City University appoints professor as acting president City University appointed Richard Ho Yan-ki, 55, acting president from May 1, when the current president, Professor Chang Hsin-kang, retires. Its council said the appointment will expire on December 31, or when a new president is named. Professor Ho, professor (chair) of finance, has been vice-president for undergraduate education since 2006. Meanwhile, the council will set up a disciplinary panel to conduct an inquiry into an allegation made against deputy president David Tong Shuk-yin by Next Magazine. Professor Tong has denied the report is suing the magazine. New fire law to take effect The Fire Safety (Buildings) Ordinance, a new law to improve safety in pre-1987 buildings, will be published today in the Government Gazette and come into force on July 1, the government said yesterday. It will be implemented in stages according to the age and use of buildings. The Fire Services and Buildings departments will explain the new rules to owners and occupiers through inspections, letters, forums and seminars. A symphony in two keys Rooftop fireworks on both sides of the harbour will mark the Symphony of Lights on May 1 and 5 for the Labour Day 'golden week'. The best vantage points will be Wan Chai's Golden Bauhinia Square and the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront promenade. Information is available on the Tourism Board's Visitor Hotline, 2508 1234. Two jailed over slaughterhouse Two men were jailed by Tuen Mun Court for three months, suspended for a year, for illegal pig slaughtering. The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department said the men operated a slaughterhouse at Pak Sha, Yuen Long, without a licence and had 500kg of unstamped pig carcasses when the site was raided on December 18. The men were also fined HK$10,000 for each offence. Mark Six No one won the first prize in last night's draw. The numbers were 17, 22, 24, 35, 37 and 40. The extra number was 11. Ten tickets each won second prize of HK$346,395. Third prize paid HK$34,390.