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city (1994 pop. 60,979), North Holland prov., N central Netherlands, on an inlet of the Markermeer. It is a commercial and processing center for a vegetable-growing and dairy-farming region. Prevalent industries include fishing, printing, textiles, and the construction of plastic boats. Hoorn was founded in 1311. In the 17th cent.—the golden age of Dutch exploration—the city sent forth many explorers, such as Willem SchoutenSchouten, Willem Cornelis
, 1567?–1625, Dutch navigator. In 1615 he sailed from Texel island, Holland, in command of an expedition whose objective was to evade the trade restrictions of the Dutch East India Company by finding a new route to the Pacific.
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, who was the first to round (and who also named) Cape Hoorn (later Horn); A. J. TasmanTasman, Abel Janszoon
, 1603?–1659, Dutch navigator. In the service of the Dutch East India Company from c.1632 to 1653, he made several trading and exploring voyages in the Pacific and Indian oceans.
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, who discovered New Zealand and Tasmania; and J. P. Coen, founder of Batavia (now Djakarta), Indonesia.
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Andre wanted to show something against his old team," said Mike van der Hoorn, who gave Swansea a two-goal cushion before the break.
7 8 MIKE VAN DER HOORN The Dutchman grabbed just his second goal for the club to cap another excellent performance.
Two goals from corners, one a simple back-post header from centre-back Mike Van der Hoorn, underlined that.
From Mike van der Hoorn and Alfie Mawson at the back, Ki Sung-yueng and Andy King in midfield and the tireless Ayew brothers up front, Swansea just had too much for a West Ham team short of defensive numbers.
The Welsh side, who have moved out of the bottom three, won courtesy of goals from Ki Sung-yueng, Mike van der Hoorn, Andy King and Jordan Ayew.
It was Swansea's seventh successive home win in all competitions - their best sequence for 13 years - as Ki Sung-yueng, Mike van der Hoorn, Andy King and Jordan Ayew made it 17 points from nine games for Carlos Carvalhal.
4 SWANSEA CITY Ki (8), van der Hoorn (32), King (48), J Ayew (63 pen) WEST HAM Antonio (78) 1 IN the frigid grip of the coldest spell Britain has experienced in five years, Swansea City chose a fine time to turn in a red-hot display in this Premier League survival fight.
6 RATINGS SWANSEA Fabianski 7; Naughton 7, Van der Hoorn 7, Fernandez 7, Mawson 7, Olsson 6; Ki Sung-Yueng 8, King 7 (Carroll 81, 5), Clucas 7 (Abraham 90, 5); J Ayew 8, A Ayew 8 (Dyer 77, 6).
Ki Sung-yueng, Mike van der Hoorn and Andy King were also on target before Michail Antonio claimed a late consolation for the sad Hammers.
A pretty chestnut he has been owned by Chris Van Hoorn since he was purchased at Tattersalls yearling sales for 40,000 guineas back in 2012.
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Poor finishing and several fine saves by Lukasz Fabianski kept Newcastle at bay before Jordan Ayew fired the visitors ahead on the hour, heading a Mike van der Hoorn cross past Karl Darlow after the home team's keeper parried his first attempt.