Pics: Actress Charmian Carr, the eldest Von Trapp daughter in The Sound Of Music dies at 73

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Actress Charmian Carr is the first Von Trapp sibling to die. She died after suffering from dementia. She was aged 73. Charmain found fame in the 1965 classic film, The Sound of Music.

She was 21 when she played the role of Liesl Von Trapp, the eldest daughter in the musical family and became known for singing one of its most famous songs, ‘I Am Sixteen Going On Seventeen’


She wrote two books about her experiences, titled Forever Liesl and Letter to Liesl.

Ms Carr’s spokesman Harlan Boll said she died of complications from a rare form of dementia in Los Angeles.

After Carr left the movie business, she started a design company called Charmian Carr Design.

She is survived by daughters Jennifer and Emily, four grandchildren Emma, Derek, William and Tucker, four siblings Sharon, Darlene, Michael and Brian

20th Century Fox paid tribute to the star, writing on Twitter:…

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Budget padding: Hon Abdulmumin Jibrin allegedly has £1.558m in UK bank.


The National Youth Council of Nigeria on Sunday said it had traced £1.558m (N825m) to a United Kingdom account allegedly owned by the embattled former chairman, House of Representatives’ Committee on Appropriations, Abdulmumin Jibrin.

The Head of the Anti-corruption unit of the NYCN, Ifeanyi Okonkwo, said this in an e-mail he sent to The Punch in Abuja.

When contacted on the telephone, Mr. Ikenga Ugochinyere, who identified himself as the President of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, said, “The statement came from our anti-corruption unit. Like you can see from the documents attached, we received the information from a reliable source in the UK.”

Okonkwo said the operation of the accounts contravened existing Nigerian laws on the conduct of elected and appointed public officers.

The group said documents it obtained from the UK revealed that Jibrin allegedly “owns and operates the said account domiciled in ING Bank Channels Island…

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8 Killed In Boko Haram Church Attack In A Village In Borno State |The Republican News

Even in the face of chest beating claim that Boko Haram has been defeated?

The Republican News

By Editor   |  
PHOTO:AFPAt least eight people were killed outside a church in a suspected Boko Haram attack carried out by gunmen on bicycles in Borno, local residents said on Monday.

The attack happened shortly after morning service on Sunday in Kwamjilari village, about 30 kilometres (19 miles) east of the town of Chibok, in Borno state.

“Some of the worshippers remained around the church and the gunmen opened fire and eight men died,” said Luka Damina, from nearby Kautikeri village, where locals fled.

“Unknown to the residents, the gunmen had stationed some of their comrades on the road leading out of the village and they shot anyone who tried to flee.

“Many people ran into the bush with gunshot wounds. But so far we can only confirm eight deaths.”

The attackers set fire to homes and fields of maize that were almost ready for harvest, according…

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BIG PHARMA: Chemotherapy Kills 97% of Those Who Take It


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“…people who refuse chemotherapy treatment live on average around 12 years longer than people who accept the chemotherapy treatment, most patients undergoing chemotherapy die in time frame of 3 years since they are diagnosed with cancer and some much faster than that”:

(Chemotherapy Kills 97% of Those Who Take It*)

The fact that an average cancer treatment costs somewhere between $300,000 and even up to $1,000,000 makes his statement more reasonable.

Based on his research in the last 25 years Dr. Jones has come to the conclusion that chemotherapy does more harm to the patients than actually treating the cancer. He says that people who refuse chemotherapy treatment live on average around 12 years longer than people who accept the chemotherapy treatment, most patients undergoing chemotherapy die in time frame of 3 years since they are diagnosed with cancer and some much faster than that (within…

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CONSPIRACY OF SILENCE: A Second NASA Scientist Tells Us That ‘Somebody Else’ Is On The Moon


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“….The universe that we live in is much more wondrous, exciting, complex and far reaching than we were ever able to know up to this point in time. . . . [Mankind has long wondered if we’re] alone in the universe. [But] only in our period do we really have evidence. No, we’re not alone” – Dr. Edgar Mitchell, ScD., NASA”:

(Another Interesting Leak:A Second NASA Scientist Tells Us That ‘Somebody Else’ Is On The Moon)

We live in a strange world, and as Neil Armstrong once said, there are “great ideas undiscovered, breakthroughs available to those who can remove one of the truth’s protective layers.” (source) (source)

rocks on the moon based on information from the clementine mission ...

Fast forward to today, and a number of people have become aware of the fact that not all of what goes on behind the scenes is made public. This is precisely why the Freedom of Information…

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I haven’t been a good blogger for three weeks now, I’m sorry. I have denied my viewers the opportunity of reading news on the go for three weeks. I have been inconsistent in posting. I have been uninteractive, uncaring, and ignorant to my blog needs. I have been unappreciative of your involvement and support to this blog and I’m very sorry. By neglecting this site, some people have left and I understand. I have genuinely forgotten how to blog and I’m trying to get on track. I pray God helps me and you to grow bigger and better together.(I’m not sure ‘me and you’ is correct English so just ignore it😉)

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Islamic State claims responsibility for Minnesota mall attack

The Muslim Times

Source: Reuters

A man who stabbed nine people at a mall in central Minnesota before being shot dead is a “soldier of the Islamic State,” the militant group’s news agency said on Sunday, as the FBI investigated the attack as a potential act of terrorism.

The man, who was wearing a private security uniform, made references to Allah and asked at least one person if they were Muslim before he assaulted them at the Crossroads Center mall in St. Cloud on Saturday, the city’s Police Chief William Blair Anderson told reporters.

Authorities declined to identify the suspect, who was killed by an off-duty policeman, because the investigation was under way.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation considers the incident a “potential act of terrorism,” Richard Thornton, FBI special agent in charge of the agency’s Minneapolis division, told a news conference on Sunday.

He said the…

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Nigeria’s Foreign Reserves Fall Below $25 Billion.


Nigeria’s foreign exchange reserves have plummeted to a new low of $24.88 billion, indicating dwindling confidence in the economy, despite reassurances by authorities.

In the last one week, it lost $230 million, understandably due to series of interventions by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), as post recession announcement pressure continued.
The previous week, the reserves lost about $123 million, attributed to interventions in the interbank market by the regulator, and aimed at supporting the local currency.

This is in contrast with about $93 million the reserves lost in three weeks, also reflecting reactions over the flurry of negative records released recently by the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics.

Since affirmation of the country’s slip into recession, last experienced more than 25 years ago, the reserves have lost about $540 million, as speculations and panic for store of value in dollar heightened.

CBN has emerged the major player in the interbank…

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