Showing posts from May, 2016

Skopje - Shtip highway to be built by 2017

Prime Minister Emil Dimitriev and Transportation Minister Vlado Misajlovski said that 95 percent of the route of newly built Miladinovci - Stip highway has been prepared and 9 percent have been paved so far. "From what we were able to see, 39 percent of the total work has been completed and construction is on schedule. We can expect to have a completely new highway in a year, as planned", Dimitriev said, after visiting the construction site.
The highway is a 206 million EUR investment being built with the support of the Chinese Sinohydro corporation, while Granit and Beton from Macedonia perform much of the work as subcontractors. The highway is expected to dramatically reduce travel time from the capital Skopje to Stip, which is the largest city in the eastern region. It announced a spate of infrastructure investments in this region, where the Veles - Stip road is being turned into an express way, which is also planned for the Stip - Kocani road. Prime Minister Dimitriev s…

British Mobile company enters Macedonia

MVNO Lycamobile announced it's coming soon to Macedonia, extending its footprint to 21 countries. The offer will include its usual mix of low-cost national and international calls, texts and data, including services for Macedonians living abroad. 
The MVNO has been expanding in Eastern Europe in order to build on synergies with expats living in many of its West European markets. Lycamobile counts over 15 million customers across its existing 20 countries.

Macedonian Swimming Talentl to Train in Colorado Springs for 2016 Rio Olympics

Macedonian Olympic Committee, with the help of the US Olympic Committee, provided for swimming hopeful Anastasija Bogdanovski to attend a month of training in Colorado Springs, together with some of the top American swimmers. Bogdanovski is trying to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Coach Eric Posegy will be working with Bogdanovski to help her be in peak shape for the Olympics. Bogdanovski also said that she is postponing the start of her medical studies in Baltimore for a year and her participation at the European swimming championship in London in order to be best positioned to qualify for the Olympics.

Macedonian Singer Kaliopi Fails to Qualify for Eurovision Song Contest Finals

Macedonian pop ­rock diva Kaliopi failed late Thursday to qualify for the final of the 61st Eurovision Song Contest, taking place in Stockholm, Sweden.
Kaliopi performed her song Dona in Macedonian language, written by composer and former husband Romeo Grill.
In 2012, Kaliopi represented Macedonia in Baku and reached 13th place with her powerful rock ballad 'Black and White' the Grand Finals.
The list of the 26 countries competing to win the 61st Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday (May 14) is now complete following two semi­-finals.
Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Hungary, Malta, The Netherlands and Russia were all voted through from the first semi-final of the competition on Tuesday (May 10).
Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Georgia, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Serbia and Ukraine all qualified from the second Semi­Final held at the Globen Arena on Thursday (May 12).
The 20 semi-finalists will join France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the Unit…

Are Macedonians Lazy? Half of Population Does not Do Any Sports

Half of Macedonian citizens do not do any sports, while only 8.3% of the population jogs, walks or does some kind of sports more than the minimum 150 minutes a week, recommended by the World Health Organization, reads.
The information was shared by the Public Health Institute on the occasion of May 10, the Move for Health World Day.
In Macedonia, men do better than women: meaning 42 percent of men do not take up any physical activity, against 57 percent of the female population, which is very high.
"It's a fact we don't to any physical activity which would help us improve our health. When the percentages are added up, we come to the data that the total of 91.6% of the citizens don't do any physical activity, or they do, but it's less than the recommended 150 minutes a week," says Dr. Igor Spirovski, head of the food monitoring department with the Public Health Institute.
Doctors advise that regular physical activities lower the risk of heart dise…

Kenyan runners win Skopje Marathon

Kenyan runnuers Kiriu Kiprotich and Gladys Jepkurui Biwott won the men’s and women’s race respectively of the 12th Wizz Air Skopje Marathon, which took place on Sunday in the Macedonian capital. Kiprotich completed the 42-kilometer race in 2 hours, 12 minutes and 36 seconds. The second and third place were won by Kenyan runner Richard Kiprono Bett (2:14:36) and Edwin Kirputo Kirwa (2:15:08).
Regarding the women’s race, Gladys Jepkurui Biwott finished the marathon in 2 hours, 40 munities and 10 seconds, with Ethiopia’s Shitaye Gemechu (2:45:30) and Tanzania’s Fabiola John Williams (2:49:13) coming in second and third respectively. Of the Macedonian athletes taking part in the marathon, Aleksandar Kiradziev finished the men’s race seventh (2:45.57) and Vesna Kiradzieva completed the women’s race in 3:22.41, thus finishing seventh.
The 2016 Wizz Air Skopje Marathon featured a full marathon - 42km; half marathon - 21km; 5-km race and a relay marathon for the first time this year. Over 8,…

Russian WW2 Film to Be Showed in Prilep in Honor of Victory Day

Viewers in Prilep are invited to a screening of Russian World War II films, in honor of Victory Day. The screenings take place in the "Miss Stone" movie theater and begin on Monday evening with Karen Shakhnazarov's "White Tiger".
It will be followed by the Russo­-French film "Normandie ­ Niemen". On Tuesday morning, a two parts film titled "We Are the Future" will be on the schedule. The screenings are jointly organized by the Marko Cepenkov culture center and the Russian Embassy in Macedonia.

Consumer Price Index Increased by 0.1 Percent in April, Prices Hiked by 0.5 Percent

According to the State Statistical Office data, the Consumer Price Index in April 2016, in comparison with the previous month, was 100.1, while the Retail Price Index was 100.5. 
The increase in the Consumer Price Index by 0.1% in April 2016, in comparison with the previous month, is a result of the higher indices of fresh or chilled fruit by 4.8%, dried vegetables, other preserved or processed vegetables by 1.4%, alcoholic beverages by 0.4%, edible offal and fresh or chilled fish by 0.3% and frozen vegetables other than potatoes by 0.2%. 
In April 2016, there was also an increase of the indices of liquid fuels and lubricants for household by 5.5%, passenger transport by road by 4.9%, liquid fuels for household by 4.4%, package holidays and social protection by 3.7%, services for the maintenance and repair of the dwelling by 3.5%, footwear by 3.1%, bicycles by 2.4%, passenger transport by air by 1.8%, other services in respect of personal transport equipment by 1.5%, tools and equipme…

Large fire engulfs Macedonian Church in Rockdale

A large fire has destroyed a church and forced the evacuation of scores of residents from a nursing home in Sydney's south overnight, firefighters say.


Cannabis oil available in pharmacies across Macedonia without prescription

Nine Vinica Fortress terracotta icons to be exhibited at Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum

Time Travel: Skopje Antique Shops Are Full of Objects that Have Long Been Forgotten

Macedonian Government to ban protests with new law on public gatherings

Greek jets mount NATO practice flights over Macedonia