Holland is a region and former province on the western coast of the Netherlands. The name Holland is also frequently used to informally refer to the whole of the country of the Netherlands. This usage is commonly accepted in other countries, but in the Netherlands and particularly in other regions of the country it could be found undesirable or even insulting.
From the 10th to the 16th century, Holland proper was a unified political region within the Holy Roman Empire as a county ruled by the Counts of Holland. By the 17th century, Holland had risen to become a maritime and economic power, dominating the other provinces of the newly independent Dutch Republic.
Holland is a toponomical surname indicative of ancestral origin in the Dutch region of Holland, the Netherlands, or the English region of Holland (Lincolnshire), or the English towns of Upholland (Lancashire) and Holland-on-Sea (Essex). It is also an Anglicized version of Ó hUallacháin (or Houlihan or Holohan) and is a common surname on the [Beara Peninsula]] in southwestern County Cork, Ireland. It is also found in places where Beara immigrants settled, such as Butte, Montana, and southeastern Massachusetts.
Holland is the 19th studio album by the American rock group The Beach Boys, released in January 1973. It was recorded in Baambrugge, Netherlands over the summer of 1972 using a reconstructed studio sent from California, and with two Brian Wilson tracks rush-recorded in Los Angeles and added to the album at the last minute. The photograph on the album's front cover is an upside down image of the Kromme Waal, a canal that runs through the center of Amsterdam.
Just as Carl and the Passions – "So Tough" was coming to print, the Beach Boys, at manager Jack Rieley's urging, decided to pack up and record their next album in the Netherlands. They felt the change of scenery would make for some inspirational sessions, and perhaps even snap former leader Brian Wilson out of his deep depression.
Hamilton pitchers were dominant on Monday, both on the baseball and softball fields against rival HollandChristian. On the softball field, Hamilton defeated Holland Christian 10-0 in five innings ... On the baseball field, Hamilton defeated Holland Christian 8-1 ... Hamilton 159, Holland 222 ... Grandville 6, Holland 2. The Dutch lost the non-conference match.
Speaking at a press conference at Heathrow Airport today, Mr Holland-Kaye said ... Speaking at the a press conference at Heathrow Airport today, CEOJohn Holland-Kaye issued four demands to the Government to help the travel industry this summer ... Mr Holland-Kaye also called on the Government to cut VAT on Covid tests, to help drive down the prices.
The HollandChristian boys track and field team finished second at the OK BlueConference championship meet on Friday ... The Holland Christian boys took second with 112 points, behind Allendale (129.5) ... The Hawkeyes were third with 93, followed by Spring Lake (69), Holland Christian (68), Unity Christian (65), Coopersville (58) and Fruitport (52).
The HollandDutch varsity tennis team hosted the OK GreenConferenceTournament on Thursday and Friday. In a very competitive conference, Holland placed third in the tournament, but second overall when factoring in team standings from the dual match season ... "We had a very strong tournament," said Holland coach Kyle Kreps.
Hamilton is now 4-4-4 heading into OK BlueConferenceTournament play next Monday ... In the second game, the Dux put up ten runs in the first inning and cruised to a three-inning victory against HollandDutch in OK Green Conference play ... Holland 7, Caledonia 1 ... Holland will host the OK Green Conference tournament on Friday with play starting at 8.15 am.
Holland earned first team All-SCAC honors after finishing in the top 10 in the conference in virtually every statistical category, averaging 16.3 points, 7.4 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 2.1 steals-per-game while shooting 45.3 percent from the field and leading the ‘Roos to the SCACTournament semifinals ...HustleAward – Michael Holland.
The Hawkeyes played a solid game all around to handle conference foe WestCatholic...Hamilton is now 3-4-4 overall and 3-2-2 in the OK Blue heading into the conference tournament ... Holland 8, Wyoming 0 ... In the doubles matches, Holland continued its domination ... "This was a strong performance, top to bottom today," said Holland coach Kyle Kreps.