United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) 2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileUnited Bank of Africa Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services to the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company provides a full-service product offering ranging from transactional accounts, overdrafts and mortgage finance to domiciliary deposits, treasury services, asset management services, bonds, money market deposits and risk management solutions. United Bank of Africa Plc supports the agricultural sector through an agricultural credit support scheme which includes agro processing, an outgrowers scheme, equipment and mechanisation scheme and a tree crops replacement scheme. Founded in 1948, the company now has an extensive network of some 1 000 branches in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. United Bank of Africa Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
ArchDaily Year: Italy Apartments AD Classics: Casa “Il Girasole” / Luigi MorettiSave this projectSaveAD Classics: Casa “Il Girasole” / Luigi Moretti Photographs 1951 Year: AD Classics: Casa “Il Girasole” / Luigi Moretti Projects CopyAs one architectural scholar described it, Luigi Moretti’s 1950 Casa “Il Girasole” is “a bit of madness on the solidity of Roman walls.”  Yet, this clever apartment building in the heart of Rome is far from the work of a madman. Its subtle historical allusions and deliberately ambiguous composition betray the genius of the architect’s creative and analytical mind. Moretti, whose notable commissions include Villa La Saracena (1957), Montreal’s Stock Exchange Tower (1964), and the Watergate Complex (1971), achieves a complexity of form and materiality in “Il Girasole” that distinguishes the project from its mid-century contemporaries and has earned it recognition as one of the earliest forerunners of postmodern design.+ 9Save this picture!© flickr user trevorpatt“Il Girasole,” which translates to “the Sunflower,” receives its name from the way the building seems to free itself from contextual constraints to redefine its relationship with the environment. Notably, the side profiles theatrically fan outward to maximize their solar exposure, like a flower rotating to follow the sun. In the front, an incision cut into the façade appears to split the building in two, spilling light into the inside of the building and illuminating the main entry sequence. Adding to the creative manipulations of the profile, Moretti thinly extends the surface of the front and back façades beyond the mass of the building, giving them a light, screen-like appearance.Save this picture!Southwest profile. Image © flickr user trevorpattSave this picture!Reveal behind the facade. Image © flickr user trevorpattIn plan, the building operates roughly in a U-shape, as the frontal incision extends into a central courtyard that focuses the building’s circulation. The living units are scattered around this hollow core within a torqued grid system that mirrors the geometries of the site. A false but implied symmetry is achieved across the courtyard on all the floors except for the ground floor, where an unexpected set of organic curves dominates the lobby and disrupts the order of the entrance route.Save this picture!First (L) and typical (R) plansThe most defining features of the building are the many slight distortions Moretti makes to the building’s symmetry and balance, such as the broken pediment atop the entrance that doesn’t quite align and the slightly off-axis entrance stair. Deliberately “undecidable” elements like these, as Peter Eisenman calls them, are what make “Il Girasole” impossible to cleanly categorize into historical and doctrinal context.  One of the earliest critiques of the project, published in 1953, described the project as an “eclectic” design, but one that could still be understood in modernist terms.  However, sixty years of hindsight suggests that the building borrows language from its modernist predecessors, but in breaking free of the modernist “box” and reinventing the roles of formal and structural elements, “Il Girasole” loudly rejects and even satirizes the limits of modernist doctrine. Architects: Luigi Moretti Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/535511/ad-classics-casa-il-girasole-luigi-moretti Clipboard 1951 Save this picture!© Gabriele BasilicoWritten by David Langdon Share “COPY” photographs: Gabriele Basilico, Michael Waters, flickr user trevorpatt, flickr user zioscuro, flickr user giuliomennaPhotographs: Gabriele Basilico, Michael Waters, flickr user trevorpatt, flickr user zioscuro, flickr user giuliomennaProject gallerySee allShow lessSwift House / WMR ArquitectosSelected ProjectsAtkins Designs Striking Office Complex in GuangzhouArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:64 Viale Bruno BuozziLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Save this picture!© Gabriele BasilicoSave this picture!© flickr user giuliomennaAllusions to historical precedent in “Il Girasole” have also generated discussion about the role of the building as a pioneer of postmodern design. Moretti, a lifelong student of Renaissance and Baroque architecture, references historical ideas throughout the building’s composition and formal tropes in same way that some postmodern architects later purported to “reanimate history” through their own designs.  In 1966, Robert Venturi paid homage to this aspect of “Il Girasole” in his seminal postmodern work Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture, bringing widespread recognition and scrutiny to the project.  The building is also thought to have influenced Venturi’s most famous project, the Vanna Venturi House, which incorporates a strikingly similar aedicular split in its front façade. Because of these references, “Il Girasole” is routinely appropriated as one of the major forerunners to postmodern architecture in scholarship and exhibitions. This amalgam of historical references and ideas is particularly noticeable in Moretti’s material pallete. Odd juxtapositions of marble, rocks, glass, metal, ceramic, and wood occur throughout the building without any apparent ordering system, creating a distinctly chaotic appearance.  In the lobby, a mosaic seems to hang suspended from the ceiling, defying conventional material use and structural logic in the same way that heavy rustications on the exterior of the building rest unintuitively atop lighter-looking materials. While there may be a degree of randomness in Moretti’s material choices, they are carefully orchestrated to be both provocative and generally pleasing.Save this picture!Material detail. Image © flickr user zioscuroSave this picture!Lobby. Image © flickr user giuliomennaPerhaps the best way to understand “Il Girasole” is to embrace its inability to be characterized by any singularity of meaning or identity. An article published in 2011 in the architectural journal OASE encapsulated this aspect of Moretti’s work poignantly, saying: “Neither one factor nor the other assumes such importance as to translate his legacy into a one-liner.”  The complexity inherent to this project is the essence of its intrigue, and it stands as a tribute to the architect’s sublime mastery of nuance and ambiguity. Sources Quoting Professor Guiseppe Strappa. Macchi, David. “Sunflower House.” Romapedia, 22 Oct. 2013. Retrieved 14 July, 2014 from http://romapedia.blogspot.com/2013/10/sunflower-house.html. Eisenmann, Peter. Ten Canonical Buildings 1950-2000. New York: Rizzoli, 2008. Banham, Reyner. “Casa del Girasole: Rationalism and Eclecticism in Italian Architecture.” The Architectural Review 113 (February 1953): 73-77. Iovine, Julie V. “History, Repeating Itself.” The Wall Street Journal Online, 21 Dec. 2011. Retrieved 14 July 2014 from http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052970203430404577094450508750044. Venturi, Robert. Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture. Museum of Modern Art: New York, 1966. Moore, Rowan. “Luigi Moretti: From Rationalism to Informalism, Rome, Italy.” The Architectural Review, 27 July 2010. Retrieved 14 July 2014 from http://www.architectural-review.com/reviews/luigi-moretti-from-rationalism-to-informalism-rome-italy/8603499.article. Eisenmann, Peter. Ten Canonical Buildings 1950-2000. New York: Rizzoli, 2008. 33. Leach, Andrew. “On Moretti: Last of the Moderns.” OASE Journal #86 (2011): 56-65.Apartments•Rome, Italy ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/535511/ad-classics-casa-il-girasole-luigi-moretti Clipboard CopyAbout this officeLuigi MorettiOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsArchitecture ClassicsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsRomeHousingResidentialItalyPublished on August 07, 2014Cite: David Langdon. “AD Classics: Casa “Il Girasole” / Luigi Moretti” 07 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
CopyHouses•Laranjeiras, Brazil ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/588735/rt-residence-jacobsen-arquitetura Clipboard ArchDaily “COPY” RT Residence / Jacobsen Arquitetura Photographs: Pedro Kok Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Pedro Kok+ 23 Share RT Residence / Jacobsen ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveRT Residence / Jacobsen Arquitetura Year: “COPY” Architects: Jacobsen Arquitetura Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/588735/rt-residence-jacobsen-arquitetura Clipboard Projects Photographs Brazil CopyAbout this officeJacobsen ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodLaranjeirasBrazilPublished on January 20, 2015Cite: “RT Residence / Jacobsen Arquitetura” [Residência RT / Jacobsen Arquitetura] 20 Jan 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
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October 6, 2015 7,608 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Fifth Third Bancorp has agreed to pay nearly $85 million to resolve civil fraud claims regarding approximately 1,400 loans originated by the bank that were insured by the FHA, according to an announcement from U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara and Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program Christy Goldsmith Romero.According to the announcement, Fifth Third made a voluntary disclosure of approximately 1,400 loans from 2003 to 2013 that the bank had certified as eligible for FHA insurance that were later found to contain material defects that would have made those loans ineligible for FHA insurance. The defects in the loans were never self-reported to HUD, which later resulted in millions of dollars in losses to the Department.Fifth Third, which received a $3.4 billion bailout from TARP in 2008, admitted that it violated HUD requirements by failing to report to HUD loans the bank knew were defective. Fifth Third agreed to pay $85 million to cover HUD’s losses on approximately 500 of the loans that defaulted on which HUD paid insurance claims and indemnify HUD on any losses the Department may incur for the remaining approximately 900 loans that have not defaulted yet, according to the announcement.”The bank’s false representations cost HUD millions of dollars to pay insurance claims on 519 of the materially defective loans that later defaulted.”Also as part of the settlement, the Fifth Third employees responsible for Fifth Third’s failure to self-report the defective loans have been terminated and the bank has reformed its business practices.”Before and during the time Fifth Third was bailed out in TARP, its Quality Control employees made false representations to HUD that residential mortgages the bank originated were of the quality required to be insured by HUD,” Romero said. “The bank’s false representations cost HUD millions of dollars to pay insurance claims on 519 of the materially defective loans that later defaulted. Fifth Third’s actions to fire those employees, voluntarily disclose its violations of the False Claims Act and FIRREA to law enforcement, and make corporate changes should stand as an example for others who violated the law.”Fifth Third said that it was “pleased to have concluded this agreement with the government, covering loans dating to the financial crisis. We are excited about the future of our mortgage business.”The issue of the defective loans arose in part from a whistleblower complaint filed by the False Claims Act, although Fifth Third made a voluntary disclosure to the government regarding the defective loans in 2012 without knowledge of the whistleblower complaint, according to the announcement.For more on the settlement, click here. 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 Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: FHA Fifth Third Bancorp Fraud HUD Residential Mortgage Loans Settlements Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Fifth Third to Pay $85 Million to Settle Claims of Fraud on FHA-Insured Loans Home / Daily Dose / Fifth Third to Pay $85 Million to Settle Claims of Fraud on FHA-Insured Loans Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Previous: Bipartisan Discussion Highlights GSE Reform, Risk Transfer, Need for More Private Capital Next: DS News Webcast: Wednesday 10/7/2015 in Daily Dose, Featured, News FHA Fifth Third Bancorp Fraud HUD Residential Mortgage Loans Settlements 2015-10-06 Brian Honea Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe
Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Announce Q4 Results Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase have each released their Q4 2019 quarterly results, detailing how the bank’s performed toward the end of the year, and how Wells Fargo’s new CEO has made changes to the company.Wells Fargo posted a revenue of $19.9 billion, down from $21.0 billion in Q4 2018. In a release, Wells Fargo CEO and President Charlie Scharf noted how Wells Fargo is making new steps, saying, “Wells Fargo is a wonderful and important franchise that has made some serious mistakes, and my mandate is to make the fundamental changes necessary to regain the full trust and respect of all stakeholders.”Scharf joined Wells Fargo in September, after former CEO Tim Sloan stepped down in June.“During my first three months at Wells Fargo my primary focus has been on advancing our required regulatory work with a different sense of urgency and resolve, while beginning to develop a path to improve our financial results,” Scharf added. “This work is necessary to build the appropriate foundation for us to move forward. Wells Fargo plays an important role for our country, and we know that ultimately our actions and results will dictate when that trust is fully regained. And while the work is substantial, I am confident that with the appropriate prioritization of resources, processes, and management attention, we can accomplish what is expected of us.”Meanwhile at JPMorgan Chase, the bank reported revenue of $28.3 billion.“JPMorgan Chase produced strong results in the fourth quarter of 2019, capping off a solid year for the Firm where we achieved many records, including record revenue and net income,” said JPMorgan Chase Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon. “While we face a continued high level of complex geopolitical issues, global growth stabilized, albeit at a lower level, and resolution of some trade issues helped support client and market activity towards the end of the year. The U.S. consumer continues to be in a strong position and we see the benefits of this across our consumer businesses.”JPMorgan’s home lending revenue was $1.250 billion down from $1.465 billion in Q3 2019 and $1.322 billion in Q4 2018. JPMorgan Wells Fargo 2020-01-14 Seth Welborn About Author: Seth Welborn Share Save Home / Daily Dose / Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Announce Q4 Results Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Are Recession Fears Overshadowing Actual Market Trends? Next: When the Gavel Falls After Foreclosure Sales Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago January 14, 2020 1,023 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News Tagged with: JPMorgan Wells Fargo Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe
Facebook Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey By News Highland – October 15, 2010 WhatsApp Pinterest Letterkenny Council seeks to capitalise on Derry designation LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Letterkenny Town Council is to look at how best the town can capitalise on Derry’s designation as UK City of Culture 2013.Motions were moved on the issue in the council chamber this week by a number of members. Cllr Gerry Mc Monagle said the Town Council should seek meetings with Derry City Council to discuss cooperation.He was told the County Development Board was alreaqdy engaged in such discussions, and is representing Donegal.However, Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh, who also had a motion on the issue this week, says the Town Council should be directly involved in talks and preparations, a stance supported by the council………..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/jimyk830.mp3[/podcast] Twitter Twitter Previous articleWork to start on new halting site in InishowenNext articleProgress on securing land to improve dangerous road in Buncrana News Highland Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published WhatsApp Newsx Adverts RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Google+ Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Facebook Pinterest
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Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ The administrative guidelines for the Mica Redress Scheme have been formally circulated to Donegal County Councillors yesterday. It has been described as a weighty document but the Council intend to break it down to a user friendly version in the coming days and it’s expected that it will open for online applications as soon as possible.Cathaoirleach of the Inishowen MD Cllr Martin McDermott says it will take a number of weeks for the Council to simplify the document but it’s imperative for homeowners use that time to carry out preparatory work prior to applying:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/martinmickljlkjkljlanew1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Previous articleThird man arrested in shooting probeNext articleReturn of the ‘Big Mac’ to Letterkenny as McDonalds reopens News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp By News Highland – June 4, 2020 Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Homepage BannerNews Cllrs get guidelines for Mica Redress Scheme WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme