Britannica Book of the Year 2011 by Encyclopaedia Britannica

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The Britannica ebook of the yr offers a worthy point of view at the humans and occasions that formed the 12 months. as well as holding the Encyclopadia Britannica up-to-date, it serves as a superb reference resource for the most recent information at the ever-changing populations, governments and economies through the global. With experiences at the major concerns and advancements in all key fields and industries - from structure to wellbeing and fitness to activities, from paintings to type to technological know-how- the 2011 Britannica booklet of the 12 months offers an entire, actual and stimulating account of 2010. - construct your wisdom of ultra-modern international with thought-provoking insurance of present occasions. - learn intimately in regards to the ancient occasions of 2010 - from the large BP oil spill to carrying on with wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. - know about the compelling themes which are making headlines, corresponding to: al-Qaeda in Yemen, the discharge of Apple's iPad and invasive animal species which are threatening ecosystems. - Recapture the lives and accomplishments of such a lot of greats misplaced this earlier yr, with farewell studies on such humans as Tony Curtis, J.D. Salinger, Lynn Redgrave and Michael Foot. - Acquaint your self with probably the most interesting and influential humans internationally - those who made heritage, broke documents or made a distinction, corresponding to: Julia Gillard, David Cameron, Hilary Mantel and Ed Miliband. - discover serious matters in enterprise, know-how, schooling, future health, politics, technological know-how, game and lots of different themes all damaged down into fact-packed entries.

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38 • It is reported that 51 people died in drug-related violence August 13–15 in Juárez, Mex. and Cédric Villani; also, the inaugural Chern Medal for lifetime achievement goes to Louis Nirenberg. , is found on the side of a road; five police officers, one of whom was part of the mayor’s security detail, and a transit officer are later arrested in connection with the crime. • Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa, recalls 380 million eggs that have been sold throughout the country; an outbreak of salmonella was traced to some of the company’s facilities.

Hong Kong’s Legislative Council approves a plan to expand the legislature by 10 seats beginning in 2012 and for the first time makes most of the seats subject to direct popular election; the committee that chooses the chief executive is enlarged to 1,200 members. A presidential election is held in Somalia’s self-declared independent enclave of Somaliland; on July 1 opposition candidate Ahmed Silanyo is declared the winner of the race. Free elections take place in Guinea for the first time in the country’s history; they result in the need for a presidential runoff.

Abdullah II of Jordan meet to begin a push to achieve agreement between Israel and Palestine. The International Medical Corps says that the number of women and girls in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo who were raped during attacks on July 30–August 3 by the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda and the Mai Mai has been found to be more than 240, and it is expected that the number will rise with further investigation. 40 • The IMF declares that it will provide Pakistan with $450 million in emergency aid to help with the flooding disaster the country is experiencing.

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