Brilliant Phan Sets Adorable Muppets Video To Phish Music, And It’s Awesome

first_imgSometime deep in the hours of last night’s insane San Francisco run-closer, one fan uploaded a music video for the Phish song “Let Me Lie,” a song originally written for Trey Anastasio’s Bar 17 album and re-recorded on Phish’s 2009 Party Time. The song was also recently busted out earlier this summer, during the band’s performance at the XFINITY Theatre in Hartford. Starring in the music video are the lovable Muppets, Kermit and Piggy, who take bike rides through the park and “ride it slowly.”Enjoy this sweet love story, courtesy of YouTube user Chris M, which you can watch by clicking the video below!last_img read more

Greater Jakarta flooding on Tuesday gets into Presidential Palace

first_imgHeavy rains from Monday to Tuesday have caused flooding in several areas, including the Presidential Palace complex in Central Jakarta.The front yard of Baiturrahim Mosque, next to Merdeka Palace on Jl. Medan Merdeka Utara, was inundated, Antara news agency reported on Tuesday.“The palace has been hit by flooding,” Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung said in a short message on Tuesday. Pramono showed pictures and videos of palace caretakers trying to clear water.  Soon the pictures and the videos spread to social media, prompting people to blame Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan for the flooding. By 7 a.m. floodwaters had receded. “There’s no longer inundation as of about 7 a.m.,” said Presidential Secretariat deputy head of protocol, press and media Bey Triadi Machmudin as quoted by Antara, while showing videos of the palace.The widespread flooding on Tuesday has caused major traffic and transportation disruption. The police have canceled the odd-even traffic policy for the day but several toll roads are flooded, creating traffic jams in morning rush hour.Topics :last_img read more

Iowa Supreme Court rules on Iowa City ‘stand your ground’ case

first_imgDES MOINES — An Iowa Supreme Court ruling Friday clarifies a portion of the state’s 2017 “stand your ground” law.The Supreme Court says the “stand your ground” law does not require pretrial hearings to determine if self defense was an issue — saying it provides an immunity from liability — not an immunity from prosecution.The ruling is in the case of Lamar Wilson. Wilson fired into a crowd at the pedestrian mall in Iowa City in August of 2017 — killing Kaleek Jones and seriously injuring two others. He was charged with murder, two counts of attempted murder, and three counts of intimidation with a dangerous weapon.Wilson claimed he fired in self defense after seeing someone else show a gun. The jury found Wilson guilty of lesser charges of voluntary manslaughter, two counts of assault with intent to cause serious injury, and one count of intimidation with a dangerous weapon.Wilson appealed the convictions — saying he should have been given a pre-trial hearing — and that would have vindicated him without a trial. The Supreme Court disagreed, and also dismissed other appeal issues raised by Wilson.Wilson was sentenced consecutively to ten years in prison for voluntary manslaughter, two two-year terms for the assaults, and ten years in prison for intimidation with a dangerous weapon.Here’s the ruling:  Stand Your Ground Ruling PDFlast_img read more