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Spy Shots! Team RadioShack Trek Madone Pictures

first_imgVia Trek’s pro team liason “Ben” come these phone cam shots of the RadioShack team’s first Trek Madone race bikes being received and built up. LEFT: Unboxed and staged for building.  RIGHT: Victory Circle Graphix provides the riders’ name stickers. Click either image to enlarge.last_img

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Produce industry urged to comment on new FSMA produce safety rule draft

first_imgVermont Business Magazine For the first time, farmers growing fresh fruits and vegetables have a new resource to better understand Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule (PSR) requirements. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued comprehensive draft guidance that includes recommendations and examples on how to comply with PSR requirements in a newly released document. Vermont’s Produce Program at the Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets is asking farmers, producers, educators and service providers to contribute.“As we work to grow the Vermont produce industry, we encourage farmers, educators and service providers to take a look at the draft guidance provided by the FDA and weigh in. This will be an important tool to help our farms comply with the requirements of the Produce Safety Rule,” said Vermont Secretary of Agriculture, Food & Markets, Anson Tebbetts.The Draft Guidance for Industry on the Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption was released in October 2018, and is open for public comments for 180 days, ending on April 22, 2019. Access the complete draft guidance on FDA’s website: is external)FDA is holding four public meetings across the U.S. to receive comments in person from farmers, educators, and service providers impacted by the Rule. The northeastern public meeting will be held on December 11th in Albany, NY. Visit the registration page at is external)for further details.It’s important to note that the draft guidance is not a legally binding document, however it is a useful resource for industry to better understand FDA’s current thinking on many topics, including for example methods for cleaning food contact surfaces, employee training requirements, and guidelines for monitoring domestic and wild animal intrusion on the farm.You can submit your comments and questions in several ways:Submit electronic comments to is external). Search for: The Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption: Guidance for Industry Draft Guidance and click “Comment Now!”Submit written comments to Dockets Management Staff (HFA-305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852(link is external). All comments should be identified with the docket number FDA-2018-D-3631 listed in the notice of availability that publishes in the Federal Register.Attend the public meeting in person/via webinar to discuss Draft Guidance for Industry on the Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption.Date: December 11th, 2018Time: 8:30 AM-5:00 PMLocation: Hilton Albany 40 Lodge St., Albany, NY 12207(link is external). Register Here.(link is external)Source: November 16, 2018 / Montpelier, VT – VAAFMlast_img read more

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Utah Utes basketball team revels in road victory at Nevada to open the season

first_imgSALT LAKE CITY — Tuesday’s game had been over for less than 10 minutes when the Utah basketball coaching staff headed back to the court at the Lawlor Events Center in Reno. They wanted to get a group picture of the staff, including new assistant coach Henry Martinez to commemorate his first game as a Ute.Perhaps the Ute players should have posed for a shot, as well. Because after the way they played in a 79-74 upset win over a Nevada team that had won a school-record 18 straight games at home, this young squad could be part of the start of something big for the Ute program.The Utes have as young of a team as there is in college basketball, with fewer upperclassmen than any school in the nation (two) and are tied for the most freshmen with 11, 10 of which are true freshmen. Yet those players showed poise Tuesday in coming back in the final minutes after losing a game-long lead and then hanging on down the stretch.“People say we are young; we think we are experienced beyond our age. We’re a poised young group. We can build on that.” — Utah forward Timmy AllenIt was the best opening-night win for coach Larry Krystkowiak in his nine years after beating up on the likes of Prairie View A&M, Northwest Nazarene and Evergreen State over the years, always at home. It was also the first opening-night victory on the road for Utah since the Utes beat Indiana in the Maui Classic to start the 1994-95 season.Although Nevada isn’t a great team and is nowhere close to last year’s nationally ranked team that won the Mountain West Conference regular-season title, the Wolf Pack were picked to finish fourth in the MWC under new coach Steve Alford and had a couple of experienced players in Lindsey Drew and Jazz Johnson, who scored 30 and 16, respectively, against the Utes.But the Utes dominated inside, out-rebounding their opponents 51-32 with 7-foot freshman Branden Carlson (8 points, 9 rebounds), 6-8 sophomore forward Riley Battin (9 points, 6 rebounds) and their backups Lahat Thioune and Mikael Jantunen, all playing well.Two of the team’s “veterans,” forward Timmy Allen and guard Both Gach, led the scoring with 23 and 22 points, respectively. Allen also pulled down a team-high 11 rebounds. Freshman Rylan Jones ran the point well and finished with nine points, five rebounds and five assists in 22 minutes.Allen explained that he and his teammates aren’t worried about their youth.“People say we are young; we think we are experienced beyond our age. We’re a poised young group. We can build on that,” he said.Krystkowiak had mixed feelings about his young team’s poise Tuesday night, saying it was impressive at times and not so great other times.“A lot of the game on offense there was poise, but there were a couple of stretches where we threw it away,” he said. “But to come back like they did, I’m real proud of them.”Starting at the 13-minute mark of the first half, the Utes didn’t trail and led by as many as eight before a 9-0 run by the Wolf Pack gave them a 58-56 lead with 8:46 left in the game.At this point, the energetic home crowd of 8,324 was rockin’ and all the momentum seemed to be on Nevada’s side.But the Utes didn’t wilt.Gach came back with a drive in the lane, and after a Nevada turnover, he sank a 3-pointer from the top. That was followed by a basket in the lane by Alfonso Plummer to push the lead to five with 5:36 left. Then after a Nevada basket, Allen made a nice move inside and was fouled, and then Gach buried another 3-pointer to give Utah its biggest lead of the game at 69-60 with 4:07 left.Now the Utes should get a breather Friday at the Huntsman Center against Mississippi Valley State, a team they beat by 35 points last year and 40 points the year before. Then they’ll get a week off before playing Minnesota the following Friday.last_img read more