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City Notes: Several youngsters injured at nature party

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Several people were injured last weekend at a nature party in the Lehavot Habashan area in the North.
 
Magen David Adom paramedics were called to the party in light of a report that a 20 year old had been pulled out of the water, after nearly drowning in the river next to Pecan Park. Paramedics treated him at the scene before evacuating him to Haifa’s Rambam Medical Center, resuscitating him on the way; he was in serious condition after being anesthetized and ventilated.
 
Four other partygoers also received medical attention: Two young men were in moderate condition due to alcohol poisoning, and two others were lightly injured with bruising. All four were evacuated to Safed’s Ziv Medical Center.
 
Child, 4, nearly drowns in private pool in Caesarea A four-year-old boy almost drowned in a private pool in Caesarea last weekend. MDA call center staff guided members of the boy’s family on how to perform basic resuscitation until paramedics arrived.
 
The child’s heartbeat returned and he was then taken to the Rambam Medical Center, where he was anesthetized and ventilated.
 
Police said the boy’s family had rented a vacation home over the weekend and he had allegedly almost drowned after being left unattended. Police from the Hadera station launched an investigation into the incident.
 
Channel 2 quoted MDA paramedic Eliran Fox as saying: “When we arrived we saw a boy lying on the sidewalk at the entrance to the house, and his father resuscitating him. We immediately provided him with medical care including anesthesia and artificial respiration. We evacuated him in serious condition to Rambam Medical Center, while providing him with medical care on the way.”
 
CENTER Street in Rishon Lezion to be named after Noah Mozes The Naming Committee in Rishon Lezion has approved a request to name a street in the city after the late Noah Mozes, a newspaper publisher and the first managing editor of Yediot Aharonot, according to the Local website.
 
The chosen street is located in an area where a new building is set to be erected for Yediot Aharonot; some 2,500 employees will work from the new building.
 
Mozes became the managing editor of the newspaper in 1939, and continued working in this position until he died in a car accident in 1985 at the age of 73.
 
Car bomb explodes in Petah Tikva; none hurt A vehicle exploded in Petah Tikva on Wednesday night after an explosive device was detonated beneath it. No injuries were reported.
 
Police arrived on the scene to investigate the incident.
 
4 construction workers seriously hurt in fall at Tel Aviv building site Four construction workers were seriously injured at a building site on Fireberg Street in central Tel Aviv on Sunday, when an elevator collapsed and they fell from a great height.
 
MDA paramedics were called to the scene to treat the wounded workers.
 
SOUTH Cornerstone laid for Jusidman Science Center for Youth project at BGU A cornerstone-laying ceremony for the NIS 30 million Jusidman Science Center for Youth was heldSunday.
 
In attendance were Daniel Jusidman of Mexico and his family, after whom the center will be named; Rashi Foundation director-general Itzik Turgeman; Ben-Gurion University president Prof. Rivka Carmi; Beersheba Mayor Ruvik Danilovich; and Education Ministry Southern District head Amira Haim.
 
The center is expected to be completed in a year and a half, and is a joint initiative of the Rashi Foundation, Education Ministry and Beersheba Municipality, on the premise the science center will aid the development of the South, with the support of the Daniel Foundation and BGU.
 
The building will stand next to the Kreitman Building and the Aliya Gate on the Marcus Family Campus, and will include engineering and life sciences laboratories, classrooms, an auditorium and a special classroom for experiments on the roof of the building.
 
In a speech at the ceremony, Carmi said that building the center is an expression of BGU’s longterm commitment and contribution to improving science education, the development of excellence among youth and making higher education accessible to all of the socioeconomic levels of the South’s population.
 
Turgeman remarked: “Creating the center in the South reflects the importance the foundation ascribes to developing scientific and technological excellence amongst youth in Beersheba, the Negev and all across Israel. This structure is another link in the chain of activities that the foundation has undertaken to develop science, including dedicating a new sciences building at Tel Hai College last week, and in the South, the creation of the Carasso Science Park, running the Ilan Ramon Center and the additional activities of MadaDarom for children and youth of all ages.”
 
The mayor described the initiative as “true investment in the human capital of the Negev. It is the right investment and secures the future of Israel.”
 
Haim asserted that the center would provide equal opportunities for Negev youth and would be the basis of a new community of excellent teachers.
 
Jusidman stated that their focus has become educational projects, and of all of the nine projects in which they are involved philanthropically in Israel, this is the one they are most excited about.
 
“It is the most complex and requires the most coordination of various elements. It is bricks and mortar but we also found great people to run it. It is a great concept and we have the best partners,” he added.




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