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Police catch duo on the run after assault

Members of the public have helped end a seven-hour manhunt for two people wanted over an assault and theft of a car overnight.

Invercargill police have arrested a 15-year-old woman and her 20-year-old male associate after the teenage female allegedly assaulted a 57-year-old woman she lived with and threatened her with a knife about 11.30pm.

Acting Senior Sergeant Jared Kirk said the duo sparked a police chase when they stole the woman’s Toyota Yaris and drove north.

He said pursuing officers used road spikes to stop the car near Allanton, south of Dunedin, about 2.30am today but the pair fled on foot and evaded police.

Kirk said police believed the pair intended to travel to Christchurch in a stolen vehicle, but were arrested about 7am on Wingatui Road, in Mosgiel, after members of the public saw them acting suspiciously.

Both are being interviewed by police.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing and it is not yet known if they will face charges.

02/03/2015 08:30

Private investigators dob in dodgy employees

Unscrupulous workers are turning to a fresh batch of dirty tricks to get ahead of office rivals and scam the boss, say the private eyes called in to combat them.

Daniel Toresen, director of Auckland private investigations company Thompson & Toresen, has been in the business for 25 years, and says checking in on dodgy employees makes up about 70 per cent of his work.

In the past year, he has seen an increase in cases where damaging information is shared via anonymous email or social media accounts.

Usually, it was “defamatory-type of anonymous emails,” spread by employees or ex-employees in the hope that it would “get you dismissed and maybe lose a promotion or basically wreck your career”.

02/03/2015 08:27

Thousands march in Russia to mourn Putin critic Nemtsov

MOSCOW (AP) ” Carrying flowers, portraits and signs that said “I am not afraid,” tens of thousands of people somberly marched Sunday in Moscow to mourn opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, whose slaying on the streets of the capital has shaken Russia’s beleaguered opposition.

The mourners marched to the bridge near the Kremlin where Nemtsov was gunned down shortly before midnight Friday. Chanting “we’ll not forget, we’ll not forgive” and waving Russian flags, the crowd filled the road along the Moscow River embankment. Many tied black ribbons to railings along the way.

02/03/2015 08:25

Kerry asks for benefit of the doubt on Iran nuclear talks

Kerry asks for benefit of the doubt on Iran nuclear talks

WASHINGTON (AP) ” Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday tried to calm tensions with Israel before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s congressional address, yet insisted the Obama administration’s diplomatic record with Iran entitles the U.S. to “the benefit of the doubt” as negotiators work toward a long-term nuclear deal.

Kerry said in an interview broadcast before he left for more talks in Switzerland with Iran’s foreign minister that Netanyahu was welcome to speak in the U.S. and that the administration did not want the event “turned into some great political football.”

02/03/2015 08:16

CES and the smart home

Jay Kenny, VP of marketing for shares his observations of smart home trends at this year’s show

Described as “the global stage for innovation,” the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) draws more than 170,000 attendees and offers a unique opportunity to see big trends across consumer technology.

This year did not disappoint: CES featured new technology in everything from self-driving cars to wearable tech to 8K televisions with stunning picture clarity. A dedicated Smart Home Pavilion featured more companies and more products than ever before, and attracted massive media coverage and consumer interest.

There was a clear shift this year, from a focus on individual devices to a need for services that connect multiple devices into a single smart home service.

27/02/2015 08:31

Milestone CEO :Acquisition by Canon to make company stronger

Speaking before a packed auditorium at the 10th annual Milestone Integration Platform Symposium (MIPS) in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Milestone Systems President and CEO Lars Thinggaard said that Canon’s acquisition of the company last summer would only serve to strengthen the open platform video management software firm by opening up a wealth of resources that they can tap into moving forward.

27/02/2015 08:28

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