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The Aquaculture Association of Trinidad & Tobago Multipurpose
Co-operative Society Limited wishes to notify its members of its
Adjourned Annual General Meeting.
Saturday 17th January 2015.
Venue: Chemistry Building, Room C1, The University of the
Time: Registration at 2:00 PM. Meeting begins at 2:30pm
1) Open of meeting by Chairman
2) Cooperative Prayer
3) Standing Orders
4) Reading of minutes of last AGM
5) Confirmation of minutes
6) Matters arising
7) Presentation of audited financial reports by treasurer
8) Motion to approve treasurer's reports
9) Report by Supervisory Committee
10) Motion to change Bye law 2 (a) Change of address of
11) Election of members to the Board of Directors
12) Motion to destroy ballots
13) Close of meeting.
Mr. Capildeo Barrath -- Secretary.
MELBOURNE---Joe Burns will make
his test debut batting No 6 for Aus-
tralia in the third Test against India
beginning today at the Melbourne
Australia captain Steve Smith con-
firmed his starting XI yesterday
morning, with Burns and paceman
Ryan Harris coming into the side to
replace fast bowler Mitchell Starc
and injured all-rounder Mitch Marsh.
Burns has been opening the batting
for Queensland this season, but Smith
said he wanted to maintain continuity
in his side, so Burns will take Marsh s
place in the order.
Australia will reclaim the Border-
Gavaskar Trophy if it defeats India
at the MCG, taking an unbeatable 3-
0 lead in the four-test series. The
final test begins on January 6 in Syd-
"Shane Watson (No 3) is best suited
at the top of the order...Joe will slot
in at No 6," Smith said. "Mitch has
been playing some pretty good crick-
et...he was starting to find his feet.
Disappointing for him, but Joe Burns
gets his opportunity on Boxing Day
and it s going to be a very special
week for him."
Yesterday, India captain Mahendra
Singh Dhoni admitted there was some
"unrest" among the team after a dra-
matic day four of the second test
which India lost by four wickets
But he launched a stinging attack
on reports Virat Kohli and Shikar
Dhawan had to be separated by team
director Ravi Shastri during the
MANCHESTER---There s a very dif-
ferent feel to Christmas Day at Liv-
erpool this season.
Twelve months ago, Liverpool was
top of the Premier League---always a
significant milestone in the English
game---and playing the most exciting
brand of football in the country.
With striker Luis Suarez pouring
in goals and Brendan Rodgers being
hailed for his managerial qualities, the
club was gearing up for its first gen-
uine title challenge for years.
There is little to celebrate this
Christmas. The Reds are in their low-
est league position---10th place---on
December 25 since the inaugural Pre-
mier League in 1992, out of the
Champions League, have misgivings
over their main striker Mario Balotelli,
have just dropped their first-choice
goalkeeper and have been unable to
shore up their wobbly defense.
Title? No chance. Top four and a
return to the Champions League?
Rodgers is facing the biggest test
of his 2 1/2-year reign but there have
been signs over the past week that
Liverpool is on its way back.
And it s all to do with a tinkering
of the team s formation and playing
style, in an attempt to reproduce the
attacking fluency of last season.
Rodgers has changed to a 3-4-3 for-
mation, with a quick and energetic
forward line lifting the intensity of
Liverpool got the performance but
not the result in a 3-0 loss at Man-
chester United on December 14, but
a 3-1 win at Bournemouth in the
League quarterfinals and an encour-
aging display in Sunday s 2-2 draw
against Arsenal has given Rodgers and
his players some belief.
"We haven t just stumbled across
this system," Rodgers said. "A lot of
thinking time and hours have gone in
on how we can maximise it. In the
last three games it s been much closer,
we have to work very hard, players
are adapting to the club and perform-
ances will get better and better."
"It s about rediscovering tempo and
intensity and we ve seen that."
That doesn t spell good news for
Balotelli. The Italy striker s languid
style does not fit into Rodgers pre-
ferred high-tempo game and the front
three for Liverpool s last three games
has been Raheem Sterling, Philippe
Coutinho and Adam Lallana---quick
and lively attacking midfielders who
never give defenders a moment s rest.
That hardly describes Balotelli, who
has been criticised for his work rate
and has yet to score a league goal
since joining from AC Milan in
"Working with Mario," Rodgers said,
"we see someone who is better in and
around the box so that level of inten-
sity and pressing isn t part of his game.
You try to get the best out of the play-
ers you have and the quality you have."
With the transfer window opening
in January, there is speculation that
Balotelli s days at Anfield are num-
bered. The future of dropped keeper
Simon Mignolet is also uncertain.
The Belgium international is in the
midst of an "indefinite period" on the
sidelines after paying the price for
some nervy displays this season.
Brad Jones has replaced him and
although the Australian has conceded
six goals in his three games, Mignolet
will remain in the cold.
"I haven t lost any belief in him---
he s still an outstanding goalkeeper,"
Rodgers said of Mignolet. "I m sure
when the time comes for him to come
back in, he ll be a better goalkeeper
"I ll make my mind up on that at
the right time."
Liverpool plays Burnley away on
Friday before home games against
Swansea and Leicester. It is a favorable
schedule as the team looks to close
the nine-point gap to fourth-place
"There has been a lot of criticism
of us," Liverpool defender Martin Skr-
tel said, "and I hope it will change
and be better in the second half of
Dhawan retired hurt
after being struck on
the arm while batting
in the nets prior to day
four in Brisbane.
Kohli was also struck
by a short ball, but bat-
ted in place of Dhawan.
Kohli lasted 11 balls,
with an Indian news-
paper reporting he
blamed Dhawan for the
dismissal and, in a
accused his teammate
of feigning injury.
"These are all sto-
ries. Marvel, maybe
Warner Bros. or some-
body should pick up
this and make a nice
movie out of it. If
somebody from the
team has actually told
you this, it d be inter-
esting if you could give
us the name," Dhoni
"He doesn t deserve
to be in our dressing
room, because he has
entirely created some-
thing that has not been
there at all."
India was not
expected to finalise its
team until just before
the toss today.
Dhoni would not
comment on any
changes to the XI that
lost in Brisbane, but
suggested swing spe-
Kumar would not be
match fit for Friday.
Australia's Steven Smith points his bat after hitting a century on
the third day of the second cricket Test against India in Brisbane,
Australia, Friday. AP PHOTO
Burns to make Test
debut batting sixth
Liverpool's Mario Balotelli, right, gestures to Manchester United's Robin van
Persie during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester
United and Liverpool at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England. AP PHOTO
Bad news for Balotelli as
Liverpool alters system
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