Usa Today‘s Pattern Of Inaccuracy On Iran

LeoVince USA Purchased by Longtime Executive Vice President Tim Calhoun

But are these conditions unreasonable, and are they really obstacles to an agreement? That depends on who you ask. If you talk to neoconservatives who’ve nursed a decades-long hatred of Iran, you get different answers than if you ask scholars of international law or conflict resolution. So USA Today asked two neoconservatives. First Michael Rubin of the American Enterprise Institute: Those comments show that Rouhani is not serious, said Michael Rubin, a former Middle East expert at the Pentagon under President George W. Bush. “The more you complicate the issue, the more you’re setting up the talks to fail,” he said. And then: Michael Doran, a former Middle East adviser in the Bush White House, said Rouhani’s words about Israel are “a wise negotiating strategy” to present Iran as a victim of a Western double standard. If you didn’t know better, you might take away that Rouhani was sly and intransigent. 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.

Alon USA Announces Third Quarter 2013 Earnings Release and Conference Call Schedule

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. For more information about LeoVince products, visit the LeoVince USA website at www.leovinceusa.com . To keep up with the latest product and racing news from LeoVince, be sure to like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/leovinceusa . About LeoVince LeoVince USA, located in Richmond California, is the US distributor of the LeoVince family of products including LeoVince Exhaust and LeoVince Carbon Fiber.

Markets open in 1 hr 10 mins Alon USA Announces Third Quarter 2013 Earnings Release and Conference Call Schedule Press Release: Alon USA Energy, Inc. 16 hours ago ALJ 10.26 DALLAS, Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Alon USA Energy, Inc. ( ALJ ) (“Alon”) today announced that it plans to release its third quarter 2013 financial results on Thursday, November 7, 2013 after the market closes. In conjunction with the release, Alon has scheduled a conference call, which will be broadcast live over the Internet on Friday, November 8, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time (10:30 a.m. Central Time). What: Alon USA Energy, Inc. Third Quarter 2013 Earnings Conference Call When: Friday, November 8, 2013 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time Where: Live via phone by dialing 1-877-941-9205 or 480-629-9771, for international callers, and asking for the Alon USA Energy call at least 10 minutes prior to the start time. Investors may also listen to the conference live on the Alon corporate website, http://www.alonusa.com , by logging on that site, clicking “Investor Center” and then “Alon USA Energy, Inc.” A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available through November 22, 2013 and may be accessed by calling 1-800-406-7325 or 303-590-3030, for international callers, and using the passcode 4642298#. A web cast archive will also be available at www.alonusa.com shortly after the call and will be accessible for approximately 90 days. For more information, please contact Donna Washburn at Dennard-Lascar Associates at 713-529-6600 or email dwashburn@dennardlascar.com . Alon USA Energy, Inc., headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is an independent refiner and marketer of petroleum products, operating primarily in the South Central, Southwestern and Western regions of the United States. The Company directly owns crude oil refineries in California, Louisiana and Oregon, with an aggregate crude oil throughput capacity of approximately 144,000 barrels per day. Alon USA also owns 100% of the general partner and approximately 82% of the limited partner interests in Alon USA Partners, LP ( ALDW ), which owns a crude oil refinery in Texas with an aggregate crude oil throughput capacity of approximately 70,000 barrels per day. Alon USA is a leading producer of asphalt, which it markets through its asphalt terminals predominately in the Western United States.