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Protect and Grow your Wealth with Ted Bauman

     We all want to live a life free from government oversight and corporate greed. While that is difficult, there is a man who has spent most of his career life helping people to live a sovereign life. Ted Bauman was born in Washington D.C. He was raised in Maryland, and as a young man, he immigrated to South Africa. Ted pursued post-graduate degrees in History and Economics at the University of Cape Town. He would later work in South Africa for 25 years where he held a variety of executive roles. He focused on the non-profit sector especially the low-cost housing projects. Later, Bauman became a co-founder of Slum Dweller International, a non-profit organization that has uplifted the lives of over 14 million people in 35 countries.

In the 2000s, Bauman switched to consultative work, research and writing. Most of the clients included the United Nations, the World Bank, European agencies and as well as the South African government. In early 2008, he returned to the States and worked for Humanity International as a director of international housing programs. Five years later, Ted Bauman joined Banyan Hill Publishing. Today, he serves as the editor of The Bauman Letter, Alpha Stock Alert, and Plan B Club. Most of his writings focus on asset protection, international migration issues, investment strategies considered to be low-risk options, and privacy.

Ted’s career involved a lot of traveling. He has traveled globally with most of his travels being in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and Latin America. Lessons learned from his travels taught him to spread his investments. According to Bauman, making or storing one’s wealth in one country or investment is risky. If there are losses, you may lose all the finances. It is, therefore, safer to do business, live and store wealth in different countries. Ted recommends that a person should have a wide array of personal solutions and economic opportunities.

Today, Bauman educates people on safer ways of protecting and growing wealth. Through the Alpha Stock Alert, an individual gets the best advice and tips for protecting and increasing wealth. It has recorded a 585 percent index. Alpha Stock Alert is an essential system for retired people while it is a complement to aggressive traders. Ted writes a free weekly newsletter called the Sovereign Investor Daily. Additionally, he has published several internationally recognized journals including the Journal of Micro Finance and Urbanization. Bauman co-authored Where to Stash Your Cash with Robert Bauman, his father. He lives in Atlanta, GA.

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OSI Group:From Local Meat Market To International Food Producer

The OSI Group is a world leader in the production and distribution of food products to businesses worldwide. From its headquarters in Aurora, Illinois, the OSI Group manages its more than 20,000 workers in over 70 production facilities located in almost 20 countries. Founded in the suburbs of Chicago in 1909 as a neighborhood meat market, the company has grown to become the 68th largest business in the United States. Originally, the company was run by the founder Otto Kolschowsky and his sons. However, Sheldon Lavin purchased the company in the 1980s and serves as its CEO.

Ever since its founding more than 100 years ago, the OSI Group has been known for providing the very best food products for supermarkets and restaurants. Under the leadership of Sheldon Lavin the company’s reputation for quality endures. The company is also known for treating it staff like members of an extended family and providing them with many perks. Lavin says that the family atmosphere at the OSI Group and the great treatment staff members receive are two of the things of which he is most proud. Lavin and the OSI Group have also received numerous awards for being great corporate citizens and the environmental sustainability of their operations.

The OSI Group has grown consistently over the years. It went from serving local families to providing choice cuts of meat to restaurants and supermarket to delivering beef patties for the McDonald’s franchise. Under the control of Sheldon Lavin , the company is now in countries all over the world. Not only does the OSI Group provide meat, dough and vegetable products to businesses in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and North, South and Central America, the company also has processing facilities on almost every continent. Their use of local teams helps to make the OSI Group better prepared to meet the culturally based needs of their diverse customer base.

As part of their expansion into the European market, the OSI Group recently purchased both Baho Foods and Flagship Europe. These companies provide a wide range of foods and condiments to more than 20 countries throughout Europe. This enables the OSI Group to increase it footprint in Europe. Its facilities there recently won the British Safety Council’s 2016 Globe of Honor. The OSI Group also expanded its production capabilities in the United States by purchasing a former Tyson Food plant located on Chicago’s South side.

OSI Group Info: www.mapquest.com/us/iowa/osi-industries-llc-6772346

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American Institute of Architects On Using Architecture To Boost Public Health

     Throughout history, architecture has been used for more than the mere design of shelter and other structures. It has become a form of art in itself, allowing creators to express themselves or their communities through the unique design of their structures. Looking back, we can even identify the time period in which any building was erected, based on its design and the materials used. Now, Robert Ivy,the AIA chief executive officer, explains how architecture is also used to promote and improve public health.

Robert Ivy On The Health Benefits Of Architecture

Speaking about the benefit to public health in the design of buildings and landscapes, Ivy points out that the United States has always used architecture to help its people. Melding art with functionality can be seen as early as the draining of the swamps of Washington, D.C., says Robert. He adds that something similar was done in creating the Olmsted design for New York City’s Central Park.

Central Park is an especially poignant example, points out the American Institute of Architecture CEO. In designing the park, New York City officials wanted to eliminate the substandard housing that populated the area and improve that more impoverished part of the city. Ivy says the goal was really not to create a recreational area, but to create better, healthier conditions in the area.

Robert Ivy Says Architecture Can Be Used To Treat Common Illnesses

Designing structures and landscapes isn’t just about improving poor neighborhoods, either. Mr. Ivy says architecture can be (and has been) used to force people to live healthier lifestyles. By designing sites to maximize walking, architects help reduce risks of diabetes and heart disease within a community.

Additionally, details such as proper ventilation and a clean water supply force architects to consider the basic human necessities in every design. Along with environmental concerns, the AIA chief executive officer says every design must adhere to safety and health requirements.

“…it’s important to keep in mind that basic design principles already force architects consider health every day: we take into consideration how buildings have access to sunlight, fresh air, clean water.”

Architecture provides for a long-lasting representation of our society and the era in which each structure or landscape is designed. More importantly, however, it helps us to help one another live lives that are both happier and healthier. The next time you visit your local courthouse or library, pass on the elevator. Take the stairs and take the time to appreciate the building’s design and its devotion to enhancing the human experience.