Punta del Este is a city and resort on the Atlantic Coast in the Maldonado Department of southeastern Uruguay. Punta del Este is the name of the municipality to which the city belongs. Although the city has a year-round population of about 9,280, the summer season adds to this number; the city has been referred to as "the Monaco of the South", "The Pearl of the Atlantic", "the Hamptons of South America", "the St. Tropez of South America", being compared to Miami and Cannes. Popular landmarks in the area include the La Mano giant sculpture, the Santorini-styled complex Casapueblo, the Enjoy Punta del Este hotel and casino complex, the chic neighbourhood of La Barra, the iconic Puente Garzón, Gorriti Island, Arboretum Lussich, the Museum of the Sea; the Punta del Este World Trade Center complex is under construction. The city is located on the intersection of Route 10 with Route 39, southeast of the department capital Maldonado and about 140 kilometres east of Montevideo; the first Europeans to set foot in what is now Punta del Este were the Spanish at the beginning of the 16th century.
However, the colonization of the area began around Maldonado at the end of the 18th century due to Portuguese expansionism. Punta del Este and its surroundings at the end of the 19th century were kilometers of sand and dunes, but in 1896 Antonio Lussich bought 4,447 acres of uninhabited land and there he started a botanical garden, Arboretum Lussich, planted trees and plants from all over the world; the trees started to spread on their own, now the area is full of Pines, Eucalyptus and various species of bushes. On 5 July 1907, it was declared a "Pueblo" by Act of Ley 3.186. Its status was elevated to "Ciudad" on 2 July 1957 by the Act of Ley Nº 12.397. Punta del Este hosted an American Summit in 1967 attended by U. S. President Lyndon Johnson. In September 1986, Punta del Este played host to the start of the Uruguay Round of international trade negotiations; these negotiations led to the creation of the World Trade Organization in 1994. During the 1970s, the city faced a decline in the number of tourists as a result of both terrorist threats by the Tupamaros guerrilla organization and an increase in the number of working class hotels and less luxurious residences.
In 2011 Punta del Este city proper had a population of 23,954 households and apartments. According to the Intendencia Departamental de Maldonado, the municipality of Punta del Este has an area of 48 km2 and a population of 15,000. Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística de UruguayArgentines and Europeans are choosing Punta del Este as their permanent residence; some of the reasons are peace in the midst of increasing educational offerings. Punta del Este has an oceanic climate, with cool winters; because of the average temperature of the hottest month near 22 °C, the climate is close to a humid subtropical climate. It is similar to southeastern Australia; the precipitation is evenly distributed with an average of 1,010 mm. The hottest month, has an average temperature of 21.7 °C, the coldest month, has an average of 11.5 °C. The average yearly temperature is 16.4 °C. Punta del Este's scenic coastline is divided in two regions: Mansa; the limit between the two marks the end of the Río de la Plata and the beginning of the Atlantic Ocean, split is signaled by the Mano de Punta del Este, which the sculptor designed to warn swimmers about the danger of rough waves.
Beaches on the Mansa side feature thick and golden sand, while on the Brava side the sand is white and fine. Every beach of the peninsula has public access. La Barra is popular for nautical sports and fishing during the day. At hours, La Barra becomes a central attraction for the younger generation. Starting from the end of December through to the second week of January, this location becomes a place for the local people as well as tourists to gather at the night life festivities. Other areas include the resort of Montoya beach, Bikini beach and Manantiales beach; these beaches are a favourite spot for younger people as well as for many celebrities from both Uruguay and Argentina. Once abundant, southern right whales are re-colonizing in the area, which helped create a whale sanctuary off Latin America, whose establishment had been prevented for near a decade by whaling nations like Japan. Unlike the majority of Uruguayan coasts, appearances of orcas have been documented in the area; the city has much colonial architecture contrasting with more modern buildings.
Nowadays it has a scenic shore, typical resort houses, modern buildings, a port with mooring capacity, department stores and pubs. There are several large houses, gardens lined with plants. An iconic and historic building rises on the 19th stop of the Brava Beach, the famous Hotel L'Auberge with its 70 year old water tower, continues to be a leader in hospitality and gastronomy with its unique rooms and still serving its traditional Belgian waffles with home made sauces. Punta del Este was home to the first Conrad Hotel in South America. Gorlero Avenue, the main avenue of Punta del Este has commercial galleries, cinemas, shops. Artigas square, over Gorlero Ave is the place. Punta del Este is well known for organizing the summit; the Formula E has hosted several races
Cuffley railway station serves the village of Cuffley in the Welwyn Hatfield district of Hertfordshire. It serves other nearby settlements, namely Goffs Oak and the west of Cheshunt, it is 13 miles 17 chains down the line from London King's Cross on the Hertford Loop Line. The station opened in 1910 on the Hertford Loop Line between Enfield Chase and Hertford North as Cuffley and Goff's Oak, with the suffix being dropped some time later; the opening of the station allowed Cuffley to expand as an attractive commuter village with regular services to London King's Cross, Broad Street. Cuffley was served by steam locomotives until 1960; the station, all trains serving it, are operated by Great Northern. The service runs to Moorgate via Islington; the service uses Class 313 soon to be Class 717 EMUs, as these are the only units cleared to Moorgate. The typical off-peak weekday service is 4 trains per hour to Moorgate, to Hertford North. At weekends, the service is half-hourly to Hertford North and Moorgate, with hourly extensions northbound to Stevenage.
Southbound trains no longer serve King's Cross on weeknights after 22.00 or weekends since the December 2015 timetable change. Train times and station information for Cuffley railway station from National Rail
César Fernández de las Heras Caneda, known as César, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for UD Logroñés as a defender. He played more than 375 matches in both the Segunda División and the Segunda División B, in a senior career that spanned more than two decades. In La Liga, he appeared for Athletic Bilbao. César was born in Álava. Another product of Athletic Bilbao's prolific youth system at Lezama, he could never however establish in the first team, only playing a maximum of ten matches in two different La Liga seasons having appeared in the 1998–99 UEFA Champions League, he was loaned to UD Salamanca, Sevilla FC and Racing de Santander, all in the second division. After his permanent release in 2005, César resumed his career in the second level, he appeared for SD Eibar, Cádiz CF and Deportivo Alavés, but suffered two consecutive relegations with the last two clubs. In the summer of 2009, César joined third division side CD Guijuelo, switching to another team in that tier, CD Mirandés, for 2010–11.
On 24 January 2012, the 33-year-old scored in the last minute of a 2–1 home win against RCD Espanyol for the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey, from a Pablo Infante indirect free kick – the competition's top scorer – as the minnows from Castile and León reached the last-four stage after a 4–4 aggregate score. César returned to the lower leagues in 2015, going on to represent Racing Santander and UD Logroñés and retire well past his 40s. César Caneda at BDFutbol César Caneda at Futbolme César Caneda at Athletic Bilbao Stats and bio at Cadistas1910 César Caneda – FIFA competition record César Caneda at Soccerway
Viru is a 5.0% ABV pilsner-style beer brewed in Estonia. It is brewed in the country's second largest city, Tartu, by the A. Le Coq brewery; the brand is owned by Baltic Beer Company Ltd, based in London, UK, is brewed under licence in Estonia. A. Le Coq is the second largest brewery in Estonia, with a market share of 36.8% in 2005. It was introduced to the British market in 2006 being supplied to high-quality bars and restaurants in London and elsewhere. Although not aimed at the "off-trade", it began to be sold by Britain's largest retailer Tesco in September 2007 — 250 of its 1,988 stores stocked it. In late 2007 Brand Independence launched the beer in Mozambique. In 2008 Viru was launched in Switzerland and Sweden; the first shipment of Viru beer arrived in Japan in September 2009. The United States received their first shipment of Viru beer in December 2009 and Canada in July 2010. In February 2010 Baltic Beer Company announced sponsorship deal with the Team Suzuki Alstare where Viru Beer became a co-sponsor of the team.
In November 2010 Baltic Beer Company introduced redesigned packaging for Viru beer and first shipments to South Korea and Australia were shipped in December 2010. Since July 2012 Viru is imported to the U. S. by Dolce Beverage Group, LLC Streamwood IL. In August 2012 Baltic Beer Company appointed a new exclusive importer to the UK market - Catalyst Brands, a division of Matthew Clark. By August 2012 the international presence of Viru beer grew to 20 countries that include Chile, Poland, Taiwan and Germany. Viru beer is sold in distinctive tall bottles in the shape of an hexagonal pyramid. Current bottle design was updated by an Estonian design agency The Brand Manual and has been registered internationally by Baltic Beer Company Ltd; the name of the beer was changed. In Estonia it was known as A. Le Coq Premium Extra until it was discontinued by the brewery in 2006/2007. A new design label was introduced in 2007; the beer is brewed with malted barley from Lithuania, water drawn from artesian wells at the brewery, Saaz hops from the city Austrian named Saaz.
Hops have been produced here for more than seven centuries. Baltic Beer Company will be launching two new styles of Viru beer in early 2013 - a strong bock style beer at 6.8% ABV and a dark lager at 4.7%. Official website
Brady Rawlings is a former Australian rules footballer who played 245 games for the North Melbourne Kangaroos. Ahead of the 2014 season, he was appointed as the midfield coach of the West Coast Eagles. After three years in the position, Rawlings shifted from coaching to the role of list manager, he is the younger brother of former AFL footballer, Richmond 2009 caretaker coach, Jade. Rawlings was recruited to the Kangaroos with the 15th selection. Rawlings completed year 12 whilst in his first year at the club. Rawlings made a name for himself becoming one of the league's best taggers, but as his game grew in 2003 he started to win much more of his own ball, to hurt the opposition defensively and offensively. In 2004, he had his best season to date, gaining selection for the International rules series and taking out the Syd Barker Medal for the North Melbourne best and fairest. In 2005, Rawlings had another solid year, albeit not as good as the previous, but 2006 saw him recapture the career-best form to take out his second Syd Barker Medal.
Rawlings was a solid contributor in 2007 and 2008, but after some retirements, he was forced to be played in a variety of different roles. In 2009, a rebuilding year for the club, he spent much time playing in defense shutting down some of the game's most eluding players in Cyril Rioli and Aaron Davey. Rawlings played his 200th AFL game in North Melbourne's five point win over St Kilda in round 21, he continued in this defensive role in 2010, but was able to get the ball himself, having a career high 623 possessions and sharing his third Syd Barker Medal with Brent Harvey. Rawlings retired from football at the end of the 2011 season when North Melbourne finished 9th on the ladder. After retiring, he joined North Melbourne as the senior recruiting and induction coach- which he held during the 2012/13 seasons. At the end of the 2013 season, Rawlings left North Melbourne to accept a role at the West Coast Eagles as an assistant coach under new senior coach and former teammate and captain of Rawlings Adam Simpson.
Following the 2016 season, Rawlings was appointed to the role of list manager. Brady Rawlings's profile on the official website of the North Melbourne Football Club Brady Rawlings's playing statistics from AFL Tables