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. What is the only internal human organ capable of natural regeneration of lost tissue?
  2. What model pioneered personal computing in the 1980s, selling over 20 million of its (then huge) 64k memory machines?
  3. Name the passenger vehicle famously lost with 36 fatalities on 6 May 1937 at New Jersey US?
  4. Spell the city name: Pnom Penh; Phnom Penh; Phnom Penn; or Pnhom Pehn? - Bonus point, it is the capital city of which country?
  5. Belgian surgeon Jacques Rogge headed what organization (at 2012)? - Bonus point - Who preceded Rogge and was the longest serving president, 1980-2001? - additional bonus point - What nationality was that longest serving president of the IOC?
  6. What instrument most commonly features in the logos of national postal services?
  7. Protected Geographical Status (PGS) is a EU legal framework to protect the names of regional: Foods/drinks; Songs; Dances; or Festivals?
  8. Chicken Pox is mainly contracted from contact with: Children; Adults; Water; or Birds?
  9. Which country has (early 2000s) the highest AIDS infection rate in the world?
  10. Tian Tian and Yang Guang are: Pandas; Perfumes; Triad gangsters; Beijing subway stations; or Korean search engines?
  11. Earl Scruggs (1924-2012) pioneered and was master of the three-fingered technique for playing what?
  12. Facebook announced the acquisition of what major photo app company in April 2012?
  13. Introduced in the early 1900s, the internationally used Whyte Notation (representing the number of leading/driving/trailing wheels, via a numbers and dashes system) classifies what?
  14. Perfunctory means: Smelly; Faultless; Careless; or Structured?
  15. In 2012 Harvard professor Jonathan Tilley announced research apparently proving (contrary to all previous medical thinking) what human feature can be enabled to be replenished in the host body: Teeth; Brain tissue; Eggs; or Heart?
  16. The Chinese (translated) 'Society of Righteous and Harmonious Fists' which once instigated a famous rebellion against colonial and imperial presence in Peking (now Beijing) China, were better known by what name?
  17. The federation of which sport ruled in early 2012 that bikinis would not be compulsory for its competitors at the London Olympics?
  18. The UK further education system abbreviation UCAS stands for what?
  19. Name Shanghai's financial area and China's commercial hub, literally meaning 'east bank'?
  20. What modern counter-intuitive notion of leading people did author Robert Greenleaf popularize in his so-titled 1977 book?


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