Agkistrodon piscivorus is a venomous snake, a species of pit viper, found in the southeastern United States. Adults are large and capable of delivering a painful and potentially fatal bite. When antagonized, they will stand their ground by coiling their bodies and displaying their fangs. Although their aggression has been exaggerated, individuals may bite when feeling threatened or being handled. This is the world's only semiaquatic viper, usually found in or near water, particularly in slow-moving and shallow lakes, streams, and marshes. The snake is a strong swimmer and will even enter the sea. It has successfully colonized islands off both the Atlantic and Gulf coasts.
The generic name is derived from the Greek words ancistro (hooked) and odon (tooth), and the specific name comes from the Latinpiscis (fish) and voro (to eat); thus, the scientific name translates into “hooked-tooth fish-eater”. Common names include variants on water moccasin, swamp moccasin, black moccasin, cottonmouth, gapper, or simply viper. Many of the common names refer to the threat display, where this species will often stand its ground and gape at an intruder, exposing the white lining of its mouth. Three subspecies are currently recognized, including the nominate subspecies described here. Its diet consists mainly of fish and frogs but is otherwise highly varied and, uniquely, has even been reported to include carrion.
The song is not about the African country, but rather about two people who cannot get along with each other, leaving them to want to be rid of each other and as distant as possible. Musically, the song opens with a Caribbean drum beat while an African-style tribe is heard chanting "Congo the Congo", before the song launches into a darker guitar-driven melody. The album version features an alternative synthesizer ending that fades out, while the single version has an earlier fade-out that excludes the ending.
The music video, directed by Howard Greenhalgh, features industrialised imagery, with the band playing in a heavily guarded shipyard manned with slave labour. Massive water cannons are used to control uprisings, and the band is doused with water quite often throughout the video. The video was shot at the Mediterranean Film Studios in Malta.
“Good policies or fiscal management are not enough – we need good reforms to attract foreign direct investments… The Democratic Republic of Congo would ask the emerging countries, especially the UAE, to associate with this great modernisation to one of the most important ...
, Kentucky received more than 650 refugees in the past year, mostly from the Democratic Republic of Congo...Jordan credited Louisville’s place among the top refugee-receiving states in recent years as a result of its established Congolese population attracting other refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Getty Images) ... So impressive was Sarr in his rookie campaign in France that he has already picked up a cap for his country, playing for Senegal against Congo in March. The Daily Mail report that Sarr has done enough to attract the attentions of a string of big clubs, with both Manchester sides and Chelsea all said to be interested in snapping him up.
Deep in the forest of Ntokou Pikounda National Park in the Republic of Congo, forest elephants churn the water of a mud hole then use their trunks to spray dirt all over their bodies ...There are an estimated 1,100 forest elephants in the park, however, says Sam Nziengui-Kassa, WWFConservation program manager in the Republic of Congo.
The flagship boat on the attraction is even called the “CongoQueen.” While Bogart’s skipper Allnut may not be throwing out puns a mile a minute, he does find wisecracking or being silly to be popular forms of entertainment ... For an attraction that has run 66 years and still commands often hour-long wait times, the answer is yes.
Stryk — who has worked as a fixer of sorts for foreign clients from whom other lobbyists keep their distance, including targets of sanctions and criminal inquiries in Angola, the Democratic Republican of Congo and Venezuela — would not identify his client in Haiti.
“We really hope to see some catalytic impact of the IMF program to attract more budget support from other donors and also more investment.”. The loan program is Congo’s first since 2012, when the IMF halted financing because of concerns about corruption in the mining industry.
Notably, with Nigeria’s recently passed Petroleum IndustryBill, Nigeria has spurred investment in its highly prospective energy sector, and countries such as the Republic of Congo, Angola, and Senegal, through transformative regulatory changes, have focused on attracting foreign investment.
Congo will be another country that will attract significant Chinese investment, particularly after joining Beijing’s belt and road initiative in December last year ... FSCRIR said that Chile has attracted a considerable amount of investments in copper mining in recent years and will begin to pay off in the next few years.
Taking place on a wide-open stretch of land, under a big top tent adjacent to the popular Knowsley Safari Park attraction, the Summer Soiree will welcome a host of excellent dance music greats to perform live across the 6-hour long party. ...Ride the CongoRiver ...