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Tanzania politician says he wants to launch database of married men to crack down on cheating

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The governor of Tanzania’s largest city wants to create a database that tracks married men in the East African region in order to crack down on infidelity and “humiliating” women, he said this week.

Women have been complaining that men are deceiving them by making false promises of marriage, Dar es Salaam regional commissioner Paul Makonda said at a news conference on Monday.

“Our main aim is to relieve pain from these women who are suffering from these cheaters — As a governor, I am not happy to lead women who are sad and heartbroken,” Makonda said, according to The Daily Telegraph.

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“If possible, we will set up a database in the regional commissioner’s office in each region that every man who promises a woman marriage, this should be registered in the database which will allow women to check to see whether the person asking is married,” he explained.

The government-run public database would include all married men’s’ names and photos, but other details of such a database — including its legality — remain unclear.

“I have received a lot of complaints from young women. Many women from Dar es Salaam region have been deceived many times, and they have had enough,” Makonda said, according to The Independent. “These charming men have been promising to marry them, then ditch the women after using them. This is something that is humiliating.”

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“These cunning men have left many women nursing heartbreaks and emotional bruises,” Makonda added. “You’ll find a young man successfully wooing a woman, making her leave every other thing that she does and follows you, hoping that the man will marry her only to realize he is just using her.”

This would not be the first time Makonda has made a controversial suggestion. Last year he called for citizens to start reporting gay people in Tanzania, where same-sex relationships are illegal.

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He said a team of police and other authorities would target gay people, The Guardian reported at the time — but the national government distanced itself from Makonda’s proposal.

“The government of the United Republic of Tanzania would like to clarify that these are [Makonda’s] personal views and not the position of the government,” the foreign affairs ministry had said at the time.

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Tanzania politician says he wants to launch database of married men to crack down on cheating

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The governor of Tanzania’s largest city wants to create a database that tracks married men in the East African region in order to crack down on infidelity and “humiliating” women, he said this week.

Women have been complaining that men are deceiving them by making false promises of marriage, Dar es Salaam regional commissioner Paul Makonda said at a news conference on Monday.

“Our main aim is to relieve pain from these women who are suffering from these cheaters — As a governor, I am not happy to lead women who are sad and heartbroken,” Makonda said, according to The Daily Telegraph.

SOUTH AFRICAN EDUCATION OFFICIALS APOLOGIZES AFTER BACKLASH OVER ‘SEXY READING’ TWEETS

“If possible, we will set up a database in the regional commissioner’s office in each region that every man who promises a woman marriage, this should be registered in the database which will allow women to check to see whether the person asking is married,” he explained.

The government-run public database would include all married men’s’ names and photos, but other details of such a database — including its legality — remain unclear.

“I have received a lot of complaints from young women. Many women from Dar es Salaam region have been deceived many times, and they have had enough,” Makonda said, according to The Independent. “These charming men have been promising to marry them, then ditch the women after using them. This is something that is humiliating.”

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“These cunning men have left many women nursing heartbreaks and emotional bruises,” Makonda added. “You’ll find a young man successfully wooing a woman, making her leave every other thing that she does and follows you, hoping that the man will marry her only to realize he is just using her.”

This would not be the first time Makonda has made a controversial suggestion. Last year he called for citizens to start reporting gay people in Tanzania, where same-sex relationships are illegal.

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He said a team of police and other authorities would target gay people, The Guardian reported at the time — but the national government distanced itself from Makonda’s proposal.

“The government of the United Republic of Tanzania would like to clarify that these are [Makonda’s] personal views and not the position of the government,” the foreign affairs ministry had said at the time.

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Washington state trooper finds driver playing ‘Pokemon Go’ on 8 phones

This driver clearly wanted to catch them all.

Authorities in Washington state said a state trooper who pulled over Tuesday to help what he thought was a disabled vehicle instead found a motorist playing “Pokemon Go” on eight different phones.

Washington State Trooper Rick Johnson said on Twitter the driver was stopped on the shoulder of the eastbound lanes of Highway 518 in Burien, located just south of Seattle.

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Johnson, a spokesman for the patrol, shared a photo of what Sgt. Kyle Smith discovered in the vehicle: a blue foam square with the eight phones lying in special cutouts.

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Washington State Patrol Sgt. Kyle Smith discovered a driver along the side of a highway playing “Pokemon Go” on eight phones on Tuesday, acording to police. (WSP Trooper Rick Johnson)

“Driver agreed to put phones in back seat and continued his commute with eight less distractions,” Johnson said.

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Smith did not issue a ticket because he did not observe the car moving while the driver was using the phones, according to Johnson.

The sergeant, however, did advise the motorist not to stop along the highway shoulder unless there was an emergency.

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South African education official apologizes after backlash over ‘sexy reading’ tweets

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A South African education official has apologized to “sensitive viewers” he may have offended after posting images of scantily clad women in an effort to promote reading.

Department of Basic Education spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga said his actions were a bid to “push the boundary” and encourage reading as an activity for “fun and leisure.”

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“I have noted that one image in particular may have offended sensitive viewers,” Mhlanga wrote on Twitter. “This however, was not the intention and we strongly reject any view to that effect. To those I disappointed and indeed those of you who are offended by the use of the images I apologize.”

Many users were stunned that such images would be used for a reading campaign aimed at young adults and school children. Others said the images were “sexist” and objectify women.

In a series of tweets responding to the backlash, Mhlanga reasoned “contemporary audiences that consume media tend to be open about sex and sexuality.”

Mhlanga said his tweets were part of the department’s “Read to Lead” campaign, aimed at encouraging reading among “young adults and people of school-going age and society in general.”

South Africa was ranked last out of 50 countries in a 2016 literacy study testing primary school students for reading comprehension, Africa’s Mail & Guardian newspaper reported last year.

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Mhlanga said he hopes his campaign gets more people involved in reading.

“We hope this issue will heighten interest in and sustain a conversation about the importance of reading and its significance in human development. Yours in reading,” Mhalgna concluded his apology.

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Minnesota man whose wife died after meth-fueled ‘death party’ is sentenced

The Minnesota man who held a meth-fueled “death party” with his dying wife — during which officials say she died of an overdose — was sentenced on Monday.

Duane Johnson, 59, was initially charged with third-degree murder in the death of Debra Johnson, 69. She was found dead in her home in Searles, a city roughly 100 miles southwest of Minneapolis, in January by first responders who arrived after Johnson called 911 to report her death.

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Duane Johnson, 59, was sentenced to three years in prison for criminal neglect after his wife died following a “death party” the two reportedly held earlier this year. (Brown County Sheriff’s Office)

Investigators found Debra wrapped in a sheet, according to WCCO. Deputies said Johnson claimed his wife begged him to take her out of a nursing home and let her die in their Minnesota home.

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Johnson, who reportedly told authorities he and his dying wife spent several days before her death doing drugs, later negotiated a plea deal that allowed him to plead guilty to criminal neglect.

He was sentenced to three years in prison, but is likely to serve 19 months behind bars before spending the remainder on supervised release, the news outlet reported.

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Iowa driver leads authorities on chase, claims car she was driving was stolen: police

An Iowa woman allegedly fleeing a traffic stop called authorities to report her car had been stolen — but she had been driving it all along.

Rachel Thornburg, 20, was speeding Tuesday on a highway in Clinton, a city roughly 85 miles east of Cedar Rapids, officials said, and a deputy tried to stop her.

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The driver fled, went through a red light, and led police on a chase, the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

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Rachel Thornburg, 20, allegedly told authorities her car was stolen — but it turns out she was driving it all along. (Clinton County Sheriff’s Office)

During that chase, the sheriff’s office received a call from Thornburg claiming she left her keys in her car, and that it had been stolen. The vehicle, she said, was a 1998 grey Buick Century — the same car the deputy was pursuing.

Thornburg allegedly drove into neighboring Scott County, where police tried and failed to use Stop Sticks — a device used to deflate tires. Iowa State Patrol, however, had better luck with the device, and was able to stop the pursuit less than an hour later.

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Authorities took the driver into custody and identified her as the caller who reported her own car missing while leading police on a multi-county chase.

Thornburg was charged with eluding, driving with a suspended license, reckless driving, and speeding.

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Woman seen on video getting Tesla Model 3 chip implanted in arm to start car

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One Tesla owner is hoping she’ll never lose her car key again.

Amie Dansby recently had her Tesla Model 3’s chip implanted in her forearm. The chip unlocks and starts the car.

Dansby, who goes by “Amie DD” online, is a software engineer, programmer and self-described “passionate technologist,” and now she can reportedly start up her wheels in a unique way.

Dansby uploaded a YouTube video on Aug. 8 titled “Tesla Model 3 Chip Install – Warning There is Blood,” during which she is seen going to a body modification studio and having her car’s RFID chip — encapsulated in a biopolymer — inserted in her arm.

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In another video, “Tesla Model 3 Hack,” Dansby describes how she procured the chip from the card, saying she dissolved the keycard in acetone.

This is not Dansby’s first implanted RFID chip, short for radio-frequency identification.

“A few years ago I got this RFID implant in my hand,” she said in video footage, “and it’s just basic access control.”

“If I were to tap my hand to your phone, it would automatically open a browser and go to my webpage,” Dansby explains. “It also works with my front door.”

When she preordered her Tesla Model 3 a few years ago, Dansby said she found out that the keycard was going to use RFID-based technology to unlock and start the car.

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But when she tried to see if she could upload the software off the Tesla keycard, she discovered that she couldn’t write it to the chip already in her hand, Dansby said.

“So it’s pretty secure. Good job, Tesla,” she joked. “So I’m just going to take the chip that I have in my valet card and encapsulate it, and implant that one in my hand.”

Dansby, who is also a 3D printer and avid cosplayer, told The Verge that the chip works but that the range “isn’t the greatest,” and her arm has to be within an inch of the console.

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She posted to Twitter on Monday that her forearm was also swollen following the modification.

“My arm was swollen right after (none of my other chip implants read the first few days). I may have upgrades but unfortunately my body still heals at a human rate,” she wrote.

On Aug. 2, Dansby had posted on Hackaday, where she chronicled her yearlong project to biohack the Tesla keycard, saying that the implant “was a success.”

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“I didn’t even cry! My yearlong Tesla Model 3 bio implant hack project wouldn’t be possible without Amal at vivokey encasing my chip implant in biopolymer and Pineapple to install it safely. My cyberpunk upgrades are complete,” she wrote.

A brand-new Model 3 starts at $39,740, according to Tesla’s website.

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Amazon driver successfully delivers package by throwing it through second-floor window, customer says

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An English woman claims her Amazon package was delivered successfully — by being thrown into her second-floor window.

Claudine McLaren, a 43-year-old who lives in Leicestershire, said she came home Monday to find a delivery note from an Amazon driver letting her know where her package full of lightbulbs was.

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“Put through open window,” the note, published by the BBC, read. McLaren said she found the package, undamaged, upstairs.

“We thought it was hilarious, he must have been confident,” she told the news outlet. “The window is 10 foot up and there’s no evidence he’s used a ladder.”

McLaren commended the delivery employee for the effort, but said she might have “felt differently had the bulbs been broken.”

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A spokesperson for Amazon told Fox News in a statement: “We have very high standards for our delivery partners and expect every package to be handled with care.”

McLaren said she was looking for anyone who might’ve witnessed the event. “It’s quite a public place, someone must have seen him do it. I’d love to find out,” she said.

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LG smart refrigerator used for tweeting by teen whose mom banned electronics

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A teenager who claims her mother took her electronics away seemingly resorted to what might be the last imaginable place to tweet from: a refrigerator.

The plight of 15-year-old Twitter user “Dorothy” was noticed earlier this month after she kept tweeting about how her mom kept taking gadgets away from her, leaving her unable to tweet.

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The account, which appears to function as an Ariana Grande fan page, posted a tweet on Aug. 4 that read: “im leaving forever. my mom took my phone. ill miss u all sm. im crying. goodbye.”

Twitter, which shows where users’ tweets are sent from, showed that the teen’s tweet was sent from a Nintendo 3DS.

But later that day, Dorothy’s mom seemingly noticed her daughter was tweeting from the gaming device, and announced on Twitter her account “will be shut down now.”

Despite her mother’s guidance, the teen did not give up. On Aug. 5, she tweeted from her Wii U — thanking everyone for their support in her quest to tweet, no matter the consequences. In a follow-up tweet from her Wii U, she wrote her mom was at work and she planned to try looking for her phone.

But on Aug. 8, Dorothy’s predicament took another turn. Still without her electronics, the teen resorted to tweeting from her smart fridge.

“I do not know if this is going to tweet I am talking to my fridge what the heck my Mom confiscated all of my electronics again,” she said.

LG Electronics, the company behind the smart fridge, caught wind of Dorothy’s troubles, and tweeted “#FreeDorothy.” The main Twitter account tweeted it, too, describing the teen as “an icon.”

The teen told the Guardian, in a message sent through her cousin’s iPad, that her mom took her electronics away “so I’d pay more attention to my surroundings.”

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“I felt mortified! I was worried because I’ve been bored all summer and Twitter passes the time for me.”

It wasn’t clear when “Dorothy” would be allowed back on social media. In response to the Guardian asking how long she’d be grounded for, Dorothy said: “I may be late to reply, as it is difficult to find something to use Twitter.”

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‘Vaginal steaming’ leaves woman with second-degree burn: report

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Talk about a hot mess.

A woman who attempted so-called “vaginal steaming” suffered a second-degree burn, according to a case report in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Canada.

The 62-year-old woman, who was not named in the report, tried the method “in an attempt to reduce vaginal prolapse.” Vaginal prolapse, per eMedicineHealth, “is a condition in which structures such as the uterus, rectum, bladder, urethra, small bowel, or the vagina itself may begin to prolapse, or fall out of their normal positions.”

The woman reportedly attempted vaginal steaming — the process of getting hot steam into one’s vagina —  after a doctor who was treating her vaginal prolapse recommended surgery for the condition, according to the report, as cited by Forbes.

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A traditional Chinese doctor purportedly recommended the woman try vaginal steaming, telling the woman to prepare a “pan of boiling water mixed with herbal medicine and put this pan on the rim of her toilet bowl,” per Forbes.

She then sat over the steam for roughly 20 minutes, doing this each day for a series of days. Later, after noticing she had bloody discharge, the woman went to an emergency room. Doctors there reportedly told her she had a second-degree burn on the lining of her cervix and vagina, which was causing the bleeding.

Surprisingly, the woman did not feel any pain, according to the report, which noted she was told to apply Polysporin antibiotic ointment and wrap the affected area in gauze.

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There’s no scientific evidence that vaginal steaming — which gained popularity after actress Gwyneth Paltrow endorsed it on her website, Goop.com, in 2015 — helps with any condition, per Healthline.

In fact, since the vagina self-cleans, the process of steaming might cause the growth of unwanted bacteria that could result in yeast infections and other vaginal woes.

“Vaginal skin is delicate, sensitive, and easily traumatized. Using it as target practice for a plume of warm steam may cause vaginal burns or scalding,” Healthline added.

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