Jesy Nelson thrilled in sultry snapshots after the release of Little Mix's single

The 30-year-old is working hard on her solo career and took a break on Saturday to share two sultry Instagram snaps. (Author: Gardener)

Her former pop group Little Mix released their new single Between Us on Friday. The 30-year-old drew attention to her tinted sunglasses and her edgy sense of style, posed while holding on to the frames and cryptically labeled the post: "I see you". Posing in a studio, Jesy donned a baggy gray denim jacket from Sean Combs' label Sean John - with the rapper who made a cameo on her debut single Boyz. Jesy was back in the studio on Friday working on new music just hours after Little Mix celebrated their 10th anniversary with the new single Between Us. The girl group, which became famous after winning X Factor in 2011, wanted to celebrate "Friendship and Sisterhood and Their Amazing Relationship with Their Fans" in the stunning emotional ballad. Released on Friday, this is the fourth track the band released as a trio after Jesy's departure last December. The song comes from their upcoming album of the same name and was written by members Jade Thirlwall, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Perrie Edwards along with MNEK, Tre Jean-Marie and Janee 'Jin Jin' Bennet. Perrie, 28, said, “Between Us is basically the song we'll never get through live! It's just such a cute, breathtaking song, I love it so much. ' Leigh-Anne added, “I love the way we refer to Little Mix songs in the lyrics. It's about ten years of friendship and sisterhood and our amazing relationship with our fans. ' One of the girls' earliest singles, Wings, is mentioned in the second stanza alongside the songs Bounce Back and Power: “Do you remember the day we finally found our wings? It changed our lives, gave us the power to do anything and every time they break us we bounce back, every track had your back. ' Jade added, “It's one of those songs that anyone can listen to and think of someone they really love. The band is celebrating ten years of Little Mix and announced that they will be releasing a new album Between Us on November 12th. The album is a celebration of a decade of global hits by a record breaking pop band. All of their biggest hits can be seen on the album, including their number one singles Wings, Black Magic, Shout Out To My Ex and Sweet Melody. They play alongside great tunes like Touch, Move, Power, Salute and their latest great collaboration with Galantis and David Guetta - Heartbreak Anthem - which has been streamed over 400 million times to date. Their upcoming album will also feature five brand new sensational songs that the trio has been working on over the past few months, bringing their decade-long chart storms up to date. Jade, Leigh-Anne and Perrie have established themselves as the largest girl band in the world - with over 50 million records sold worldwide, over 19 million Spotify listeners, over three billion YouTube views and 12 billion streams worldwide. 2021 has been a record year for the band so far. Earlier this year, Little Mix was named "Best British Group" at the 2021 BRIT Awards, the first female group in history to win the award. This August the girls celebrated 100 weeks in the Official UK Singles Chart Top 10, the most for a girls band in history. Her sixth album "Confetti" produced four hit singles and sold over four million tracks.


Ulrika Jonsson declares: “I am not being tamed” when the school accuses her of endangering her 13-year-old son

TV star Ulrika Jonsson attacked her son's school for questioning her parents after a weekend evening. (Author: Gardener)

TV star Ulrika Jonsson has revealed that she has been accused by his school of endangering her son. Ulrika, 54, spoke of her anger over the comments in her column for The Sun. She said she received a call from the security officer at her 13-year-old son's school after spending a weekend night. Ulrika had posted on Instagram in which she made fun of her weekend antics where she fell down drunk and slept with two "weird" men in her house. She let her hair fall for her daughter Bo's birthday and went to Instagram the next morning to document her hangover and the unexpected house guests. READ ALSO: Kate Garraway Talks Loneliness Amid Recovery Of Husband Derek She wrote, “About last night: Went to a bar. Fell on my [beep] THREE times. Got a Maccie D's on the way home. (There are two men sleeping in my house. The host explained how she and Bo spent a random evening that turned into a small session. She wrote, "The night was excellent. I drank, I danced a little and I fell over . "However, she said she was appalled by some of the comments from her followers. One person wrote," As a woman who has been attacked by men before, you shouldn't have put yourself or your daughter's life at risk by yourself Invite 'two strange men' to your home. You are an old woman and you should grow up. "Misleading." Information on freedom revealed her anger when she later received a call from her son's school where she was Wanted to know if Malcolm, 13, was in the house at the time. The angry star said, "I had a phone call from my son's school security officer telling me they had mine e social media I've had I had weird men around the house and they needed to know if my son was in the house at the time. ”As a result, Ulrika dropped out of school for taking advantage of her media profile, calling her“ lazy "and" blissfully clueless ". “Of the facts. She said the two men were her daughter's old friends and that there was no way she had endangered her son's safety. The star also hit back over sexism and inconsistency at the school, saying the call made her "blood boil". She added, “I have posted many times about my struggles with my mental health - depression and anxiety. Where was the call to see if I'm okay and if my son is "safe"? "Ulrika, who has been in public since her fame as a weather girl in the 1980s, said she will not be ashamed to grow old gracefully. I've made a public life and I will continue to take the rough with the smooth. ”Visit our Facebook page @EntertainmentDailyFix and let us know.


Prosecutors fall and burn in the Kyle Rittenhouse case, but polarized America doesn't see it

Rittenhouse is not on trial on the historical racism of American society, and such a story does not alter the underlying facts of his case. (Author: Gardener)

The trial of Kyle Rittenhouse seems increasingly like a legal version of the parable of the blind and the elephant. When reporting on this trial, one would think that there were parallel trials in Kenosha, Wisconsin. But the reason for this unfolding failure depends heavily on what media you're watching, aside from the trial itself. Rittenhouse faces six charges, ranging from first degree murder to an offense involving a minor in possession of a dangerous weapon be rich. At this stage, the prosecution can even celebrate an offense conviction. The prosecutor stumbled out of the gate during the trial. Gaige Großkreutz was the third person to be shot by Rittenhouse. Grosskreutz admitted under cross-examination that Rittenhouse did not shoot him when he held up his hands after their confrontation. Likewise, a prosecution witness, Ryan Balch, testified that one of the other people shot dead, Joseph Rosenbaum, said he intended to kill Kyle Rittenhouse. Other witnesses described Rosenbaum as "belligerent" or "hyperaggressive". USA TODAY's Carli Pierson: Kyle Rittenhouse deserves an award for his melodramatic performance on the witness stand. Prosecutors later called Richard McGinniss, a journalist for the Daily Caller who was covering Kenosha that night. He was near Rittenhouse when Joseph Rosenbaum was shot. The prosecutor told McGinniss, “I mean, you have no idea what Mr. Rosenbaum was thinking at any point in his life. The prosecutor then urged McGinnis that he had no idea what Rosenbaum was thinking because it was "a complete guess, isn't it?" At that point, McGinnis delivered a haymaker and remarked, "Well, he said (expletive) you and then he picked up the gun." The prosecutor's medical expert, Dr. Doug Kelly, seemed to confirm that the forensic evidence of soot wounds on Rosenbaum's hand could coincide with Rosenbaum's attempt to grip the barrel of Rittenhouse's rifle when the gun was fired. Things got worse from then on, including a flagrant breach of the constitution by prosecutors when Binger began his cross-examination of Rittenhouse by commenting on his decision to remain silent. Every freshman law student knows that one cannot comment - let alone ignore a court order - the silence of a mirandized defendant after being arrested under the Fifth Amendment. Even without the casual mistakes of the prosecutor, this has always been a difficult case. After a defendant claims to have acted in defense of a threat, it is up to the prosecutor to rebut that claim beyond any doubt. Instead, prosecutors used their own witnesses to cast doubts on the case. In doing so, she seems to have reduced the range of possibilities to a range between a hung jury and a direct acquittal because of the main allegations. The problem is, many people may not be aware that because of such evidence or tactical mistakes, the case will collapse. Any jury hanged or acquittal will be a shock, and the outrage is likely to be greater. This case began with violent clashes in Kenosha, and the media coverage is fueling the risk of renewed violence. It's worse as some media coverage has dismissed the process as a demonstration of raw racism. Some have criticized Judge Bruce Schroeder for enforcing longstanding constitutional principles and defending the defendant's constitutional right against self-incrimination. USA TODAY's Suzette Hackney: Kyle Rittenhouse shot his victims, but we can't call them that? MSNBC presenter Tiffany Cross spoke out in favor of Schroeder's removal and asked columnist Elie Mystal to discuss the matter. Unsurprisingly, Mystal, who said earlier this month that uneducated white voters supported Republicans in the 2021 races in part because they care about "using their guns against blacks and getting away with it," wrote, unsurprisingly, that the process is a sham . MSNBC host Joy Reid also attacked the process, suggesting that Rittenhouse's emotional breakdown on the booth was fraudulent. Her guest, MSNBC legal analyst and Georgetown law professor Paul Butler, agreed, calling it "the greatest performance (of his) life". Butler said Rittenhouse was "well prepared by his defense lawyers to destroy his image as a trigger-happy vigilante who rioted in a protest against Black Lives Matter." Butler, who wrote that black jurors should use "jury annulment" to refuse to try black drug defendants, insisted on an earlier appearance that an acquittal would encourage future white violence. Reid added Wednesday, "If you want to know why there is a critical theory of race, the actual law school theory that emphasizes that supposedly color-blind laws in America often still have racially discriminatory results, look no further than that Trial of Kyle Rittenhouse. ”However, Rittenhouse is not condemned for the historical racism of society, and such a story does not change the underlying facts. Großkreutz (who is white) either pointed the gun at Rittenhouse's head or he wasn't. Either Rosenbaum (who was white) grabbed the barrel of Rittenhouse's gun or he wasn't. However, some of the same media characters offer skewed accounts of this process. Moreover, if this narrative is not informed of the actual legal deficiency in the case, it is likely to guide the response to a failure to convict. However, this trial is about the actions of an individual - not society - in 2020. These actions increasingly favor an acquittal from the most serious charges. Jonathan Turley, USA TODAY's Board of Contributors, is Shapiro Professor of Public Interest at George Washington University. He is also a legal analyst for Fox News. This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial: Prosecutors Crash and Burn As America Looks On


Anger as a judge who banned the word “victim” has witnesses calling demonstrators “Antifa”

Kyle Rittenhouse Trial: Anger as a judge who banned the word "victim" makes witnesses call protesters "Antifa" - archyde (Author: Gardener)

The trial of the accused killer Kyle Rittenhouse resumed Thursday morning after a particularly chaotic day in court.

Today the defense plans to introduce a number of new witnesses, including a doctor and a police officer.

Mr Rittenhouse, 18, has been charged with the murder of two men he shot dead last year during a night of protests and rioting in Kenosha, Wisconsin - Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26. He also shot a third man. Gauge Großkreutz, who was wounded but survived.

Yesterday, Mr. Rittenhouse broke down crying during an emotional testimony insisting that he acted in self-defense and "did nothing wrong".

In another dramatic moment, his lawyers, citing "wrongdoing by the public prosecutor," called for a wrongful trial. The defense accused prosecutors of violating Mr Rittenhouse's rights by mentioning his silence after the August 25, 2020 shootings and referring to a video previously deemed inadmissible.

If the request is granted, Mr. Rittenhouse cannot be tried again for the same offenses.

If convicted, Mr Rittenhouse faces life imprisonment.

The trial of the accused killer Kyle Rittenhouse resumed Thursday morning after a particularly chaotic day in court.

Today the defense plans to introduce a number of new witnesses, including a doctor and a police officer.

Mr Rittenhouse, 18, has been charged with the murder of two men he shot dead last year during a night of protests and rioting in Kenosha, Wisconsin - Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26. He also shot a third man. Gauge Großkreutz, who was wounded but survived.

Yesterday, Mr. Rittenhouse broke down crying during an emotional testimony insisting that he acted in self-defense and "did nothing wrong".

In another dramatic moment, his lawyers, citing "wrongdoing by the public prosecutor," called for a wrongful trial. The defense accused prosecutors of violating Mr Rittenhouse's rights by mentioning his silence after the August 25, 2020 shootings and referring to a video previously deemed inadmissible.

If the request is granted, Mr. Rittenhouse cannot be tried again for the same offenses.

If convicted, Mr Rittenhouse faces life imprisonment.

The judge expects the trial to be completed by 2:53 p.m. on Monday or Tuesday, Thursday, November 11, 2021. "I have just discussed the matter with the lawyers and I am very confident that we will be ready by Tuesday, as I asked you a few weeks ago," said Judge Schroeder. "And there is a mere chance, I don't want to give you hope, but there is a chance that we will finish on Monday. And that's my best information. It's not a promise, but I think that's very realistic. "

Thursday, November 11, 2021, 4:16 p.m., Nathan Place Defense and prosecutors argue over the scope of Dr. John Black, the differences of opinion growing heated. Prosecutor Thomas Binger says Judge Bruce Schroeder signed an order supporting Dr. Black limited to the timing of Mr. Rittenhouse's shots, but defense argues that he can go beyond that. In his case, Mr Binger brought up the scolding he had received from Judge Schroeder on Wednesday. "I have to say, Your Honor, yesterday I was the target of your anger because you disobeyed your orders," said Mr Binger. "Today the defense disregards your order."

Defense attorneys and prosecutors argue about the scope of the statements made by the violence expert Dr. John Black (The Independent)

Thursday, November 11, 2021, 4:30 p.m., Nathan Place Prosecutors have accused Judge Bruce Schroeder of double standards when it comes to violating his orders - indulge the defense, they say, as angrily reprimanded the prosecution. Your honor, yesterday I was the target of your anger because I disregarded your orders, ”said prosecutor Thomas Binger to the judge. "Today the defense disregards your order." In context, here is the tongues that Mr. Binger is referring to:

Kyle Rittenhouse's defense calls for a wrongdoing as the chaotic court erupts in clamor

The judge was confused for days and is now hoping to end the process tomorrow, according to the report on Thursday, November 11, 2021, 4:44 p.m., Nathan Place mixed up the days of the week. "The judge is on the bench for the Kyle Rittenhouse trial," tweeted Ms. St. Clair. “The judge thought yesterday was Thursday, so he says plans for closings on Monday may be abandoned. He says he'd like to see the case closed tomorrow. ”The judge sits on the bench for the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse. The judge thought yesterday was Thursday so he says plans for Monday closings may be abandoned. He says he'd like to see the case closed tomorrow.— Stacy St. Clair (@StacyStClair) November 11, 2021

Reporter who filmed the Kenosha riots says Rittenhouse tried to "de-escalate" the violence. Thursday, November 11, 2021, 6:00 p.m., Nathan Place shootings. Mr Hernandez says that night of the riot in Kenosha, "rioters" tried to provoke a conflict with Kyle Rittenhouse and others guarding a local business, and the teenager tried to "de-escalate the situation." , Joseph Rosenbaum, was "physically aggressive" and led a violent attack on a gas station.

Which language Judge Schroeder allows today or what he banned before Thursday, November 11, 2021, 9:20 pm, Nathan Place “Antifa” and “Rioters”, despite the judge's earlier ban on politicized language. Defense witness Drew Hernandez, who posted extensive right-wing comments on his social media channels, referring to the August 25, 2020 demonstrations while giving evidence on the 11th earlier this month, Judge Bruce Schroeder said "this is not a political process" and urged the legal teams not to be "distracted" on other issues.

Judge allows right-wing commentator to testify during the Rittenhouse trial

Judge urges lawyers to keep closing arguments short Thursday, November 11, 2021 10:36 p.m., Nathan Place Before his adjournment Thursday night, Judge Bruce Schroeder urged lawyers on both sides to keep their closing arguments short and sweet. The judge requested that the final of each side be limited to 90 minutes, but prosecutor Thomas Binger said it took two and a half hours. Judge Schroeder agreed, but not without offering some advice. Judge Schroeder quoted an accomplished federal judge saying that "the brain cannot absorb what the seat cannot stand". He then quoted Franklin Roosevelt, who he said had once advised a speaker to "be sincere, be brief and sit down." St. Clair (@StacyStClair) November 11, 2021

ICYMI: Five of the most bizarre moments from the defendant's sobbing to the judge's catalog of biscuits Thursday, November 11, 2021, 11:24 p.m., Josh Marcus When Kyle Rittenhouse is on trial for he three men - two fatally - in a protest last fall shot, viewers await the unexpected after a series of dramatic scenes in the courtroom in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Some of the most memorable moments revolved around Judge Bruce Schroeder, who made it clear early on that he isn't afraid to raise his voice or interrupt a lawyer who, in his opinion, is taking too long to get to the point, following all the action in the process and has this summary of the greatest moments.

Five of the most bizarre moments from the chaotic Kyle Rittenhouse trial

12:50 a.m., Josh Marcus Kyle Rittenhouse isn't the only one currently on trial for alleged right-wing street violence. Two dozen neo-Nazis and white nationalists are currently charged in Charlottesville, Virginia for participating in the infamous Unite the Right rally in 2017, which broke out in the city, killing one and injuring many others. Somewhat unexpectedly, the discussion in the courtroom on Thursday moved away from the facts of the rally and towards a critical racial theory, the academic mindset that, thanks to questions from Christopher Cantwell, the so-called "Crying Nazi., Is increasingly becoming a conservative bogeyman", who is one of the defendants. Here's the full story about the bizarre twist in Virginia today:

Did Kyle Rittenhouse's judge Bruce Schroeder make a racist joke during the trial? 1:47 AM, Josh Marcus One of the many strange moments in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial so far was a joke Judge Bruce Schroeder made on Thursday saying he hoped the "Asian food" the dish had ordered for lunch This boat from Long Beach Harbor was not “on one of”. "#RittenhouseTrial judge Bruce Schroeder takes a lunch break and refers to the food ordered and says:" I hope the Asian food does not come ... is not on one of these boats from Long Beach Harbor. ”— Kyung Lah (@KyungLahCNN) November 11, 2021Some commentators thought the comment was racist. Racist, I think the judge is. The judge on the #KyleRittenhouse murder trial says - "I hope the Asian food doesn't come from Long Beach Harbor on one of those boats." 🔥 What a complete joke and circus this #KyleRittenhouseTrial is now. - Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) November 11, 2021 This guy should just put the hood on and show off his Halloween costume. - Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) November 11, 2021


Five of the most bizarre moments from the chaotic Kyle Rittenhouse trial

The Rittenhouse murder trial is expected to close early next week in Kenosha, Wisconsin (Author: Gardener)

When Kyle Rittenhouse stands on trial for shooting three men - two fatally - in a protest last fall, viewers await the unexpected after a series of dramatic scenes in the courtroom in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Some of the most memorable moments revolved around Judge Bruce Schroeder, who made it clear early on that he isn't afraid to raise his voice or interrupt a lawyer who, in his opinion, is taking too long to get to the point. Judge Schroeder has diverted attention from the accused several times this week, including when he unleashed a malicious reprimand from the prosecutor, questioned the reliability of Apple's camera technology and leafed through a catalog of cookies during a break. But the most noticeable part of the trial came on Wednesday morning when Mr Rittenhouse took a stand in his own defense and burst into tears as he recounted the moments before he fatally shot his first victim, Joseph Rosenbaum. With the process expected to be completed by Monday, The Independent considers five of the most provocative moments yet. The question of whether Mr Rittenhouse would - or should - sparked a heated debate among legal experts earlier this week. Some said it was too risky to give prosecutors time to drill holes in his account. However, others argued that the jury needed to hear directly from him about how he conducted the shootings because he feared for his life to prove his claim to self-defense. Mr Rittenhouse sided with the latter group and sat in front of the jury on Wednesday, putting his emotions on display when he burst into sobs about 30 minutes after being questioned by his attorney, Mark Richards. Judge Schroeder called for a short break to give Mr. Rittenhouse time to collect himself. About 10 minutes later he returned to the booth and testified that Mr. Rosenbaum had screamed, "If I catch any of you fucking alone, I'll fucking kill you." When cross-examined, Mr. Rittenhouse said he thought Mr. Rosenbaum would take his rifle and kill with it. He said he had no intention of killing Mr. Rosenbaum even though he shot him three times after the first bullet brought him down. "I kept shooting until he was no longer a threat to me," he said. The cross-examination of Public Prosecutor Thomas Binger against Mr. Rosenbaum was interrupted several times by both the defense and Judge Schroeder. The first interruption came with only a few questions when Mr. Binger asked Mr. Rittenhouse why he had been silent about the case so far. Judge Bruce Schroeder warned prosecutors not to violate the defendant's right to testify under the fifth amendment. "The problem is that you are talking about the defendant's silence," said the judge. Tensions boiled over when Mr Binger brought up a video that had previously been declared inadmissible in court. The video, posted two weeks prior to the 10th shootings, Mr. Binger responded to a defense objection by saying the video needed editing as it created a link between Mr. Rittenhouse's actions and his attitudes. Judge Schroeder vehemently rejected Mr. Binger's reasoning and shouted: “Don't be bold with me! "I said when I made my [pre-trial] judgment I don't see any similarity between saying 'wishing you had your AR weapon' that you didn't have to shoot shoplifters and what happened in those cases . ”Mr. Binger and the judge paced back and forth with so many interruptions that the court reporter asked them to slow down. Judge Schroeder concluded the argument by going back to his earlier allegation that Mr Binger had violated Mr Rittenhouse's rights. "I was amazed when you commented on the defendant's silence after the arrest at the beginning of your interrogation," said Schröder. “That is the Basic Law. It has been the Basic Law in this country for 40 years, 50 years. The judge called another brief pause after which Mr. Rittenhouse's attorneys announced that they would be filing a prejudice misconduct motion based on “prosecutorial misconduct”. Judge Schroeder said he would advise the motion and told Mr. Binger: "If you say that you acted in good faith, I do not believe you." Prosecutors took another hit later in the hearing when the defense attempted to throw an iPad video of Mr. Rittenhouse shooting Mr. Rosenbaum over questions about the reliability of Apple's pinch-to-zoom feature. Mr Richards, who said he knew "nothing about the technology," claimed that the artificial intelligence in the Apple software on the device would distort the enlarged image by "creating what he believes is there, not that what is absolutely there. "The objection sparked a 10-minute debate in which Mr. Binger argued that pinch-zooming on Apple devices was a" common part of everyday life "that all judges would understand. The prosecutor compared the function to a magnifying glass and said that it does not shrink the video or otherwise manipulate the image on the screen. Judge Schroeder noted, however, that showing the video in court without first refuting the defense's claims was a "high risk". He said the burden of proof was on prosecutors as the video was part of their case. The judge - who asked if the video would be "in its virgin state" - dismissed comparisons with the magnifying glass and said, "I don't think so." Mr. Richards, who seemed satisfied with the judge's objections, asked Mr. Binger what operating system the iPad is using. Mr. Binger said he couldn't get it out of his head. The technology caused another disruption in the courtroom on Wednesday when Judge Schroeder's phone rang with Lee Greenwood's God Bless The USA as a ringtone. Twitter users connected quickly, some referring to Mr. Trump's earlier comments in support of Mr. Rittenhouse. When asked for his thoughts on the case in late August 2020, Mr. Trump said of Mr. Rittenhouse, “You saw the same tape that I saw and he was trying to get away from you. The fiery attitude of Judge Schroeder on Wednesday was in stark contrast to a picture from the previous day when he was leafing through a catalog of biscuits behind the bank. A screenshot of him reading the 2021 edition of We Energies Cookie Book caused a turmoil on Twitter on Tuesday. "The culmination of the Kyle Rittenhouse BY FAR trial was when the judge casually read a catalog to order biscuits," tweeted journalist David Hookstead. David Leavitt, another journalist, asked, "What kind of cookies do you think the judge in the Kyle Rittenhouse case will order?" Criticized the picture, author Tara Dublin said, "I think we should 'Bruce Schroeder from now on' Judge Christmas Cookie Catalog 'because that's more important to him than justice for two dead men. ”Another reviewer, nicknamed" Voice of Reason, "tweeted: This is the judge leading the Kyle Rittenhouse trial. The guy's priority is random cookies. Cookies!


Judge Bruce Schroeder makes a racist comment

Follow for live updates on the ninth day of the Kyle Rittenhouse Trial in Kenosha. (Author: Gardener)

We are on day nine of the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, the Illinois teenager who was charged with killing two people and injuring a third in violent protests in Kenosha last year following the shooting of Jacob Blake.

In addition to the cases of willful, reckless and attempted homicide and reckless endangerment, Rittenhouse, 18, is charged with possession of a firearm as a minor, an offense. Charges for violating the curfew were dropped on Tuesday.

More: Jurors will likely hear from Kyle Rittenhouse in the second week of his murder trial

Updates are below as reporters and photographers from Journal Sentinel cover the study. You can also read what happened on days one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, and eight of the trial.

The process is expected to continue for the week.

During Thursday's trial, Judge Bruce Schroeder made a racist comment that sparked outrage on social media. Many consider the comment, which was a joke, to be inappropriate.

"I hope the Asian food doesn't come ... isn't on one of those boats along Long Beach Harbor," said Schroeder when asked after a lunch break.

The comment could refer to the situation on the west coast. A record number of cargo ships are waiting off the coast of California due to a backup in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

Prosecutors and defense argued for hours on Thursday afternoon about what happens when a digital image is enlarged.

The focus was on whether enlarging an image would add pixels of different colors to the image to fill in the space. The defense was concerned that the State Crime Lab software programs would add pixels of the wrong color.

A forensic imaging specialist with the State Crime Lab said he did not know exactly how the program's algorithm worked or how the program selected the colors to assign the added pixels.

The lengthy battle for pixels revolved around a slowed and clarified clip of drone footage that prosecutors say Rittenhouse aimed his gun at two people just before he shot Joseph Rosenbaum in a car park.

The drone video was shot from a distance and the image of Rittenhouse is very small in the original footage.

The defense argued that enlarging the picture of Rittenhouse with software programs could produce an inaccurate representation of the original material and possibly reveal something that was not originally there.

Assistant District Attorney James Kraus said the defense's reasoning was "dishonest" because the software was widely used and reliable. Kraus also said the defense was playing on Judge Bruce Schroeder's lack of knowledge of technology.

Before he took the jury out of a break, Schroeder discussed the pixel issue in detail with the lawyers. With a magnifying glass he looked at printed, enlarged pictures of Rittenhouse. He also stood near a television screen to watch the video clip a few times in a row.

He finally said he would let the jury decide.

The evidence ended with the coroner's testimony. After lawyers argued that the jury was too tired to begin deliberations on Friday afternoon, Schröder decided to give them a three-day weekend. The briefing of the jury and the closing arguments begin on Monday morning, the deliberations begin on Monday afternoon.

After a brief additional questioning of the expert John Black, the defense was suspended.

Prosecutors and defense asked a handful of clarifying questions about how Black increased the brightness and contrast of certain videos he was analyzing.

After a brief break on Thursday afternoon, prosecutors were expected to present a witness to testify two photos.

District Judge Bruce Schroeder said he would like to begin the jury's deliberations tomorrow afternoon after the arguments are over. However, prosecutors and defense lawyers agreed that they would rather wait until Monday to deliberate the jury.

Deputy District Attorney Thomas Binger said he did not want to start deliberations late Friday afternoon and go into Saturday.

Schroeder tentatively agreed to allow the jury a three-day weekend, but said he could change his mind.

A videographer who saw Kyle Rittenhouse shoot Joseph Rosenbaum testified Thursday that he saw Rosenbaum fall at Rittenhouse before the shooting.

The witness, Andrew Hernandez, said he made a living filming rioting and other incidents for Real America’s Voice website, although he said he was working independently on the night of the kenosha shootings.

The testimony of the course of events was followed by a cross-examination in which Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger challenged Hernandez for his positive prejudice against Rittenhouse.

Before the shootings, Hernandez said he saw Rittenhouse de-escalate tension between "Antifa and rioters" after a dumpster was set on fire in the street. He also said what many other witnesses testified that in the run-up to the shooting, Rosenbaum aggressively yelled at people to shoot him and used the N word.

He later said he saw Rosenbaum chasing Rittenhouse in the Car Source parking lot and threw a bag at him. Hernandez said he then heard a shot - from someone else nearby - and then saw Rosenbaum "rush very clearly at him and fire Kyle."

Hernandez was equipped with a body camera that night and also recorded videos with his smartphone. In his testimony, Hernandez stated that he did not provide the footage to the police and only recently turned it over to the defense and prosecutors.

Binger challenged him on this, finding that Hernandez had provided the footage through an attorney employed by the same law firm as one of the other defense witnesses. Binger argued that this suggested a bias, but Hernandez said he was unaware of this connection until Binger pointed it out.

Binger further challenged Hernandez's objectivity by asking if he'd ever posted social media posts in support of Rittenhouse before today. Hernandez agreed.

Binger also pointed out that shortly after Rosenbaum was shot, Hernandez posted a message on Twitter, in part that an armed citizen shot a "rioter who tried to destroy or burn down the dealership."

Hernandez was asked if he had formed an opinion about the incident shortly after the incident, but he denied it.

Expert John Black testified Thursday morning that the entire duration of Kyle Rittenhouse's three shootings took place in 2 minutes and 55 seconds.

Black, an expert on the use of force, was only allowed to testify from Judge Bruce Schroeder about the timing of the events at the Rittenhouse shootings on August 25, 2020.

While interviewing defense attorney Mark Richards, Black said the four shots Rittenhouse fired at Joseph Rosenbaum were all fired within three quarters of a second.

The defense has alleged that a shot from someone in the crowd led Rittenhouse to believe Rosenbaum or someone else shot him. Rittenhouse turned and shot Rosenbaum two and a half seconds after that first shot, Black said.

28 seconds passed between Rittenhouse's fourth shot at Rosenbaum and his arrival at the point where he would meet and shoot Anthony Huber and Gaige Großkreutz, Black said.

Once there, Rittenhouse fired two shots at an unidentified man after kicking Rittenhouse in the face, Black said. Then he fired one shot at Huber and another at Großkreutz. Black said those four shots occurred in about five and a half seconds.

During the cross-examination, Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger Black asked how much he would be paid by the defense to testify. He said he is charging $ 320 an hour and has already billed the defense more than $ 9,000.

After a big day in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, testimony began slowly on Thursday.

The defense called John Black, an expert on the use of force, to take the stand. Black, who also has video evidence expertise, was called in to discuss the time that has passed between Rittenhouse's shooting of three men on August 25, 2020.

Black began with a statement about how sound and image can be influenced by electronic storage, and how he synchronized seven videos of the Rittenhouse shootings to determine how much time had passed between different events. He said he was confident his timing estimate was correct within a tenth of a second.

When defense attorney Mark Richards began playing videos, assistant district attorney Thomas Binger disagreed. He argued that Richards and Black were dealing with issues that were outside of Judge Bruce Schroeder's framework for them to discuss in front of the jury.

In particular, Binger disagreed that Black was discussing the time that had elapsed between Rittenhouse yelling "friendly, friendly, friendly" and Rosenbaum throwing a bag at Rittenhouse before the shooting. He argued that Black was allowed to discuss the time between shots fired.

Schroeder said the defense could proceed with descriptions of the timing of these events, but Binger agreed on another point. Binger also argued that Black's video report of the shootings contained written characterizations that were not reasonable to the jury either.

Schroeder agreed, saying that these characterizations cannot be included as evidence. The court stayed on hiatus so Black could adjust his report accordingly.

After Kyle Rittenhouse testified for most of Wednesday, an emotional disappointment awaits for the defense process to end.

The next witness is likely to be John Black, an Oregon expert on the use of force. He offered a sample of his testimony during a pre-trial hearing last month to see if he met the standards for expert opinion.

On August 25, 2020, prosecutors turned against any opinion as to whether Rittenhouse had acted sensibly when using lethal force against four people. Judge Bruce Schroeder agreed that the jury could decide for itself.

But he did share some of Black's analysis of the timing of gunshots and how human tendencies to focus on one thing among many can skew perceptions of time and distance.

On Wednesday, Binger said a new report from Black went way beyond that, but defense attorney Mark Richards said Black would only testify on the admissible subjects and his written report would not be used as evidence.

But first Schröder could decide on Wednesday's defense request for a wrongful trial with prejudice. Rittenhouse attorneys argued that Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger had deliberately tried to fraudulent trial by implying that their client exercised his right to silence after his arrest and by attempting to produce evidence the judge had previously advocated had declared inadmissible.

If Schroeder allowed an impartial trial, Rittenhouse could not be brought to trial again. Other lawyers say he is unlikely to take the case off the jury this late in the trial.

The defense suggested that they could possibly name a few shorter witnesses besides Black, and the state could then produce counter-evidence that would reschedule the case to Friday and postpone deliberations until next week.

Rittenhouse appeared in his own defense on Wednesday, showing emotions at times and even collapsing in the stands.

Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger spent more than an hour urging Rittenhouse why he had his gun with him and what risk he perceived in the crowd.

The questions were repeated many times. Binger focused on Rittenhouse's reasons for taking his AR-15 as he moved through the crowd prior to the shootings, as Rittenhouse had asked if people needed medical care and testified that he intended to put out fires.

Binger tried to argue that Rittenhouse must have taken his gun because he realized he was endangered or unsafe.

"When you decided to take your AR-15 with 30 rounds loaded to the 63rd Street Car Source location, what did you think you needed protection from?" Asked Binger.

"I didn't think I had to protect myself," replied Rittenhouse.

Until 3 p.m., Binger hadn't specifically asked Rittenhouse about the shootings.

Circuit judge Bruce Schroeder once asked Binger to "increase the pace".

"I thought we had dealt with a lot of it before," said Schroder.

Schroeder called for a break after the defense argued that zooming in on a video on an iPad would change the image. Prosecutors wanted to "pinch in" a drone video and zoom in to get a better view of the image.

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Tory MP who said Marcus Rashford should keep his main job ... has a second job

In a private message to colleagues after England lost in the Euro 2020 final, Ms. Elphicke said: "Would it be rude to say that Rashford should have spent more time perfecting his game and less time on politics?" (Author: Gardener)

The Tory MP, who said Marcus Rashford should stick with football rather than "playing politics," has a second job, the MP's register of financial interests shows. Dover Conservative MP Natalie Elphicke sparked public outrage in July after reprimanding the Manchester United player for missing a penalty in the Euro 2020 final, his position on free school meals. Rashford was one of three English players who missed penalties in the team's first grand final since the 1966 World Cup and presented victory to Italy. In a private message to colleagues after England's defeat, Ms. Elphicke said: "You have lost - it would be rude to say Rashford should have spent more time perfecting his game and less time on politics." however, has spent a lot of time outside of her main job. The conservative backbencher earns £ 36,000 in her role as Chair of the New Homes Quality Board (NHQB), an independent regulator for new homes, on top of her parliamentary wage of £ 82,000. Rashford has run several high profile campaigns over the past year calling for free coupons for school lunches and receiving an MBE on Wednesday for his work helping vulnerable children during the Covid-19 crisis. The footballer forced the government to make two U-turns on the issue, with the Prime Minister announcing in November last year that he would be giving free school lunch vouchers to children from low-income families during the school holidays in England. Ms. Elphicke later apologized for the news, saying she regretted her "hasty reaction to Marcus Rashford's missed penalty" and regretted "any indication that he was not fully focused on his football". The MP's Register of Financial Interests shows the MP has spent hundreds of hours working outside her parliamentary office since her December 2019 election and had a second job by the time she briefed colleagues about Rashford. Ms. Elphicke has been chairwoman of the NHQB since May last year. Ms. Elphicke worked 150 hours for the watch dog between her appointment as chairman in May 2020 and December last year. Since then, she has increased her weekly commitment to this role and next year she will work around 416 hours for the body in addition to her parliamentary duties. She gets about £ 3,000 a month for about eight hours a week, according to the MP's Register of Financial Interests. Labor vice-chair Angela Rayner said to i: “Marcus Rashford is the pride of Manchester and he doesn't need permission from anyone to do his wonderful job. “Boris Johnson has to decide whether his MPs are MPs who represent their constituents, or whether they are advisors and advisors who work for private interests and pay them. “It is time for the Prime Minister to come out of hiding. The Prime Minister said earlier this week that MPs would be penalized if they prioritize work that interferes with their duties to voters after it was discovered that Sir Geoffrey Cox, the former attorney general, has spent 10,700 hours as a lawyer since his election as MP in 2005 has worked. MPs are allowed to have part-time jobs during their term of office, as long as their field work does not violate lobbying rules or interfere with their role in the House of Commons. More than 200 MPs received income in addition to their annual salary of £ 82,000 last year, according to the MPs Register of Financial Interests.


15 Coronation Street spoilers for next week

New spoilers on Coronation Street as Kelly faces a new ordeal, Aadi struggles to help his friend, and Lily's life could depend on Sam speaking. (Author: Gardener)

Next week, Lily will be in horror on Coronation Street while Kelly puts herself in danger. Meanwhile, Debbie tries to save Faye. Nick tells Sam they are going to move back into the apartment, but they run into David and Max on the way to Victoria Court. Sam is upset when Max insensitively comments on Natasha's death and Nick is furious. Leanne assures Nick that they can help Sam with his grief and later encourages him to write down some happy memories of Natasha to keep in a jar. When Summer is helping Max with his science project, he reveals to her that he was working on a short film during his time. David is delighted with the positive impact Summer seems to have had on Max. However, it doesn't take long for Max to master his old tricks when he uploads his movie online: a documentary about the sewer collapse and a conspiracy linking the deaths of Johnny and Natasha. Summer, Roy, and Nina are horrified to see the video, and Summer demands that Max remove the video for Sam's sake. Nick reveals to David his plan to get Sam interested in his telescope again and accepts Max's suggestion that he and Lily help. Sam's excitement about his telescope turns to disappointment when he realizes that Max and Lily will come with him. Will Sam be able to save Lily when no one else is around? Nick complements David in Max's short film, and David is furious about his son's insensitivity. He lies down in Max and orders him to hand over his phone, as one obviously cannot entrust him with that. David staggers when Max attacks him and storms upstairs to his room. Kelly and Amy meet and while Amy is not looking, Kelly steals her cell phone. However, when Amy's phone rings from Kelly's pocket, Kelly is caught red-handed. Meanwhile, Aadi reveals to Dev that he is ready to return home - but only on condition that Dev allows Kelly to stay. Imran and Aadi go to Kelly's apartment only to find their belongings are gone. Scared and alone, Kelly tries to sleep in a shop door. Kelly receives a call from Imran, but when she tries to answer, her battery runs out. Kelly is rescued by another hotel guest, Alan, who tells Kelly that she is welcome in his room anytime. Kelly returns to the shop door only to find her things stolen. Kelly tries to call Aadi, but he misses her call. Desperate Kelly knocks on Alan's bedroom door. Kelly eventually contacts Aadi and is relieved when he tells her that she can move into number 7. However, Kelly overhears Asha insists that Kelly is not welcome on the streets after everything she's done. Kelly calls Aadi and pretends to stay with her mother instead, but Aadi is suspicious of the speed of processing. Kelly meets Stu while she is looking for food, and he offers to show her where to get a decent meal for free. Meanwhile, Toyah and Imran are relieved to learn from Aadi that Kelly is safe with her mother. Stu later reveals his part in Corey's arrest, but Kelly does not reveal anything about her involvement in the case. When Daniel's childminder abandons him, Jenny suggests that Daisy could help instead. Concerned about Daisy's behavior, Adam warns Daniel that Daisy is using Bertie to improve her social media profile. Daniel brushes aside Adam's concerns and instead tells Daisy that he hopes they can spend more time together. Jenny is shocked to be told that she is the sole beneficiary of Johnny's will and that she has been left with £ 20,000. Jenny admits that she doesn't make Johnny's money and scolds Daisy drunk, suggesting that Daisy wants Johnny's money herself - and that from Daniel. Later in the week, Carla complains that she was expelled Nina from Johnny's will and is quickly chastened by Roy. Daisy feels hurt after Jenny's outburst, and Daniel tries to reassure her that Jenny only left out because she was drinking - but suggests that it might be a good idea to keep their romance a secret for a while. Daisy later reveals to Jenny that she and Daniel broke up, which leads Jenny to pair Daisy with Ashley, a new player for Weatherfield County. Fiz and Phill come to Tyrone's rescue, and later Tyrone learns from Fiz that Isla has a reputation for dating other men behind her husband's back. While Faye is still behind bars, Tim pays her a visit and later expresses his concerns about her welfare to Sally. Sally suggests that Debbie visit Ray in prison in the hopes that he could confess to the sexual assault. Debbie pays Ray a visit to the jail, revealing that she knows he paid Colin to build the sinkhole in the Platts Garden, and as a result Ray is guilty of manslaughter in Johnny's death. She gives Ray an ultimatum: she either pleads guilty of sexual assault or she will tell the police about his involvement in Johnny's death. Roy brings Sally, Maria and Nina together, and after showing them Max's tasteless video, Roy thinks they have to do something positive to heal the community after a few dark weeks.


New Zealand stuns shocked England and reaches the final of the T20 World Cup

Redemption for the Black Caps ... (Author: Gardener)

New Zealand stunned England to advance to the T20 World Cup final. In the first semi-final in Abu Dhabi, Moeen Ali's 51 non-failed England, the reigning champions in 50-over cricket, led to 166-4 of their 20 overs. Dawid Malan (41), Jos Buttler (29) and Liam Livingstone (17) also contributed when England, number 1 in the world, scored 99 out of the last ten overs after a difficult start. The impressive Chris Woakes picked up two early wickets and a fantastic spell from Livingstone (2-22) left New Zealand to slip to 107-4 in the 16th round. England seemed headed for victory and another grand final at the time - with the Black Caps taking 57 from the last four overs - but Kane Williamson's side stormed back in a thrilling chase through Jimmy Neesham and Daryl Mitchell. New Zealand stunned England by reaching the T20 World Cup final Neesham (27 of 11) shot three sixes and put Chris Jordan in a decisive 17. Daryl Mitchell took the winning runs, landing 72 of 47 balls (Image: Getty). Test winner at the beginning of the year. Seasoned pace bowlers Tim Southee and Trent Boult produced three muted overs before Boult's second over hit 16. Moeen Ali led England to 166-4 in Abu Dhabi (Image: Getty) Buttler beat Mitchell Santner brilliantly for his fourth limit, but the same shot led to his downfall when Ish Sodhi slid through one and imprisoned England star LBW. Part-time wicketkeeper Devon Conway dropped a tough chance to remove Malan but New Zealand still took control during the middle overs, with England going 67-2 at halftime. Malan, who until last week was the top ranked T20 batsman in the world, produced his iconic cover drive to great effect, reaching four limits when England at the end of the 13th Liam Livingstone produced a cameo with the bat before joining starring the ball (Image: Getty) England added another 20 from the last two overs to make a competitive 166-4, with Moeen bringing in his first World Cup fifty and ending up unbeaten with 37 balls. Woakes was brilliant with the new ball for England, recovering from his first delivery flying to the border to strike with his third ball, sacking the dangerous Martin Guptill, who famously ran out of the last ball of the 2019 World Cup final . New Zealand bounced back towards the end of the power play - Conway and Mitchell both found the limit - but stumbled 36-2 after six overs. Conway and Mitchell were still on goal at halftime, but the New Zealand innings lacked momentum as it took the Black Caps 109 to win from the last ten overs. England's standards slipped for a two-over period when Mark Wood's 11th went for 15 and Rashid was hit for a maximum, but Livingstone stumbled Conway at 46 as the run rate required was over 11. New Zealand hit 107-3 after 15 overs - England were 110-3 at the same time - but they were dealt a blow when Livingstone cut in with another huge wicket to sack Glenn Phillips, the part-time bowler 2:22 off completed four overs. But just as it slid off New Zealand, Neesham beat English sailor Jordan for three limits - including two sixes - in an overpriced 23, the most expensive of England's T20 World Cup campaign. The momentum was solid with New Zealand and 34 out of 18 turned to 20 out of 12 when Mitchell started finding the center of the bat and woakes in 19. Another frontier from Mitchell led the Black Caps to a five-wicket win with one Over to save. New Zealand made an extraordinary comeback to knock out the 2010 champions and 2016 runners-up England.


How Arrigo Sacchi's AC Milan became immortals thanks to the Belgrade fog

In an exclusive interview with Sky Sports, Graziano Mannari reveals the inside story of the Night in the Fog of Belgrade, which brought Arrigo Sacchi's AC Milan to immortals (Author: Gardener)

When AC Milan defeated Benfica in 1990 and won the European Cup again, nobody could have guessed that it would be 27 years before another club would keep the cup. Even so, it was already clear that this was one of the game's greatest sides.

Milan had world-class defenders in Franco Baresi and Paolo Maldini. They had a trio of famous Dutchmen led by the bossy Marco van Basten. And it was all made by Arrigo Sacchi, the former shoe salesman who helped change the game.

"Our style of play was completely different," former striker Graziano Mannari told Sky Sports.

"Before Arrigo Sacchi, Italian football was about great defenses and counterattacks. That was football in Italy. With Arrigo we started to press in their half. It was an absolute innovation. He taught us how to play as a team. " He was a great man, a great innovator.

"It wasn't until later that I realized that not every coach is like him because he was my first."

Mannari wasn't the most famous name on Milan's squad, although he remains a popular figure with fans remembering his two goals against Juventus. In his own way, he was a symbol of Sacchi's football because of the way he played.

"Sacchi didn't know much about the young players so he asked Franco Baresi and the other older players to tell him about some of the younger players. They told him to take me because they could never catch me during training. He called me when I was 18. " .

"I was sometimes chosen to play in place of the other strikers just because I was very good at pressing. I was quick and had good timing so it wasn't difficult for me."

Mannari could conclude - "before Sacchi, I would follow the ball and chase it" - but under this autocratic new manager determined to introduce a sportier game, he learned the nuances of pressing that would become too much for the opposition.

“What Sacchi did so well was that he showed us how to do it right with the right timing. If you're just walking yourself, you're the piggy in the middle. When you run with others it is very difficult for the resistance to pass this first line.

“That was the innovation, organized pressing.

"Nobody did it back then. I don't remember playing against someone who was as organized as we were. When I think of [Johan] Cruyff and [Johan] Neeskens' Ajax team in the 1970s, they were very organized, but they were organized in the possession of football.

"I've never seen a team in possession of the ball that did the same as the Sacchi team."

It gave them an edge, enough for Sacchi to take Milan to the league title in 1988 after being relegated since their last win nearly a decade earlier. By pushing himself up and denying space to the acclaimed Serie A number 10, he was able to turn Milan into a machine.

It was an inspired appointment from Milan's President Silvio Berlusconi, who was impressed with Sacchis Parma last season when they won twice at the San Siro. Even so, the press called him Signor Nessuno, Mister Nobody. And the players agreed.

This was a man who not only had never made it at the highest level, but had never played there either. Sacchi's famous line about a jockey who doesn't have to be a horse is now striking. His lack of experience was a problem at the time to convince these stars to trust him.

"It was difficult at first because while the players were used to playing zone markers, the zone marker we played was very slow with no pressing.

"When he came from Parma and told the big players they had to do it differently, it was difficult. He showed videos of other players who weren't as good as them. Everyone just looked at him. It can be difficult." for an innovator. It wasn't a good feeling. "

Milan went into the winter break in fourth and never lost again. The mood has changed.

"When they found that they were winning games by playing his system and following his instructions, they began to amuse themselves and have fun.

"That's when they realized how good the man's ideas were."

Sacchi won Serie A only once, the competition was tough back then. But it is defined by its conquest of Europe, not once, but twice. This first success culminated in the 4-0 demolition of Steaua Bucharest in the European Cup final in 1989, a victory that was never surpassed.

Perhaps the most famous win along the way was Real Madrid's 5-0 win in the second leg of the semi-finals in front of 73,000 fans at San Siro with five different goalscorers. It was a symbolic transfer of power. The old kings make way for the new.

But without the events of November 1988 in Belgrade, none of these time-defining moments would have been possible. Milan might not have competed, let alone won, the following season if the fog hadn't come to their rescue that night.

Sacchi's side had one goal and one man fewer against Crvena Zvezda, better known as the Red Star, when the game ended in the second half when the referee had to abandon proceedings. A repetition of 90 minutes was planned for the next day, the score was reset.

Milan won that on penalties. The rest is history.

Red Star captain Dragan Stojkovic said the great Milan squad "was born in the mist of Belgrade" while Milan's director Adriano Galliani is still joking with him that they owe the weather conditions that night for all that followed.

"That was the toughest team we played against," said Mannari. "I'm not saying this to take something away from Real Madrid, but this was the hardest part for us.

"We won the European Cup there in Belgrade."

While Mannari admits that "it was very controversial," few deny the fact that the game could not have resumed that night.

"I was on the bench in the first game, but we couldn't see anything on the pitch because of the fog," he recalls.

Conditions were so bad that Sacchi had to be told that Dejan Savicevic had given Red Star the lead. They missed the mark. He only found out that Pietro Paolo Virdis had been sent off when he turned back to the striker in the locker room and found that he was already fully clothed.

"It was impossible to play, we just heard the voices of the fans screaming there was a goal and it was 1-0 for them. It was surreal. Then the referee stopped the game. We didn't know that. " We wanted to play the next day. We didn't know anything. "

If Milan's superior athleticism was an advantage since the game was played again so soon after, and given the energy Red Star was expending, other factors spoke against it.

The red card for Virdis and a warning for Carlo Ancelotti meant that both were suspended for the second game.

"We didn't know the rules," admits Mannari. "If they had been banned today, they would have played the next day, but it wasn't like that."

Added to this were the circumstances of an intimidating day away in a country that was on the verge of dissolution.

"It was kind of a civil war," he adds. "We never left the hotel. We warmed up there on the morning of the game."

The first game packed almost 100,000 fans in the Marakana, but the second was even louder as the gates were open. The official number was lower, but few believe it. Ruud Gullit calmed the nerves by letting his teammates know that they were here to see Milan.

Alessandro Costacurta replaced Ancelotti. With Virdis suspended and Gullit only fit enough to be among the substitutes, the young Mannari was also put into action. Yugoslav television knew so little about him that his name was misspelled in the team graphic.

"Sacchi told us that evening. It was a little scary. I was 19. We have to play in front of all these people? It was like a war for them. But then I didn't care. My mindset was that I was fast and they couldn't catch up with me, I just wanted to play.

"I remember it was very cold when we warmed up. We did a couple of sprints. Costacurta teased me. He said: 'Graziano, you are not that fast today.' He did it on purpose.

“After that I relaxed and everything was fine. Anything except that I could have scored two or three goals. It was impossible to score at the time. Even when the ball went in, the referee said no - and it was a meter. ”One and a half inside. It was a nightmare. "

A trauma occurred at halftime. Roberto Donadoni had been involved in an altercation with Red Star left-back Goran Vasilijevic in which the Milan midfielder swallowed his tongue. A physical therapist had to break his jaw to clear his airway so he could breathe again.

"It seemed like he was dead on the square."

There were tears in the locker room, but there was also determination.

"The big players like Baresi and Van Basten gave us the belief that we could do it, we were better. Then everyone believes. When we went to the penalty shootout, we weren't afraid. Everyone believed."

Mannari had been made off in the final minutes and replaced by another youngster, Massimiliano Cappellini, to take a penalty. The plan soon changed.

"Then Frank Rijkaard said to Sacchi: 'No, don't destroy him, let me take the penalty'. Sacchi said: 'But you never take penalties.' can take it. Cappellini is 17 'so he's a great guy. "

"Everything worked out," says Mannari.

“There were so many good characters. Each of them helped us, helped us when we needed it, and yelled at us when we needed it. The feeling that it is a real team, it was really amazing. I think it would be hard to find so many champions together. "

Milan conceded just one more goal in their remaining five games when they won the European Cup - the stories of their legendary defense. There were the training sessions in which the back four tried to keep up to 10 attackers away.

"Baresi was a giant, very fast, very technical. If you wanted to beat Maldini you had to get past him three times because he would always come back. I think they are the two best defenders of all time. Training the games were a lot easier."

Knee injuries hampered Mannari's progress. But he remains a child of Milan, having worked for many years in their coaching schools around the world.

"I was basically born there with the ideas of Milan," he adds.

"Obviously I haven't seen all the great teams. Later there was Barcelona. But this team from Milan was one of the best. Although I haven't played many games, the fans remember me. I could have done more, but I should have done." can." fewer. I am proud to have contributed a small part. "

He is not alone. Mannari notes that many of Sacchi's team were successful coaches, with Rijkaard and Ancelotti even winning the Champions League.

"You had that impression of him, I think," he says.

But the man himself saw his own coaching career fizzling out in his 40s.

Why didn't one of the game's great innovators keep it?

"He used to live for football, he just watched videos 24 hours a day. He was one of the first to do the scouting and tactical analysis on paper, not on the computer, as is now the case. One of his employees was in the stands. " Counting the passes He was a real innovator.

"That 24-hour, full-time thinking about football has worn him out, I think. You can only do that for a short time. But even now he's analyzing the game in a great way. Maybe he won't be there." Space, but he's still a genius. It's an encyclopedia of football. "

His legacy is also assured.

Thanks in part to those strange nights in Belgrade.

"That was it," says Mannari.

"That was the game that changed everything for us."