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 common boy's name (English language Christian or first name) is derived from the Latin and Greek words for rock?
  2. Name the great old rival company of the Harley-Davidson motorbike corporation, whose models included the Chief and Scout?
  3. An analgesic drug is commonly called a: Painkiller; Cough medicine; Antibiotic; or Vaccine?
  4. A tetrapod is an animal with how many what? (two answers required)
  5. What is the capital of Azerbaijan?
  6. Magnesium shavings are used by campers and adventurers to: Light fires; Eat for energy; Dress wounds; or Make a rudimentary compass?
  7. Spell Mozzarella; Mozarrella; Mozzarrella; Mozarella; or Mozarrela?
  8. Who was the last English monarch of the House of York? - bonus point - Who succeeded him?
  9. What name besides glove is given commonly to a baseball player's handwear?
  10. A compound which reduces liquid surface tension, or tension between two liquids or liquid and solid (as do detergents, foaming agents, and dispersants) is generally called a: Colloid; Triglyceride; Surfactant; or Fatty acid?
  11. The Mansion House is the official residence of what London title-holder?
  12. Apitoxin is the scientific name for which sort of venom?
  13. A baby's traditional cloth nappy or diaper is generally folded into what shape directly before fitting to a baby: Square; Oblong; Circle; or Triangle?
  14. American physician Dr Henry Jay Heimlich is famously credited with developing a procedure to counter what threat to life?
  15. Northampton is generally regarded to have the largest what in England: Church; Market square; Scottish population; or Railway station?
  16. What product, invented by accountant Walter Diemer in 1928, was and remains conventionally pink, (it is said) because pink was the only dye available to its inventor at the time?
  17. Lightning strikes on airborne commercial aircraft are: Impossible; Always catastrophic; or Very rarely catastrophic?
  18. Piperazine (BZP) is a: Recreational drug; Russian oil company; Gold colour food additive; or Mexican political party?
  19. In geometry all regular polygons have 'what' sides: Four; Equal; Five; or More than five?
  20. The medical acronym RICE, referring to treatment of soft tissue injuries such as muscle strains, stands for what?


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