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Athens News Agency: News in English, 08-06-05

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] Documentary Festival in Lavrio
  • [02] 'Liberty Ship' comes to Greece

  • [01] Documentary Festival in Lavrio

    The Prefectural Council of Eastern Attica has decided to organize the 11th Mediterranean Documentary Festival at the Lavrio Technological Park from September 6-9.

    Taking part in this year's festival will be the Prefecture of Eastern Attica, the Association of Greek Cinema Directors and Producers, the Polytechnic's Society for the Implementation and Management of the Technological Park and Lavrio Municipality.

    Caption: ANA-MPA file photo of the Technological Park at Lavrio

    [02] 'Liberty Ship' comes to Greece

    The transfer of the last remaining American ?Liberty Ship,? the "Arthur M. Huddell", for use in Greece as a floating museum was sealed on Wednesday during a ceremony on the sidelines of the Posidonia 2008 international shipping exhibition in Piraeus.

    The top US maritime official, Maritime Administrator Sean Connaughton, signed a memorandum of understanding for the transfer of the vessel with Merchant Marine Minister George Voulgarakis, in the presence of US ambassador to Greece Daniel Speckhard.

    Also present at the signing ceremony was Rhode Island State Sen. Leonidas Raptakis, a prominent Greek-American who championed the ?Liberty Ship? project. In addition, several Greek officials and ship-owners who have played vital roles in advancing the project were recognised, including Deputy Minister Panos Kammenos, Spyros Polemis and Vassilis Konstantakopoulos.

    Caption: Merchant Marine Minister George Voulgarakis speaks at Posidonia 2008 exhibition. ANA-MPA/Geoge Christakis


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