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DUFFY DOES DALLAS – BURTONPORT MMA STAR READY FOR UFC DEBUT

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first_imgBurtonport MMA star Joseph Duffy makes his UFC debut this Saturday in Dallas against Jake Lindsay.Donegal UFC star Joseph Duffy makes his long-awaited UFC debut on Saturday night when he faces Jake Lindsay at UFC 185 in Dallas.Duffy is the latest in a long-line of Irish fighters to fly the Irish flag in the UFC octagon.However, Duffy will also have the Donegal flag draped around him when he goes into battle on Saturday. Duffy has enjoyed a dizzying nine months since making his return to Cage Warriors after a three-year sabbatical from MMA.He destroyed Damien Lapilus at The Helix in Dublin in his comeback fight then a simply stunning KO of  Frenchman Julien Boussuge with a knee to his face put him firmly back on the UFC radar.It had been well documented how Duffy was the last fighter to defeat current UFC stars Conor McGrgeor and Norman Parke.So the UFC offered Duffy a lucrative contract and his dream move to the UFC was sealed. Duffy has been in an intense training camp at Tristar Gym in Montreal, Canada for the last six weeks.The world-famous gym took Duffy on-board once he signed for the UFC and that’s where he will be based from now on.Tristar coach Eric O’Keefe has been impressed with Duffy and believes the Burtonport man is destined for great things in the sport.O’Keefe said, “From all we’ve seen of Joe, he can take it to the top.“I think he’ll be a force to be reckoned with in the UFC,. “The sky is his limit.Duffy’s opponent has a decent record he win his first nine bouts in the UFC and was regarded as a future world champion.However, consecutive defeats have meant Lindsay is now fighting to save his career.Duffy knows he’ll faces a top-class opponent and there’s no such thing as an easy fight in the UFC. However, he’s confident he can do the business and get his UFC career off to a dream start in Dallas on Saturday night.A huge following of from Ireland and Wales are expected to descend on the venue and that will only add to Duffy’s armour.DUFFY DOES DALLAS – BURTONPORT MMA STAR READY FOR UFC DEBUT was last modified: March 12th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BowburtonportCareerDallasDebutdonegalIrelandJake LindsayJoseph DuffyMMASaturdayUFCUFC 185last_img read more

Singapore – Reported by Elite Traveler the privat

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first_imgSingapore – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineAfter eight months of renovation, Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore’s iconic Garden Wing is now open as the country’s only urban resort. Located five minutes away from world renowned Orchard Road, the new Garden Wing has 158 nature-inspired guestrooms and suites. Nestled amidst 15 acres of lush tropical greenery, all Garden Wing rooms feature a large balcony with verdant views of Shangri-La’s famed gardens or the swimming pool. Each of the three Premier Balcony Suites offer the ultimate retreat with an outdoor Jacuzzi and a private barbecue grill on the large balcony. A new dining concept, Waterfall Garden Café, and Singapore’s first CHI, The Spa will open in July and August 2012 respectively.The new Garden Wing epitomizes the best of resort-style hospitality. With its dedicated guest relations and housekeeping team, Garden Wing guests will enjoy a refreshing resort experience in the heart of cosmopolitan Singapore. While guests enjoy the tranquillity of the hotel’s cascading waterfalls and koi pond, business efficiency and urban pleasures are within immediate access. Services such as complimentary Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel, usage of the hotel’s vast meeting and banquet facilities as well as scheduled complimentary shuttle bus services to Orchard Road will appeal to both corporate and leisure travelers alike.Inspiring holistic experiences are available exclusively for Garden Wing guests. Daily t’ai chi demonstrations by a teacher takes place in the three story Garden Atrium from 7:30 to 8 a.m. In the evenings, the resident koi master conducts a koi feeding ceremony at the waterfall at 5:45 p.m.First opened on August 19, 1978, Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore’s Garden Wing was famous for its bougainvillea-laden terraced balconies. In October 2011, the Garden Wing was closed for eight months in preparation for its rebirth as Singapore’s only urban resort. The S$66 million (approximately US$51.3 million) renovation includes the complete refitting of all the guestrooms and suites as well as the creation of Singapore’s first CHI, The Spa and a new dining concept called Waterfall Garden Café. A new event venue called The Deck is the perfect outdoor venue. The Garden Wing’s nature-inspired design is the work of Singapore-based Maps Design.The Garden Wing’s main design element is nature. Capitalizing on its location amidst 15 acres of lush tropical gardens, the Garden Wing’s decoration incorporates environmental considerations. Solar panels provide heating for the Garden Wing’s water system while a water catchment facility helps to irrigate the gardens and prevent wastage of precious water. Electrical devices installed in all guestrooms, such as automated air conditioning sensors for the balcony door and the key card controlled lighting system, help to optimize energy consumption.“Our iconic Garden Wing has been endorsed by environmentalists around the world, such as the late Sir Edmund Hilary, since the 1990s. It is our commitment to uphold the legacy of this legendary wing by enhancing the Shangri-La experience for our guests. I am confident that the Garden Wing will add a new dimension for our loyal patrons and their families who have stayed with us for decades and, at the same time, win the hearts of new guests. It will also redefine Singapore’s resort landscape, as the Garden Wing is the only urban resort located within the city center,” said Manfred Weber, general manager of Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore.www.www.shangri-la.comlast_img read more