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Ricky Gervais

Ricky Dene Gervais is an English stand-up comedian, writer, film producer and musician. He is best known for co-creating and acting in the British television series The Office, he has won seven BAFTA Awards, five British Comedy Awards, two Emmy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, the Rose d'Or twice, as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination. In 2007, he was placed at No. 11 on Channel 4's 100 Greatest Stand-Ups and at No. 3 on the updated 2010 list. In 2010, he was named on the Time 100 list of the world's most influential people. Gervais worked in the music industry, attempting a career as a pop star in the 1980s as the singer of the new-wave act Seona Dancing and working as the manager of the unknown band Suede before turning to comedy. Gervais appeared on The 11 O'Clock Show on Channel 4 between 1998 and 2000, garnering a reputation as a blunt and controversial social critic. In 2000, he was given Meet Ricky Gervais, he achieved greater mainstream fame the following year with his BBC television mock documentary series The Office.

It was followed by Extras in 2005. He co-directed both programmes with Stephen Merchant. In addition to writing and directing the shows, he played the lead roles of David Brent in The Office and Andy Millman in Extras, he reprised his role as Brent in 2016 comedy film David Brent: Life on the Road, which he wrote and directed. Gervais began his stand-up career in the late 1990s, he has performed five multi-national stand-up comedy tours, he wrote the Flanimals book series. Gervais and Karl Pilkington created the podcast The Ricky Gervais Show, which has spawned various spin-offs starring Pilkington and produced by Gervais and Merchant. Gervais has starred in the Hollywood films Ghost Town, the Night at the Museum trilogy, For Your Consideration, Muppets Most Wanted, he wrote and starred in The Invention of Lying and the Netflix-released Special Correspondents. He hosted the Golden Globe Awards in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016, again in 2020. Gervais appears on the game show Child Support. Gervais is credited as the creator, executive producer and writer for the Netflix comedy series After Life, where he plays the lead role of Tony Johnson.

Ricky Dene Gervais was born on 25 June 1961 at Battle Hospital in Berkshire. He was raised in Whitley, along with brother Larry, sister Marsha, brother Robert, his father, Lawrence Raymond "Jerry" Gervais, a French-Canadian from Pain Court, emigrated to the UK whilst on foreign duty during the Second World War and worked as a labourer and hod carrier. He met Gervais' English mother, Eva Sophia, during a blackout, they settled in Whitley, she died aged 74 of lung cancer. Gervais attended Whitley Park Infants and Junior Schools, received his secondary education at Ashmead Comprehensive School, he intended to study biology but changed to philosophy after two weeks, earned an upper second-class honours degree in the subject. During his time at UCL, he met Jane Fallon, with whom he has been in a relationship since 1982. In 1983, during his final year as a student at University College London and college friend Bill Macrae formed the new wave pop duo Seona Dancing, they were signed by London Records, which released two of their singles—"More to Lose" and "Bitter Heart".

The songs failed to chart inside the UK top 75. Despite not being successful in the UK, Seona Dancing did manage to score a hit in the Philippines with "More to Lose", he worked as the manager for Suede before they became successful in the 1990s. In 2013, Gervais performed a live tour as David Brent along with a band under the name "Foregone Conclusion". Gervais and the band performed songs written under the Brent character including songs such as "Equality Street" and "Free Love Freeway". Gervais produced a series of YouTube videos under the title'Learn Guitar with David Brent', featuring acoustic guitar versions of nine songs. In 2016, as part of the Life on Road film promotion, Gervais published the David Brent Songbook containing 15 songs; these were recorded for the album Life on the Road, under the name of David Brent and Foregone Conclusion. Gervais worked as an assistant events manager for the University of London Union moved from ULU to a job as head of speech at the alternative radio station Xfm.

Needing an assistant, Gervais interviewed the first person. It belonged to Stephen Merchant. In 1998 Gervais was made redundant. Around this time he was a regular contributor to Mary Anne Hobbs's Radio 1 show, performing vox pop interviews in unlikely locations. After the first series of The Office and Merchant returned to Xfm in November 2001 for a Saturday radio show as conquering heroes; this was when the pair first worked with Karl Pilkington, who produced the shows and collaborated with them on their series of podcasts. In October 2017, Gervais began hosting the weekly radio show Ricky Gervais Is Deadly Sirius on Sirius XM. On 5 December 2005, Guardian Unlimited began offering free weekly podcasts, including The Ricky Gervais Show featuring Gervais and Karl Pilkington. Throughout January and February 2006 the podcast was ranked the number-one podcast in the world. Two more se

Circuit total limitation

Circuit total limitation is one of the present-day standards for electrical panels sold in the United States according to the National Electrical Code. This standard requires an electrical panel to provide a physical mechanism to prevent installing more circuit breakers than it was designed for; this has been implemented by restricting the use of tandem breakers to replace standard single pole breakers. The 1965 edition of the NEC, article 384-15 was the first reference to the circuit total limitation of panelboards; as of 2008, the location of this language is at Article 408.54 now titled "Maximum Number of Overcurrent Devices." Non-CTL panels have not been made by reputable manufacturers since 1965. Though this may change due to the 2008 repeal. Circuitboards and panelboards built prior to 1965 did not have circuit total limiting devices or features built-in. To support these old panels, non-CTL circuit breakers that bypass the rejection feature are still sold "for replacement use only." As a result, numerous unsafe situations have resulted where panels were dangerously overloaded because these non-CTL breakers continue to be used.

With the use of non-CTL breakers, panels can be configured with the total number of circuits in excess of the designed capacity of that panel. The 2008 code did away with the previous 42 circuit limitation on panelboards. One can now order panelboards with as many as 84 circuit places, a corresponding ampacity rating. If a panelboard with a sufficient number of breaker positions is installed in the first place, the need for non-CTL breakers should be eliminated. National Electrical Code "Removal of 42 Circuit Limitation for Lighting and Appliance Panelboards"". National Electrical Code 2008

Thomas Watt Gregory

Thomas Watt Gregory was an American politician and lawyer. He was a political progressive and attorney who served as United States Attorney General from 1914 to 1919, during President Woodrow Wilson's administration. Gregory was born in Mississippi, he graduated from the Webb School in 1881, Southwestern Presbyterian University in 1883, he was a special student at the University of Virginia. Gregory entered the University of Texas at Austin in 1884 and graduated a year with a degree in law, he began the practice of law in Austin, in 1885. He served as a regent of the University of Texas for eight years. Gregory Gymnasium was named in honor of his efforts to provide an adequate exercise facility for the students and faculty of the University, he declined appointment as assistant attorney general of Texas in 1892 and an appointment to the state bench in 1896 but "gained experience as a trust prosecutor as a special counsel for the state of Texas."While embracing the progressive rhetoric of the early 20th century with his condemnations of "plutocratic power," "predatory wealth," and "the greed of the party spoilsmen," Gregory participated in Edward M. House's Democratic coalition.

Gregory was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention at St. Louis and at state delegate at-large at the Baltimore convention, he was appointed Special Assistant to the US Attorney General in 1913, in the investigation and proceedings against the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company. In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson appointed him Attorney General of the United States, he held that office until 1919. Despite a continuing commitment to progressive reform, Gregory's performance as attorney general provoked enormous controversy because of his collaboration with Postmaster General Albert S. Burleson and others in orchestrating a campaign to crush domestic dissent during World War I. Gregory helped frame the Espionage and Sedition Acts, which compromised the constitutional guarantees of freedom of speech and press, he lobbied for their passage, he encouraged extralegal surveillance by the American Protective League and directed the federal prosecutions of more than 2,000 opponents of the war: "By 1918 the Attorney General was able to declare,'It is safe to say that never in its history has this country been so policed.'"

In 1916, Wilson wanted to appoint Gregory to the US Supreme Court, but the attorney general declined the offer because of his impaired hearing, his eagerness to participate in Wilson's re-election campaign, his belief that he lacked the necessary temperament to be a judge. Gregory was a member of Wilson's Second Industrial Conference in 1919 and 1920. During a trip to New York to confer with Franklin Roosevelt, Gregory died, he is buried in Austin. His portrait was painted in 1917 by the Swiss-born American artist Adolfo Müller-Ury. Handbook of Texas Online: Thomas W. Gregory