “responsibly.” But what does “responsibly” mean in this context?

20: New blogging network for women in business

Women entrepreneurs, business-owners and start-ups now have a support network to achieve and share their goals and showcase their business blog to the world.

21: Nuclear Inspector Calls On Syria and Israel
United Nations

The head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog agency today said "it is baffling" that satellite pictures necessary for his investigation into an alleged nuclear reactor site in Syria were not available.

22: While You Were Sleeping: BusinessWire Overnight

Nov. 28 – ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steelmaker, plans to eliminate as many as 9,000 jobs, or 3% of its global workforce, reflecting a drop in demand as the global economy slows.

23: Wellington City Council: Let’s Do It Again
Lindsay Shelton

A new Manners Mall. “As part of our commitment to improving the city, the Council has completed the upgrade of Manners Mall and the surrounding area.” This was the announcement in February 2004 in the council’s “Rates News”. The upgrade – ...

24: Martin LeFevre: The Worst and Brightest?
Martin LeFevre - Meditations

Revealing comments about a government are often conveyed in the spaces between the surface narratives of the news. Two examples today--one from the White House mouthpiece, the other from a mainstream media mouthpiece--make the point.

25: Gaza: Salvation in a News Broadcast
Ramzy Baroud

When Gaza's electricity is in working order, most Palestinians in the impoverished and overcrowded Strip huddle around their television screens. It's neither "American Idol" nor "Dancing with the Stars" that brings them together. It's ...

26: Datacraft Celebrates 30 Years Of Innovation In NZ

Datacraft New Zealand hosted an executive client function on the 13th of November to celebrate its 30 years anniversary and innovation in New Zealand.

27: Air NZ tragedy - EPMU expresses condolences
Engineering Printing and Manufacturing Union

The Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union and its members express sincere condolences to the New Zealand families who lost loved ones in the Air New Zealand Airbus 320 tragedy.

28: Top Scoop Stories - 28 November 2008 News Summary
The Scoop Editor

Top Scoop Stories - 28 November 2008 News Summary LEAD STORY Mediterranean: Seven feared dead after Air NZ plane crashes NZ POLITICS Censorship: Classification Office Annual Report Passed For Viewing Local Govt Lunacy? Wellington Plans To Rip Up Million ...

29: Classification Office Annual Report
Office of Film and Literature Classification

The 2008 Annual Report of the Office of Film and Literature Classification was released today.

30: Charities Commission Annual General Meeting
New Zealand Government

Wellington; 2pm Hon Tariana Turia Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector

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