David Jacobs
David Jacobs
David Lewis Jacobs CBE is a British actor and broadcaster who gained prominence as presenter of the 1960s peak-time BBC Television show Juke Box Jury and Chairman of the BBC Radio 4 political forum, Any Questions?
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Alton Sterling's Family Demands Action From Baton Rouge Officials
Huffington Post - 5 months
Alton Sterling’s frustrated family members and their supporters confronted Baton Rouge officials this week, demanding an update in the nearly 3-month-old investigation into the 37-year-old black man’s death. A police officer fatally shot Sterling near a convenience store where he sold CDs in July. The shooting sparked protests across the country against police misconduct. On Monday, 50 demonstrators had gathered outside City Hall to march to the governor’s mansion when they realized they had an unexpected opportunity to speak with officials in the building. “While we were outside, we found out a police reform meeting was being held inside,” Arthur Reed told The Huffington Post on Tuesday. Reed is founder of Stop The Killing, the group that released cell phone footage of Sterling’s death. The protesters, including Reed and several members of Sterling’s family, decided to go inside. “We’re concerned by a lack of answers in the shooting,” said Reed. “The famil ...
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UCLA Campus Report: UC's New Investment Chief and More
Bruins Nation - about 3 years
A look at some of the non-sports stories making headlines around campus An occasional report from around campus that recognizes that UCLA is a school with a world-class reputation for research and innovation and whose people make real impact on the real world: This week's news includes news of a new hire by the UC system earning a million dollar salary, diversity among undergraduate applicants to UCLA and the development of a risk calculator that predicts survival in heart failure patients. UC's new investment chief's compensation could top $1 million I'm going to lead with something a little different in this version of UCLA campus news. The Los Angeles Times' Larry Gordon is reporting that the University of California's compensation for its new investment chief could top $1 million. Now, this isn't out of line for some managing a pension fund of over 82 billion dollars, not at all. I'm not suggesting that it's too much money. I just felt that with all the talk about ...
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Where Is The Cast Of 'Newsies' Today?
Huffington Post - over 3 years
It's hard to believe "Newsies" has been around since 1992. Directed by choreographer Kenny Ortega (who you can also thank for the the "High School Musical" series), the film was a major box office flop, but later gained a cult following on home video. Now, it's been turned into a Broadway musical that has earned eight Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical, winning Best Choreography and Best Original Score. For those of you who have been waking up every day for the past 21 years with "Seize The Day" stuck in your head, this is for you. Scroll down to see where the cast of the beloved Disney movie is today. David Moscow, "David Jacobs" (youtube/getty) Oh hey, Duncan, from your favorite failed 1999 TV show "Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane." David was also in the movies "Just Married," "Honey" and "Vacancy 2: The First Cut." Fun fact: He was once engaged to Kerry Washington. Deborra-Lee Furness, "Esther Jacobs" (youtube/getty) David's mom went on to m ...
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Too Good to Ignore
The Portland Mercury - over 3 years
Portland Center Stage's JAW playwrights' festival is too good not to cover. by Alison Hallett BACK IN NOVEMBER, Portland Center Stage made it known that they would no longer be extending press tickets to the Mercury, explaining that they were dissatisfied with the level of coverage they'd been receiving from us. At the time, we promised to continue to review shows at PCS by purchasing tickets on our own. Fast forward a few months, and that hasn't actually happened yet, because... Well, it's kind of like in grade school, when everyone but you is invited to a slumber party, even the girl who always smells like egg salad; and though you weren't invited, your mom tells you to stop by anyway to drop off a birthday present. You don't really want to do it, because you feel bad you weren't invited—and besides, there are a ton of other fun parties that night—but you also feel like you should, because... the girl has cancer, or something. (I' ...
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Doc: Judge accused of misconduct has mental issues
Fox News - over 3 years
The doctor of a Michigan county judge accused of misconduct says he suffers from a mental condition that led to abnormal, overly confident public statements. Dr. David Jacobi testified Tuesday that he diagnosed Wayne County Judge Wade McCree last year with a condition called "hypomania." The diagnosis came after McCree sent a shirtless photo of himself to a courthouse employee and told a reporter, "No shame in my game." McCree is undergoing a hearing in Ann Arbor stemming from a different matter that will help determine whether he keeps his job. The Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission says he acted irresponsibly when he had an affair with a woman while presiding over a case against the father of her child. McCree testified last week he should have transferred the case immediately.
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Pushing Editorial Into World of Apps
Wall Street Journal - almost 4 years
By Jackie Bischof The small startup 29th Street Publishing is quietly trying to revolutionize magazine publishing, one app at a time.The Midtown-based company promises to take the technical wizardry out of app making, easing the pathway to subscription revenue for those with eager—if nonpaying—online audiences. With clients drawn largely from New York City's deep ranks of freelance writers and independent editors, 29th Street helps develop and maintain simple apps for serialized content. The publishing staff also provides gentle nudges to get new editions out on time."It's the combination of the publishing industry shrinking, the technology and the New York 'get-it-doneness' right now that's making [this model] possible," said David Jacobs, a company co-founder. The goal, he said, is to help writers and editors "own and communicate directly with their audience. Also to pay writers fairly without compromising the quality of the experience."Kevin Nguyen, editor of the website Bygone Burea ...
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Why we won’t have tablet-native journalism
Reuters.com - about 4 years
Last week, when the Daily died, I declared that the reason, in part, was that tablet-native journalism was impossible. And I got a lot of rather vehement pushback, including some smart commentary from John Gruber, taking the other side of the argument. That most existing iPad magazine apps are slow, badly-designed, can’t search, etc. does not mean iPad magazine apps cannot be fast, well-designed, and searchable. Salmon says “This wasn’t The Daily’s fault” but he’s 180 degrees wrong. All of these problems were entirely The Daily’s fault. All impossible tasks have not been accomplished; but not all tasks that have not yet been accomplished are impossible. When it comes to media, what strikes many as The Daily’s cardinal sin is eschewing the open Web for the closed garden of a subscriber-only iOS app. The idea being that you can’t win without a web-first strategy. But that’s what “everyone” said about social networks too — until Instagram came along and became a sensation with an iPh ...
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Facebook User Backlash Over Policy Change
Wall Street Journal - about 4 years
Two privacy groups are asking Facebook to stand down on a proposal to allow the social media site to share users data with photo-application site Instagram, which Facebook recently acquired. David Jacobs of The Electronic Privacy Information Center discusses on The News Hub. Photo: Getty Images.
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Up & Coming
The Portland Mercury - over 4 years
Music previews for the week of November 21-27. WEDNESDAY 11/21 FATLIP, SLIM KID TRE, J-SWIFT, LA JAY, LATYRX, SPEAKER MINDS, MOSLEY WOTTA (Barracks, 1235 SW 16th) See My, What a Busy Week! DENVER, RAYMOND BYRON AND THE WHITE FREIGHTER, MERIDIAN (Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside) Eschew the company of your cat and malt liquor this Thanksgiving Eve and feel mournful in the company of strangers and pedal steel guitars. And, unless you happen to be a member of the headlining band, you will not even be the drunkest person at the Doug Fir. Capable of bridging several generation gaps in a single song, Denver is a handsome honky-tonk supergroup with a number of Portland standouts. Their self-titled LP sounds big—like it was recorded in a cathedral in Montana—and all three frontmen (Mike Elias, Tom Bevitori, Birger Olsen) sound like they're singing about heartbreaks from 20 or 30 or 40 years ago. Despite their lonesome twang, they nevertheless h ...
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Children's art at the Good Tern
Village Soup - almost 5 years
This month, the Good Tern Cafe Gallery is featuring an exhibition of children's art. On Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to noon, there will be a reception offering an opportunity to meet some of the artists as well as enjoy face painting, juggling and light refreshments. The exhibitors, who range in age from 3 to 11, are Levi Riegel Burbank, David Jacob Gadsby, Gabriyah Gadsby, Huldah Gadsby, Shelby Keating, ...
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iPads help Bloomfield special education students learn
The Daily Times - almost 5 years
BLOOMFIELD — Davie Jacobs sat at his desk while his teacher asked him to read the next page of a lesson on farm vegetables.
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Your cute kids are...super heroes
Today Moms - MSN - almost 5 years
Courtesy Jennifer Henson Bradyn, 3, loves superheros and pirates and keeps his mom on her toes! By Kavita Varma-White With all kinds of real-life heroes in the news lately (from Tornado mom Stephanie Decker to "I'm bald and I know it" cancer fighter Charlie Futhey to fearless 9-year-old ski jumper Zia Terry ) we felt it was apropos to ask TODAY Moms readers for snaps of their super-cute super heroes. We really want to know what 3-year-old Bradyn (shown above) is warning us about. And we are equally curious what special powers 1-year-old Elisabeth (shown below) gets from her pretty pink boa. Thanks to everyone who shared photos.   Courtesy Becca Carter-Werum Elisabeth, 1, knows a real super hero can carry off wearing a fether boa. Courtesy Tara Szarszewski RJ, Ella and Owen show their super hero sibling pride. Courtesy Melissa Hardman Tayton, 4, kept his super hero status while going on a ride around the neighborhood. Courtesy Lauren Cohen Charlie, 3 ...
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David Jacobs of Grant, Hinkle and Jacobs Offers Life Insurance Recommendations for 2012
Yahoo News - about 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-60482" href="/david+jacobs+disc+jockey">David Jacobs</a> of Grant, Hinkle and Jacobs Offers Life Insurance Recommendations for 2012San Diego, California (PRWEB) December 27, 2011 David Jacob, a specialist in Business Life Insurance and also a Partner of the San Diego Life Insurance firm Grant, Hinkle and Jacobs issued his life insurance recommendations for the upcoming 2012 year. According to <a class="fplink fp-60482" href="/david+jacobs+disc+jockey">David Jacobs</a>, a period review of life insurance is critical."As we enter 2012, it’s a time of great uncertainty for millions of Americans,” says Jacobs. ...
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Learn to love volatility
Ft.com Financial Times Blogs - over 5 years
Volatility in Europe is here to stay, but value can be found in these uncertain markets says David Jacob, chief investment officer at Henderson Global Investors. He tells Richard Milne, capital markets editor, why European equities are still worthwhile.
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Grape spray to deter geese in South Valley Park - Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online
Google News - over 5 years
The feces became heavier in the past two years, but were particularly bad this spring, when the association had to stop using the fields for softball, President David Jacobs said. If the committee, and subsequently the foundation, decide to use
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Knoxville lawyer Stephen A. Burroughs' persona goes viral on social media - Knoxville News Sentinel
Google News - over 5 years
David Jacobs, director of digital innovation and strategy for The Tombras Group, a Knoxville advertising and public relations firm, said Burroughs&#39;s spreading popularity from traditional into social media is a prime example of &quot;how offline feeds online
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Fourth down week for stocks - NECN
Google News - over 5 years
I mean let&#39;s face it: How many years have there been where August, September, October&#39;&#39; were bad down months &quot;and the market looks completely different than it does at the end of December?&#39;&#39; With videographer David Jacobs. NECN&#39;s Tom Langford and Abbas
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of David Jacobs
  • 2012
    Age 85
    He returned to his regular Sunday night slot with The David Jacobs Collection on 8 July 2012.
    More Details Hide Details In 1984, he received the Sony Gold Award for his outstanding contribution to radio over the years (and was subsequently admitted to the Sony Hall of Fame). He also achieved the Richard Martin Award for exceptional service in the cause of animal welfare. Jacobs is honorary high steward of the Royal Borough of Kingston. He has been involved since its inception in Kingston's Rose Theatre, of which he is life president. He is vice-patron of the charity Advance Centre for The Scotson Technique, and patron of the Disabled Photographers' Society. Throughout his career, Jacobs was guest speaker and presenter at several Jewish and Israel charitable and cultural events and gatherings.
    During the first half of 2012, while Jacobs was recovering from two major operations, he continued to be heard each Sunday on BBC Radio 2, which broadcast repeats of The David Jacobs Collection and Frank Sinatra: Voice of the Century, presented by Jacobs in 1998.
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  • 2010
    Age 83
    In 2010, he provided soundbites for Chris Evans's breakfast show, and chose a record each Thursday.
    More Details Hide Details This followed the success of his choice of Maurice Chevalier's I'm Gonna Shine Today as a song to play on the programme.
  • 2008
    Age 81
    DJs Stuart Maconie and Mark Radcliffe recruited Jacobs in 2008 to introduce album tracks from Cream on their weekday evening Radio 2 show under the rubric 'Jacobs' Cream Crackers', an allusion to a brand of biscuit.
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    In Journey Into Space, he played the lead role of Jet Morgan in Frozen In Time on BBC Radio 4 on 12 April 2008, and he played The Host in The Host on BBC Radio 4 on 27 June 2009.
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  • 1986
    Age 59
    He also presented Radio 2's long-running Sunday programme Melodies for You from 1986 to 1998.
    More Details Hide Details Now one of the station's old guard, he has presented a Sunday late-night easy listening show since 1998, The David Jacobs Collection, showcasing songs from Hollywood, Broadway and Tin Pan Alley and continuing the "our kind of music" theme. The programme regularly features recordings by Matt Monro, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald, Sammy Davis, Jr., Vic Damone and Robert Preston among others and its signature tune is an instrumental version of Cole Porter's I Love You, Samantha from High Society.
  • 1985
    Age 58
    Between January 1985 and December 1991, Jacobs presented a daily lunchtime programme on Radio 2 of what he characterised as "our kind of music", much of it popular tunes from musical theatre.
    More Details Hide Details Jacobs subsequently presented a weekly programme following a similar format, for a time on Saturday evening and later on Fridays, although the show finished airing in early 1999.
  • 1978
    Age 51
    His actress daughter Emma Jacobs is best known for her role as Alex Khaled, daughter of Fontaine Khaled (Joan Collins) in the 1978 film The Stud.
    More Details Hide Details Most of Jacobs's career since psychedelia and flower power has been at BBC Radio 2, although in the early days of Radio 1, which opened in September 1967, he had a late programme on Sundays. Though a Radio 1 show, this was broadcast on Radios 1 and 2 and consisted of easy listening music and interviews with guests.
  • 1975
    Age 48
    In 1975, Jacobs survived a car accident in which his second wife, Caroline, whom he had married earlier that year, and Caroline Marsh, wife of politician Richard Marsh, were killed.
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  • 1973
    Age 46
    In 1973 he hosted a short-lived version of the American game show, The Who, What, or Where Game. From December 1967 until July 1984, Jacobs chaired the Radio 4 topical debate, Any Questions? He later presented a similar series called Questions for TVS. Jacobs appeared as himself in the 1974 film Stardust, compèring a 1960s award ceremony.
    More Details Hide Details He also appeared as himself in an episode of the BBC sitcom Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em alongside Michael Crawford presenting a fictional home-improvement show.
    He hosted the panel game What's My Line? when it was revived on BBC2 from 1973 to 1974.
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  • 1957
    Age 30
    Between 1957 and 1966, he presented A Song for Europe and provided the UK commentary at Eurovision Song Contests.
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    He had, between 1957 and 1961, established the chart show format of the Light Programme's Pick of the Pops, to which he briefly returned in 1962.
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  • 1944
    Age 17
    Jacobs was born in London and educated at Strand School. He served in the Royal Navy from 1944 to 1947, and first broadcast on the popular BBC General Forces Programme Navy Mixture in 1944.
    More Details Hide Details He became an announcer with the British Forces Broadcasting Service and was chief announcer on Radio SEAC in Ceylon (1945–47). He was later assistant station director. A BBC staff announcer in the early 1950s, his voice intoned the title for many of the 53 episodes of the space adventure series, Journey Into Space. He played 22 parts in the series. He also broadcast on Radio Luxembourg. Jacobs presented Juke Box Jury on BBC television between 1959 and 1967. He was one of the four original presenters of Top of the Pops when it started in 1964.
  • 1926
    Born in 1926.
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