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.
With today's sensibilities, Disney could no longer avoid the racist overtones, so the attraction will soon be "reimagined" it to fit the motif of "The Princess and the Frog." ... This boat ride takes you down the impossible combination of the Amazon, Congo, and Mekong rivers.
Blinken comes to Rwanda at a particularly difficult time for Africa's Great Lakes region, with the small central African nation at odds with vast neighbor Congo over allegations that both governments support rebels opposed to each other ... Congo in support of the M23 rebel group.
The top priority during Blinken's two-day stay to Congo is pushing for peace between the DRC and Rwanda, which Kinshasa accuses of backing militia groups ... "His coming shows Congo is beginning to be attractive; I can't begin to mention leaders from nations all over the world who have visited Congo this year and last year.
CongoPresidentFelix Tshisekedi and many politicians have enthusiastically welcomed Philippe’s visit ... Tshisekedi said during a brief news conference earlier on Wednesday with De Croo that he was focused on boosting cooperation with Belgium to attract investment and improve health care and education in Congo.
In 2020, Philippe became the first Belgian official to express regret for the “suffering and humiliation” inflicted on Congo... Congo PresidentFelix Tshisekedi said during a brief news conference with De Croo that he was focused on cooperating with Belgium to attract investment and improve health care and education in Congo.
CongoPresidentFelix Tshisekedi and many politicians have enthusiastically welcomed Philippe's visit ... Tshisekedi said during a brief news conference with De Croo that he was focused on boosting cooperation with Belgium to attract investment and improve health care in Congo.
... colonisation of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but again stopped short of formally apologising ... Tshisekedi said during a brief news conference with De Croo that he was focused on boosting co-operation with Belgium to attract investment and improve healthcare in Congo.
Hong Kong, June 2 (ANI) ... The issues, mostly related to loss of livelihood, environment impact assessment and labor rights, were brought to fore in several countries such as Uganda, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Congo and now in Namibia, which attracted a backlash from the local civil society groups in these countries ... (ANI) ....
This year, all ten countries on the list are in Africa... Their neglect rankings are based on ... 1. Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). A volcano in 2021 briefly attracted international attention ... 2 ... 3 ... 4 ... 5 ... Over a quarter of a million Burundians have been living in DR Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda since the violence around the 2015 presidential election.
The two-day auction included nearly 1,500 items designed to make Disneyland fans drool — with everything from ride vehicles to restaurant signs to attraction posters from Walt Disney’s original theme park ... The SkywayGondola was used at Walt Disney World after that Disneyland attraction closed in 1994.