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."
To facilitate life in cities, humans have constructed systems to connect with the goods and services required for survival — many of which are sourced outside the city itself — and to ameliorate waste streams ... Like in nature, there is no such thing as "waste" in a circular economy ... The bioeconomy in circular Amsterdam.
By Karolin Schaps / Thomson ReutersFoundation, AMSTERDAM. Artist and tour guide Louke Spigt makes ends meet by offering tours to some of the millions of foreign visitors who pour into the Dutch capital, Amsterdam, each year seeking culture, cannabis and excitement ...Others living in Amsterdam’s city center are less happy.
AMSTERDAM - Artist and tour guide Louke Spigt makes ends meet by offering tours to some of the millions of foreign visitors who pour into the Dutch capital Amsterdam each year seeking culture, cannabis and excitement ... Amsterdam's hotel stays nosedived by 68% amid the global pandemic last year, according to data from the municipality.
Artist and tour guide Louke Spigt makes ends meet by offering tours to some of the millions of foreign visitors who pour into the Dutch capital Amsterdam each year seeking culture, cannabis and excitement ... Amsterdam's hotel stays nosedived by 68 per cent amid the global pandemic last year, according to data from the municipality ... Amsterdam.
Artist and tour guide Louke Spigt makes ends meet by offering tours to some of the millions of foreign visitors who pour into the Dutch capital Amsterdam each year seeking culture, cannabis and excitement ... As Amsterdam emerges ...
What more, the insects thrive on food waste that otherwise ends up in landfills. Narendra Pasuparthy, founder and CEO of Nandus Foods, said time is ripe to tackle the twin issues of the animal feed industry that eats into the agricultural sector and the urban food waste affecting cities like Bengaluru.
He was once again temporarily demoted from the mayorship in 2014, having been arrested on charges relating to corruption and abuse of his office connected to a public-owned waste-management company ... In both Naples and Zagreb, the newly elected municipalist successes must now deal with the waste mismanagement of previous administrations.
TROY, NY − La Salle InstituteBaseball pitcherEddie Girtler was in complete control Thursday afternoon in the Cadets’ sectional matchup against Amsterdam... Amsterdam pitcher Carson Cotugno was able to set down the order from there ... “Most importantly you have to go out there and attack, attack, attack, and not waste any time.”LA SALLE 5, AMSTERDAM 3.
Lagos/Amsterdam — After years of struggling to make a living selling recyclable parts from electronic waste recovered in Africa, Dutchman Joost de Kluijver realised he needed a new business model if his firm was going to survive ... A record 53.6-million metric tonnes of e-waste was produced in 2019 and this is projected to hit 74-million by 2030.
Amsterdam is to start testing driverless electric boats on its canals. The Dutch city’s more than 60 miles of waterways will host prototypes of fully-autonomous electric vessels, to carry out tasks including transporting passengers and picking up waste. Amsterdam Institute for ...
Constructing a high-rise hotel on Siesta Key is like hanging a portrait of Kim Kardashian next to the Mona Lisa... Pre-pandemic, so many inexperienced climbers were traveling to Mount Everest that deaths shot up and people were leaving behind significant amounts of garbage and human waste. Amsterdam experienced this, but also found solutions ... Facebook.
But this convenience comes at a high cost ... If you’re looking to cut down on waste in an already wasteful industry, here are six ways to start ... Buy less and mend more ... Scientists across the world are working on innovative ways to address fashion’s waste problem ... The Amsterdam-based brand GumDrop collects gum and turns it into a new kind of rubber ... .