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NEW YORK: Former New York City mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg is giving $1.8 billion to Johns Hopkins University for student financial aid at his alma mater, Bloomberg said in an opinion piece published on Sunday in The New York Times.
DETROIT: A U.S. judge sentenced former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to 28 years in prison for corruption on Thursday, one of the longest such sentences ever handed to a major U.S. politician, in a case that further battered the reputation of a beleaguered and insolvent city.
The sturdy Polish spirit was running high in Kuala Lumpur this week, and who better to charge it than Jerzy Kropiwnicki, the feisty Mayor of Lodz.
TORONTO: Toronto’s mayor won’t rule out selling some of the city’s prime downtown real estate as he looks to make better use of assets amid an unprecedented property boom.
BEIJING: A flurry of private Chinese investment into Hollywood should prompt Beijing to loosen its restrictions on US film imports, the mayor of Los Angeles said as he urged officials to raise the country’s annual cap on foreign films.
GE Hongling, mayor of Chengdu (capital of Southwest China's Sichuan province), describes his city as a mix of Frankfurt of Germany, Paris of France, and Chicago in the United States. On his business card, above a picture of a group of pandas sitting on bamboo leaves, a line reads: 'A city you never say goodbye to.'
PETALING JAYA: Ivory Properties Group Bhd said discussions on its agreement to revive the Plaza Rakyat project in Jalan Pudu were “in progress”, despite the Kuala Lumpur mayor announcing that a new contractor would be appointed.
CHICAGO (AP) - Mayor Richard Daley isn't worried the management upheaval at the U.S. Olympic Committee will hurt Chicago's bid for the 2016 Summer Games.