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Gbarnga Residents in Hardship

first_imgResidents in the crossroad City  of Gbarnga, Bong County in Central Liberia are said to be living in hardship as the result of the soaring exchange rate of the Liberian dollars vis-à-vis that of the United States Dollars.  This has led to the very high increase in the prices of local commodities as well as imported goods in the county.The exchange rate of one United States dollar to Liberian dollars in Gbarnga currently stands at ninety-one to one. A survey conducted by the Daily Observer established that as a result of the skyrocketing exchange rate, farmers, foreign merchants and local businesses have significantly increased commodity prices. Even private schools and other institutions of learning have joined to step up their school fees by 40%.The study also established that some provisional shops,  including those of Lebanese merchants, are requesting customers to pay for goods in US dollars, a great difficulty for  people experiencing economic insecurity, most especially the poor. The investigation further revealed that at present a gallon of gasoline previously sold for L$350.00 in Gbarnga is now being sold for L$450.00, while a liter of a local palm wine, formerly traded for L$ 20.00, is now being sold for L$ 50.00, while a gallon of red palm oil marketed for L$ 300.00 is now being sold for L$ 400.00.   A bucket of red hot pepper sold for L$ 400.00 is now being sold for L$ 500.00 and a bag of 25kg of rice is at this moment sold for L$ 1,500.00.The Daily Observer gathered that motorists and motor cycle riders have all joined to hike the transportation fares. The fare from Gbarnga to Monrovia by taxicab,  previously L$400.00, is now L$ 600.00, while motor cyclists have increased their fares by 100% for every distance covered. This means that for every L$ 20.00 distance the fare is now charged L$ 40.00.When this newspaper sampled the views of ordinary citizens in Gbarnga last week Thursday, they blamed the high exchange rate on the dual currency in the country.“The exchange rate is high because government officials are being paid in United States dollars, while civil servants are being remunerated in Liberian dollars. This is a disproportion,” remarked Mr. William Davies, a student of economics at the Cuttington University.The citizens also blamed the Government of Liberia (GOL) and the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) for not doing enough to establish a secured exchange rate of the United States dollar to that of the Liberian dollars.“If the exchange rate stands as it is until this academic school, many parents will not send their children to school; something that has the propensity to undermine government’s free and compulsory primary education” Mr. Augustine Yardo a teacher of Dorothy Cooper Elementary and Junior High School in Gbarnga declared.The citizens expressed fear that the exchange rate may climb to one hundred Liberian dollars to one United States dollar by this Independence Day season, if the Government of Liberia and the CBL do not swiftly intervene.It may be recalled, the Government of Liberia and the Central Bank of Liberia have repeatedly informed the Liberians that they do not have control over the exchange rate in the country.  It has been established that one of the main reasons for the steep hike in the US dollar rate has been the Liberia’s poor agricultural production over the past several years, and a fall in the prices of two of Liberia’s key foreign exchange earners, iron ore and rubber. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

BREAKING NEWS: GARDAÍ AT SCENE OF ‘JOHN DOE’ HOUSE SIEGE

first_imgBREAKING News: GARDAÍ are at the scene of a house where a judge has ordered a couple to leave.It’s understood officers are stationed outside the home at Rooskey, near Newtowncunningham.It follows a ruling by Judge Petria McDonnell earlier today ordering Daniel Green – also known as John Doe – and his wife ‘Jane Doe’ now known as Marieka Green to leave a house they have illegally occupied for the past six months. The house is owned by a Mr Charles Reede, the brother of the late Sam Reede a Church of Ireland minister who died two years ago.Mr Reede wants to sell the house and give the proceeds to Donegal charities, but the sale has been blocked by the trespassers.Lawyers acting for Mr Reede have once again ordered the Greenes to leave the premises.But tonight the house has been occupied again. And it’s understood the adult inside is NOT either of the Greenes but a friend of theirs who is not subject to any court order.This has meant that Gardai have been unable to break their way into the property as the person inside is not the subject of court proceedings.This person has refused to come to the front of the house.The situation is understood to be ongoing and is the latest debacle in the case preventing an elderly man getting access to his own property to do good for others. BREAKING NEWS: GARDAÍ AT SCENE OF ‘JOHN DOE’ HOUSE SIEGE was last modified: October 19th, 2013 by John2Share 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)last_img read more

Pirates, Al Ahly in dramatic draw

first_img2 November 2013 A dramatic last-gasp goal earned Orlando Pirates a 1-1 draw with defending champions Al Ahly in the first leg of the Caf Champions League final at Orlando Stadium in Soweto on Saturday night. Electricity filled the air, with a sold-out, colourful crowd packing the Orlando Stadium as Pirates, the only South African club to have won African club football’s most important trophy, faced a team that has won the competition seven times, a side named Africa’s best of the twentieth century by Caf, and they were well rewarded with a fast-paced clash, which was dominated by Pirates, but well managed by the experienced Egyptian side. The South Africans forced the pace and managed to find a lot of space down the flanks, but their crossing was not up to scratch, while many of their attacking forays ended in hopeful shots from distance, thanks to the well-marshalled Al Ahly defence, which was well led by captain Wael Gomaa. Al Ahly showed their experience and the composure that comes with having been in a similar situation before. They were, for the most part, very solid on defence, while they asked some questions of Pirates on occasion with their counter-attacks.Early reward From the start, the visitors went in search of an away goal and after some back and forth play between the two teams they found an early reward when Mohamed Aboutrika struck with a goal in the 14th minute. Challenged by the Al Ahly forwards, Pirates’ skipper Jele put Ayanda Gcaba under pressure with a weak pass and Gcaba then conceded a free kick in a dangerous position, about 10 metres outside the box, in line with goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa’s left hand post. Aboutrika stepped up and struck a superb right footed shot over the wall and into the top left-hand corner to give the visitors a precious away goal and the lead. Recognising the importance of the goal, coach Mohammed Youssef fell to his knees and kissed the turf. Pirates were almost level two minutes later when Sayed Moawad untidily scrambled a cross from Daine Klate behind, only just missing netting an own goal in the process. Lennox Bacela then tried his luck from range, but his left-footed blast flew straight into the hands of Ekramy.Midfield control Still the Sea Robbers pushed hard for an equaliser, working hard to get the ball forward as quickly as possible. Pressing hard and forcing plenty of corners, they took control of the midfield. Questions were being asked of the Al Ahly defenders. Pirates’ corners, however, looked fairly innocuous. Waleed Soliman sounded a warning with a left-footed shot just wide of the Buccaneers’ right hand post, but the home team quickly combined to turn the pressure onto the visitors once more. Oupa Manyisa let rip from distance, but his shot was always rising and passed harmlessly high over Ekramy’s goal. Rooi Mahamutsa was not far off with a shot from range, with his effort flying just past Ekramy’s left-hand post and Sifiso Miyena was narrowly wide with another long range blast. Forced to play deeper defence With Pirates pressing, Al Ahly started to play deeper on defence, with their forwards working further back into their own half. After the early goal, the crowd had again found its voice, with vuvuzelas urging the team in black onwards as half-time approached. Bacela claim close to getting onto the end of a cross from the right, but the ball was just too high and dealt with by the goalie. When the Egyptians didn’t clear with authority, Manyisa fired off a snap shot, but failed to find the target. Ahmed Abdelzaher then forced a save out of Meyiwa on the counter-attack with the last shot on target of the opening stanza.Long range shots Thabo Matlaba got off the first shot of the second half, but as with so many of Pirates’ shots in the game, it was from long range, well outside the box. Aboutrika was then given far too much space by the Buccaneers’ defenders as he made a run from midfield towards the box. He picked out Abdelzaher inside the box and the striker slid a low shot into the Pirates’ net, but the linesman ruled him offside. The linesman was wrong, but the gap between the teams remained at a single goal. Pirates again began to exert pressure and Al Ahly captain Wael Gomaa pulled off a last-gasp block on a shot from close range by Bacela.Rasping, low drive Next, Tlou Segolela went down under a late challenge on the right, but the referee allowed a good advantage and Andile Jali’s rasping, low drive forced Ekramy to deflect the ball behind at full stretch to his right. Al Ahly’s niggly marking and holding in the penalty area was getting to the Sea Robbers and the referee was called on to defuse the players’ emotions on more than one occasion. With just over an hour gone, Dominique Da Silva came on for Abdelzaher, who had run himself ragged up front for the visitors. It remained, though, mostly a backs-to- the-wall defensive effort for the Egyptians.Neat sequence of passes Al Ahly, though, strung together a neat sequence of passes to create a chance for Waleed Soliman, but he took a little too long to get his shot off and a defender managed to deflect it behind for a corner. With 15 minutes to go, Sifiso Myeni made way for Mpho Makola as Pirates searched for a way through the visitors’ resolute defence. In the 78th minute, Al Ahly, through Da Silva, forced a free kick on the edge of the Buccaneers’ box when Jele pulled the striker to the ground and earned himself a yellow card. Aboutrika tried his luck again, but his shot struck a defender and flew behind for a corner.On the offensive Collins Mbesuma was sent into the fray at the expense of Bacela, who had failed to make an impression on the Al Ahly defenders, but as Pirates pressed to score so the Egyptian club started to create more opportunities on the counter-attack. Nonetheless, the Soweto club remained on the offensive. Four minutes of additional time was signaled and still Pirates pushed hard for a goal, their fans pensively taking in the action. Equaliser Only a minute remained on the clock when Thabo Matlaba found an equaliser to the delight of the crowd. He beat Ekramy with a left-footed shot from the left of the box, which passed the goalie’s outstretched left-hand and hit the side-netting to seal a draw for the Sea Robbers right at the death. The goal changed the mood of the players and the crowd and may prove to be hugely important when the teams meet again in a week’s time in Cairo. Pirates beat Al Ahly 3-0 there in the group stages. Although the win came during Ramadan when the Egyptian players were fasting and in front of an empty stadium, that result will serve as encouragement to the South African side that victory and the title is still within their reach.last_img read more

Ohio’s 4-H camps meet many needs

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Have a child who might enjoy snorkeling Lake Erie shipwrecks? Maybe your kid is fascinated by space and aerodynamics? Does your youngster want to spend time honing leadership skills?The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University (CFAES) has got a camp for all of that —and much more.Thousands of youths across the state will participate in Ohio 4-H camps that are now or will soon be in session. Ohio 4-H, the youth development program of Ohio State University Extension offers or sponsors the camps in all 88 of Ohio’s counties, said Hannah Epley, an OSU Extension 4-H camping specialist.Last year, 17,213 youth participated in 4-H youth camping programs, Epley said. That includes 2,798 teen counselors, she said. Of those campers, 12,612 youths participated in overnight camps, while 4,601 participated in day camps.“The Ohio 4-H program offers camp options for youths to assist developing their self esteem and to provide an opportunity for individuals to develop responsibility away from home and parents or guardians,” Epley said. “The camps also assist in developing leadership and other skills.”In addition to the camps offered in each county, Ohio 4-H offers several statewide specialty camps, including:4-H Space Adventure Camp: a three-day camp that introduces 5th-7th graders to the world of flight and science through building and testing flying machines, conducting computer flight simulations, learning about the principles of aerodynamics and gaining an overview of the development of the space flight program.Ohio Military Kids Camps: A multi-day camp that is designed to help Ohio’s military kids become more resilient and prepared to manage the stresses of growing up in a military family. Interacting and making friends with others who are going through the same experience helps build confidence, leadership skills and a sense of community.Sea Camp: a five-day camp held on Kelley’s Island on Lake Erie for teens ages 13-18. The camp is designed to teach kids about the science of the lake, marine-related skills and the history and recreational uses of Lake Erie.Leadership Camp: a five-day camp for teens ages 15-18 that focuses on the development of peer leadership skills designed to enable participants to have an impact in their home 4-H club, county, community or school.Special Needs Camp: a three-day camp that features adapted activities including environmental science, crafts, music therapy, aquatic skills and horseback riding.4-H Camp Tech:  a three-day, two-night camp, located on the Columbus campus of Ohio State, that introduces 6th-8th-graders to a variety of activities including coding, robotics, engineering design and electricity.The camps are open to all kids statewide — you don’t have to be a member of 4-H, said Sally McClaskey, Ohio 4-H’s education and marketing program manager.McClaskey operates the Camp Tech, which is hosted at Ohio State’s Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, and is a part of the science, technology, engineering, and math offerings by OSU Extension’s Ohio 4-H program. The campers also get to spend the night in OSU dormitories as part of the camp, in order to give them a campus experience, she said.“In addition to meeting new people and learning new things, the camps that are held on Ohio State’s campus introduce the kids to a college experience that may make them want to attend Ohio State in the future,” McClaskey said. “Summer and 4-H camp really just go together.“It’s a nice spectrum of opportunities for kids to engage in during the summer, and it’s something that kids really look forward to.”The cost for each camp varies and there may be opportunities for scholarships depending on the camp. More information on Ohio 4-H camps can be found at ohio4h.org/search/node/camps.last_img read more

Hacker Chat: Pinboard Creator Maciej Ceglowski Talks About Why Boring Architecture is Good, and More

first_imgWhy You Love Online Quizzes Related Posts klint finley 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidcenter_img How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Tags:#hack#Interviews Maciej Ceglowski created Pinboard in 2009 “partly out of frustration with a redesign of Delicious that I felt removed a lot of utility from the site, and partly because I had long wanted to have a boomarking site that would archive my bookmarks,” according to the About page. Since then, the site has become a popular alternative to Delicious and Ceglowski is now able to make a living on it.Pinboard runs entirely on a traditional LAMP stack, and it runs amazingly fast. We talked with Ceglowski about the Pinboard architecture and his development process.The Pinboard about page says: “There is absolutely nothing interesting about the Pinboard architecture or implementation; I consider that a feature!”Can you explain why you think that’s a feature?I believe that relying on very basic and well-understood technologies at the architectural level forces you to save all your cleverness and new ideas for the actual app, where it can make a difference to users.I think many developers (myself included) are easily seduced by new technology and are willing to burn a lot of time rigging it together just for the joy of tinkering. So nowadays we see a lot of fairly uninteresting web apps with very technically sweet implementations. In designing Pinboard, I tried to steer clear of this temptation by picking very familiar, vanilla tools wherever possible so I would have no excuse for architectural wank.The other reason I like the approach is that the tried-and-true stuff is extensively debugged and documented. The chances of you finding a bug in MySQL or PHP as the author of a mid-sized website are microscopic. That’s not the case for newer infrastructure like NoSQL or the various web frameworks.I was actually poking around trying to find out exactly what technology Pinboard used because it was so incredibly fast. With so much interest in cutting edge technologies like Scala, Node.js and MongoDB it’s easy to forget that traditional tools, used correctly, can yield exceptional performance. Do you have any optimization tips for developers using a traditional LAMP stack?The following come to mind, in no particular order:Take advantage of the fact that it’s 2011 and you can load servers up with RAM.Use a RDBMS and take the time to learn it very thoroughly. High-Performance MySQL (the O’Reilly Book) and the Percona blog are indispensible for MySQL; I’m sure similar resources exist for Postgres.Use dedicated (not virtualized) hardware. I/O can be awful on virtualized servers and debugging I/O slowness there is next to impossible.Use caching as a last resort, not as a fundamental design strategy. It’s 2011 – unless you have millions of users, your app should be able to run fast with all caches disabled.Use frameworks for prototyping, but build from the ground up once you know what you’re building.Resist excessive abstractionSet performance targets for yourself. For example, one goal for Pinboard is a median page load time of under a third of a second. This will force you to instrument well and optimize appropriately.What is the development process for Pinboard like? Do you use Agile methodology?My development process is quite primitive. I run a local copy of the site on my laptop, test changes manually, check them in, and then deploy to the production server. The only similarity to agile development is the use of frequent small deployments.One interesting quirk of Pinboard is a complete absence of unit tests. I used to be a die-hard believer in testing, but in Pinboard tried a different approach, as an experiment. Instead of writng tests I try to be extremely careful in coding, and keep the code size small so I continue to understand it. I’ve found my defect rate to be pretty comparable to earlier projects that included extensive test suites and fixtures, but I am much more productive on Pinboard.Do you work on Pinboard for a living?Yes, it’s my full-time job.What were you doing before Pinboard?I was a contractor, working mainly on search and recommendations engines for Rails-based startups.How many developers work on Pinboard?I do all the coding. My girlfriend helps with invoicing and localization, and Peter helps with ops and feature design.last_img read more

Neymar & Cavani lead PSG to Celtic thrashing

first_imgParis Saint-Germain 7 Celtic 1: Cavani and Neymar score braces in sparkling win Guy Atkinson Last updated 1 year ago 05:41 11/23/17 Paris Saint-Germain - cropped Getty Images Celtic took an early lead against Paris Saint-Germain, but the French giants bounced back in breathtaking fashion to secure a 7-1 win. Edinson Cavani and Neymar both scored braces as Paris Saint-Germain registered a thumping 7-1 Champions League win over Celtic at Parc des Princes.The Scottish side were on the end of a 5-0 humbling in the reverse fixture two months ago, but might have allowed themselves to dream of a more memorable evening when Moussa Dembele gave them a shock lead after just 56 seconds.That early goal only served to spark PSG’s heralded attacking triumvirate into life, though, as Cavani, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe scored four first-half goals to leave Brendan Rodgers’ side shell-shocked, effectively settling the game before the interval.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player PSG eased up for most of the second half before a stunning late salvo added a deserved gloss to the scoreline. Marco Verratti added a fifth with a cool finish before Cavani bagged his second with a superb back-post volley, aided by a deflection off Kieran Tierney. The final word went to Dani Alves – the Brazilian firing home a stunning strike from 25 yards that crashed in off the post.PSG are three points ahead of Bayern Munich at the summit of Group B and a draw against the Germans next month will be enough to top the group ahead of the last 16 stage.150 – Edinson Cavani has scored his 150th goal for Paris in what is his 216th appearance for the club in all competitions. Machine. pic.twitter.com/AGC0zVln9n — OptaJean (@OptaJean) November 22, 2017 Celtic’s trip to Paris had started so well and they took an improbable lead inside the opening minute with a goal that was made in France. Frenchman Olivier Ntcham’s cleverly disguised corner was met just inside the penalty area by his compatriot Dembele, whose deflected shot flew past Alphonse Areola to send the visiting support into raptures.Their joy was short-lived, however, as the world’s most expensive footballer delivered a finish of typical precision to pull Unai Emery’s side level after nine minutes. Adrien Rabiot jinked his way through the Celtic half before playing in Neymar down the left, where he was able to drill a low shot past Craig Gordon and into the far corner.Moments after Ntcham had drilled a powerful strike just wide for Celtic, PSG took the lead, as some clever interplay between Neymar and Verratti released the Brazilian inside the area and, in an almost carbon copy of his opener, he stroked into Gordon’s far corner.Neymar then turned provider for the third in the 28th minute, getting his shoulder to Alves’ looping cross to tee up Cavani inside the six-yard box for the Uruguayan’s 150th PSG goal.  @KMbappe & @neymarjr #PSGCEL pic.twitter.com/xtuxCn5arR — PSG English (@PSG_English) November 22, 2017 The hosts’ fourth arrived 10 minutes before the break as Mbappe took full advantage of some reckless defending from a free-kick to power home for his seventh goal for the club since his move from Monaco.Mbappe was denied a second when his scuffed shot was saved by Gordon before Verratti grabbed a fifth with a drilled finish into the bottom corner with 15 minutes remaining.Cavani added his second with a well-controlled back-post volley in the 79th minute, Tierney inadvertently steering the ball past the helpless Gordon. The final act was reserved for Alves, whose swerving long-range strike just a minute later cannoned in off the post to put PSG in seventh heaven. Key Opta facts:- PSG (24) have scored more goals in a single Champions League group stage than any other side ever. – Celtic conceded seven goals in a European game for just the second time in their history – also 0-7 vs Barcelona in September 2016.- The first five shots on target in this match resulted in five goals, four for PSG and one for Celtic.- Edinson Cavani scored his 150th and 151st goals for PSG in what was his 216th appearance for the club in all competitions.- Cavani has scored more goals in all competitions this season than any other player in Europe’s big five leagues (21 goals).- Moussa Dembele’s opener vs PSG after 56 seconds was Celtic’s fastest ever goal in the Champions League.- This goal was also the first Champions League goal PSG have conceded inside the first minute.- Neymar (15) has been directly involved in more Champions League goals versus Celtic than against any other opponent (7 goals + 8 assists in 6 appearances).- Neymar has scored as many Champions League goals as Rivaldo (27) – the only Brazilian with more is Kaka (30).- Celtic have lost all four matches against Paris in European competition, conceding 16 goals and scoring just the one. read morelast_img read more

Man City vs Rotherham: Foden starts, Jesus leads the line

first_imgManchester City take on Championship side Rotherham at the Etihad Stadium in the FA Cup third round on Sunday.This will be City’s first outing since their crucial 2-1 victory over Liverpool in the Premier League on Thursday which took them to within four points of the league-leaders.Their Cup opponents Rotherham are struggling in the second tier, sitting in 21st place just three points above the relegation zone. But, after being knocked out by lower league Wigan Athletic in last year’s competition, Pep Guardiola will be wary of another upset. He will likely rotate his squad, however, after a busy festive period. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Game Manchester City vs Rotherham United Date Sunday, January 6 Time 2pm GMT / 9am ET TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched live on ESPN+ on TV. US TV channel Online stream ESPN+ N/A In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will not be broadcast on television or streamed online. UK TV channel Online stream N/A N/A Squads & Team News Position Manchester City squad Goalkeepers Ederson, Muric Defenders Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Delph, Kompany, Stones, Danilo Midfielders Gundogan, Fernandinho, David Silva, Zinchenko, Mahrez, Foden Forwards Aguero, Sterling, Sane, Jesus Fabian Delph is serving the last game of a three-match ban while Benjamin Mendy and Claudio Bravo are out with long-term injuries.Man City XI: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Zinchenko; Gundogan, Foden, Mahrez, De Bruyne (C), Sterling; Jesus  Position Rotherham United squad Goalkeepers Rodak, Price, Bilboe Defenders Ajayi, Wood, Robertson, Raggett, Ihiekwe, Hinds, Mattock, Jones, Vyner Midfielders Vaulks, Palmer, Potter, Towell, Wiles, Taylor, Williams, Newell, Forde, Bray Forwards Vassell, Smith, Proctor, Kayode On loan Brighton midfielder Richie Towell is suspended after getting a straight red against Bristol City two games ago.Billy Jones returns from suspension but picked up a knock in training on Friday.Rotherham XI: Rodak; Vyner, Ajayi, Robertson, Mattock; Forde, Vaulks, Wiles, Taylor; Williams, SmithBetting & Match Odds City are understandably 1/20 favourites to win at home with  bet365 . Rotherham are big outsiders at 66/1 while a draw can be backed at 16/1.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Phil Foden Manchester City 2018-19The FA Cup was the only domestic honour Guardiola’s side failed to win last season after they lost in the fifth round to Wigan. But City picked up valuable momentum last week after their win against Liverpool, so the atmosphere around the Etihad will be more positive now they have closed the gap on the Premier League leaders and put their December wobble of three defeats in three to bed.That home victory, coupled with the 3-1 win at Southampton, means City now have two consecutive wins and will look to extend their run by following Tottenham, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United into the next round.A few fringe players will likely come in against Rotherham though, with Phil Foden expected to feature having so far failed to start a Premier League game. United manager Paul Warne will not take any City XI lightly though and said before the game: “Everyone is looking forward to it, except possibly me as the manager! No, we’re looking forward to it. Whichever team they put out will be really strong.”I know that Man City want to do well in all of the cups and tournaments. Premier League players recover quickly so I won’t be surprised to see a few big names in the team on Sunday.”Whenever there is a football match, you’ve got a chance. We were possibly the poorest we’ve been on Saturday in the first half and we won the game. You don’t have to be the better team to win. We’ll turn up with a smile on our face and have a right go.”last_img read more