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Animal Dermatology Group Applauds Dr. Helen Orbell, New Diplomate with the American College of Veterinary Dermatology

IRVINE, Calif., January 26, 2022 / — Animal Dermatology Group, Inc. (ADG) congratulates Dr. Helen Orbell on achieving Diplomate status with the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD), the organization accredited to maintain post-graduate training and certification in veterinary dermatology. She joins the ACVD’s 300+ board certified veterinary dermatologists in the US and throughout the world. Dr. Orbell graduated from the University of Queensland in Brisbane with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc) and has practiced in Australia, New Zealand, England, Scotland and the United States. She currently practices at ADG’s Animal Dermatology Clinic – Palmerston North, in New Zealand. “My love for veterinary dermatology has continued to grow throughout my career and I am very fortunate to have had the opportunity with ADG to learn from leaders in the field,” stated Dr. Orbell. “The additional challenges during my residency due to my location makes achieving Diplomate status even more rewarding. I am extremely grateful for the support of ADG, my mentors and colleagues, the ACVD, and especially, the love and encouragement of my family throughout this journey.” “ADG is proud to have supported Dr. Orbell, the first veterinarian to be trained in an ACVD residency program in New Zealand,” said Dr. Rusty Muse, DACVD and ADG Medical Director. “She worked hard to achieve this amazing milestone and we are delighted to have her as part of our world-wide team.” ADG is the first non-academic organization approved by the ACVD to provide a residency training program and currently hosts the largest ACVD residency class preparing future board certified dermatologists. Steven Mrha, CEO of ADG, stated “We are pleased to welcome Dr. Orbell as our newest ACVD Diplomate. We strive to create an exciting, dynamic and rewarding environment at ADG, where our growing team of board certified veterinary dermatologists collaborate and support each other as we advance the research, education and clinical practice of veterinary dermatology.” About Animal Dermatology Group Animal Dermatology Group is the largest veterinary dermatology business in the U.S., providing the highest quality care to pets with acute and chronic skin conditions. ADG has over 40 primary and satellite locations where its veterinary dermatology specialists are actively involved in providing clinical care, research and academic training. For more information, please visit www.animaldermatology.com. Contact: Juan Mena: jmena@adcmg.com

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OP-ED: Asylum for Assange – How the NZ government can lead the way home for the world’s highest profile political prisoner

OP-ED by Greg Barns SC and Craig Tuck – Human Rights lawyers from Australia and New Zealand. Julian Assange is facing politically motivated criminal charges, laid by the Trump Administration. These charges reflect an abuse of process, designed to silence Assange, and to gag media freedom. Assange’s case has profound implications for the right of the public to know the truth about government wrongdoing – particularly abroad.  In late October a court in London heard argument in an appeal by the US against a decision in January this year by Judge Vanessa Baraitser not extradite Assange. New Zealand – as a responsible member of the international community – must stand on the side of fairness and transparency by offering Assange asylum. While the legal process continues Assange is being kept in limbo: held in Belmarsh prison while he awaits a decision as to whether he will be deported from the UK to the United States where he faces 175 years in prison for alleged breaches of espionage laws. The evidence against him concerns the publication in 2010 and 2011 of materials (including a chilling video showing US troops killing civilians in Iraq) about the US and its allies’ tactics and war crimes there and in Afghanistan. We now know that in 2017 CIA wanted to “take him out”, or kill him, according to revelations published by Yahoo News. The essence of the case can be summarised this way: Assange, an Australian citizen, is being prosecuted by the United States for speaking truth to power (by providing a window into nefarious activities of the military industrial complex). His motivation was the pursuit of transparency, justice, and ultimately peace. These pursuits are central to the job of any journalist. In publishing this material, Julian Assange was doing his job – as a journalist and as a citizen. However, he has been cast adrift by the Australian government, despite it professing to be committed to values like freedom of speech and a free media. This refusal by Canberra to speak frankly to its number one friend in Washington and demand the end of the persecution of its citizen Assange provides an opportunity for New Zealand. The opportunity to uphold the human rights values which are at stake here and use its renowned independence and sense of principle to support Assange. New Zealand has built its reputation as being at the forefront of human rights advancement, dignity and responsible citizenship – it is trusted internationally as being fair (and kind). It is in many respects a diplomatic powerhouse able to achieve agreements and navigate contentious political waters when others can’t. Assange has always stated “The goal is justice, the method is transparency . . . . If wars can be started by lies, peace can be started by truth.” This is a totally consistent position with New Zealand’s stance on peaceful diplomacy, from Nuclear Free NZ, to the successful ‘Soldiers Without Guns’ peace mission in Bougainville. The other reason for New Zealand involving itself in the Assange case is because of the extraordinarily dangerous precedent this case sets for journalists anywhere in the world. By way of background, the Obama administration initially declined to prosecute Assange due to what it called the “New York Times problem”—the dilemma of indicting Assange for the very same kind of investigative journalism that mainstream media practices. However under President Trump the Justice Department indicted Assange under espionage legislation. No media outlet or journalist has ever been successfully prosecuted under the espionage laws Act for publishing truthful information in the public interest, which is protected by the First Amendment. But the message from the US to all journalists and citizens, no matter where in the world they are, is if you publish material which Washington wishes to keep secret then you can be the subject of an extradition request. The Assange case is not simply a bilateral issue between the US and UK or the US and Australia. It is about critical democratic values being put at risk by a dominant world power. On this basis it is time for New Zealand, with its respected voice on human rights to make a stand. New Zealand has long established relationships with the US, UK and Australia. The persecution and plots of assassination against a South Pacific journalist for revealing war crimes, demands a clear response. New Zealand can use its position as a small principled nation to stand for its values and offer Julian Assange asylum. — NOTE: This OP-ED is released for general non-exclusive publication and is authorised by Greg Barns SC and Craig Tuck – Human Rights lawyers from Australia and New Zealand.

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Flow Software releases the future of integration software, Statelake.

Flow Software has released the future of integration software – its new platform, Statelake. Built with modern business and technology needs in mind, Statelake allows businesses to connect their internal and external systems to customers and trading partners, quickly and cost-effectively so that they can focus on growing and scaling their business. Today, so many businesses can’t quickly and easily take on large accounts or new customers, because they simply don’t have the staff or systems to deal with them. Statelake can automate business processes and data flow between systems eliminating the need for any manual intervention for new orders, accounts and more. Businesses like Villa Maria, Fliway, Manawanui and Lewis Road Creamery have experienced staggering year on year growth, without needing to take on new staff or put expensive new systems in place thanks to Flow Software’s products. In fact, Flow Software has been helping businesses of all sizes achieve digital transformation and operational efficiency since 2003. Its impressive list of over 400 clients across both New Zealand and Australia include Tegel Foods, Kotahi, Whittakers, Sleepyhead and Giltrap Motor Group. David Masters, Flow Software’s CEO and Managing Director said “Through the automation of transactions and data exchange, businesses can achieve real competitive advantage and see dramatic increases in the ROI of their entire technology investment. The success of our customers is what inspires and empowers us as a business. We are excited about the impact Statelake will have for businesses looking to grow and scale sustainably.” Statelake also provides stateful visibility of business transactions, meaning businesses can reduce their risk and make better decisions. This allows them to adapt faster to their customers‘ needs, providing an even better experience. This release is the first version of the new Statelake platform, with ongoing releases planned later this year and beyond. Each new release delivers enhanced features, ensuring Statelake is future-proofed to meet customers’ ever-changing needs.  Technical specifications Statelake is a 64bit product with full Unicode support up to date with the latest security and encryption requirements.  Statelake also features full support for hybrid-cloud environments, unlike other cloud-only solutions. Statelake benefits from Flow Software’s experience connecting over 150+ local and global business applications including ERP, WMS, TMS, CRMs across both New Zealand and Australia. Further technical details are available on www.flowsoftware.com. More information is available on Flow Software’s website www.flowsoftware.com, or interested businesses can contact Head of Sales, Andrew Glasson. For more information on Statelake: M: +64 21 224 3569 | E: andrew.glasson@flowsoftware.com For general enquiries: www.flowsoftware.com | P: +64 9 476 3569 | E: info@flowsoftware.com   ENDS

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