Competition Bureau of Canada gives 44B CoucheTard deal green light

Competition Bureau of Canada gives $4.4B Couche-Tard deal green light LAVAL, Que. – The Competition Bureau of Canada is giving the green light to Alimentation Couche-Tard (TSX.ATD.B) to purchase its American fuel and convenience store rival CST Brands Inc., provided the company sell some of CST’s Canadian assets to Parkland.In a statement Tuesday, the company based in Laval, Que., said the Competition Bureau gave them the clearance for the acquisition of CST Brands, and the transaction with Parkland Fuel Corp. (TSX: PKI).Couche-Tard says the closings of both transactions are expected Wednesday.The Competition Bureau says Couche-Tard’s proposed deal would lessen competition in numerous markets in Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador.But the government agency says to address the concern, Couche-Tard agreed to sell 366 gas stations and gasoline supply contracts to Parkland and one gas station to Philippe Gosselin & Associes Limitee.The Competition Bureau says Parkland has also agreed to sell nine gasoline supply contracts to MacEwen Petroleum Inc. or McDougall Energy Inc. in Ontario.On Monday, Couche-Tard won approval from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to buy CST Brands on condition that it sell up to 71 stores in the U.S. The stores are located in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, New Mexico, Ohio and Texas.Empire Petroleum will also have the opportunity to purchase an additional site owned by Couche-Tard. This transaction is expected to be finalized by the beginning of September.Couche-Tard is the largest convenience store operator in Canada and has more than 8,000 convenience stores throughout North America, which are mostly branded as Circle K and Mac’s. by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 27, 2017 6:45 pm MDT Last Updated Jun 28, 2017 at 7:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

I was kind of a torturer in Northern Ireland admits Conservative MP

first_imgDonald Trump has indicating his support for waterboarding Donald Trump has indicating his support for waterboardingCredit:NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP Bob Stewart, the senior Conservative MP and former Army officer, has admitted he had been “kind of a torturer” when he was posted to Northern Ireland.The former Army colonel said that he believes torture is sometimes “justified” and can work as an interrogation method.Describing how during The Troubles he had shown “people pictures of their friends that had been blown up”, he said: “Technically as you look at it today I was a kind of a torturer.”Of course it was acceptable then. It’s now unacceptable and now it’s defined as torture.” The fact of the matter is… sometimes it might work, and sometimes it might be justifiedBob Stewart Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Asked about the types of torture techniques that might be suitable in those situations, he replied: “Sleep deprivation. Lack of food. Perhaps, as I’ve done, showing people pictures of their friends that have been blown up. That sort of thing.”Mr Trump is understood to be preparing to order a review of interrogation methods and the possible reopening of “black site” prisons outside the US. Mr Stewart, who completed seven operational tours of Northern Ireland during The Troubles, was speaking after US President Donald Trump used his first television interview since coming to office to indicate his support for waterboarding.The Conservative MP said he opposed waterboarding, but techniques such as sleep and food deprivation could be acceptable in certain situations.”We don’t like torture. No one likes torture. Not even Trump likes torture,” Mr Stewart told BBC 5 Live. “But the fact of the matter is… sometimes it might work, and sometimes it might be justified.”I don’t agree with waterboarding, but a certain amount of persuasion might be justified if someone for example had the knowledge about where a nuclear weapon that was going to explode in London was.”That is where I suggest that people might say a certain amount of persuasion could be justified. I’m qualifying it all the way through.”In circumstances where a great number of people, or indeed one person, is going to be killed, you have to think very carefully about what pressure you can put on people in order to give that information to stop peoples’ lives being lost.”last_img read more

Rostov Don win Womens EHF Cup 20162017

← Previous Story RK Vardar smash RK Metalurg for Macedonian title Next Story → “FAMOUS LOSERS” BACK ON THE THRONE: ZRK Lokomotiva Zagreb win Challenge Cup 2017! The Russian team Rostov Don won Women’s EHF Cup 2016/2017 by beating German Bietegheim in two matches of the final. The team consisted of TOP stars like Norwegian goalkeeper Katrin Lunde, Brazilian playmaker Ana Paula Belo Rodrigues, French left wing Siraba Dembele and Spanish shooter Cabral Barbosa, was clear favorite in the matches with Germans.In the first match in Germany was 28:25 for Russian girls, while the second clash was just a question of routine for domestic team 25:21. Rostov Don were runners-up in season 2014/2015 when they lost against Danish TEAM Tvis Holstebro.Team from Rostov will play at Russian Play Off Final against Lada Togliati. read more