first_img“Liberians can look up to other countries and even consider quick fix solutions from others who are determined to help them, but any lasting solution rests on Liberians.”That statement was made by Brazilian Ambassador accredited to Liberia, Andre Luiz Azevedo dos Santos, during a press conference at a local resort in Monrovia.He said in contrast to Brazil, Liberia has a plantation style of agriculture which did not work for Brazil because the concentration was not on producing food to feed the people but to develop commodities that are eventually exported abroad.“We therefore changed our focus since we realized that we had a huge population to feed and as a result Brazil concentrated on helping the poor to learn how to do business in their various localities,” he said.Liberia can learn from Brazil, by examining its mistakes in developing its agriculture or any other venture, but he said that Liberians must understand that they need to examine that experience and take only what benefits Liberia.Ambassador dos Santos said Liberians should be cautious of ‘ready-made solutions’ from abroad, under the direction of individuals chosen by their governments.Meanwhile, Ambassador dos Santos said he is inviting a Brazilian artist to visit Liberia to share his experiences with his Liberian counterparts.“It is intended to help Liberian artists to focus on their artistic development,” he said, “because more often, the Liberian artist is tempted to direct his energy to become a businessman, instead of concentrating on his talents.”Ambassador dos Santos said for the last two and a half years he has been in Liberia, he has discovered that promising Liberian artists suffer stagnation in their growth because once their drawings are bought by some expatriates they concentrate on drawing to sell, as businessmen.He noted that such artists become businessmen in their focus and they weaken the part of them that wants to develop and find a pathway to grow.The Brazilian artist’s visit, he said, will help to refocus Liberian artists to the most essential elements in their development in order to continue to grow as artists in pursuit of their dreams.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgThe Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Season 7 Playoff is all set to begin from October 14. Considered as the toughest week of PKL 2019 Season 7, the playoff games will be played at the EKA Arena by TransStadia, Ahmedabad. In order to elevate the fan experience, the organisers decided to choose Ahmedabad as the host city. The iconic venue will host two eliminators, semi-finals and the PKL 2019 final. The Gard Finale will be held on October 19.The six teams to clash in Pro Kabaddi League 2019 playoffs are Dabang Delhi, Bengal Warriors, Haryana Steelers, UP Yoddha, U Mumba and Bengaluru Bulls. Dabang Delhi were the first to qualify for the playoffs followed by Bengal Warriors, Haryana Steelers, UP Yoddha, U Mumba and Bengaluru Bulls. The consolidated prize money for PKL 2019 Season 7 is Rs. 8 Crore. The champions of Season 7 will bag Rs. 3 Crore. The runners-up will receive Rs. 1.8 crore, while third fourth-placed teams will get Rs 90 lakh each and the fifth and sixth position teams will get Rs 45 lakh each.Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Season 7 Play-off Fixtures:Monday, October 14 – In the first eliminator of PKL 2019 Season 7, UP Yoddha will face the reigning champions Bengaluru Bulls at 7:30 pm.Monday, October 14 – The Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Season 7’s second eliminator will see U Mumba lock horns with Haryana Steelers at 8:30 pm.PKL 2019 Season 7 Semi-finals Fixtures:The Winner of PKL 2019 First Eliminator will meet Dabang Delhi on October 16, Wednesday in the semi-finals clash. The PKL 2019 semi-final match will start at 7:30 pmThe Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Season 7 second semi-final will be played between Bengal Warriors and the winner of the second eliminator on October 16, Wednesday. The PKL 2019 semi-finals clash will start at 8:30 pmThe PKL 2019 Season 7 Final will be played on October 19 at 7:30 pm. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Bengal Warriorsbengaluru bullsdabang delhi kcGujarat Fortunegiants First Published: October 12, 2019, 6:38 PM ISTlast_img read more