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LIVERPOOL—Liverpool sealed its return to the
Champions League group stage after a two-sea-
son absence by beating Hoffenheim 4-2 yester-
day, producing a devastating attacking display
without star playmaker Philippe Coutinho.
Emre Can scored goals either side of Mo Salah’s
tap-in as the five-time European champions surged
3-0 ahead after just 21 minutes at Anfield, before
Roberto Firmino added a fourth in the second half
against his old club.
Liverpool advanced 6-3 on aggregate and will be
placed in the pot of third seeds in Thursday’s draw, as
England’s fifth representative in Europe’s elite club
Coutinho remains missing for Liverpool—officially
both ill and injured—amid sustained interest from Bar-
celona. But the Reds didn’t miss the Brazil playmaker
against Hoffenheim, which left itself open at the back
in an attempt to recover from a 2-1 first-leg deficit.
The German team, playing in Europe for the first
time this season, could not handle Liverpool’s front
three of Salah, Firmino and the electric Sadio Mane.
Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester City and Europa
League winner Manchester United will be the other
English teams in the group stage.
England’s all-time leading goalscorer Wayne
Rooney has retired from international football
after turning down the chance to be part of the
squad for next month’s World Cup qualifiers.
The Everton striker was asked by England boss
Gareth Southgate to be involved against Malta and
“Every time I was selected was a real privilege
but I believe now is the time to bow out,” said the
The former Manchester United captain scored 53
times in 119 internationals.
CLEVELAND—Kyrie Irving was tired of being
team-mates with LeBron James.
Now he has to figure out how to beat him.
Cleveland’s All-Star guard, who asked owner Dan
Gilbert to trade him earlier this summer, was dealt
Tuesday night to the Boston Celtics for fellow All-
Star Isaiah Thomas, forward Jae Crowder, centre Ante
Zizic and the Brooklyn Nets’ unprotected 2018 first-
round draft pick.
“It’s extremely rare to trade for a 25-year-old player
that’s done what he’s done, the offensive weapon that
he is,” Celtics president Danny Ainge said. “We feel
like his best basketball is still ahead of him.
“We have a player that’s proven to be a sure thing. We
know how unpredictable the draft can be. You do pay
a heavy price for a player of that age and that caliber.”
The blockbuster deal caps a wild summer for the
Cavs, who lost their title defense in five games to Gold-
en State in June. Since then, general manager David
Griffin left, the team failed to convince Chauncey
Billups to join its front office and James has played
with fans’ emotions with veiled postings on social
media about his future.
Irving’s trade demand cast a shadow over the en-
tire organisation. But Cleveland may have salvaged
“This trade needed to include both players and as-
sets that we felt strongly could help us continue to
compete for championships and we believe it does,”
said new general manager Koby Altman, who pulled
off a deal that protects Cleveland’s present and future.
In Thomas, they’re getting a proven playmaker
with a stellar reputation. The 5-foot-9 guard is one
of the league’s most dynamic backcourt players with
an uncanny ability to get to the basket. Irving may be
the only better finisher among point guards.
Cleveland also is getting Crowder, a solid perimeter
defender, and a first-round pick that Boston got from
Brooklyn. The package could help the Cavs reload if
James opts out of his contract next summer and leaves
Cleveland for a second time.
Liverpool back in
Boston bound: Cavs trade Irving to Celtics for Thomas, more
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MINISTRY OF PUBLIC UTILITIES
REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS
Fire Equipment and Maintenance
FIRE EQUIPMENT AND MAINTENANCE
MPU wishes to engage a firm to Supply, Deliver, Install, Service and Maintain
Fire Equipment at Ministry of Public Utilities, Head Office as outlined in the
Request for Quotations (RFQ) which can be viewed on the Ministry’s website
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Supply, Delivery, Installation, Servicing and Maintenance of Fire
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Interested Firms are hereby invited to submit a package containing the quotation
and other relevant information at the Ministry of Public Utilities’ Head Office
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Interested Firms must attend a site visit at the
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