Viral mutations — the sort that allow the flu to evolve — come about in two ways, through antigenic drift or antigenic shift. Drift former refers to random mutations in a virus' genes, often responsible for heavier-than-normal flu seasons. Antigenic shift refers to the troublesome mixture of two or more strains, as seen in H1N1. Here, pigs likely were infected simultaneously by at least two strains of flu, and the viruses combined inside infected host cells. … [Read more...] about Will Vaccines Fuel Killer Flu Mutation?
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A spokesperson for the Uniting Church told ABC News that all people serving in Uniting Church ministry positions must complete its Code of Ethics and Safe Church training programs (which contain domestic violence modules) and are required to attend regular refreshers as part of their ongoing professional supervision. "The Code of Ethics and Ministry Practice states that all pastoral relationships in our Church should be characterised by the love, care and compassion that was embodied in the life of Jesus Christ," the spokesperson said. "Any form of violence is totally against Jesus' teachings and [is] incompatible with God's mission." The spokesperson also told ABC News that, from its inception in 1977, "the Uniting Church has welcomed women into ministry" and "does not ascribe to any doctrine of headship". "At present our President-elect, four out of six Moderators (state leaders), the General Secretary of the national Assembly and Synod of Queensland are all women. All four female … [Read more...] about Australian church leaders call for urgent response to domestic violence
Under current arrangements, the rules governing the provision of electricity to households living in the south-west of the state are a relic of the past, when stringing up long and invariably unreliable lines and poles was the only way for people in the country to access electricity. … [Read more...] about WA Parliament microgrid report fails to address how to fix our solar power network
The newspaper cited unnamed sources as saying that members of the Australian parliament's Intelligence and Security Committee planned to meet their counterparts from the UK House of Commons intelligence panel, Britain's security agencies and other national security figures in early April. The visit, however, was “abruptly” cancelled after British High Commissioner Victoria Treadell’s recent letter to two Australian MPs, according to the ABC news outlet. In the letter, Treadell reportedly demanded an explanation about the leaked conversations between UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab and representatives of Australia’s parliamentary Intelligence and Security Committee earlier in February. … [Read more...] about Australia MPs Cancel Visit to UK Amid London-Canberra Row Over Johnson’s 5G Go-Ahead Leak – Report
For the next month, Australian Krispy Kreme-goers will be able to try a Pickle Rick doughnut, a Simple Rick's wafer cookie doughnut, a Strawberry Smiggles doughnut and a Fleeb Juice shake, the company posted on Instagram Monday. Let's hope the Pickle Rick pastry doesn't taste too much like a dill. … [Read more...] about Rick and Morty fans can bite into Krispy Kreme Pickle Rick doughnuts
'Until this new coronavirus was identified, there were only six different coronaviruses known to infect humans. Four of these cause a mild common cold-type illness, but since 2002 there has been the emergence of two new coronaviruses that can infect humans and result in more severe disease (Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) coronaviruses). … [Read more...] about ‘Every pore on my body opened’: British victim describes what it’s like to have coronavirus as he’s treated in Japan after catching virus on infection-riddled ship the Diamond Princess as two other passengers DIE