ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 17: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines leads his team onto the field before the college football game against the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Any Michigan fans worried about Jim Harbaugh possibly leaving for the NFL?Don’t be, according to some current Wolverine players.A number of current UM players told reporters this afternoon that Harbaugh reassured the team this week he will not be leaving Ann Arbor.Dymonte Thomas said Harbaugh told the team yesterday he’s not leaving for any job— Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) December 13, 2016Erik Magnuson says Jim Harbaugh talked to the team the other day: ‘He said he ain’t going nowhere.’— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) December 13, 2016So does this put an end to any Harbaugh-to-the-NFL speculation? Of course not, not at least until every NFL coaching vacancy is filled this off-season.Still, the indications continue to be that he is planning on being at his alma mater for a long time.
The G8 agreed to strengthen the global network for surveillance and monitoring of infectious diseases, including improving transparency by all countries in sharing information, and also renewed its support to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, along with various other specific health goals, WHO said in a news release.“Today the G8 spoke together on the essential need to tackle infectious diseases, because of their health, social, security and economic impacts,” said Dr. Anders Nordström, acting Director-General of the WHO. “The commitments are detailed and specific, and represent another step forward in G8 leadership on public health.”Dr. Nordström led a senior WHO team at the Summit to discuss the issue of infectious diseases with G8 leaders, underscoring several priorities, including the need to sustain political and financial momentum for scaling up against the major infectious diseases and also the need to manage new disease outbreaks and threats – including a potential pandemic influenza outbreak.The G8’s commitment to tackling infectious diseases was included in a 12-page health outcome document that covered key issues, including surveillance, a possible human influenza pandemic, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, polio, measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases, and access to prevention, treatment and care.The Russian Federation carried on the G8 tradition of supporting polio eradication by committing $18 million to the programme, as did the United Kingdom in Gleneagles at last year’s Summit.Also at the G8 Summit today, the head of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) appealed for more international assistance for education efforts in developing countries, particularly in Africa.“There are over 100 million children out of school in the world today, around 18 per cent of the total of school-age children. However, it is very serious in sub-Saharan Africa: almost 50 per cent of primary school-age children in West and Central Africa are out of school and more than one-third in Eastern and Southern Africa,” said UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura.The G8 education document, adopted on Sunday, among other provisions welcomed UNESCO’s efforts to finalize a Global Action Plan to achieve international education goals and to provide a framework for coordinated and complementary action by multilateral aid agencies in carrying out efforts in countries.