‘People’s church’ prepares to mark centenary

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption David Lloyd George backed disestablishment of the Church of England in Wales “The creation of the Church in Wales was extraordinarily controversial,” said Norman Doe, a professor of law at Cardiff University. “It was then a new church, with the power to make its own theology and laws.” New elements included bringing in a written constitution, limiting the power of the bishops, and having them elected instead of appointed by the Crown. According to Prof Doe, it also used lay people in the running of its church courts and made worship more accessible to people. Image copyright Church in Wales Image caption Joanna Penberthy became the first woman bishop in the Church in Wales …

Taylor Swift releases Christmas song, complete with cute home movie compilation

(CNN)Taylor Swift has released a Christmas song — but it’s not just the music people are talking about. More than anything, the video seems to serve as an ode to Swift’s strong Christmas fashion choices — the movies show the infant Swift in an array of winter gear, from cute knitted hats to retro patterned sweaters and an array of padded ski suits.

How likely is Boris Johnson to lose his seat?

CONFUSED? Our simple election guide MANIFESTO GUIDE: Who should I vote for? POSTCODE SEARCH: Find your local candidates POLLS: How are the parties doing? A TO Z: Our tool to explain election words Image caption Labour’s Ali Milani, who is hoping for the ultimate constituency upset But political groups from across the spectrum can smell blood. A huge door-to-door campaign is under way, with Labour activists trying to capture floating voters. “We’ve definitely noticed a shift towards Labour,” says the party’s candidate, Ali Milani. “This election will be won on local issues,” he says. “People can have a conversation with me and bring up a local school or a local hospital and I’ve used those services. Everyone says to me …

Are award winners and losers out of fashion?

That wasn’t just because it was so hard to compare their works, but because they wanted to make a show of unity in divisive times, and didn’t want one nominee’s political message to be judged as more worthy than the rest. Four share Turner Prize after plea from nominees Five times awards have been shared There had never been a tie for the Turner Prize before. But the prize has changed since the headline-making days of the mid-1990s. Out have gone the indulgent, attention-grabbing sensations by Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin, and in have come the socially conscious, message-driven works of recent years. The gesture and the reasons behind it have been warmly received. But now this precedent has been …

CNN 10 – December 2, 2019

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Spotify Wrapped reveals your top songs and favorite artists of the year and the decade

London (CNN Business)Musicals may be on your go-to streaming playlists, or perhaps you prefer listening to some hip hop. Spotify (SPOT) users who have had an account for at least two years will be able to see their most-streamed artists and their total streaming time over the past decade. Spotify Wrapped will also map out where a listener’s favorite musicians come from. Those with Spotify Premium will receive additional data stories, including the number of artists they discovered in 2019. Some music fansexpressed disappointment on social media when the feature launched Thursday, saying they could not access their lists. CNN Business has reached out to Spotify for comment. The launch of this year’s feature comes two days after Spotify announced …

8 tech gadgets that work offline

New York (CNN)It’s been a brutal year for data breaches and tech gadget hacks. Technology has unquestionably made life easier in many ways, but being connected to the internet opens up a whole host of concerns. The Fujifilm Instax Square SQ6 ($99), or any similar instant camera, lets you snap physical photos to be framed or pinned to a board. There’s no threat of the photos leaking or not getting enough likes on social media because the analog prints are just for you. Gaming Last year, one of the most sought after gadgets was the Nintendo Switch, a $299 handheld videogame console that offers play on the go and can plug into a TV. Now there’s the Nintendo Switch Lite, …

Scientists used speakers to make dead coral reefs sound healthy. The fish came back

(CNN)A team of scientists from the UK and Australia teamed up to use underwater loudspeakers to try and entice fish back to dead coral reefs and potentially help them recover. By replicating the sounds of healthy reefs, according to a study recently published in Nature Communications, the scientists used a process called “acoustic enrichment.” Tim Gordon, the lead author of the study and another marine biologist from the University of Exeter, said the returning fish could help ecosystems “recover” and “give those degraded patches of coral a chance of new life.” “Fish are crucial for coral reefs to function as healthy ecosystems … Boosting fish populations in this way could help to kick-start natural recovery processes, counteracting the damage we’re …

Alabama sheriff fatally shot in head over loud music; suspect is son of a deputy: reports

Sheriff John Williams Sr., who was fatally shot Saturday night, was devoted to his community, those who knew him say. (Alabama Sheriffs Association) The shooting happened around 8:15 p.m. and the suspect, identified as William Chase Johnson, initially fled – but returned to the crime scene with a firearm about four hours later and was taken into custody, according to reports. Johnson is scheduled to appear Monday morning in Lowndes County District Court to face murder charges, AL.com reported. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Johnson is the son of one of its deputies, according to WSFA. Officials from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency wouldn’t comment when the Advertiser asked if Williams was on duty and in uniform at …

Keith Richards Fast Facts

(CNN)Here’s a look at the life of Keith Richards, musician and founding member of the Rolling Stones. Birth name: Keith Richards Father: Bert Richards, factory worker Mother: Doris (Dupress) Richards Marriage: Patti Hansen (1983-present) Children: with Patti Hansen: Theodora and Alexandra; with Anita Pallenberg: Marlon, Dandelion, and Tara (son, died as an infant) Education: Attended Sidcup Art School Other Facts Richards and band mate Mick Jagger first met as children. Has been nominated, with the Rolling Stones, for 12 Grammy Awards and has won three. Has made cameos in both “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.” Timeline 1960 – Rekindles friendship with Jagger after running into him at a train station. …

Confronting the cult of partisan media

(CNN)America is self-segregating into separate political realities. And partisan media is driving much of this division across new platforms, polarizing for profit while amplifying extreme voices and achieving unprecedented reach — including the Oval Office. Avlon: Our enemies know America is polarized The result is real: A new Pew Survey shows that 73% of Americans now believe that Republicans and Democrats cannot agree on basic facts. That’s a potential death sentence for a democracy that depends on reasoning together to solve common problems. This is also an unhealthy departure from our best traditions. We had partisan newspapers in the past that, for example, excoriated and defended the New Deal, but there was still a general baseline commitment to facts and …

Scooter Braun breaks six-month silence on Taylor Swift dispute

(CNN)Music manager Scooter Braun has finally broken his silence on Taylor Swift’s public statements of displeasure with him, his company and her former record label. The saga began in July, when the singer’s early music catalog was sold to a company owned by Braun in a deal worth roughly $300 million, according to Billboard. Swift called the agreement a “worst case scenario” upon its announcement. Her discontent split members of the music community, with each party finding their defenders. “The only good thing for me is that when you get knocked down on some stuff, you get to find out who your real friends are real quick,” Braun, who never mentioned Swift by name, said. “And watching some people in …

Grammy nominees revealed

(CNN)The nominations for the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards were announced Wednesday. She was joined by singer Bebe Rexha and CBS’s Gayle King. Here’s a list of some of the Grammy nominees. The complete list of more than 80 categories can be found on Grammy.com. Record of the Year “Hey, Ma” — Bon Iver “Bad Guy” — Billie Eilish “7 Rings” — Ariana Grande “Hard Place” — H.E.R. “Talk” — Khalid “Old Town Road” — Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus “Truth Hurts” — Lizzo “Sunflower” — Post Malone & Swae Lee Album of the year “I,I”- Bon Iver “Norman F***ing Rockwell” — Lana Del Rey “When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go” — Billie Eilish “Thank U, …

Why I’m ordering turkey this year rather than following the family recipe

(CNN)In the 1940s, as my family story goes, my grandmother Irma worked for Armed Services Editions, a publisher that sent more than 122 million books to servicemen around the world. One of them was a strange collection of essays by the writer Morton Thompson, including “How to Cook a Turkey.” This year is different. This year we’re ordering a “Thanksgiving dinner” special from a grocery store in Omaha. Other than a pie (my wife insists she must make a pie) and maybe some mashed potatoes (my daughter’s request), we don’t plan to cook. There’s a reason our rituals are changing, and it’s going to be OK. My mother died in mid-November last year, and this will technically be our second …

The real reason Victoria’s Secret show is going away

(CNN)There are those who will point to the decline of print to explain why Playboy magazine is a shell of what it once was, when circulation topped 5 million in the 1970s (it’s a fraction of that now). And some will triumphantly point to the new push for diversity and inclusion in recent issues of Sports Illustrated’s famed swimsuit issue for stripping the mag of must-read (or rather, must-see) status. But I tend to believe there’s a simpler explanation for the fate of these enterprises. Listen to the insightful words of Trekkie Monster, a character from the 2004 Tony Award-winning musical “Avenue Q:”

Scooter Braun pleads with Taylor Swift to find ‘resolution’ after receiving death threats

Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta pose for a photo at a private residence on June 28 in Montecito, Calif. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Ithaca Holdings) Following the $300 million sale, Swift alleged in a blog post that she was never informed of the deal and had her previous requests to buy back her masters denied. She also accused Braun of “manipulative bullying.” TAYLOR SWIFT TO RECEIVE ARTIST OF THE DECADE AT AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS The public feud continued up until last week, when Swift took to Twitter on Nov. 14 to accuse Braun and Big Machine CEO Borchetta of not allowing her to perform her old songs at the American Music Awards this Sunday. Big Machine has since released a statement …