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NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Notice is hereby given that the 70th Annual General Meeting of
TECU Credit Union Co-operative Society Limited will be held
at the PETROTRIN Pointe-a-Pierre Club, Pointe-a-Pierre on Friday
12th May 2017 at 4:30 p.m.
Receive the reports of the Board of Directors, Supervisory
and Credit Committees and the Financial Statements of the
Credit Union for the year ended December 31st, 2016.
Election of Officers
Transact any other ordinary business of the Credit Union
Registration Commences at 2:30 p.m.
Shuttle Service from the Marabella office starts at 2:00 p.m.
Members are advised that Dividends will be credited to your Share
Account as is customary and can be withdrawn from May 15th
April 13th 2017
Messi’s 500th goal for Barca sinks Madrid
MADRID—Lionel Messi scored his
500th career goal for Barcelona to
give the Catalan club a dramatic 3-2
win over 10-man Real Madrid in the
last minute of the “clasico” yester-
day, leaving the Spanish league title
race wide open.
Messi netted his milestone goal—
his second of the night—with a low
left-footed shot from inside the area
after a cross by Jordi Alba two minutes
into stoppage time.
That goal left the two rivals level at
the top on 75 points. Barcelona leads
on the head-to-head tiebreaker but
Madrid has six games left—one more
It was the second consecutive win
by Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu
Stadium, coming after a 4-0 rout last
season that put Madrid in crisis and
eventually led to the replacement of
coach Rafa Benitez by Zinedine Zidane.
This year’s victory could keep Ma-
drid from winning the league title for
the first time since 2012, and give the
Catalan club its third straight La Liga
trophy. It was another outstanding per-
formance by Messi, who played part of
the game with a bloodied mouth after
being hit by an elbow by Madrid left
Messi’s winner at the Bernabeu came
after Sergi Roberto made a great run
from Barcelona’s defence, leading to
Alba’s low pass across the area as Messi
came charging to one-touch the ball
into the corner past the diving Keylor
Messi’s first goal came after he got
past Luka Modric and Dani Carvajal
with a run inside the area after picking
up a pass by Ivan Rakitic outside the
box in the 33rd.
Messi is the all-time leading scorer
in the clasico with 23 goals.
He has scored 14 goals in his last 10
league matches and is the competition’s
leading scorer with 31 goals, seven more
than teammate Luis Suarez. The Ar-
gentine playmaker has 47 goals with
Barcelona in 46 games this season.
It was a thrilling match at the Bern-
abeu, with the teams attacking from
the start and giving both goalkeepers
plenty of work.
Casemiro had put the hosts ahead
from close range after Sergio Ramos
struck the post in the 28th. After
equalising five minutes later, Messi
also helped set up Barcelona’s go-ahead
goal by Rakitic in the 73rd, a powerful
left-footed shot from outside the area.
Ramos was sent off with a straight
red card in the 77th after a foul on Messi
to stop the playmaker from a one-on-
one situation in a breakaway. Despite
that, Madrid still found the strength
to equalise in the 85th with substitute
James Rodriguez. He redirected a cross
by Marcelo only three minutes after he
had entered the match to replace Karim
Navas made three remarkable saves
in the second half alone—on a close-
range header by Gerard Pique, a shot by
Luis Suarez and another strike by Pique.
Barcelona’s Marc-Andre ter Stegen
also came up with big stops, including a
header by Benzema and a shot by Marco
Barcelona’s Ivan Rakitic, right, is about to score during a Spanish La Liga football match against Real Madrid
at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, yesterday. Barcelona won the match dubbed ‘el clasico,’
3-2. AP PHOTO
Real sociedad 1, Deportivo La Coruna 0
Celta Vigo 0, Real Betis 1
Las Palmas 1, Alaves 1
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