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Aging Expert, Lisa Cini Talks Tech From CES 2020 to Help Improve Quality of Life for Seniors

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According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, more than 10,000 people turn 65 every day in the United States, and people are living longer, healthier lives. This years Consumer Electronic Show (CES) featured 11 new technologies to help aging adults maintain mood, hearing, social connection, exercise, safety, medication management and health tracking.

Every year I travel the globe to discover the latest and greatest in assistive technologies, says Lisa Cini, President /CEO, Mosaic Design Studio and BestLivingTech.com. The things that we take for granted in our youth can become difficult as we age, like balancing while we walk, catching our breath, hearing the TV or our loved ones when they are speaking. My mission is to use technology to move from fear to freedom as we age.

Lisas 2020 CES Tech Picks Include:

  1. Hapbee is a wearable device and smartphone app that can make you feel happy, calm, sleepy, alert, focused, etc. with the click of a button.
  2. Livio AI is a hearing aid that not only helps to hear better, but has fall detection, can track body and brain health and translates 27 languages.
  3. Zibrio has created a SmartScale previously utilized by astronauts returning from space, that measures movements that indicate high risk of falling.
  4. MouthLab by Aidar Health is a hand-held home monitoring device that measures more than 10 medical parameters such as temperature, respiratory rate, blood pressure, breathing patterns, heart rate, lung function, and more in 30 seconds.
  5. Essence Group Fall Detector Radar is a detection system for seniors that uses technology to track a person’s position in the home, provide immediate detection of a fall, and effectively alert healthcare providers.
  6. CarePredict is a wearable device that assesses seniors day to day movements such as sleep, movement around the house, eating, and more.
  7. Kytera Companion is a smart remote that provides insights into wellness such as fall detection and physical and mental changes by monitoring behavioral symptoms.
  8. MedWand is a handheld device that allows users to conduct remote office visits and, using real-time collection of vital sign readings, can accurately monitor medical conditions regardless of location.
  9. Embr Wave is a personal thermostat bracelet that works by making a user feel colder or warmer by 5ºF.
  10. VoiceItt is a speech recognition technology that translates unintelligible speech in real-time, providing a voice and communication to people with severe speech impairments.
  11. H2-BP is the worlds smallest and lightest wearable blood pressure monitor.

The technologies that were presented at CES 2020 have blown me away in terms of usability and accessibility, adds Cini. And, I am encouraged to see so many new devices to ensure a more well-rounded, safe and happy quality of life for aging adults.

Lisa Cini ASID, IIDA, is an award-winning, internationally recognized designer with decades of experience developing interiors that improve quality of life for seniors. She is the author of The Future is Here: Senior Living Reimagined, Hive: The Simple Guide to Multigenerational Living, and BOOM: The Baby Boomers Guide to Leveraging Technology, so that you can Preserve Your Independent Lifestyle & Thrive and founder of BestLivingTech.com, which offers tech products that help seniors embrace aging and live independently.

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The AZEK® Company Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Class A Common Stock

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The AZEK Company Inc. (NYSE: AZEK) (“AZEK”) announced today the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 20,000,000 shares of its Class A common stock to be offered by certain of its selling stockholders, at a price to the public of $40.00 per share. The selling stockholders have granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 3,000,000 shares of Class A common stock at the public offering price, less underwriting discounts and commissions. AZEK will not receive any proceeds from the sale of the shares of Class A common stock. The offering is expected to close on January 26, 2021, subject to customary closing conditions.

Barclays, BofA Securities, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and Jefferies are acting as joint lead book-running managers for the offering. Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank Securities and RBC Capital Markets are acting as joint book-running managers, and B. Riley Securities, Baird, Stephens Inc., Stifel, Truist Securities and William Blair are acting as co-managers for the offering.

A registration statement relating to the offering was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 21, 2021. The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the final prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained, when available, from:

  • Barclays, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717, by telephone at (888) 603-5847 or by email at [email protected];
  • BofA Securities, NC1-004-03-43; 200 North College Street, 3rd Floor, Charlotte, North Carolina 28255-0001, Attention: Prospectus Department or by email at [email protected];
  • Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, by telephone at (866) 471-2526, by facsimile at (212) 902-9316 or by email at [email protected]; or
  • Jefferies, Attention: Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department, 520 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10022, by telephone at (877) 821-7388 or by email at [email protected].

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

About The AZEK Company

The AZEK Company Inc. is an industry-leading manufacturer of beautiful, low-maintenance residential and commercial building products, committed to innovation, sustainability and research & development. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the company operates manufacturing facilities in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Minnesota.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release includes forward looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. These forward-looking statements, including with respect to the public offering, represent AZEKs expectations or beliefs concerning future events, and it is possible that the results or events described in this press release will not be achieved. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions. AZEK does not undertake any obligation, to update or revise any forward-looking statement made in this press release to reflect changes since the date of this press release, except as required by law.

Source: The AZEK Company Inc.

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Calamos Investments Announces Calamos Convertible and High Income Fund (NASDAQ: CHY) to Raise Monthly Distribution Payable in February 2021

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NAPERVILLE, Ill., Jan. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Calamos Investments®* announced today the raising of the monthly distribution rate of Calamos Convertible and High Income Fund (Nasdaq: CHY) from 8.50 cents per share to 10.00 cents per share payable on February 19, 2021. Representing an approximate 18% increase from the prior distribution, the new distribution rate reflects on an annualized basis a current distribution rate of 8.05% based upon the Fund's market price of $14.90 per share on January 20, 2021.

CHY Dividend Details

Monthly Dividend Declaration

Distribution

Payable
date

Record
date

Ex-dividend
date

January 21, 2021

$0.1000

02/19/21

02/12/21

02/11/21

Actively managed, CHY seeks total return through a combination of capital appreciation and current income by investing in a diversified portfolio of equities, convertible securities and high yield corporate bonds. Key factors relating to the fund's success and its ability to raise its dividend at this time include:

  • Active management fostered the Fund's ability to offer our shareholders exceptional returns in the convertible and fixed income markets in 2020
  • Strong absolute and relative return profile enhanced by our risk managed approach
  • Very attractive leverage costs continue to be accretive to our shareholders via a positive reinvestment rate of return
  • Active portfolio positioning seeking to optimize attractive investment opportunities in convertible bond and equity markets in 2021

The Fund is one of five Calamos closed-end funds that announced a dividend increase payable in February 2021. Reflecting on the strength of the Funds' distributions, John P. Calamos, Sr., Founder, Chairman and Global Chief Investment Officer, stated, “We are pleased these funds are well positioned to raise their monthly dividends following our effective active management, resulting in strong portfolio performance in 2020, as well as our market positioning to optimize opportunities we see for our shareholders in 2021.  As demonstrated by the attractive dividends across our closed-end fund lineup totaling nearly $9 billion in assets under management as of 12/31/20, we remain committed to our closed-end fund shareholders to provide both attractive and sustainable distributions so that they may better participate in the portfolio's returns.”

Additional information regarding the estimated amount of the sources of the Fund's monthly distribution for purposes of Section 19 of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (“1940 Act”), and the related rules adopted thereunder, will be provided in a separate release closer to the Fund's payable date.

You should not draw any conclusions about the Fund's investment performance from the amount of this distribution or from the terms of the Fund's plan. If the Fund estimates that it has distributed more than its income and capital gains, a portion of your distribution may be a return of capital. A return of capital may occur, for example, when some or all of the money that you invested in the Fund is paid back to you. A return of capital distribution does not necessarily reflect the Fund's investment performance and should not be confused with 'yield' or 'income'. The amounts and sources of distributions reported are only estimates and are not being provided for tax reporting purposes. The actual amounts and sources of the amounts for accounting and tax purposes will depend upon the Fund's investment experience during the remainder of its fiscal year and may be subject to changes based on tax regulations. The Fund will send you a Form 1099 DIV for the calendar year that will tell you how to report these distributions for federal income tax purposes.

An innovator in dynamically allocated closed end funds since 2002, Calamos Investments currently manages nearly $9 billion as of 12/31/20 in seven closed end funds. Additional information about the funds can be found on www.calamos.com.

Important Notes about Performance and Risk
Past performance is no guarantee of future results. As with other investments, market price will fluctuate with the market and upon sale, your shares may have a market price that is above or below net asset value and may be worth more or less than your original investment. Returns at NAV reflect the deduction of the Fund's management fee, debt leverage costs and other expenses. You can purchase or sell common shares daily. Like any other stock, market price will fluctuate with the market. Upon sale, your shares may have a market price that is above or below net asset value and may be worth more or less than your original investment. Shares of closed-end funds frequently trade at a discount which is a market price that is below their net asset value.

About Calamos
Calamos Investments is a diversified global investment firm offering innovative investment strategies including alternatives, multi-asset, convertible, fixed income, and equity. The firm offers strategies through separately managed portfolios, mutual funds, closed-end funds, private funds, and UCITS funds. Clients include major corporations, pension funds, endowments, foundations and individuals, as well as the financial advisors and consultants who serve them. Headquartered in the Chicago metropolitan area, the firm also has offices in New York, San Francisco, Milwaukee and the Miami area. For more information, please visit www.calamos.com.

*Calamos Investments LLC, referred to herein as Calamos Investments®, is a financial services company offering such services through its subsidiaries: Calamos Advisors LLC, Calamos Wealth Management LLC, Calamos Investments LLP and Calamos Financial Services LLC.

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New Research Reveals Bank and Credit Union Plans for Replacing Core Systems in 2021

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Cornerstone Advisors announced today that Steve Wildman, formerly of Next Step and Open Solutions, has joined the firm to head up its Core Transformation practice.

Cornerstone's soon-to-be published What's Going On In Banking 2021 study reveals that one in 10 banks and one in eight credit unions plan to replace their core systems this year. “The timing couldn't be better for Steve to join our team in this highly relevant capacity,” said Brad Smith, a Cornerstone partner who leads the company's Transformation Services division. “Cornerstone Advisors has conducted hundreds of core selections and negotiated thousands of vendor contracts, and Steve's deep understanding of the vendor market along with his experience guiding clients through their core vendor strategies will add incomparable value to the firm.”

Wildman comes to Cornerstone from consulting firm Next Step, where he served as managing director of the core consulting practice. He also led the professional services group of Open Solutions (now Fiserv DNA) and was a financial services consulting manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

“The evolution of existing solutions, new market entrants and changes in customer expectations are creating dramatic shifts in client requirements for strategic technology platforms,” Wildman stated. “I'm excited to bring my years of experience working with numerous banks and credit unions to a firm with Cornerstone's reputation and breadth of specialty to drive successful core transformation initiatives for our clients.”

Cornerstone Advisors, a management consulting firm, brings innovative insights and execution to help banks and credit unions reach the next level of performance. For more information, visit crnrstone.com.

Media Contact:

Cate Pitts, Editorial Director
Cornerstone Advisors
480.425.5203 | [email protected]

 

 

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