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Ayrton Senna

Ayrton Senna da Silva was a Brazilian racing driver who won the Formula One World Drivers' Championship in 1988, 1990 and 1991, and, regarded as one of the greatest Formula One drivers of all time. He died in an accident. Senna began his motorsport career in karting, moved up to open-wheel racing in 1981, won the 1983 British Formula Three Championship, he made his Formula One debut with Toleman-Hart in 1984, before moving to Lotus-Renault the following year and winning six Grands Prix over the next three seasons. In 1988, he joined Frenchman Alain Prost at McLaren-Honda. Between them, they won all but one of the 16 Grands Prix that year, Senna claimed his first World Championship. Prost claimed the championship in 1989, Senna his second and third championships in 1990 and 1991. In 1992, the Williams-Renault combination began to dominate Formula One. Senna nonetheless managed to finish the 1993 season as runner-up, winning five races and negotiating a move to Williams in 1994. Senna has been voted as the best and most influential Formula One driver of all time in various motorsport polls.

He was recognised for his qualifying speed over one lap, from 1989 until 2006 he held the record for most pole positions. He was acclaimed for his wet weather performances, such as the 1984 Monaco Grand Prix, the 1985 Portuguese Grand Prix, the 1993 European Grand Prix, he holds a record six victories at the Monaco Grand Prix, is the fifth-most successful driver of all time in terms of race wins. Senna courted controversy throughout his career during his turbulent rivalry with Prost. In the Japanese Grands Prix of 1989 and 1990, each of which decided the championship of that year, collisions between Senna and Prost determined the eventual winner. Senna was born in the Pro-Matre Maternity Hospital of a neighbourhood of São Paulo; the middle child of wealthy Brazilian landowner and factory owner Milton da Silva and his wife Neide Senna da Silva, he had an older sister, Viviane and a younger brother, Leonardo. He was left-handed; the house where Senna spent the first four years of his life belonged to João Senna.

It was located on the corner of Avenida Aviador Guilherme with Avenida Gil Santos Dumont, less than 100 meters from Campo de Marte, a large area where they operated the Aeronautics Material park and an airport. Senna was athletic, excelling in gymnastics and other sports, developed an interest in cars and motor racing at the age of four, he suffered from poor motor coordination and had trouble climbing stairways by the age of three. An electroencephalogram found. Senna's parents nicknamed him "Beco". At the age of seven, Senna first learned to drive a Jeep around his family's farm and how to change gears without using a clutch. Senna attended Colegio Rio Branco in the São Paulo neighbourhood of Higienópolis and graduated in 1977 with a grade 5 in physics along with other grades in mathematics and English, he enrolled in a college that specialised in business administration, but dropped out after three months. Overall, his grades amounted up to 68%. Senna's first kart was built by his father using a small 1-HP lawnmower engine.

Senna started racing at Interlagos and entered a karting competition at the age of 13. He started his first race on pole position, his father supported Lucio Pascal Gascon soon managed the developing talent. Senna went on to win the South American Kart Championship in 1977, he contested the Karting World Championship each year from 1978 to 1982, finishing runner-up in 1979 and 1980. In 1978, he was the teammate of Terry Fullerton, from whom Senna felt was the rival he got the most satisfaction racing against because of the lack of money and politics at that level. In 1981, Senna moved to England to begin single-seater racing, winning the RAC and Townsend-Thoreson Formula Ford 1600 Championships that year with the Van Diemen team. Despite this, Senna did not believe he would continue in motorsport. At the end of that season, under pressure from his parents to take up a role in the family business, Senna announced his retirement from Formula Ford and returned to Brazil. Before leaving England, Senna was offered a drive with a Formula Ford 2000 team for £10,000.

Back in Brazil, he returned to live in England. As da Silva is the most common Brazilian surname, he adopted Senna. Senna went on to win the 1982 European Formula Ford 2000 championships. For that season, Senna arrived with sponsorship from Pool. In 1983, Senna drove in the British Formula Three Championship for the West Surrey Racing team, he dominated the first half of the season until Martin Brundle, driving a similar car for Eddie Jordan Racing, closed the gap in the second part of the championship. Senna won the title at the final round after a fought and, at times, acrimonious battle with the Briton. In November that year, Senna triumphed at the inaugural Macau Formula 3 Grand Prix with Teddy Yip's Toyota-powered Theodore Racing Team. In 1983, Senna tested for Formula One teams Williams, McLaren and Toleman. Peter Warr of Lotus, Ron Dennis of McLaren, Bernie Ecclestone of Brabham made offers for testing in 1984 and presented long-term contracts that tied Senna to driving on. During his test for Williams at the 3.149-km Donington Park circuit, Senna completed 40 laps and was quicker than the other drivers, inc

2014 Clube de Regatas do Flamengo season

The 2014 season is the 119th year in the club's history, the 103rd season in Clube de Regatas do Flamengo's football existence, their 44th in the Brazilian Série A, having never been relegated from the top division. As of August 12, 2014. Source: CBF As of October 12, 2014 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Players with Dual Nationality Lucas Mugni Eduardo da Silva Mattheus Paulo Victor Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Last updated on January 5, 2015. Players in italic have left the club during the season. Includes all competitive matches Includes all competitive matches Includes all home matches in the 2014 Copa do Brasil.

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Sheila McClean

Sheila McClean, RUA, was an Irish painter, whose work was in the impressionist style. Sheila McClean was from Moville, County Donegal and attended Thornhill College in Derry, Northern Ireland where she lived, she painted the sea around her. Derek Hill, a great admirer of her work, said, "Her paintings capture the Donegal we all feel in retrospect". Joseph McWilliams, PPRUA, said, "Her landscapes are painted landscapes, her boglands are expressive marks of paint, on richly textured surfaces redolent of bog cotton and dank brown pools..... Her work reflects a deep understanding of both place and paint". Commenting on her most recent one woman exhibition McClean stated: "Painting for me is a necessary means of self-expression. My desire as a painter is to establish a relationship between intuitive imagery, a spontaneous method of painting. I try to achieve this, through a combination of economic statements, which are personal rather than purely descriptive and keeping myself aware of the life and integrity of the paint itself."

"Paint is the image. Image is the paint" National Self Portrait Collection, Limerick. Derek Hill Collection, County Donegal. D. F. P. UTV Collection, Belfast; the Harverty Trust. Social Democratic and Labour Party Offices, Belfast. UNISON Collection, NI & UK. Stations of the Cross, St. Pious X Church, Moville, Co. Donegal. Belfast Calendar 1991 ROWAN, Alistair.. The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster. Yale University: Printing Press. ISBN 0-300-09667-4. LANDSCAPES. North and South: Art of the State. Dublin: Stationery Office for OPW: Printing Press. ISBN 0-7076-4917-X. (Catalogue of exhibition which opened in the Glebe Gallery, Churchill. List of painters List of Irish artists Royal Ulster Academy of Arts Article on Recent Exhibition Belfast Telegraph