How community leaders in Melbourne’s north helped drive down coronavirus outbreaks – ABC News

When imam Abu Hamzah saw a group of young men protesting against the lockdown near his Broadmeadows mosque, he called them in for pizza and a chat.

Key points: Experts say community leaders are key in curbing the coronavirus pandemic in the next few months Combatting misinformation online and helping get health messages across language and cultural barriers have been major challenges Engaging more culturally diverse communities could be a lesson learnt to avoid future…

‘Flamenco found me’ – Australian Jewish News

A SPANISH flamenco guitarist once taught Leonard Cohen a sequence of six chords.

Learning these chords – upon which many flamenco songs are based – formed the basis of his compositions, the veteran singer-songwriter and poet revealed during his acceptance speech for a top Spanish literature prize, the Prince of Asturias Award, in 2011.

Cohen spoke of finding his voice, and his song, in a moving personal speech, and with a humility that is characteristic …