LOS ANGELES — US President Barack Obama asked HBO for advanced screeners of Game of Thrones to watch before it actually airs on April 24.
During the premiere event in Hollywood, makers David Beinoff and Dan Weiss confirmed bits of rumors that Obama got advanced copies of the new episodes, reported New York Post.
“For both of us finding out that the President wanted advanced copies of the episodes, that was an ah-ha moment. That was a very strange moment,” they said.
While the Game of Thrones team is famously tight-lipped about upcoming seasons, they agreed they had to comply with the president’s request. “He’s the leader of the free world. When the commander in chief says, ‘I want to see advanced episodes,’ what are you going to do?” Weiss pointed out.
Actor Liam Cunningham, who plays Davos, has hinted before that Obama gets early access to the season. “He gets DVD copies before we do. And we’re in it!” Cunningham said.
Earlier this year, HBO decided that they would not send press any episodes of the show’s upcoming season 6 in advance in an attempt to prevent leak.Follow @gorkhapost
NC consults experts on govt’s policies and programs
KATHMANDU — The main opposition party, Nepali Congress, has taken suggestions from experts regarding the government’s policies and programs.
A meeting of the Nepali Congress parliamentary party convened at the parliamentary party’s office in Singha Durbar today consulted with the economists and former bureaucrats on the policies and programs of the government.
The government presented its policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19 in the Federal Parliament on Monday.
Deliberations will be held on the policies and programs in the House of Representatives and the National Assembly from Wednesday.
NC leader Dilendra Prasad Badoo, talking to the National News Agency, RSS, said that the meeting reviewed the government’s policies and programs and also discussed on issues the party would speak on in parliament.
Before this, the Nepali Congress had decided to put its views in parliament by forming thematic committees.Follow @gorkhapost