International Email Marketing Conference Inbox Expo Confirms COVID-19 will Not Result in Conference Cancellation

Inbox Expo 2020

Inbox Expo : Email Conference

View of the Science Gallery London from the escalators at London Bridge station

Science Gallery London

Hundreds of Delegates Expected to Converge (online) for Keynotes and Panel Discussions Taking Place at The Science Gallery London 18th and 19th of March

UK is mobilizing a strong & quite deliberate push for innovation-driven business development-domestically & globally. Nowhere is this more evident than London a great place for the expo to take place.”

— Dennis Dayman, Chief Privacy Officer, Osano

LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM, February 29, 2020 / — The promoter of Inbox Expo, an international email marketing and technology conference, confirmed on Twitter today that they plan to go ahead with their inaugural conference that kicks off in London on March 18. The digital summit, a celebration of diversity and accessibility in email is put together by emailexpert UK Ltd, a company formed last year with the support of founding partner sponsorship from Pepipost and SparkPost.

Despite cancellations of some of the biggest tech events on the calendar including; Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Facebook F8 in San Jose, California, EmTech, Asia in Singapore and others due to concerns over COVID-19, emailexpert say they have no plans to follow suit.

Whilst two of the three Inbox Expo conference days are to be broadcast from London, the event has always been billed as 'digital first'. The full digital conference features three days of keynote addresses, workshops, roundtable discussions and sessions on topics of interest to B2C and B2B email marketers. Only the first two days broadcast from London.
The conference facilities at the London Science Gallery have a maximum capacity of 125, Inbox Expo plan for several times that number of delegates. This is made possible through technology partners and fellow 2019 London startup, Hopin, who last week announced they raised £5 million in seed investment,

An all-in-one online live events platform that goes beyond simply offering digital delegates the ability to watch streamed sessions online. Several live video interaction 'modes' exist, with a combination of one-to-many, one-on-one and group conferencing options and streaming modes Inbox Expo is able to offer an immersive experience including enabling virtual networking and breakouts with other delegates as well as online exhibitor booths.

Hopin Founder Johnny Boufarhat recently said, “We want to make sure everyone can experience the same great benefits of events — the connection you made bumping into someone in a breakout session, the potential customer you met at your booth or the awesome tip you got from a panel speaker – without having to physically attend."

The extensive speaker line-up includes representatives from industry organisation and companies making use of email at an enterprise scale including The AA, RAC, Women of Email, SEMRush, Zettasphere, Fidor Bank, Holistic Email Marketing, eFocus Marketing, Framer, Mightier, Osano, 250ok, Validity.

The even title sponsor is Mapp Digital, premier sponsor Pure 360 and additional sponsors including: ZOHO, Ongage, SparkPost, Pepipost, SendLane, Sensorpro, Taxi for Email, EmailOversight, Let'sTalk Strategy, MailMonitor, Striata, maillenium and email industries.

Tickets have been made available for the online streams at an extremely accessible price point however they will increase in price as the event draws closer.

About emailexpert
Emailexpert UK Ltd promotes smarter use of email and enables access to the tools, information and resources necessary for businesses to make better decisions in the email marketing channel. The UK-based company was incorporated in late 2019 with the support of Founder Partner Sponsors Pepipost and SparkPost.

About Pepipost
Pepipost, a product of Netcore Solutions, is Asia's largest and most reliable email delivery service.
Over 50,000 global businesses consider Pepipost as their email delivery service partner of choice, enabling them to engage with millions of customers at scale.
Successfully delivering over 10 billion emails in the inbox every month, Pepipost is now the most recommended email delivery service on G2. Leading brands such as Oyo, Ola, Nexxt, MakeMyTrip, ICICIBank, Spicejet, and Jobstreet use Pepipost to elevate their inbox delivery.

About SparkPost
SparkPost is the world’s #1 email sender, trusted by customers like Zillow, The New York Times,, Ebates and Zynga to dramatically increase email performance. SparkPost sends more than 37% of the world’s business to consumer email, more than 5 trillion messages a year. SparkPost’s unmatched data footprint and email analytics help leading enterprises break through the email noise to drive top-line results.

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What Lies Beneath: the Mystery of Coronavirus and Shincheonji-phobia

Over 500 church members of Shincheonji (SCJ) tested positive for the virus and have become the target of scapegoating and blame.

NEW YORK, NY, USA, February 29, 2020 / — The rapid proliferation of the coronavirus (COVID-19) resulted in 13 deaths and 2,022 confirmed cases as of February 28 2020 in South Korea. While the cause and solution of the infection have not been identified, over 500 church members of Shincheonji (SCJ) tested positive for the virus and have become the target of scapegoating and blame.

On February 19, South Korean President Moon Jae-In stated that a full survey and diagnosis of Shincheonji members were necessary. On Feb 25, SCJ submitted a list of 210,000 members to health authorities with the condition the personal information of their members remain protected. On 26th, health authorities began telephone surveys and tests on those who showed symptoms.

Chosun Ilbo, a major newspaper in South Korea, reported that 5 people with pneumonia were found positive with the virus according to the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters before any Shincheonji member was involved. The medical community noted that the COVID-19 cases had already proliferated before the mass infection of members of the church. This raises doubts on reports echoed by some Western media that patient 31, a female Shincheonji member, had been the main agent spreading the infection throughout the country.

The mass infections focused attention on the Shincheonji Church. Unfortunately, several media reports relied on low-level internet sources and interviews with Christians who regard Shincheonji as a serious competitor and have labeled it a cult.

“Shincheonji members generally do not recognize themselves in reports they read in the media. For instance, they do not regard their founder, Chairman Lee Man Hee, as the second coming of Jesus or as God. Publishing these claims without fact-checking shows media do not do their homework and only relied on bias sources,” said Mr. Kim Shin Chang, General Director of Department of International Relations of Shincheonji Headquarters.
Shincheonji Church is controversial in Korean society. This is mostly due to its rapid growth in the past decade which has occured the at the expense of the politically influential conservative and fundamentalist Christian churches in Korea. Shincheonji’s members exceeded 200,000 in 2018, and this spectacular growth contrasts with the gradual decrease of members in conservative and fundamentalist Christian groups in South Korea, which have been plagued by corruption scandals.

Another example of societal pressure against SCJ was covered by Munwha Broadcasting Corporation (MBC), a leading South Korean television. They reported on February 26th that a female Shincheonji member fell from a window of her house and died as a result of her husband’s violence. The husband tried to coerce her to leave Shincheonji. Before her death, the police received reports of domestic violence.

As confirmed in several reports by Belgian NGO Human Rights Without Frontiers (HRWF), Shincheonji members have been the main target of kidnapping and confinement promoted by pastors with the aim of compelling them to renounce their faith, called forced conversion or deprogramming, resulting in over 1,000 human rights violation cases.

When one of its members died during a coercive conversion attempt, Shincheonji reacted with protest of more than 120,000 Korean citizens in January 2018 to demand justice. The annual 2019 International Religious Freedom Report by the U.S. Department of State mentioned the incident. However, the Korean government did nothing.

“We are asked why we hide our identity or affiliation to Shincheonji. What is happening now with the virus outbreak clearly answers the question. When the fact that we belong to Shincheonji becomes known, we are forced to quit our jobs. We cannot send our kids to school. Vulnerable members are exposed to domestic violence. We fear the coronavirus, and we also fear the virus named hatred and insult.” states a member of Shincheonji.

Jane Jun
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Professor Balakiryan: An open letter to Jeff Bezos.

According to experts, only the hydrogen revolution can save our common home and make living conditions on Earth more pleasant and comfortable

PHOENIX, ARIZONA, USA, February 28, 2020 / — Dear Mr. Bezos!

The creation of the Bezos Earth Fund and the allotment of 10 billions to fight climate change is admirable and confirms your concern for the fate of our beautiful planet.

You accompanied your decision with the wonderful words: "The earth is what unites us all – let's protect it together" Jeff Bezos

According to experts, only the hydrogen revolution can save our common home and make living conditions on Earth more pleasant and comfortable. After all, hydrogen is a better fuel than all petroleum refined products and all natural gases.
Hydrogen energy will completely change the ecology of our Planet: smog will disappear in megacities, millions of tons of carbon dioxide and heavy metals will not be released into the Earth's atmosphere, all modes of transport (car, water, aviation and space will be equipped with hydrogen reactors)

These are absolutely safe devices that are directly on board a ship or space rocket will produce the necessary hydrogen volumes. We have already created working prototypes of such engines.
I have been researching the phenomenon of resonance in electrolyte solutions since 1967.
And today we can get from 1 liter (1 kilogram) of ordinary sea water
not 112 grams, but 970 !!! gram of pure hydrogen at minimal energy consumption less than 0.5 kW/hour) and room temperature. You can imagine that under laboratory conditions it was possible to split the oxygen atom into nucleons and to obtain 18 !!! hydrogen atoms from 1 water molecule!

In order to restore the planet's ecology and enter the World energy market with an annual turnover of 9 trillion dollars, we need to create a "Hydrogen Research Center" under the Bezos Earth Fund.

I invite you to come to Phoenix Arizona at any time convenient for you, where I will give you and your colleagues a presentation and present patents and testing protocols for the devices I created.

These tests have been conducted at different times by independent companies with the highest trust rating in the United States and the world. (Air Kinetics, Inc. TRC Advanced Technologies Inc, Horizon Air Measurement Services)
A legendary hydrogen technology American scientist at Stanford University, rated my results as:
"This could be the biggest discovery in the history of mankind". Michael McKubre

Konstantin Balakiryan
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Lounge Lizard Announces their Spring 2020 Web Design Scholarship Winner

Winning Web Design Submission for the Lounge Lizard Web Design Contest

Winning Web Design Submission

Lounge Lizard, a website development company and digital marketing agency, announces the winner of their bi-annual Web Design Scholarship.

NEW YORK CITY, NY, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, February 28, 2020 / — Lounge Lizard Announces their Spring 2020 Web Design Scholarship Winner

Lounge Lizard has officially announced the winner of their fourth semi-annual Web Design Scholarship. Out of 72 phenomenal web design submissions, Yun Ha Seo, a student at the University of Minnesota in Twin Cities, was awarded the Lounge Lizard Spring 2020 Web Design Scholarship. Along with the $1,000 Scholarship, Yun Ha will be receiving design critique and feedback from Ken Braun, the Founder, and CCO of Lounge Lizard.

Each applicant had to provide a web design submission, which can be from the past or present and submitted either as a design or live URL. Out of numerous designs, many showcasing profession-level skills, Yun Ha Seo’s entry impressed all of the judges and received the highest overall score. Yun Ha's website recounts the events surrounding the terrible 2014 Sewol ferry tragedy that took the lives of 304 people of the 476 total passengers. In addition to the timeline documenting the sequence of events, Yun Ha has also included a memorial page where user's can express their condolences to the victims and their families and read the notes left by others. Yun Ha’s winning submission can be viewed by following this link.

With an already impressive level of design skill, Yun Ha will benefit from Braun’s decades of experience in the design world. Ken is an inducted member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences and the Forbes Agency Council in addition to a judge for the WEBBY Awards and CSS Design Awards.

Applications are now open for the Fall Semester scholarship which can be found here. One, $1,000 merit-based scholarship will be awarded based on the student’s submitted web design for each semester. Applications are due by October 4, 2020, for the Fall Semester.The web design submission can be from the past or present and submitted either as a design or live URL. The design scholarship is only open to students attending school in the United States and either be a student at an accredited school or be accepted to begin school at an accredited school within 6 months of application.

About Lounge Lizard Worldwide, Inc.

Lounge Lizard Worldwide, Inc. provides customized digital marketing solutions that combine creativity and technology. The company’s services include marketing strategy, brand identity design, UI/UX design, website development, web app development, mobile app development, social media, and search engine optimization.

Sarah Rose
Lounge Lizard
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The Signature Real Estate Companies Welcomes the New Decade with Inaugural SGB Volunteer Day

Signature Gives Back Presents its First Volunteer Day

Be the Change You Wish to See in the World”

— Mahatma Ghandi

BOCA RATON, FLORIDA, USA, February 28, 2020 / — (Boca Raton, Florida) — With a single-day, planned closure of its 18 offices, The Signature Real Estate Companies’s discrete 501(c)(3) philanthropic arm, Signature Gives Back (SGB), is amassing volunteer teams for Friday, March 27, 2020 to help the needs of community organizations for its first-ever Signature Gives Back Volunteer Day. SGB and Signature expect 10,000 hours of community service from its Team Members, which would make it one of the most cohesive volunteer events in South Florida’s history. One Blood will be on-site to take blood donations throughout the day.

The companywide event commences at 9 a.m. at Signature’s Corporate Headquarters
(901-C Clint Moore Road, Boca Raton, FL 33487), with a formal award of its Proclamation from The Board of County Commissioners of Palm Beach County, Florida, originally sponsored and to be presented by Vice Mayor Robert S. Weinroth.

Following the presentation, Signature’s Team Members will head to their volunteer destination for the day to complete a variety of tasks improving the communities served by the corresponding organizations: Habitat for Humanity, Showering Love, Community Greening, The Soup Kitchen, Beach Cleanup (for Jupiter, Delray Beach, Boca Raton and Ft. Lauderdale), Grand Villa Memory Care Village, Quantum House, Tri-County Animal Rescue, Florence Fuller Child Development Centers, and Forgotten Soldiers Outreach. Additionally, Signature Team Members will prepare and distribute sandwiches to housing insecure people who gather at John Prince Park, Lake Worth, FL.

Voted as “Humanitarian of the Year” for Signature, Vice President of SGB, Ms. Wendy Pressner, and Executive Vice President for both Signature and SGB, Mr. Jack Jaiven, will join Mr. Ben G. Schachter, who co-founded SGB in 2016, at its Corporate Headquarters. Mr. Schachter, the Broker-President & Principal of The Signature Real Estate Companies and SGB’s President, has chartered Signature’s course to 18 offices in and out of state, spearheaded its historical path to more than 1,000 real estate professionals, Affiliates and Vendors, and fostered the ever-increasing appeal of en masse volunteerism.

Please register to volunteer at Media are welcome throughout the day at Corporate Headquarters and select volunteer sites.


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Post-Conference Workshop Day Announced for Pre-Filled Syringes West Coast 2020

Pre-filled Syringes West Coast 2020

Pre-filled Syringes West Coast 2020

SMi reports: There will be two half-day workshops hosted by UserWise and Abbott Diagnostics after Pre-Filled Syringes West Coast 2020

SAN DIEGO, CA, USA, February 28, 2020 / — The 5th annual Pre-Filled Syringes West Coast conference will convene in San Diego, CA on the 15th-16th June 2020 to explore key areas within the field such as: new technologies and innovations in device design, advances in human factors for combination products, key regulatory insights with industry and FDA representation, process development considerations, and design controls and risk management for Pre-Filled Syringes.

Over the two-day event, delegates will have the chance to meet and network with Global Product Managers, Senior PFS Engineers, Device Testing Managers, Heads of Late-Stage PFS Development and many more.

Interested parties can register online; an early bird saving of $400 will be applied to bookings made before February 28th 2020:

This year, the event will also host a post-conference workshop day on the 17th of June 2020 which will feature two half-day workshops:

1) “Connected Devices and Digital Health: How to Navigate the U.S. FDA Usability Engineering Requirements” hosted by Shannon Clarke, Principal, UserWise:

• Connected devices and digital Health – Current and future Applications
• Overview of Applicable U.S. FDA Usability Engineering Requirements & Regulatory Requirements for Connected devices and digital Health
• Review Unique Usability Engineering Considerations Related to Connected Devices
• Q&A

2) “Postmarket Safety Reporting: The Current Regulatory Environment with a Global Impact” hosted by Khaudeja Bano, Senior. Medical Director, Abbott Diagnostics:

• Introductory session
• Case Study introduction and preliminary discussion
• An interactive look at the two case studies
• Open Q&A

The event brochure with the full agenda and speaker line-up is available to download from the website:

Pre-Filled Syringes West Coast
Main conference: 15th-16th June 2020

Proudly sponsored by:
Almac | Credence MedSystems | Heuft | Mitsubishi Gas Chemical | Nemera | Owen Mumford | PHC Corporation | Steri-Tek | Zeon Speciality Materials

Contact Information:
To sponsor or exhibit, contact Alia Malick on +44 (0)20 7827 6168
For media enquiries contact Jinna Sidhu on +44 (0)20 7827 6088

About SMi Group:
Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world's most forward-thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at

Jinna Sidhu
SMi Group
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Canvs AI Receives The Startup Weekly’s 2020 Software Companies to Watch Award

2020 Software Companies to Watch

2020 Software Companies to Watch

This is such a great award and we are thrilled to be gaining recognition for making an impact in the tech industry through empathy.”

— Jared Feldman, Founder & CEO, Canvs AI

NEW YORK CITY, NY, USA, February 28, 2020 / — Canvs AI was recently recognized as one of The Startup Weekly's 2020 Software Companies to Watch. The Startup Weekly presented the Software Companies to Watch award to software and technology services businesses that showcased strong growth and excellence in 2019.

Canvs is the leading emotion measurement technology company providing nuanced insights into audience behavior at scale. Canvs’s patented semantic AI technology understands how people feel, why they feel that way, and the business impact created for brands, agencies, and media companies. Organizations including Comcast, Fox, Turner and Netflix use Canvs to create research efficiencies, unlock authentic marketing opportunities and increase revenue by enabling emotions to be used as a currency in media transactions.

This year’s awards attracted a record number of applications across the United States. The winners were selected by a panel of judges comprised of top tech founders, investors, and industry experts. The companies were evaluated based on growth, strength of the technology product or service, impact on the industry, and commitment to customer success.

“First, I really want to thank the incredible team at Canvs and all of our amazing clients for continuing our mission of making the world more empathetic. This is such a great award and we are thrilled to be gaining recognition for making an impact in the tech industry through empathy. We know there is a tremendous amount of potential to make a genuine difference in the business world through the use of empathy to understand consumer behavior and drive engagement,” said Canvs Founder and CEO Jared Feldman.

"We are thoroughly impressed by the quality of all the awarded businesses. The 2020 Software Companies to Watch award winners represent some of the most innovative products and services that businesses are using to propel growth,” said Eugene Vyborov, Chief Technology Officer of YayPay and presiding judge of The Startup Weekly’s Founders to Watch award panel. "Today’s software and technology ecosystem is incredibly competitive and it’s no easy feat to offer differentiated value to the marketplace.”

About Canvs
Canvs connects consumer input to research insights with patented semantic AI technology that helps companies like Comcast, Fox, Sony, Turner and Netflix deeply understand and empathize with their audiences. For eight years, Canvs has been learning real human expression and language, including emoticons, slang and sarcasm, to create the world’s largest ontology for measuring emotion. The Canvs Surveys solution helps researchers bridge the gap between audience emotion and business impact.

About The Startup Weekly
The Startup Weekly is a leading independent source of news, insights, interviews, and awards for business builders across all sectors of the economy. The company’s media contributors include founders, business executives, investors, and other thought leaders. The Startup Weekly is committed to establishing a community for those pursuing entrepreneurial excellence.

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Video keeps friends in touch by fuelling social media conversations

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, February 28, 2020 / — Snibble Corp, the world’s first premium social video platform, announced today a summary of the key results from its January 2020 survey of US mobile video watching behavior

This report is based on the findings of research conducted by Snibble’s in-house research arm. Snibble surveyed 1,221 mobile video consumers between the ages of 18 and 34 across the U.S., yielding a national sub-sample of 451 18-24 year old respondents. Data was collected online between 17th and 20th January 2020.

Key findings include:

Gen Z blurs the lines between social and entertainment
• As frequent users of both social media and entertainment apps, 73% of Gen Z say they regularly share videos as a way of staying in touch with friends
This means video entertainment doesn’t end with the viewer; its value is extended by sharing and reacting

Most Gen Z mainly use the phone for unplanned entertainment, often opening their phone before they’ve decided what they want to do or watch:
• 61% of Gen Z say “I usually click through different apps or videos to find something that catches my interest”
• 27% say “I usually know precisely what I’m going to watch before I start”
• The remaining 12% “usually open the phone for background when I’m doing other things”
This means there isn’t much appointment viewing on mobile but platforms do have to offer a constantly updated and refreshed menu of video options

Although Gen Z watch a lot of SVOD services, they don’t actually pay for many of them:
When asked which monthly bills they personally pay for entertainment,
• The majority of Gen Z aren’t paying for entertainment.
• The streaming services with the highest Gen Z subscriber rates were:
o Netflix (31% pay for)
o Spotify (30% pay for)
• 16% of 18-24s pay a cable TV bill
• They’re least likely to be paying for Apple TV+ (5%) or YouTube Premium (1%)
This means most Gen Z are used to getting their entertainment for free

Free beats subscription, even if it means watching ads
When asked about new subscription options, 14% of Gen Z were attracted to an ad-free subscription of $8 per month; 17% preferred to pay a $5 per month subscription, even if it came with ads; but a whopping 67% of Gen Z opted, perhaps not surprisingly, for a free service, even if it carries advertising.

This means Gen Z is happy to watch “some” ads in return for entertainment, but not too many
“This latest research survey gives us an insight into Gen Z’s use of mobile video as a continuous daily activity” said Neale Halliday, Chief Customer Officer, Snibble Corp. “The viewing experience and the triggers for it are very different from other video devices like TVs or laptops”

Andrew Shortt, Chief Product Officer, noted that the research “Also sheds light on Gen Z’s use of video as a spontaneous trigger for social interaction with friends. This behaviour echoes previous Gen Z research in which we found sharing video and commenting on it to be an integral part of the video entertainment experience. It’s unthinkable for them to watch video on their own with no means of sharing”

“Gen Z just aren’t sharing as much video as they’d to like because the current platforms aren’t built for it”, said Blair Currie, CEO, “but Snibble’s patented technology allows users to seamlessly share mobile video and comment on it in real time as part of their daily social routine.”

About Snibble Corp.
Snibble is the first premium, short-form mobile video platform. The free app offers customizable and shareable video feeds, while maintaining a low level of advertising intrusion. Snibble is in beta test on the App Store. Headquartered in Toronto but focused on the U.S. market, Snibble delivers a better social video experience to users, fair compensation to content providers, and a less cluttered environment for advertisers to reach a Gen Z audience

Neale Halliday
Snibble Corp
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William L. Kovacs, Author of 'Reform the Kakistocracy' to be Featured on Close Up Radio

GREAT FALLS, VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES, February 28, 2020 / — Douglas Adams, the noted author, once wrote, “It is a well-known fact that those people who want to rule are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it; anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.”

William L. Kovacs is the author of Reform the Kakistocracy. A Greek word, kakistocracy is defined as “rule by the least able or least principled citizens,” and according to Kovacs, a senior level public policy adviser for nearly 50 years, we’re currently living in one.

“Our leaders possess little ability to lead and less principle. They care more about loyalty to political party than loyalty to the Constitution and the people,” says Kovacs. “The fundamental question I ask throughout the entire book is ‘who do these elected representatives actually represent? Very few people in this country are represented by the current political system.”

Reform the Kakistocracy sets forth ideas on how citizens can begin to restructure a massive federal government with uncontrollable debt and decades of undeclared wars.

“Our elected representatives should serve as fiduciaries that give loyalty to the Constitution and the branch of government in which they serve,” says Kovacs. “They take an oath to the Constitution. They take an oath to the office in which they serve. They don’t take an oath to a political party which is nothing more than a group of people organizing to control the nation. Once their loyalty is to the political party and not to the Constitution, they’ve fundamentally changed the Constitution by transferring power from our institutions of government to political parties.”

Part I of the book sets out many actions of our federal government that place the nation at risk. Part II sets forth a series of governance principles, that if adopted, would guide government officials in structuring a government that focuses more on addressing the needs of citizens and less on achieving dominance as political parties. Parts III and IV set forth what Kovacs calls “modest proposals” to restructure the kakistocracy. They are creative but not modest.

“It sounds cynical, but politicians find more benefit in conflict than finding solutions to the issues facing the nation,” Kovacs laments. “They don't work together anymore. They don't even talk to each other. Everything's a fight. In the media, one side has one set of facts and the other has another. You really begin to wonder what's real. Government officials should be telling us the truth, whatever that truth is. Americans need the truth to find the right path forward.”

Part V reminds all of us that the Constitution sets forth a clear and legal path for revolution – voting which allows us to replace the entire government in a short period of time.

Close Up Radio will feature William L. Kovacs in an interview with Jim Masters on March 3rd at 10pm EDT.

Listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio

If you have any questions for our guest, please call (347) 996-3389.

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Exclusive speaker interview with Stephen Hunt, Professor at UCL, released ahead of Pain Therapeutics 2020

Pain Therapeutics Conference 2020

Pain Therapeutics Conference 2020

SMi Group release an interview with Stephen Hunt, Professor UCL, he discussed his expertise and role in the industry in pain therapeutics.

LONDON, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, February 28, 2020 / — The 20th Annual Pain Therapeutics Conference will convene in London on 11th and 12th May 2020 to explore the current state of pain treatment, including choosing the right preclinical models, overviewing clinical success up to date, highlighting cutting-edge research and evaluating the potential of drug candidates in the pipelines of leading pharmaceuticals.

SMi Group caught up with conference speaker Stephen Hunt, Professor, UCL, to find out more about his expertise and role in the industry, what he’s looking forward to at this year’s Pain Therapeutics conference, what vital topic he’ll be addressing in his presentation, and much more.

Professor Stephen Hunt received his doctorate in Neuroscience from University College London. From 1980 he was a scientific staff member at the Lab of Molecular Biology in Cambridge but moved back to UCL in 1998 as Professor of Molecular Neuroscience. His research has been concentrated on the relationship between molecules and behaviour particularly around the neurobiology of pain, depression and addiction. Most recently he has been working with Professor Bazbek Davletov and Dr Maria Maiaru leveraging the neurotoxic properties of the botulinum toxin to specifically silence key pain-processing neurons. He was elected a fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2001.

Here is a snapshot of what was discussed:

Can you tell us a little bit about your background in investigating mechanisms of pain?
“I have been studying pain mechanisms -off and on- for the past thirty years both in Cambridge and in London at UCL. My interests initially started with our discovery of rapid molecular changes in the dorsal horn specifically following injury and progressed through a behavioural and molecular analysis of both pain and its co-morbidities such as anxiety and depression.”

Botulinum based treatments are emerging as potential pain therapy, how would you describe where this field is at the moment?
“Botox has been used in the clinic for treatment of neuropathic pain and modest reductions in pain scores were seen in some patients. Davletov and others developed a clever method of deconstructing Botulinum toxin and produced an extended molecule that was analgesic but did not paralyse the neuromuscular junction and was safe to synthesise under normal laboratory conditions. This might prove to be of enormous value when extensive peripheral injections are being planned. They are clearly much safer to use and expand the use of botulinum injections for the control of painful peripheral neuropathies.”

The full interview can be downloaded from

Stephen will be presenting on day two of the conference “Novel Botulinum-Based Constructs for the Long-Term Control of Persistent Pain States in Mice.”

The full agenda and speaker line-up can be viewed online at

For sponsorship enquiries contact Alia Malick on +44 (0)20 7827 6164 or

For media enquiries, contact Simi Sapal on +44 (0) 20 7827 6000 or

Pain Therapeutics 2020
Conference: 11th – 12th May 2020
Copthorne Tara Hotel, London, UK

— ENDS –

About SMi Group:
Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world’s most forward-thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at

Simi Sapal
SMi Group
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