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Princess of Asturias Awards

09/10/2010

The jury meeting for the 2010 Prince of Asturias Award for Concord

The jury meeting for the 2010 Prince of Asturias Award for Concord. ©FPA

34 nominations from 19 different countries are in the running for this award, the last of eight international awards that are bestowed each year by the Prince of Asturias Foundation, and which are now in their thirtieth year.

The meetings of the jury responsible for awarding the 2010 Prince of Asturias Award for Concord, the last of eight international awards that will be bestowed by the Prince of Asturias Foundation, will be held on September 14th and 15th. The awards are bestowed this year for the thirtieth time in their history.

The Prince of Asturias Awards aim, to quote from the Statutes of the Foundation “to reward the scientific, technical, cultural, social and humanistic work performed by individuals, institutions, groups of individuals or institutions at an international level.” As part of this spirit, the Prince of Asturias Award for Concord ‘will be bestowed upon the person, institution, group of people or group of institutions whose work has made an exemplary and outstanding contribution to mutual understanding and peaceful coexistence amongst men, to the struggle against injustice, poverty, disease or ignorance, to the defence of freedom, or whose work has widened the horizons of knowledge or has been outstanding in protecting and preserving Mankind’s heritage’.

There are 34 nominations in the running for this Award from Algeria, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, China, Haiti, India, Italy, Morocco, Peru, Portugal, Republic of San Marino, Sweden, Union of Myanmar, United States, Uruguay, Zimbabwe and Spain.

The Award is endowed with fifty thousand Euros, a sculpture created and specially donated for the Awards by Joan Miró, a diploma and an insignia.

The Jury, which will convene at the Hotel de la Reconquista, is made up of members of the Boards of Trustees of the Foundation.

Deliberations will start at 6 p.m. on Tuesday 14th in Salón Covadonga (Chapel) of the Hotel de la Reconquista, immediately after the official photograph has been taken. Their decision will be made public at 12.00 a.m. on Wednesday 15th in Salón Covadonga of the hotel, and jury members will then be available for interviews.

This is the last of the eight Prince of Asturias Awards to be bestowed in their thirtieth edition. The 2010 Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts went to American sculptor Richard Serra, the Prince of Asturias Award for Social Sciences was conferred on the Archaeological Team of the Warriors of Xi’an (China), the Prince of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities was jointly bestowed on sociologists Alain Touraine (France) and Zygmunt Bauman (Poland, of British nationality), the Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research went to biochemists David Julius, Baruch Minke and Linda Watkins, the Prince of Asturias Award for Literature was given to French-Lebanese writer Amin Maalouf, the Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation was jointly bestowed on the Transplantation Society and the Spanish National Transplant Organization and the Prince of Asturias for Sports went to the Spanish National Football Team.

The reading of the jury´s decision will be broadcast live for more than 150 countries via the main national and international radio and television channels. The signal will be openly transmitted via the Eurobird (Europe) and Intelsat (America) satellites. In addition, there will be a live Internet broadcast at the Foundation's website.

EUROPE
Platform: Eurobird-9  (CANAL FEEDS TSA)
Satellite: Eurobird-9,
Orbital Position: 9º Este
Transponder:  69
RX Frequency: 12.092 MHz 
Band: Ku
Polarization: Horizontal
Symbol Rate: 27,5 MSymbols
F.E.C.: 3/4
Coding: QPSK MPEG 2 DVB

AMERICA
Satellite: INTELSAT IS-905
Orbital Position: 24,5º Oeste
Transponder: 62Kx12C  SLOT: 5
RX Frequency: 3816 MHz
Band: C
Polarization: Right
Symbol Rate: 4.500 MSymbols
F.E.C.: 3/4
Codec: QPSK MPEG 2 DVB

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