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Princess of Asturias Awards

06/03/2011

The jury meeting for the 2011 Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation

Jury of the 2011 Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation. ©FPA

25 nominations from 18 different countries are in the running for this award, the sixth of eight international awards that are bestowed each year by the Prince of Asturias Foundation, and which are now in their thirty-first edition.

The meetings of the jury responsible for awarding the 2011 Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation, the sixth of eight international awards that will be bestowed by the Prince of Asturias Foundation, will be held on June 7th and 8th. The awards will be bestowed this year for the thirty first time in their history.

According to the Statutes of the Foundation, the Prince of Asturias Awards aim “to reward the scientific, technical, cultural, social and humanistic work performed at an international level by individuals, institutions or groups of individuals or institutions”. As part of this spirit those “whose work has contributed in both an exemplary and relevant way to mutual understanding, progress or fellowship among peoples” may be nominated for the Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation.

There are 25 nominations in the running for this Award from Algeria, Brazil, Chile, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Palestine, Panama, Portugal, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States, 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.

Members of the juries will hold an initial meeting with the media at about 12.30 a.m. on Tuesday 7th in the Salón of Consejos of the hotel (on the first floor), immediately prior to being formally convened and starting their deliberations. The jury will then elect a president from amongst them. The Jury secretary will be appointed by the Foundation.

Their decision will be made public at 12 noon on Wednesday 8th in the Salón Covadonga of the hotel, and jury members will then be available for interviews.

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 Hispasat satellite (America and Europe). In addition, there will be a live Internet broadcast at the Foundation's website.

SATELLITE

EUROPA
Platform: Europa (Canal Feeds TSA)
Satellite: Hispasat 1C
Orbital Position: 30º W West
Transponder: 57
RX Frequency: 11.972 MHz  
Band: Ku
Polarization: Vertical
Symbol Rate: 27500 MSymbols
F.E.C.: 3/4
Coding: QPSK MPEG 2 DVB
Norma: PAL

AMERICA
Platform: America (Canal Feeds TSA)
Satellite: Hispasat 1C
Orbital Position: 30º W West
Transponder: 59
RX Frequency: 12052 MHz
Band: Ku
Polarization: Vertical
Symbol Rate: 27500 MSymbols
F.E.C.: 3/4
Codec: QPSK MPEG 2 DVB
Norma: PAL

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