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."
She will be playing in Brussels on May 3 and Amsterdam on May 4 before finishing off in Milan on May 7. Tickets will go on sale this Friday (February 3) – you can buy yours here and see the full list of dates below ... On sale this Friday 3rd February via https.//t.co/7bQxup1lfY ... Thu 4th May – Amsterdam, Paradiso.
AMSTERDAM--Dutch health technology company Philips will scrap another 6,000 jobs worldwide as it tries to restore its profitability and improve the safety of its products following a recall of respiratory devices that knocked off 70% of its market value ... sales growth throughout.
The reduced workforce should lead to a low-teens profit margin, as measured by adjusted earnings before interest, taxes and amortization (EBITA), by 2025, and a mid-to-high-teens margin beyond that year, with mid-single-digit comparable sales growth throughout ...Amsterdam-based ...
...Philips said the supply chain remained challenging and would only further improve gradually.This was expected to lead to low-single-digit comparable sales growth on a high-single-digit margin in 2023, it said.The outlook excludes the impact of ongoing discussions with the U.S.
Together this should lead to a low-teens profit margin, as measured by adjusted earnings before interest, taxes and amortization (EBITA), by 2025, and a mid-to-high-teens margin beyond that year, with mid-single-digit comparable sales growth throughout ...Amsterdam-based Philips ...
BARCELONA (Reuters) – Barcelona’s city hall on Friday approved a total ban on so-called “dark stores” – distribution hubs used by companies that provide grocery home deliveries – joining other European cities such as Amsterdam that announced restrictions in 2022 ... Amsterdam and ...
Police say ‘similar data sets’ from Italy, Holland and Colombia were had also been put up for sale (Picture...The Dutch criminal, who has not been named, carried out the feat from his apartment in Amsterdam. Police say the 25-year-old offered the data for sale in an online forum in May 2020.
LONDON/AMSTERDAM, Jan 23(Reuters) - Dutch insurer ASR (ASRNL.AS) will consider a sale of its banking arm after completing its acquisition of rival Aegon's (AEGN.AS) domestic operations, a source close to the matter told Reuters.
The engineering and development, production, quality control and after sales departments were all scrutinised in the minutest of detail ... The company is headquartered in Amsterdam. In terms of global vehicle sales in 2021, Stellantis was the world's fifth-largest automaker behind Toyota, Volkswagen, Hyundai, and General Motors.