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New York Times: New US Memo highlights gaps in intelligence reports about Russian prizes

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New York Times: New US Memo highlights gaps in intelligence reports about Russian prizes

Citing three officials, the newspaper reported that the National Intelligence Council, led by National Intelligence Director John Ratcliffe, wrote a two and a half page memo, dated on Wednesday – just days after the Times first reported last week on intelligence officials’ knowledge of the next White House gift and inaction.

Officials told the Times that the time and highlight of the memo, which was said to contain no new details, implied that it was aimed at strengthening the government’s efforts to keep the news quiet. Former national security officials told the newspaper that the memo’s depiction showed that it might be influenced by political intentions.

The memo stated that the CIA and the National Counterterrorism Center had evaluated with “moderate confidence” that a Russian military intelligence unit GRU offered the prize, two officials explained the contents of the memo to the newspaper.

But the National Security Agency and other members of the intelligence community determined that they did not have sufficient evidence to reach this level of certainty and thus lacked confidence in the determination, the two officials told the newspaper. A third official familiar with the memo told the Times that the CIA’s level of confidence in the conclusion was higher than other institutions.

A spokesman for the DNI office declined to comment. CNN also reaches the CIA.

The news memo follows a refusal from the White House that President Donald Trump was “privately told” on reports that Russia offered prizes to Taliban fighters to kill US troops in Afghanistan.
But intelligence was included in one of Trump’s daily briefings on intelligence problems in the spring, according to a US official with firsthand knowledge of the latest information. And a source who was aware of the situation told CNN that the White House was given this intelligence in early 2019.
CNN also reported on Wednesday that Trump’s resistance to intelligence warnings about Russia led his national security team, including those who submitted the President’s Brief Report, to give a brief explanation of the threats related to Russia to the US, according to former government officials who gave Trump’s direction, present for the briefing and who prepared the documents for the intelligence briefing.

The Times reported Friday that the memo was said to have gone through intelligence behind the agency’s conclusion. These include reports of meetings between Russian military intelligence officers and leaders of criminal networks with links to the Taliban, about GRU accounts that transfer money to the network and arrested lower-level network members who confirm Russia’s use of gifts for spurring such killings.

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However, two officials who elaborated on the memo in more detail told the Times that the memo emphasized the lack of evidence about what GRU officials and network leaders said during the meeting – and thus could not ensure that Russia explicitly extended the bounty for the death of American troops.

It was also stressed that the NSA did not have surveillance records of accounts claimed to belong to captured members or clear evidence that the money transferred was to pay for gifts, officials told the Times.

The memo also stated that the Defense Intelligence Agency did not have evidence that directly connected the alleged gift offer with the Kremlin, the officials told the newspaper.

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Portuguese tennis player Gonçalo Oliveira in the doubles final of the Lisbon Belém Open

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Oliveira and Kolar defeated France’s Manuel Guinard and Venezuela’s Luis David Martínez in the semi-finals for first place in the series, in straight sets with partial scores of 6-1 and 6-2 after 58 minutes of play.

In the title match, they will take on the Ukrainian duo of Vladislav Manafov and Oleg Prikhodko, who eliminated Jivan Nedunchezhyan of India and Christopher Rungkat of Indonesia 6-4 and 6-2 in the semi-finals.

For the 27-year-old Portuguese tennis player, this will be his 31st doubles final at the ATP Challenger Tour and third at the Lisboa Belém Open after reaching the final in 2017 with compatriot Frederico Gil and champion in 2020 with Dominican Roberto Cid Subervi.

In singles, Italian Marco Cecchinato, semi-finalist of Roland Garros in 2018, beat Spaniard Carlos Taberner 7-6 (7-2) and 6-4, scheduling a meeting in the semi-final with the “Reserve” Kazakh Timofey Skatov, responsible for eliminating Frenchman Benoit Pera, in three matches, with a score of 6-4, 2-6 and 7-5.

The other semi-final of the Lisbon tournament will be discussed between Austrian Filip Mizolich, who defeated Giulio Zeppieri 6-4 today, and Frenchman Luca van Assche, the executioner of compatriot Alexander Müller, who finished seventh. parts 6-4 and 7-5.

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Portuguese fund CA Património Crescente wins European award for highest return – Imobiliário

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Open-ended real estate investment fund CA Património Crescente has once again received the MSCI European Property Investment Awards in the Diversified Portfolio category for 2021.

This is the 12th time that the Portuguese fund, established in 2005, has received this award, which distinguishes the national real estate portfolio with the best return. In 2021, CA Património Crescente’s real estate portfolio returned 7.8%, compared to 6.3% in the benchmark.

The largest share of real estate income was received through shopping centers and offices: 8.7% and 8.6% respectively, according to the Portuguese fund Negócios, which at the end of August had a portfolio of 141 assets worth 1,031 million euros.

CA Património Crescente is one of the six funds managed by Square Asset Management, with Grupo Crédito Agrícola being the custodian bank and responsible for its marketing and investments mainly in real estate destined for trade, offices, services, industry, logistics or hotels.

The CA Património Crescente fund returned an annualized return of 5.1% in April, which declined slightly to 4.23% after two years, rising to 4.72% after three years and 4.74% after five years. . The average ten-year yield was 3.95%.

Square AM was also once again awarded by Euromoney, which recognizes major leaders in real estate financial products and services, as the “Best Investment Manager” of 2022.

Square AM has been on the market for 17 years and is one of the largest real estate fund managers in Portugal with €1.3 billion in assets and over 25,000 investors.

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Benfica announces a partnership with Portuguese driver Miguel Santiago.

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Benfica announces a partnership with Portuguese driver Miguel Santiago.



Young competes at the National Speed ​​Championship and the FIM GP Junior World Championship.

Benfica have announced a partnership with driver Miguel Santiago, a Portuguese driver who works in the National Speed ​​Championship and the FIM Junior World Championship. Santi, who started taking his first steps in motorsport in 2016, was pleased with someone during the presentation. “The dream has come true! When I was little, before riding motorcycles, I played football, went to Benfica’s school in Mafra, I always dreamed of becoming a Benfica athlete. I never thought! A few years ago, if you had asked me, I would have said no, I believed that one day I would be here, it is a great pride. I have no words. I just hope to reach the goals, glorify the club. I have the race, the desire and the ambition.” , repeated the 18-year-old BTV pilot.

Miguel Santiago is thinking about becoming the queen of motorcycle racing.

“In recent years, the FIM Junior GP has attracted many riders to the Moto GP where 20 out of 24 riders [que participam] come from this contest. Participation in Moto GP is considered the greatest school of prodigies, I am proud to be there and so close to the level of Moto GP,” he said.

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