Emi Takei is a Japanese actress, fashion model, singer. An aspiring model, when Takei entered junior high school, she declared to her parents that she would become a model within her three years in junior high. In 2006, she entered the 11th Japan Bishōjo Contest and won in not only one, but two categories: she received the Model Division Award and the Multi-Media Award, she subsequently made her model debut in the November 2006 issue of Seventeen, which became her first job in the entertainment industry. In February 2007, she became a model exclusive to the magazine, earned her first solo cover on the 15 February issue. Starting in September 2010, she became the image character for "Beamie", an SNS website used by 5,500 celebrities. In November the same year, she was the youngest in history to receive the "Best Dresser Award", an award from The Men's Fashion Unity since 1972. In January 2011, she had her first appearance in the Fuji TV drama serial Taisetsu na Koto wa Subete Kimi ga Oshiete Kureta.
She was picked by winning an audition in which eight hundred people attended to play a key person in a quasi-leading role in the drama. Soon after, she had her first starring role in TV Asahi drama serial Asuko March! in April. She won the "Best Smile of the Year" award in November, in December became the first Japanese person to be contracted with Italian luxury goods brand Gucci. On 12 December 2011, she made her debut as a singer under Universal Japan, releasing the single "Koisuru Kimochi"; the ballad was written for her by Glay's Takuro. In August 2012, she graduated from being a Seventeen model after 9 months. Otomen ~Summer~, Kuriko Tachibana Otomen ~Autumn~, Kuriko Tachibana Liar Game 2, Hiroka Saeki Gold, Akira Saotome Taisetsu na Koto wa Subete Kimi ga Oshiete Kureta, Hikari Saeki Asukō March! ~Kenritsu Asuka Kōgyō Kōkō Kōshinkyoku~, Nao Yoshino Honto ni Atta Kowai Hanashi Summer Special 2011, Kyoka Koyama Taira no Kiyomori Episode 14 - 43, Tokiwa Gozen W no Higeki, Mako Watsuji/Satsuki Kurasawa Iki mo Dekinai Natsu, Rei Tanizaki Tokyo Zenryoku Shōjo, Urara Saeki Otenki Oneesan, Haruko Abe Kindaichi Kōsuke VS Akechi Kogorō, Hatsue Yoshiike The Partner ~Itoshiki Hyakunen no Tomo e~, Akane Oiwa Umi no Ue no Shinryōjo, Mako Togami Senryokugai Sōsakan, Chinami Umidzuki Zero no Shinjitsu ~Kansatsui Matsumoto Mao~, Mao Matsumoto Subete ga F ni Naru, Moe Nishinosono Age Harassment, Emiri Yoshii Seisei Suruhodo, Mia Kurihara Fragile, Chihiro Miyazaki Setouchi Shonen Yakyu dan, Komako Nakai Black Leather Notebook, Motoko Haraguchi The Cherry Orchard: Blossoming, Maki Mizuta For Love's Sake, Ai Saotome Rurouni Kenshin, Kamiya Kaoru Love for Beginners, Tsubaki Hibino Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno, Kamiya Kaoru Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends, Kamiya Kaoru Clover, Saya Suzuki Terra Formars, Nanao Akita Rurouni Kenshin: The Final, Kamiya Kaoru Unbelievable K-Pop & Korean Dramas…Star ga Umareru Bashō ~Takei Emi and Youn-a Hanryū Roots e no Tabi~ Takei Emi 19sai no Kyūjitsu - Kankoku Hitori Tabi ~Micchaku!
Sugao ni Modotta Mikakan~ Emi Takei and Rikao Yanagida's Radio Kūsō Kagaku Kenkyūsho Daiichi Seimei Takei Emi "Kyō no Ikku" Fast Five, Elena Neves Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights, Sophie Coubertin Binary Domain - Yuki Crayon Shin-chan: Serious Battle! Robot Dad Strikes Back Dragon Quest Heroes II Nioh, Okatsu Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise Petting Lagoon Takara Tomy Hi-kara Shiseido Tsubaki Water Maquillage Lotte Ghana Milk Chocolate Ghana Chocolate & Cookie Sandwich Fruitio Fit's Link & Fruitio x Movie Rurouni Kenshin Tie-up Campaign SoftBank Mobile Coca-Cola Japan Sokenbicha ÆON MaxValu Nintendo "Rhythm Heaven Fever" Nissin Spa King Fast Five Movie NEC Personal Computer Sekisui Chemical Company Sekisui Heim Aoyama Trading Yōfuku no Aoyama Daiichi Seimei J Sports Tokyo Metro Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum Mauritshuis Museum Exhibition JTB GREE Tsuri Star House Foods Toast Seasoning Seiko Lukia Mobcast Mobile Pro/Mobile Soccer Japanese Red Cross Society Hatachi no Kenketsu SSP Alesion 10 Seventeen - Exclusive model Kaze no Naka no Shōjo ISBN 9784847043208 Plumeria ISBN 9784093637305 Emi Takei Photobook Bloom ISBN 9784047319431 2006 11th Japan Bishōjo Contest Model Division Award and Multi-Media Award 2011 68th Television Academy Awards - Best Supporting Actress for "Taisetsu na Koto wa Subete Kimi ga Oshiete Kureta" Vogue Japan Women of the Year 2011 Award 2012 2012 E-Line Beautiful Grand Prix 24th Yamaji Fumiko Film Awards - Best New Actress Award 25th Nikkan Sports Film Award - Best Newcomer Award 54th FECJ Awards - Celebrity of the Year Award 2013 38th Élan d'Or Award - Best Newcomer Award 36th Japan Academy Prize - Best New Actor Award for "Rurouni Kenshin", "Ai to Makoto", "Kyō, Koi o Hajimemasu" 22nd Japanese Film Critics Awards - Best New Actress Award for "Kyō, Koi o Hajimemasu" 2015 Japan Action Awar
Minnesota Correctional Facility – Oak Park Heights is Minnesota's only Level Five maximum security prison. The facility is located near the cities of Stillwater; the facility is designed and employed with trained security officers to handle not only Minnesota's high-risk inmates but other states' as well. They have the largest contract to house federal inmates with serious, violent histories; this contract has brought the state millions of dollars over the years. Oak Park Heights is considered to be one of the safest prisons in the United States; the prison has never had an escape, only one homicide. Frank Wood was the warden of Stillwater prison when he helped come up with the plan for Oak Park Heights in 1982, he was the first warden of the prison from 1982 until 1996 when he retired. His deputy James Bruton became the warden from 1996 until 2001. Constructed in 1981 and opened in 1982 at a cost of $31.5 million, Oak Park Heights is home to 481 offenders. According to the Minnesota Department of Corrections, the prison's nine complexes are "specialized uniquely to help facilitate a safe and humane environment for the offenders incarcerated as well as the staff who work at Oak Park Heights".
Constructed in 1981, MCF-OPH is the state's only Level-Five Custody Level prison for men, with an inmate population just under 450. The facility is home to some of the state's most violent offenders, as well as many out-of-state commits and a few federal inmates; the prison is architecturally designed into the side of a hill to accommodate 481 offenders on a 160-acre site, connected by two corridors on separate levels. One of the corridors is used only for the staff, while the other corridor is used for offenders and staff traffic, while the other 60 acres of this site are securely fenced in, with a large courtyard and baseball field in the center. Inmate cells measure seven by ten feet; each cell contains a bed, table and sink. The bed is a cement slab topped by a thin mattress; the toilet and sink are made of steel. Each cell has one rectangular window that's tall and thin, it is too narrow to escape through if the inmate could break the reinforced glass, tests have proven it would take twelve thousand hacksaw blades to cut through the steel bars of the prison.
Not only does the prison provide a courtyard with a baseball field, but includes an administration building, a religious resource room, security control center, staffed training fitness area, warehouses, a loading dock, indoor firing range. The prison is composed of nine self-sustaining living units, referred to as complexes; the first six complexes each house 52 offenders and include shower facilities and a common area used for recreation and meals. Offenders in these complexes range from those serving segregation time, to those who are in education toward a GED, or working full-time in the facility as cooks, painters, or workers in the institution's industry units. MCF-OPH is home to the Minnesota Department of Corrections Commissary program. Inmates who qualify for these work programs are employed to process and package commissary orders from the other state correctional facilities. Two of the three remaining complexes house the transitional care unit; the MHU and TCU both handle inmates from the entire Minnesota DOC who require the unique services of those units.
The TCU serves inmates who need intensive nursing care, such as postsurgical care, serves as a hospice. The MHU works with individuals who are in a mental health crisis or individuals who have been civilly committed as mentally ill in addition to their criminal commitment; the ninth unit, completed in 2001, is the state's administrative control unit. The ACU is sometimes referred to as "Super-Seg" and houses the most violent offenders in an environment nearly free of physical contact with staff. Many of the offenders in the ACU have attempted to assault prison staff, or have engaged in a deadly assault on another inmate; each cell is a self-contained living unit that includes sink and shower. Each cell is accessed through two sets of doors. Offenders are given access to an exercise room, open to outside air for one hour each day; the MCF-OPH facility, together with the H Unit of Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, was featured in a one-hour TV documentary titled "Maximum Security Prisons", produced by Alan Hall for the "On the Inside" series of the Discovery Channel.
National Geographic has produced an episode of America's Hardest Prisons on the Oak Park Heights Facility. Security in each complex is controlled from a two-story security glassed-in "bubble" that allows officers to open and close doors throughout the unit on both cell blocks and in the programming space on the level above the cell blocks. While the electronic controls in the bubble were state of the art in 1982, they were due to be replaced in 2010 with modern computer controlled updates. Another system, to be updated in 2010 is the vibration sensors on the exterior fence; the original fence used high tech vibration sensing technology from Israel, no longer manufactured or supported. Because each complex is sectioned off from the rest of the prison by a bubble controlled sally port, only small numbers of offenders can enter the hallway connecting the complexes at any one time; the hallway itself has large steel "sliders" that can close off each section of hallway should a complex need to be isolated.
The "yard" is within the walls of the prison, armed officers patrol the top of the walls whenever offenders are out. Outside of the prison
Ōdaigahara-san or Ōdaigahara-yama Hinode-ga-take or Hide-ga-take is a mountain in the Daikō Mountain Range and on the border between the prefectures of Mie and Nara, Japan. The mountain is the highest in Mie at 1695 metres. Walking trails from the Nara side start from a car park at about 1400 metres; the mountain is famous for wild deer, for wild birds Wren and Japanese Robin, as well as Treecreepers and Woodpeckers. In 1980 an area of 36,000 hectares in the region of Mount Ōdaigahara and Mount Ōmine was designated a UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Reserve; the mountain was selected by the Tokyo Nichi Nichi Shimbun and Osaka Mainichi Shimbun as one of the 100 Landscapes of Japan in 1927. The 100 Views of Nature in Kansai
Negra Point is the ice-free tipped point on the southwest coast of Robert Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica forming the southeast side of the entrance to Mitchell Cove. The area was visited by early 19th century sealers; the feature was named descriptively by one of the Chilean Antarctic expeditions. The point is located at 62°24′34″S 59°37′34″W, 6.43 km northeast of Spark Point, Greenwich Island, 2.8 km southeast of Debelyanov Point, 4.5 km northwest of Beron Point and 8.84 km northwest of Edwards Point. Robert Island South Shetland Islands L. L. Ivanov et al. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Greenwich Island, South Shetland Islands. Scale 1:100000 topographic map. Sofia: Antarctic Place-names Commission of Bulgaria, 2005. L. L. Ivanov. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Greenwich, Robert and Smith Islands. Scale 1:120000 topographic map. Troyan: Manfred Wörner Foundation, 2009. ISBN 978-954-92032-6-4 SCAR Composite Antarctic Gazetteer
Swiss Lips were a five-piece electropop band from Manchester. The band describe their sound as influenced by the Manchester music scene in some ways but display a wide range of influences. "Finding the middle ground between guitar music and dance music has been something Manchester has always been good at, we hope to carry on that tradition." They draw inspiration from a wide-ranging array of artists: "...we take influences from all kinds of music. At the moment we are listening to Prince, Def Leppard, The Weeknd, The Beach Boys, Joe Goddard." Swiss Lips signed a four-album deal with Epic Sony at the end of 2011. As a new band they were asked how it felt to be signed to a major record label, the band were able to point out that while Swiss Lips are a new band, they themselves are not novices to the music industry. "We are a new band but have all been playing in different bands for as long as we can remember so it doesn't seem like an overnight thing. It's feels amazing to have the support and belief of a team like Epic behind what we are doing and being Michael Jackson's label mates is something to brag to girls about."NME said "Think Foster The People with the stylish pop-perfection poise of Franz" when describing the band.
Shortly after signing a deal with Sony Music, in March 2012 Swiss Lips became BBC Radio 1’s introducing act, where their debut track "U Got The Power" was played every day on Radio 1 for a week. In August the band were featured on Channel 4's 4play, where they performed "U Got the Power", "Books" and "Danz". Swiss Lips played a number of festivals and other gigs including Camden Crawl, The Great Escape Festival and Dot to Dot Festival and Live at Leeds festivals in 2012. Swiss Lips supported Bastille on nine dates of their sold out UK tour, including a show at Koko in Camden; the band went on to support Ladyhawke on her Blue Eyes UK tour In November 2012 the band moved from their home in Manchester to The Union in East London, for a month. Throughout the month Swiss Lips held several free gigs for their fans and were joined by Bastille, The Horrors, Seasfire, DJ Mr Paul, Lois & The Love, YADi and Fenech Soler. In January 2013 Swiss Lips released a cover of Frank Ocean's track "Lost", as a free download.
The cover was received well online, gaining over 90,000 views on YouTube and Nylon said "If 2012 was the year of Frank Ocean 2013 might just be the year of Swiss Lips."In February the band released their first official single, "Danz". The track received support from BBC Radio 1 earning a daytime play from Sara Cox; the Guardian said "...it's hard not to indulge in light toe-tapping once Danz gets into full swing. Mixing elements of MGMT, Friendly Fires and The Rapture it shifts from percussive verses to a sky-scraping chorus." In February the band joined Neon Trees on tour in Manchester and London. Swiss Lips released their second official single, "U Got the Power", on 28 April 2013; the track again won the support of Radio 1. "U Got the Power" has been remixed by Monsieur Adi and Bastille. Gigwise said "...the Bastille remix is a mellow take on one of the coolest pop tracks of the year so far..." The acclaimed video for "U Got The Power" went viral collecting over 1 million hits within the first 5 days of upload.
In the Winter of 2013 the band went on tour with Bastille for a second time, playing to sold out audiences throughout the UK. It was shortly after this tour that the band started to have troubles with their label Sony Epic and fought to get out of the deal. In late 2014, the band were able to cut their ties with Sony Music and signed a new deal with Foreverever / BMG. On 6 February 2015, Swiss Lips announced via Twitter that they were going to release their self-titled album, Swiss Lips, on 16 March 2015. On 16 March 2015, the album was released to critical acclaim for digital download and on vinyl, but there was no physical CD release. A video for "Books" was released as Q Magazine's "Track of The Day" on 3 March 2015, directed by Charlie Leek; the announced their breakup on 17 August 2015 citing "the thing we loved the most became a drag, it's pretty gruesome out there for a small band in 2015". The band members are believed to be working on new projects individually, they announced that they were to release their second album, Overflowing Futures, on 21 August.
On 21 August 2015 Swiss Lips released their second and final album, Overflowing Futures, again to critical acclaim. The album was released for digital download only; the song "Got It Bad" from the album was Clash Magazine's "track of the day". Former front man Sam Hammond announced his solo project NEVERLANDER late 2017 and the debut single REPTILES was released on 11 January 2018 on Swedish label BIRDS RECORDS. Fuji Rock Festival Converse: Represent Boardmasters The 100 Club, supporting Blur KOKO, supporting Bastille HMV Forum, supporting Ladyhawke