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2009-03-19 12:00:00

LEXINGTON, Ky., March 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lexmark International, Inc. (NYSE: LXK) today announced the Lexmark Accessibility Solution, a new application designed to provide people with visual impairments easier access to Lexmark multifunction product (MFP) technology. The application is being shown this week at the 24th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference in Los Angeles. The Lexmark Accessibility Solution allows users to accomplish nearly all the...

2009-03-02 08:00:00

Two-Time Academy-Award Nominee is Honored with a Star-Studded Event to Benefit The Myeloma Institute, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences LOS ANGELES, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- At the 81st Annual Academy Awards(R) last Sunday, the late Roy Scheider was memorialized as one of Hollywood's great actors. As an extension to his tribute in the 2009 Oscar "In Memorium" video, Roy Scheider's late wife Brenda Siemer Scheider, along with Joshua Newton, British writer-director of Iron Cross, Mr....

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2009-02-24 13:15:00

Australian surgeons were able to successfully use leeches to help reattach the severed hand of an Australian surfer mauled by a great white shark on Sydney's Bondi Beach, the AFP reported. Doctors are calling the operation a "minor miracle." The 33 year-old surfer, Glenn Orgias, nearly lost his hand after sustaining an attack by an 8.2-foot great white in the surf off Bondi earlier this month. It was the second shark attack in Sydney in February. The man's hand was hanging by a 1-inch...

2009-02-10 12:38:00

World Premiere of Documentary by David McGuire Highlights Aquarium of the Bay's Landmark Sevengill Shark Research Program SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Joining a prestigious lineup of ocean and environmentally-conscious films, "City of the Shark" will premiere at the 2009 San Francisco Ocean Film Festival on Saturday, February 21. The short documentary, created by Bay Area filmmaker and shark conservationist David McGuire, will debut during a special block of shark-focused films....

2009-01-27 10:51:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Little has been known about the enigmatic shark species living beneath the waves of the San Francisco Bay ... until now. Aquarium of the Bay is pleased to announce the release of "City of the Shark," a mini-documentary by local filmmaker and shark conservationist David McGuire. "The San Francisco Bay is an incredibly diverse estuary ecosystem that includes several shark species that swim just footsteps from the shore, but we are often unaware...

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2009-01-06 14:40:00

Scientists in New Zealand are gearing up to perform a necropsy on a 10ft great white shark. The dissection will be conducted in front of about 1,000 members of the public and streamed live online. The great white's organs will be investigated during the necropsy at Auckland Museum this Thursday where scientists hope to expand on their limited knowledge of one of the ocean's most mysterious inhabitants. "It's very exciting, we've never done anything like this in front of the public before,"...

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2008-12-31 11:20:00

Researchers announced on Tuesday that sharks have surprisingly weak bites for their mass and can decimate their prey simply because of their strong teeth. Their investigations of their jaws indicate that lions or tigers are much stronger when it comes to jaw force, but sharks win frequently in the water due to their extensive jaw size. "Pound for pound, sharks don't bite all that hard," said Daniel Huber of the University of Tampa in Florida, leader of the investigation. Huber and his...

2008-10-31 18:00:21

At least 27 great white sharks have been discovered swimming yards off the sandy tourist beaches of Australia's Mid-North Coast, a video crew said Friday. The crew said it spotted the 10-feet-long juvenile sharks in the Port Stephens natural harbor as it was in a boat videotaping for a fishing DVD. The sharks, the world's largest known predatory fish, could grow to more than 20 feet long and weigh up to 5,000 pounds. On three other days Al McGlashan and his Strikezone video crew found...

2008-10-14 12:00:19

It didn't take long for Steven Spielberg's new production company to find a home. In one of Hollywood's worst-kept secrets, the superstar director's new company -- to be called DreamWorks, just like his old studio -- signed a seven-year deal with NBC Universal to distribute the six films it will start releasing later next year. Terms of the deal weren't released, although BusinessWeek has been told that the company to be headed by Spielberg and Stacey Snider, his partner in the new venture,...

2008-10-06 12:30:00

It may have sounded like saber-rattling. But the year-old war between Viacom's (VIAB) Paramount Pictures and superstar director Steven Spielberg ended pretty quickly with a truce about his impending departure. Only three weeks after Spielberg teamed up with India's Reliance BIG Entertainment to set up his own studio, he has agreed to make an as-yet-undetermined number of films for his old studio as well. The deal, to be announced on Oct. 6, will finalize the separation agreement between...


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