Inside Arsenal star Ozil’s £10m London home with personalised doors

first_imgAdvertisement Arsenal star, Mesut Ozil, knows how to live the high life. The German playmaker, who refused to take a 12.5 per cent pay cut on his £350,000-per-week wages, resides in a stunning £10million North London home. He also commutes to and from the Gunners’ London Colney training ground in a range of high-end motors, mostly Mercedes, worth £800,000. In fact, all of the marble in the living room was shipped in from Turkey, while the home was designed by an interior designer friend. His “favourite room” feels like stepping into a bazaar in Istanbul, and is tastefully decorated. read als0:Ozil explains charity work: I earn so much, I can’t spend it all on myself Overlooking the living room is a bronze-framed painting of Ottoman Sultan, ruler of Istanbul. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 But, despite swimming in riches, he does his bit for charity – paying for operations for sick children, as well as feeding 100,000 homeless people at 16 refugee camps in Turkey and Syria. Ozil, 31, moved from Real Madrid to Arsenal in a £42.5m deal in 2013. Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With9 Most Epic Movie Robots We’ve Ever SeenThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better Loading… But it wasn’t until 2016 that he bought this luxury six-bedroom detached house in an affluent area of North London. The decor is heavily influenced by Ozil’s Turkish background.last_img read more

Two Cook County inmates test positive for the coronavirus

first_imgHealth officials at the Cook County jail are reporting that two of it’s detainees have tested positive for the coronavirus.Both detainees were reportedly moved to the jail’s Cermak Health Services in isolation after exhibiting flu-like symptoms on March 20th.Officials say one of the sick is a 42-year-old man who was taken into custody in December of 2019 and is being under a $250,000 D-bond on charges of Aggravated DUI. The second detainee is an 18-year-old man who is being held without bond since mid-February 2020 on charges of aggravated discharge of a firearm.An officer who worked in Cermak Health Services has also tested positive for the virus and is currently at home in isolation.Cook County Public Defender Amy Campanelli told a judge Monday that the outbreak puts other inmates at risk due to the confined quarters and shared spaces.  In addition to that, Campanelli pointed out that of the jail 5,600 inmates, hundreds of them having underlying health problems.Judge Leroy Martin agreed with Campanelli but stated that instead of a mass-release of non-violent offenders, he opted for a more controlled release where teams of judges look at cases brought to them by the public defender and state’s attorney’s office. The judges then will decide if the inmate is a danger to the community, and whether that person should be released.last_img read more

Ellsworth’s Matt Homich takes second in Tour du Lac

first_imgBUCKSPORT — Adam Goode of Bangor took first in the 40th annual Tour du Lac 10-mile road race on Saturday.The Bangor state legislator won with a time of 54 minutes and 49 seconds, averaging a 5:29-minute mile pace.Mary Clapper Buck of Mechanicville, N.Y., placed first among the women in 1:13:43.Eighty-six runners finished the race, which circled Silver Lake and ended at the Bucksport Town Pool.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textIn the men’s division, Matt Homich of Ellsworth finished second in 55:21, Erik McCarthy of Old Town took third (56:17), Ken Akiha of Orono took fourth (56:39) and Ian Fraser of Brewer took fifth (59:55).In the women’s division, Jasmine Fowler of Morrill took second (1:14:23), Heather Knowles of Brewer took third (1:14:53), Katherine Collins of Winterport took fourth (1:15:59) and Robin Clarke of Ellsworth took fifth (1:17:09).The records currently held by Louie Luchini (50:20) and Cassie Hintz (59:06) remain unbroken.Age group winners are listed below:FEMALE AGE 1-18: First — Arianna Geiser, 14, of Brewer (1:28:56). Second — Grace Smith, 16, of Holden (1:29:10). Third — Zoe Olson, 13, of Bucksport (1:35:35).MALE AGE 1 – 18: First — Ethan Dapice, 18, of Brewer (1:05:37). Second — Colby Rand, 17, of Orrington (1:12:07). Third — Skyler Fraga, 17, of Bucksport (1:12:31).FEMALE AGE 19 – 29: First — Veronica Wentworth, 25, of Franklin (1:23:11). Second — Kara Pratt, 22, of Bar Harbor (1:28:25).MALE AGE 19 – 29: First — Ken Akiha, 28, of Orono (56:39). Second — Luke Rand, 19, of Orrington (1:09:03). Third — Ezra Dean, 21, of Orono (1:11:57).FEMALE AGE 30 – 39: First — Mandi Sherman, 33, of West Greenwich, R.I. (1:23:34). Second — Elizabeth Muncey, 31, of Greenbush (1:41:55).MALE AGE 30 – 39: First — Ian Fraser, 31, of Brewer (59:55). Second — Joe Capehart, 36, of Bangor (1:03:50). Third — Scott Potter, 35, of Portland (1:06:44).FEMALE AGE 40 – 49: Katherine Collins, 44, of Winterport (1:15:59). Second — Robin Clarke, 45, of Ellsworth (1:17:09). Third — Nancy Goodnight, 48, of Waco, Texas (1:18:26).MALE AGE 40 – 49: First — Perry LeBreton, 40, of Kenduskeag (1:02:07). Second —Tim Tunney, 40, of Ellsworth (1:02:23). Third — Rob Shea, 42, of Ellsworth (1:04:48).FEMALE AGE 50 – 59: First — Mary Ruoff, 53, of Belfast (1:34:35). Second — Annette Hatch-Clein, 52, of Bangor (1:36:29). Third — Nancy Jacobson, 57, of Bangor (1:36:29).MALE AGE 50 – 59: First — David Drew, 50, of Litchfield (1:00:42). Second — Chris Holt, 57, of Ellsworth (1:04:33). Third — Chris Jones, 52, of Bucksport (1:08:16).FEMALE AGE 60 – 69: First — Jeannie Butterfield, 65, of Bangor (1:38:07). Second — Ellie Davis, 65, of Newmarket, N.H. (1:49:43). Third — Tracy Bigney, 65, of Bangor (2:02:04).MALE AGE 60 – 69: First — Bob Ciano, 61, of Castine (1:05:50). Second — Ed Hughes, 61, of Bangor (1:08:36). Third — James Jack Burnett, 61, of Blue Hill (1:18:35).FEMALE AGE 70 – 79: Andrea Hatch, 71, of Castine (2:44:00).MALE AGE 70 – 79: First — John Lemieux, 70, of Sangerville (1:19:01). Second — Gary Larson, 70, of Dover-Foxcroft (1:21:59). Third — David Bean, 70, of Waterville (1:37:10).MALE AGE 80 – 99: Fred Wright, 80, Colorado Springs, Colo. (2:03:33). PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSPHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSPHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSPHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSPHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMS12345PreviousNextlast_img read more

C-NS boys soccer edged by B’ville; Liverpool wins twice

first_imgWest Genesee was next, and against the Wildcats on Thursday the Northstars could not do anything to contain the Wildcats, who prevailed by a 4-2 margin.Barraco earned both of the Northstars’ goals, but WG doubled that total with a well-balanced attack where four different players – Tom Shields, Jacob Sachar, Josh Rimauldo and David Puma – found the net. Wyatt Dupell finished with eight saves.The toughest game was supposed to be on Saturday night, C-NS dealing with undefeated, state Class AA no. 5-ranked Baldwinsville, where prior to the game C-NS honored long-time head coach Mike McCaffery for his 30 years coaching in the district. Tags: boys soccerC-NSliverpool The game itself did not resemble the 4-0 romp B’ville enjoyed on Sept. 3 as the Northstars twice broke through against a vaunted Bees defense, nearly halting its nine-game win streak before taking a 3-2 defeat.Kasimi and Barracco struck for goals, with Murray gaining an assist. To counter it, B’ville needed Tyler Johnson, Malik Davis and Dylan Killian to find the net, and then saw its back line withstand C-NS’s late pressure.Liverpool was 1-6 going into last Monday’s game against visiting Nottingham, but proceeded to put together its finest all-around effort of the season while earning a 4-0 victory over the Bulldogs.Leading the way, Brady Barnard picked up two goals, with Jack Pento getting the other goal. Habtamu Brown earned an assist as Dan Schaeber stopped all four shots he faced.This was the first of three consecutive games for the Warriors against city opponents. On Wednesday night, Liverpool visited Sunnycrest Field to face Henninger, where it took a 2-1 defeat to the Black Knights.Pento scored again, but Henninger countered with goals by Kandagira Miruho and Moo Hai, and overcame eight saves from Schaeber as Black Knights goalie Olivier Bienvenu recorded nine saves.A Saturday-afternoon trip to Corcoran followed and Liverpool broke out for five unanswered goals in the first half on the way to conquering the Cougars 7-1.Barnard got two goals, as did Justin Pham, with Pento, Uttam Bhattari and Faisal Samim also earning goals. Schaeber was credited with an assist, joining Barnard, Ujjwal Chhetri, Jaiden Reynolds and Zach Haggett in that column.Liverpool (3-7) went to West Genesee Tuesday and would host Faeytteville-Manlius two nights later. C-NS, at 4-6 after the close call against B’ville, was at Nottingham Tuesday and hosts Henninger Thursday night.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img It hasn’t proven easy for boys soccer teams at Cicero-North Syracuse and Liverpool as both try to build their way toward peaking in October and perhaps getting into the post-season.In its first of three home games in five days, C-NS welcomed Corcoran last Tuesday night and, to some degree, broke out with its attack as it defeated the Cougars 5-1.Jawadshah Kasimi led the charge, not only scoring twice, but tacking on a pair of assists. Cole Rockwell, Tyler Murray and Joe Barraco also earned goals as Jacob Dietter got credit for an assist.last_img read more

WLAX : Syracuse offense looks to carry momentum into NCAA quarterfinals matchup with North Carolina

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ For 12 games during the middle of this season, the Syracuse offense was nearly unstoppable.But on April 27, Loyola (Md.) held SU scoreless in the final 15 minutes of their matchup. The following weekend in the Big East tournament, Syracuse scored just 14 goals in two games, eventually losing to the Greyhounds in the Big East championship to snap its 15-game winning streak.‘We definitely got caught up in a couple slumps,’ SU head coach Gary Gait said. ‘And we had to kind of fight our way out of them to get back to where we are comfortable.’That slump ended against Dartmouth in the first round of the NCAA tournament. The fourth-seeded Orange topped that two-game scoring total in a 15-5 victory over the Big Green. And with a trip to the final four on the line, SU (17-3) will try to carry that offensive momentum into Saturday’s quarterfinals matchup with No. 5 North Carolina (15-3) in the Carrier Dome at 1 p.m.The explosive Tar Heels attack could give SU problems. North Carolina ranks 18th in the nation with 13.06 goals per game with Tewaaraton Trophy finalist attack Becky Lynch leading the team’s up-tempo style of play. And last Saturday, they used that up-tempo attack to defeat Navy 14-7 in Chapel Hill, N.C. and advance to a quarterfinals matchup with the Orange.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut SU also boasts an offense that can light up the scoreboard, ranking sixth in the country with 14.9 goals per game.And the offense is clicking again after that 15-goal first round performance.‘Coming off a big second half against Dartmouth has helped us because we have started slow against a lot of teams,’ SU attack Michelle Tumolo said. ‘But knowing that we played our Syracuse lacrosse in the second Dartmouth half was a good feeling because we haven’t played that in a while.’Since the first round of the Big East tournament, the attacking midfielders have played perhaps their best three-game stretch of the season.Sarah Holden scored a team-high four goals against the Big Green and scored twice in the Big East tournament. Fellow midfielders Katie Webster and Bridget Daley have scored two and three goals respectively in the last three games as opposing defenses have packed themselves tightly inside the eight-meter arc to limit Tumolo, Alyssa Murray and the rest of Syracuse’s potent attack.‘When Michelle and Murray are getting shut off it obviously gives other people a chance to step up such as Bridget Daley and (Amy) Cross,’ Holden said. ‘We have a pretty deep bench so I think we’re all able to contribute.’The Orange is usually the team on the field trying to speed up the tempo of the game, but North Carolina also employs an aggressive attack.The SU defense will be focused on shutting down those chances for the Tar Heels.‘They’re really good in transition and it comes from mainly their attacking players and we really like to transition and it comes from our defensive players,’ Holden said. ‘So I think the game might be a little slower paced possibly lower scoring to shut down their attackers.’Lynch, the Tewaaraton finalist, leads the Tar Heels in points (61), is tied for the team lead in assists (20), and is second on the team in goals (41).Gait said the Orange will need to limit Lynch to prevent North Carolina from controlling the pace of the game.‘(We’ll) try and limit their scoring opportunities, make it count for her to get in the game,’ Gait said. ‘Try and make her rely on the other players to get the job done.’North Carolina also has a top defense supporting Lynch and the offense. The Tar Heels’ 7.17 goals allowed per game are second in the nation, so the SU attack faces a stiff challenge.Still, the Orange has torched its fair share of elite defenses this season. In two games against Dartmouth (No. 16 in goals against), SU scored 37 goals. Against Towson’s No. 9 ranked defense, Syracuse scored 18 goals. And against No. 3 Maryland’s No. 4 ranked defense, the Orange scored 10 goals on the road.SU always has the potential to make a great defense look bad. And it’s hoping its potent attack can do it again to reach the final four.‘When we get momentum going we’re able to carry it through two, three, four games and make a run with it,’ Gait said. ‘… It’s really key that we have the middies scoring, our subs, everybody. That’s why I think they all feel pretty comfortable and hopefully we can play a game with some of those non-Michelle Tumolo type players.’dbwilson@syr.educenter_img Published on May 17, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2last_img read more

Salah’s Goal Puts Egypt on Top of Group E

first_imgIn the 19th minute, Moses Basena’s men started to come out of the blocks and nearly caught their hosts napping when a good cross from the right found Derrick Nsibambi, but his header went over Essam El-Hadary’s cross bar from close range.With three minutes to the half-hour mark, Onyango showed his class when he denied Gamal from a powerful header in the box and later blocked Raadan Sobhi’s second attempt after a great delivery from Ahmed Fathi.Both sides were stable in defence after their return from the tunnel, but Salah tried a long range effort in the 58th minute but failed to hit the target.In the group’s other game yesterday, Thomas Partey and Richmond Boakye turned on the style at the Stade Municipal de Kintélé yesterday as Ghana hammered Congo 5-1.The victory moves the Black Stars to the third position of Group E on five points.Partey bagged a hat-trick in Brazzaville to make it four in two matches against the Red Devils with Boakye grabbing a double for the rampant West Africans. Vladis-Emmerson Illoy-Ayyet scored Congo’s solitary effort.Both teams showcased early signs of urgency knowing the importance of the clash, following their 1-1 stalemate in Kumasi last Friday.Congo’s Thievy Bifouma and Césaire Gandzé testing Ricard Ofori in the 10th minute, but on both occasions the goalkeeper was well positioned to deny the hosts.Without the influential trio of Jordan Ayew, brother Andre and captain Asamoah Gyan missing the clash due to reported sickness and injury respectively – many would’ve written off Ghana’s chances, but their absence handed two rising starts the opportunity to shine.Boakye scored the game’s opener in the 23rd minute as the Serbia-based forward was left with the easiest of finishes after the ball landed fortuitously at his feet in the penalty area.Ghana doubled their lead three minutes later through Partey. A carbon-copy of the first goal, the Atletico Madrid man powered home after Boakye’s deflected effort fell into his path.Illoy-Ayyet pulled a goal back for the hosts in the 43rd minute. Unmarked at a corner-kick, the towering defender pounced to guide his header into the back of the net.Their joy, though, was short-lived as Partey restored Ghana’s two-goal lead in the second minute of added time. The midfielder guiding his shot past Barel Mouko from an acute angle following a pin-point through ball by Christian Atsu.The Red Devils tried desperately to find a way back into the game following the interval, but suffered a sucker punch in the 69th minute as Partey completed his treble. The burly playmaker charging through the heart of the Congolese defence before firing an unstoppable shot into the roof of the net.Things went from bad to worse for the hosts as Boakye completed his brace in the 85th minute. Harrison Afful’s lung-busting run down the right flank rewarded with an composed finish by the Ghanaian marksman.Defeat brings an end to Congo’s hopes of qualifying for next year’s showpiece.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram  Black Stars hammer Congo 5-1A solitary strike from Mohamed Salah handed Egypt a 1-0 win over Uganda in their fourth Group E match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers at the Borg El-Arab Stadium in Alexandria yesterday,In the wake of the victory, the Pharaohs now return to the top spot with nine points from four matches and have boosted their chances of booking a spot in Russia.With both sides chasing an early goal, it was the hosts who were quick off the mark as Salah netted from a rebound in the sixth minute after goalkeeper Denis Onyango initially denied him from close range.last_img read more

Ghana beat Poland 2-0 in Amputees world cup

first_imgThe cold winds and sporadic showers of Kaliningrad could not stop the Black Challenge, Ghana National Amputee Football Team, from beating Poland 2-0 in their first match at the 31st Amputee Football World Cup in Kaliningrad, Russia.A goal in each half by Richard Arthur Opentil and Collins Gyamfi was all the Black Challenge needed to set the tone for their quest to win gold at the mundial, as the tournament takes off in the Russia enclave.New entrants, Poland proved stubborn in the beginning of the game with some spectacular display of typical European football characterized by inter-positional passes that nearly destabilized the Ghanaians at the earlier stages of the game but the fighting spirit in the Ghanaians was manifest as the game progressed.Richard Arthur Opentil, a professional player in Turkey finished off a good move between him, Collins and Joseph Amoh to register Ghana’s first goal. The game progressed with a few threats from each side until the first half ended.The second half began with some cold intermittent showers but the determined Black Challenge kept their pace crowning it with another goal from Collins Gyamfi, Africa’s goal king. With the game drawing to an end, the Polish made some inroads into the Ghanaian half but that could not yield any results.The Ghanaians missed some chances at the latter parts of the game which could be attributed to an improved Polish side that has moved from their amateurish position to a force to reckon with in Amputee Football. Ghana’s Ambassador to Russia, His Excellency Dr. Seth Koranteng, who was with the team at the opening ceremony and watched the game beside Mr. Francis Adjetey Sowah, President of the Ghana Amputee Football Federation (GAFF), as well as the Amputee Football Federation of Africa (AFFA), praised the players for the great game and advised them against complacency.Dr Koranteng later presented some energy drinks and items to the team to strengthen them as they progress in the competition. He also presented similar products to the Liberian team in the spirit of African Unity.Before the opening match between Russia and Argentina, group members of Ghana, there was a beautiful opening ceremony to kick start the competition.Russia beat Argentina by 5-0 whilst Iran drew 0-0 with El Salvador in Ghana’s group; Liberia was beaten 3-0 by England in the other group.last_img read more

Social media turns on Boateng after Messi slip

first_imgGermany defender Jerome Boateng was roundly ridiculed on Twitter Thursday for slipping up ahead of Lionel Messi’s second goal in Barcelona’s 3-0 Champions League drubbing of Bayern Munich.Messi’s inspired performance in Wednesday’s semi-final, first-leg, saw Barca score all three goals in the final 17 minutes with the midfield maestro netting twice in three minutes to stun Pep Guardiola’s Bayern before putting Neymar through to score the hosts’ third goal.Messi’s magical footwork at the Camp Nou for his second left Germany defender Jerome Boateng flat on the turf in a move former England international Jamie Redknapp described as “almost illegal”.UK newspaper the Daily Mail wrote: “He may have won the World Cup, the Champions League and three league titles, but that does not exclude him from being ridiculed on the internet”.”Internet wasn’t gonna let this slip #Boateng” posted one fan with a mocked up picture of Boateng prostrate on the Camp Nou turf with a child’s slide super-imposed behind him.”Quick somebody call the Hague! We just witnessed a war crime,” wrote another. “Watch it in slow motion and you can see the exact moment when Messi reaches over and takes Boateng’s batteries out,” tweeted freelance reporter Iain Macintosh.”There has to be a description above ‘breaking ankles’ for what Messi did to Boateng there,” wrote Sports Illustrated’s senior writer Grant Wahl.”Could take a while for Jerome Boateng to get those legs untangled… #Messi”, tweeted ESPN commentator Mark Donaldson.last_img read more

Iowa’s governor says meat shortages to be resolved soon

first_imgPresident Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Gov. Kim Reynolds. R-Iowa, in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, May 6, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON — Governor Kim Reynolds and U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue Wednesday said the nation’s meat supply should be stabilized within 10 days. Reynolds was in the Oval Office earlier this afternoon for a meeting with President Trump. She indicated Iowa packing plants are reopening and will be operating at excess capacity soon.“We’re going to hopefully prevent what could have been, you know, a really sorry situation where we were euthanizing some of our protein supply and really impacting the food supply not only across the country, but throughout the world,” Reynolds said.The Tyson meatpacking plant in Waterloo that closed April 22nd will reopen today. Reynolds told President Trump the pork plant in Perry where more than half of workers tested positive for COVID-19 has ramped back up to 60 percent capacity. Reynolds said employees “feel better” about returning to work alongside people who tested negative for COVID-19.“With the testing, with the PPE, with the restructuring in the facilities, they’re also doing a lot of that as well, to try to social distance where they can, to put in shield where they can, to look at the lines, to separate the shifts,” Reynolds said.Reynolds said Iowa’s packing plants have “turned the corner” and will be able to meet consumer demand soon.“As we continue to keep them up and processing and bring more back on line and continue to exceed the capacity,” Reynolds said.U.S. Ag Secretary and Vice President Mike Pence as well as Reynolds and Trump answered questions from a group of reporters. Pence said Iowa is “leading the pack” in its efforts to mitigate COVID-19 impacts and keep food production going.“One of the great stories of the coronavirus outbreak has been that our food supply has continue to work every day,” Pence said, “from the field to the fork, to the grocers, to the meat processors.”Pence plans to be in Iowa Friday and he’ll meet with farmers and food industry leaders to discuss the security of the U.S. food supply. President Trump saod he had his own conversation with packing plant executives about meat shortages.“These are big companies, actually,” Trump said. “You wouldn’t believe how many plants they have and I think it was a very strong talk and I think they got the message, so within a week-and-a-half we should be in great shape, maybe sooner.”In addition, Trump has asked the Justice Department to investigate whether meat packers are engaging in price gouging in the midst of the pandemic. Farmers are getting low prices for their livestock, but the price of meat in the grocery store is rising.“It shouldn’t be happening that way and we want to protect our farmers,” Trump said. “…Supply and demand should not allow that to happen.”Reynolds told Trump and Pence she’s starting to reopen the state to business activity because testing capacity has expanded and about 80 percent of I-C-U beds and ventilators in Iowa hospitals are open for COVID-19 patients.last_img read more

Job is far from over as Cotter edges Geall to advance into final of 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championships

first_imgGeall now meets Dean Joanisse of New Westminster Sunday at 11 a.m. in semi final action for the right to play Cotter in the final at 4 p.m.Joanisse scored two in the sixth before stealing a pair in the eighth to edge Glen Jackson of Victoria 5-2 in the Page Playoff 3-4 game Saturday night.Saturday afternoon, in the Page Playoff 3-4 contest, there wasn’t much to choose between the A-event winner — Cotter — and the B-event champion — Geall.Having the luxury of last rock for his A-event title, Cotter scored once in the second before stealing a single in the fifth to grab a 2-0 lead.Geall, third Andrew Bilesky, second Steve Kopf and lead Mark Olsen, tried desperately to get a deuce to get back in the game but had to settle for a single sixth.Giving the hammer back to the defending BC Men’s Curling Champion wasn’t the best answer for the Geall foursome.Cotter kept the ice clean, blanking the next two ends before taking advantage of a light shot by Geall in the ninth to score three and secure the win along with a berth in Sunday’s final.“We didn’t capitalize on the few chances we did have, and, unfortunately, we had to take our one in the sixth,” explained Geall third Andrew Bilesky.“And because of that we were kind of behind the eight ball at that point as they regained the hammer and control.”Cotter, Kuhn, Griffith, Sawatsky and coach Pat Ryan, a three-time Brier champ, now rests waiting for the next opponent.No doubt the rink will continue its business-like approach back at the hotel.Because this job won’t be complete under the final victory is in the record books — that coming Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. — and a trip to represent B.C. at the Tim Hortons Brier in Ottawa March 5-13. You could tell by the tone in Ryan Kuhn’s post game interview the job is far complete for Vernon’s Jim Cotter rink.There was no jumping for joy following the post-game handshake after the ninth end.No tossing of the brooms into the air after Cotter nailed his second shot to score three in the ninth.This team from the Okanagan has bigger fish to fry despite gaining a bye into Sunday’s final of the 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championships with a 5-1 victory over Sean Geall of New Westminster Saturday before a packed house at the Nelson Curling Club.“We’d like to win (Sunday) . . . obviously that’s why we’re here,” Kuhn said following Saturday’s Page Playoff 1-2 contest.Kuhn said the score may look a little misleading because “there’s nothing easy, because (Geall) is a great team.“That was a really solidly played game by both teams.”Kuhn plays third on the Cotter rink that also includes second Tyrel Griffith and lead Rick Sawatsky.last_img read more