Amsterdam – Pro Impex http://proimpex.info/ Sun, 25 Sep 2022 11:24:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://proimpex.info/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/default1-150x150.png Amsterdam – Pro Impex http://proimpex.info/ 32 32 The 8 nights not to miss at the Amsterdam Dance Event 2022 https://proimpex.info/the-8-nights-not-to-miss-at-the-amsterdam-dance-event-2022/ Sun, 25 Sep 2022 11:24:14 +0000 https://proimpex.info/the-8-nights-not-to-miss-at-the-amsterdam-dance-event-2022/ You go to Amsterdam for the annual Amsterdam Dance Event and you feel overwhelmed by the number of evenings during the week? Do not worry! That’s the feeling everyone gets once they see the massive list of parties, initiatives and events during ADE. To help you better navigate the Amsterdam Dance Event 2022 schedule, we’ve […]]]>

You go to Amsterdam for the annual Amsterdam Dance Event and you feel overwhelmed by the number of evenings during the week? Do not worry! That’s the feeling everyone gets once they see the massive list of parties, initiatives and events during ADE.

To help you better navigate the Amsterdam Dance Event 2022 schedule, we’ve listed a series of parties that we think you can’t miss during this year’s edition. Keep reading this article to know more about it.

If you have reached this page, you probably already know what Amsterdam Dance Event is; for those unaware, ADE is an annual gathering of dance music fans, artists, insiders and more in Amsterdam, usually the third week of September.

This year’s Amsterdam Dance Event will start from Wednesday 19 to Sunday 23. With virtually every dance music artist, music label, event organizer and insider in Amsterdam for the event, the number of parties and events is insane. To help you navigate the long list of ADE 2020 events, here are the 7 parties not to be missed.

1. Alarm clocks

If you don’t like techno or underground music, Awakenings might not appeal to you. If so, know that Awakenings can easily be considered the mecca of techno music. Their iconic Amsterdam venue, The Gashouder, has become world famous for hosting the most exciting techno music performances and parties.

Like every year, Awakenings offers a series of events throughout the week. Opening night is set for Wednesday the 19th. Things got interesting on Thursday with Adam Beyer and his music label Battery code in Gashouder. The range includes Ilario Alicante, ANNA, Pan-Pot, and more. On Friday, Gashouder and Ziggo Dome will be resumed. This is the first time Awakenings has hosted a party at the Ziggo Dome; it will see Charlotte de Witte and its label KNTXT take control of the massive arena.

On Saturday, Awakenings features the insane number of four parties spread across Amsterdam. During the day, Joris Voorn introduces Spectrum to Gashouder while Carl Coxx will take over Ziggo Dome with his Awesome Soundwave. During the night and until 7 o’clock in the morning, Joseph Capriati and Tale of Us presents the afterlife respectively in Gashouder, and Ziggo Dome will take over.

On Sunday, Amelie Lens will close the week with her Exhale label part.

Awakenings Amsterdam Dance Event ADE

2. STMPD label party

Not a fan of techno music? Even though we suggest you attend at least one of the Awakenings parties, we still have you covered. Several times DJ number 1 in the world, Martin Garrixwill bring his own label, STMPD, for an eclectic evening.

Over the years we have used to gather on Friday nights at the RAI in Amsterdam for the iconic Martin Garrix show. This year things are a bit more intimate with Martin Garrix joined by a stellar (yet to be announced) STMPD lineup at AIR Amsterdam.

3. Obscure Audio

Over the years, Audio Obscura has become one of the most avant-garde underground event organizations in all of Europe (and perhaps the world). Known for his unique parties at iconic venues, he also aimed to bridge the past and future of techno and house music.

From Amsterdam Central Station to the Loft, Audio Obscura has always hosted eclectic events during ADE and this year is no less.

From Thursday to Sunday, Audio Obscura will offer five evenings, including two at the emblematic loft of the A’Dam Tower. For this Amsterdam Dance Event 2022, the main location has been chosen as RAW Factory.

Thursday, Peggy Gou presents Gou Talk; a major league techno night featuring only the best in their field is scheduled for this Friday. Leading the program is Dax J, who fired up the crowd at our techno party at ADE last year. Ellen Allien, a veteran DJ and producer who has long been a major figure in German techno, will also be spinning records during the event. Ellen Allien is a resident of Berlin. Along with a host of outstanding local heroes, Blawan and beloved Herrensauna resident SPFDJ will be another act to watch.

Saturday Adriatic will take over RAW Factory with Soul, Marino Canaland more.

Two special events are also in the works at A’Dam Tower. The iconic The Loft will host Audio Obscura again for sunset and sunrise on Sunday. Tickets will be sold only to those who pre-register on the Audio Obscura website; a special link will be sent on October 4th.

Audio Obscura at Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
Audio Obscura at Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AudioObscura/photos/a.570869199622140/3201924846516549/

4.DGTL

From October 20 to 22, the emblematic NDSM warehouse will host DGTL in its biggest edition yet.

First day, Work will perform with a massive 30-piece orchestra for a performance that is expected to raise the bar for DGTL as well as the entire ADE. The night ARTBAT’S UPPERGROUND will take over two steps inside the NDSM Warehouse interior.

Friday will see the legendary Berlin DJ and producer Ben Böhmer delivering a 2 hour LIVE for a unique experience at the Amsterdam Music Festival.

Saturday DGTL gears up for its gargantuan final day with The Blessed Madonna and its much-loved return to the day. For the night, DGTL’s darkest lineup to date closes with Dax J, KI/KI and Paula Temple.

Amsterdam DGTL Festival
DGTL Festival Amsterdam photo ©Jordy Brada

5. Tomorrowland presents Eric Prydz

After the iconic 3-week summer festival in Boom, Tomorrowland is ready to come back strong at the Amsterdam Dance Event 2022. Tomorrowland is ready to bring one of the most requested artists of the moment: Eric Prydz.

Collaborating again with the Belgian festival, the Swedish producer and one of the leading live artists in the electronic music industry will bring his spectacular HOLO show in Amsterdam for an exclusive European show in the fall.

This will be the only appearance in Europe for the rest of the year for HOLO. One of the undoubted highlights of this year’s ADE program, Eric Prydz HOLO is renowned for its breathtaking three-dimensional visuals and one-of-a-kind immersive production. It welcomes visitors from all over the world. Prydz’s distinctive, cutting-edge audiovisual innovations, along with innovative use of visuals, have made HOLO one of electronic music’s most admired live performances.

Eric Prydz HOLOSPHERE
© Tomorrowland Eric Prydz in the HOLOSPHERE

6. Nxt Museum x Transmoderna presents: AiR

For three nights, Nxt Museum and ADE will showcase audiovisual dance culture. Get ready for a multi-dimensional dance experience surrounded by 370 m² of thrilling pixels and the new talents of rising electronic music. By joining them, Transmoderna is a digital art and electronic music collective co-founded by the famous DJ Dixon.

This year, the Artist in Residence initiative helps and unites talent around the world, encouraging artists to produce specially commissioned digital works, paired with live DJ performances. As the night light awakens your senses, soar into digital worlds of light, song and dance.

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A hybrid collective called Transmoderna sits at the crossroads of electronic music and digital arts. Co-founders DJ Dixon and creative director Ana Ofak combine their expertise in the music industry, VR cinematography and game creation with a multidisciplinary team of new media artists.

The results upset the status quo. The Netherlands‘ premier museum for art, technology, science and music is the Nxt Museum, the home of new media art. It presents and commissions ambitious and large-scale new media artworks that result from interdisciplinary interaction between designers, sound engineers, technicians and artists.

Nxt Museum’s founding purpose of researching, exhibiting, and envisioning what comes next guides the program.

Amsterdam Dance Event Launches New Arts & Culture Program NXT Museum
Amsterdam Dance Event Launches New Arts & Culture Program NXT Museum

7. Defected, Glitterbox and Sondela at ADE 2022

After a two-year hiatus, the Defective and its sister labels, Glitterbox and Sondela will make a comeback at Amsterdam Music Festival 2022

Prunk, Hannah Wants, Dennis Quin, John Summit, Sam Divine, Melé and Ferreck Dawn, among others, will perform at the two-day takeover, which kicks off October 20, at Amsterdam’s hippest club, Ijland. The event is an unmissable celebration of the best in dance music from around the world.

Thursday, SondelaThe exceptional line-up of DJeff, FNX Omar, Kitty Amor, Louie Dunmore, Sef Kombo and Thandi Draai will deliver pure house music with a healthy dose of Afro-electronic bliss.

glitter box, which will soundtrack Friday with a special cover, promises an incredible evening with Jamie 3:26 from Chicago, Riva Starr, Aline Rocha, The Shapeshifters, the Italian trio Dirty Channels, Katie Goodman and Art of Tones. Stay tuned for a later announcement regarding the line-up of Melvo Baptiste’s The Remedy Project’s second chamber, which will feature top genre-defying emerging talent.

Getting ready to return to the Dutch capital, expect nothing less than the best from this international electronic music festival.

8. Circoloco x Loveland

Ibiza’s most famous party is set to return to Amsterdam this year. As part of the Loveland program, the iconic DC-10 Circoloco will bring its madness on Saturday to media haven.

Born in 1999 at an after-party in Ibiza’s DC-10, CircoLoco grew from a weekly underground music party to a neighborhood and ultimately a way of life. Recently, it has grown even further: it is now a well-known worldwide movement with a distinct, almost tribal sense of belonging that unites all who attend its events, no matter where they are held.

Circoloco ADE 2022 is part of the program of the Loveland festival, one of the leading event organizations in the Netherlands. With over 25 years of parties around the world, Loveland now hosts six different event concepts throughout the year.

Circoloco NY Fashion Week with Tale of Us and Marco Carola
Circoloco NY Fashion Week with Tale of Us and Marco Carola photographed by offbrandproject.

Final Thoughts

Organized over 5 days, Amsterdam Dance Event is an unmissable event for fans, artists and insiders of electronic music. Although the schedule may seem overwhelming, finding the right parties and events for you is not impossible. From techno to big mainstream venue, the Amsterdam Dance Event 2022 program caters for all tastes.

Do you think we missed some events? Write to let us know.

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The mayor of Amsterdam plans to seek a consultant to fill the functions of comptroller https://proimpex.info/the-mayor-of-amsterdam-plans-to-seek-a-consultant-to-fill-the-functions-of-comptroller/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 22:51:54 +0000 https://proimpex.info/the-mayor-of-amsterdam-plans-to-seek-a-consultant-to-fill-the-functions-of-comptroller/ AMSTERDAM — Mayor Michael Cinquanti plans to seek approval from City Council to bring in an outside consultant to manage the duties of city comptroller until the vacancy can be filled. “It’s not long-term enough; we have to find someone to manage the finances of the city,” Cinquanti said Thursday. Earlier this week, City Council […]]]>

AMSTERDAM — Mayor Michael Cinquanti plans to seek approval from City Council to bring in an outside consultant to manage the duties of city comptroller until the vacancy can be filled.

“It’s not long-term enough; we have to find someone to manage the finances of the city,” Cinquanti said Thursday.

Earlier this week, City Council tabled a local law proposal that would have amended the city charter to remove some of the barriers to finding a candidate to fill the position vacated by former City Comptroller Matthew Agresta after his resignation on August 12.

Cinquanti, who was absent from Tuesday’s council meeting, called for the bill to be tabled after it became apparent it lacked the support needed to pass.

The move would have brought the charter in line with the reality facing the city, according to Cinquanti, who dismissed the insinuation that changing the charter doesn’t “play by the rules” made by Deputy Mayor and 5th Borough Alderman James Martuscello earlier this week.

“We’ve already violated it,” Cinquanti said. “I’m trying to change the charter so I don’t violate it.”

The city charter requires that the vacancy of any elected official be filled within 30 days by a person of the same political affiliation. The 30-day deadline to nominate Agresta’s successor, a Republican, passed on Sunday without any nomination by the Common Council.

Local law would have amended the city charter to state that appointments made more than 30 days would not be invalidated and to remove political party requirements when filling the post of comptroller.

“The charter says we have to do this when we can’t do this. We weren’t trying to expand anyone’s powers, we were just trying to fill a void that we have,” Cinquanti said. “We cannot find qualified people who want to enter a temporary political environment.”

The city has been unable to find candidates for the opening, which officials say is unattractive because a public referendum on Nov. 8 seeks to convert the comptroller from an elected position with no minimum qualifications to an appointment to the town hall based on experience.

If the ballot measure is approved, it would go into effect and the first mayoral nomination would be made on Jan. 1, 2024. If defeated, the comptroller position would be eligible for re-election for a full four-year term next fall.

Agresta’s departure date was four days past the deadline to hold a special election this fall to fulfill his unexpired term, which remained one year. The deadline is set by state law.

With limited options, Cinquanti now plans in the coming weeks to propose the hiring of a third-party consultant, either a company or an individual, to serve as controller at least until after the referendum. The city has already done so to respond to the comptroller’s vacancy following a resignation, according to Martuscello.

“We’re working on it,” Cinquanti said. “It has to be something that will be approved by the Board and also has to be good for existing staff in the Comptroller’s Office.”

Assistant Comptroller Cassandra Kinowski and other staff in this office have served as Comptroller since Agresta’s departure. The mayor has also been more actively involved in managing the city’s finances, spending time this week researching and negotiating vehicle purchase options and service contracts normally handled by the comptroller.

“We are operating now,” Cinquanti said. “We all have a lot of work to do here and we need help and we need to put that help in place.”

Once the uncertain circumstances surrounding the position’s future are determined, Cinquanti hopes city officials will be guided toward a long-term solution for the vacancy and a suitable candidate can be identified.

“Once the people decide, hopefully I can get the aldermen to agree that we need to move,” Cinquanti said.

Contact Ashley Onyon at aonyon@dailygazette.net or @AshleyOnyon on Twitter.

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‘New Amsterdam’ Recap: Season 5 Episode 1 Premiere – Helen’s Letter https://proimpex.info/new-amsterdam-recap-season-5-episode-1-premiere-helens-letter/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 03:00:00 +0000 https://proimpex.info/new-amsterdam-recap-season-5-episode-1-premiere-helens-letter/ Warning: the following contains spoilers from Tuesday New Amsterdam first. Proceed at your own risk! New Amsterdam‘s Max didn’t exactly get the closure he was looking for from his ex-fiancée Helen when it premiered Tuesday’s fifth and final season. The episode opened with a montage spanning the months since their breakup, in which Max marked […]]]>

Warning: the following contains spoilers from Tuesday New Amsterdam first. Proceed at your own risk!

New Amsterdam‘s Max didn’t exactly get the closure he was looking for from his ex-fiancée Helen when it premiered Tuesday’s fifth and final season.

The episode opened with a montage spanning the months since their breakup, in which Max marked Luna’s birthday and his friends comforted him. Meanwhile, former cast member Freema Agyeman’s voice was heard on the footage, reading a letter Helen wrote to Max.

“What I did was unforgivable, for you, for our friends, for sweet Luna. It was never my intention, none of this is what I intended,” reads- on in the note. “Everything I told you was true, everything we had was real. But so was that thing that kept me in London, that kept me from marrying you. I would like to know what it was. I wish I could tear it away, erase it, to be with you, because you deserve all the happiness in the world. I wish I had an explanation to help ease your pain, but none came.

Continuing to follow this letter will be “a slow process” for Max, says executive producer Peter Horton in the video above. “It’s not something that happens quickly.”

Initially, in the premiere, Max can only remember the good times he shared with Helen. But once he started remembering all the scary moments in their relationship, “I think being able to finally answer those questions on his own allows him to not obsess about it, allows him to move on. something else,” showrunner David Schulner shares. “It’s not something we’re going to play throughout Max’s season. [being] like, ‘Why did she leave me?’

For the heartbroken doc, “it’s not entirely clear why she left that letter, and I think that may be something we’ll get to later,” adds star Ryan Eggold. “But I think [he’s] realizing that he’s sort of looking at it with rose-colored glasses, that he’s focused on those moments that were perfect and everything was still going well, and that he wasn’t really aware of the issues that existed or his desire to get away or things like that. I think he wanted it to work so badly that he was a little blind to it. So I think waking up with that brings him back a lot to the present, and it allows him, I think, to start moving again instead of getting stuck.

Although even Helen couldn’t explain in her letter why she couldn’t get married, the signs were there all along that something was wrong between “Sharpwin,” as evidenced by the episode’s countless flashbacks. , going all the way. throwback to last season’s premiere. So, was it just a coincidence that the producers had these scenes in their back pocket?

“We didn’t even know we would have Freema for Season 4. Freema was thinking of leaving after Season 3. So Season 4 was a gift to us,” Schulner previously revealed to TVLine, adding now that “we planted those moments throughout Season 4 so we would have them as an explanation. The road signs were there if you looked.

Eagle-eyed viewers may also have noticed that, while all of Max’s friends stepped up to support him in times of need, he and Dr. Elizabeth Wilder (played by Sandra Mae Frank), in particular, shared a few looks that could be interpreted. as having chemistry.

“Oh no. There’s nothing at all,” Horton said (sarcastically?) with a smile.

Recap of New AmsterdamEggold, who directed the season opener, said, “We did the push on her and that look [at the end of the episode], and I couldn’t shout “Cut!” because she was so amazing in it and alive and connected, and it was spellbinding to see her do that moment. So I think I rode it for about 10 minutes. I was like, ‘Oh, yeah, we need it for two seconds, okay.'”

“So talking about Ryan about Sandra, I can say she’s an absolute joy to work with and so talented and so smart and brings great things to the scenes and is so fun,” Eggold continues. “As far as Max and Wilder, Wilder was there for Max as a friend even, I think it was Wilder’s first episode, she was giving him advice on Sharpe and saying, ‘Don’t let her go’ and all. So there was a good connection with them, I think, from the very beginning.

New Amsterdam fans, hit PLAY above to hear more about Agyeman’s “comeback,” then hit the comments with your thoughts!

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A passenger learned his lost bag was in Amsterdam when a stranger messaged him https://proimpex.info/a-passenger-learned-his-lost-bag-was-in-amsterdam-when-a-stranger-messaged-him/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 07:32:50 +0000 https://proimpex.info/a-passenger-learned-his-lost-bag-was-in-amsterdam-when-a-stranger-messaged-him/ An airline passenger received a message from a stranger saying he had found his bag in Amsterdam. Sunil Saith hadn’t known where his bag was after he couldn’t make it on his flight to Newark. He had changed from a Turkish Airlines flight to a United Airlines flight at Schiphol. Loading Something is loading. A […]]]>
  • An airline passenger received a message from a stranger saying he had found his bag in Amsterdam.
  • Sunil Saith hadn’t known where his bag was after he couldn’t make it on his flight to Newark.
  • He had changed from a Turkish Airlines flight to a United Airlines flight at Schiphol.

A passenger says he only found out his lost luggage was in Amsterdam when a stranger contacted him on social media and is still waiting for his bag despite being told by the airline.

Sunil Saith told Insider he took business class flights with Turkish Airlines from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, to Istanbul and then to Amsterdam on August 27. He ended his trip with a United Airlines economy class flight from Amsterdam to Newark Liberty Airport, New Jersey, which arrived on August 28.

Saith told Insider his bag did not arrive in Newark and he filed a report with United Airlines. He said when he checked in in Bishkek, Turkish Airlines tagged his bag with Newark as the final destination.

Saith wasn’t sure what had happened to his bag. But then, on August 31, he received a Facebook message from a stranger saying they had found his suitcase at Schiphol. The bag had a tag with Saith’s name and address on it.

The stranger said they found the bag after stealing from Schiphol. “It looks like it hasn’t been cataloged yet and is waiting (likely indefinitely) for someone to pick it up,” they said in one of the Facebook posts, screenshots of which were seen by Insider. .

Saith said he then contacted United Airlines “immediately” by phone and using its online chat feature. He said he also contacted Turkish Airlines via email and direct message on Twitter.

Saith had traveled to Bishkek for a wedding. He said his suitcase contained clothes, including his tuxedo and a kurta, but no electronics other than a phone charger and an electric toothbrush.

He described the situation as “very frustrating”. He said he used Schiphol’s lost and found web page “every day”, but did not find his bag on the site.

“We are committed to delivering baggage to customers’ final destinations on time, and when we miss the mark, we work hard to connect customers with their baggage as quickly as possible,” a United Airlines spokesperson told Insider. , adding that customers can track their luggage on the airline’s app. Turkish Airlines did not respond to Insider’s request for comment.

Airlines have always lost a small percentage of passengers’ luggage, but the problem worsened this summer, largely due to a combination of understaffing and technical issues. In many cases this has happened when flights were changed at the last minute or on return flights where baggage was not transferred to the second plane.

The chaos has led to mounds of lost luggage flooding airports. Some travelers have turned to devices like Apple AirTags to track their luggage, while others only pack hand luggage.

On average, airlines lost 6.2 bags per 1,000 checked bags taken on nonstop domestic flights in the first half of 2022, according to DoT data.

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Burton Latimer hair salon to represent UK at prestigious Amsterdam event https://proimpex.info/burton-latimer-hair-salon-to-represent-uk-at-prestigious-amsterdam-event/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://proimpex.info/burton-latimer-hair-salon-to-represent-uk-at-prestigious-amsterdam-event/ The Birdcage Hair Salon Team A Burton Latimer show will take on some of the best in the world at a prestigious event in Amsterdam. Birdcage Hair Salon is one of six international finalists in the “Salon Team of the Year” category at the Kao Salon Division Global Creative Awards. The color specialists presented three […]]]>
The Birdcage Hair Salon Team

A Burton Latimer show will take on some of the best in the world at a prestigious event in Amsterdam.

Birdcage Hair Salon is one of six international finalists in the “Salon Team of the Year” category at the Kao Salon Division Global Creative Awards.

The color specialists presented three images showing off their brilliant work on the models – their first ever photoshoot and competition entry – and were stunned after being selected to represent the UK and Ireland.

The three pictures in which the living room entered

It’s an incredible achievement for the salon, which is now in the High Street, having been started by owner Taz Daddi-Addoun and a friend almost 10 years ago.

Taz said: “We are over the moon. When I got the call to say we were going international I just couldn’t breathe.

“We’re a salon in Burton Latimer, a small town where not much is going on.

“I started the show with a friend about 10 years ago and now we’re in these international finals – it’s just crazy.”

Next month, part of the Birdcage Hair Salon team will be heading to the Kao Salon Global Experience in the Dutch capital, which celebrates extraordinarily creative ideas.

This is where the final winner will be announced – with hair salon Burton Latimer up against competitors from Hong Kong, Malaysia, Spain and the United States.

Taz said: “We are so excited. We have never been ready for something as big as this.

“I have an amazing team – it’s like a big family.”

Taz employs 10 people and emphasizes education, running academy days to train young designers in-house.

The salon recently opened an upstairs space, increasing its number of stations from 10 to 15, and was voted Best Salon in Northamptonshire at the Luxlife Awards.

Taz said they became even more popular after the Covid shutdowns when many were forced to resort to dyeing their own hair.

He said: “I couldn’t go to Sainsbury’s without someone pulling me aside to ask me when we were going to open.

“We had a waiting list for our customers – they were all going to ‘look at those roots!'”

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Shaping technologies that impact our democracy — CWI Amsterdam https://proimpex.info/shaping-technologies-that-impact-our-democracy-cwi-amsterdam/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 15:50:25 +0000 https://proimpex.info/shaping-technologies-that-impact-our-democracy-cwi-amsterdam/ Democracies around the world are currently under external and internal pressures. At the same time, Western media landscapes are increasingly polarized. The rise of artificial intelligence is having an unprecedented impact on both of these areas, further complicating the picture. The new AI, Media & Democracy Lab, which officially opened its doors on Wednesday September […]]]>

Democracies around the world are currently under external and internal pressures. At the same time, Western media landscapes are increasingly polarized. The rise of artificial intelligence is having an unprecedented impact on both of these areas, further complicating the picture. The new AI, Media & Democracy Lab, which officially opened its doors on Wednesday September 14, with an event at the Eye Film Museum in Amsterdam, will work at the crossroads of the three areas, trying to stimulate innovative AI applications that will really strengthen democracy function of the media. The lab is a collaboration between UvA, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) and Centrum Wiskunde en Informatica (CWI), the Dutch National Research Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science.

“Technology doesn’t just happen to us. It’s up to all of us – developers, journalists, publishers, artists, scholars, regulators and citizens – to shape the technologies that impact our democracy. Natali Helberger, co-founder of the AI, Media & Democracy Lab

ELSA Status

The new lab, which has been awarded ELSA status by the Dutch AI Coalition, will work with journalists, media professionals, designers, citizens, fellow researchers, and public and societal partners, to study the impact of AI on the democratic functions of the media. . Researchers will develop and test value-driven and human-centered AI applications, as well as ethical and legal frameworks for the responsible use of AI.

Nanda Piersma, Lecturer in Responsible Computing and Scientific Director of the Center of Expertise in Applied AI (AUAS), and researcher at CWI: “The application of AI is not trivial and should not be the end of a research process. This lab will be one for inventing together. We will co-create in a sandbox environment, bringing AI solutions to the field step by step, discussing, modeling, building, by testing and finally by implementing.”

Partners across Europe

The lab – which received a €2.1 million grant under the Dutch Research Council’s “Human-centered AI for an inclusive society: Towards an ecosystem of trust” program – will collaborate with partners from Netherlands and across Europe, including RTL, NPO, the Dutch Media Authority, the Royal Netherlands Library, the BBC and the Bayrischer Rundfunk AI Lab, plus many more.

Pablo Cesar, Group Leader of Distributed and Interactive Systems at CWI and Professor of Human-Centered Multimedia Systems at TU Delft: “New technologies come with societal and ethical challenges related to information quality and interaction with the public. One of our approaches will be to include algorithms in the solutions against disinformation and polarization. We will seek human-centered solutions to these challenges and also to increase citizen participation.”

About the AI, Media and Democracy Lab

The AI, Media & Democracy Lab is a collaboration between the research teams of Human(e) AI at UvA and ICDS – Information, Communication and the Data Society (itself a collaboration between the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) and the Institute for Information Law (IViR)), the research groups CWI Human-Centred Data Analytics, Distributed and Interactive Systems and Intelligent and Autonomous Systems, and the research groups AUAS Responsible IT, Network Cultures, Civic Interaction Design, Creative Media for Social Change and Visual Methodologies.

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Reparations advocates call on California governor to veto bill https://proimpex.info/reparations-advocates-call-on-california-governor-to-veto-bill/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 21:19:12 +0000 https://proimpex.info/reparations-advocates-call-on-california-governor-to-veto-bill/ SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A community organization that pushed to create California’s first African-American reparations task force is urging Gov. Gavin Newsom to veto legislation extending the committee’s deadline to complete its work. The Coalition for a Fair and Just California and other organizations sent a letter to Newsom, a Democrat, last week saying the […]]]>

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A community organization that pushed to create California’s first African-American reparations task force is urging Gov. Gavin Newsom to veto legislation extending the committee’s deadline to complete its work.

The Coalition for a Fair and Just California and other organizations sent a letter to Newsom, a Democrat, last week saying the legislation from Task Force member Reggie Jones-Sawyer would send a message demoralizing to African Americans already skeptical of their receiving reparations.

The task force’s final report assessing compensation due to descendants of slaves will be released within its original deadline — by July 1, 2023 — even if the legislation is approved, Jones-Sawyer said. But he argues the committee needs to stay intact long enough to push “what we think the reparations should be or to have additional meetings”.

“We will submit our report on time,” he said. “We will move forward and request reparations in time.”

The legislation changes the expiration date from July 1, 2023 to July 1, 2024, extending what was originally a two-year committee to three. The bill also allows the nine members of the task force, appointed by Newsom and the two legislative leaders, to be removed at any time. The provision was included in case a member did something “problematic,” Jones-Sawyer said.

Chris Lodgson, an organizer with the Coalition for a Fair and Just California, said the task force did not ask for or need more time. Allowing members to be removed renders the process political, he said.

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Gold in Golden Carriage comes from Suriname, according to research ahead of Dutch Prime Minister’s visit https://proimpex.info/gold-in-golden-carriage-comes-from-suriname-according-to-research-ahead-of-dutch-prime-ministers-visit/ Mon, 12 Sep 2022 06:41:00 +0000 https://proimpex.info/gold-in-golden-carriage-comes-from-suriname-according-to-research-ahead-of-dutch-prime-ministers-visit/ The gold used for the Golden Carriage came from Suriname, according to a recent study on the royal vehicle initiated by the Amsterdam museum. According to the museum, this solves a mystery. Prime Minister Mark Rutte will visit Suriname on Monday and Tuesday to further strengthen the “special historical bond” with the country. It has […]]]>

The gold used for the Golden Carriage came from Suriname, according to a recent study on the royal vehicle initiated by the Amsterdam museum. According to the museum, this solves a mystery. Prime Minister Mark Rutte will visit Suriname on Monday and Tuesday to further strengthen the “special historical bond” with the country. It has been 14 years since a Dutch Prime Minister visited the former Dutch colony.

According to Annemarie de Wildt, curator of the Amsterdam museum, Suriname has said for generations that the gold leaf with which the carriage is gilded – and from which the vehicle takes its name – comes from there. Research carried out by the museum in collaboration with the VU University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands Institute for Conservation + Art + Science + and the Naturalis Biodiversity Center has now confirmed this.

After more than five years of restoration work, the Golden Carriage was recently exhibited at the Amsterdam Museum. The accompanying exhibit also focused on the construction of the carriage. According to De Wildt, the manufacturers at the time wanted the car to represent the entire Kingdom of the Netherlands. They used, among other things, leather from Noord-Brabant, wood from Java and ivory from Sumatra. But Suriname did not appear to be represented, and that raised questions, the curator said. Possible archives with more information about this have been lost.

The investigation was a big job as the gold on the cart contained many lead particles from the air pollution the cart had been exposed to over the years. According to lead researcher Gareth Davies, professor of petrology at VU, they must have removed billions of lead particles. The work lasted four months. The team then compared the gold leaf with gold samples provided by Naturalis from various parts of South Africa and Suriname, considered possible origins. Davies said the coach’s gold is most similar to that of a gold mine on the Suriname River. Curator De Wildt finds this plausible because a lot of gold was mined in this region when the cart was made.

The carriage will not be used for the moment due to a controversy around a panel showing slaves. The museum also studied sentiment about the future of the car. Most Dutch residents agree that the car should be preserved and visible, although opinions differ on how.

Queen Wilhelmina received the Golden Carriage as a gift from the people of Amsterdam when it was inaugurated in 1898. She did not use the carriage until her marriage in 1901. Since then, the carriage has served at weddings and royal baptisms and, since 1903, the Prinsjesdag (budget day).

The research could give Prime Minister Rutte another talking point during his visit to Suriname this week.

The visit comes at a time of criticism of Surinamese President Chan Santokhi. There have been protests against his government this summer. The country is experiencing a difficult economic climate. Support from the Netherlands would be welcome. A trade mission travels with Rutte’s income.

The departure of President Desi Bouterse two years ago paved the way for a warmer relationship. Bouterse was convicted in the Netherlands for drug trafficking. In 1982, his military regime murdered 15 opponents at Fort Zeelandia. Rutte will lay a wreath there.

Rutte will also address the Surinamese parliament and have a conversation with representatives of the National Committee for the Commemoration of the Past of Slavery and the National Committee for Redress of Suriname on the Past of Slavery. Rutte should not apologize during this visit.

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Will New Amsterdam Season 5 make a time jump when it premieres? https://proimpex.info/will-new-amsterdam-season-5-make-a-time-jump-when-it-premieres/ Sat, 10 Sep 2022 14:00:00 +0000 https://proimpex.info/will-new-amsterdam-season-5-make-a-time-jump-when-it-premieres/ NEW AMSTERDAM — “I’ll Be Your Shelter” Episode 422 — Pictured: (lr) Jocko Sims as Dr. Floyd Reynolds, Ryan Eggold as Dr. Max Goodwin — (Photo by: Eric Liebowitz /NBC) When is Pete Davidson’s Meet Cute movie coming out on Peacock? by Sandy C. New Amsterdam Season 5 is one less OG character, but how […]]]>

New Amsterdam Season 5 is one less OG character, but how will the show handle that? Will we experience the loss of Helen with Max?

Just as Sharpwin became a thing, we got the bad news. Helen Sharpe will not return New Amsterdam Season 5. It’s over for Max and Helen; At least for the moment.

Now eyes are on the premiere. How are we going to see things unfold? Where will we pick up? Can we resume right now with Max getting the call from Helen saying she didn’t get on the plane? It would mean dealing with that grieving process – and anyone who has ended a long relationship will know that it is a grieving process that results.

Some shows skip this process altogether. We end up with a time jump of about a year. For instance, the resident opted for a three-year time jump to avoid dealing with Conrad mourning the loss of Nic when Emily VanCamp’s character was killed off.

Will there be a time jump in New Amsterdam Season 5?

Will be New Amsterdam opt for a time jump to deal with Max’s grief? There is something like that. The show is going to do something similar to the Season 3 premiere, which saw some editing to tackle some of the tougher topics.

At the start of season 3, New Amsterdam found a way to handle the pandemic storyline while using superfluous scripts that had been written and filmed before the pandemic.

Showrunner David Schulner said TVLine that the series will see a montage to take us through the summer months. There’s a small time jump, but that’s to align the show with the time period we’re in right now, so the series will pick up in the fall of 2022.

What do you hope to see in New Amsterdam Season 5 premiere? Share your opinion in the comments below.

New Amsterdam Season 5 airs Tuesday, September 20 at 10/9c on NBC. Catch up the next day on Peacock.

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“New Amsterdam” Season 5: Kathryn Prescott as Vanessa Bloom https://proimpex.info/new-amsterdam-season-5-kathryn-prescott-as-vanessa-bloom/ Thu, 08 Sep 2022 22:19:00 +0000 https://proimpex.info/new-amsterdam-season-5-kathryn-prescott-as-vanessa-bloom/ New Amsterdam welcomes Kathryn Prescott (Finding Carterthe United Kingdom Skins) in the family of a doc: The actress will recur in the NBC drama’s fifth and final season as Dr. Lauren Bloom’s estranged sister Vanessa, TVLine has learned exclusively. As teased in the official Season 5 synopsis, Lauren navigates “a complicated relationship” with her brother, […]]]>

New Amsterdam welcomes Kathryn Prescott (Finding Carterthe United Kingdom Skins) in the family of a doc: The actress will recur in the NBC drama’s fifth and final season as Dr. Lauren Bloom’s estranged sister Vanessa, TVLine has learned exclusively.

As teased in the official Season 5 synopsis, Lauren navigates “a complicated relationship” with her brother, who is described as “a wild child who refuses to grow up, find a job, stay sober, and play by the rules.” . Translation: She is “Bloom’s worst nightmare”.

“As we approach the end of the series, we wanted to give each character the opportunity to heal their deepest wounds. And for Bloom, it was giving up her sister to save herself,” showrunner David Schulner told TVLine.”Now Bloom must confront the damage done and see if she can fix it — even if it means sacrificing her hard-earned sobriety.”

Prescott broke out as Emily Fitch in British teen drama Skins. His television credits in the United States include the title role in MTV’s Finding Carteras well as bows on Reign, 24: Inheritance, The Son and Tell me a story.

New Amsterdam will return Tuesday, September 20 at 10/9c with big cast changes: As TVLine exclusively reported in July, Freema Agyeman, who has played Dr. Helen Sharpe since the series premiere, will not be returning for the show’s swan song. A source close to the show tells us it was Agyeman’s decision to leave. Meanwhile, Sandra Mae Frank, who plays Dr. Elizabeth Wilder, has been promoted to series regular.

Are you excited about the expansion of Bloom’s family tree? Hit the comments with your thoughts!

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