A Palm Beach County middle school teacher has been suspended after school district officials found she used hand sanitizer to wash out the mouth of a student who was talking too loud in her class.Guyette Duhart was ordered a 10-day suspension without pay by the Palm Beach County school board. Officials say she will try to appeal the suspension.The student told administrators at Polo Park Middle School in Wellington that Duhart told him he needed to have his mouth washed out with soap. Duhart admitted to school investigators that she put the hand sanitizer near the student’s mouth but said that he grabbed the bottle and pumped it into his own mouth, the Palm Beach Post reported.The student rushed out of the classroom after the incident.School investigators said six students told Palm Beach County school district officials that the teacher grabbed a bottle of hand sanitizer and pumped it into the student’s mouth.Duhart did not respond to messages seeking comment.
Officials in California say inmates at one jail found a way to infect themselves with the Coronavirus in an attempt to receive early release.Staff at the North County Correctional Facility say they became concerned when within two weeks, 30 inmates suddenly became ill with COVID-19 despite the facility’s special measures to prevent a potential outbreak.While many other facilities reported several cases of the virus, the North County Correctional Facility says their methods have kept the facility free of the virus up until mid – April.Authorities say they reviewed surveillance video of interactions between the inmates to make sure that they were all wearing their masks and practicing distance measures within general population times.That’s when they discovered the scheme two groups of inmates put together in attempt to get early release.Officials says several inmates were seen drinking from the same cup, while another group passed around a mask in attempt to transfer the virus to themselves. 21 inmates became sick from the water cup incident and 9 inmates became sick from the mask incident.Authorities say none of the inmates have admitted to the scheme, however, they believe that the inmates thought that if they became ill with the virus, they would be released.While 30 inmates have tested positive for the virus, most of the inmates had little to no symptoms and no fatalities were reported according to staff members.Assistant Sheriff of Custody Operations Bruce Chase, says that they need to do a better job at educating both their deputies and the inmates about the dangers of their actions:“We’re responsible for their care,” Chase said. ” That includes protecting them from themselves.”
Lancashire’s Gill Nutter and Clare Seddon are the new England Golf women’s North Region foursomes champions. The pair, from Formby Ladies, fought back from three down to win the title with a 2/1 victory over Fiona Stoddard and Didi Powers of Moortown, Yorkshire. The event was held at Alwoodley, Yorkshire. It’s the second year in succession that a Lancashire pair have won this title, following last year’s success of Chris Stokes and Sophie Lamb of Clitheroe. The event is open to players from Cheshire, Cumbria, Durham, Lancashire, Northumberland and Yorkshire. Results: Challenge Cups Winners: Gill Nutter & Clare Seddon (Formby Ladies) Runners-up: Fiona Stoddard & Didi Powers (Moortown) Semi Finalists: Susan Ridyard & Pat Harrison (Otley) Elizabeth Burns & Maggie Ayers (Penwortham/Ashton & Lea) Stableford 34 pts Joan Lee & Carol Dudley (Woodsome Hall) 33 Gill Travers & Hilary Taylor (Crosland Heath); Jan Keelan & Alison Lancashire (Childwall) Stableford team event 70 pts Jayne Helliwell, Linda Randerson, Sharon Bayton, (Bingley St Ives) and Cheryl Brown (Keighley) 60 pts Beryl Pickering, Ann Spencer, Glenys Smaer, Anne Weston (Moortown) Caption: Clare Seddon and Gill Nutter, pictured before the final. 18 Apr 2013 Lancashire pair win Northern foursomes
It will be celebration time next week when the PING women’s fourball betterball tournament marks its 10th anniversary.The Plate and Grand Finals take place on Monday and Tuesday, September 7 and 8 respectively, at PING’s own Gainsborough Golf Club in Lincolnshire. Each day, 50 pairs will compete for the titles, continuing a success story which began in 2006.The tournament, which is run by England Golf, was an instant hit when it was launched and thousands of players from 800 clubs grabbed an opportunity to play an unusual format for women.Over the past decade the tournament has become one of the highlights of the calendar and became so popular that the Plate Final was added to the Grand Final in 2009.This year, 846 clubs took part by running qualifying rounds and the 50 pairs who reached the Grand Final mostly scored 44 points or better, with just four claiming their place with 43 points. The remaining 37 clubs with 43 points and 13 clubs with 42 points successfully qualified for the Plate Final. The ballots for both finals were decided on countback.The tournament is an event which combines competition with friendship and club spirit. Most finalists arrive in their club colours and pairings have featured mothers and daughters, in-laws, sisters, twins – and a pair whose surnames were Duck and Mallard.There’s been players as young as 12, as well as competitors at the other end of the age spectrum. One pair brought their own fan club –an entourage of nine supporters from their proud club, bearing a large, home-made banner.The players represent all abilities, with high handicappers and low, internationals and very new golfers, county players and former professionals. One finalist played when she was 37-weeks pregnant and, twice, competitors were so determined to take part that they played solo when injury or illness forced their partners to call off.Finalists have also faced some interesting hazards, such as the time when a deer chewed a competitor’s ball!The rewards for reaching one of the finals include a fabulous goodie bag, great prizes and a lovely lunch. The most-common word at registration is ‘Wow!’ and when one competitor signed in for last year’s Grand Final she asked the organiser: “Can I kiss you now? It’s Christmas come early!”Click here for championship webpageCaption: 2014 Grand Final winners Sheila Mcdonald (left) and Pam Wiseley (Image © Leaderboard Photography)PAST WINNERSGRAND FINAL2014 Pam Wiseley & Sheila Mcdonald – Houldsworth, Cheshire2013 Denise Page & Sarah Dawson – Willow Valley, Yorkshire2012 Rita Towler & Dorothy Scholes – Harwood, Lancashire2011 Laura Harrison & Abbie Spence – Hobson, Co Durham2010 Cath Rawthore & Hilary Tarleton – Sale, Cheshire2009 Sue Elliott & Rachael Thomas – Henbury, Gloucestershire2008 Bridget Moore & Jenny Readman- Meon Valley, Hampshire2007 Cynthia Hollingsworth & Megan Ball – Colne Valley, Essex2006 Shirley Kay & Jenny Knight – Matlock, DerbyshirePLATE FINAL2014 Sian Mansey & Carol Simpson – Horsley Lodge, Derbyshire2013 Karen Hughes & Elaine Ducker – Cottingham, Yorkshire2012 Ros Ford & Sarah Gotts – Cretingham, Suffolk2011 Philippa Mason & Samantha Reagan – Shooters Hill, Kent2010 Ruth Coleby & Linda Young – Penrith, Cumbria2009 Lilias Adamson & Sue Pearson – Ely City, Cambridgeshire 2 Sep 2015 PING women’s tournament marks its 10th anniversary
Tags: England teams, Somerset, Yorkshire Ben Schmidt and Mimi Rhodes flew the flag for England as they claimed brilliant victories in the Justin Rose Telegraph Junior Golf Championship at Quinta do Lago.England Men’s squad player Schmidt has already described 2019 as being ‘crazy’ after winning both the Brabazon and Carris trophies.This week in Portugal, the year became a little bit crazier for the 17-year-old as he claimed a stunning 15-shot victory over the rest of the field in the boys’ event.An opening round of 68 was followed by two consecutive scores of 69 as he finished on 10-under par – the only player in the competition to finish the week in red numbers.Fellow England golf squad member Max Hopkins was tied for second alongside Ireland’s Aaron Marshall.Yorkshire’s Schmidt impressed host and former US Open champion Rose with his performance over the week – even winning the longest drive event in the pre-tournament AM/AM!Rhodes also set the tone for her week by winning the longest drive event for the girls – and followed it up with a brilliant performance during the championship itself.With sister Patience also taking part, Mimi was tied with Scotland’s Carmen Griffiths going into Friday’s play.After rounds of 75 and 77, Somerset’s Rhodes saved the very best until last.An amazing birdie, birdie, eagle finish for the 17-year-old allowed her to storm home in 32 shots.The one-under par round of 71 left rivals trailing in her slipstream and gave her a four-shot margin of victory over Wales’ Darcey Harry.Photograph credit: Getty Images 15 Nov 2019 Ben and Mimi rise to the Rose challenge