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."
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 ... .
Since Amsterdam announced its 2050 target, a partnering think tank, Circle Economy, has been measuring resource use in the built environment, food and organic waste, and consumer goods sectors to determine where industry needs could overlap to eliminate virgin raw materials ... But Amsterdam has a long way to go in the next 30 years.
The Initiative is a collaboration between C40, the Amsterdam-based Circle Economy, which seeks to create zero-waste urban economies that support their residents, and the Doughnut Economics Action Lab, an organization mostly comprising volunteers working to implement systemic, society-wide economic change ... Amsterdam’s model is “learning by doing.
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