January 7th, 2014

coffee, hawkeye

Common secular Israeli names

Does anyone have a list (or can anyone come up with a list of) common secular names for adults in Israel? Anything I've found googling combinations of 'common Israeli names' and a year or 'by year' doesn't find much prior to 2002, and most characters who need names are in their thirties (with a few older), so I don't want to accidentally give them names that would be seen as childish.

Most of the characters who need names are Mizrachi, although I don't know how much difference that makes outside of religious communities. There are a few from other backgrounds, though, so feel free to throw anything at me. At this point, I'm getting a little desperate.

If you've got a link that's in Hebrew, that's fine - I can read it well enough, I'm just not good enough to put the search query together.

Anyone got any other ideas of how to find realistic names for age groups in languages/countries where I'm not familiar enough with the culture to know how common/uncommon a name is? I don't want to have to keep bugging various communities any time I come across another new one I need. Something like being able to search facebook by date of birth/country would be amazing, but I can't make facebook give me more than about 10 results, which isn't what you'd call a good sample size :/
Sheryl Nome

Response to a plane crash - UK

Scenario: A plane crashes while on approach to East Midlands Airport in the UK. The plane was meant to be a long haul transatlantic flight from Heathrow, but it declared an emergency and was directed to East Midlands (its runway is the same length as Robin Hood Sheffield/Doncaster Airport's, which boasts it can land an Antonov-225, which is much larger than a transatlantic passenger plane). It crashes in fields about 8 miles/13km northwest of the airport.

1) A quick google search tells me that a Boeing 747 would have about 36,000 gallons of fuel on board at take off, for a transatlantic flight, and I'm guessing that other planes capable of making the same flights would need about that amount. How quickly would he be able to dump enough of this fuel to make a safe landing at East Midlands?

Searches: "fuel for transatlantic flights" (gave me the 36,000 gallons figure) and "how quickly can a Boeing 747 dump fuel" (gave me nothing I understood)

2) At that distance, would the airport send its fire and rescue equipment out to assist Derbyshire Fire Service, or would they stay at the airport unless specifically called in. By road the airport is 12.4 miles by the quickest route (but I doubt an airport fire engine would get over Swarkestone Bridge, never mind the one-lane canal bridge a bit past that), or 18.9m by a more suitable route.

Searches: "who responds to plane crashes uk", "plane crash response" - no mention is made of if airport fire equipment responds to off-airport crashes.

3) The fields are bordered by houses to the north and east, the northern houses being closer to the crash. Would these be evacuated in case of exploding fuel tanks?

4) If the houses aren't evacuated, would assistance from local residents be permitted by authorities? I'm thinking along the lines of shelter, sources of hot water, first aid materials and/or skills, blankets and even just reassuring people.