Viewership of the 10th edition of the Indian PremierViewership of the 10th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on sports channel Sony Six has grown by 81 per cent over last year, across the first 13 matches, the broadcaster Sony Pictures (SPN) said.”The growth across the entire sports cluster (Sony Six, Sony Six HD, Sony ESPN, Sony ESPN HD) was 49 per cent over last year,” SPN said in a statement.This years IPL saw a cumulative reach of 295 million viewers across 13 matches, making it the highest ever cumulative reach across 10 years of the tournament, it noted.The time spent on viewing has grown by 41 per cent from 48 minutes to 67 minutes across the first 13 matches.The broadcaster said in the second week of the 10th edition of the league, 24.4 million impressions were recorded as against 18.1 million last year in the same period.************************** Kone to expand presence in Sri LankaElevators and escalators manufacturer Kone today said it has partnered with Scan Engineering to expand its business into Sri Lanka.”Kone is expanding its operations in the Sri Lankan market and has entered into a distribution agreement with Scan Engineering, which has about 10 years of experience in installing, maintaining and servicing elevators and escalators,” the company said in a statement.”We see a good potential for our brand in this market. Kone will provide elevators, escalators as well as solutions for maintenance and modernisation to the Sri Lankan market,” its Managing Director Amit Gossain said.Scan Engineering Managing Director Keerthi Abeynayake said, “We have been in the industry for a long time. Our tie- up with Kone will further strengthen our confidence in serving the market much better.”advertisement*************************** Kinetic WW launches Aureus, Aviator in IndiaKinetic WW India, part of the WPP group, today launched two planning tools — Aureus and Aviator to effectively plan and buy outdoor campaigns.Aureus is an end-to-end planning software which harnesses local market insights including traffic counts, points of interest and detailed inventory data on a unified base and the company has partnered market research firm GFK to assemble traffic count in the country.Aviator is a planning and buying tool for airports, which will be extended to railways and other travel places in future. PTI DS PSK BEN RSY
Welcome to the Six-Shooter, a weekly segment with an Oklahoma State athlete where we ask six random, non-sports-related questions to get to know these athletes a bit better.Brad Lundblade, as recently as Tuesday, has been characterized as an outrageously wise individual, as most centers in football are, but OSU takes it a step further with him.I can’t remember where I saw it, but someone asked a bunch of OSU players who from the team they thought could be the President of the United States. Lundblade was the almost unanimous choice. And if you go to his bio on the okstate.com site, you can see why.The first few lines under his name have to do with academic achievements, leadership and service. Pretty presidential if you ask me.With that in mind, here is Brad Lundblade answering six non-football questions.You have been perennially nominated as the president of this football team. Would you accept the nomination of President if you were given it?“Yeah, I feel like I could lead the country pretty well. It’s a big responsibility, but I would take it.”Do you actually feel like you could run the country pretty well?“I don’t know. It’s hard to say as a 21-year-old, but I don’t know. Who knows? Never say ‘Never.’”What is your dream car?“I would say a Ford F-250 Platinum Edition.”Not the Raptor?“I like it. I’d probably rather get an F-250 though.”Dream job outside of the NFL?“Probably own my own commercial real estate company in Dallas. I just think it would be fun to be your own boss. I have a close family friend of ours that does commercial real estate, so it’s been something that I’ve been interested in. I feel like it’s something that I would enjoy, so that’s an area that I’ve looked into.”Best OSU memory?“I’d have to say Bedlam my freshman year. That’s definitely a fun one, and also K-State last year was a fun game. Any time you get to go on the road and win, that’s always fun.”Badge or brand?“I like the badge”(That’s 2-0 if you’re keeping score)Favorite uniform combination?“I like all black. It’s slimming for a big man. I like it.”Would you go dove or turtle hunting?“Oh yeah. If coach Gundy invited me, I would go.”If you have to pick one: dove, turtle or rattlesnake?“Definitely not rattlesnakes. I feel like doves would be the most challenging, so I’ll go dove.”Bonus: What did you think about Baker the other day?“I mean, I don’t know. That’s just his personality. He was passionate after a big win, but that was just his emotion coming out. It’s not something I probably would have done, but like I said, it’s just kinda Baker being Baker.”(See, there are a few people who agree with Kyle Porter)Previous Six-Shooters:Ramon RichardsZach Crabtree If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!