Reach around 800,000 women with modern, voluntary and safe family planning support every year and avert 6200 maternal deaths. This is an increase from the previous programme which reached 300,000 women a year Reach the most marginalised and vulnerable women in Tanzania including those in refugee camps, youth and people with disabilities Care for victims of sexual violence Strengthen Tanzania’s family planning services so that it ultimately can provide these for its own people, for example by training staff Work to increase the commitment of other donors, and to get the Government of Tanzania to step up its support The UK is providing a family planning package (£55 million) which will scale up family planning services across rural and urban Tanzania, enabling women to safely plan their pregnancies. This will: Work to reform Tanzania’s education system so it can ultimately be self-sustaining Increase the quality of education in all primary and lower secondary schools in Tanzania, including reaching marginalised children such as those with disabilities Support more girls to transition into secondary school, and improve teacher training. Young people in Tanzania will be empowered to take control of their future prosperity through a new package of UK support, the International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt announced today.On her visit to the country Ms Mordaunt unveiled plans for the UK to work in partnership with Tanzania to help harness the potential of young people, who hold the key to unlocking the country’s economic growth.Ms Mordaunt has set out a package of UK support which will help improve the quality of education in every primary and lower secondary school across the country. This includes making sure that girls move on to secondary schools and that disabled children can access education.By giving the next generation the vital education and skills they need for the future, the UK is working with Tanzania to help their economy grow – giving millions of young people the chance to build the future they want to see for their country.Ms Mordaunt also visited a family planning clinic to see how UK aid will be scaling up its provision of modern, voluntary and safe family planning methods. This will enable 800,000 women every year across Tanzania to have greater control over when and how many children they have.The expansion of family planning access will not only prevent 6,200 maternal deaths, but allow women to make the most of their education and opportunities so that they can contribute to the growth of their societies and communities.The International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt said: As Tanzania grows, it’s essential that young people and women are empowered to take control of their lives, education and health, fulfil their potential and play a role in the future prosperity of their country. The resulting economic growth is opening up opportunities for UK business in the country, as we move towards a future of shared prosperity. The next phase of DFID Tanzania’s education programme (£41.6 million) will: Also during her visit, Ms Mordaunt travelled to Dar es Salaam port to see how the UK is sharing expertise to help Tanzania crack down on organised crime and corruption which hold back development. This includes strengthening border posts to prevent trafficking of products from the Illegal Wildlife Trade.Notes to Editors The UK will provide £8 million to share UK expertise to improve Tanzania’s criminal justice and legal systems to help tackle corruption which holds back development.
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “Tough to say. We’ll see,” Bryant said. “So far, I’ve been pretty cool about everything. I’ve been very thankful about everything. I’ve been very happy about everything. It hasn’t really hit me yet. We’ll see if it does.”Ever since making his pending retirement official in late November, Bryant anticipated the finality of his career would eventually strike him. Oh, Bryant has embraced opponents. He has reflected on his 20 NBA seasons that has entailed five league championships and third place on the all-time scoring list. He has waved to the home crowds that always loved him and to the opposing fans that previously booed him. Yet, Bryant maintained he has yet to fully process he will soon stop playing. He believed it has become hard to do since his farewell tour has taken place while he is still playing.So Bryant has said he will stick to his usual pregame routine that will involve resting, icing, stretching and massage therapy. Bryant then plans to report to Staples Center several hours beforehand for more shooting and treatment.During that buildup, Scott conceded he will likely think about coaching and watching Bryant play basketball one last time. Yet, Scott initially sounded skeptical on if he will become teary-eyed.“I can’t. I’m a man’s man,” Scott said. “I’m not going to be crying there and all that. I don’t think.”Moments later, Scott admitted he will likely sit in his office for a prolonged time after the game thinking about Bryant’s career. “I’m going to have so many emotions that will go through my body and through my mind,” Scott said. “Because of him and 20 years I’ve known him. I don’t know what I’m going to do.”Scott had more clarity on how he will handle Bryant for his last game.After nursing major ailments for three consecutive seasons, Bryant logged only 28 minutes per game in the 2015-16 campaign and appeared in 65 out of 81 games. Instead, Scott said Bryant will play an unspecified minutes that could exceed his season-high 37 minutes he played Nov. 20 against Toronto.Scott also plans to play Bryant between 10 minutes to 12 minutes in the first quarter. “When that quarter is over, I’ll talk to him again,” Scott said. “It’ll probably be at halftime when I see how he’s feeling. That will determine the minutes he’ll play in the third quarter and fourth quarter.”Somewhere in between the intrigue surrounding Bryant’s final appearance and the festivities surrounding it, the Lakers have a game to play. The Lakers have struggled to do that for most of the 2015-16 season. They will end with their worst record in franchise history. They will miss the NBA playoffs for the third consecutive year. They will enter the offseason riddled with questions surrounding their future.Hence, Bryant’s farewell tour has provided the Lakers a temporary distraction from those problems.“The fans deserve it. They’re paying a lot of good money for Kobe’s jersey and for the tickets for years and years,” Lakers forward Metta World Peace said. “The NBA got a billion-dollar TV deal and a lot of it had to do with Kobe. He’s a superstar. They deserve to see this.”Scott argued Bryant deserves to see this, too. “His competitive nature and the way he went about his business gained him a lot of respect around the world. This farewell tour was something that was much needed,” Scott said. “He’ll look back and really appreciate the way the fans treated him on the way out.”Before that happens, Bryant will do something that has become so customary for two decades.He will play basketball, try to win and provide a memorable performance.“I feel really excited and very happy, ” Bryant said. “I’m looking forward to lacing them up one more time.” Vivid Seats, a secondary ticket broker, tabbed the median ticket price for Bryant’s last game at $2,100 each.The Lakers recently issued a fraud alert, forewarning fans about the potential dangers of purchasing tickets for Bryant’s last game through third-party vendors. Scott also chuckled when he shared he has refused to grant friends any extra tickets other than the four he already has set aside for family members.“There’s going to be tons of people in the stands and they’re going to be on the streets,” Scott said. “The ones that couldn’t get into the game will be on the streets hoping to get a glimpse of Kobe coming out.”Will those fans see Bryant maintaining the same steely persona that has mostly defined his 20-year NBA career? Or will Bryant show a vulnerable side after projecting his indestructible image for so long? The video tribute will likely play longer. The notable celebrities will likely become larger. The endless cheers will likely sound louder. The private gifts will likely become grander. Yet, as Kobe Bryant has inched closer and closer toward playing his last game in a sport he has forever loved, the Lakers’ 37-year-old star insisted he has avoided becoming emotional about it. He has done so mainly because he has forced himself not to think about that moment.That moment has come. In what Lakers coach Byron Scott predicted is “going to be bananas,” the Lakers (16-65) will host the Utah Jazz (40-41) on Wednesday at Staples Center. That will mark Bryant’s final game and what Scott called “the end of an unbelievable basketball player.” The atmosphere could arguably mirror an NBA Finals game, if not grander.The Team LA story at Staples Center will sell exclusive Bryant merchandise beginning Wednesday morning.
Simon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman looks ahead to Crystal Palace v Sunderland on Monday night, revealing the Eagles are 4/7 for the win, with the struggling Black Cats big outsiders at 11/2.He also discusses Jamie Vardy’s stunning form and says the Leicester striker is 6/4 to score for an 11th successive game, and break Ruud van Nistelrooy’s Premier League record in the process, against Manchester United this weekend.Clare also assesses the title race, and reveals Tottenham are 20/1 to top the table come the end of the campaign following their stunning run of form.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast