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Princess of Asturias Awards

09/02/2011

The jury meeting for the 2011 Prince of Asturias Award for Concord

Jury of the 2011 Prince of Asturias Award for Concord. ©FPA

44 nominations from 20 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 thirty first year.

The meetings of the jury responsible for awarding the 2011 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 6th and 7th at the Hotel de la Reconquista (Oviedo). The awards are 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 individual, 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 understanding and peaceful coexistence among mankind, to the fight against injustice, poverty, disease or ignorance, to the defence of freedom, or that has opened up new horizons to understanding or has stood out, in a likewise extraordinary manner, in the conservation and protection of mankind’s heritage” may be nominated for the Prince of Asturias Award for Concord.

There are 44 nominations in the running for this Award from Algeria, Argentina, Costa Rica, Cuba, Chile, Egypt, France, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Palestine, Peru, Ruanda, Tunisia, United States, 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 for the Prince of Asturias Award for Concord -which, as usual, will be mainly made up of members of the Foundation's Boards of Trustees- will convene at the Hotel de la Reconquista.

Deliberations will start at 6 p.m. on Tuesday 6th 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 noon on Wednesday 7th 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 thirty first edition. The 2011 Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts went to Italian conductor Riccardo Muti, the Prince of Asturias Award for Social Sciences was given to US psychologist Howard Gardner, the Prince of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities went to British institution The Royal Society, the Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research was jointly bestowed on neuroscientists Joseph Altman, Arturo Álvarez-Buylla and Giacomo Rizzolatti, the Prince of Asturias Award for Literature was given to Leonard Cohen, the Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation went to Bill Drayton, founder and Chair of Ashoka and the Prince of Award for Sports was given to Haile Gebrselassie.

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.

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EUROPE
Platform: Europe (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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