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Proposals are invited for Engagement of an
Auditing Firm to Conduct a System and Process
Programme (The Trinidad and Tobago Diamond
Standard) for the Ministry of Public Administration.
Bidding documents may be obtained Monday to
local time from the secretary, Ministerial Tenders
Committee, Ministry of Public Administration,
National Library Building, Level 6, Corner Hart
and Abercromby Street, Port of Spain. Telephone
No. 1 (868) 623-4724 Ext 2102.
A pre-bid meeting will be held on
at Room 603, Level
6 at the Ministry of Public Administration.
Any further information can be obtained Monday
local time from Ms Colleen Gallazzi,
Director, Diamond Division, Ministry of Public
Administration, Level 7, National Library Building.
Telephone: 627-4052/1, Ext 2219; Facsimile:
1(868)623-6027; E-mail: .
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present notice in its entirety or even partially,
without defraying any cost incurred by any Firm
in submitting their proposal.
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MULHOUSE---German rider Tony
Martin showed he has climbing skills
to go with his speed by easily winning
the hilly ninth stage of the Tour de
France yesterday, while Frenchman
Tony Gallopin took the yellow jersey
from Vincenzo Nibali of Italy.
The 29-year-old German, a three-
time world time trial champion, broke
away with specialist climber Alessandro
De Marchi of Italy and eventually won
by nearly three minutes.
"The objective was to win the stage.
There was a chance to do it and I felt
good, my legs felt good," Martin said.
"I knew it would be one of my rare
chances to win a stage."
The 170-kilometer (105.4-mile) trek
from Gerardmer to Mulhouse---in the
mid-sized Vosges mountain range near
the German border---featured six mostly
moderate uphill treks that posed Martin
little problem, even though he is not a
"When the stage started to climb I
realized I was stronger and started to
attack and then things went well," he
said. "We re close to Germany and that
was an extra incentive."
Swiss rider Fabian Cancellara was
second and Belgian rider Greg Van Aver-
maet was third---both 2 minutes, 45
seconds adrift in the chasing pack.
It was a good day for France with
Gallopin set to defend the yellow jersey
on Monday---Bastille Day---and for Ger-
many, set to play football s showpiece
World Cup final against Argentina later.
Martin, who clocked a winning time
of 4 hours, 10 minutes, predicted anoth-
er convincing German win.
"Let s say Germany will win---that s
for sure," he said. "I m a good omen.
Let s say 3-0."
Gallopin, of the Lotto Belisol team,
saw things differently. "There are two
Germans on our team, we ve made bets,"
he said. "I m betting on Argentina,
because Germany knocked us (France)
out (in the quarterfinals)."
Gallopin did enough to erase his
deficit of more than three minutes to
Nibali and leads him by 1:34.
Portuguese rider Tiago Machado is
in third place overall, 4:08 back. But,
like Gallopin, he is not considered a
"It s with great pride that I will ride
on the national holiday day in the yellow
jersey," the 26-year-old Gallopin said.
"It s a little bit scary, but I will enjoy
The last Frenchman to wear the yel-
low jersey was Thomas Voeckler in 2011.
He also wore it in 2004---the year dis-
graced cyclist Lance Armstron won the
sixth of seven Tour wins, before later
being stripped of all of his titles for
"It was always a dream of wearing
the yellow jersey. But there s a difference
between dreams and reality," Gallopin
said. "I think I ll have trouble sleeping,
but I will have to rest properly to be
ready for the battle tomorrow."
Two-time champion Alberto Con-
tador finished safely in the main pack
along with Nibali---both were nearly
eight minutes adrift of Martin---and is
4:08 back down in ninth place overall.
They will resume their contest in the
toughest stage so far---Monday s 161.5-
kilometer (100-mile) trek from Mul-
house to La Planche des Belles Filles
which features three step Category 1
climbs---before a rest day Tuesday.
The Tour has paid tribute to those
who died in the First World War---1914-
18---by riding along the battlefields
where millions died.
Sunday s route took the peloton past
the historical landmark where the
Bataille du Linge was held in 1915 as
some 17,000 French and German sol-
diers fell in three months of ferocious
fighting. Le Linge is a mountainous pass
full of groves and thickets, and this
helped mask lethal sections of barbed
wire protecting tight German defensive
Tour 9th stage,
Gallopin takes lead
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France's Tony Gallopin, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, celebrates on
the podium of the ninth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 170
kilometers (105.6 miles) with start in Gerardmer and finish in Mulhouse, France,
yesterday. AP PHOTO
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