first_imgThe latest version of Rational’s SelfCooking Center is designed specifically for products as varied as biscuits, cookies, pizza, pies and bread. All you need to do is push the button to tell the oven what you’re baking, shut the door and let it get on with the job, says the company.The SelfCooking Center has eight other modes, each with a variety of built-in baking and cooking processes.The finishing mode includes a process for baking-off products and offers a choice of browning levels. The other modes are roasts, pan-fried products, poultry, fish, side dishes, potato products and egg dishes and desserts.The SelfCooking Center is available in a variety of sizes, from six-grid counter-top units to high volume 40-grid models, in gas and electric versions.last_img read more

Manchester bakery launches crowdfunding campaign

first_imgManchester-based artisan bakery Trove has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help fund expansion plans.As reported in the Manchester Evening News, the bakery and café wants to double its dining spaces to 40 and open an evening bar facility.Trove is run by husband and wife Marcus and Katy Saide, who hope to raise £35,000 through crowd-funding website Kickstarter and an equal amount via a loan. So far they have reached over £6,000 and are offering a range of benefits to investors including hand-written letters of thanks and catering for parties.Katy told the Manchester Evening News: “It’s been on the cards for a little while now. When we renewed our lease earlier this year we were given an extra space at the back, which was part of the shop next door.“We’ve had the architect’s drawings back and what will happen is the kitchen will move into the new space and where the kitchen is now will become more seating.“We’ve also got an alleyway which we will try and incorporate into the building, so people can sit outside. It’s not a massive space but it will bring some light in.”Currently, the bakery and café produces a range of artisan cakes and organic breads. The bread range, including sourdough and rye loafs, is also sold wholesale to local shops and eateries.last_img read more

David Seymour’s voluntary euthanasia bill to be lodged in Parliament

first_imgStuff co.nz 13 October 2015A bill calling to legalise voluntary euthanasia will be lodged by ACT leader David Seymour in Parliament on Wednesday.The bill is being presented on the same day former Labour MP Maryann Street, who in the last parliamentary term proposed and championed the End-of-Life Choice bill, will have a petition heard at health select committee.The petition, which has 8795 signatures, garnered cross-party support when it was presented at Parliament in June by Street and Matt Vickers, husband of Lecretia Seales, who died of a brain tumour on the same day she lost her High Court bid to choose to die.An inquiry was born out of Street’s petition and members of the health select committee would look at the factors that contributed to a person wanting to end their life, as well as the experiences of other countries who have adopted euthanasia laws.Seales spent her final months fighting for the courts to rule in favour of assisted dying but she learnt on her death bed that she had been denied her dying wish.It’s understood Seymour’s bill was likely to be modest and wouldn’t go as far as some people would like, but would draw from the experiences of similar bills that have come up for debate recently overseas.http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/72984566/david-seymours-voluntary-euthanasia-bill-to-be-lodged-in-parliamentDavid Seymour’s voluntary euthanasia bill set to join ballotNZ Herald 14 October 2015Act Party leader David Seymour will today launch his bid to get voluntary euthanasia back on the parliamentary agenda.Mr Seymour is lodging a new bill in the private member’s ballot which would legalise medically assisted suicide.When he began drafting the bill in June, he said: “In my view it is politically, morally, legally and, in terms of public policy, the right thing to do.”The End of Life Choice Bill will go into a ballot which already has 68 bills in it, meaning there is no guarantee it will be debated in the immediate future.Mr Seymour wants the Government to pick up his bill, but it has not given any sign that it will do so.Prime Minister John Key has previously said that while he has voted in favour of voluntary euthanasia in the past, he believed a member’s bill was the best way to deal with the issue.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11528614Seymour to present euthanasia Bill3News 14 October 2015ACT leader David Seymour is about to unveil his End of Life Choice Bill.He drafted his voluntary euthanasia legislation after a petition carrying 9,000 signatures was presented to parliament in June, asking for an inquiry.In July, the health select committee announced it would hold an inquiry, and it’s due to start hearing submissions on the petition on Wednesday.When the petition was presented by the Voluntary Euthanasia Society of New Zealand, Mr Seymour said drafting a bill was “the right thing to do”.http://www.3news.co.nz/nznews/seymour-to-present-euthanasia-bill-2015101405#axzz3oTJyYP7Alast_img read more

Jennings County Sheriff asking for help finding robber

first_imgJENNINGS COUNTY, Ind. — The Jennings County Sheriff’s Department is asking for help in finding the person involved in a burglary.Monday morning sheriff’s deputies responded to a home in Lovett Township to investigate a burglary. While deputies were walking through the home, the home owner pointed out things that were taken.Harlan Deaton, the homeowner, started talking about guns that were taken from him, and got teary eyed when he told deputies that he was 12 when his father gave him a Winchester Model 97 shotgun.Police say several items including multiple guns were taken from the residence.If anyone has information regarding the burglary, you are asked to call the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department.last_img read more