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Thursday, 23 November 2017

Conseil des ministres du 23 novembre 2017

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Conseil des ministres du 23 novembre 2017
Le Conseil des ministres s'est réuni le jeudi 23 novembre 2017 au 16 rue de la Loi, sous la présidence du Premier ministre Charles Michel. Lors de la conférence de presse, le secrétaire d'Etat à la Mer du Nord Philippe De Backer a détaillé le plan d'action fédéral des déchets marins approuvé ce matin, qui représente un enjeu international important en la matière. Le ministre de l'Economie Kris Peeters et le ministre des Indépendants Denis Ducarme ont annoncé l'approbation d'un avant-projet de loi destiné à aider le secteur hôtelier qui est rentré dans l'économie digitale. Cet avant-projet permet aux exploitants d'hébergements touristiques de fixer librement le prix de leurs hébergements sur leur propre site internet, indépendamment des prix fixés contractuellement sur les plateformes de réservation en ligne. Le ministre Ducarme a également épinglé l'avant-projet de loi qui introduit quatre nouveaux seuils de réduction des cotisations sociales provisoires pour les indépendants, afin que celles-ci soient beaucoup plus proches de leurs revenus réels de l'année. En matière de sécurité, le gouvernement a également approuvé la possibilité d'avoir recours à l'infiltration civile dans le cadre des méthodes de recherche pour la lutte contre la grande criminalité et le terrorisme. Sur le plan international, le ministre de la Défense Steven Vandeput a ensuite donné des précisions sur la participation belge à une nouvelle mission en Irak dans le cadre de la gestion civile des crises et à une mission de l'ONU pour la stabilisation au Mali. Efin, le Premier ministre a annoncé que le Conseil des ministres avait approuvé la proposition du ministre de la Mobilité François Bellot destinée à rendre possible l'organisation d'élections sociales à la SNCB à partir de 2018. Le Conseil des ministres a pris les décisions suivantes :
 
 

Plan d’action fédéral des déchets marins

Sur proposition du secrétaire d’Etat à la Mer du Nord Philippe De Backer, le Conseil des ministres a approuvé le plan d’action fédéral des déchets marins.
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Evolution du dépôt légal à la Bibliothèque royale de Belgique

Sur proposition de la secrétaire d'Etat à la Politique scientifique Zuhal Demir, le Conseil des ministres a approuvé un avant-projet de loi modifiant la loi du 8 avril 1965 instituant le dépôt légal à la Bibliothèque royale de Belgique.
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Octroi de subsides à l'Orchestre national de Belgique et à la Fondation Roi Baudouin

Sur proposition du Premier ministre Charles Michel, le Conseil des ministres a marqué son accord sur l'octroi de subsides à l'Orchestre national de Belgique et à la Fondation Roi Baudouin.
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Premier contrat de gestion entre l’État fédéral et la société anonyme de droit public à finalité sociale Enabel

Sur proposition du ministre de la Coopération au développement Alexander De Croo, le Conseil des ministres a approuvé un projet d'arrêté royal portant approbation du premier contrat de gestion entre l’État fédéral et la société anonyme de droit public à finalité sociale Enabel, Agence belge de développement.
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Accréditations internationales qui valent preuve de la capacité de gestion d'Enabel

Sur proposition du ministre de la Coopération au développement Alexander De Croo, le Conseil des ministres a approuvé un projet d'arrêté royal portant la liste d’accréditations internationales qui valent preuve de la capacité de gestion d’Enabel.
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Participation d'un détachement d'hélicoptères belges à la MINUSMA au Mali

Sur proposition du ministre de la Défense Steven Vandeput, le Conseil des ministres a marqué son accord sur la participation d’un détachement NH-90 hélicoptères à la mission multidimensionnelle intégrée des Nations unies pour la stabilisation au Mali (MINUSMA).
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Gestion civile des crises : participation belge à la nouvelle mission PSDC "EUAM Iraq"

Sur proposition du ministre des Affaires étrangères Didier Reynders, le Conseil des ministres a marqué son accord sur la participation belge à la nouvelle mission PSDC "EUAM Iraq", dans le cadre de la gestion civile des crises.
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Justice : instauration de l'infiltration civile comme méthode particulière de recherche

Sur proposition du ministre de la Justice Koen Geens, le Conseil des ministres a approuvé un avant-projet de loi modifiant le Code d’instruction criminelle en vue d’introduire des dispositions légales en matière d’infiltration civile.
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Modifications réglementaires pour l’intégration de la Caisse de secours et de prévoyance en faveur des marins dans l’ONSS et la CAAMI

Le Conseil des ministres a approuvé un projet d’arrêté royal qui prévoit les modifications réglementaires nécessaires pour l’intégration de la Caisse de secours et de prévoyance en faveur des marins (CSPM) dans l’ONSS d’une part et la Caisse auxiliaire d'assurance maladie-invalidité (CAAMI) d’autre part.
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Nouveaux seuils de réduction des cotisations provisoires pour les travailleurs indépendants

Sur proposition de la ministre des Affaires sociales Maggie De Block et du ministre des Indépendants Denis Ducarme, le Conseil des ministres a approuvé un avant-projet de loi qui vise à ajouter quatre seuils de réduction des cotisations provisoires pour les travailleurs indépendants.
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Concurrence sur le marché de la location d’hébergements touristiques via des plateformes en ligne

Sur proposition du ministre de l’Economie Kris Peeters et du ministre des Classes moyennes Denis Ducarme, le Conseil des ministres a approuvé un avant-projet de loi relatif à la liberté tarifaire des exploitants d’hébergements touristiques dans les contrats conclus avec les opérateurs de plateformes de réservation en ligne.
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Remplacement d’un membre effectif du gouvernement fédéral à la Commission nationale Climat

Sur proposition de la ministre de l’Energie, de l’Environnement et du Développement durable Marie Christine Marghem, le Conseil des ministres a approuvé un projet d’arrêté royal visant à remplacer un membre effectif de la Commission nationale Climat, représentant le gouvernement fédéral.
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Financement des centres spécialisés d'accueil des victimes de la traite des êtres humains

Le Conseil des ministres a marqué son accord sur la mise à disposition d'un montant de 498 000 euros, issu de la provision interdépartementale nouvelle politique, à partir de 2017 et jusqu'à 2019, pour le financement des centres spécialisés d'accueil des victimes de la traite des êtres humains.
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Alliance Trust PLC : Net Asset Value(s)

     

Published: 15:03 CET 23-11-2017 /GlobeNewswire /Source: Alliance Trust PLC / : ATST /ISIN: GB00B11V7W98

Alliance Trust PLC : Net Asset Value(s)

ALLIANCE TRUST PLC

                                  

At the close of business on Wednesday 22 November 2017:

 

The Company's NAV per ordinary share, valued on a bid price basis with Debt at Par, was

 

-       excluding income, 783.7p

 

-       including income, 793.4p

  

The Company's NAV per ordinary share, valued on a bid price basis with Debt at Fair Value, was

 

-       excluding income, 777.8p

 

-       including income, 787.5p

 

For further information, please contact:-

 

Alliance Trust PLC

Tel. +44 (0)1382 321010

 

Notes

 

  1. Net Asset Values are calculated in accordance with published accounting policies and AIC guidelines.
  2. The fair value of the Company's fixed loan notes is calculated by reference to a benchmark gilt.

 

 

 





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Middlefield Canadian Income PCC : Net Asset Value(s)

     

Published: 15:03 CET 23-11-2017 /GlobeNewswire /Source: Middlefield Canadian Income PCC / : MCT /ISIN: GB00B15PV034

Middlefield Canadian Income PCC : Net Asset Value(s)

Middlefield Canadian Income PCC Net Asset Value

 

Middlefield Canadian Income PCC

 

Middlefield Canadian Income - GBP PC

(a protected cell company incorporated in Jersey with registration number 93546)

 

Net Asset Value

 

As at the close of business on 22 November 2017 the estimated unaudited Net Asset Value per share was 113.08 pence (including accrued income).

 

Investments in the Company's portfolio have been valued on a closing price basis.

 

 

Enquiries:

 

JTC Fund Solutions (Jersey) Limited

01534 700 000

 





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Wärtsilä Oyj Abp (FI) - Notification in accordance with the Finnish Securities Market Act Chapter 9 § 5: BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited increased holding in Wärtsilä Corporation

Wärtsilä Oyj Abp    

Published: 15:00 CET 23-11-2017 /GlobeNewswire /Source: Wärtsilä Oyj Abp / : WRT /ISIN: FI0009003727

Notification in accordance with the Finnish Securities Market Act Chapter 9 § 5: BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited increased holding in Wärtsilä Corporation

Wärtsilä Corporation Stock exchange release 23 November 2017 at 4 pm EET


BlackRock, Inc. has informed Wärtsilä Corporation that BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited has purchased Wärtsilä shares on 22 November 2017, crossing above the 5% disclosure limit on total holding in shares and voting rights. Following the transaction, the total holding of BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited amounts to 5.05%. The total number of shares held by BlackRock, Inc. remains above 5% of Wärtsilä's share capital and total votes.

 

Total position of BlackRock, Inc. and its funds subject to the notification:

 

% of shares and voting rights

% of shares and voting rights
through financial instruments

% of total

Total number of shares and
voting rights of issuer

Resulting situation on the date on which the threshold was crossed or reached

8.53%

0.48%

9.01%

197,241,130

Position of previous notification (if applicable)

8.15%

0.34%

8.49%

 

 

Notified details of the resulting situation on the date on which the threshold was crossed:

 

A: Shares and voting rights

Class / type of shares

Number of shares and voting rights

% of shares and voting rights

 

Direct (SMA 9:5)

Indirect (SMA 9:6 and 9:7)

Direct (SMA 9:5)

Indirect (SMA 9:6 and 9:7)

FI0009003727

 

16,840,839

 

8.53%

SUBTOTAL A

16,840,839

8.53%

 

B: Financial instruments according to SMA 9:6a:

Type of financial instrument

Expiration date

Exercise / Conversion Period

Physical or cash settlement

Number of shares and voting rights

% of shares and voting rights

Securities Lent

N/A

N/A

Physical

830,134

0.42%

CFD

N/A

N/A

Cash

117,086

0.05%

SUBTOTAL B

 

 

 

947,220

0.48%

 






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Mobylife publishes 2017 Q3 Report

Mobylife Holding A/S    

Published: 15:00 CET 23-11-2017 /GlobeNewswire /Source: Mobylife Holding A/S / : MOBY 001 /ISIN: SE0005936382

Mobylife publishes 2017 Q3 Report

Mobylife's 2017 Q3 Report is now available at mobylife.com at the corporate section.

 

Mobylife will host an investor conference call at Friday 24 November 10.00 (CET).

 

Dial in: +45 8111 1213

Access code: 35254552

 

Copenhagen, 23th November 2017

 

Jakob H. Kraglund
CEO

 

For further information on this announcement:

Martin Nyberg, CFO, tel. +45 29298200, martin.nyberg@mobylife.com



2017 Q3 External Reporting



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Geiger Counter Ltd : Net Asset Value(s)

     

Published: 14:47 CET 23-11-2017 /GlobeNewswire /Source: Geiger Counter Ltd / : GCL /ISIN: GB00B15FW330

Geiger Counter Ltd : Net Asset Value(s)

GEIGER COUNTER LIMITED     
           
Date of Announcement: 23/11/2017        
           
Net Asset Values per share as at:22/11/2017       
           
The unaudited net asset value (NAV) of the company is noted below in pence per share.   
           
        Pence per share  
Geiger Counter Limited    24.25   
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           

Net asset value as at 22.11.2017 of

Geiger Counter Ltd

(TIDM: GCL):

NAV-bid........... : 24.25 GBp





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G4S plc UK DK : AMAG's seamless upgrade of Yale's security

G4S plc UK DK    

G4S plc UK DK : AMAG's seamless upgrade of Yale's security

 

Yale University, one of the world's best known and oldest Ivy League institutions, has carried out - almost unnoticed - a full-scale upgrade of its access and site security system across 350 main campus buildings.

Surrounded by historic buildings, students, visitors and staff navigate the campus unaware of the advanced technology keeping them safe. Established in 1701, Yale is situated in New Haven, Connecticut where more than 12,000 students aspire to become the best in their field.

Securing a prestigious university in a busy urban area presented challenges.  High expectations by students, parents and staff, combined with modern security and environmental factors, demanded an exceptional security solution. 

Securing Yale University infographic

Yale began a search for a new security provider in anticipation that its security technology was due to reach the end of its life, and Yale's Public Safety Department wanted the best alternative available to replace it.

Yale had three goals; to manage its security from a single point of contact, to increase security and enhance the ability to monitor the movement of all identity types through onboarding and offboarding of permanent and temporary employees and others, including implementing visitor management and to enhance self-service access control where students pick up their badges that are managed by Yale's security team.  

In order to meet their vision for campus security, Yale's Director of Information Technology, David Boyd, and Chief of Police & Director of Public Safety, Ronnell Higgins, along with a selected team of other Yale stakeholders, decided to upgrade their legacy Casi Rusco Picture Perfect System to G4S-owned AMAG Technology's Symmetry SR Retrofit System.

"Some of our buildings are 200 years old with three-foot stone walls," said David Boyd. "Not having to do a 'rip and replace' of our old system saved millions of dollars. Plus, with Symmetry, we have a single point of contact and can manage threat levels and identities."

An integrated security programme infographic

The innovative AMAG approach provided Yale with a cost effective way of upgrading their entire security system.  Symmetry SR Retrofit System is designed so that the end user can utlise their existing wiring and card readers, avoiding a prolonged and complex upgrade.  The unique plug-and-play design allowed Yale to swap out old controllers and replace them with Symmetry SR Controllers. In addition, it also provided Yale with a range of advanced integration options, so that additional security measures can be added, if and when required.

AMAG's Vice President, Global Sales and Business Development, Jody Ross, said: "Working closely with Yale and making sure that they were able to keep their existing infrastructure absolutely gave AMAG the edge over our competitors.  We work with Yale and their integrator during the university breaks and holidays to ensure that people on campus do not notice any change".

"In addition to the huge cost saving, using our innovative technology meant that we were able to carry out the work with minimal disruption to the students, professors and lecturers on campus."

"For the first two years of the project, we had an AMAG engineer working on site as part of the Yale team.  We listened to Yale's requirements and what they needed to successfully secure the campus.  We worked together meticulously through each phase of the upgrade."

HOW TO TACKLE 350 BUILDINGS

Yale's central campus covers 310 acres with the buildings representing every period in its history: New England Colonial, High Victorian Gothic, Moorish Revival, as well as contemporary buildings.  In addition, the West Campus sits on 136 acres with 1.6 million square feet of research, office and warehouse space, with more than 600 acres of athletic fields and green space.  

The old Casi panels  were replaced with Symmetry Retrofit panels. Given that there are almost 900 controllers throughout the University to replace, AMAG worked with the integrator and upgraded the panels building by building and Yale chose to vet all users in the process.

"We wanted a clean system. We sat with the building managers of each building and made sure the right people had access and had the correct access levels assigned to them," said Boyd. "In the end, the transition will have taken longer, but we'll have a brand new, clean database."

AMAG's Professional Services team wrote a customised interface to Yale's proprietary internal database to easily pull data into the Symmetry access control system. Deployment was straightforward. The integrator tested the old system and scheduled the changeover for each building. In each instance, the old Casi panels were swapped out for Symmetry SR controllers, plugged in and the panels went live in a matter of minutes.

Yale uses a one-card system. Student IDs are used to purchase food, borrow library books, and as an access control card. Students and staff were completely unaware and unaffected when the migration to the new system took place. Student access cards operated normally regardless of whether a building had been converted to Symmetry or not.

STRIKING A BALANCE

According to Chief Higgins, parents make decisions about where to send their children to college based on what they see and feel. Yale is mindful of that, and is careful to articulate how safe the campus is.

A college campus must be open, yet safe and secure. An active shooter hoax a few years ago forced Chief Higgins and Boyd to look at their security program from a different perspective. They examined what happened versus what they would like to see happen in the future.

"Tragedy trumps tradition," said Chief Higgins. "We averted tragedy but determined it was time to make some changes."

"That incident showed us we needed a way to manage threats so we can lock down the school or an area with the click of a mouse," said Boyd. "Our new Symmetry SR Solution has Threat Level Manager."

Threat Level Manager allows Yale to lock down the university in the event of an emergency, but still provide an open campus the rest of the time.

Boyd and Higgins have big plans to do more to ensure a secure campus for students and staff.

Jody Ross believes the relationship with Yale will continue to grow.  She said:  "Increasing efficiency is a large part of it. As an institution Yale continues to grow and expand and is always looking at ways to break new ground in their approach. It is a traditional university, but their attitude for cutting edge technology is anything but old-fashioned."

"We are looking into a self-service web page to increase efficiency," said Boyd. "Rather than email changes to a central scheduler, we want building managers with proper authority to make changes on a website to increase efficiency. The cost savings would be substantial."

AMAG's identity management software will help streamline Yale's internal onboarding and offboarding process to improve workflow and better operationalise their business.

Between students and staff, the number of changes being made to the system on a daily basis demands an efficient approach. Symmetry CONNECT minimises cumbersome paper and multiple email requests, saving time and money.

Yale also plans to integrate Symmetry access control with a video management system allowing events to enable video when an alarm goes off. Intercoms are located on campus and the team plans to tie together the audio and video so live feeds appear on the Symmetry system.

"Once we implement these upgrades, that's when the end user will see a difference in our systems," said Boyd. "And that's our plan."

"Symmetry has helped us service our community in the most optimum way," said Chief Higgins.

 

Notes to editors

For all media enquiries please contact the G4S media team on +44 (0) 207 963 3333 or email media@g4s.com 





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