17 February 2019 - Devin Williams has decided to part ways with Büyükçekmece and will continue the rest of the season with Budućnost Voli.
Basketball Club Budućnost Voli Podgorica (Erste Liga) just signed a contract with 24-year-old American international centre Devin Williams. Williams started the season at Demir İnşaat Büyükçekmece Basket in Turkish BSL league. In 17 games he had very impressive stats: 17.7ppg, 11.9rpg, 1.9apg and 1.0spg this season.
Williams arrived last night in Podgorica and in an interview for CdM, he said that his desire was for the team to defend the ABA League trophy. The former centre of Turkish Büyükçekmece was brought by Budućnost with the goal to help the current champion of the Adriatic in winning the second consecutive title.
"I just landed and all I can say is that the city is not too big, but you can feel the community, that the whole city stands behind the club, like a large family. I just want to be the best I can, find my role and work hard as always," Williams said.
To recall, 2018 was a very spectacular year in Williams’ career as he was named to Turkish League All-Star Game and League Player of the Week (2 times). Williams ended the last season at Team Fredette in U.S. semi-pro league The Basketball Tournament, as he helped them to make it to the semi-finals. But the most of that year he spent at Vaqueros (BSN) in Puerto Rican league where in 21 games he recorded 13.6ppg, 8.8rpg (#2 in the league) and 1.6apg. For him, this was a quite impressive season as he was named to Latinbasket.com All-Puerto Rican BSN Honorable Mention, All-Star Game and also here League Player of the Week.
"This is my first season in Europe and the chance to play in ABA and Euroleague is a blessing and reward for the hard work I have invested in me. I want to help the team win as many victories as possible and defend the ABA League title. I would like to thank the team, city, president of the club, coaches and everyone who gave me this opportunity, "added Williams.
The 24-year-old centre will get a chance to debut in the next game against Zadar, which is scheduled for March 4 in Podgorica.
17 February 2019 - The reconstruction of the indoor swimming pool "Nikša Bućin" in Kotor has reached its final phase. Minister of Sports and Youth Nikola Janović said that the Kotor pool is a symbol of Montenegrin water polo and swimming sports, and that it has huge importance for the Montenegrin sport, as well as for children and youth throughout the Bay of Kotor.
"I am one of those people who started their first career adventure in this very pool. That's why I know its significance and its potential. Part of the policies of the Government and the Ministry of Sports and Youth relate to the establishment of sports infrastructure in every city, in every place where it is possible to do so. By reconstructing this pool, water polo returns to Kotor," said Minister Janović.
He added that the sports facilities will be reconstructed or built throughout Montenegro and that the Ministry will continue with precise policies and measures from now on - that the sport comes to life in every Montenegrin quarter, in every settlement.
The director of the Public Works Directorate, Rešad Nuhodžić, said that the Government provided all the money needed for the next stages of the reconstruction of this pool and that the Public Works Directorate will ensure that the works will be completed within eight months, as foreseen by the planned period of development.
"As we promised during the conclusion of the contract on the start of the second phase of the reconstruction of the pool in Kotor, today Minister Janović and I visited the construction site and officially held the final meetings with both the contractor and supervision unit. Now it is time for us to finish the reconstruction in the deadlines agreed upon, which is until the end of this year, and make this pool operational," said the director of the Public Works Directorate.
He added that it is particularly satisfying that this is an object that, in addition to water polo players, can be used by the citizens of Kotor, which is an additional motive for completing the works in time and in full.
"What I will particularly insist from the position of Director of the Public Works Directorate is that the works are completed within the agreed time and that their quality will be in accordance with the highest standards," said the Director of Public Works.
Djalovic cave will soon have proper lighting, and the company that will build power infrastructure - the power line Nedakusi - Bistrica and the power station in Bijelo Polje Municipality will be selected in the next couple of days. This was announced by the Public Works Directorate, announcing a tender for the selection of the contractor, estimated at 700,000 euros.
"We expect that we will make the decision on the most favorable offer in the coming days," said the Management Board, adding that the Government of Montenegro will allocate 3.45 million euros to the project of Valorization of Djalovic Cave from the capital budget.
"Which will be aimed for publishing the tender, execution and revision of the technical documentation, expropriation costs, carrying out works on the construction of lifts, ski lifts, base stations with accompanying facilities, visitor center, electro, traffic, utility and other infrastructure costs as well as purchase of equipment and mechanization necessary for putting the ski-center in function. The complete procedure of public procurement, preparation and introducing the contractor to the work is carried out by the Public Works Directorate.
As mentioned, reconstruction of Bistrica access road - Podvrh monastery is ongoing, worth 3.2 million euros, which is in the final phase, and the completion of the works is planned in the spring.
"In order to build a tourist path through the Djalovic cliff, from the monastery Podvrh to the entrance to the cave above “Vražji firovi”, the adjustment of the conceptual solution as well as the choice of the revision committee is in progress.
The project also envisages the construction of a cable car in length of about 1.7 kilometers, with a capacity of 75 people per hour, totaling 3.888 million euros. The preliminary design has been completed and now the detailed design is under preparation, said the Management Board.
Making the Detail Interior design of the cave with the facilities at the entrance of the plateau is also ongoing, and documentation for designing the visitor's center has also been prepared.
"Tourism valorization of the Djalovic cave represents a very complex, and in the construction sense, a demanding project, which requires the utmost dedication of the Public Works Administration and all other participants. In the Government of Montenegro, it is recognized as a critical segment of the development of the north. Realization of this project, estimated at EUR 18 million, will provide conditions for improving the tourist offer, as well as for opening up new jobs and improving the quality of life of the citizens in that area."
The cave above “Vražji firovi” is the largest and most beautiful cave in Montenegro, and is located in Djalović's cliff, with whole nature, which was declared a monument of nature because of its character.
Out of the twenty kilometers explored so far, less than a kilometer will be available to tourists, but this section is among the most attractive parts of the cave.
Djalovic cave was known long ago, but the first speleologists entered it in 1987.
The study suggested that the decorated tourist section should be over 814 meters with nine halls and ten plateaus for visitors.
Text by Borko Zdero, on February 17th 2019, read more at Vijesti
The municipality of Pljevlja intends to build an outdoor swimming pool, and the local administration plans to start the realization of this project this year. In addition, the municipality plans to start a construction project for the ski resort, estimated at around 120,000 euros, to be built at a location seven to eight kilometers distant from the city, near Pljevlja-Prijepolje.
Mirko Djacic, President of the Municipality, said that this year at the same time they will announce a tender for the design and construction of a swimming pool facility.
He said that for this purpose in the capital budget this year they have allocated 350,000 euros and the Directorate of Public Works 50,000. He said that this year the Directorate could provide more money to realize this project.
"We tried to learn from the experience in the region. We went to Rogatica where an outdoor swimming pool is currently being built. They gave us all the information about building their pool. This is a measure that can be applied, and experience will be taken not in the sense of literal rewriting of this project, but for what kind of an outdoor pool is needed in Pljevlja. There is an interesting pool in the town of Blace. They have built a swimming pool that is appropriate for the Pljevlja range and here we can draw some data in terms of the amount of everything that an outdoor pool can have," Djacic said.
Pool construction was included in the Sports Development Strategy in the Municipality of Pljevlja in the period from 2018 to 2021. For the construction of an outdoor pool, as stated in that document, it is necessary to provide 3.5 million euros, and as a possible partner in the realization of this work, the municipality has included the Coal Mine, Thermo Power Plant and the Government.
The pool would be built within the DUP "Ada" not far from the sports hall with the same name. Apart from the pool, the strategy also includes the construction of a city rink and ski resort. The skating rink would cost about 100,000 euros, which, besides obtaining necessary permits, should be included in the Municipal Plan Document and provide complete infrastructure and its sustainability. For the realization of this project, the Municipality relies on the support by the Government, Embassy and EU funds.
The total length of the tracks at the planned ski resort is 485 meters, plus 25 meters for the incoming station. The ski slope is 16.5 percent. The starting station of the lifts is 1,200 meters above sea level and the altitude difference is 80 m. The project would include dismantling and overhauling of the pillars and ski lifts of the old ski resort Kosanica and the installation of pillars and overhauled parts at a new location. The ski lift in the village of Kosanica was built in the early eighties of the last century and has not long been operational. Valuable equipment is going to waste and parts of it were also stolen. At the beginning of 2002, in Popova njiva near the monastery of the Holy Trinity, a mini ski lift of 120 meters was installed, but it has not long been operational either.
The municipality plans to build a bathing resort on Lake Borovicko, but as for the previous one, it did not specify the timing for the plans to do it. Borovicko Lake is an untouched urban bath located seven kilometers from Pljevlja. It was created in 2002 as a result of coal exploitation in this area. The lake has 33 hectares in its surface. Citizens of Pljevlja are using it mostly during the summer months. The project of reclamation of Borovicko Lake was done by the coal mine.
"This space has a great capacity to be a great resort in the future for the people from Pljevlja, as well as the center of sports fishing," stated the local government.
Text by Goran Malidzan, on February 17th 2019, read more at Vijesti
Serbia and Montenegro (SMATSA) and European Satellite Service Providers (ESSP) have signed two EGNOS work contracts, which is the first step in applying access procedures based on EGNOS service at airports in Serbia and Montenegro.
EGNOS is a European satellite system whose primary purpose is to improve the performance of global satellite navigation systems such as GPS and Galileo in the future. This is of crucial importance for the application of modern ways of aircraft navigation in the instrumental approach to landing, using the so-called PBN methods, for which the experts opted as the most visible and fastest way to launch a night start at Tivat Airport.
"Signing these agreements confirmed the compliance of SMATSA with the requirements of the European Initiative for the Unique Sky and the solution to the fulfillment of the strategic goals for the development of the future European air transport system," said SMATSA, which provides navigation and sightseeing services over Serbia and Montenegro.
Text by Sinisa Lukovic, on February 13th 2019, read more at Vijesti
16 February 2019 - On Saturday evening, Rotary Club Kotor hosted a masquerade ball fundraiser for medical equipment at the business centre "Vukšić D-Event”. The collected funds will be used for the purchase of a colposcopy machine for the Public Health Institution “Health Centre Tivat”.
Thanks to the donations by the members of the Rotary Club Kotor and also by more than 120 officials, a total of 7.790 EUR was collected on this occasion.
The aim of this event by the Rotary Club Kotor was to raise money to purchase medical equipment which will help diagnose, investigate and treat patients. They stand to benefit those members of the local community who may need to use the purchased equipment. It was no surprise that Montenegrin companies and individuals decided to support this purpose, but the members of the Rotary Club were still surprised by the turnout.
The campaign was attended by numerous companies and individuals who have allocated funds for this purpose including the Municipality of Tivat, the Tourist Organisation of Tivat, the Airports of Montenegro, Rotary Club Bar, Voli Trade, the Bus Station Tivat, Rotary Club Pljevlja, Tivat Water Supply, Montefish, Ivan Stipanić from Tivat, Besix Tivat, Tea Gallery Tivat, NGO Maškarada, Kovinić Company, Komunalno Tivat, Račica, Yachting Services - Marković, Dubovina Tivat, Apoteka "Poen", Arh Ing, A Team, Object, Mansa Medica, Đurović Inženjering, Nikola Radulović, Dejo Pajovic, Larisa Company, Gani Resulbegovic, UNA, Status and Dika Saveljić.
The organisers of the event also prepared a lottery, and the collected money from the ticket sales will be used for the purchase of the aforementioned medical equipment. Lottery prizes were provided by members of the Rotary Club Kotor, as well as the Kotor and Tivat companies Dry Cleaner "Limili", beauty salon "Beauty", Meridian DMC, hairdresser "Isidora", dry cleaner "Polar Clean", Beauty Center "Queen" tavern "Bacchus", Caffe Sapori, beauty salon "Žana", hairdresser "Helena", perfumery "Life", hairdresser "Belami", florist "Nina", hairdresser "Miro", "City Hall", "KLM" Tivat, FBZ "Bajlo", Vlado Hair Design, "Big Ben", hotel "La Roche" and restaurant "Bevanda", DOO "Shells of Booka", "Blue Laguna", "Minjon" pastry shop, "Forza" cafe and "Organic Concept Store". NGO Karampana and Olivera-Olja Risteljić handed masks, thus traditionally contributing to the success of the donor ball.
The event was organized in the spirit of the carnival tradition presented to the guests of Kotor from the Rotary clubs of the District 2483 through the program featuring NVU Maškarada, which also responded to the humanitarian action, as well as the Mažoretke of the dance club Bellissima from Tivat.
16 February 2019 - On Wednesday, February 20, Cultural and Information Centre "Budo Tomović" will host the exhibition “ Montenegrin Film Poster ”, which represents a segment of the collection of the author, Momir Matović. The event will take place in the exhibition hall of the Cultural Centre in Podgorica at 7 pm.
The exhibition will be opened by Jovan Nikitović, culture editor in the daily newspaper "Pobjeda" and will last until March 4.
In every film production, special attention is devoted to the creation of the concept of a film poster, which, as a propaganda-advertising medium, creates a recognizable visual indeterminacy for a potential audience. Film Poster has the mission to introduce the audience to the film work they have yet to see in the most sublime way. At the Montenegrin Film Poster exhibition, visitors will be able to see 41 film posters, chosen by the author of the exhibition, Momir Matović.
Montenegrin Film Poster provides information on the level of general and commercial culture from one period of Montenegrin cultural heritage. All exhibits in this monograph are mostly a part of a unique original collection of the director Momir Matović.
The author of the exhibition, Momir Matović, is a recognized Montenegrin director, film cameraman and art photographer. He was born in Titograd in 1951. He graduated from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade at the Department of Film Camera. He is the author of numerous short and feature-length documentaries.
He has won many national and international awards and prizes. His film creations include: Obala života, Metri života, Kao i sjutra, Crvena linija kuće Ujkić, Noć duga 68 godina, Posljednja bioskopska predstava, Ja znam kako, Žica života, (Po)rađanje jedne nacije, Prva i posljednji, Opstajanje…duh…dah, Ram za sliku moga zavičaja, Mi pravimo žive slike, Sa osmjehom već 50 godina, and many others.
Momir Matović lives and works in Podgorica.
February 18, 2019 - The Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism sent a warning to the Secretariat for Spatial Planning and Construction of the Municipality of Herceg Novi last week, because the Sea Property did not get the Municipality to respond to several requests for urban-technical conditions within the legal deadline. For this reason, they asked for the issuance of urban-technical conditions from the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism.
February 18, 2019 - Tivat businessman Rado Gago Arsic on Friday, 15 February threatened Dragan Popadic, the director of the local Radio Tivat. Popadic reported it to the police, who met with the state prosecutor at the Basic State Prosecution in Kotor. The prosecutor pleaded not to have elements of the criminal offense in Arsic's conduct, and the police against him filed a misdemeanor complaint about the repression of public order and peace. The case sharply condemned the Union of Local Public Broadcasters of Montenegro ( ULES CG ), as well as the Union of Media and the Union of Information, Publishing and Graphic Activities.
February 18, 2019 - The government agreed to Minister of Transport and Maritime Affairs Osman Nurkovic to sign the Agreement on Mutual Recognition of Certification and Certification of Seafarers with the Naval Administration of St. Vincent and the Grenadines at its session on Thursday, 14 February.
February 17, 2019 - On th second civic protest under the slogan "97,000 Odupri Se" (97,000 Resist), several thousand people gathered in Podgorica on Saturday, 16 February, and urged the resignations of President of Montenegro Milo Djukanovic, Prime Minister Dusko Markovic, Supreme State Prosecutor Ivica Stankovic, the Special State Prosecutor Milivoje Katnic and Director of the Agency for Prevention of Corruption Sreten Radonjic.