12-Year-Old Son Of Metallica’s Robert Trujillo Debuts With Korn For South American Tour [Videos]

first_imgKorn hit Bogotá, Colombia, last night, kicking off their South American tour with Tye Trujillo, the twelve-year-old son of Metallica’s Robert Trujillo. The little bass prodigy was tagged in to replace Korn’s long-standing bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu for the South American leg of the tour due to “unforeseen circumstances,” though Arvizu will rejoin the group for the North American leg of the Serenity of Suffering tour. Fans in Colombia did not seem to mind the debut of Arvizu’s replacement, however; Trujillo proved himself as a skilled musician despite his young age. You can watch videos of the younger Trujillo shredding with Korn below, all courtesy of Juan Sebastián Rodríguez Isáziga.last_img

Blue Ridge Parkway Closes Southernmost Section to Support COVID-19 Prevention Efforts

first_imgOther sections of the Blue Ridge Parkway motor road remain accessible to the public in accordance with the latest federal, state, and local health guidance, where not otherwise closed. The park will continue to assess changing conditions in our region and work with local communities to extend or terminate closures, as appropriate to ensure the health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, partners, and local residents. The NPS encourages people who choose to visit the Blue Ridge Parkway during this pandemic to adhere to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local public health authorities to protect visitors and employees. As services are limited, the NPS urges visitors to continue to practice Leave No Trace principles, including pack-in and pack-out, to keep outdoor spaces safe and healthy. National Park Service officials announced today the southernmost 14 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway, from Milepost 455 to 469, will close effective immediately in a continuing effort to support federal, state, and local efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and in coordination with travel restrictions in place from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and Great Smoky Mountains Park. last_img read more

Avian flu crops up again in Thailand

first_imgMay 27, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – An avian influenza outbreak was reported at a research farm in northern Thailand yesterday, less than 2 weeks after government officials expressed confidence that the country was free of the disease.A Thai agricultural official said the outbreak occurred on a Chiang Mai University research farm, according to a report today by the Bangkok Post. The official, Yukol Limlaemthong, said faculty members noticed unusual chicken deaths May 19.The carcasses tested positive for avian flu, the report said. It did not specify whether tests showed the H5N1 virus subtype, which was blamed for the widespread outbreaks in Thailand and seven other Asian countries earlier this year. The outbreaks led to 34 human illness cases with at least 23 deaths.More than 1,000 chickens were destroyed to contain the new outbreak, the Post reported. Yukol said authorities did not order the culling of chickens at neighboring farms because the boundary of the outbreak “could be clearly delineated,” according to the story. The farm is in an isolated area and all movements of poultry there are under the government’s tight control, Yukol said.The story also said a provincial livestock official speculated that the infection could have come from migrating birds. He said chickens within 5 kilometers of the research farm were being tested for the virus.The government had expressed near-certainty that the country was free of avian flu May 14, which marked the end of 21 days of monitoring at the site of the last previous outbreak, according to an Associated Press (AP) report yesterday.The AP report, contradicting the Post story, quoted Yukol as saying the new outbreak was believed to have started May 22.last_img read more