PUL Announces 2015 Awards Application

first_imgThe Press Union of Liberia (PUL) is calling for entries for its annual awards program, intended to honor the work of journalists and media institutions that performed with distinction in 2014.A PUL release said the competition, to be umpired by a carefully selected panel of judges comprising experienced and knowledgeable journalists, academics and other professionals, will award over 15 prizes.The competition is open to all journalists who are registered members of the Union, and covers radio, television, newspapers or the internet. Journalists are encouraged to submit their entries between April 15 and May 4. Late applications will be disqualified, said the PUL release.The Awards Committee will distribute entry forms for the institutional and the journalist of the year awards to be filled out, sealed up by media houses and submitted to the Union.Awards will be presented for the best work in each category during the PUL’s Annual Awards Night on Saturday, May 29, at a memorable event in Monrovia, which climaxes the 2015 World Press Freedom Day celebrations, the release signed by PUL Secretary General D. Kaihenneh Sengbeh said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Is your Greek property on forestland

first_imgThe Greek Government has recently introduced NEW forest maps for 33 different areas throughout Greece including the Prefectures of Arcadia, Laconia, Messenia, Chios and Kerkira just to name a few. The purpose of developing forestry maps is to accurately record forests and forestland throughout the country. Maps are formed by recording existing forests and forestland, areas that were once deforested and/or altered and areas that were reforested and/or forested in the meantime. These maps are necessary for the Greek Government not only to protect its natural environment, but also to secure property rights and ownership titles in cooperation with the Hellenic Cadastre.How do I protect my Greek property? Check your property. Owners can verify if their Greek property has been identified as forest or non-forestland by navigating the search engine of the Hellenic Cadastre. Don’t be surprised if your patriko or olive grove in your hometown village has been identified as forestry land like my mother’s has in the rural area of Arcadia. If your property has been falsely identified as forestland whereas it is not, you are lawfully entitled to submit objections for this property. As the law stands up-to-date, applications for objections are filed 15 days after the issuing of the specific forest map of interest. The deadline is 60 days after that date for Greek citizens and 80 days for owners residing abroad. To properly submit your objections, you will need an accurate and updated land survey, an issue we have stressed on repeatedly in past newsletters, in our Article Series first published in 2014 and our first Greek Property U.S. Workshops in 2014 in Chicago. *Katerina Sirouni is an Architect and Greek Property Manager Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more