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first_imgThe systematics of the deep-sea cirrate octopod genus Opisthoteuthis Verrill in the Atlantic Ocean is reviewed. Comparisons, based on examination of all extant type material and new, reported and unreported material collected in recent years from the Atlantic, show the presence of five species: Opisthoteuthis agassizii Verrill 1883, O. grimaldii (Joubin, 1903), O. massyae (Grimpe, 1920) and two new species, O. calypso and O. hardyi, which are described. Opisthoteuthis agassizii, distributed only in the western North Atlantic, is redescribed, and a neotype is designated for the presumed lost holotype. Opisthoteuthis grimaldii, distributed in the East Atlantic and possibly also in the western North Atlantic, and O. massyae, distributed in the East Atlantic are also redescribed and junior synonyms listed. Opisthoteuthis calypso, found in the East Atlantic and O. hardyi, known only from a single specimen from the SW Atlantic are described. New morphometric data for O. agassizii, O. massyae and O. grimaldii are given. Illustrations, geographical distributions and a review of the biological information for all five species are provided.last_img read more

first_img The club confirmed a long-awaited deal for the 25-year-old Spaniard will, subject to the necessary documentation being completed, be finalised. Aspas, brought in at a cost of about £7.7million, scored 12 goals in 34 league appearances last season and that helped Celta survive a Primera Division relegation battle. The fact their safety was only secured on the final day of the La Liga season held up progress but negotiations were well advanced and there was never any doubt at Anfield that it would go through. Aspas, who was identified to play alongside Luis Suarez before he began publicly courting Real Madrid, will not be the last of the summer arrivals as Liverpool are also hopeful a deal can be done for Sevilla youngster Luis Alberto. The 20-year-old has been on loan at Barcelona B but Thursday was the deadline for the Catalan club to offer the midfielder a permanent contract. Having tracked the youngster’s progress and made it clear to his parent club they are interested in a deal Liverpool are optimistic they can add the promising talent to their ranks. Rodgers is keen to get as much of his business done as quickly as possible and they have made a move to bring in Sporting Lisbon’s 20-year-old defender Tiago Ilori while attempts are being made to secure the services of Schalke centre-back Kyriakos Papadopoulos. Liverpool, who have already signed Kolo Toure on a free transfer, have also been linked with Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, with the future of Jose Reina still uncertain, and Shakhtar Donetsk’s Armenia midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan – whose capture would become more important should Suarez leave. The club hope to offset some of their outlay by selling striker Andy Carroll to West Ham but although a £15million-plus deal has been in place for some time, the player is stalling on agreeing to the move. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers’ summer strengthening is beginning to gather pace after an agreement was secured to bring in Celta Vigo forward Iago Aspas.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

first_img Related Articles Submit Share Share SG ramps up digital expansion with Nederlandse Loterij deal August 24, 2020 Keith O’Loughlin – SG DigitalNasdaq-listed gambling technology group Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has detailed a new dawn for its SG Digital division, launching new vertical ‘OpenSports’ – an ‘unparalleled suite’ which will maintain its entire sports betting product inventory.Updating the market, SGC states that the launch of OpenSports marks ‘the transformation of its Sportsbook product vision’, delivering an enhanced stack of solutions and player-driven proposition for its customers.OpenSports sees SGC fully redesign and modify its end-to-end sportsbook solution, allowing clients greater flexibility to ‘mix-&-match’ SG Digital sports betting provisions with their day-to-day operational needs.SG Digital’s new sportsbook suite delivers five core product provisions:OpenBet – Flagship SG Digital proprietary betting engine. The OpenBet platform is the leading sportsbook platform for global tier1 betting operators.OpenPlatform – Fully automated player account management system and wallet services functionalities.OpenTrade – SG Digital’s new managed trading services powered by recently acquired Don Best.OpenEngage – Sportsbook customer targeting and optimisation tools/functionalities.OpenAccelerate  – SG Digital ‘value added’ services for clients, helping operators achieve peak sportsbook performance across day-to-day functions such as acquisition, retention and player engagement.Keith O’Loughlin, SVP Sportsbook for SG Digital, said: “This evolution of our sportsbook products and services has been in line with our goal of providing unrivalled player experiences for our customers.”“The unification of our portfolio under a single brand allows us to help our customers connect better with their players and deliver next level engagement. As a business, we’ve grown through strategic M&A and continued to invest in our cutting-edge technology solutions to meet our customer and players’ evolving needs. OpenSports acknowledges and embraces that change by giving our customers exactly what they need to win in the sports betting arena.“It’s a natural next step for us to continuously improve the way we connect customer needs with world class player experiences. The game has changed. We’ve changed. We’re here to set the new standard by which this industry operates.” StumbleUpon SG OpenMarket approval sees SportCaller expand FTP distribution capacity August 18, 2020 Xtremepush secures ‘OpenMarket’ supplier accreditation   August 26, 2020last_img read more

first_imgFans make their way through some snow to Lambeau Field before an NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)The black and gold find themselves mathematically alive for a wild card but need a ton of help in order for that reality to occur. In addition, they must win their final two games of the year, starting this week in Green Bay.The Packers will again be without Aaron Rodgers but they aren’t without weapons that the Steelers will need to stop. Big Ben has never played at Lambeu Field and has stated his looking forward to doing so and taking in the nostalgia.  Hopefully he can help in making a memory that will last forever for the Steelers.Green Bay Packers’ Andrew Quarless (81) celebrates his touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Here are the Keys to A Steelers Victory:1. They must run the football effectively. They have to try to control the clock and keep it away from the Packers offense.2. Creating turnovers is absolutely necessary. The defense must assist in setting up the offense with shorter fields.3. The Packers are going to key their defense on stopping Antonio Brown so Emmanuel Sanders, Heath Miller and Jerricho Cotchery need to pick up the slack and make impact plays down the field and in the red zone.4. Jason Worilds and Lawrence Timmons need to lead the way on defense. They are the two biggest impact players the team has on defense and they must get to Matt Flynn as well as stop Edy Lacy.Here are a Few Things to Watch:1. Eddie Lacy vs. LeVeon Bell-Mike Tomlin stated this week that it was a no brainer for the Steelers to draft Bell over Lacy. Let’s see who shows the other one up this week.2. Brett Keisel-The Diesel is coming back this week and is most likely playing in his 2nd to last game. How will he respond to being off for an extended period of time and how impactful will he be?3. Let’s see how the team responds this week after a big win vs. the Bengals. They looked great a week ago but as we’ve seen all year, they are an inconsistent bunch and it’s always a 50/50 shot on who will show up.4. The team rookies-Jarvis Jones, LeVeon Bell, Vince Williams to name a few. How will they play, how much will they play, when will they play and can they prove they were worth their draft picks? Now’s the time to see what these guys have.Mike Pelaia hosts the website Steel Nation Association www.steelnationassociation.com- Covering the Steelers and helping Children’s Hospital All Day Everyday. You can e-mail him at [email protected]last_img read more