Pedregal House / R79

first_imgPhotographs:  Manolo R Solís Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects ArchDaily Save this picture!© Manolo R Solís+ 15Curated by Clara Ott Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Lead Architect: Architects: R79 Area Area of this architecture project Pedregal House / R79 Construction:Suprodec Construcciones S.A. de C.V. / Arq. Flor Dueñas EcheverríaCity:MéridaCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Manolo R SolísRecommended ProductsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40DoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaText description provided by the architects. The succession of blind volumes on the exterior of the building is faithful to our position of “not showing” and enabling the complete understanding and enjoyment of the space only to those who have been granted the confidence to enter the house. The location of the access is due to the pre-existing vegetation, surrounded by it, one reaches a covered hallway with outdoor chairs that remind of the ancient custom of the inhabitants of the city centre of  ¨going outside to chat and watch the night fall¨.Save this picture!© Manolo R SolísSave this picture!Ground FloorSave this picture!© Manolo R SolísOn the opposite side, there is day-to-day entrance passing through the garage. Through here, the circulation leads to the kitchen and opens to a courtyard. This exteror space becomes the visual focal point of several areas, making the routes more enjoyable and injecting light into the house. The house is conceived as a large multifaceted social area. It is made up of interwoven areas that can function independently or as parts that complete a whole. The program is very simple, a double-height space functions as the centre of the project, this social room flows towards both directions, on one side there is the courtyard and on the other, the pool and the garden. It serves as a lobby and articulator for the spaces that coexist around it. The staircase has a leading role in this composition and takes on a sculptural character due to its constructive complexity. The details of the staircase, of this “carpet” that unfold from above and floats above the void and the windows below, consists of “undressing” the structure, leaving its guts visible to explain how it supports itself while it contrasts the visual noise and materials around it.Save this picture!© Manolo R SolísThis circulation has its horizontal counterweight supported by the light line of the bridge that crosses the social area, leading to the rooms that are located at both ends of it. A constant rhythm of wooden elements is repeated in different areas to separate the spaces and to conduct them visually, sometimes as a lattice and at other times in the pergola. The materiality of the stone presents diverse formats and textures, with a cream hue contrasting perfectly with white, steel and wood, giving a contemporary touch, but presenting warmth to the space at the same time. A couture piece, a good gift that reflects the personality of its owner.Save this picture!© Manolo R SolísProject gallerySee allShow lessRH House / Julio Zegers ArquitectosSelected ProjectsMC House / Henrique Soares PinheiroSelected Projects Share 2019 Pedregal House / R79Save this projectSavePedregal House / R79 Manufacturers: Dupuis, Helvex, Mosaicos Venecianos de México® CopyAbout this officeR79OfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMeridaMexicoPublished on October 15, 2019Cite: “Pedregal House / R79” [Casa Pedregal / R79] 15 Oct 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Boots Opticians and Dollond & Aitchison choose Action for Blind People

first_img Howard Lake | 28 August 2009 | News Boots Opticians, the newly merged Boots Opticians and Dollond & Aitchison business, has chosen Action for Blind People as its new charity partner.From 1 September 2009, all Boots Opticians and D&A branches across the UK will start their fundraising activities, to support the charity’s ‘Actionnaires’ sports project. These kids clubs offer blind and partially sighted children the chance to get involved in sport, which they are so often excluded from in and out of school.Around 680 Boots Opticians and D&A branches will support the Actionnaires clubs through branch fundraising activity and volunteering over the next 18 months. Advertisement Tagged with: charity of the year corporate About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1center_img Boots Opticians and Dollond & Aitchison choose Action for Blind People  29 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 read more

RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists

first_img Kilwe Aden Farah, journaliste indépendant emprisonné depuis le 27 décembre. March 2, 2021 Find out more November 27, 2020 Find out more Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region SomaliaAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImprisonedImpunityFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment As journalists continue to be arrested arbitrarily at an alarming rate in Somalia and as a presidential election draws nearer, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the country’s authorities to urgently implement a promised moratorium on detaining journalists for presumed offences in connection with their work. February 24, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Follow the news on Somalia Reports Newscenter_img SomaliaAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImprisonedImpunityFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment News to go further Help by sharing this information News Organisation RSF_en The latest victims include Kilwe Aden Farah, a freelance journalist who was arrested for covering a protest against rising prices in the semi-autonomous northeastern region of Puntland on 27 December, and who is still being held incommunicado 12 days later in an unknown location without having been brought before a judge. They also include Farah Mohamed Khalif, a freelance journalist who was arrested at the same time as Farah and was held for two days.After covering a demonstration in Beledweyne, a city in the centre of the country, the journalist Ali Dahir Herow was arrested illegally on 26 December by the local authorities, and released five days later. Before that, they arrested the journalist Abdulkadir Farah on 23 December, after he interviewed the commander of a local rebel militia, releasing him the next day.In all, RSF and its local partner, the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), logged a total of 32 arbitrary arrests of journalists in 2020.“The number of cases of journalists being detained for several days or weeks just for doing their job continues to be extremely high in Somalia and speaks to the urgency of adopting the promised moratorium on such arbitrary arrests,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk.“The moratorium’s swift implementation is all the more essential because harassment of journalists is liable to intensify in the run-up to the presidential election in February. Kilwe Aden Farah’s case is emblematic. This reporter should not be in prison. We call for his unconditional release.”During an unprecedented visit by an RSF delegation to Somalia in October, RSF and NUSOJ met with President Mohamed Farmaajo and Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble, asking them to take specific measures to improve the still very hostile environment for the Somali media. It was then that the prime minister undertook to implement a moratorium on arrests of journalists.At the time of the visit, Astaan TV channel owner and CEO Abdimanan Yusuf had been held since July on trumped-up charges in northwestern Somalia’s self-proclaimed independent republic of Somaliland. After a court sentenced him to five years in prison and ordered the popular TV channel’s closure in November, he was finally released on 10 December.Somalia is ranked 163rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa January 8, 2021 RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalistslast_img read more

Beijing imposes its propaganda beyond its borders

first_img Help by sharing this information September 24, 2015 – Updated on November 24, 2016 Beijing imposes its propaganda beyond its borders ChinaAsia – Pacific News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes RSF_en As Chinese President Xi Jinping continues a week-long official visit to the United States that began on 22 September, Reporters Without Borders condemns China’s policy of exporting its information control and censorship model to the four corners of the world. China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Organisation China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Follow the news on China April 27, 2021 Find out morecenter_img News The policy is making headway although the Chinese government prefers to be discreet about it.“The fight for freedom of information and media freedom in China is no longer limited to defending journalists and bloggers who are censored, harassed or detained,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Asia-Pacific desk.“China is increasingly waging an international war against freedom of information. Its successful ‘exportation’ of this fight is due above all to the passivity of western countries preoccupied with trying to trade with this economic giant. In the past, the international community tried to make China change. Now it is the opposite. Now we must resist in order to prevent China from gagging us and from imposing its propaganda beyond its borders. An urgent response is needed.”For years China has resolutely pursued a not entirely official goal of establishing a new media and information world order in which it would occupy a central position and would be able to shape opinion as it wished.This goal and the strategy for achieving it were described in an op-ed piece in The Wall Street Journal in 2011 by Li Congjun, who headed the Chinese news agency Xinhua until 2014 and who is now a member of the Chinese Communist Party’s central committee. The op-ed piece was headlined “Toward a New World Media Order.”President Xi, who also happens to head a central committee offshoot called the Central Leading Group for Internet Security and Informatization, signalled his desire to be assertive on the new information technology front by beginning his US visit with a stopover in Seattle, where he met with the CEOs of such tech industry giants as Microsoft, Apple and Amazon.China has pursued this strategy in various ways in the past five years. It is responsible for the World Media Summit, which brings together international media executives and which has been dubbed the “Media Olympics” in allusion to China’s close relationship with the International Olympic Committee. Begun in 2009, these meetings have been entirely organized and funded by Xinhua.The same goes for the World Internet Conference, launched last year and hosted by China, which focuses on Internet business. The first one, held in Wuzhen from 19 to 21 November, drew a thousand businessmen from more than 100 countries including ICT world leaders. Even Facebook was represented although it cannot be accessed from within China.Unfazed by the obvious contradiction, the authorities suspended Internet censorship in Wuzhen during the conference so that the visitors could connect to social networks and post videos on YouTube. Clearly nothing was said about the hundred or so journalists and bloggers who continue to languish in Chinese prisons for trying to circumvent the regime’s online censorship.By infiltrating the emerging media and information world order by economic means – purchasing shares in media organizations or forming partnerships – China establishes a presence and legitimacy that will later allow it to filter sensitive information and criticism about itself, its leaders and the party much more effectively.It is using the lure of its market size to seduce international Internet companies, which – in their desire to be part of this new El Dorado – will not hesitate to release China from certain “obligations” regarding freedom of information.New examples of the considerable efforts deployed by China to export its model and shape media coverage beyond its borders are emerging with increasing frequency.In India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government announced in March that it intends to create a school of journalism based on the Communication University of China, which inculcates the party line into young aspiring journalists and which is run by former members of the Propaganda Department.In September 2014, German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle announced its intention to establish a partnership with CCTV, one of the pillars of the Chinese state’s propaganda system. The partnership included a content-sharing agreement that would extend DW’s reach in China.A few months prior to the announcement, Su Yutong, a Chinese blogger and journalist living in Germany who had worked for DW since 2010, was fired on the official grounds that she had illegally divulged information for internal use although her comments about the Chinese regime may have been the real reason.Su claimed that DW had begun censoring its China coverage following Peter Limbourg’s appointment as its director-general. DW finally backtracked a few months later and terminated its cooperation with CCTV.Baidu, a Chinese Internet services giant and spearhead of Chinese online censorship, penetrated the Brazilian market in July 2014, launching a Portuguese-language search engine called Busca. Brazil thereby became the second foreign country to “benefit” from its search engine services, after Japan.However it quickly emerged that searches for “Tiananmen Square,” “Tankman” or “Falun Gong” were being purged of all “sensitive” content and were instead providing lots of links to People’s Daily content. This international censorship reportedly ended after protests by many Internet users in Brazil and the rest of the world.Baidu’s victory in 2014 in a class-action suit – Zhang et al v. Inc – that a group of pro-democracy activists brought against it in New York was a watershed for Chinese censorship’s international progress. The suit accused Baidu of illegally suppressing content about democracy in China so that it is inaccessible to Internet users in the United States. The court’s ruling on 28 March 2014 that Baidu has a right to use “editorial judgment” reinforced the Chinese company’s immunity.The Chinese government may also be making its influence felt in US academic circles. The well-known Chinese dissident lawyer Chen Guangcheng claims that New York University, which had been housing him and his family since they fled China in May 2012, forced them to leave the campus after pressure from China.Some media outlets have linked Chen’s eviction to the opening of an NYU campus in Shanghai in 2013 under the Global Network University programme.The world’s democracies cannot remain passive in the face of this offensive. Their principles oblige them to defend freedom of information, combat censorship and resist China’s growing influence, especially when it tries to export its authoritarian practices to the rest of the world.China is ranked 176th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. March 12, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts June 2, 2021 Find out more MARK RALSTON / AFP News to go further Newslast_img read more

Pasadena Area Football Scores

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Hard Times in Bay Area for Low-Income Housing

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Jonathan Lichtenwalter has recently graduated college with degrees in creative writing and integrative studies, combining the fields of journalism, technical writing, and Spanish. He has worked as a staff writer for the NTDaily. He also wrote and edited for the websites and Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Nomura Settles RMBS Suit With DoJ Next: Bankruptcy & Housing: Into the Labyrinth Tagged with: California Homes Households HOUSING permits Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago In 2017, California’s Bay Area cities and counties were far behind in catering to the housing demand for very low- to moderate-income levels, according to a report released by the Association of Bay Area Government (ABAG).  The report revealed that the region saw an additional 27,103 new housing units in 2017 than 2016 (20,868), or 2015 (20,495); yet only 18 percent of these units were for very low- to moderate-income residents, a number that is far below the 58 percent required by California’s Housing and Community Development Department. “With this new data, we can clearly see that more housing development is on the way, but we’re still far behind in meeting the housing demand for all income levels,” said David Rabbitt, President, ABAG and Sonoma County Supervisor. “The work that is being done at ABAG and at the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) in the Committee to House the Bay Area, known as CASA, is urgently needed to bring Bay Area leaders together to solve this problem.” New data on ABAG’s web portal, now includes complete datasets from 2014 to 2017 and will continue to be updated to incorporate housing permit and policy activities for cities and counties from 2018 onwards. According to the ABAG, these datasets provide a resource to shape both the development and evaluation of housing policies for Bay Area and will help support MTC’s funding initiatives, which include the One Bay Area Grant program and the new Housing Incentive Pool challenge grant program. Both these initiatives help to permit, produce and preserve housing. The Housing Incentive Pool rewards local governments that permit or preserve the greatest number of housing units for households belonging to very low- to moderate-income levels. October 17, 2018 1,460 Views Hard Times in Bay Area for Low-Income Housing The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agocenter_img Subscribe in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Jonathan Lichtenwalter California Homes Households HOUSING permits 2018-10-17 Radhika Ojha Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Hard Times in Bay Area for Low-Income Housing Share Savelast_img read more

ESPN, Special Olympics extend broadcast agreement through 2027, will continue to promote ‘inclusion’

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPhil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — ESPN and the Special Olympics have extended their broadcast agreement for another eight years into 2027, ensuring the continuance of dynamic storytelling to portray the journeys of the thousands of athletes who participate in the games.The first event in the new extension will be world winter games in Sweden in 2021 followed by the USA games in 2022, which will be held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando and the world games in Berlin in 2023, according to a press release.More than 4,000 athletes, 1,500 coaches and 10,000 volunteers will be participating in the 2022 USA games, Special Olympics CEO Mary Davis told ABC News.“We’ll be continuing to build on this storytelling for various media platforms for the games in 2022,” Davis said.ESPN’s broadcast coverage will reach reach fans in North, Central, South America, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, according to the release.The Special Olympics uses the power of sports to create an environment where athletes can showcase their talents and capabilities, and the broadcasts present an “exciting opportunity” for the families and friends of athletes who could not witness the opening ceremony or games live, Davis said.The relationship between ESPN and the Special Olympics, which has been ongoing for nearly 35 years, is a “catalyst for inclusion,” which then portrays to the rest of the world “that there’s nothing wrong with being different,” Davis said.Kevin Neghandi, ESPN “SportsCenter” anchor and co-host of the Special Olympics games for the last five years, told ABC News that ESPN’s mission is about serving sports fans and capturing significant moments, both on and off the field.“That’s what we do here,” he said. “We cover these athletes and we share their story and we open the door for them.”Neghandi described the idea of inclusion as a “big deal,” adding that the coverage an athlete receives follows them back to their hometown, where they may have once been bullied or denied access.“They go back and bring pride and a sense of community,” he said.Neghandi recalled speaking to the emotional father of one athlete at the USA games in Seattle last year, who told him, “You have no idea what this means to my son, but also what it means to my family.”The relationship between ESPN and the Special Olympics is “built on a bedrock of shared belief in the power of sports to positively impact lives and make lasting change in the world,” ESPN President Jimmy Pitaro said in a statement.ESPN will also continue to serve as the global presenting sponsor for Unified Sports, a sports program that unites Special Olympics athletes with partners who do not have intellectual disabilities for training and competition, a role it has held since 2013.Participation in the program has increased 172 percent to more than 1.8 million athletes since the collaboration began, according to the release. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by September 19, 2019 /Sports News – National ESPN, Special Olympics extend broadcast agreement through 2027, will continue to promote ‘inclusion’center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

First commissioning cargo shipped from Freeport LNG project Train 2

first_img The Freeport LNG project on Quintana Island in Freeport, Texas. (Credit: Freeport LNG Development, L.P.) McDermott International and its partners said that the second train of the Freeport LNG project in Texas has achieved the shipping of its first commissioning cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG).The milestone follows the start of production from the liquefaction train earlier this month.McDermott said that shipping of the first commissioning cargo is a precursor to substantial completion of Train 2 of the LNG export project owned by Freeport LNG Development on Quintana Island in Freeport.McDermott North, Central and South America senior vice president Mark Coscio said: “The ongoing momentum of this project has accelerated us past multiple accomplishments, including Train 1’s introduction of feed gas, first liquid and first cargo. And, we are well on our way toward commercial operation for Train 2.“I commend the project team for delivering these results and getting us closer to substantial completion.”Freeport LNG project will have four liquefaction trainsThe Freeport LNG project, which will comprise four liquefaction trains, will have a total capacity of over 20mtpa of LNG.McDermott has been partnered by Chiyoda International and Zachry Group to execute the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC), and also commissioning and initial operations for the first three trains of the LNG export project.Zachry Group, which has been leading the joint venture lead, partnered with McDermott in 2011 for the pre- front end engineering design (Pre-FEED) of the LNG project. Subsequently, the duo was engaged in the FEED works of the Freeport LNG project to support its early development stage as a one-stop shop solution provider for the first two trains.Chiyoda joined the duo later to execute work associated with the third train.The project scope for the joint venture includes three pre-treatment trains, a liquefaction facility having three trains, a second loading berth and a full containment LNG storage tank having a capacity of 165,000m3.McDermott said that the second and third trains of the Freeport LNG project continue to be on schedule. Train 3 of the LNG project in Texas is slated to begin production in Q1 2020.The first train of the LNG export project began production in August 2019 and in the following month, achieved shipping of its first cargo. Located in Texas, the Freeport LNG project will comprise four liquefaction trains with a total capacity of over 20mtpa of LNGlast_img read more

US, Japan Take Part in Fleet Synthetic Training-Joint Exercise

first_img View post tag: US View post tag: Training View post tag: News by topic March 3, 2015 U.S. and Japan forces participated in a four-day Fleet Synthetic Training-Joint (FST-J) exercise, Feb. 23-27.FST-J provided training to personnel from Commander, Task Force 70, U.S. Army and Air Force and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) in strike force level proficiency, operations, joint interoperability and mission rehearsal for ships, aviation, and submarine simulators.Training exercises are conducted using models and simulations to replicate real-world command and control systems, which allow units to develop operator-level proficiency and validation of tactics, techniques and procedures prior to participation’s of real-world events or joint training exercises.The U.S. and Japanese forces encountered computer-generated environmental conditions, political state of affairs and foreign military provocations without having to operate at sea.FST-J enables the Navy and its allies in different geographical areas to gain training efficiencies at sea by conducting training exercises and synthetic pierside scenarios, and plays a vital role in the qualification, readiness and interoperability of the strike group and its host nation.CTF 70 (Carrier Strike Group 5) is embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) and includes Carrier Air Wing 5, Aegis cruisers USS Shiloh (CG 67) and USS Antietam (CG 54) and Destroyer Squadron 15. Together, these units form the U.S. Navy’s only continuously forward deployed (and largest) carrier strike group and are critical combat elements of the U.S. 7th Fleet.[mappress mapid=”15278″]Image: US Navy Authorities View post tag: Navy View post tag: Joint US, Japan Take Part in Fleet Synthetic Training-Joint Exercise View post tag: Syntheticcenter_img View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today US, Japan Take Part in Fleet Synthetic Training-Joint Exercise View post tag: Exercise View post tag: asia View post tag: Take Part View post tag: fleet View post tag: Japan Share this articlelast_img read more

Dunn’s Bakery, Crouch End

first_imgEach month we profile a family firm to see how it has passed down through the generations. Here, Dunn’s Bakery charts the changes in its development since the Freeman family took the reinsThe Freeman family have been baking for almost 200 years. Six generations of bakers have worked across numerous businesses starting back in 1820 when Robert Freeman, having travelled to London on a hay wagon from Northamptonshire, found work as a baker.Seven years later, Robert started his own bakery on Highgate Hill, which stayed in the family until the 1930s. From there, the Freeman family branched out, with members starting their own bakeries and David Freeman, Robert’s great-grandson, buying Dunn’s Bakery in 1946. “Dunn’s was built as a bakery in 1850,” says Christopher Freeman, chairman of Dunn’s bakery and David’s son. “The Dunn family ran it until the 1920s and my father bought it in 1946. He decided not to change the recognisable name.”Christopher officially came on board in 1973 after studying at the National Bakery School. However, as one of four siblings, he was never complacent about his potential future at the bakery. “Nothing is worse than the next generation joining the business just because they don’t know what else to do,” he says.Times back then were not easy . “We were just getting into the three-day week, power cuts and electricity rationing. The world was very different.”The product range was also different. “We made a wide range of bread, but most were variations on white. Today, we have browns, sourdough and seeded loaves,” he says. As for the sweet range, this has moved away from what Christopher describes as “afternoon tea fancies”, while Dunn’s savoury offering has expanded with the rise of food-to-go and lines such as crisps, coffee and soft drinks.On the community front, Christopher established National Doughnut Week in 1991 to support a charity, with the celebration still taking place annually.The business, which now bakes seven days a week, employing 45 staff, is rebranding to stay up to date, but traditional qualities keep customers coming back. “The bread comes straight out of the oven into the shop so it’s warm at the point of purchase.”Christopher’s son, Lewis, joined the firm three years ago as master baker, having studied finance and banking at university, followed by traditional bakery training. “He is challenging the status quo,” says Christopher, who recently took a step back from Dunn’s. “In a family business, the older generations can hang around for too long and you’re in danger of staying past your sell-by date. You don’t want to quash the enthusiasm of the next generation.”1820: Robert Freeman first comes to Highgate in North London from Brackley, Northamptonshire to pursue a career as a baker1827: Robert branches out alone1850: Dunn’s Bakery is established by the Dunn family1946: David Freeman buys Dunn’s Bakery in Crouch End, providing a range of traditional fare to locals1973: Christopher Freeman (pictured), a fifth-generation baker, comes on board1991: National Doughnut Week is established, raising over £900,000 for charity The Children’s Trust2017: Christopher takes a step back from the business, handing the reins over to his son, Lewislast_img read more