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."
Report co-author Albert ten Kate, a researcher at Amsterdam-based sustainability consultancy Aidenvironment, said the information showing this overlap isn’t readily available to the public, and thus the researchers decided to compile them in the report.
(The CenterSquare) – A report released Wednesday by New York State ComptrollerThomas DiNapoli found that 30 municipalities ended 2020 in some type of fiscal stress, with nine communities facing “significant” issues ... The report covered communities that operate on the calendar year, according to a release from the comptroller.
Bayley Duffy scored two goals and Brigid Duffy had two assists in Queensbury’s 3-0 win over Amsterdam... QUEENSBURY 3, AMSTERDAM 0 ... Not reported ... Amsterdam scoring ... Amsterdam, Sculco, 7 saves ... Not reported ... Mayfield, not reported, 8 saves. Middleburgh, not reported, 16 saves ... Not reported ... Not reported ... None reported ... Not reported ... Not reported ... M — Not reported.
• NathanRobertShank, 21, of 611 Stewart Ave., Grove City, was charged with assault, strangulation, harassment and furnishing alcohol to minors after a reported incident at 2.15 a.m ... Crawford St., Sandy Lake, were charged with assault and harassment after a reported incident at 4.25 p.m ... • A 37-year-old Grove City woman reported at 2.29 p.m.
The reports published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change factor in water vapor, but not the way it forms clouds—or, more specifically, the way they cluster in the skies ... Sensity, an Amsterdam-based security firm, reported that the examples spotted by its homegrown sniffer doubled in the first six months of 2020 alone.
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – A monument listing 102,163 Dutch victims of the Holocaust was unveiled by King Willem-Alexander in Amsterdam on Sunday, the first national memorial to be built in the Netherlands...The 15 million euro ($17.5 million) monument was funded by private donations and Amsterdam and other municipalities.
Scotia-Glenville got four goals from KofiJack to lead the way in a 6-0 Foothills Council boys’ soccer win over Amsterdam on Thursday. Xavier DeLuca added a goal and two assists in the win, while Luke Patrei scored for Amsterdam ... Not reported ... Ravena, not reported, 7 saves ... AMSTERDAM 1 ... Amsterdam scoring ... Amsterdam, Quatrini, 8 saves ... Not reported.
Copenhagen has been named the world’s safest city for the first time, scoring 82.4 points out of 100 in the annual report ... Six cities, Amsterdam, Melbourne, Tokyo, Toronto, Singapore and Sydney have all made it in the top 10, every year since the report was launched back in 2015, while Copenhagen has been a regular fixture since 2019.
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) -The Dutch government on Tuesday announced it is easing COVID-19 restrictions and will introduce a “corona” pass showing proof of vaccination to go to bars, restaurants, clubs or cultural events ... 25 ... (Reporting by Anthony Deutsch and Bart Meijer in Amsterdam;Editing by Bernadette Baum and Matthew Lewis). .
A study conducted in the Netherlands has found that COVID-19 vaccines are effective for most people with autoimmune disorders, Dutch newspaper Volkskrant reported on Saturday ... autoimmune disorders, Dutch newspaper Volkskrant reported on Saturday.