Author Archives: Chompsky


Carl White writes:

My sister sent me this video today that was produced,shot and edited by my nephew, Oisin O’Connell. It’s really poignant. I wonder if you guys could post it and help bring attention to a really worthy cause.

DCUMPS [Dublin City University Media Production Society] sez:

We, at DCU MPS, are absolutely delighted to announce that the Charity for the DCUtv 24-Hour Broadcast will be The Peter McVerry Trust Our Committee unanimously voted in The Peter McVerry Trust, after it was suggested to us by our Deputy Events Officer, Laura, who, herself, battled with homelessness for two years when she was only a child. She, of all people, knows the hardships of homelessness and how hard it is to deal with, which is why we are so looking forward to contributing to such a wonderful cause….

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A spectacular close up of a Fiery Throated Hummingbird taken by Canadian photographer Jess Findlay in the Talamanca Mountains of Costa Rica.Sez he:

Several of these hummingbirds were visiting a nectar feeder. As they fed hungrily, often quarrelling with one another, occasionally one would get displaced onto a nearby branch. I waited by the branch for a couple hours, staying very still. I used a telephoto lens with a special attachment that allowed me to focus on close subjects. What made this a challenge was how fidgety these birds can be and the fact that the full spectrum of colour is only seen when they pause at a very specific angle.