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Idling engines law
The long-awaited law to crack down on idling engines to reduce air pollution came into effect on Thursday. Under the new law, drivers who park their cars and keep their engines running for more than three minutes within an hour would be fined $320. An assistant director of environmental protection, Mok Wai-chuen, told us how the first day went. (3.07)
Local shares slipped for a sixth trading yesterday, heading for their longest losing streak since August. The HSI hovered around the 18,000 level during trade yesterday that at one time slumped 450 points to 17,895. It closed at 18,026 on turnover of just under $59 billion. The research director of Kingston Securities, Dickie Wong, explains why Hong Kong seems to be suffering bigger losses than elsewhere. (3.46)
Early conciliation to tackle discrimination complaints
The Equal Opportunities Commission says the use of early conciliation as a tool for settling discrimination disputes has been running smoothly since it was fully implemented in October. The Commission, which is responsible for implementing laws against discrimination on the grounds of sex, race and disability, first started early conciliation in 2009 on a trial basis. The method is more informal and flexible than resorting to legal action. The Commission's chairman, W. K. Lam, explains how the procedure has been working. (3.05)
US sports commentator, Ray Jovanovich, looks ahead to the weekend's NFL action. (1:42)