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Park calls for sweeping renovations of engineering colleges

SEOUL, April 10 (Yonhap) -- President Park Geun-hye called Thursday for sweeping renovations of engineering colleges to help produce better talents needed to realize her vision to boost South Korea's economy through creative ideas based on science and technology. "A creative economy depends ultimately on people. Silicon Valley of the United States became a success because it has excellent engineering colleges around it," Park said during a meeting of the presidential advisory panel on science and technology.

Clean Bandit extend stay at top of UK music chart

LONDON (Reuters) - Clean Bandit have clung to the number one spot in the British music charts, seeing off stiff competition to make it four weeks running at the top, the Official Charts Company said on Sunday. Midway through the week, their song "Rather Be" was trailing behind new entry "Stay The Night" by Zedd and Hayley Williams, but a late surge in sales secured the top spot for Clean Bandit by a margin of 8,000 singles.

Park promises to strengthen financing for innovative startups

SEOUL, Dec. 12 (Yonhap) -- President Park Geun-hye said Thursday the government will strengthen efforts to provide financing support for innovative startups, stressing that financing is key to embodying their ideas into business reality. Park also said the government will boldly remove or ease regulations that prevent startups from moving forward with their business ideas, as she spoke during the opening ceremony for a fair at COEX organized to promote the awareness of her "creative economy" campaign.

news Y hosts forum to discuss creative economy

SEOUL, Sept. 30 (Yonhap) -- Yonhap News Agency's all-news cable channel "news Y" hosted Monday an economic forum for in-depth discussions on ways to find a new growth engine in accordance with the government's vision, organizers said. "The 2013 News Y Economy Forum" in central Seoul brought hundreds of key figures from the government, and business and academic circles, whose discussions were mainly on the so-called "creative economy."

Seoul unveils plans for growth, job creation through 'creative economy'

SEOUL, June 5 (Yonhap) -- South Korea unveiled a set of measures Wednesday to promote the "creative economy" as a way to increase jobs and ensure economic growth. Under the so-called road map for the creative economy, the government said it will seek to foster an environment where creative ideas and innovative technologies lead to new jobs and markets.

Seoul unveils plans for growth, job creation through 'creative economy'

SEOUL, June 5 (Yonhap) -- South Korea unveiled a set of measures Wednesday to promote the "creative economy" as a way to increase jobs and ensure economic growth. Under the so-called road map for the creative economy, the government said it will seek to foster an environment where creative ideas and innovative technologies lead to new jobs and markets.

The Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek dies at 74

Ray Manzarek, keyboardist and founding member of legendary 1960s group The Doors, died Monday after a long battle with cancer, his manager and surviving bandmates said. He was 74. Manzarek formed the group -- whose worldwide hits included "Light My Fire" and "L.A. Woman" -- with Jim Morrison in 1965 after the two met by chance in Venice Beach, California. He died surrounded by his wife Dorothy and brothers Rick and James in a clinic in Rosenheim, Germany after "a lengthy battle with bile duct cancer," said a statement on the official Doors Facebook page.

The Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek dies at 74

Ray Manzarek, keyboardist and founding member of legendary 1960s group The Doors, died Monday after a long battle with cancer, his manager and surviving bandmates said. He was 74. Manzarek formed the group -- whose worldwide hits included "Light My Fire" and "L.A. Woman" -- with Jim Morrison in 1965 after the two met by chance in Venice Beach, California. He died surrounded by his wife Dorothy and brothers Rick and James in a clinic in Rosenheim, Germany after "a lengthy battle with bile duct cancer," said a statement on the official Doors Facebook page.

The Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek dies at 74

Ray Manzarek, keyboardist and founding member of legendary 1960s group The Doors, died Monday after a long battle with cancer, his manager and surviving bandmates said. He was 74. Manzarek formed the group -- whose worldwide hits included "Light My Fire" and "L.A. Woman" -- with Jim Morrison in 1965 after the two met by chance in Venice Beach, California. He died surrounded by his wife Dorothy and brothers Rick and James in a clinic in Rosenheim, Germany after "a lengthy battle with bile duct cancer," said a statement on the official Doors Facebook page.

The Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek dies at 74

Ray Manzarek, keyboardist and founding member of legendary 1960s group The Doors, died Monday after a long battle with cancer, his manager and surviving bandmates said. He was 74. Manzarek formed the group -- whose worldwide hits included "Light My Fire" and "L.A. Woman" -- with Jim Morrison in 1965 after the two met by chance in Venice Beach, California. He died surrounded by his wife Dorothy and brothers Rick and James in a clinic in Rosenheim, Germany after "a lengthy battle with bile duct cancer," said a statement on the official Doors Facebook page.
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