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Sluis

(slois), municipality, Zeeland prov., SW Netherlands, on the Scheldt estuary, near the Belgian border. Sluis was founded in the 13th cent. and later accorded trading privileges to the Hanseatic LeagueHanseatic League
, mercantile league of medieval German towns. It was amorphous in character; its origin cannot be dated exactly. Originally a Hansa was a company of merchants trading with foreign lands.
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. In 1340, Edward III of England defeated the fleet of Philip VI of France off nearby Terneuzen in the first important engagement of the Hundred Years WarHundred Years War,
1337–1453, conflict between England and France. Causes

Its basic cause was a dynastic quarrel that originated when the conquest of England by William of Normandy created a state lying on both sides of the English Channel. In the 14th cent.
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. Sluis fell to the Spanish in 1587 and was recovered by the Dutch in 1604. It subsequently lost importance as a port. It is also known by its French name, L'Écluse. The Dutch name was formerly spelled Sluys.
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The inhibition function, a central component of EF, concerns an individual's ability to deliberately inhibit dominant, automatic, or prepotent responses when necessary (van der Sluis, de Jong, & van der Leij, 2004).
His family founded the seed company Sluis and Groot, which they managed up until 1981 when it was sold to a Swiss company named Sandoz, which later became Syngenta.
Contract notice: Provision of multiple framework agreement for services in the context of the development phase of the nieuwe sluis zeebrugge complex project.
"Working with Jeannie, Blake, and the rest of the great folks at SolarCraft made the entire process completely smooth and straight forward," said Jeff Van der Sluis, Business Manager at Holy Spirit Church.
After insertion of the last instrument, the ultrasonic device was set to power #4, as recommended by the manufacturer, and the PUI protocol was followed according to van der Sluis et al.
Scottish squash star Lisa Aitken made the Italian International final after defeating Dutch fourth seed Tessa ter Sluis 11-4, 11-8, 11-9.
In the women matches, Rowan Elarby of Egypt beat Faiza Zafar of Pakistan with 11-5, 11-6, 11-5 (3-0) in 20 min, Farida Momen of Egypt beat Menna Hameed of Egypt by 13-11, 4-11, 11-6, 13-11 (3-1) in 52 min match, Tong Tsz-Wing of Hong Kong beat Madina Zafar of Pakistan by 11-8, 11-4, 11-5 (3-0) in 29 min, Nada Abbas of Egypt beat Tessa ter Sluis of Netherlands by 11-6, 11-2, 7-11, 11-7 (3-1) in 28 min.
Women's quarter-finals: Farida Momen (Egypt) bt Menna Hameed (Egypt) 13-11, 4-11, 11-6, 13-11; Rowan Elarby (Egypt) bt Faiza Zafar (Pakistan) 11-5, 11-6, 11-5; Tong Tsz-Wing (Hong Kong) bt Madina Zafar (Pakistan) 11-8, 11-4, 11-5; Nada Abbas (Egypt) bt Tessa ter Sluis (Netherlands) 11-6, 11-2, 7-11, 11-7.
In the last quarterfinal, Egyptian Nada Abbas beat Netherlands Tessa ter Sluis 3-1 in 28 minutes.
In fact, some reports say that when Dutch revolutionaries breached a siege in Leiden they entered carrying Ottoman flags, and at another, in Sluis, Maurice of Orange freed 1,400 Muslim slaves held captive by the Catholics.