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."
During a forum that lasted about an hour and half, all but one resident was for allowing retail sales in the village ...The town of Amsterdam has sent out a survey to its residents to determine if it should opt out of retail sales after the town discovered it could not have a referendum to decide the matter.
Prosus is one of the most valuable tech companies listed in Europe by virtue of its big stake in Chinese internet giant Tencent, bought two decades ago for $34 million and now worth $216 billion, even after two share sales. The Amsterdam-based company also owns a portfolio of ...
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. AP file ... Grubhub has 1,200 employees in Chicago, and layoffs related to the sale are not expected to be large as the companies have little geographic overlap. Amsterdam-based Just Eat Takeaway describes itself as the market leader in Europe, Canada and Australia ... When the sale was announced in June 2020, it was worth about $7.3 billion ... 31 ... ....
At the corner booth for DiamondCBD’s Delta 8 products, sales staff in dark business wear hawked a rainbow array of lollipops and gummy candies that sported 20 flavors, from fruit punch to pink lemonade to acai to orange creamsicle. A few steps away, Futurola Amsterdam’s equally spacious corner booth was a contrast in modern.
Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the OpeningBell... Vivendi then plans to list UMG on the Euronext Amsterdam exchange in the third quarter of 2021. But ArtisanPartners, a shareholder of Vivendi, is said to be against the sale, raising questions on what will happen ahead of the shareholders meeting on June 22 ... He added ... ....
The $29.3 million brings the total amount donated in the past five years by Katz and Amsterdam to nearly $150 million ... Since 2016 Katz and Amsterdam have made contributions of nearly $150 million to the Katz Amsterdam Foundation and Charitable Trust, representing 100% of the proceeds of any sales by Katz of Vail Resorts common stock.
Travel technology company TripActions is expanding further into Europe with the opening of a new office in Dublin, initially recruiting 25 people. The new city centre location, which will be a dedicated sales office, will help support the company’s international customers, joining other hubs in London and Amsterdam... .
Gloversville is the second city in the Fulton and Montgomery counties region to set up a PropertyDispensation Committee to handle the direct sales of property to bidders, vetted by the committee, instead of going through an auction process. The city of Amsterdam also handles property sales that way.