The Cape May County Municipal Utilities Authority is replacing and rehabilitating the force mains that carry wastewater to the treatment plant on the bay at 45th Street. The work will be done on 31st Street from Haven Avenue to Bay Avenue and Bay Avenue from 31st Street to Eighth Street.Traffic:Starting Monday, Bay Avenue will be closed from 24th to 14th streets for construction. Intermediate School Activity:Starting on Monday, the contractor will set up a barricade immediately south of the Intermediate School’s busport entrance. This will allow buses to approach the school by driving south on Bay Avenue, and then turn left to enter the busport without conflicting with construction work.When they exit the busport, buses will turn right onto Bay Avenue and proceed north on Bay. A police presence will be maintained at the intersections of 20th and Bay and 18th and Bay to supplement the efforts of the school crossing guards. The drop-off of students from cars along Haven Avenue will remain unchanged.See full project update. Construction work will cause detours on Bay Avenue.
Meanwhile Newcastle have brought in seven new players, but manager Rafa Benitez has admitted he wished that was even more.Then at 4pm Manchester United begin a campaign which they hope ends in their first league title of the post-Alex Ferguson era.They welcome West Ham United to Old Trafford, who’ve been busy in the transfer window.Among their new signings is former Man United striker Javier Hernandez.That game kicks off at 4pm.In yesterday’s games Burnley shocked the league with a 3-2 win away to nine-men Chelsea.Newly promoted Huddersfield began their first season in the Premier League in style with a 3-nil win away to Crystal Palace.Wayne Rooney scored the only goal of the game to give Everton victory at home to Stoke.West Brom defeated Bournemouth by the same scoreline, while Southampton and Swansea finished scoreless.The lunchtime game between Watford and Liverpool ended in a 3-all classic. Four more sides get their Premier League campaigns underway this afternoon.First up at 1.30 Newcastle United mark their return to top flight football as they play host to Tottenham Hotspur.It’s been a problematic summer for Spurs, as they’ve failed to purchase any players despite the loss of Kyle Walker to Manchester City.
Votes submitted to organisers France Football by journalists around the world were counted earlier this month, while it has been claimed that Messi has already been informed that he has won, a week in advance of the gala ceremony.Champions League-winning defender Van Dijk is expected to finish second in the voting, leaving Ronaldo to settle for third.According to Mundo Deportivo journalist Francesc Aguilar Ronaldo – who has finished in the top two every year since 2011 is ‘upset’ at finishing behind Van Dijk.While Aguilar’s tweet claims the organisers are still trying to convince Ronaldo to attend, the Portuguese forward has form for snubbing award ceremonies.Ronaldo skipped the FIFA Football Awards ceremony in Milan back in September after he placed third in ‘Best Men’s Player’ category behind Messi and Van Dijk, captioning an Instagram post you can’t do everything’ at the time of the event.He controversially didn’t pick Messi in his top three for the award either – instead opting for Matthijs De Ligt, Frenkie De Jong and Kylian Mbappé.Messi and Ronaldo have dominated won the prestigious Ballon d’Or award for over a decade, with only Croatian midfielder Luka Modric breaking their duopoly in 2018. Neither Messi nor Ronaldo attended the ceremony last year for Modric’s win.Ronaldo left Real Madrid for Juventus last season and registered an impressive tally of 28 goals in 43 games as the Old Lady racked up a domestic treble.However, Messi scored an incredible 51 goals in 50 games as he went on to win a 10th La Liga title and reach the Champions League semisShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The organisers of the Ballon d’Or ceremony next month face a ‘problem’ on convincing Cristiano Ronaldo to attend this year’s event, after it was widely reported this week that the top prize would go to his rival Lionel Messi.34-year-old Ronaldo has won football’s most prestigious individual award five times, a record which he shares with Argentina star Messi.Reports this week suggest Messi has already been informed that he will take his sixth crown in Paris on the 2nd of December, ahead of nearest challengers Virgil van Dijk and Ronaldo.