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. Boris Godunov, The Cunning Little Vixen, Wozzeck, and The Ballad of Baby Doe are popular: Impressionist paintings; Operas; Rock Albums; or 1960s London Carnaby Street shops?
  2. In the musical story Brigadoon, the eponymous Scottish village appears one day every how many years: One; Ten; Hundred; or Thousand?
  3. The aviation group known as IAG (International Airlines Group) was formed by merger of which two corporations in 2011?
  4. The 1726 novel 'Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World, in Four Parts' is better known by what subsequently amended title?
  5. Formerly known as the Ellice Islands, in the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and Australia, what nation owns the commercially available internet top-level domain .tv?
  6. The Trucial States became what Arab nation in 1971?
  7. What creature is a Chinese 'shishi', called a 'foo dog' in some western cultures?
  8. A stonemason commonly refers to unmetamorphosed limestone as what, whose name derives from Greek 'shining stone'?
  9. On humans what is the medical Latin name for the big toe?
  10. A harquebus/arquebus is an early form of: Transport; Hearing-aid; Gun; or Corset?
  11. With the symbol Sv what is the unit of ionizing radiation?
  12. What word makes new words as a prefix with the words piece, stroke, switch and mind?
  13. What entertainment originates from ancient Greek spiritualism, literally 'speaking from the stomach'?
  14. What does the W stand for in the official grading of motor engine oils, for example 5W, 10W, etc?
  15. Derived from the use of naval artillery what is the nautical term for the top edge of the side of a boat?
  16. What sort of sportsman/woman is a pugilist?
  17. Name the NASA Mars mission rover which landed on the planet in 2012?
  18. What metric prefix, denoting ten to the power of minus twelve, is named from Spanish meaning 'little bit'?
  19. Thought to have lived in the 6th century BC, name the first recognised actor, after whom the profession is termed?
  20. Coulomb is a unit of measurement of electrical: Charge; Resistance; Current; or Potential?


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