Outlines of Pacific trade deal announced

On 12 November, Voice of America reported as follows:

“President Barack Obama has announced that the United States and eight other Pacific nations have reached the broad outlines of an agreement to create a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to liberalize trade.

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Mixed electoral fortunes for metric supporters (and opponents)

At the time of writing we do not know the composition of whatever government may emerge from the current Parliamentary arithmetic.  However, we can note the results of a number of supporters and opponents of metrication.

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Why scientists should join the metrication campaign

Scientists often complain that they are much misunderstood and they worry that they are failing to get their message across to the general public.  At the same time, most scientists refuse to get involved in the campaign to persuade the Government and the general public to complete the metric changeover.  Could there be a connection?

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