Amsterdam is the story of a euthanasia pact between two friends, a composer and a newspaper editor, whose relationship spins into disaster.
The book begins with the funeral of artist Molly Lane. Guests at the funeral include British Foreign Secretary Julian Garmony, newspaper editor Vernon Halliday, and composer Clive Linley. The three share certain attributes: each has a very high opinion of himself, each was at some time Molly's lover, and each regards the dead woman's husband, George, with a mixture of amusement and contempt.
Clive and Vernon muse upon Molly's death. It seems she had some kind of rapid-onset brain disease (not specified) that left her helpless and mad. Neither man can understand her attraction to Julian Garmony, the right-wing Foreign Secretary who is about to challenge his party's leadership.
Clive returns home to continue work on a symphony he has been commissioned to write for the forthcoming millennium. Much of the work is complete, save the crucial signature melody. He resolves to go walking in the Lake District, as this tends to inspire him.
Brel worked on the song at his house overlooking the Mediterranean at Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, the house he shared with Sylvie Rivet, a publicist for Philips; a place she had introduced him to in 1960. "It was the ideal place for him to create, and to indulge his passion for boats and planes. One morning at six o'clock he read the words of Amsterdam to Fernand, a restaurateur who was about to set off fishing for scorpion fish and conger eels for the bouillabaisse. Overcome, Fernand broke out in sobs and cut open some sea urchins to help control his emotion."
Ltd. (CIMC) ... In 2019, the world’s first autonomous intelligent boarding bridge, manufactured by CIMC Tianda, was put into use in Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. CIMC Tianda’s autonomous boarding bridges helped reduce the docking time from the average three minutes to within a minute at the airport, the report said. (Wang Jingli) ....
AMSTERDAM (JTA) — A Dutch municipality has renamed a park that had been named for a mayor who helped the Nazis hunt his city’s Jews. The municipality of Hogeveen, a city of about 55,000 roughly 80 miles northeast of the Dutch capital of Amsterdam, last month renamed Mayor Tjalma Park, according to a report Thursday on the news site Jonet.nl.
.—Help us bring this to you, check out our subscribe page at ... Vic Fondacaro, of Rotterdam Junction, enjoys his fried-dough with his son Vic Fondacaro, Jr., of Amsterdam ... .—Help us bring this to you, check out our subscribe page at ... Vic Fondacaro, of Rotterdam Junction, enjoys his fried-dough with his son Vic Fondacaro, Jr., of Amsterdam.
Anthony Deutsch/Reuters Microsoft staff are helping out at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport amid ongoing travel disruption. Over 100 staff from Schiphol's partners, including Microsoft, help passengers in the terminals ... Microsoft employees are volunteering at one of Europe's busiest airports to help it cope with the summer holiday travel rush.
Amsterdam — Dutch authorities said on Friday they had arrested a 29-year-old man believed to be a developer for the crypto mixing service TornadoCash, which the US put on its sanctions list this week ... The FIOD said the man, who was not identified, was arrested in Amsterdam on Wednesday.
AMSTERDAM, Aug 12 (Reuters) - Dutch authorities on Friday said they had arrested a 29-year-old man believed to be a developer for the crypto mixing service TornadoCash, which the United States put on its sanctions list this week ... The FIOD said the man, who was not identified, was arrested in Amsterdam on Wednesday.
In some cases, most of the output of Dutch wind farms has been bought up by private companies, such as Microsoft’s deal with the PrincessArianeWindFarm near Amsterdam — the largest wind farm in the Netherlands — to power its data centers. Of course, this helps reduce the world’s carbon emissions, but there is a missed opportunity here.
A queue at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam. GraceDean/Insider Amsterdam Schiphol is extending a daily flight cap over concerns it could have too many passengers ... The airport said setting a maximum number of departing passengers helps airlines cope with any operational changes ... Amsterdam Schiphol has hired more than 200 security guards to help passengers.
Amsterdam — Dutch brewing company Heineken posted a rise in earnings for the first half, helped by recovery in Asia Pacific and the on-trade in Europe as consumers returned to the bars, it said on Monday.In addition, the company has ... .
In “City of Refugees... The book moves from small event to small event. At a supper, a character “helped himself to some salad and orzo with olives and almonds, and began eating.” Makes readers hungry, but might leave some unsatisfied ... Weekly ... He has helped found ongoing narrative journalism conferences in Boston, London, Amsterdam and Bergen, Norway ... .