Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ... Regina Ip to decide on chief executive race New People's Party chairwoman Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee is expected to announce whether she will contest the chief executive election. Ip has been seeking the support of party members for joining the race, but had yet to make a final decision. This week she said she might have difficulty attaining 150 nominations from members of the Election Committee, which will choose the city's next chief executive in March. Divorce hearing starts for Crazy English couple A court in Beijing's Chaoyang district will hear the divorce case of alleged wife-beater Li Yang (pictured), founder of the Crazy English language schools, and his American wife Kim Lee. The allegations of abuse came to light in September when Lee posted photos online of her bloodied and bruised face. She says she has endured more than a decade of violence. Golden Globe nominees announced Nominations for Hollywood's Golden Globe awards will be revealed and help give further indications of the likely Oscar contenders. With the movie world's awards season hotting up, the Golden Globe picks come hot on the heels of nominations for the Critics' Choice Awards, with silent film The Artist and animated movie Hugo leading the pack. The two movies - which pay homage to the early days of the movie industry - notched 11 nominations, including for best film and for their directors Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist) and Martin Scorsese (Hugo). Oscar nominations are due on January 24 and the awards will be presented on February 26. Ban on idling engines comes into force Demanded by clean-air campaigners and opposed by taxi drivers, the ban on idling engines finally comes into force. Up to 280 traffic wardens in uniform and 400 inspectors from the Environmental Protection Department will at first take a lenient approach, with verbal warnings favoured in the first month before offenders are handed the HK$320 fixed-penalty. Critics of the new law, first mooted 10 years ago, say it is too little, too late, with too many vehicles exempted. Court to rule on Chirac corruption charges French judges will rule in a corruption case involving former French president Jacques Chirac. The 79-year-old, who was the French president from 1995 to 2007, is facing charges of conflict of interest, abuse of power and embezzlement. He is also accused on two counts of hiring members of his political party for non-existent municipal jobs in Paris, where he was mayor from 1977 to 1995. He could be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison and faces a fine of Euro150,000 (HK$1.53 million). Analysts say a suspended sentence the likely option if Chirac is found guilty. NZRU to name new All Blacks coach The New Zealand Rugby Football Union will tomorrow announce its choice for Graham Henry's replacement as coach of the All Blacks. Local media report that the appointment of Steve Hansen (pictured), Henry's assistant, can be considered a foregone conclusion. Henry announced his resignation after his team won the Rugby World Cup in October, but has expressed his willingness to stay on as 'coach mentor'.