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Top US generals say Russian gift intelligence is “not proven” but “proves to be enough to worry me”

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Top US generals say Russian gift intelligence is "not proven" but "proves to be enough to worry me"

“That intelligence has not been proven to me. It has proven to be enough to worry me. It is not enough to prove that I will take it to court. That is often true in battlefield intelligence,” General Frank McKenzie, the US Central Command Commander, told a small group of reporters while traveling to the region, according to the transcript provided by the Department of Defense.

His comments mark the first time a Pentagon official has answered questions about US intelligence who assess an attempt by Russian military intelligence units to pay the Taliban to kill US troops.

Russian intelligence officers for GRU, a military intelligence unit, offered money to Taliban militants in Afghanistan as a reward if they killed US or British troops there, a European intelligence official told CNN last month.

The official was unclear about Russia’s precise motivation, but said incentives, in their judgment, caused coalition victims. The official did not specify the date of the victim, their number or nationality, or whether this was a casualty or injury.

McKenzie said Tuesday, “I am very familiar with this material, and I am a theater commander and I have the opportunity to see it. I feel very worried.”

“I just did not find that there was a causal relationship there. It worried me, and we took steps to protect extreme forces all the time in Afghanistan,” McKenzie said, adding that he was not convinced that Russia’s gift program was directly responsible for death US personnel.

“You see many indicators. Many of them are troubled; many of them are following up on you. But in this case, there aren’t enough of them there. I sent intelligence back to continue to dig it. And I believe they continue to dig now. , “he added.

The general’s comments came as President Donald Trump continued to doubt intelligence, referring to him recently as a hoax.

Trump tweeted last month that “there were not many attacks” on US troops by Taliban fighters as proof that reported intelligence might be “fake.”

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McKenzie warned Tuesday that the US “must always remember, Russia is not our friend. They are not our friends. And they are not our friends in Afghanistan. And they don’t expect us to be okay.”

“And we just need to remember that all the time when we evaluate that intelligence.”

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September, Holiday Month for the Deaf – Portuguese (Brazil)

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Mutirão Opens To Negotiation Of Individuals' Overdue Debts - Português (Brazil)

September is a very important and visible month for deaf people, with three dates that raise awareness and celebrate achievements that are part of the entire community’s trajectory and struggle. These are: – International Sign Language Day, September 23; – Day of the Deaf, 26 September; and Libra National Interpreter and Translator Day on September 30th. With a focus on the deaf community, the Department of Education is promoting several initiatives in this area.

The first is aimed at changing the scenario of educational and language policy based only on the inclusive perspective of including a deaf student in the school environment without guaranteeing procedures that enhance accessibility in his education. The National Guidelines for Bilingual Education for the Deaf integrate all stages of basic education and are based on the promotion of bilingual curricula and pedagogical practices for the deaf: Brazilian Sign Language (Libras) and written Portuguese.

Through the Department of Special Education, the MEC coordinates with interested municipalities the construction, renovation or expansion of bilingual schools for the deaf. To date, 11 locations in Brazil have shown interest in the project. To complement this phase, the Libras National Textbook Program (PNLD) provides accessible formats to deaf students and public school teachers of basic education in the country.

In the academic world, in partnership with universities, advanced training courses are offered for teachers, managers and professionals who want to work with bilingual education for the deaf. Thanks to the projects of various institutions, there are currently 3,520 vacancies for teaching the deaf.

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On the Internet, Canal Libras is a space for communication and content distribution with a focus on the national educational network, from early childhood education to higher education.

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Another important date: The National Institute for Education for the Deaf (Ines) turns 165 on the same Libra and the Deaf Day, September 26th. Within the structure of the Ministry of Education, the Institute stands out as a national reference in the field of deafness, necessary to support the formulation of public policies, and then for their implementation in the field. The Institute works to promote education for deaf children, youth and adults.

With information from Ministry of Education.

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Mother of autistic boy attacked by CR7 criticizes Portuguese again

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The case of Cristiano Ronaldo’s aggression against an autistic fan continues to be heard in England. Sarah Kelly, mother of Jake Harding, has asked the English Football Federation to punish the Portuguese star.

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Sarah’s complaint comes after the league filed a complaint against a Manchester United player for aggression against Jake in the Manchester team’s match against Everton on April 9 last season in the Premier League. After an unsuccessful result, the Portuguese dropped a fan’s mobile phone on the way to the locker room.

According to Sarah, she and her son once again became victims of offenses in social networks after the announcement of the complaint against the attacker.

“People are following me, saying that I am rebelling again, but I didn’t know anything about it. The case should have been heard six months ago. My son talks every day about what happened to him. He still hasn’t returned his phone,” he said.

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Jake’s mother still asks how the player manages to sleep at night after what happened. “Let’s hope he finally gets the right punishment. He can’t keep getting away with it. Your behavior is unacceptable…” Sarah concluded.

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Marseille in California. ″Where the Portuguese is, there is Portugal″

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“You are the future,” President Marcelo Rebelo de Souza told a three-year-old girl dressed in traditional Portuguese clothing who came out to greet him on the podium where he spoke at Artesia Portuguese Salon. The city, located on the outskirts of Los Angeles, has not hosted the President of the Portuguese Republic since 1989. This weekend, he did it with pomp and the setting of an ornate Portuguese-American community bursting with pride.

“We have never lost the honor and responsibility of being representatives of this beautiful flag,” said Jimmy Enes, a member of Artesia DES, a Portuguese descendant, in a welcoming speech delivered in perfect Portuguese. “When we are asked who we are, we always answer”i am portuguese“and not”Portuguese-American“or ‘Portuguese American’,” he said. “That’s why we’re trying step by step to protect our heritage on the outskirts of Los Angeles, one of the greatest cities in the world.”

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