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The Ingenious Inventions of Leonardo da Vinci Recreated with 3D Animation

We revere Leonardo da Vinci for his industry, but even more so for his imagination. Most of us would envision ourselves, had we lived in the late 15th or early 16th century, being perfectly content with having painted the Mona Lisa. But Leonardo had designs on a host of other domains as well, most of them not strictly artistic. His ventures into science and engineering made him the archetypal polymath “Renaissance man,” but he was also a man before his time: most of the inventions he cam...
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Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. Cybulsky v. Hamilton Health Sciences, 2021 HRTO 213 (CanLII) [113] This Tribunal stated in Moore v. Ferro (Estate), 2019 HRTO 526 (“Moore”) at para. 183, that in certain circumstances, it is a violation of the right to be free from discrimination protected under Part I of the Code where ...
Tags: Law, Francis, Tribunal, Ontario, Moore, Cura, Wednesday: What's Hot on CanLII, Ananda, Hamilton Health Sciences, Degiorgio, Breault, Aviva Insurance Canada, CLPA, Ferro Estate, Cybulsky, In Moore the Tribunal


Funny Caption 92: Square Pegs in a Round Hole

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Tags: Funny Caption, Humour, Animal, Francis, Joke, Wombat, Funny Photo, Mammal


The Bidens encourage Americans to get vaccinated against the coronavirus in Easter message

Jill and Joe Biden on January 20, 2021, at the US Capitol Building. PATRICK SEMANSKY/AFP via Getty Images President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden wished Americans a happy Easter in a video message. In the video, the Bidens also urged Americans to get vaccinated against the coronavirus as soon as they can. About 56 million Americans, or 17%, have been fully vaccinated, Johns Hopkins University data. See more stories on Insider's business page. In a recorded message, the Bidens wis...
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Pope decries spending on arms during pandemic in Easter message

Francis also calls for distribution of Covid-19 vaccines to be sped up, particularly to the world’s poorCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePope Francis has urged countries in his Easter message to speed up the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines, particularly to the world’s poor, and called armed conflict and military spending during a pandemic “scandalous”.Coronavirus has meant this has been the second year in a row that Easter papal services have been attended by small g...
Tags: Religion, World news, Catholicism, Pope Francis, Christianity, The papacy, Pope, Francis, St Peter, Coronavirus


Thought of the Day 38: To Infinity and Beyond

[Author: [email protected] (Francis Q)]
Tags: Usa, Humour, President, Francis, Joke, Quote, Funny Quote, Potus, Saying


Official US Trailer for 'Francesco' Documentary Profiling Pope Francis

"This is Pope Francis." Abramorama has released an official trailer for the profile documentary Francesco, a closer look at Pope Francis from Argentina. This screened at the DOC NYC Film Festival last fall, and is available for streaming this spring. This groundbreaking film features unprecedented access to His Holiness Pope Francis, providing an intimate look at a global leader who approaches challenging and complex issues with tremendous humility, wisdom and generosity for all. "Born in Ar...
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The Latest: Metro Manila, outlying provinces go on lockdown

By The Associated Press MANILA, Philippines — Philippine officials placed Metropolitan Manila and four outlying provinces, a region of more than 25 million people, back to a lockdown Monday at the height of the Lenten and Easter holiday travel season as they scrambled to control an alarming surge in coronavirus infections. Only workers, government security and health personnel and residents on urgent errands would be allowed out of homes during the weeklong restrictions, which prohibited leisure...
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The Latest: Brisbane, Australia will go into lockdown

By The Associated Press BRISBANE, Australia — Australia’s third-largest city Brisbane will enter a three-day lockdown Monday evening after the coronavirus was found spreading in the community. Queensland State Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk told reporters that health authorities had identified four new cases of community transmission overnight and the lockdown was necessary for them to get on top of contact tracing. Australia has so far been largely successful in stamping out the spread of the vi...
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Pope, citing pandemic effect, cuts pay for cardinals, others

By FRANCES D’EMILIO VATICAN CITY (AP) — Trying to save jobs as the pandemic pummels Vatican revenues, Pope Francis has ordered pay cuts for cardinals and other clerics, including priests and nuns, who work at the Holy See. In a decree being published on Wednesday by the Vatican’s official newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, Francis said that starting in April cardinals’ salaries will be reduced 10%. Superiors of the Holy See’s various departments will be hit by 8% cuts while lower-ranking priests an...
Tags: Uncategorized, Sport, Ap, Rome, Soccer, United States, Pope Francis, Italy, Vatican, Pope, Vatican City, Francis, Cardinals, Holy See, Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museums


Funny Caption 91: Flying Car

[Author: [email protected] (Francis Q)]
Tags: Transportation, Car, Funny Caption, Humour, Francis, Plane, Joke, Funny Photo


James Ransone Reuniting With Derrickson & Hawke for The Black Phone

James Ransone reuniting with Derrickson & Hawke for The Black Phone Scott Derrickson’s adaptation of Joe Hill’s The Black Phone continues to shape up to be a full-on Sinister reunion as James Ransone (IT: Chapter Two) has signed on to star in the Blumhouse-produced film alongside Ethan Hawke, according to The Hollywood Reporter. RELATED: Ethan Hawke Reuniting With Derrickson & Blumhouse for The Black Phone Based on the 2004 novella of the same name from Joe Hill, who will also executive pr...
Tags: Movies, Ethan Hawke, Francis, Cargill, Jason Blum, Chris Evans, Joe Hill, Hill, Hawke, Blumhouse, Scott Derrickson, Jeremy Davies, ComingSoon, James Ransone, Robert Cargill, Derrickson


MGM in Talks for Jake Gyllenhaal & Sam Hargrave’s Combat Control

MGM in talks for Jake Gyllenhaal & Sam Hargrave’s Combat Control With a few films in the subgenre already under his belt, Jake Gyllenhaal is returning to the world of military dramas as he is set to star in Combat Control with Extraction helmer Sam Hargrave set in the director’s chair and MGM in talks to acquire the package, according to Deadline. RELATED: The Son: Jake Gyllenhaal to Star in HBO Limited Series Directed & Produced by Denis Villeneuve Based on Dan Schilling and Lori Chapman ...
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‘The Essex Serpent’ Cast Now Includes Tom Hiddleston

Tom Hiddleston is the latest actor to join the cast of The Essex Serpent, a new Apple TV+ series that also stars Claire Danes. Based on the novel by Sarah Perry, the series tells the story of a widow who moves to a small village and learns of a local legend involving a mythical sea serpent. Danes is playing the widow while Hiddleston will play the “trusted leader” of the small rural community. The news comes directly from Apple, along with a first-look image you can see above. The Essex Serp...
Tags: AppleTV, Casting, Television, Claire-Danes, The Essex Serpent, Tom Hiddleston


Funny Caption 90: Buddha Trump

[Author: [email protected] (Francis Q)]
Tags: Politics, Usa, News, America, Funny Caption, Humour, President, Buddhism, Francis, Buddha, Potus, Funny Photo, Buddha Trump


Longbridge Adds to Wholesale Division, Creates Management Training Program

Mahwah, N.J.-based reverse mortgage lender Longbridge Financial announced several new additions to its wholesale department, citing increased business and overall growth experienced throughout 2020 as a primary motivator to expand its efforts in wholesale lending with strategic hires of reverse mortgage industry veterans. The new hires are being made on the heels of what the company describes as a “banner year” for its efforts in 2020, doubling its growth in Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (H...
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The Pope's openness to LGBTQ Catholics hits a wall

In the eight years of his papacy, Francis has talked about and modeled more acceptance of LGBTQ people than his predecessors, writes Heidi Schlumpf. He sends signs and makes baby steps. But when it comes to actually changing church teaching, not so much -- as with a new ruling that leaves LGBTQ Catholics out of the sacramentality of marriage. That needs to change.
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Prospects News & Rumors: Swaymore, Dugan & Francis

Our first stop will be in the American Hockey League (AHL), where we find prospects of the Boston Bruins and Vegas Golden Knights who have adjusted well to life in ... Read more Prospects News & Rumors: Swaymore, Dugan & Francis
Tags: Column, Sport, Top Stories, Hockey, Francis, Boston Bruins, Ryan Francis, Prospects, Flames Prospects, Bruins Prospects, American Hockey League AHL, Jack Dugan, Jeremy Swayman, Golden Knights Prospects, News & Rumors, Swaymore Dugan


Pope Francis says Catholic priests can't bless same-sex unions because God 'cannot bless sin'

Pope Francis delivers a homily during Mass at St. Peter's Basilica in The Vatican in November 2020. VINCENZO PINTO/POOL/AFP via Getty Images A decree from Pope Francis on Monday said Catholic priests can't bless same-sex unions. A Vatican statement said "any form of blessing that tends to acknowledge their unions" was illicit. The note from the Church comes months after the pope said he supported civil union laws. See more stories on Insider's business page. Catholic priests c...
Tags: News, Lgbt, Church, Trends, Gay, Pope Francis, Vatican, Catholic Church, Catholic, Francis, Catholics, St Peter, Civil Unions, American Values Survey, Same-sex Couples, Yelena Dzhanova




LAUSD families rally for better school reopening plans

Aviva Hayempour, left, and Samani Crook, 6, join South Los Angeles families rallying for the reopening of schools at Ted Watkins Memorial Park in Watts on Saturday, March 13, 2021. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) Samani Crook, 6, came with her grandmother and sister to join South Los Angeles families rallying for the reopening of schools at Ted Watkins Memorial Park in Watts on Saturday, March 13, 2021. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) Sound The ...
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