Sportradar enhances marketing capabilities with Fresh Eight deal

first_img4th March 2021 | By Robin Harrison It will broaden ad:s’ marketing channel access and optimise its performance, helping reduce cost per acquisition and increase return on advertising investment. Sportradar enhances marketing capabilities with Fresh Eight deal The acquisition will allow Sportradar to offer dynamic creative optimisation (DCO) personalisation in display and paid social. This technology shows a user content based on their website browsing, such as pages viewed, and is commonly used for retargeting.  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter “The acquisition of Fresh Eight will accelerate that growth, as we add this personalisation technology to our marketing services offering.” Sportradar has struck a deal to acquire marketing personalisation platform Fresh Eight, through which it aims to enhance its digital marketing services offering for betting and gaming clients. Tags: Sportradar Fresh Eight This could be used for paid social in particular, Sportradar said, a current focus for media spend.  “We have developed ad:s into a substantial business for Sportradar with its platform offering and a significant portfolio of sportsbook clients,” Sportradar chief executive Carsten Koerl said. “But the market doesn’t stand still, and we must continually innovate and grow.  Regions: UK & Ireland US Fresh Eight’s platform also helps sports publishers manage the integration of native and personalised sports betting content onto their platforms. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter “I’m looking forward to working with Sportradar.” “Data is the core DNA of both companies with a shared vision of how intelligence and automation can transform marketing efforts in the betting and gaming vertical,” he continued. “The combination of Fresh Eight’s machine decisioned personalisation tools and Sportradar’s proprietary marketing technology and access to real time sports and pricing data presents customers with a compelling digital marketing offering.  Founded in 2014, Fresh Eight has grown significantly in the US in recent years, working with operators such as Flutter’s FanDuel, Entain, William Hill and LeoVegas, and publishers including ESPN, CBS, Viacom, NBC Sports and News UK.  Topics: Marketing & affiliates Strategy Tech & innovation Marketing M&A Product The deal, which completed on 2 March, complements Sportradar’s existing ad:s programmatic advertising solution, which launched in January 2019. “We founded the business with the ambition to substantially improve advertising efficiency and returns for the world’s leading gambling operators and media groups,” its founder and CEO Andrew Sharland said. “Today we partner with some of the industry’s biggest brands in Europe and the US. M&A Email Addresslast_img read more

Would I sell this FTSE 250 dividend stock in the market recovery? No chance!

first_img Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Paul Summers | Thursday, 4th June, 2020 | More on: IGG XPP I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Would I sell this FTSE 250 dividend stock in the market recovery? No chance! Paul Summers owns shares of IG Group Holdings and XP Power. The Motley Fool UK has recommended XP Power. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Paul Summerscenter_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. There are a few reasons why online trading provider and FTSE 250 member IG Group (LSE: IGG) continues to be the biggest holding in my ISA portfolio.As well as boasting fat margins and high returns on capital, the company is a great source of income. A likely 43.2p per share return for the financial year just gone gives a yield of 5.5%. That’s highly attractive at a time when many listed firms are withdrawing their cash payouts to investors. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The biggest reason, however, is the company’s capacity to thrive in good times and bad. I’d say we’ve experienced both lately. Let’s take a closer look at today’s (brief) update from the company. FTSE 250 starThis morning, IG stated that net trading revenue in Q4 is now expected to come in around £259m. This represents a huge increase on the £117.9m achieved over the same period in 2019. Taking the other three quarters into account, a full-year figure of around £649m is now predicted, comparing favourably to last year’s £476.9m. So, why are the shares trading flat today? Well, it could simply be that a lot of this good news was already priced in. After all, a surge in client activity during a tumultuous few months in the markets is exactly what you’d hope for. The question, therefore, is not whether IG has been performing well but whether it will continue doing so. On this front, I remain positive.Although there can be no guarantees when it comes to investing, the likelihood that markets will remain volatile, particularly when the recession begins to bite, is surely high. IG’s share price won’t be immune to this, but it’s unlikely to suffer as much as most. It should also recover strongly.With the possibility of a special dividend also on the horizon, I’m in no hurry to sell this FTSE 250 star.“Exceptional demand”Another holding I’m unlikely to jettison soon is critical power control component manufacturer XP Power (LSE: XPP). Like IG, it also reported some excellent numbers to the market this morning. Boosted by the fact that all of its facilities are now up and running, orders over April and May came in at £55m — 84% higher compared to the previous year. Unsurprisingly, the mid-cap has seen “exceptional levels of demand” from Healthcare customers. XP’s components feature in a large number of medical devices used to tackle Covid-19. Strong demand has been seen from customers in the Semiconductor Equipment Manufacturing sector.All told, £128m of orders have been received in 2020 so far — up 52%. Revenue is currently at £86.3m — a rise of 7% from this point in 2019. Another positive in today’s update was the reduction in net debt. This reduced from £45.3m at the end of March to £38m two months later. What’s more, management expects debt to continue falling over the rest of the year.It wasn’t all completely bullish. While a healthy order book should settle investors’ nerves, the FTSE 250 constituent did say that economic uncertainty would “continue to provide a wide range of potential outcomes for 2020.” It also expected demand from Healthcare customers to normalise.Notwithstanding this, I think this quality company remains an excellent long-term hold. A valuation of 25 times forecast earnings isn’t cheap, but this falls to 21 times next year, based on analyst projections.  Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more

Virginia: Lindsay Ryland to retire as director of transition ministry

first_img Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest [Diocese of Virginia] Lindsay Ryland, director of transition ministry, has announced plans to retire in September 2014, after 13 years of service on diocesan staff.Lindsay joined the staff in 2001 to serve as assistant for deployment, and became the diocesan deployment officer in 2003. She has worked with parishes in search of clergy as well as clergy in search of new ministries.Lindsay is a member of Immanuel, Old Church, in Hanover County. Her ministry in the wider Church includes serving as a member of the Transition Ministry Conference executive committee and the Board for Transition Ministry, and as a CREDO faculty member. She is a volunteer reader at the Virginia Voice in Richmond and has served as president of the Hanover County Historical Society, as well as in a number of positions with the Mary Baldwin College Alumnae Association. Prior to joining diocesan staff, she served as a senior vice president at Bank of America.“In her years on staff, Lindsay has built a reputation – both in Virginia and across the Episcopal Church – for excellence in ministry,” said Bishop Johnston. “She has been a pastoral and professional presence for hundreds of clergy and scores of congregations in times of transition. I am most grateful for her unique combination of passion, dedication, knowledge and skill. She has been not only a most valued colleague, but also a good friend.”Parishes who are currently involved in search processes can be assured that they will continue to receive support from the bishop’s office as they continue their discernment in calling new clergy. The Bishop will soon start a search for a new staff member to work in the transition ministry field. Posted Jun 25, 2014 Tags Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Pittsburgh, PA Comments (1) Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 June 26, 2014 at 8:19 pm Lindsay Ryland has been an extraordinary resource for our diocese who will be greatly missed. 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Press Release Service Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Bath, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit a Press Release Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 martha knight says: Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GAlast_img read more

Saracens through to Heineken Cup semi final as ‘Ash Splash’ returns

first_imgSunday Apr 7, 2013 Saracens through to Heineken Cup semi final as ‘Ash Splash’ returns Chris Ashton scored one of his better tries in recent times as Saracens beat Ulster 27-16 to progress to the semi finals of the Heineken Cup for only the second time. They will return to Twickenham to face French heavyweights Toulon.Owen Farrell kicked 17 points as Saracens outplayed last year’s finalists, scoring two tries to one, through Will Fraser and Chris Ashton. Ruan Pienaar kicked 11 points for Ulster, while Iain Henderson scored a consolation try late in the game.“We were outstanding and our forwards worked their nuts off against a very powerful team,” said Farrell post match. “We expected a hugely physical battle and that’s what we got.“I wasn’t the only Saracens player knocked back on the seat of his shorts but we fought for each other. Overall, we are really proud as a squad. It was a real team effort,” he said.Ashton’s 63rd minute try sealed the win for the home side, as he tracked an inside line in trademark style, then backed his pace despite England team mate Brad Barritt shouting on the inside.On a sidenote, South African number eight Ernst Joubert took a nasty knock to the face during the match, despite finishing all smiles at the final whistle. BBC correspondent Dan Roan posted this quite shocking Tindall-esque photo of Joubert’s badly broken nose on Twitter.Saracens will play their semi final on April 28th at Twickenham. Below is a look at Ashton’s try.Saracens vs Ulster Highlights | Heineken Cup Quarter Final HighlightsADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries , Heineken Cup Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Need for press freedom reforms

first_imgNews to go further PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago June 1, 2021 Find out more Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa Help by sharing this information RSF_en Organisation May 3, 2021 Find out morecenter_img News Reporters Without Borders is very concerned about the level of violence to which journalists continue to be exposed in the Philippines. The latest incident is the attempted murder of radio presenter Jerome Tabanganay, who was shot twice outside his radio station in the northern province of Kalinga on 14 May, four days after the country went to the polls.“The toll from physical attacks on the press continues to mount in the final weeks of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s administration,” Reporters Without Borders said, calling for a thorough investigation into Tabanganay shooting. “A total of 137 journalists have been killed since she took office nine years ago. This shows that reforms aimed at promoting media freedom and protecting journalists are essential in the Philippines.” The press freedom organisation added: “We hope that the incoming government will do what is necessary to end the culture of impunity. We also appeal to President-elect Benigno Aquino to reestablish a positive climate for the media as soon as he takes office on 1 July.”The host of a news programme on state-owned Radyo ng Bayan, Tabanganay was approached by a gunman as he arrived outside the station on the morning of 14 May. He immediately started to run but the gunman managed to shoot him in the legs as he fled.The attack came on the same day that Esmael Mangudadatu was declared the winner of the gubernatorial election in Maguinadao, a province at the other end of the Philippines. Mangudadatu’s wife and two sisters were killed in massacre on 23 November 2009 in which 32 journalists lost their lives.The massacre made the Philippines the world’s deadliest country for the media in 2009.Reporters Without Borders also voices its strong support for the call by the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines to the outgoing government to bring forward a parliamentary vote on legislation that will decriminalise press offences. May 18, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Need for press freedom reforms News Receive email alerts News PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Philippines February 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Start Your Week Off Right with Monday Night Meditation

first_img Subscribe Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News Faith Essays & Inspirations Start Your Week Off Right with Monday Night Meditation From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, July 25, 2016 | 11:36 am More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. HerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAncient Beauty Remedies From India To Swear By For Healthy SkinHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Gorgeous Looks That Have Been Classic Go-tos For DecadesHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community Newscenter_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 13 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Meditation brings benefits on both on mental and physical levels. It sharpens the mind by increasing focus and expands through relaxation. It also helps to reduce anxiety, brings emotional stability and brings awareness. It helps to lower the blood pressure, decreases tension-related pain, such as, tension headaches, ulcers, insomnia, muscle and joint problems. It also increases serotonin production that improves mood and behavior.With meditation, your physiology undergoes a change and every cell in the body is filled with more prana (energy) resulting in joy, peace, enthusiasm as the level of prana in the body increases. To experience the benefits of meditation, regular practice is necessary. It takes only a few minutes every day. Once imbibed into the daily routine, meditation becomes the best part of your day!When you meditate, you are in the space of vastness, calmness and joy and this is what you emit into the environment, bringing harmony to the Creation/planet.It can also bring about a true personal transformation.Busy people from all backgrounds are grateful to pause and enjoy a refreshing few minutes of meditation each day. Dive deep into yourself and enrich your life.All Saints Church has a Monday Meditation Night Every Week. Nights take place in All Saints Chapel, resting in the stillness of the Spirit. The group meets Mondays from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m.in the All Saints Chapel.Visit All Saints Pasadena at 132 North Euclid Avenue. Call (626) 796-1172 or email [email protected] You can also find more information on their website http://allsaintspas.org/.last_img read more

Analyzing California’s Response to Wildfire Insurance

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Loss Mitigation, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily April 8, 2020 1,432 Views Insurance wildfire 2020-04-08 Seth Welborn Tagged with: Insurance wildfire Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Related Articles Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Home / Daily Dose / Analyzing California’s Response to Wildfire Insurancecenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago After the California wildfires of in 2017 and 2018, state insurers were hit with record-breaking losses of over $25 billion. In response, on November 14th, 2019, California Department of Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara ordered the FAIR Plan Association, a state-established “insurer of last resort” ran by a pool of private carriers, to offer comprehensive homeowners insurance, adding traditional perils like water damage, theft, and personal liability to their fire coverage. A new report from CoreLogic analyzes the events leading up to this development, and how state insurers responding.First, CoreLogic notes that many traditional carriers reduced or cancelled their insurance coverage in high-risk wildfire zones. In response, the Wildfire Safety and Recovery Act (CA SB-824) of 2019 mandated a one-year moratorium on non-renewal of homeowners insurance for at least 800,000 homes in ZIP codes near recent wildfire disasters”The moratorium draws parallels to the aftermath of 1992 Hurricane Andrew, where property and casualty insurers in Florida were faced with over $16 billion in losses,” CoreLogic said. “In 1993, the Department of Insurance imposed a moratorium on non-renewals of residential property coverages in Florida for 90 days.”In October 2018, the Florida Insurance Commissioner issued a 90-day moratorium for carriers in counties impacted by Hurricane Michael. California’s lengthy one-year moratorium is proving a challenge for state insurers as they work to control losses amidst many years of consistent devastating wildfire events.The California Insurance Commissioner and state lawmakers also introduced Assembly Bill 2367, named “Renew California”. The bill would create a Wildfire Resilience Task Force, which would include the Insurance Commissioner, the Director of the Office of Emergency Services, and the State Fire Marshal, to establish minimum standards for fire-hardened homes and communities. The bill would also require admitted property insurers in the state to write or renew policies when the applicant or insured owns a residence with an estimated replacement cost consistent with the insurer’s underwriting guidelines and the residence and community meet the minimum standards for fire-hardening. Analyzing California’s Response to Wildfire Insurance Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Previous: Federal Agencies Issue Statement on Loan Modifications Next: DS5: How Technology and the Fed are Assisting Servicers Subscribelast_img read more

Marjory Stoneman Douglas teacher charged after leaving gun in public restroom

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(PARKLAND, Fla.) — A Marjory Stoneman Douglas teacher and shooting survivor was arrested and charged after he allegedly left his pistol in a public restroom, where it was later fired, police said.Sean Simpson, who was at the Parkland, Florida, high school in February when 17 people were shot and killed, left his loaded firearm in a bathroom stall at the Deerfield Beach Pier on Sunday, according to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office.The science teacher told police he went back to retrieve the gun and found it in the hands of a homeless man who appeared intoxicated. Joseph Spataro, 69, had picked it up and fired it into a wall, according to police records.Simpson managed to retrieve the gun from Spataro, but they were both apprehended.Simpson, 43, was charged with failing to safely store a firearm, a second-degree misdemeanor. He was released later on Sunday after posting a $250 cash bond. Meanwhile, Spataro, who told police he fired the Glock 9mm to see if it was loaded, was charged with firing a weapon while intoxicated and trespassing.ABC affiliate WPLG reached out to Simpson, who would not comment on the case, though he said did not believe that he violated school board rules.A spokeswoman for the Broward County School Board said the district is not expected to take disciplinary action against him, according to WPLG.Simpson previously said he’d be willing to be trained to carry a gun to protect students from potential attackers, WPLG reported.On Tuesday, the Broward County School Board said it wouldn’t participate in the state’s new Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program, which was named after a Marjory Stoneman Douglas coach who died protecting students.Florida lawmakers intended to allow teachers and other in-classroom employees to participate as well, but the program was scaled back amid objections from Marjory Stoneman Douglas survivors.Supporters of the program have argued that if Feis were armed, he may have been able to stop alleged shooter Nikolas Cruz from harming as many students.Cruz, 19, admitted to the shooting after fleeing from the Feb. 14 attack, according to his arrest affidavit.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Investigating the biases in the use of hard prey remains to identify diet composition using antarctic fur seals (Arctocephalus gazella) in captive feeding trials

first_imgThe analysis of pinniped scats has been used to quantify their diet, using prey remains to identify species and to estimate the numbers and sizes of prey consumed. There are, however, potential biases involved with scat analysis and, for this method to be used successfully, these biases need to be quantified. Thirty-six Antarctic fur seals (Arctocephalus gazella) were fed meals of exclusively either fish, squid, or krill and their scats were collected and analyzed. The major sources of error in the analysis of prey remains from scats were the differential erosion and passage rate of items in relation to their size. However, using simple correction functions, such as those which model otolith erosion, it is possible to reduce these errors. Using plastic beads as dietary markers showed recovery rates were negatively related to their size. Larger squid beaks had lower recovery rates than smaller beaks, but there was no size-related bias in the recovery rates of krill carapaces. Only 33% of the squid beaks and 27% of the otoliths originally fed were recovered from the scats. Recovery rates were greater for squid (77%) and fish (50%) eye lenses and these structures gave a better estimate of numbers eaten. Differences found between experimentally derived and published regression equations (used to calculate prey sizes eaten from prey remains) highlights the need for regression equations based on local prey characteristics, if these are to be used with any success to describe the prey eaten.last_img read more

The bivalve Anopaea (Inoceramidae) from the Upper Jurassic-lowermost Cretaceous of Mexico

first_imgIn Mexico, the Upper Jurassic to lowermost Cretaceous La Casita and coeval La Caja and La Pimienta formations are well-known for their abundant and well-preserved marine vertebrates and invertebrates. The latter include conspicuous inoceramid bivalves of the genus Anopaea not formally described previously from Mexico. Anopaea bassei (Lecolle de Cantú, 1967), Anopaea cf. stoliczkai (Holdhaus, 1913), Anopaea cf. callistoensis Crame and Kelly, 1995 and Anopaea sp. are rare constituents in distinctive Tithonian–lower Berriasian levels of the La Caja Formation and one Tithonian horizon of the La Pimienta Formation. Anopaea bassei was previously documented from the Tithonian of central Mexico and Cuba, while most other members of Anopaea described here are only known from southern high latitudes. The Mexican assemblage also includes taxa which closely resemble Anopaea stoliczkai from the Tithonian of India, Indonesia and the Antarctic Peninsula, and Anopaea callistoensis from the late Tithonian to ?early Berriasian of the Antarctic Peninsula. Our new data expand the palaeogeographical distribution of the high latitude Anopaea to the Gulf of Mexico region and substantiate faunal exchange, in the Late Jurassic–earliest Cretaceous, between Mexico and the Antarctic Realm.last_img read more