NSL is calling on franchise clubs to submit their expression of interest with a fee of K5000 by Wednesday.This is limited to only five for the Southern Region and five for Northern Region with preference to those that address all affiliation criteria.The criteria include that franchise clubs must be incorporated as a company and be registered with the IPA and there is to be no conflict of ownership.Clubs must either have their home ground or demonstrate their ability to have their own ground within 3 years.They must also be able to adequately demonstrate their ability to meet all financial commitments during the season.The TNSL board with endorsement from PNGFA advised that all franchise teams will be responsible for travel and accommodation costs out of the normal regional competition except for the semi-finals and grand final.All franchises intending to submit an EOI will be required to attend a managers/franchise owners briefing which will be held in Port Moresby during October.The annual affiliation fee is K60, 000 and must be paid before 30 October.
Doctor Who is no stranger to the “To be continued…” title card.And, according to Digital Spy, viewers can expect those three dirty words to grace their screens at least twice this season.Long-time Who contributor Toby Whithouse recently confirmed that three chapters in the new series are linked.“Mine is the third part of a three-parter—Steven [Moffat]’s done the first one, Peter Harness did the second, and I’ve got the third,” he told Digital Spy.Famous for creating British sci-fi program Being Human (later remade for US audiences), Whithouse penned half a dozen Doctor Who episodes since the reboot, including “School Reunion,” “The Vampires of Venice,” “A Town Called Mercy,” and “Before the Flood.”He is also credited with writing episode eight of season 10.“It’s set [in] modern day. And I think anything more than that and Steven will come round and kick me in the shin,” he said (probably joking).The trio of adventures, Digital Spy reported, features “the Monks”—a new threat in the form of walking-dead-like creatures, who make a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it appearance in the latest BBC trailer.Other unfriendly faces include Missy, revamped Ice Warriors, Mondasian Cybermen, and Daleks, as well as a slew of new villains set to give the Twelfth Doctor and new mate Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie) a run for their money.Whithouse praised the recent cast addition, telling Digital Spy that Macking is not only “terrific,” but also “very different to previous companions.“She has very good comic timing,” he revealed. “And there’s a lovely chemistry between her and Peter.”Whovians in London between March 29 and April 15 (Doctor Who Day!) can hit up the Soho Theater to catch Whithouse in his one-man black comedy Executioner Number One.But make sure you set the DVR for Saturday, April 15, when Doctor Who returns to the BBC and BBC America with series premiere “The Pilot,” starring Peter Capaldi in his final season as the Twelfth Doctor.