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Princess of Asturias Awards


The jury meeting for the 2009 Prince of Asturias Award for Social Sciences


28 nominations from 14 different countries are in the running for this award, the third of eight international awards that are bestowed each year by the Prince of Asturias Foundation, and which are now in their twenty-ninth year.

The meetings of the jury responsible for awarding the 2009 Prince of Asturias Award for Social Sciences, the third of eight international awards that will be bestowed by the Prince of Asturias Foundation, will be held on July 3rd and 4th. The awards will be bestowed this year for the twenty-ninth 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, groups of individuals or institutions at international level." As part of this spirit, the Prince of Asturias Award for Social Sciences "will be bestowed upon the person, institution, group of people or group of institutions whose work or research in the fields of Anthropology, Law, Economics, Geography, History, Psychology, Sociology and other Social Sciences constitutes a significant contribution to the progress of these sciences to the benefit of Mankind".

There are 28 nominations in the running for this Award from Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Iran, Italy, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela, and Spain.

Members of the juries will hold an initial meeting with the media at about 10.30 a.m. on Wednesday 3rd in the "Salón de 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 12.00 a.m. on Thursday 4th in the Salón Covadonga of the hotel (on the ground floor), and jury members will then be available for interviews.

The reading of the jury´s decission will be broadcast live for more than 120 countries via the main national and international radio and television channels. The signal will be openly transmitted via the Hispasat and Intelsat satelites. In addition, there will be a live Internet broadcast at the Foundation's website.


Platform: Europe I (CANAL FEEDS 1 TSA)
Satellite:Hispasat 1C
Orbital Position: 30º West
Transponder: 46
RX Frequency: 11.931 MHz
Band: Ku
Polarization: Horizontal
Symbol Rate: 27,5 MSymbols
F.E.C.:  ¾
Coding:MPEG2 DVB


Satellite: INTELSAT  3R 
Transponder: 15K 7C   SLOT 4
RX Frequency: 3908.5 MHz
Band: C
Polarization: Vertical
Symbol Rate: 4.500 MSymbols
F.E.C.: ¾

Tel. Hispasat: + 34 91 512 94 98

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