Chris Lee (Hawaii politician)
Christopher Kalani Cushman Lee is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Hawaii House of Representatives. He was the youngest member and only millennial serving in the Hawaii State Legislature when elected in November, 2008, he serves as Majority Whip and Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. He serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations and commissions. Lee is a supporter of addressing climate change and has authored laws making Hawaii the first state to mandate 100 percent renewable energy by 2045, the first state to commit to economy-wide carbon neutrality by 2045, the first state requiring all public schools and universities to upgrade and become net-zero facilities by 2035, he is an advocate for equal rights, serving as spokesperson for the campaign to pass the Hawaii Marriage Equality Act in 2013, authoring two laws protecting transgender individuals. Lee successfully helped lead the campaign to expand the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument into the world's largest marine protected area, led the opposition to defeat a $4.3 billion takeover of Hawaii's electric utilities by Florida-based Nextera Energy.
Lee was born January 1981 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He graduated in 1999 from Iolani School. Lee graduated with a BA in political science from Oregon State University. Before getting involved in politics he worked at Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii, Hawaiian Airlines, at the Hawaii State Capitol. At 30 years old, Lee suffered a stroke while speaking at a community meeting, he spent four days over the succeeding months made a full recovery. Lee credits the stroke with "changing everything" for him and causing him to realize his time was short. So he "began standing up to tackle the most difficult issues, taking on the political powers that be." In 2008, when Democratic State Representative Tommy Waters retired and left the District 51 seat in the House of Representatives open, Lee won the three-way September 20, 2008 Democratic Primary against Ikaika Anderson and Shaun Christensen with 2,292 votes, won the November 4, 2008 general election with 5,885 votes against Republican nominee Quentin Kawananakoa.
In 2010, Lee was unopposed for the September 18, 2010 Democratic Primary, winning with 4,102 votes, won the November 2, 2010 general election with 5,626 votes against Republican nominee Maka Wolfgramm. In 2012, Lee was unopposed for the August 11, 2012 Democratic Primary, winning with 5,120 votes, won the November 6, 2012 general election with 8,550 votes against Republican nominee Henry Vincent. Lee is cited as a progressive policy leader and for breaking new ground by passing many first laws of their kind in the country; the Honolulu Star-Advertiser noted that "Lee has been effective in shepherding legislation on energy and advancing a range of progressive goals" These include passing the nation's first legislation committing a state to ensuring basic financial security for all families, the first law requiring utilities to sell 100 percent renewable energy, the first law committing a state to carbon neutrality, the first tax breaks for organic farming, the first laws requiring all public schools and universities to become net-zero facilities, co-authoring the first law banning the toxic pesticide chlorpyrifos, the first law banning toxic chemicals in sunscreens.
He was the first elected official to raise the national alarm about widespread harm to vulnerable children and adults resulting from predatory gambling mechanisms in video games. Lee has received attention for winning several high-profile political battles against multi-billion dollar corporations and industries. In 2014 Florida-based NextEra Energy Inc. launched a $4.3 billion bid to acquire Hawaiian Electric Industries, which includes 3 of Hawaii's major electric utilities serving over 90 percent of the state's households. After months of investigation in which it became clear NextEra Energy Inc. may pass an excessive $30 billion in costs to consumers, Lee became the first Legislator to publicly oppose the acquisition because he "must put the best interest of the public first." Lee led the opposition amongst state legislators and county leaders and organized over 40 other elected officials from both parties to collectively announce at a press conference that better alternatives must be sought.
Lee pushed legislation to stop the acquisition in the 2016 legislative session, included $1.2m in the 2016 state budget to examine alternative utility ownership and business models. He continued to coordinate elected officials and public stakeholders at public hearings and in an aggressive earned media campaign opposing the acquisition. At the announcement of the acquisition in December, 2015, public polls showed 32 percent public support for the acquisition. Despite over $20 million in utility advertising, by February, 2016 just 16 percent of the public supported the acquisition; the Public Utilities Commission subsequently rejected the acquisition in July, 2016. After the defeat of the NextEra Energy Inc. acquisition, the official study to examine alternative utility ownership and business models that better serve consumers began and is now underway. In 2017 Lee authored House Bill 1283, a first-of-its-kind bill to change the electric utilities' business model to ensure utilities better serve the interests of consumers.
Known as the Hawaii Ratepayer Protection Act, it required the Public Utilities Commission to "directly tie electric utility revenues to a utility's achievement on performance metrics" such as progress toward integration of renewable energy, customer satisfaction, rate affordability, data sharing with other stakeholders, interconnection of customer distribute
Downset. is an American rap metal band from Los Angeles, California. The band's music blends hip hop, hardcore punk and heavy metal with "socially aware lyrics." The band's original moniker was Social Justice. They began as a hardcore punk band, they released their debut album, Unity Is Strength, in 1989 and the EP I Refuse To Lose under this name with a different lineup in 1992. They were known as being one of the first hardcore bands to incorporate hip hop and funk influences into their music. In 1992, Social Justice changed their name to downset. and released the Our Suffocation demo in 1993. The album, which explored various social issues such as the death of lead singer Rey Oropeza's father at the hands of the LAPD, was praised by critics. During this transition, they changed their sound by incorporating rap metal and funk metal. In 1994, downset. Signed a deal with Mercury Records, a subsidiary of Polygram Records, released their self-titled effort in the same year. In 1994 downset began gaining popularity in Europe after touring there with Biohazard and Dog Eat Dog followed by a tour with Pantera and The Almighty that year.
In early 1995 downset. Returned to Europe with Sullen for a massive headlining tour. In 1995 they appeared at some major rock festivals throughout the continent including Roskilde and Dynamo. In 1996, the band released their most commercially successful album, Do We Speak A Dead Language?, through Mercury. After making their departure from Mercury Records, downset. Were scooped up by Epitaph Records and released their third album, Check Your People, in 2000. In 2004 downset. Released their fourth album, Universal, on an independent record label Hawino Records. Though downset. Never experienced any mainstream success, though its members came from an urban hardcore tradition rather than from metal, the band is still regarded as a noteworthy influence on the then-nascent nu metal and rap metal subgenres. In addition to headlining the second stage at Ozzfest in 1997, downset. Toured with prominent bands such as Linkin Park, Slayer, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Snoop Dogg and Anthrax. On July 21, 2014, downset's first new album in ten years, One Blood, was released worldwide.
Current Rey Oropeza - vocals Ares - guitar James Morris - bass guitar Chris Hamilton - drums Former membersNeil Roemer - vocals Rogelio Lozano - guitar J. D. Manhart - bass Krasp - drums Rico Villasenor - bass guitar Dave Corsile - guitar Downset. Do We Speak A Dead Language? Check Your People Universal One Blood "Rarities Code Blue Coma Eyes Shut Tight EP' No More Freedom In A Cage"Live At Foundation's Forum Generation Of Hope "Downset EP' Our Suffocation "Anger" "Empower" "Pocket Full of Fatcaps" "Split with Mindbug 7" "Jumping Off" "One Blood" downset.'s official Facebook downset. Interview downset. Biography at Allmusic Check Your People review at Allmusic Universal review at Allmusic
Chris Lee (New York politician)
Christopher John Lee is a former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives for New York's 26th congressional district. He served from January 2009 until he resigned on February 9, 2011, after it was revealed that he had solicited a woman on Craigslist and emailed a shirtless photo of himself to her. Lee was raised in New York in a politically active family, his sister ran regional affairs in western New York for former Governor George Pataki, his father was the finance chairman on several campaigns for former U. S. Rep. Jack Quinn. Lee earned a B. A. in economics and finance from the University of Rochester and a Master of Business Administration from Chapman University in California. At Rochester, he was a member of the Psi Upsilon Fraternity. During his campaign for Congress, it emerged that Lee was fired from a sales job in Buffalo at Ingram Micro when he was 25 years old, he had obtained his supervisor's password and accessed customer accounts to change their credit limits with the company.
This meant that the customers could purchase on account more of Ingram's products, thus increasing Lee's commission. Lee and another employee were fired. During the campaign, Lee issued a statement: "At my first job out of college, I made a mistake and broke company policy and was let go. What's important is that I learned from that mistake, have had a successful career building a business and creating jobs for families here in Western New York."Lee moved to California where he worked for Microtek Laboratory as director of sales before returning to New York in 1995 to work for Enidine, Inc. a company founded by his father. He worked at Enidine in various roles including Pacific Rim sales manager, director of international sales and marketing, general manager. Enidine manufactured products for commercial aviation, for the industrial and defense markets and had manufacturing capabilities in Orchard Park, New York, as well as Bad Bellingen and Yokohama, Japan. Under Lee's direction, the business was transformed "from a small machine shop in western New York to a global enterprise," according to The New York Times.
In 2003, Lee became Automation Group President of International Motion Control of Erie County, another company founded by his father. He oversaw the group's acquisition of the solenoid valve firm Evolutionary Concepts Inc. and worked at IMC until it was sold to the ITT Corporation for nearly $400 million. Chris Lee and his wife, have one child. Chris Lee's father established the Patrick P. Lee Foundation; the foundation promotes cancer and mental illness awareness, education and research in Western New York. Lee announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the United States House of Representatives in New York's 26th congressional district in April 2008, he was endorsed by the incumbent Rep. Thomas M. Reynolds, retiring, his candidacy garnered the support of state GOP Chairman Stephen Minarik in an election year in which the Republican party was looking for self-financed candidates. Lee won reelection in 2010 with 76 percent of the vote in a district that votes Republican, according to The Weekly Standard.
In Congress, Lee was a conservative who voted with the Republican party 93% of the time during his first term. He voted "no" on the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, "no" on the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the health care reform bills, he voted with the Democrats to expand the State Children's Health Insurance Program, provide compensation to the 9/11 responders, overhaul the nation's food safety system, reauthorize the America Competes Act. In 2009, Lee supported the proposed "Student Internet Safety Act,", aimed at protecting children from internet predators. Although Lee was a fiscally conservative budget hawk, he obtained $29.7 million in federal funds for his district—more than any of the Democratic members of Congress in neighboring districts. Lee explained that earmarks can be helpful in promoting job growth and said it is better to have earmarks than to have spending decisions made by unelected bureaucrats, he obtained earmarks for a small arms practice range for an Air Reserve station, high-speed rail, local defense contractors.
He was criticized for liberal use of the franking privilege to send constituents glossy newsletters, some of which were described as promotional whereas others only gave constituents information on new legislation and proposals. In August 2010, Lee proposed a plan to bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States; the plan involved lowering the corporate tax rate, student loan forgiveness for students who enter fields related to manufacturing, trade reform to open up new markets. In December 2010, he met with representatives of online travel agencies to pressure them into complying with a law that requires websites to show when regional airlines are operating any part of a flight. “It's embarrassing that this stuff has not been done”, Lee said. “I made that painfully clear to them. No excuses.” In the wake of the January 2011 shooting of U. S. Representative Giffords and others in Tucson, Lee said "I think what we need to look at is ensuring there are sufficient background checks to make sure that those who are unstable don’t have access to weapons of that nature."On February 9, 2011, Lee was found to have been soliciting at least one woman on Craigslist.
Claiming to be a 39-year-old divorced lobbyist but using his real name, he used a Google Gmail account to send a woman a shirtless photo taken with his BlackBerry phone. The woman
Christopher Lee (chef)
Christopher Lee is a chef who specializes in New American cuisine. Lee received his culinary education from the California Culinary Academy and went on to work at many restaurants in New York City and San Francisco, such as Restaurant Daniel, under Chef Daniel Boulud, Jean Georges, The Fifth Floor. Chef Lee's career took off when he accepted the sous chef position at seafood restaurant Oceana in New York, under chef Cornelius Gallagher; the restaurant received glowing reviews from The New York Post. Afterward, Chef Lee was recruited by Gotham Bar and Grill's Alfred Portale for the chef de cuisine position at Stephen Starr's remake of the Striped Bass, in Philadelphia. Lee rose to the executive chef position. In August 2006, Chef Lee moved back to New York City to accept the executive chef position at Gilt, which earned him international acclaim; the restaurant received four stars from Crain's New York Business, under Chef Lee's guidance, Gilt earned its first-ever Michelin 2-star rating. In late 2008, Lee accepted an offer from Charlie Palmer to be the executive chef at Aureole in NY.
He led the transformation of Aureole from the quiet Upper Eastside townhouse, to a Times Square mega restaurant. The restaurant opened with three dining rooms, with different menus and price points, which all operate from the same basement kitchen, it featured a fine dining room, with grand tasting menus. In December 2010, Chef Lee and Charlie Palmer decided to part ways. In March 2010, Chef Lee partnered up with a Chelsea restaurant, Las Chicas Locas, to oversee culinary operations, promoted his protégé, Kathryn Busch to executive chef; the two were contracted for one year to redesign the restaurant and operations. She worked alongside Chef Lee as his sous chef, at Aureole during this time. In October 2010, during his time at Aureole, Lee opened his own restaurant, Eden South Beach, in Miami Beach Florida, with partner Larry Rizzo. Eden emulates Chef Lee's New American cuisine in a bistro setting, with the lush Garden of Eden bar and lounge, located in the back of the restaurant space, he named Matthew Duryea of New York, his chef de cuisine.
Chef Lee has contributed to many local charities, such as Share our Strength, Miami Animal Services, Naples Food and Wine Festival, Miami Zoo, Funkshion Fashion Week. Eden has participated in the South Beach Food and Wine Festival, 2011, hosted the company party for Food and Wine Magazine. In the middle of 2011, Chef Lee partnered with Larry Rizzo, picking up two more additions, Kevin McCaughan and Rocky Bruno, to open Huntington Social: a Gastropub in his hometown of Huntington, New York; the New York Times has rated this a "Don't Miss" restaurant, calling it a "hidden gem". He has begun donating to charity by way of the Huntington Historical Society, a memorial for September 11; the decor of this venue channels a 1920s speakeasy, with red velvet banquettes, white marble tabletops. Lee has C. LEE Consulting, which allows him to consult for other restaurateurs, including Mark Advent and the Orange County Choppers. Lee is planning the Hot Meat Truck to serve lunch in NYC this year. "Top Ten Best New Chefs of 2006" by Food and Wine Magazine "Best Chef 2005" by Philadelphia Magazine Striped Bass - Philadelphia Inquirer coveted Four Bells rating review Striped Bass - Travel + Leisure's "Best New American Restaurants 2004" issue Striped Bass - Gourmet one of the top restaurants in the country in 2006.
James Beard Awards "2005 Rising Star Chef of the Year" James Beard Foundation nomination for "2006 Best Chef, Mid-Atlantic". "2 Michelin Stars"- The Michelin Guide Justin Bogle Paul Liebrandt Christopher Lee's Official Website
Chris Lee Chun Kit
Chris Lee Chun Kit is a Malaysian politician and a member of the Democratic Action Party, which forms part of the ruling Pakatan Harapan coalition. He is the elected State Assemblyman for Pulau Tikus in Penang. Chris had been appointed as a Councillor of the Penang Island City Council, serving for nearly five years between 2013 and 2018. Chris Lee is an advocate for Universal Design as well as the rights of the disabled community in Penang. Lee was born in Penang on 15 July 1982, the first born son of George and Betty Lee, he has a younger sister, Lee Yen Ling, diagnosed with autism at an early age. Lee attended St. Andrew's Kindergarten and went on to finish his primary education at St. Xavier's Branch School, it was at the primary school that he met future DAP leader and current MP for Bukit Bendera, Zairil Khir Johari. He proceeded to St. Xavier's Institution for his secondary education, he graduated secondary school in 1999. He obtained an Advanced Diploma in Mass Communications at MDIS, Singapore before obtaining his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the Nottingham-Trent University in a local undergraduate program at Olympia College.
Lee went on to join the Democratic Action Party. He joined the party as a volunteer but got more involved as time went on. In 2012, he became the Youth Chief for the party's Youth Wing division of Bukit Bendera as well as the party's Deputy Youth Chief in Penang. Following the 2013 Penang state election, Chris Lee was appointed as one of the 24 councillors of the Penang Island Municipal Council, taking office on 8 July. In 2015, the city status of George Town, Penang's capital city, was expanded to encompass the entirety of Penang Island, thus upgrading the local government into the present-day Penang Island City Council. On 26 April 2018, prior to the state election that year, Chris Lee stepped down as a Councillor of the Penang Island City Council and was selected to contest the state constituency of Pulau Tikus, where he had spent his childhood years. Despite the three cornered tussle at the constituency, he prevailed in the election, winning by a margin of 9,245 votes. Pulau Tikus
Chris Lee (ice hockey)
Chris Lee is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman who last played with Metallurg Magnitogorsk in the Kontinental Hockey League. Undrafted, Lee played 249 regular-season games in the American Hockey League for the Albany River Rats, Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights, Iowa Stars, Bridgeport Sound Tigers. and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. He played the 2011–12 season with Adler Mannheim in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. For the 2011–12 DEL season, Mr. Lee won the Defenceman of the Year award, he played in the Elitserien with Färjestad BK for the 2012–13 season. After a successful first season in 2013–14 helping Russian club Metallurg Magnitogorsk claim the Gagarin Cup, Lee was signed to a three-year contract extension on October 16, 2014, he helped the team recapture the championship in 2016, whilst leading all defenceman in playoff scoring with 13 points. Lee represented a European-based Team Canada at the Deutschland Cup in 2013 and 2017. During the 2017 IIHF World Championship, Lee was added to the Canada roster, after a freak injury suffered to fellow defenceman Tyson Barrie at the team hotel.
He made his full international debut with Canada, contributing with an assist in a 3–2 victory over host team France on May 11, 2017. Lee played for Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Biographical information and career statistics from Eliteprospects.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
Li Yuchun, better known by her stage name Chris Lee, is a Chinese singer, songwriter, DJ and actress. She debuted her singing career by winning the champion at the Chinese singing contest Super Girl in 2005; the next year she released her debut album the Dreams. Referred to as the mother of the unisex look in China, she has achieved success in China, she is known for her lower mezzo-soprano vocal range, a rarity amongst Mainland Chinese female singers. Li was born in Chengdu, China on March 10, 1984, her father was a railroad police officer. After she finished her high school studies at Xindu No.1 Middle School, Li attended the Sichuan Conservatory of Music in 2002. In 2005, Li won the champion in the Chinese singing contest Super Girl. In 2005, Li released a few singles, including "Merry Christmas", "Give Me Five", "Happy Wake Up". After signing with Chinese record label Taihe Rye, Li started to make her debut album, The Queen and the Dreams, released in September 2006. In the same month, Li held her first solo concert in Beijing.
In the same year, Li collaborated with Chinese band The Catcher in the Rye to release a charity song titled "Green". In November 2007, Li released her second studio album and embarked her first concert tour Mine Tour. In April 2008, Li released. In the same year, she won an MTV Asia Award for Favorite Artist Mainland China, performed in Asia Song Festival in Seoul. In June 2009, Li collaborated with Chinese writer Guo Jingming to release a song titled "Shu Embroidery". In April 2009, Li featured in the Chinese film and Assassins, was nominated two Hong Kong Film Awards for Best New Performer and Best Supporting Actress, she sang the theme song, "Dust", nominated a Hong Kong Film Award for Best Original Film Song. In August 2009, Li released Chris Lee. In April 2011, Li released her fourth studio album, The Literary Youth Who Can Dance, in which most of the songs are produced by herself. In the same year, Li featured in Flying Swords of Dragon Gate. In 2012, Li released her fifth studio album. In the same year, she embarked her second concert tour Crazy World Tour.
In the same year, she featured in The Guillotines. In the same year, she won an Mnet Asian Music Award for Best Asian Artist. In July 2013, Li became one of the judges of Chinese singing contest Super Boy of the year. In the same year, she won an MTV Europe Music Award for Best Worldwide Act. In 2014, Li released her sixth studio album, A Magical Encounter 1987. In the same year, she won a World Music Award for Best Selling Chinese Artist. Li stars in Givenchy’s Autumn/Winter 2015 campaign by Riccardo Tisci and picked as One of Business of Fashion's 500 Global Fashion Leaders in 2015. Li was announced the ambassador for Gucci Timepieces and Jewelry in Asia in Jun 2016. In the same year, Li released Growing Wild. Li broke with tradition by separating the new album into four EPs, she invited producers she had never worked like Hsia Yu, Wyman Wong and Chen Weilun. The first EP, sold 3 million copies in 16 days after it was released in May of last year; the three other EPs were released within six months, with total sales of more than 6.5 million copies, grossing over 32.8 million yuan in 2016.
According to Andy Wai Lam Ng, the vice-president of Tencent Music Entertainment Group, Growing Wild achieved China's highest digital music sales since the company released the first Chinese digital album in December 2014. Li Yuchun became the most popular singer in 2016 on Toutiao, China's major news and information app for mobile devices,which daily attracts about 1.27 billion clicks on Videos, 230 million of them are relevant to entertainment. In support of the new album, she embarked on her third concert tour Growing Wild Tour. In the same year, she featured in the Chinese film, From Vegas to Macau III, she featured in the Chinese film, Monster Hunt 2, released in February 2018. In 2006, China Red Cross Foundation founded a special purpose fund titled Yumi Love Fund with the help of Li and her fans; as of March 2011, the fund received donation of more than 7 million Chinese yuan from over 40,000 people. The funds raised were used to cover the medical expenses for 33 children with critical illness, the construction of five clinics in Anhui, Gansu, Henan.
In 2010, the fund allocated 500,000 Chinese yuan to relieve the people in the disaster of 2010 China drought and dust storms, allocated 1 million Chinese yuan to relieve the people in the disaster of 2010 Yushu earthquake. In 2011, the fund allocated 420,000 Chinese yuan to help 30 hearing-impaired children having rehabilitation; the Queen and the Dreams Mine Chris Lee The Literary Youth Who Can Dance Old If Not Wild A Magical Encounter 1987 Growing Wild Liu Xing The Special Greeting for Chris' Birthday Youth of China N+1 Evolution Bodyguards and Assassins Prologue Flying Swords of Dragon Gate The Guillotines From Vegas to Macau III Monster Hunt 2 A Dream Like a Dream Mine Tour Crazy World Tour Growing Wild Tour Liu Xing Tour Li Yuchun on IMDb