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
Over 20,000 drivers taken action through CCTV monitoring
KATHMANDU— The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) has effectively launched monitoring of vehicles plying on the road through close circuit (CC) camera in Kathmandu valley.
Traffic Police are keeping a close watch on drivers to check whether they are following the traffic rules or not.
A total of 20,024 drivers of various vehicles faced action based on such monitoring. The police begun this bid since 2073 BS and it has become effective so far, said SSP Basanta Panta of the Traffic Division.
Most of the cases were related to violation of the traffic lane and driving on ‘one way’ roads, he added.
The police are monitoring the traffic activities through 460 close circuit cameras installed at the Division Office, Ranipokhari.Follow @gorkhapost