Want to carry “The News” with you? It’s available for Android!

It is important to carry the news and information with you to stay connected with this world.  So, During a brainstorming session, I tried to build my own Android app, only to face frustration that I didn’t know one way or another how to build an app…

Enter Appsgeyser.com

So, I went online, they built the app, and here’s the link…and you can carry your News and information from “The News With James Barcus” with you wherever you go.

http://www.appsgeyser.com/getwidget/The%20News%20With%20James%20Barcus/

Go to the webiste, scan the QR Code, and the app downloads to your android device.

I am working on an Apple version soon, check here for details!

James

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Need some things, got some things, and Trying some things.

As I said in my first post, I will be making an online newscast to give an unbiased view of the news and cover it with every side represented.

To do that, I have to see what I have, what I need, and what I need to get.

First Off, I do have Adobe Premiere and the Flash Live Encoder, so when I want to broadcast live, I can do so.  I also have some neat things, like a teleprompter software to run on my monitor, and some CG elements to incorporate into the finished product.

What I do need, is a subscription to CNN or The AP.  Seeing as I am a student in college now, I could probably get a student discount and build up a resume.

I also need a device to set up another camera angle and swap to the other source.  I have a program called UStream Producer and could do the broadcasting on UStream live, and take the flash to Youtube, or I could produce it using Youtube and achieve the same effect.

I can do voice over work and other production with the Samson USB mic on my desk now and have great audio.

I’ll keep you posted on the progress until the first broadcast.  Until then, I’ll bring you the news through the pages.

James

 

President touts Jobs at Amazon Fulfillment Center

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by James Barcus
Anchor/Managing Editor

CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE (From AP/WRCB Channel 3 Eyewitness News)–The President made a trip to Chattanooga, Tennessee to tour a fulfillment center for Amazon.com and touted workforce investment in a speech delivered to Amazon employees.

Click the link to see the talking points and other information the Media received today for the trip to Chattanooga.

Many in the Chattanooga Media were present at different points in the City to cover the President’s Trip from the Chattanooga Municipal Airport to the Enterprise South complex where Amazon’s Chattanooga Fulfillment Center is housed.

President Obama also said that he wanted to raise the Minimum Wage to kickstart the economy.  The President said that we were not hurting for lack of ideas, but a lack of action in Washington.  The President made remarks about the House’s 40 votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act, though the Supreme Court of the United States has ruled it constitutional.

According to the White House, The President is willing to work with House Republicans.  “The bottom line is that the President will work with Republicans on a package to simplify our business tax code so long as it includes real investments to help restore middle class security, create jobs and grow the economy.”

While the President was in ahead of schedule, he did leave almost on time, barring some delays as staff showed back up to the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport.  He now makes the way back to Andrews Air Force Base and on to The White House to continue the Nation’s Business.

Tracking the Storms–FLOSSIE TAKES AIM AT HAWAII

Satellite Image from the National Weather Service GOES Floater satellite at 02:00 UTC.

This is from the National Weather Service Central Pacific Hurricane Center in Honolulu, HI

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BULLETIN
TROPICAL STORM FLOSSIE ADVISORY NUMBER  19
NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI   EP062013
500 AM HST MON JUL 29 2013

...FLOSSIE WEAKENING AS IT APPROACHES MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS...

SUMMARY OF 500 AM HST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...20.5N 153.5W
ABOUT 120 MI...190 KM ENE OF HILO HAWAII
ABOUT 290 MI...465 KM E OF HONOLULU HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45 MPH...75 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 285 DEGREES AT 16 MPH...26 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1000 MB...29.53 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
--------------------
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY...

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR KAUAI AND NIIHAU. 

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
*HAWAII COUNTY
*MAUI COUNTY...INCLUDING THE ISLANDS OF MAUI...MOLOKAI...LANAI AND
KAHOOLAWE
*OAHU
*KAUAI AND NIIHAU

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED.

FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE MONITOR 
PRODUCTS ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE IN
HONOLULU.

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
------------------------------
AT 500 AM HST...1500 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM FLOSSIE WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 20.5 NORTH...LONGITUDE 153.5 WEST. FLOSSIE IS
MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 16 MPH...26 KM/H...AND THIS
MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT 48 HOURS.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 45 MPH...75 KM/H...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. SOME WEAKENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS. 

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 105 MILES...165 KM
FROM THE CENTER.

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1000 MB...29.53 INCHES.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
----------------------
WIND...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO REACH THE BIG
ISLAND THIS MORNING...MAUI COUNTY BY LATE MORNING AND OAHU THIS
EVENING AND KAUAI COUNTY LATER TONIGHT.

RAINFALL...HEAVY RAINFALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN THIS MORNING OVER
HAWAII COUNTY AND THIS AFTERNOON OVER MAUI COUNTY...WITH HEAVY RAIN
SPREADING TO OAHU TONIGHT. FLOSSIE IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL
RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 6 TO 10 INCHES OVER THE BIG ISLAND AND MAUI
COUNTY...WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 15 INCHES POSSIBLE...
MAINLY WINDWARD. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE
OVER OAHU AND KAUAI...WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 12 INCHES
POSSIBLE...MAINLY WINDWARD. THIS RAINFALL COULD CAUSE
LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODS AND MUD SLIDES...ESPECIALLY IN THE
MOUNTAINS.

SURF...DANGEROUSLY HIGH SURF IS HAMMERING EAST FACING SHORES OF THE
BIG ISLAND. SURF WILL SPREAD TO THE REST OF THE ISLANDS TODAY AND
CONTINUE INTO TUESDAY. THE BIG SURF MAY CAUSE COASTAL ROAD
CLOSURES...EVEN BEFORE THE STORM ARRIVES. PLEASE SEE THE LATEST
HURRICANE LOCAL STATEMENT FOR INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA.

NEXT ADVISORY
-------------
NEXT INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY...800 AM HST.
NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY...1100 AM HST.

$$
FORECASTER DONALDSON

BREAKING NEWS–FBI rescues 105 Children; Arrests 150 pimps

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UPDATE 11:18AM Central Time–NBC News just finished streaming a live press conference by the FBI in connection with “Operation Cross Country”.  The raids netted an arrest of 150 pimps involved in the exploitation of children, with some details conflicting.  NBC News reports the youngest age to be 13, while Reuters reports the youngest age to be 9.    Pete Williams of NBC News reports the operation brought arrests from the streets, motels, casinos and social media platforms.  Some of the cases involved the use of a popular online classified website called “Backpage” to sell children for sex.

WASHINGTON, DC–(NBC News/MSNBC)  The Federal Bureau of Investigation is holding a press conference right now in connection with the rescue of 105 children in a sting operation taking 150 pimps off the streets.

NBC News is streaming the press conference LIVE on their website…

http://www.nbcnews.com/video/nbcnews.com/52610652?cid=social10234354

More details to follow.

Stay Tuned!

Athletes take the Olympic Oath, Officials take the Oath…Why not Broadcasters?

This is a time honored oath that is taken every four years, and will be taken in Sochi for the Winter Games of the Olympics in 2014 and in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

The oath for the Athletes is:

In the name of all the competitors I promise that we shall take part in these Olympic Games, respecting and abiding by the rules which govern them, committing ourselves to a sport without doping and without drugs, in the true spirit of sportsmanship, for the glory of sport and the honor of our teams.

The oath for the Officials is:

In the name of all the judges and officials, I promise that we shall officiate in these Olympic Games with complete impartiality, respecting and abiding by the rules which govern them in the true spirit of sportsmanship.

And during the Summer Youth Games, the oath for the coaches goes:

In the name of all the coaches and other members of the athletes’ entourage, I promise that we shall commit ourselves to ensuring that the spirit of sportsmanship and fair play is fully adhered to and upheld in accordance with the fundamental principles of Olympism.

So, why not an oath for Broadcasters?

I just so happen to have just the thing that Broadcasters need to take…

My proposed Oath for Olympic Broadcasters is:

On behalf of the Citizens of the World who can not be here, I will represent and present the coverage of these Olympics without bias or slight, and I will endeavor to use professional judgment to interview without regard to nationality any athlete worthy of the success and adventure of these Olympics.  I promise to cover all the events, from the Thrill of Victory to the Agony of Defeat, and showcase the human drama of athletic competition, just as my predecessors before me have done.  On my Honor as a Citizen of the World I take this Oath and ask the help of my fellow broadcasters to do the same.

Maybe if the Broadcasters of the Olympics would be held to an oath, just like the athletes, coaches, and Officials are, there would be a very rich strength to the Olympics, instead of the commercialization of these Games.  Yes there should be endorsements, Yes there should be some commercials, but there should be more live events and with the advent of sponsoring elements, there should be fewer commercials and more time to interview athletes, both great and small.

We should cover the Olympics like Jim McKay did for ABC, and he proved a track record that has not been matched by many broadcasters, yet.

 

BREAKING NEWS–Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are proud parents of Baby Boy

It's A Boy for Kate and William, Duchess and Duke of Cambridge.  More details in the story below.  This shows the official announcement from St. Mary's Hospital in London to Her Majesty, the Queen of England delivered earlier this evening UK Time.

It’s A Boy for Kate and William, Duchess and Duke of Cambridge. More details in the story below. This shows the official announcement from St. Mary’s Hospital in London to Her Majesty, the Queen of England delivered earlier this evening UK Time.

ST. MARY’S HOSPITAL, PADDINGTON, LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (AP/ABC News)  The announcement is official now, as of 4:24PM UK Time, and the media camps (yes camps) are abuzz with activity.  His Royal Highness, Duke of Cambridge, and Her Royal Highness, Duchess of Cambridge, are the new parents of His Royal Highness, Prince of Cambridge.  According to the announcement from St. Mary’s both Her Royal Highness Duchess of Cambridge and son are doing well.

Duchess of Cambridge delivered an 8lb. 6oz. baby boy at 4:24PM UK Time.  This has brought to an end the expecting of the media, relatives, and indeed the world.

Expect more on this as details are made available.