A limited number of files on Cyprus dating from 1976 are included in the latest release of Foreign Office archives in London and containa letter by then Foreign Secretary James Callaghan relating to the invasion.The letter dated January 28, 1976 to the head of the Parliament’s Select Committee on Foreign Affairs concerns the terms of reference of the Select Committee on Cyprus. The Committee had just been reappointed following its previous examination of the events that led to the 1974 Turkish invasion.Callaghan expresses his disagreement with the “ambitious programme of work” of the Select Committee and especially the intention of its members to quiz him “about events during the Cyprus crisis of 1974 including ‘what Mr Ecevit had said to the Secretary of State about giving the Turks a free run’.”He thought that “there was a general feeling that if ministers were to give evidence to such Select Committees they should not normally go further than they would be prepared to do in addressing the House as a whole.”In his view, the widened terms of reference of the Select Committee “would make even more difficult if not impossible the chances of getting some progress on the complicated Cyprus problem.”Therefore, he makes clear in no uncertain terms that he “would resist any attempt to call for papers about diplomatic business on Cyprus including our negotiations with the previous Turkish Government” and that he would not be prepared to give evidence on what passed between Ecevit and himself during the period when the former was Prime Minister of Turkey, that is during the invasion in Cyprus.Callaghan penned a similar protest letter to his Prime Minister.Previously reported files from the UK National Archives have revealed that in the end Callaghan did testify in front of the Select Committee on Cyprus, just three weeks after his letter, and although the Committee’s report did not include such details he had referred to the UK stance during the Turkish invasion.Callaghan had commented that although the UK government had a legal right to intervene, such an intervention would have no political of practical merit, since the UK could not “restore” the 1960 constitution of Cyprus, which, he said, was not functioning since the early 1960s.A separate file records the discussion that Callaghan had at the Foreign Office with his Turkish counterpart Ihsan Sabri Caglayangil on March 22, 1976.The discussion had focused on the military aid embargo by the USA against Turkey. Callaghan had told the Turkish foreign minister that “the key lay in Cyprus” and that Turkey would need to convince Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash to “make a constructive reply” to written proposals that were then expected by Glafcos Clerides. It could then be demonstrated that there was movement on the Cyprus question and the US Foreign Secretary Henry Kissinger might therefore be able to get the Congress to agree to “greater flexibility” over aid to Turkey.To Callaghan’s comment that he could not really put pressure on the Greeks because he was “not very popular” after the evidence he had given to the Commons Select Committee on Cyprus, the Turkish foreign minister said that Ankara had told Denktash that “he did not need Turkish permission to say ‘Yes’… but only to say ‘No’.” He concluded by saying that Denktash would put forward a substantial reply to the proposals of Clerides, whom the Turkish government “were ready to help stay” in his position.Callaghan said he would do what he could to help with the Cypriots and Kissinger, but he did not have any influence on the US Congress.You May LikeCrossovers | Search AdsBest New Compact Crossovers for Under 20kCrossovers | Search AdsUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoKelley Blue Book10 Electric Cars That Last the LongestKelley Blue BookUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
House speak Demetris Syllouris on Tuesday welcomed the new child deputies and thanked the outgoing ones who have successfully served their two-year term.The outgoing deputies of Children’s Parliament have worthily represented the pupil world but also benefited from their two-year stint as they have matured through their participation in public affairs, Syllouris said.The House President congratulated the children for their interest and involvement in the operation of the eighth Cypriot Children’s Parliament session and for defending their positions on the issues that concern them.He welcomed the new child deputies. “This institution will undoubtedly help you develop critical thought and acquire a substantive role in society,” he said, addressing the new deputies.Children’s Parliament was established in November 2001 at the House of Representatives under the auspices of the President of the House.During its sessions, the Children’s Parliament discusses issues concerning teenagers that are analysed in reports prepared by child deputies with the help and technical support of the Parliamentary Committees Service.Participants in the Children’s Parliament are the ones usually participating in annual events during Children’s Week which takes place each November to mark the United Nations Universal Children’s Day.During this week events are organised in cooperation with the local government to encourage the participation of children in decision-making centres and strengthen their sense of citizenship.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboola
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21Jan Rep. Kesto co-hosts job and intern fair at Wixom middle school Categories: Kesto News,News State Rep. Klint Kesto will co-host a job and intern fair at Sarah Banks Middle School in Wixom on Monday, Jan. 26The Sarah Banks Night of Opportunity runs from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Younger students will hear from Kesto, R-Commerce Township, state Sen. Mike Kowall, R-White Lake, other local elected officials and representatives of the Wixom Business Development Group. Parents and older students who are seeking intern opportunities or jobs are encouraged to bring resumes and school transcripts and be prepared to interview for local jobs.“This is a great opportunity for students to learn how state and local government works, and for older students and adults to seek new career opportunities,” Kesto said. “I encourage families in the community to join us for an informational evening that could result in new jobs or internships.”The job and intern fair plans were made by Kesto with the assistance of the Sarah Banks Student Council and National Junior Honors Society. Kesto said it is encouraging to see middle-school students working to improve the community in which they live.“These young people should be commended for the hard work they are doing to open new opportunities for members of the community who are seeking a brighter future,” Kesto said. “They are also laying the groundwork for their own success as they become young adults and enter the job market.”The event is free of charge. The school is located at 1760 Charms Road in Wixom. Anyone with questions may contact Kesto by calling 517-373-1799 or via email at KlintKesto@house.mi.gov.###
29Apr Rep. Hughes schedules five May office hour sessions in Muskegon County State Rep. Holly Hughes, R-Montague, has scheduled five office hour sessions throughout Muskegon County in May, maintaining her No. 1 emphasis of being available to residents of the 91st District.“Being your representative is very important to me, that’s why it’s so crucial to be available and meet with my fellow residents as much as possible,” said Rep. Hughes. “I enjoy public events, such as office hours, as hearing people’s thoughts on their state government helps me be the best state representative I can possibly be.”The office hours are all scheduled for Friday, May 27 at:8-9 a.m. – Ravenna Round Table, 12396 Stafford St., Ravenna9:30-10:30 a.m. – Toast N’ Jams, 3462 Henry St., Norton Shores11 a.m. – Noon – Fruitport Township Hall, 5865 Airline Road, Fruitport12:30 – 1:30 p.m.– Mr. Quick, 5501 East Apple Ave., Muskegon2-3 p.m. – Gary’s Restaurant, 906 East Colby St., WhitehallThe office hours are open to the public and no appointment is necessary. Anyone unable to attend the office hour events can schedule an appointment or share their thoughts by calling Rep. Hughes’ Lansing office, toll-free, at 877-633-0331. Rep. Hughes can also be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail at N-1195 House Office Building, P.O. Box 30014, Lansing, MI 48909. Categories: Hughes News,News
13Mar Rep. Kesto pushes for bills protecting senior citizens Categories: Kesto News,News Committee considers bipartisan package to address growing problemState Rep. Klint Kesto today testified before the House Law and Justice Committee, calling a four-bill package to stop elder abuse “critically important” for Michigan’s growing population over the age of 65.The legislation will create new law penalizing specific acts against elder or vulnerable adults such as assault or restraining – defined as restricting a person’s movements without their consent – by threats or fraud.“We must help protect our most vulnerable citizens in Michigan,” said Kesto, of Commerce Township. “Our senior citizens have worked hard and deserve to have their well-being protected. This legislation will take a significant step towards ensuring that protection.”The bipartisan plan:Creates a crime for assaulting or restraining an elder or vulnerable adult;Sets sentencing guidelines for assault, ranging from one year in prison for assault to 25 years for causing death;Sets sentencing guidelines for restraining at up to four years of incarceration;Amends the sentencing guidelines to include the offense of embezzlement from elder adults, with punishment ranging from 93 days to 20 years depending on the amount.“Vulnerable citizens are increasingly being targeted by criminals, whether to defraud them out of their life savings or for armed robberies,” said Kesto, chair of the committee. “This legislation is critically important. If we don’t increase penalties to make this criminal behavior more serious, it will continue to grow and get out of control.”House Bills 5027-5029, 5032 remain under consideration of the committee.#####
Share8Tweet5ShareEmail13 SharesBy US Coast Guard Academy (110325-G-5709T-048-Ethics Forum) [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsMarch 6, 2018; Associated Press and St. Louis Post-DispatchThe political troubles of Missouri Governor Eric Greitens have now ensnared The Mission Continues, a nonprofit he founded in 2007. Just weeks ago, the governor was indicted on a felony charge of invasion of privacy, stemming from his efforts to keep an extramarital affair from becoming public. The controversy over his indictment brought new attention to an old charge that his political campaign illegally used the nonprofits’ donor lists to raise funds for his gubernatorial campaign—charges that now threaten the ongoing operation of the nonprofit.Greitens, a former Navy Seal, founded The Mission Continues “to provide opportunities for post-9/11 veterans to find purpose at home through community impact.” Greitens served as the organization’s CEO through 2014, when he stepped down to begin his run for state office. He continued to serve as a board member through 2015, which is when the alleged misuse of the organization’s donor lists is said to have occurred. Under his leadership, the organization grew from a small startup to a nationwide organization with major corporate and private sponsors. It serves veterans who seek to start a “new career, gain practical work experience while attending school or for a new way to serve at home” in partnership with community-based service organizations in a program that has received wide praise.Weeks before Greitens’s victory in the 2016 gubernatorial race, the Associated Press analyzed financial records tied to a Greitens aide that showed the campaign “received nearly $2 million from donors who previously gave significant amounts to The Mission Continues—an overlap that was especially beneficial during the crucial startup of his campaign.”Greitens said he was just calling “people who had become friends and gotten to know [him] over the course of seven years, who invested in The Mission Continues, and got to know me as a leader.” Later, as the campaign settled charges brought before the state’s ethics commission, he admitted using the list but did not provide details on how the list was obtained. At the time, The Mission Continues denied having provided lists to the campaign, and the controversy seemed to have faded away.The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reignited the issue when it recently reported that the campaign had been given the list much earlier than had been previously admitted. According to the paper, a former TMC employee was the source of the list, which was created in 2014 and was emailed to two Greitens campaign workers in January 2015, months earlier than had previously been known. While the new revelations pose further legal and political issues for the governor, they have placed The Mission Continues back in the middle of a controversy that could threaten its nonprofit status.In a statement reported by the Associated Press, The Mission Continues’s president, Spencer Kympton, told supporters “Greitens’s campaign actions had disrupted the work of the charity…Any use of The Mission Continues resources for any political or other unauthorized purpose would violate our policies and the trust we expect from each member of our staff.…If contacted, we will work to support the attorney general’s inquiry regarding the misuse of our resources by the Greitens campaign.”There are lessons to be learned by nonprofit leaders from the problems of The Mission Continues, no matter how the AG’s investigation concludes. When a key leader leaves an organization, especially one that he or she founded, it is hard to change the nature of the relationship. Trust and intimacy may need to be replaced by a more formal, more distant connection to protect the organization. Were staff and board aware enough of the line between personal political activity and the organization’s work? When a key leader left to enter the world of politics, did the organization take time to consider any possible conflicts of interest and take steps to protect themselves? Were they able to make the lines between the two organizations bright enough to prevent the problem?—Martin LevineShare8Tweet5ShareEmail13 Shares
UEFA has awarded broadcast rights to the Champions League and Europa League matches in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the Champions League in Georgia.In Bosnia and Herzegovina, following the recent announcement of the award of the best-pick live Champions League match each Wednesday to free-to-air broadcaster OBN, pay TV operator Telekom Srbija has secured the rights to all remaining matches including, on a co-exclusive basis with OBN, the final and the Wednesday semi-finals.In addition, free-to-air broadcaster BHRT has been awarded, on a co-exclusive basis with Telekom Srbija, media rights to the best-pick match each Tuesday. The live match and highlights programme will be broadcast each matchweek on BHT1, FTV and RTRS.With regard to the UEFA Europa League, BHRT has been awarded the rights to the best-pick match each matchweek and will broadcast the live match and highlights across BHT1, FTV and RTRS. Telekom Srbija has secured the rights to all matches with the best-pick match being co-exclusive with BHRT. The pay operator will show each matchweek multiple matches from each kick-off slot as well as a highlights programme across the Arena Sport family of channels.In Georgia, UEFA has awarded all free-to-air media rights for the 2012-15 UEFA Champions League to Georgian Public Broadcaster and Rustavi 2.Georgia Public Broadcaster and commercial broadcaster Rustavi 2 will each broadcast every matchnight one live match on 1 Channel and on Rustavi 2 respectively. In addition 1 Channel will show a highlights programme on Tuesday and Rustavi 2 a highlights programme on Wednesday.
Russian service provider VimpelCom, which operates under the Beeline brand, has upgraded its IPTV platform to Microsoft Mediaroom version 2.0.The upgrade will allow the operator to speed the search of video-on-demand titles and implement additional interactive features. Timur Alyautdinov, director of broadband and digital TV at VimpelCom, said the upgrade would allow the company to introduce additional OTT services.
Polish DTH operator Cyfrowy Polsat has signed a deal with broadcaster Modern Times Group that will see a trio of Viasat channels added to its line-up.This month, Polsat will add Viasat Explorer, Viasat History and Viasat Nature to the Family HD package. Early next year, the channels will be rebranded as Polsat Viasat channels.From January, Polsat’s sales house Polsat Media will start selling ads on the channels.
Canal Plus has launched its mobile app, Canal Touch, on the Microsoft Windows 8 platform for smartphones.The French pay TV operator launched a Windows 8 version of its service on Windows 8-powered PCs and tablets in November.The smartphone app, which is downloadable free of charge from the Windows Phone store, gives access to Canal Plus’s channels, using Microsoft Smooth Streaming adaptive bit-rate technology to match the stream to the bandwidth available.Canal Plus plans to make channels from the CanalSat pay TV platform available via the app soon, including over 50 channels available either live or as catch-up services.The app also includes startover TV functionality, allowing users to view programmes that have just been aired for up to eight hours.Canal Touch was launched in November 2011 on iOS and Android tablets and is available to Canal Plus subscribers that take the service via IPTV or satellite. Canal Plus’s free-to-air channels are also available via the app to non-subscribers. Canal Plus says that the app has now been downloaded close to one million times.
Hungarian video-on-demand firm Fuso has signed a deal with film and TV studio Miramax, marking the latter’s first SVoD deal in the territory. From this autumn, Fuso Premium Movie subscribers will be able to access Miramax titles, including films like There Will be Blood, Sin City, Chocolat and Kill Bill. Fuso launched in 2010 and its platform is available in smart TVs made by Sony, LG and Samsung, as well as on iOS devices and selected Android tablets. Support for the new Microsoft Xbox One and Sony PlayStation4 consoles is due to be added soon.“We are thrilled to bring Miramax films to our customers. This exciting deal will enable us to make Fuso a first choice subscription service known for exceptional range and unbeatable value,” said Csaba Lazar, president of Fuso parent company Fuso Ecosystem Plc.Australian film and TV distribution company Eastwest Entertainment was employed by Fuso to help negotiate the Miramax deal.
José Manuel Soria LopezThe Spanish government has approved a reorganisation of the country’s digital-terrestrial transmission infrastructure to enable the allocation of spectrum in the 800MHz range for LTE mobile services.The transition will mean that antennas will have to retuned for close to one million residential buildings over the course of next year, at an estimated cost of €286 million. The Spanish government has this week committed to spend €290 million to fix the problem.The one million buildings that will require retuning of antennas cover an estimated 55% of Spanish households.Spanish industry minister José Manuel Soria Lopez said that the changes would have no impact on individual citizens and would require the retuning of collective antennas. The €286 million bill is €36 million more than previous estimates.The changes to Spain’s DTT infrastructure will see the number of multiplexes reduced from 10 to eight. Commercial channels will move from multiplex six to multiplex five. The country’s autonomous regions will see their allocation reduced from two muxes to one, while public broadcaster RTVE will see its allocation reduced from two muxes to one and a half.
BT has said that its planned buyout of UK mobile operator EE will create a “true UK digital champion” willing to invest in ultrafast broadband and 5G.BT CEO Gavin Patterson said that consumers and businesses will both benefit from further innovation and integrated services in what is a highly competitive market.He added that companies operating in the UK would be able to benefit and compete through regulated and equal access to BT’s Openreach network, and wholesale access to the EE mobile network“The world is changing with customers wanting access to the internet on their terms. They are spending more time online than ever before and they want the best connection whether they are at home, in the office or on the move. Seamless connectivity is the future and we are keen to deliver the new, innovative services of the future,” said Patterson.He was speaking at the launch of a report titled ‘An analysis of the benefits to UK consumers, businesses and citizens from BT’s acquisition of EE’, which concludes that the telecoms market is contracting and that consolidation is a natural outcome of this.BT claims that following a merger with EE, the UK market will remain “one of the most competitive markets”, with players such as Virgin and Sky retaining their “powerful competitive advantages over BT/EE and the other MNO”s.BT also said that a combined business will have lower market shares than incumbents in other European markets, and that BT and EE will continue to operate under “functional separation where it has significant market power.”The report comes a week after the UK Competition and Mergers Authority agreed to fast-track the investigation of BT’s proposed takeover of EE to phase two, after it identified concerns surrounding the impact any deal may have on competition in UK markets.BT struck a definitive agreement to buy EE for £12.5 billion (€16.7 billion) in February, in a deal that will see the UK service provider make a major move into the quad-play market.
Rani Raad & Yousef Al-ObaidlyTurner has formed a strategic partnership with Qatar’s beIN Media Group that will see Turner channels Cartoon Network, Boomerang, TCM, HLN and CNN HD distributed exclusively via beIN Media’s DTH platform in the Middle East and North Africa.beIN Media said that the deal, which comes into effect this month, would strengthen its entertainment offering.Rani R Raad, managing director, Middle East, North Africa and Turkey at Turner said: “We are pleased to announce our exclusive partnership with beIN Media Group in the Middle East and North Africa region. Together with beIN Media Group, we’re expanding our reach to cater to the needs of audiences across the region. Subscribers to the network can enjoy unlimited access to news, movies and animation via our world-class broadcast channels and entertainment offering.”Yousef Al-Obaidly, deputy CEO of beIN Media Group said, ”In November, as we launched beIN’s entertainment portfolio we had committed to our subscribers that we will partner with leading global brands to bring them the best of global entertainment. Our partnership with Turner is a solid step in that direction. Turner channels are gold-standard in kids’ entertainment and news and beIN is really excited to bring these channels exclusively to its subscribers.”
Sky in Germany has launched Sky Ticket, a series of day, week and month passes starting at €9.99 that allow users to access Sky Online Sports and entertainment programming without an ongoing subscription.The new online service enables sports fans in Germany and Austria to access Bundesliga matches for €9.99 a day, €14.99 a wee and €29.99 a month.Entertainment passes are also available. The one-day €9.99 ticket gives access to content including series from Sky Atlantic HD including compete box sets, while a monthly cinema ticket gives access to blockbuster movies for €14.99.Alice Mascia, EVP, product strategy and management at Sky Germany, said that Sky Ticket enabled the pay TV operator to address a broader audience and enabled customer to choose how they wanted to see the content on offer.
North Korean state broadcaster Korea Central Television (KCTV) has reportedly launched its own internet-delivered OTT TV service.According to press reports, a new internet set-top box, called Manbang (Everywhere), will give access to five linear channels including KCTV’s flagship service, Mansudae Television and Ryongnamsan TV, as well as providing access to content from state newspaper Rodong Sinmun and other sources. It will also feature information about the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un and the leadership’s Juche philosophy.According to NK News, the box will also give viewers access to Netflix-type functionality by allowing them to search for content and browse categories including video-on-demand content.KCTV reportedly told viewers that the could connect the box to the country’s national network via high-speed modem. The service will reportedly be available in Pyongyang, Sinuiju, North Phyongan and Sariwon in North Hwanghae Province.One challenge for potential North Korean OTT TV consumers is the country’s lack of infrastructure. The country has virtually no public internet infrastructure and only a few thousand government approved citizens have the use of a closed version of the internet that gives access to a limited number of state-sanctioned websites.
Demand Africa, the subscription video-on-demand service launched in October by US-based The Africa Channel, is tapping Netherlands-based direct-to-consumer monetisation specialist Cleeng to provide its subscriber management platform.Cleeng has provided Demand Africa with a platform tht provides a view of the ‘customer journey’ encompassing subscriber identity, payment, churn management and user support.Demand Africa is offering a raft of female-focused Africa-themed and diaspora lifestyle content aimed at 25-54 year-olds.The service is available on the web, on iOS and Android devices and via Roku, Apple TV, Android TV and Amazon Fire TV.Demand Africa has two main subscription packages – a monthly offering priced at US$6.99 (€5.86), and a discounted annual offer of US$69.99.Cleeng’s platform supports in-app payments and multi-currency pricing. The broadcaster also uses the Cleeng’s coupons system to create incentives programmes.Demand Africa is available globally, witih a specific focus on the US, Canada and the Caribbean.“We needed an intuitive turnkey payment and subscriber management system that could service our subscribers on a global scale. Cleeng’s solution was uniquely positioned to accomplish this,” said Dean Cates, director of digital and marketing strategy at The Africa Channel.
Disney will be required to make a mandatory offer for all of Sky after completing its proposed acquisition of Twenty-First Century Fox, according to the UK Panel on Takeovers and Mergers.The regulator said that Disney will be compelled to make an offer within 28 days of closing the deal at the same £10.75 per share price tabled by 21st Century Fox for Sky back in December 2016 – provided that 21st Century Fox has not already acquired 100% of Sky by then.The offer would also not be required if Comcast, which announced an offer for Sky earlier this year, or any other party has already acquired more than 50% of Sky’s shares by this point.The takeovers panel said that the basis of the ruling rests on the belief that “securing control of Sky might reasonably be considered to be a significant purpose of Disney’s acquiring control of Fox.”In a statement, Sky said that it noted the panel executive’s ruling and advised shareholders to take no further action at this stage.21st Century Fox and Sky agreed terms of a takeover valuing the pay TV operator at £18.5 billion (€22 billion) back in December 2016, but the deal is still awaiting approval.21st Century Fox agreed to pay £11.7 billion for the 61% it does not already own of Sky. The £10.75 per-share price marked a premium of approximately 40% on the closing price of £7.69 per Sky share on December 6, 2016 – the last business day before Sky received the initial proposal from 21st Century Fox.Separate to this, in December 2017, Disney agreed a US$66 billion deal that will hand it most of 21st Century Fox’s TV and film assets, including its 39% stake in Sky. This is still subject to regulatory approvals.In February of this year US cable giant Comcast made its own £22.1 billion (€25.0 billion) offer for Sky, marking a 16% increase on 21st Century Fox’s agreed takeover price for the company. Today’s UK Panel on Takeovers and Mergers ruling adds another company to Sky’s list of potential buyers.
British Army Technical Officers were tasked to the scene but later declared it as an “elaborate hoax”.It was removed for examination to find any possible fingerprint or DNA clues to the culprit or culprits.Rainbow Child and Family Centre was evacuated and a number of roads were closed.Templemore Sports Complex was also opened for those affected. CHIEF INSPECTOR GORDON MCCALMONTCRIMINAL PROBE LAUNCHED TO CATCH THOSE BEHIND HOAX BOMB ALERT IN DERRYPSNIRAINBOW CHILD AND FAMILY CENTRErossnagalliaghTEMPLEMORE SPORTS CENTRE PSNI Chief Insp Gordon McCalmont said: “This device was an elaborate hoax.“It wasn’t a viable device but somebody has gone to great lengths to make us believe that something viable was there.”Chief Inspector McCalmont added: “This incident has caused inconvenience, disruption and upset for the local community.“I would like to thank the members of the public for their patience and cooperation during the operation this morning.The suspect device found this morning in Derry was an elaborate hoax, say police“An investigation is now underway to find those responsible.“I would ask anyone with any information about this incident to contact police in Strand Road on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”CRIMINAL PROBE LAUNCHED TO CATCH THOSE BEHIND HOAX BOMB ALERT IN DERRY was last modified: November 22nd, 2016 by John2John2 Tags: ShareTweet A police Mitsubishi Shogun blocks the road at Rossnagalliagh while a suspect object was examined by ATO.DETECTIVES have launched a criminal investigation in a bid to catch those behind a hoax bomb alert in Derry this morning.The suspect device – which appeared to be a coffee cup with a wire attached – had been found in the Rossnagalliagh area.It caused widespread disruption to the community for several hours.