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Old 01-29-2008, 09:56 AM
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The Prince of Asturias Awards 2008

THE CALL FOR THE 2008 PRINCE OF ASTURIAS AWARDS NOW OPEN

THE CALL FOR THE 2008 PRINCE OF ASTURIAS AWARDS NOW OPEN

The Prince of Asturias Foundation has begun distribution of the pamphlet containing the official announcement for candidatures and rules for the 2008 Prince of Asturias Awards. Thus, the period for presenting candidatures for these Awards - which are all international in scope and which are now being held for the twenty-eighth time - is open. This pamphlet is sent to research centres, academies, universities, the diplomatic corps and major figures world-wide.

Thousands of pamphlets are mailed in Spain and distributed by special courier service elsewhere.

There are eight Prince of Asturias Awards: Communication and Humanities, the Arts, Letters, Social Sciences, Technical and Scientific Research, International Cooperation, Sports and Concord. They are intended, to quote the Foundations Statutes, "to reward the scientific, technical, cultural, social and humanistic work performed by individuals, groups, or institutions world-wide."

The deadline for proposing candidates is March 14th 2008. This date is extended till July 25th for the Concord and Sports Awards.

Each of the Prince of Asturias Awards has its own jury, made up of specialists in the area, with the exception of the Concord Award jury, which is made up of the Patrons of the Prince of Asturias Foundation.

Since the Prince of Asturias Awards were inaugurated in 1981 they have acquired considerable international prestige. The grand presentation ceremony is traditionally held in autumn at the Campoamor Theatre in Oviedo, the capital of the Principality of Asturias. It is presided over by H.R.H. the Prince of Asturias, accompanied by H.R.H. the Princess of Asturias and is attended by outstanding figures from national and international social and cultural circles.

Each of the eight Prince of Asturias Awards comprises of a symbolic emblem - a Joan Miró statue - a cash prize of Euro 50,000, an insignia bearing the Foundation´s arms, and a diploma.


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Old 02-25-2008, 01:38 PM
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Ingrid Betancourt, Clara Rojas y Consuelo González del Perdomo, nominadas al Príncipe de Asturias de la Concordia

Ingrid Betancourt, Clara Rojas and Consuelo Gonzalez del Perdomo nominated to the Prince of Asturias of the Concord

Ingrid Betancourt, politics of Colombian and French nationality kidnapped by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in 2002, has been proposed together with the hostages recently liberated Clara Rojas and Consuelo Gonzalez de Perdomo, like candidate to Prince of Asturias of the Concord Award for several personalities and international organizations, as informed sources near the Foundation that grants the awards. The meeting of the juror entrusted to trump the prize will take place next September.
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Old 03-05-2008, 06:02 PM
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SUMMONED THE PRIZE TO THE EXEMPLARY VILLAGE OF ASTURIAS 2008

The term of presentation of candidacies for this award, which reaches already nineteenth edition, will finish on August 14.

The Foundation Prince of Asturias has begun the distribution of more than thousand copies of the leaflet that contains the Summons and Regulation of the Prize to the Exemplary Village of Asturias 2008, in nineteenth edition. The Foundation summons this award from 1990 and in its economic endowment, of twenty-five thousand Euros, the Government of the Principality contributes to fifty per cent.

The Prize to the Exemplary Village of Asturias has constituted along its editions in one of the initiatives of the Foundation of more wide and better reception inside the Principality, on the " people having been destined to reward, village, population, landscape space or human group of the Asturias that has stood out in a notable way in the defense and conservation of its natural, environmental environment, of its historical, cultural or artistic patrimony, or also in the accomplishment of communal works or other excellent manifestations of solidarity ".

CONVOCADO EL PREMIO AL PUEBLO EJEMPLAR DE ASTURIAS 2008
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Old 03-15-2008, 08:16 AM
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OVER 200 CANDIDATURES FROM THIRTY-FOUR COUNTRIES IN CONTENTION FOR THE 2008 PRINCE OF ASTURIAS AWARDS

More than two hundred candidatures from over thirty-four countries across the five continents have been nominated for this year´s Prince of Asturias Awards, now being held for the twenty-eighth time.

The nomination period closed at 2 p.m. today, Friday 14th. Figures will be swelled during the coming weeks by nominations made at Spanish embassies and consulates abroad, as well as by candidatures proposed by the members of the Juries for each category, who have until two days before the Jury is convened.

Nominations for Sports Concord and Awards must be in by 25th July, as the corresponding Jury meeting will take place in September.

OVER 200 CANDIDATURES FROM THIRTY-FOUR COUNTRIES IN CONTENTION FOR THE 2008 PRINCE OF ASTURIAS AWARDS
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Old 04-04-2008, 04:51 AM
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OVER 200 CANDIDATURES FROM THIRTY-FOUR COUNTRIES IN CONTENTION FOR THE 2008 PRINCE OF ASTURIAS AWARDS.

More than two hundred candidatures from over thirty-four countries across the five continents have been nominated for this year´s Prince of Asturias Awards, now being held for the twenty-eighth time.

The nomination period closed at 2 p.m. today, Friday 14th. Figures will be swelled during the coming weeks by nominations made at Spanish embassies and consulates abroad, as well as by candidatures proposed by the members of the Juries for each category, who have until two days before the Jury is convened.

Nominations for Sports Concord and Awards must be in by 25th July, as the corresponding Jury meeting will take place in September.

OVER 200 CANDIDATURES FROM THIRTY-FOUR COUNTRIES IN CONTENTION FOR THE 2008 PRINCE OF ASTURIAS AWARDS
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Old 04-26-2008, 07:48 AM
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THE JURIES IN CHARGE OF GRANTING THE 2008 PRINCE OF ASTURIAS AWARDS IN ITS 28TH EDITION ARE TO BEGIN MEETING ON 20th MAY

THE JURIES IN CHARGE OF GRANTING THE 2008 PRINCE OF ASTURIAS AWARDS IN ITS 28TH EDITION ARE TO BEGIN MEETING ON 20th MAY

More than 150 public figures are to make up the eight juries (one for each category) in charge of granting the Prince of Asturias Awards and are to begin convening next 20th May. This year marks the Awards´ twenty eighth edition.

Deliberations are to take place at the Hotel de la Reconquista in Oviedo according to the following schedule:

MAY
Arts:......................................................20th and 21st May
International Cooperation:......................27th and 28th May

JUNE
Scientific and Technical Research:.........3rd and 4th June
Communication and Humanities:..........10th and 11th June
Social Sciences:..................................17th and 18th June
Letters:...............................................24th and 25th June

SEPTEMBER
Sports:........................................2nd and 3rd September
Concord:....................................9th and 10th September

The members of the corresponding Jury will be holding a press conference on the first day of meetings at 10.30 am, right before the deliberations are set to begin. The Jury´s decision is to be made public at 12 pm on the second day of deliberations of each of the juries.
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Last year with the 25th Anniversary of the Prince of Asturias Awards they offered a deep exclusive interview to EL Pais. Hopefully it will happen again this year.
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Old 05-17-2008, 09:48 AM
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Last year with the 25th Anniversary of the Prince of Asturias Awards they offered a deep exclusive interview to EL Pais. Hopefully it will happen again this year.
No, I don't think so. Last year was a milestone, the silver anniversary- 25 years and that is special. This year is just like any other year, they didn't do with the 22nd, 23rd, 24th and so on.

Edit: Sorry, I meant the 2006 awards is the 25th year, not last year- this year is already the 27th.
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Old 05-21-2008, 06:03 AM
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The Youth and Children Orchestras of Venezuela, 2008 Prince of Asturias Award for Arts

The National Network of Youth and Children Orchestras of Venezuela, founded by José Antonio Abreu in 1975 stand out, aside from their cultural contribution, for their outstanding technical skills and artistic quality. It has also become an exceptional social and educational movement contributing to the diffusion of art. More than 15,000 teachers of different nationalities participate in this network, having taught more than 600,000 young students and children from across the country, paying special attention to those with fewer economic resources. The success of this System foresaw the appointment of Maestro Abreu as Special Ambassador for the development and promotion of the Venezuelan model throughout the world by UNESCO.


THE YOUTH AND CHILDREN ORCHESTRAS OF VENEZUELA, 2008 PRINCE OF ASTURIAS AWARDS LAUREATES FOR THE ARTS
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Old 05-28-2008, 06:04 AM
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The Organisations leading the fight against Malaria in Africa, 2008 Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation

The organisations leading the fight against malaria in Africa: the Ifakara Health Research and Development Centre (Tanzania), the Malaria Research and Training Centre (Mali), the Kintampo Health Research Centre (Ghana) and the Manhiça Centre of Health Research (Mozambique) (directed by the Spanish researchers, Pedro Alonso and Clara Menéndez) have been bestowed with the 2008 Prince of Asturias Award for International CooperationThe Jury for the Award announced its decision today in Oviedo.

PRINCE OF ASTURIAS AWARD FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION BESTOWED ON THE ORGANISATIONS LEADING THE FIGHT AGAINST MALARIA IN AFRICA
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Old 06-02-2008, 05:30 PM
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THE JURY MEETING FOR THE PRINCE OF ASTURIAS AWARD FOR TECHNICAL AND SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH 2008

The meetings of the jury responsible for awarding the 2008 Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research, the third of eight international awards that will be bestowed by the Prince of Asturias Foundation, will be held on June 3rd and 4th . The awards will be bestowed this year for the twenty-eighth 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 or institutions worldwide." As part of this spirit, the Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research "will be bestowed upon the individual, work group or institution whose discoveries or research represent a significant contribution to the progress of humanity in the fields of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Medicine, Earth and Space Sciences, as well as their related technical aspects and technologies".

There are 43 nominations in the running for this Award - excluding those that the members of the jury might themselves propose before the jury is called to session - from Argentina, Belgium, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Ghana, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mali, Mexico, Mozambique, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Switzerland, Tanzania, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela and Spain.

The Award is endowed with fifty thousand Euro, 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 10.30 a.m. on Tuesday 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 Wednesday 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 decision will be broadcast by CNN+ and Euronews and 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: Fundacion Príncipe de Asturias

THE JURY MEETING FOR THE PRINCE OF ASTURIAS AWARD FOR TECHNICAL AND SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH 2008
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STATEMENT BY BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION, AFTER THE ORGANISATIONS LEADING THE FIGHT IN AFRICA AGAINST MALARIA WERE BESTOWED WITH THE PRINCE OF ASTURIAS AWARD FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

"We are very pleased that the 2008 Prince of Asturias Award honors organizations that are leading the fight against malaria. Each of these groups is saving lives by strengthening malaria prevention and treatment efforts, and conducting cutting-edge research. Their accomplishments give us hope that, one day, we will be able to eradicate this terrible disease".

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Five Scientists, two from Japan and three from USA,worldwide leaders in the creation of new materials for the benefit of mankind, 2008 Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research

Five scientists, worldwide leaders in the creation of new materials for the benefit of mankind: the physicist, Sumio Iijima; the engineers, Shuji Nakamura and Robert Langer; and the chemists, George M. Whitesides and Tobin Marks, have been bestowed with the 2008 Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research, as made public today in Oviedo by the Jury
responsible for conferring said Award.

Groundbreakers in the field of Nanotechnology worldwide, these scientists have created new, revolutionary materials and transcendental techniques for fighting diseases, such as those related to the brain and cancer, and for producing artificial tissues and organs. Their work also stands out for its contribution to the protection of the environment and energy saving via the use of new sources of clean energy that may be produced at a low cost.


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Old 06-11-2008, 04:59 AM
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Google, 2008 Prince of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities

Considered to be the best Internet search engine of all time, Google allows millions of users all over the world to access a universe of knowledge and information in a quick, well-structured way. Its creation has meant a revolution, providing access to all kinds of contents and reinventing the technological principles that ruled search engines

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Google , 2008 Prince of Asturias Award Laureate for Communication and Humanities
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STATEMENT BY ERIC SCHMIDT, GOOGLE CHAIRMAN AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, ON THE CONFERRING OF THE 2008 PRINCE OF ASTURIAS AWARD FOR COMMUNICATIONS AND HUMANITIES
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36 Candidaturas optan al Premio Príncipe de Asturias de Ciencias Sociales
36 Candidacies choose to the Prize Prince of Asturias de Social Ciencias



Thirty and six candidacies choose to the Prize Prince Asturias de Social Ciencias, fifth of the eight international awards that the Foundation summons Prince of Asturias and who this year reaches his XXVIII edition.
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There is some controversy about the prize for Google, some jury members are unhappy about the choice:

Google wins Spain's top media award | World news | The Guardian
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Tzvetan Todorov, 2008 Prince of Asturias Award for Social Sciences

Tzvetan Todorov, leading theorist of the structuralist movement in France is a literary critic, a political and cultural analyst and a historian of ideas. He is regarded as a lucid and indisputable reference source for today?s intellectuals and his work is considered pivotal to contemporary European thought.


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STATEMENT BY TZVETAN TODOROV, AFTER BEING BESTOWED WITH THE 2008 PRINCE OF ASTURIAS AWARD FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES

STATEMENT BY THE FRENCH MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS BERNARD KOUCHNER, AFTER TZVETAN TODOROV WAS PRESENTED WITH THE 2008 PRINCE OF ASTURIAS AWARD FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES
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