ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 22: Fans watch a Michigan Wolverines flag after a score against the Illinois Fighting Illini on October 22, 2016 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***Don Brown is heading into his fourth season as defensive coordinator for the Michigan Wolverines. After guiding the defense to a top 20 ranking in each of the last two years, the school has decided to give him a big new deal.According to the Detroit Free Press, Brown is receiving a new contract with the team worth upwards of $4.9 million. Per the report, he will receive over $1 million per year with $500,000 or more in retention bonuses each year after.On top of all of that, Brown is subject to multiple bonuses depending on how high the defense ranks and how many wins the team gets each year. He could earn up to $300,000 per year alone based on win totals.In the past three years, Brown’s defenses have ranked 16th (2018), 13th (2017), and 2nd (2016) in the nation in points allowed. Michigan football’s Don Brown, Ed Warinner have new contracts https://t.co/8FKIdy4To3— Detroit Free Press (@freep) July 3, 2019Brown isn’t the only member of Jim Harbaugh’s staff getting a bonus this year. Offensive line coach Ed Warriner is getting a nice raise as well.Per the report, Warriner has received a two-year contract worth at least $1.35 million before incentives.Brown and Warriner have certainly earned their keep for the majority of their tenures at Michigan, but beating Ohio State and winning the Big Ten is how they’ll truly earn their keep.
The United Nations has welcomed the agreement reached between international negotiators and the Government of Iran as the two parties pave the way for a viable solution on the Gulf country’s nuclear programme and towards possible peace in the region. Describing the deal between Tehran and the so-called ‘E3+3’ as “historic” in a statement earlier this morning, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon applauded all parties for their resolution of the long-standing diplomatic negotiations as “a testament to the value of dialogue.” “I know that an immense amount of work went into this and I admire the determination and the commitment of the negotiators as well as the courage of the leaders who approved the deal that was so painstakingly worked out by their teams in Vienna and elsewhere,” Mr. Ban declared from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where he is currently attending the UN’s Third International Conference on Financing for Development. “I hope, and indeed believe, that this agreement will lead to greater mutual understanding and cooperation on the many serious security challenges in the Middle East.” In addition, the Secretary-General lauded both the ‘E3+3’ – composed of China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States and more commonly labelled as the ‘P5+1’ – and Iran for their “vital contribution” in laying the foundation towards a more peaceful and stable future for both the region and the world. The UN, he concluded, would stand ready “to fully cooperate” with the parties as they proceeded in the implementation of the “historic and important agreement.” Representatives of the P5+1 and the Islamic Republic of Iran at the historic nuclear agreement sealed in Vienna. Credit: UNIS Vienna ‹ › In a similarly toned statement issued in Vienna, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General, Yukiya Amano, also congratulated Iran and the ‘E3+3’ for having reached a positive conclusion to their “many months of tireless negotiations.” As a result of the agreement, the IAEA will now be asked to monitor and verify the nuclear-related measures set out by all parties as part of the UN agency’s ongoing verification process of the Iranian nuclear programme. Among the additional measures the agency has adopted in partnership with Iran and in light of today’s agreement is a ‘Road-map for the Clarification of Past & Present Outstanding Issues regarding Iran’s Nuclear Programme’ which, the Director-General said, would help the IAEA establish “an understanding of the whole picture” concerning Iran’s nuclear issues. The newly created Road-map would require Iran to provide written explanations to the IAEA by 15 August regarding a number of outstanding issues that have yet to be resolved. “I am confident in our ability to do this important work,” Mr. Amano confirmed. “The IAEA stands ready to undertake the necessary monitoring and verification activities when requested.” Against that backdrop, the new UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and international sanctions, Idriss Jazairy, celebrated the deal as the beginning of the end of the strict sanction regime to which Iran has been bound for years – sanctions which also included a number of “additional, unilateral coercive measures decided by a number of States individually or in the framework of various regional organizations.” “The stockpiling of sanctions and unilateral coercive measures against Iran, some of which went well beyond what was required by the Security Council, has had a significant adverse effect on the country’s economy, its population and ultimately on the enjoyment of human rights of the people of Iran, including its right to food, its right to health and its right to development,” the independent expert declared in a press release. In particular, Mr. Jazairy pointed the “indiscriminate character” of measures such as the ban on the use of international interbank financial telecommunications or of measures which ultimately impeded access to medicine and medical treatment. “When a group of diverse targeted unilateral coercive measures converge on the same country, the outcome may become a comprehensive coercive measure,” he concluded, adding that he hoped nuclear agreement was “a vessel of a trend” of things to come. “We are witnesses of the fact that change is possible.”