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(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:
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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 Shutdown: Media Should Play the Blame Game 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. Rendall contributed stories to the International Herald Tribune from France, Spain and North Africa; worked as a freelance writer in San Francisco; and worked as an archivist collecting historical material on the Spanish Civil War and the volunteers who fought in it.
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“She’s genuinely passionate about the cause of stopping bullying and she has a huge following among the exact audience of young people we’re trying to reach to spread the message and help prevent bullying.” Also read: ‘Breaking Bad’ Star Aaron Paul Raises Nearly $1.8 Million for Anti-Bullying Charity Jepsen will also appear in an original Public Service Announcement (PSA) calling for student entries to the competition that will air on USA Network. Starting Thursday, students between the ages of 13 to 18-years-old can enter the commercial contest by submitting a short written essay or video www.charactersunite.com . The winner will receive an iPad and trip to Los Angeles to see the commercial filmed. Two runner-ups will also receive iPads. The contest ends on Nov. 20. “We’re excited to get creative ideas on how to stop and prevent bullying from kids across the country,” Graff said. “They understand the issue and they know how to speak to their peers in a way that can really resonate. The Unite Against Bullying Commercial Challenge will give them a chance to express themselves, make a real difference and win a cool prize of seeing their idea made into a real TV ad.” Also read: USA Welcomes ‘Modern Family’ Fans With Multi-Platform Offerings USA Network, R&R Partners Foundations Flip the Script and Cox Communications presented Thursday’s #UniteLive: The Concert to Rock Out Bullying. Nolan Gould (Modern Family), Sheamus (WWE), James Roday (Psych), and Mehcad Brooks (Necessary Roughness) made appearances. The concert and contest are part of USA Network’s initiative called “Characters Unite,” which aims to combat discrimination and intolerance.