(Natacha Pisarenko / Associated Press / September 28, 2013) By Diane Pucin October 1, 2013, 11:52 a.m. For those clamoring for more rugby on television, your wish has been granted. USA Rugby has announced a broadcasting partnership with FOX Sports for the upcoming mens Eagles match against the New Zealand Maori All Blacks Nov. 9 at PPL Park in Philadelphia. The inaugural Black and Blue Match, presented by USA Rugby and New Zealand Rugby Union sponsor AIG, will kick off at 4 p.m. PST Nov. 9, with the broadcast to be aired on FOX Sports 1 Nov. 10 at 9 a.m. USA Rugby is very excited about FOX Sports 1 airing the match from Philadelphia, USA Rugby Chief Commercial Officer Jon Persch said. FOX Sports 1 offers USA Rugby the greatest number of viewers with the new channel being offered in 90 million homes.” FOX Sports 1 is the newest national 24-hour multi-sport channel, launched Aug. 17 in more than 90 million homes across the U.S., the largest sports network launch in television history. With nearly 5,000 hours of live events, news and original programming annually, FOX Sports includes college football and basketball, MLB, NASCAR, NFL , soccer, boxing and UFC . ALSO:
USA Graphite to Commence Exploration at Nevada Graphite Properties
Sito Gruppo Industriale, the parent company of the LeoVince family of brands, is standardizing its global expansion operations. The Italy-based Sito has continued to expand its worldwide presence through strategic partnerships with nationally-based distributors. Now, Sito is partnering with Geared Up Powersports in an exclusive distribution agreement. Since 2004, Fusetta LLC (formerly operated as Sito USA LLC) was the US marketing and sales organization that sold and managed the LeoVince brand for the US and Canadian markets. On June 28th, 2013, Geared Up Powersports purchased the assets of Fusetta LLC under the direction of Calhoun. Geared Up Powersports will continue to do business as LeoVince USA with no interruptions in its current business operations. For Calhoun, who has run LeoVince USA since its inception over nine years ago, this is the next step toward expanding the operations of LeoVince USA and continuing to expand sales of the LeoVince family of brands throughout the North American market. Its important to Sito to standardize global operations, and it was an exceptional opportunity for myself and the company. Our goal is to continue growing LeoVince USA, which has established itself as a premium source of exceptional motorcycle exhausts and carbon fiber protective pieces in the North American market, Calhoun says. This change will have a positive impact for the riders and dealers who have come to expect the quality and care our staff and brand offer. We now have the ability to react swiftly to changing markets, address emerging opportunities and expand our US operation to include additional premium brands. LeoVince USA expanded its distribution in 2012, adding a second warehouse in Indianapolis, Indiana, to offer expedited deliveries of products to the eastern United States and improved delivery times throughout Canada. Now, the company has warehouses on both coasts and is poised for increased growth of their distributed brand partnerships. LeoVince will continue its dealer and racing support programs with increased efforts and additional brands to grow both of these key areas going into 2014. LeoVince USA will be on hand in booth 901 during the AIMExpo, October 16-20, to showcase their full line of products, discuss their dealer and racing expansion, and introduce a number of new brands to dealers and consumers.
USA Today‘s Pattern of Inaccuracy on Iran
( OTCQB : USGT ) (“USA Graphite”), a publicly traded U.S. exploration company focused on the acquisition, exploration, and development of graphite properties in North America, is pleased to announce that it will immediately launch an initial exploration program for its current portfolio of graphite properties in Nevada. The program is expected to include detailed surface mapping, historic data compilation, and planning prior to a comprehensive exploration and drill program on one or more initial targets. “USA Graphite has assembled an excellent portfolio of graphite exploration properties right here in the United States where, if successfully developed, they could help build a more reliable supply of this essential commodity for our own domestic market,” stated Wayne Yamamoto, President and CEO of USA Graphite. “I look forward to building corporate momentum as we ramp up exploration activities at our Nevada properties and also hope to add new critical personnel on the ground and in the office to help lead our strategic planning and exploration teams in the near future.” Global demand for large flake graphite has been rising for use in many new technology applications, such as lithium-ion and vanadium batteries, fuel cells, semiconductors, transistors, graphene, touch screens, photovoltaic (PV) cells, spintronics, superconductivity, sensors, DNA sequencing, nuclear power generation, and wind power. Lithium-ion batteries, widely used in electronics like cell phones, power tools and notebook computers contain almost twenty times (20x) more graphite than lithium. According to a 2012 research report from investment banker Canaccord Genuity, “Annual flake graphite production will have to increase by a factor of six by 2020 to meet incremental lithium carbonate requirements for batteries.” China and India account for the majority of the world’s graphite supply with China accounting for 70-80%. Most of China’s current graphite production is considered lower grade small flake. China is a net importer of large flake graphite and has imposed strict export restrictions and quotas to retain its own graphite resources. Natural graphite is not currently mined in the United States in commercial quantities. About USA Graphite: USA Graphite is a publicly traded U.S. exploration company focused on the acquisition, exploration, and development of graphite properties in North America. USA Graphite intends to establish itself as a strategic domestic graphite supplier in the United States. The Company is currently advancing graphite projects in Nevada, offering what the Company believes to be considerable potential for the discovery of economic reserves of large flake, high-grade graphite; Blue Wing Mountains (1,985 acres – Pershing County), Gordon Creek (200 acres – Elko County), and Ruby Mountains (785 acres – Elko County). For additional information, please visit www.usa-graphite.com .
In fact, what Rouhani is calling for is exactly what the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty calls for. The NPT, signed by the US and Iran, says that Iran, like all signatories, has a right to enrich uranium for peaceful purposes, and that nuclear-armed nations must disarm. Citing an international law expert in the piece might have cleared that up, and perhaps even pointed out that the US is in violation of the treaty. But a look at USA Today’s Iran coverage over time suggests the omission, and the misportrayal of Rouhani’s remarks as obstacles, are not mistakes, but rather part of a pattern of putting Iran in a bad light, sometimes at the expense of the truth. For instance, last June, after Rouhani won Iran’s presidential election, USA Today reported (FAIR Action Alert, 6/21/13 ) that the president-elect “is known for his negotiating skill over the country’s nuclear weapons program.” In fact, Rouhani represented Iran’s atomic energy program, but both Iran and a consensus of US intelligence agencies say Iran does not have a nuclear weapons program (New York Times, 2/24/12 ). Months later, USA Today ( 9/23/13 ) repeated the canard, reporting that Barack Obama was trying to “persuade Tehran to abandon its nuclear weapons program.” And today , USA Today is reporting that Rouhani said he was prepared to open negotiations with the United States and other nations on its nuclear program after years of refusing to allow inspection of its facilities. In fact, UN inspectors have been in and out of Iran for years, doing their jobs, with a few disputes (MERIP, 2/7/13 ), mostly based on Iran’s insistence, in accordance with the NPT, that military facilities with no evidence of nuclear activity are exempt from inspections. As Al-Monitor ( 7/22/13 ) reported: There are two to six IAEA inspectors on the ground in Iran every day, [deputy director of the International Atomic Energy Agency Herman] Nackaerts said, covering 16 Iranian facilities. On average, he said, that means that an inspector visits Irans enrichment plants at Natanz and Fordow once a week. If there are suspicions about any improper activities, they can go more often, he added. CBS Wonders What Happened to Global Warming About Steve Rendall Senior Media Analyst and Co-producer of CounterSpin Steve Rendall is FAIR’s senior analyst. He is co-host of CounterSpin, FAIR’s national radio show. His work has received awards from Project Censored, and has won the praise of noted journalists such as Les Payne, Molly Ivins and Garry Wills. He is co-author of The Way Things Aren’t: Rush Limbaugh’s Reign of Error (The New Press, 1995, New York City). Rendall has appeared on dozens of national television and radio shows, including appearances on CNN, C-SPAN, CNBC, MTV and Fox Morning News. He was the subject of a profile in the New York Times (5/19/96), and has been quoted on issues of media and politics in publications such as the Chicago Tribune, Washington Post and New York Times.