Owners say watching sunsets from the swimming pool are a pleasure

first_img279 Kenmore Rd, Fig Tree Pocket. 279 Kenmore Rd, Fig Tree Pocket.The Eus have done a lot of entertaining at their six-bedroom, four-bedroom pad over the years.“We have lots of friends come over, and even when my son was small his friends would come around and they would run around,” Mrs Eu said. 279 Kenmore Rd, Fig Tree Pocket.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019The stylish property features two covered alfresco entertaining areas, a fire place, bar and dedicated formal dining area.Mrs Eu said they had done some renovations to the home over the years. “The master bedroom had an open balcony which we have closed into a parent’s retreat,” she said.“I could just sit there all afternoon and read a book … My husband enjoys a nap there.” 279 Kenmore Rd, Fig Tree Pocket.Mrs Eu said she and her husband would spend several hours in their swimming pool during the summer months. “We swim almost every evening,” she said.“We can see the sunset from the pool, it has been one of my greatest pleasures living there.”The home is close to shops and local schools. 279 Kenmore Rd, Fig Tree Pocket.After 11 years, Rodger and Gladys Eu are making the move back to Singapore and have decided to sell their home at 279 Kenmore Rd, Fig Tree Pocket.Mrs Eu said her family’s needs had changed and her three children had grown up.She said her son would head back to Singapore with them, with the intention of joining the army.“Our children have really enjoyed living here,” Mrs Eu said.“Even though it’s three levels, it really is a cosy home.” 279 Kenmore Rd, Fig Tree Pocket. Mrs Eu said she would love to see another family enjoy the house as much as she does.“We love this house, we have taken great care of the house,” she said.“I look forward to another family loving it as much as us.”last_img read more

Yanks beat Rays, benches empty after Chapman’s brush back

first_img Written By WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW US LIVE TV First Published: 2nd September, 2020 07:39 IST Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman threw a 101 mph fastball near the head of pinch-hitter Michael Brosseau while closing out his first save of the season, prompting the benches to empty after New York ended a six-game losing streak against the Tampa Bay Rays with a 5-3 victory Tuesday night.Chapman’s first pitch to Brosseau with two outs in the ninth inning whizzed past Brosseau’s head, and umpires met before issuing warnings to both benches amid a budding rivalry that’s been dominated this season by Tampa Bay. The Rays are 7-2 against the Yankees and lead second-place New York by 3 1/2 games.Chapman struck out Brosseau to end it, and Brosseau began walking toward the visiting dugout before turning back to exchange words with someone on the Yankees. The dugouts and benches emptied and players gathered near home plate, but they mostly kept their distance before dispersing to their respective clubhouses.“Just some back and forth with obviously the ball coming close to Brosseau there,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. “They were upset with it.”Chapman began the season on the COVID-19 injured list. He had been 0 for 1 in save chances this season.DJ LeMahieu homered twice, and Gio Urshela hit a tiebreaking, three-run Little League homer in the sixth inning as New York beat the Rays at Yankee Stadium for the first time this season.Masahiro Tanaka (1-1) pitched six innings of two-run ball in his longest outing of the season. Five days after getting pulled in the fifth inning after 66 pitches at Atlanta, he allowed two runs and three hits and struck out a season-high seven batters.The Yankees mounted a rally off Ryan Thompson (1-2) in the sixth to snap a 2-2 tie. They took a 5-2 lead when Urshela hit a sinking liner to center field for a two-run double, then scored thanks to shoddy Rays defense.Center fielder Kevin Kiemaier attempted to make a diving catch but the ball went by him and to the warning track, allowing Luke Voit and Clint Frazier to score. Urshela took third on the relay throw and scored when shortstop Willy Adames overthrew catcher Michael Perez for an error.Urshela slid headfirst, and his right hand touched the plate before Perez could apply the tag from Thompson’s throw. The call stood after the Rays challenged.Urshela’s hit helped the Yankees win for the fourth time in five games following a seven-game losing streak that was their longest since June 2017.Zack Britton pitched a hitless eighth in his return from a hamstring injury.The Rays had their six-game winning streak snapped and also lost for only the third time in their last 16 games.Kiermaier hit a two-run homer in the fifth off Tanaka, reaching the second deck in right field on an 0-2 slider. Willy Adames hit a solo shot in the seventh off Jonathan Loaisiga.LeMahieu hit his 11th career leadoff homer two pitches in, sending an 0-1 changeup just over the left field fence against Trevor Richards. He homered again with one out in the third, hitting a 1-1 fastball just over the right field wall.It was LeMahieu’s fourth career multihomer game and 71st multihit game since the start of last season, the most in the AL.TRAINER’S ROOMRays: IF Yandy Díaz (strained right hamstring) was placed on the injured list, and manager Kevin Cash does not think they will know how the severity of the injury for another week. … RHP Nick Anderson (forearm) is slated to throw about 20 pitches in a simulated game Wednesday. … LHP Ryan Yarbrough (groin) played catch at 120 feet and will throw from 150 feet Wednesday. … RHP Oliver Drake (biceps) threw 15 pitches in a bullpen session and will throw again Thursday.YANKEES: SS Gleyber Torres (strained left quad/hamstring) could start getting some at-bats at the alternate training site at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in the next day or two. … Britton and C Kyle Higashioka were activated off the injured list. … IF Jordy Mercer was designated for assignment. … RHP Miguel Yajure was optioned to the alternate site. He pitched three scoreless innings his major league debut Monday.UP NEXT: RHP Charlie Morton (1-1, 5.40 ERA) will return after missing over three weeks with right shoulder inflammation. Cash said he thinks Morton will be limited to 40-50 pitches. LHP Jordan Montgomery (2-1, 4.44) starts for the Yankees.Image credits: AP center_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Associated Press Television News COMMENT Last Updated: 2nd September, 2020 07:39 IST Yanks Beat Rays, Benches Empty After Chapman’s Brush Back Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman threw a 101 mph fastball near the head of pinch-hitter Michael Brosseau while closing out his first save of the season, prompting the benches to empty after New York ended a six-game losing streak against the Tampa Bay Rays with a 5-3 victory Tuesday nightlast_img read more

President circling the wagons on powers

first_imgWASHINGTON – Ever since Republicans lost control of Congress, President George W. Bush has known a fight like this could come. The battle over the congressional inquiry into the firing of federal prosecutors is not one of Bush’s choosing. But now that it has been thrust upon him, Bush is defiantly refusing to allow Karl Rove and other top aides to testify publicly in an inquiry into the firing of federal prosecutors, and standing by Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales. In doing so, the president is sending a message to Democrats on Capitol Hill. He may be a lame duck and his poll numbers may be down, but he will protect those closest to him, defend his presidential powers and run his White House the way he sees fit in his remaining 22 months in office. “George W. Bush will rue the day if he lets Al Gonzales go,” said Ari Fleischer, Bush’s former press secretary, “because that will be the first scalp that the Democrats on the Hill will gather and collect, and then the door will then be opened to show that if you can put enough pressure on President Bush, anybody can go. This is a crucial first test.” Bush is also waging what he views as an even bigger war over presidential prerogatives. He has moved aggressively to expand presidential powers – asserting authority to eavesdrop on Americans without court warrants and try suspected terrorists before military tribunals. To avoid divulging the membership of Vice President Dick Cheney’s energy task force, the administration even went to the Supreme Court. One Republican friend of Bush’s, speaking on condition of anonymity to share the president’s sentiments, said the president is trying to “take back control,” adding, “he’s pretty angry.” Defiant president That was evident Tuesday evening in a hastily convened press conference. It was held in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, but there was little diplomacy about it. A defiant Bush made clear that he was not going to allow Democrats on Capitol Hill to spend the rest of his term “dragging White House members up there to score political points, or put the klieg lights on.” Republicans applauded. “I thought he was fired up,” Charlie Black, a Republican strategist who is close to the White House, said Wednesday. “I was glad to see it. I got a lot of comments from people who said, `It’s about time he put his foot down.”‘ Bush has offered to let Rove and three other officials, including Harriet E. Miers, the former White House counsel, be interviewed by lawmakers, but only in private, without transcripts, and not under oath – conditions that are not acceptable to Democrats. A House Judiciary subcommittee authorized subpoenas on Wednesday, bringing the confrontation one step closer to the courts. Bush says he’s willing to go to court. Fleischer says Bush is convinced that presidential powers have eroded since Watergate, and that it is his duty to restore them for his successors. “This is the White House that, under his leadership, didn’t give up the energy records and took a beating for it,” he said. “He’s willing to lose the politics of these things, because he does have a longer view of the powers of the presidency and what it takes to protect them.” Losing the politics And indeed, Bush did appear to be losing the politics on Wednesday, as his press secretary, Tony Snow, was hammered with questions about whether the administration was stonewalling by not allowing public testimony under oath. He said members of Congress could gain all the facts they needed in private interviews, but objected to anything resembling a trial. “What you’re trying to do is create a courtroom atmosphere,” an exasperated Snow finally exclaimed, “which is exactly what we’re trying. … ” He cut himself off before finishing the sentence. Bush cast the issue as a partisan battle, and on Wednesday, it seemed to turn it into one. Republicans, some of whom had been openly critical of Gonzales, lined up behind the president on the testimony issue. The president is all the more passionate about this particular fight because of the men at the center of it: Rove and Gonzales. Both have been part of the president’s inner circle since his days as the governor of Texas. When Bush recently had a rare dinner out, he went to Rove’s house, where the man who has been dubbed “Bush’s Brain” served game from a recent hunting trip. Gonzales, nicknamed Fredo by Bush, was plucked out of a Houston law firm to become Bush’s general counsel in Austin. Associates say Bush found especially appealing Gonzales’ up-by-the-bootstraps story as the son of Mexican immigrants who went to Harvard law school. When Bush promoted him from White House counsel to attorney general, it was widely assumed the president was grooming his friend for a seat on the Supreme Court. Bush’s own terms Even detractors of Gonzales say that if Bush does give the attorney general his walking papers, it will be on the president’s own terms. Anyone looking for evidence of that need only flip the calendar back to last November, when the president, after months of ignoring calls for Donald Rumsfeld to resign as secretary of defense, finally fired him – the day after Republicans lost control of Congress. Many Republicans are still furious that the president did not act sooner. “Clearly, some of the reluctance on the part of congressional Republicans to go to the mat for Gonzales is a consequence of having their fingers burned in the Rumsfeld debacle,” said Rep. Adam Putnam of Florida, chairman of the House Republican Conference. For now at least, Bush is sticking by his attorney general, even though he has publicly chided him for mismanaging the prosecutors’ dismissals. At 7:15 on Tuesday morning, the president called Gonzales. According to a Justice Department official briefed on the conversation, the president had a message: “Keep on fighting.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img