The Jeffries Ford Covered Bridge was southwest of Bridgeton, United States. The double-span Burr Arch covered bridge structure was built by J. A. Britton in 1915 and destroyed by arson on April 2, 2002. At the time the Jeffries Ford Bridge was built. Throughout his years as a bridge builder Britton had been assisted by his family and this bridge was no different, some of his sons, four by his first wife and five by his second, would have done the actual construction work, his son Eugene Britton built the Bowsher Ford Covered Bridge the same year. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. Just a few weeks before the Jeffries Ford Covered Bridge was burnt down by arsonist the Jackson Covered Bridge had been damaged. On April 2, 2002 the Jeffries Ford Bridge was burnt to a total loss; the residents of Parke County wanted the bridge rebuilt and tried to raise enough funds to do it but with the burning of the Bridgeton Covered Bridge the decision was made to rebuild the Bridgeton Bridge and replace the Jeffries Ford Bridge with a modern concrete bridge.
Raymond Sung Joon Cho is a politician from Ontario, serving as Minister of Seniors and Accessibility of Ontario since June 29, 2018. In 2016, he won a by-election to become the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario MPP for Scarborough—Rouge River in the Ontario legislature, he had been a municipal politician since 1991, most as a City Councillor representing Ward 42 Scarborough—Rouge River. Before being elected, he worked as a social worker for the Catholic Children's Aid Society, the Toronto Board of Education, the Scarborough Board of Education. Cho holds a master's degree in Social Work and Doctorate in Education from the University of Toronto, he is married to Soon Ok, has three adult sons: Raymond Jr. Ronald, William, he was first elected to Metropolitan Toronto Council for Scarborough-Malvern in 1991, was re-elected in 1994. After the Scarborough and the other suburbs were amalgamated into the new City of Toronto, Cho was elected to the new council representing Scarborough-Malvern in 1997 along with Bas Balkissoon.
In 2000, he was again re-elected. He won re-election in 2003, 2006 and 2010. On August 13, 2004, the Toronto Star reported that Cho spent nearly all of his allotted councillor expense fund, one of the highest on city council. While there was some speculation that some of this money was diverted to Cho's failed bid to run in the federal election campaign, his executive assistant said the money was needed for newsletters mailed out to constituents to provide information on a rash of fatal shootings in the Malvern neighbourhood earlier in the year. Cho was Chairman of the Toronto Zoo for two successive terms. Cho was a New Democratic Party candidate for election to the House of Commons of Canada in the 1988 federal election and was identified as a New Democrat when he joined Metro Council, however, he soon became an ally and supporter of Metropolitan Toronto Chairman Alan Tonks and dropped his NDP affiliation, he subsequently took out membership in the Liberal Party though, like most non-NDP municipal politicians in Ontario he did not run on a party label in municipal elections.
He ran in the 2004 federal election as an independent candidate in Scarborough—Rouge River. Cho called himself an "independent Liberal", used the Liberal Party of Canada's red-and-white colours for his campaign materials, he was accused of trying to mislead voters by Derek Lee. Lee, the MP since 1988 said that Cho caused some controversy by claiming to have been shut out of the candidate nomination process. Lee won the election, Cho placed a distant second with 6,692 votes. In 2005, Cho expressed interest in being the Ontario Liberal Party's candidate in the Scarborough—Rouge River provincial by-election, made necessary by the appointment of incumbent Liberal MPP Alvin Curling to a diplomatic position. However, the Liberal riding association used a clause of its constitution to declare another city councillor, Bas Balkissoon, as its candidate without a contested nomination process. Media reports suggested that this was done to exclude Cho as the provincial riding association was displeased with Cho's "independent Liberal" candidacy in the 2004 federal election.
Cho was mentioned as a potential candidate for the Progressive Conservatives since he helped former leader John Tory during the March 2005 by-election in Dufferin—Peel—Wellington—Grey. In the end, Cho chose not to run in the by-election, won handily by Balkissoon. In 2012, Cho was named as the Progressive Conservative candidate for the provincial riding of Scarborough—Rouge River. In the 2014 provincial election, Cho placed third with 27.68% of the vote. In 2016, Cho was nominated as the Progressive Conservative Party candidate for the September 1 by-election in Scarborough—Rouge River, after incumbent Liberal MPP Bas Balkissoon resigned to spend more time with family. Cho won the by-election in an upset victory, becoming the first Korean-Canadian elected to the Ontario Legislature. Cho was handily reelected in 2018 in the new riding of Scarborough North, winning over half of the popular vote. Note: Conservative vote is compared to the total of the Canadian Alliance vote and Progressive Conservative vote in 2000 election.
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Pia Bajpiee is an Indian film actress and model, who appears in Tamil, Malayalam and English. She is best known for her performances as Roshini in Venkat Prabhu's comedy Goa and Saro in K. V. Anand's political thriller Ko Leadrole. Before acting in films, she had been a model in commercials. Pia Bajpiee was born in Etawah 22 December 1993 but resettled in Delhi to attend a computer course while hoping to gain a break in films. Though her parents opposed her decision, she enrolled for a diploma in computer science, while taking small jobs such as working as a receptionist and tutoring in order to earn money to make a good portfolio. After a year she relocated to Mumbai and began to work as a dubbing artiste for serials, but found the job depressing and moved onto modelling, appearing in print advertisements and music videos. Most notably, she went on to feature in adverts for Cadbury alongside veteran actor, Amitabh Bachchan and Sonata with cricketer, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, she was signed on by noted film-maker Priyadarshan to appear in a commercial he directed and it became a platform for her to break into films.
After appearing in Priyadarshan's commercial, he offered her a chance to play a part in his Tamil film production, Pia accepted the offer after an audition. The comedy film, Poi Solla Porom, was directed by A. L. Vijay and featured Karthik Kumar and Nassar in pivotal roles. Upon release the film won critical acclaim and favourable reviews, with Pia's performance labelled as "bubbly and cheery", she went on to feature in Raju Sundaram's Aegan as a college student, with the film featuring her alongside Ajith Kumar and Navdeep. The film, a remake of 2004 Hindi film Main Hoon Na, received average reviews, and. In 2009, she appeared in a low-budget Telugu film, Ninnu Kalisaka and won positive acclaim for her portrayal of her character. On the final day of sets for Aegan, Ajith Kumar introduced her to director Venkat Prabhu, who signed her for Goa sixth months to appear as the love interest of Jai in the film. Goa became her big break and Pia won critical acclaim for her portrayal of Goan girl Roshini with critics citing that she looked "promising" and "endearing", while the award-winning song "Idhu Varai" was shot featuring her character.
She was selected to portray the lead role in Siddharth Chandrasekhar's comedy Bale Pandiya alongside Vishnu, becoming her first major release as a lead heroine. The film won mixed reviews, though Pia's role was praised with a critic from Sify citing that "Pia is improving with every film and looks cute". Pia's next release was K. V. Anand's political thriller Ko, in which she portrayed Saraswathi, a journalist, alongside Jeeva, Ajmal. Piaa bajpai lead karthika nair supporting role in ko. Prior to release Pia has revealed that the film will be a milestone in her career, citing that she is waiting for the release of the film adamantly; the film went on to win commercial and critical acclaim, with Pia's performance winning particular praise. A critic cited that "Pia is outstanding in a main role" and that "her natural flair in comedy brings the house down", while other reviewers labelled her as "effective" and that "she does the part well", her first Malayalam language film was Masters opposite Prithviraj.
She was signed as the female lead in the Tamil film Nerungi Vaa Muthamidathe directed by Lakshmy Ramakrishnan. She has featured in the television commercial-series of the online music portal Gaana.com. Short filmThe Virgins Piaa Bajpai on IMDb