A Personal Message from Alan Chapman (Businesballs founder/owner)

My partner and soulmate Liane Ashberry died in April 2015. Shortly before Liane died we finished four years of writing and recording an album of original songs. The album is called Ploughed Heart, by Rude Angel (released 9th October) - we were a little amateur trio, now a duo. Our songs - especially Liane's beautiful lyrics and vocals - were mainly inspired by Liane's loss of her daughter Ella age 11 to bone cancer in 2009, together with Liane's extraordinary love, fun, spirituality and generosity in life. The songs are variously touching, uplifting, sad, etc., and some people seem to love them. After losing Ella, Liane raised over £60,000 for bone cancer research and children's cancer treatment facilities. She was the most selfless giving person I have ever known. Proceeds of our album will as far as possible go to Liane's charities, extended now to mental health and suicide reduction, because sadly Liane took her own life. The devastation is beyond words. If you can support us in any way I would be hugely grateful. See our band's website www.rudeangel.co.uk, and our facebook page. You can hear all the songs free at Soundcloud. There is a Youtube video of the single 'Rhythm of Sound' from the album. To promote the album, please sign up to our 'Thunderclap' which will announce the album on 24th October to all of your Facebook/Twitter contacts. Thank you so much. Love to you all, Alan Chapman xxx.

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  1. The Aquino, Arroyo and Cojuangco families have in recent times ruled what country?
  2. (As at 2012, and here translated into English) it is illegal to use the slogan 'One People, one Empire, one Leader' in what country?
  3. As at 2012 what is the oldest age of a British monarch on taking the throne: 38; 52; 64; or 85? Bonus point - who was it?
  4. In the human body the hypophysis is better known as what gland?
  5. The Bedouin people are so named because they originated in: Forest; Desert; Grasslands; or Lakelands?
  6. What English word from French meaning literally 'cold blood' refers to (a person's) composure under pressure?
  7. The deeply inaccessible lakes Vostok, Whillans, and Ellsworth are in the: Amazon rainforest; Russian tundra; Australian outback; or South Pole?
  8. Redolent means: Unnecessary; Continuous; Glowing; or Odorous?
  9. Violent government attacks on pro-democracy protests including besiegement of Homs city occurred in which country, 2011-12?
  10. Near Field Communication technology (NFC) is a set of standards for: Hot-air ballooning; Smartphones; Border control; or Satnav?
  11. UK road signs for tourist destinations and places of interest are normally a white icon on what colour background?
  12. The 1805 Battle of Austerlitz was a major victory for which commander?
  13. What 'white-tail' species grew in such numbers in US Washington DC parklands as to prompt radical control measures in 2012: Rats; Snakes; Cats; Rabbits; Beetles; Deer; Eagles; Goats; Weasels; Squirrels; or Porcupines?
  14. What nationality (at 2012, and at founding) are the corporations Samsung, Hyundai and LG?
  15. Spell the word (meaning gently, quietly, hardly noticeably): Subtly; Subtley; Subtlely; or Subtely?
  16. What film won five Oscars in 2012 including Best Actor, Original Score and Costume Design?
  17. In Feb 2012 British cruise ships Adonia and Star Princess were refused entry to Ushuaia port in the southern tip of which country?
  18. Moody's, Fitch, and Standard and Poor's are leaders in what market: Care homes; Outdooor clothing; Credit ratings; or Cider?
  19. What 'discriminatory' personal title did the French government decree in Feb 2012 should be removed from official forms?
  20. Brent Crude is the common trading classification for oil sourced from the bed of what sea?


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