Amazon Great Indian Festival Diwali Special begins: 5 smartphone deals you need to check out

first_img Shweta Ganjoo New DelhiOctober 21, 2019UPDATED: October 22, 2019 09:09 IST HIGHLIGHTSAmazon is hosting Amazon Great Indian Festival Diwali Special on its platform.Amazon’s sale began on October 21 and it will go on till October 25.Amazon is offering 10 percent discount on all Axis and Citi bank credit and debit cards.After hosting two festive sales on its platform earlier this month, Amazon is back with another sale ahead of Diwali celebrations. Amazon India is hosting the Amazon Great Indian Festival Diwali Special on its platform in India. The sale began at 12AM on October 21 and it will go on till October 25.During its ongoing sale, Amazon is offering massive discounts on the purchase of smartphones, mobile accessories, Amazon Echo devices, smart TVs and other home appliances. Apart from offering discounts, the Indian arm of the Seattle-based tech giant is also offering lucrative offers that are aimed at helping people shop more. For starters, the e-retail giant is offering 10 per cent discount on all purchases made using Axis Bank and Citi Bank credit and debit cards. This includes the goods purchased using EMI offer. The company is also extending this discount to all RuPay cards.In addition to this, Amazon India is also offering free screen replacements, no cost EMIs and exchange offers on the purchase of goods during the ongoing festive sale.If you missed out on the last two festive sales and are planning to buy a new smartphone ahead of Diwali, here are top five deals you need to check out:OnePlus 7: OnePlus earlier this year launched its flagship smartphone — the OnePlus 7 — at a starting price of Rs 32,999 in India, which means that this variant of the phone sports 6GB RAM and 128GB storage space. Now, at its Great Indian Festival Diwali Special, Amazon is selling the base variant of the device for Rs 29,999. In case you missed out on the previous festive deals, the OnePlus 7 is still available at a discounted price of about 30K during the ongoing festive sale.advertisementSamsung Galaxy M30: Samsung launched the budget smartphone – Galaxy M30s – at a starting price of Rs 14,990 in India. Now it is available at for Rs 8,999 on Amazon India. You can get additional 10 per cent discount by using your Axis Bank or Citi Bank credit or debit card for paying for your purchase.Vivo V15 Pro: The mid-budget Vivo V15 Pro was launched in India for Rs 28,990. During Amazon’s ongoing festive sale, it is available with a discount of Rs 7,000. This means that you can purchase the device for Rs 21,990 on Amazon India during its ongoing festive sale.Xiaomi Redmi Y3: Similarly, budget smartphone Redmi Y3 was launched in India for Rs 9,999 and now during its festive sale, the phone is available with a discount of Rs 2,000. The phone is selling on Amazon India for Rs 7,999 during the festive sale.Honor 8C: Lastly, Honor 8C is selling on Amazon India for Rs 8,999. The phone was launched in India for Rs 11,999. Shortly after its launch, the company slashed its prices to Rs 10,999.ALSO READ: | Missed last night’s event? Here’s everything Google announced at its hardware eventALSO READ: | Amazon’s Great Indian Festival Diwali Special sale starts October 21: Heavy discounts on Smartphones & TVsALSO READ: | Flipkart Big Diwali sale begins today: Check out top 10 smartphone deals available todayGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byShweta Ganjoo Tags :Follow AmazonFollow Amazon IndiaFollow Amazon Festive sale Next Amazon Great Indian Festival Diwali Special begins: 5 smartphone deals you need to check outAfter hosting two festive sales earlier this year, Amazon India is back with another festive sale ahead of Diwali during which time the company is offering massive discount on the purchase of smartphones, Amazon devices and other home appliances.advertisementlast_img read more

KIEFER SUTHERLAND BOYD HOLBROOK TO STAR IN THE FUGITIVE REBOOT

Twitter Login/Register With: Kiefer Sutherland (left), Boyd Holbrook (Tristar Media/Getty Images; Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images) Facebook The 24 and Designated Survivor star will topline an updated take on The Fugitive for shortform streaming platform Quibi. Boyd Holbrook (Narcos) will also star in the series, playing the wrongfully accused man Sutherland’s detective is trying to track down. READ MOREKIEFER SUTHERLAND TO STAR IN ‘THE FUGITIVE’ REMAKE AT QUIBIKiefer Sutherland is heading to Quibi.The “24” actor will star in a series remake of the 1993 Harrison Ford movie “The Fugitive,” which has been given the greenlight at Quibi.Sutherland will play legendary Detective Clay Bryce who is trying to apprehend Mike Ferro, played by Boyd Holbrook. Stephen Hopkins, who previously worked with Sutherland on “24,” has been tapped to direct the project and will also serve as an executive producer. READ MOREKIEFER SUTHERLAND JOINS QUIBI’S FUGITIVE REBOOT AS ‘LEGENDARY’ DETECTIVEKiefer Sutherland‘s next case will likely take him more than 24 hours to crack. The small-screen action hero has been tapped to star in Quibi’s reboot of The Fugitive, TVLine has confirmed.The reboot’s official logline is as follows: “When a bomb rips through the Los Angeles subway train he’s riding on, blue-collar Mike Ferro just wants to make sure his wife, Allison, and 10-year-old daughter, Pearl, are safe. But the faulty evidence on the ground and “tweet-now, confirm-later” journalism paint a nightmarish picture: it looks to all the world that Mike was responsible for the heinous act. Wrongfully — and very publicly — accused, Mike must prove his innocence by uncovering the real perpetrator, before the legendary cop heading the investigation can apprehend him.” READ MOREKIEFER SUTHERLAND JOINS QUIBI’S ‘THE FUGITIVE’ ADAPTATION“Logan” star Boyd Holbrook also joins the cast as a man that is incorrectly blamed for subway bombingKiefer Sutherland is joining Quibi’s adaptation of “The Fugitive,” the upcoming mobile-only streaming service shared on Tuesday.Quibi, founded by Jeffrey Katzenberg and led by CEO Meg Whitman, also said “Logan” star Boyd Holbrook had joined the cast. The series — putting a new twist on the 1993 film of the same name starring Harrison Ford — is set to go into production in October.Sutherland will star as a grizzled, well-respected Los Angeles cop leading an investigation into Mike Ferro (Holbrook), a blue-collar worker who is incorrectly, and very publicly, blamed for a bomb that destroys a subway train. READ MORE LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement KIEFER SUTHERLAND & BOYD HOLBROOK TO STAR IN ‘THE FUGITIVE’ FOR QUIBIKiefer Sutherland and Boyd Holbrook are set to star in Quibi’s The Fugitive, a new take on the 1993 Harrison Ford film which was based on the 1960s TV series of the same name, from Scorpion creator Nick Santora, Thunder Road Films, 3 Arts Entertainment and Warner Bros. TV. Additionally, Stephen Hopkins (24, The Dark Tower) has been tapped to direct the project, and will also serve as an executive producer. Production is set to begin in mid-October. READ MOREKIEFER SUTHERLAND TO STAR IN ‘THE FUGITIVE’ UPDATE AT QUIBIBoyd Holbrook will play the title role in the series, with Sutherland playing the detective trying to track him down.Kiefer Sutherland is going back on the hunt. Advertisement read more

PRODUCTION FAILURES CONTRIBUTED TO STUNTWOMANS DEATH ON DEADPOOL SET REPORT

Joi SJ Harris via Facebook; Fox CANADA PROBE FINDS ‘DEADPOOL 2′ PRODUCERS’ SAFETY LAW VIOLATIONS CONTRIBUTED TO DEATH OF STUNTWOMAN JOI HARRISThe Canadian safety organization that investigated a fatal 2017 motorcycle stunt crash on the set of Deadpool 2 has concluded the film’s production company violated numerous safety regulations, including “Instructing the stunt performer not to wear safety headgear while operating the motorcycle.”Joi Harris, who was performing her first movie stunt, was killed on the film’s set in Vancouver in August 2017 when she was ejected from the motorcycle she was operating and crashed through the window of a nearby building. READ MORESAFETY VIOLATIONS LED TO DEATH OF STUNT DRIVER ON DEADPOOL 2 SET, WORKSAFEBC SAYSVancouver subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox could be penalized for crash that killed ‘SJ’ Harris The filmmakers behind Deadpool 2 violated multiple workplace safety rules in the leadup to the death of a stunt driver in downtown Vancouver two years ago, investigators have found.WorkSafeBC released results Wednesday of its investigation into the August 2017 death of 40-year-old Sequana Joi “SJ” Harris, who was thrown off her motorcycle and propelled through a plate glass window.The investigation report says that TCF Vancouver Productions Ltd., a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox, failed to:conduct a risk assessment addressing things like safety controls, speed and limitations of the motorcycle.provide Harris with new worker orientation.make sure Harris was wearing safety headgearerect barriers to make sure Harris stayed within the set perimeter.provide adequate supervision.Harris’s motorcycle lies on the ground after the crash, just across from Jack Poole Plaza. (Don Marce/CBC)WorkSafeBC says the company violated three sections of the Workers Compensation Act and two sections of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.The workplace safety body is now considering an administrative penalty against TCF, which handles Fox productions in B.C.  READ MOREDeadpool 2 stuntwoman Joi Harris died after she was ejected from the motorcycle she was operating and crashed into the window of a building.FILMMAKER FAILURES LED TO DEATH OF DEADPOOL 2 STUNTWOMAN: WORKSAFEBC REPORTSequana Joi Cooke Harris had been riding motorcycles for eight years when the career opportunity of a lifetime came along.Deadpool 2 needed a stunt double for Domino, a character in the sequel played by actor Zazie Beetz, for a motorcycle scene. It required a double to ride a powerful Ducati Hyperstrada 939 through the Vancouver Convention Centre and down a set of stairs outside before coming to a stop.An exception was made to bring in an American performer, Harris, from Brooklyn, N.Y., for the film, which stars Vancouver’s Ryan Reynolds as the titular Marvel Comics anti-hero.Harris, 40, died after she lost control of the motorcycle and was thrown into a plate-glass window. READ MORE The stunt driver who lost her life has been identified as Joi Harris, a professional motorcycle racer who went by the initials SJ. (Facebook)PRODUCTION FAILURES CONTRIBUTED TO STUNTWOMAN’S DEATH ON ‘DEADPOOL’ SET: REPORTVANCOUVER — The production company behind the superhero hit “Deadpool 2” violated a number of safety rules that contributed to the death of a stuntwoman, says British Columbia’s workplace safety agency.SJ Harris died after she was thrown from a motorcycle and crashed into the ground-floor window of a building in Vancouver on Aug. 14, 2017, says an investigation report by WorkSafeBC released Wednesday.The report outlines multiple failures committed by TCF Vancouver Productions Ltd., a subsidiary of 20th Century Fox, including that it did not ensure Harris was wearing a helmet as required by regulations and the motorcycle manufacturer.The company also didn’t conduct a risk assessment addressing safety controls, motorcycle speed and equipment limitations or ensure that Harris was provided with new worker orientation and adequate supervision, the report says.The report adds that TCF failed to ensure that the set was designed with safety controls so Harris or the motorcycle could not proceed beyond the perimeter of the set.The company violated five sections of B.C.’s Workers Compensation Act as well as its own internal health and safety regulations, the report states.WorkSafeBC said in a news release that it’s now considering a penalty based on the findings of the report.In a statement, a spokesperson for 20th Century Fox said: “Safety is our top priority, and while we respectfully disagree with some of the report’s findings, Fox thoroughly reviewed its stunt safety protocols immediately following the tragic accident and has revised and implemented enhanced safety procedures and enforcement.”It did not elaborate on the findings it disagreed with in the WorkSafeBC report.TCF could not be reached for comment. The report says TCF operates out of Mammoth Studios in Burnaby, B.C., but a woman who answered the phone at the studio said no one affiliated with TCF or the “Deadpool 2” production remained on site.‘SJ’ Harris died in a 2017 motorcycle crash while filming a stunt for the film Deadpool 2. (SJ Harris/Instagram )The B.C. coroner’s service has said Harris, 40, of New York City, died at the scene. Friends have described her as a pioneering motorcycle racer who was an inspiration to African-American women pursuing the sport.The WorkSafeBC report says she was an experienced motorcycle racer but had no prior experience as a stunt double in the film industry.She was assigned the task of riding a motorcycle out of the Vancouver Convention Centre as part of a stunt sequence being filmed, it says.The scene required Harris to ride through the exit doors, narrowly missing a stunt man and causing him to drop an ice cream cone. She was then to make a left-hand turn, ride down a set of outdoor stairs and stop, the report says.It says the set was in a controlled area with no vehicle or pedestrian traffic, and a wooden ramp was placed over the stairs.Harris rehearsed the scene about seven times, beginning at quarter speed and progressing to the full speed of 20 to 25 kilometres per hour, the report says.Two other stunt performers and another crew member told WorkSafeBC that they saw Harris “grabbing” or “stabbing” the front brake of the motorcycle as she was stopping on the ramp, causing the front wheel to lock up and make the motorcycle unstable.The report says after some discussion, a second transition ramp was installed over a second set of outdoor stairs, just below the first set, to provide Harris with more distance to slow and avoid unsafe braking before stopping. No barriers were put in place.The entire incident was captured on video with audio, and the report summarizes what happened.When Harris transitioned onto the first ramp, the front wheel became airborne and as it landed, the rear wheel became airborne. When the rear wheel landed, the motorcycle accelerated, resulting in a loss of control, the report says.It says the motorcycle continued to speed up as it proceeded over the second ramp, becoming airborne.Harris was hanging on to the handlebars as her body bounced off the motorcycle seat and her feet were completely off the foot pegs, the report says, before the motorcycle struck a median on the road and ejected her.She struck the branches of a tree and then crashed through the window of Shaw Tower, striking her head on the window frame. The motorcycle continued on until it collided with the sidewalk curb, destroying the front wheel, the report says.Members of the Vancouver Police Department who were on site called 911 and paramedics arrived soon after. The incident was investigated by Vancouver police, the coroner’s service and WorkSafeBC.The report says no risk assessment was done to determine at what speed the motorcycle would become airborne as it travelled off the first ramp, nor to see if the addition of a second ramp would cause Harris to travel over the first ramp at a greater speed.The Ducati motorcycle selected for use in the scene is designed to navigate on smooth surfaces and certain adjustments made to the bike meant it was a “poor choice” for use in situations where it may fly into the air, the report says.For the remainder of the production, TCF did not use Ducati motorcycles and operators in all motorcycle-related sequences wore helmets, the report notes. Advertisement This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 2, 2019.By Laura Kane ~ The Canadian Press LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitter read more