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In the district indicated, except for M1-6D Districts, for each square foot of arcade provided on a zoning lot, the total floor area permitted on the zoning lot under the provisions of Section 43-12 (Maximum Floor Area Ratio) may be increased by three square feet. However, the provisions of this Section shall not apply to zoning lots that are both within 100 feet of the western street line of Seventh Avenue and between West 28th and West 30th Streets in the Borough of Manhattan.
No building or other structure shall be erected above ground level in any required yard or rear yard equivalent except as otherwise provided in Section 43-23 (Permitted Obstructions in Required Yards or Rear Yard Equivalents).
In all districts, as indicated, if the front wall or any other portion of a building or other structure is located at the street line or within the initial setback distance as set forth in the table in this Section, the height of such front wall or other portion of a building or other structure, except as otherwise set forth in this Section, shall not exceed the maximum height above curb level set forth in the table. Above such maximum height and beyond the initial setback distance, the building or other structure shall not penetrate the sky exposure plane set forth in the table.
The regulations of this Section shall apply, except as otherwise provided in Sections 43-42 (Permitted Obstructions), 43-44 (Alternate Front Setbacks) or 43-45 (Tower Regulations). In M1-1 Districts, for community facility buildings, the maximum height of a front wall shall be 35 feet or three stories, whichever is less, and the height above the street line shall be 35 feet, and in M1-4 Districts, for community facility buildings, the maximum height of a front wall shall be 60 feet or six stories, whichever is less.
For zoning lots in M1-6 Districts that are both within 100 feet of the western street line of Seventh Avenue and between West 28th and West 30th Streets in the Borough of Manhattan, the following street wall regulations shall apply to street frontages not occupied by a public plaza. The street wall of a building shall be located on the street line and extend along the entire street frontage of the zoning lot up to a minimum height of 125 feet or the height of the building, whichever is less, and a maximum height of 150 feet. Above a height of 150 feet, no portion of a building may penetrate a sky exposure plane except for towers, pursuant to Section 43-45. The sky exposure plane shall begin at a height of 150 feet above the street line and rise over the zoning lot at a slope of 5.6 feet of vertical distance for each foot of horizontal distance on a wide street, and at a slope of 2.7 feet of vertical distance for each foot of horizontal distance on a narrow street. The provisions of Section 43-44 shall not apply. On the ground floor, recesses shall be permitted where required to provide access to the building, provided such recesses do not exceed three feet in depth as measured from the street line. Above the level of the second story, up to 30 percent of the aggregate width of street walls may be recessed beyond the street line. However, no recesses shall be permitted within 20 feet of an adjacent building and within 30 feet of the intersection of two street lines.
In all districts, as indicated, if an open area is provided along the full length of the front lot line with the minimum depth set forth in the following table, the provisions of Section 43-43 (Maximum Height of Front Wall and Required Front Setbacks) shall not apply. The minimum depth of such open area shall be measured perpendicular to the front lot line. However, in such instances, except as otherwise provided in this Section or in Sections 43-42 (Permitted Obstructions) or 43-45 (Tower Regulations), no building or other structure shall penetrate the alternate sky exposure plane set forth in the table in this Section. The sky exposure plane shall be measured from a point above the street line.
9.81 meters per second squared (or more accurately 9.80665 m/s2) is widely accepted among scientists as a working average value for Earth's gravitational pull. This figure is based on a measure of gravity at sea level at a latitude of 45.
Many studies demonstrate the effects of yogic breathing on brain function and physiologic parameters, but the mechanisms have not been clarified. Biological postulations from neurophysiological model of vagus nerve stimulation of yogic breathing propose that SKY causes vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) and exerts numerous autonomic effects including changes in heart rate, improved cognition in Alzheimer's disease, improved bowel function, etc. During SKY, a sequence of breathing techniques of different frequencies, intensities, lengths, and with end-inspiratory and end-expiratory holds creates varied stimuli from multiple visceral afferents, sensory receptors, and baroreceptors. These probably influence diverse fiber group within vagus nerves, which in turn induces physiologic changes in organs, glands, and ascending fibers to thalamic generators, the limbic system, and cortical areas. This may account for rapidity and diversity of SKY effects like experience of calmness and relaxation combined with increased vigilance and attention[3,5,6] (for a detailed description of proposed neurophysiological pathways, see Brown and Gerbarg).
In a study conducted to assess the effects of SKY on lipid profile, pulmonary function, and hemoglobin concentration, significant improvement was found in all pulmonary function parameters in all subjects over a period of 8 days. Thus, SKY may have therapeutic implication in the adjunctive (non-pharmacological) management of cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.
In a subsequent study, significant reductions in blood glucose level, serum total cholesterol, triglycerides, plasma MDA, and lipoperoxidation were observed in type 2 diabetic patients after 4 months of regular SKY practice. The authors suggested a promising potential for SKY as a complementary treatment for patients with diabetes. In a recent study, it was found that SKY practice for 3 and 6 weeks helped an engineering student to overcome examination stress (ES) by improving the lipid profile and hematological parameters.
In the mild hypertensives, SKY practices have shown significant decrease in diastolic blood pressure, serum urea, and plasma MDA adducts as an oxidative stress marker. The pattern of change in most of the study parameters was such that values above normal range were lowered, but values within normal range were unaltered.
Transitioning to a net-zero world is one of the greatest challenges humankind has faced. It calls for nothing less than a complete transformation of how we produce, consume, and move about. The energy sector is the source of around three-quarters of greenhouse gas emissions today and holds the key to averting the worst effects of climate change. Replacing polluting coal, gas and oil-fired power with energy from renewable sources, such as wind or solar, would dramatically reduce carbon emissions.
LAWA offers monthly parking for LAX employees at three major remote employee parking lots, namely: Employee Lot East (1,971 spaces), Employee Lot West (1,980 spaces) and Employee Lot South (3,100 spaces), for a combined total of 7,051 spaces (including ADA spaces). Employees may enroll and purchase their monthly parking permits on-line through LAWA's employee parking operator, ABM Aviation, Inc. dba 'ABM Parking Services'. Please visit ABM website for Individual Employee Online Parking Application. Employees enrolled in LAWA's remote employee parking program are expected to follow LAX's Remote Employee Parking Rules and Regulations.
The thrust of each of the big white solid rocket boosters on the side was 12.5 million newtons, and the three main engines at the tail end of the bit that looks like a plane (the Space Shuttle orbiter) had a combined thrust of 5.5 million newtons. This gives a massive total thrust of 30.5 million newtons!
After 124 seconds, the shuttle has already reached an altitude of 45 km and is travelling at 1,380 m/s (4,973 km/h). At this time (once all of the fuel is consumed), the SRBs separate away from the external tank (the big orange part). Fuel continues to be pumped to the three main engines for another 6 minutes. Acceleration continues until the Space Shuttle orbiter eventually reaches a speed of 28,000 km/h and an altitude over 300 km. This allows it to orbit around the Earth. 1e1e36bf2d