Over the past few years, the children of the late Frank Zappa have been locked in an ugly, public feud over the handling of their father’s estate. Recently, according to a statement from the Zappa kids–Moon Unit Zappa, Dweezil Zappa, Ahmet Zappa, and Diva Zappa–it looks like the siblings are finally ready to bury the hatchet and work together.The Zappa Family Trust has approved a new Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. beer collaboration, Zappa Wild Stache IPA, which will be available at a variety of breweries, liquor stores, and restaurants. Zappa Wild Stache IPA features a wild hop cultivated by CLS Farms “as untamed as Zappa’s musical leanings.” Sierra Nevada purchased the entire 2015 crop of the wild hop.Head to Sierra Nevada’s Beer Locator to find a spot nearest you that carries the new Zappa-themed brew.[H/T Jambase]
The illegal immigrant Hokey-Pokey dance appears to be put on hold for the state of Florida according to the Governor, “for now.”The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) just announced that Texas migrants will not be flown in to Florida by the planeloads after all.A spokeswoman for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said Saturday that federal authorities will not be sending the immigrants as previously thought.Local officials in two Democratic counties said they were told by federal officials on Thursday to expect two planeloads of undocumented immigrants to arrive each week.Now a spokeswoman for the Republican governor says DeSantis and Trump talked Saturday afternoon, and that Trump told the governor that there are no plans to send immigrants to Florida, and that he had not authorized such a plan.
Published on April 5, 2013 at 6:59 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @chris_iseman Facebook Twitter Google+ ATLANTA – In the middle of trying to prepare Syracuse for its Final Four matchup with Michigan, Mike Hopkins learned he won’t be getting the chance to become a head coach in his native southern California.Hopkins interviewed for the Southern California head coach opening last month, and was considered a strong candidate. But that was before Florida Gulf Coast went on a run through the NCAA Tournament before falling to Florida in the Sweet 16, sending head coach Andy Enfield into the national spotlight.The Trojans took notice, and hired Enfield to be their head coach late Monday night. In Syracuse’s Georgia Dome locker room on Friday, Hopkins said it was a “great process” despite the outcome of USC’s coaching search.“Obviously it didn’t work out, but I’ve got a great thing at Syracuse,” Hopkins said. “I’m focused on winning this national championship and hopefully winning another one.”Hopkins is head coach Jim Boeheim’s eventual successor. Boeheim said Tuesday there isn’t anyone Southern California could’ve hired that would’ve been better than Hopkins.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut the Trojans went with Enfield instead. Hopkins will remain as Syracuse’s head coach in waiting. Comments Related Stories Syracuse-Michigan promises showdown of in-form shooters Southerland, StauskasCarter-Williams, Burke renew 10th-grade duel in Final FourSoutherland, Boeheim surprised Final Four run came this seasonMcGary’s rapid improvement adds another weapon to Michigan’s arsenalMcNamara outlines how he scouts Michigan ahead of Final Four matchup
LOS ANGELES — Giants reliever Trevor Gott’s season is over.The club announced Friday that Gott was transferred to the 60-day injured list to clear a 40-man roster spot for right-handed pitcher Ricardo Pinto, who was acquired off waivers from the Tampa Bay Rays.Gott was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right elbow strain on August 27 and expected to return within two-to-three weeks. The Giants have not announced any new details regarding Gott’s injury, but he is no longer eligible to …
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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Shiv Sena on Tuesday postponed a scheduled press conference where Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray were to announce their alliance for the Assembly elections, just a day after miscommunication within the Opposition caused the Nationalist Congress Party to cancel the release of its manifesto.State BJP president Chandrakant Patil, when asked about the press conference being called off, refused to comment, but said the alliance talks are in the final stage. “Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Uddhav Thackeray are finalising the [seat-sharing arrangement]. They are also discussing it with BJP national president Amit Shah. I have thus decided not to make any further comments on the issue,” Mr. Patil said at a press conference at the party headquarters in Mumbai. ‘Announcement soon’On Monday evening, BJP leaders had informed media persons that the alliance would be announced on Tuesday. However, later in the night, it emerged that no such announcement was scheduled. Mr Patil said, “I cannot predict [when it will happen]. All I can say is that the alliance will be announced soon.”Mr. Fadnavis and Mr. Thackeray will be together in Navi Mumbai on Wednesday to address the Mathadi Kamgar Melava (a gathering of Mathadi workers) and are likely to have lunch at MLC Narendra Patil’s residence. When asked if former chief minister and Maharashtra Swabhiman Party founder Narayan Rane would be joining the BJP, Mr. Patil said the decision will be taken after the alliance is announced. “ Once [Mr. Fadnavis and Mr. Thackeray] agree on a seat-sharing formula, a decision regarding Rane’s induction into the BJP will be finalised,” he said.Mr. Patil’s statement indicates that all may not be well within the saffron alliance, especially when the Opposition has already finalised its seat-sharing arrangement and is finalising names of candidates. ‘BJP needs to introspect’Mr. Fadnavis had said on Monday that the official announcement of the seat-sharing deal would be made at the right time, while Sena leader Sanjay Raut had claimed the coming 24 hours were crucial for the alliance.On Tuesday, Mr. Raut said the BJP needs to introspect if it cannot honour its commitments, and that the seat-sharing formula with the BJP had been decided before the Lok Sabha elections. He said the party’s position would have been different had it decided to sit in the opposition.Mr. Patil said, “There was no point in raising this issue now. The Sena has been with us during the entire tenure.”