It was a break from EU news conference tradition, but one that was broadly well-received by the reporters.The Wall Street Journal’s Laurence Norman tweeted: “Only in Europe. Eric Mamer reads us all a Victor Hugo poem at end of midday briefing to cheer everyone up. And you know, good on him.”But some, like French reporter Anna Hubert, took a more ironic stance.”I don’t find it comforting at all. The midday briefing is supposed to be annoying and grim. It’s not reassuring when things change,” she tweeted. “I don’t know if, like me, you notice that outside the sun is shining,” he said, to a handful of reporters visiting the room and scores more online.”Many people are confined to their home and therefore I want to read out a little poem for all of us, to remind us that nature continues and that spring is about to come.”Hugo’s “Printemps”, or “Spring”, comes from the collection “Toute la Lyre”, published three years after the writer’s death in 1885.”Here, then, are the long days,” it begins. “Light, love, joy! Here is spring! March and April with their sweet smiles, the blossom of May and warmth of June.” Topics : The daily news may be grim in a Europe haunted by a deadly pandemic, but that is no reason to turn away from culture and the promise of spring.On Tuesday, the European Commission’s top spokesman took a moment during a daily briefing dominated by the coronavirus to read reporters a poem.Posing a challenge to the EU’s simultaneous translators, Eric Mamer launched into fellow Frenchman Victor Hugo’s “Printemps”.
Following an inspiring season with Lille – where he scored 18 goals in 38 appearances for the Ligue 1 side in the 2019-20 season – Osimhen was snapped up by Napoli in a deal reported to be worth €50 million (£45m/$59m). “I say good luck to him. He is a great player, he has this energy of wanting to win and I pray God will protect him.“It won’t be easy because it’s a new team, but I know he is going to do well.”The 21-year-old is already showing football fans what he could be offering, having scored six goals in two pre-season encounters for the Italian giants. Promoted Content12 Marvel Superheroes Before The Fame7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldThe Best Cars Of All Time6 Best ’90s Action Movies To Watch Today10 Legendary Historical Movies You Should See10 Extremely Dirty Seas In The World9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe Read Also: Ronaldo hints at return against Sweden, eyes 100-goal markHis first treble came in the decimation of L’Aquila before finding the net thrice in the club’s 4-0 triumph over Serie C club Teramo.He will spearhead Napoli’s attack next season as they compete in the Europa League having finished only seventh in Serie A.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Victor Osimhen will do well at Napoli, according to compatriot and Super Eagles teammate Wilfred Ndidi.Advertisement Loading… Interestingly, the former Golden Eaglets striker first moved to Europe in 2017 with Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga, before moving to Charleroi in Belgium, initially on loan and then in a permanent transfer.He was hugely impressive in Belgium as he managed 36 goals in 37 appearances, earning him a €14m (£13m/$17m) move to Ligue 1, where his impressive scoring form earned him a move to Italy.Nevertheless, his teammate at the Super Eagles has tipped him to shine for Gennaro Gattuso’s men, citing his enthusiasm to win as a key factor.“Whenever Victor is in front [of goal], I also see the ‘ginger’ [enthusiasm]. So, I am very sure that he is going to do well,” Ndidi told NFF media.
Published on November 14, 2016 at 11:48 am Contact Chris: firstname.lastname@example.org | @ChrisLibonati Syracuse wide receiver Amba Etta-Tawo was named a Biletnikoff Award semifinalist on Monday. Etta-Tawo has reeled in 79 catches, eight touchdowns and racked up 1,246 yards. The Biletnikoff Award is given to the nation’s best receiver.The Maryland graduate transfer ranks sixth in the country in receiving yards and sixth in the country for receptions per game, with 7.9. Four players that rank ahead of Etta-Tawo in receiving yards — Zay Jones, Trent Taylor and Taywan Taylor and Dede Westbrook— all made the watch list. Middle Tennessee State’s Richie James was the only receiver in the Top 5 who did not make the Biletnikoff semifinalist list. Etta-Tawo is the only Atlantic Coast Conference wide receiver who made the list of 10 players.Austin Carr, NorthwesternCorey Davis, Western MichiganAmba Etta-Tawo, SyracuseCarlos Henderson, Louisiana TechZay Jones, East CarolinaJohn Ross, WashingtonTaywan Taylor, Western KentuckyTrent Taylor, Louisiana TechJames Washington, Oklahoma StateDede Westbrook, Oklahoma Comments Facebook Twitter Google+