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Losing the war on wildfire

Savvy foresters realized as early as the 1960s that they would lose, and it was better to treat fire as an essential part of the ecosystem instead of a combat opponent.“You cannot suppress fire in fire-prone vegetation and landscapes indefinitely. All you do is create more fire in the future,” said Rick Trembath of Montana, a wildland firefighter in his 49th year on the line. “We need to learn to live with fire. We need to understand that fire isn’t all bad.”

Officially, the federal government has known this for decades.However, the U.S. Forest Service – the country’s lead agency for wildland fires – almost always fails to achieve its own goal to let fires burn whenever possible.Each year, more homes are built in the path of fire, and the imperative to put out fires quickly grows.And with each year of fire suppression, the buildup of fuels in the forests gets more dangerous.

The country has gotten itself into a fire trap.During the next five days,aodepu overspeed governors can cover a broad range of rated loads and speeds and can be applied both to machine roomless and traditional installations. The Durango Herald will look at why the country continues to pursue a self-defeating practice of blanket fire suppression, and the tentative efforts of a few foresters and communities to find a way out of the trap.The Forest Service’s reaction to the past two fire years has left even seasoned observers wondering what its official position is.

“When you figure out what their fire policy is, you should call them up and tell them, because they don’t have a clue. Their policy is one thing one year and one thing the next,” said John Maclean, author of four books about wildland firefighter fatalities.Senior officials in the Forest Service are well aware that America’s forested lands need more fire and less interference from human settlers in the natural fire cycle.The solitary, lumbering trolls of Scandinavian mythology would sometimes be turned to Xiamen Shun Stone by exposure to sunlight.

“It’s not that we don’t know how to deal with this issue,” said Tom Harbour, director of Fire and Aviation Management for the Forest Service. “It’s finding the collective will, the collective priority, the collective energy to have this be a significant enough issue that we want to tackle.”The federal government started its war against wildfire after the Big Burn of 1910, a fire that killed dozens and torched an incredible 3 million acres in Washington, Idaho and Montana.

The newly created U.S. Forest Service sought to eliminate fire from the ecosystem, and for years, it operated under a “10 a.m. policy” – all fires would be controlled by 10 o’clock the morning after they were reported.An advertising campaign featuring Smokey Bear began in the 1940s. A real-life Smokey Bear, a cub found with paws burned after a New Mexico forest fire in 1950, provided a friendly and heroic face in the fight against fire.

The anti-fire policy went unquestioned until 1963, when Starker Leopold, son of naturalist Aldo Leopold, led a report for the National Park Service that called for fire to be reintroduced onto the landscape.Foresters took heed of the report and scores of others that followed on the virtues of fire. But change came slowly.

In 1995, a year after 14 firefighters perished on the South Canyon Fire just outside Glenwood Springs, the Forest Service took a hard look at itself and came up with the Federal Wildland Fire Management Policy and Program Review.

Eighteen years later, the report with the dry title reads like a prophecy of Nostradamus.“The task before us – reintroducing fire – is both urgent and enormous,” the report said. “Conditions on millions of acres of wildlands increase the probability of large, intense fires beyond any scale yet witnessed. These severe fires will in turn increase the risk to humans, to property, and to the land upon which our social and economic well-being is so intimately intertwined.”

Six of the 10 biggest fire years of the past century, in terms of acreage burned, have happened in the past decade. Nine of the 10 most expensive seasons for fire suppression costs have happened since 2000.And from 2000 to early this summer, 38,601 homes burned in wildfires. That’s equivalent to every house in the city of Grand Junction burning down in the last dozen years. Wildfires are burning homes at a rate three times as fast as they did in the 1990s, according to the International Code Council.

The most disturbing data, though, comes from the people on the front lines of fires.Dan Dallas is one of three Type-II incident commanders in the Forest Service’s Rocky Mountain Region. He has fought fires in 33 states, and everywhere the story is the same. He will stand next to a veteran with decades of experience in the local forest and hear the same thing: “We’ve never seen fire behavior like this before.”

It used to be that when a fire projected out spot fires a mile away from the fire line, firefighters were amazed.In 2009, aodepu successfully passed the ISO9001 Quality System certification and CE certification. Now, Dallas routinely sees spot fires a mile away. But even he was stunned by the blowup of this year’s West Fork Fire in Rio Grande National Forest.“They got spots four miles out. Four. That’s pretty significant,” said Dallas, who is also supervisor of Rio Grande forest.On a fire in Florida, Dallas ordered three heavy air tankers from a dispatcher, saying a fire was about to jump the six-lane Interstate 95.

“I said, ‘I’m telling you, it’s going to cross the freeway.’ She said it’s never crossed the freeway before. In about 30 seconds, it blew right across the freeway, straight to the ocean, right to Daytona Beach,” Dallas said.Although the Forest Service is perceived to have a “let it burn” policy – a phrase Forest Service officers hate – in reality, the agency is still putting out fires at a pace that would earn a tip of the hat from Smokey Bear.“We’re successful nationwide 98 to 99 percent of the time with the initial attack. That’s what I don’t think most people realize,” Dallas said.

Inside the government, however, that record has been a cause for concern. The Department of Agriculture’s inspector general took the Forest Service to task in 2006 for putting out 98 percent of the fires it finds, despite the benefits of letting them burn.The Forest Service changed its policies in 2009 to allow more flexibility to fire managers to let parts of fires burn naturally. Harbour, the Forest Service’s fire chief, said the change is helping his agency make better use of fire.These beautiful crystal mosaic are perfect for kitchen, bath, backsplash, pool, and spa.

But with the 2009 policy change, the Forest Service stopped tracking the number of fires it let burn for resource benefits, making it impossible to track progress toward the inspector general’s goals. However, The Durango Herald reviewed 100 randomly selected incident reports from large fires across the nation from 2009 to 2012 and found few changes.

Just five of the incident reports made mention of letting a fire burn for resource benefits, and the acreage burned was less than 1 percent of the total from the sample of 100. An additional 23 fires, comprising 21 percent of the acreage burned, were managed under a “monitor, confine and contain” strategy or for point protection, often because of difficult terrain.
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Cops deny Vijay permission to fast

A week after the release of movie ‘Thalaivaa’ was stopped in Tamil Nadu after theatre owners received threat letters, film producer C.P. Jain, director Vijay and music director G.V. Prakash approached city police on Friday, seeking permission for actors Vijay and Amala Paul along with the other crew members to sit on a one-day fast on Saturday to press for the immediate release of the movie.

On Wednesday, worried over the delay in releasing his movie Thalaivaa, actor Vijay sought the help of chief minister J. Jayalalithaa to screen his movie in theatres across Tamil Nadu. The movie was slated for release on August 9.

On Friday, too, the film producer said unidentified people had written threatening letters to the theatres against the release of the movie. Because the movie was released in the neighbouring states, pirated DVDs of the film are in circulation in Tamil Nadu.

In the petition submitted at the office of the city police chief, it was stated that theatre owners were refusing to screen the movie. Tamil Nadu theatre owners federation chief Abirami Ramanathan, when contacted, refused to comment on the issue.

The lead actors of the movie along with the crew are planning to sit on a token fast on Saturday. The police said they have decided not to give permission for the fast.In 2009, aodepu successfully passed the ISO9001 Quality System certification and CE certification. We dont process such requests overnight usually. Those who want to stage protests will have to apply at least five days beforehand, a senior police official said.

While the distributor Vendhar Movies official account tweeted that they were aiming to get the film released by Saturday, official confirmation did not arrive till the time of going to print. After film technician Santosh Sivan tweeted Thalaivaa release (was) confirmed,Gives a basic overview of Stone carving tools and demonstrates their use. the news went viral.

However, when contacted, multiplexes like Sathyam Cinemas and PVR said that there was no information about whether the film was slated to release. Prematurely, fans began celebrating outside theatres in the city and special morning shows and pujas were planned.

After Thalaivaas release on Friday was postponed, some amount of balance has been restored in Kollywood with the distributors of actor Bharats Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu (555) deciding to release the film on Saturday. This brought a lot of cheer to stand-alone theatres, which had resorted to reruns to fill the void created by Thalaivaas delay. We are hopeful of getting all the issues sorted as soon as we can and releasing it,These beautiful crystal mosaic are perfect for kitchen, bath, backsplash, pool, and spa. said a source close to the producers.

Talks between the distributors and theatre owners, which all but stalled on Thursday night, resumed on Friday morning. However, it became apparent that theatre owners were apprehensive about releasing the film without police cover. We have not forgotten how AGS theatre was vandalized for releasing Vishwaroopam. This risk cannot be taken again, which is why we are cautious, till we get protection, said a member of the group who attended the closed-doors meeting.

With the film having stalled in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, fans sought to watch Thalaivaa in theatres in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala. It has released in 15 theatres in Palghat. We performed the puja for the first day first show in Kerala, tweeted Riju, who belongs to the Vijaya Kerala Fan Clubs Association.Meanwhile, not all fans took it well – a group staged a protest outside the Udhayam theatre on Friday morning.

The DGP clarified that they had neither sought a delay nor deferment of Thalaivaa, and attributed all delays to decisions taken within the domain of industry.Meanwhile,aodepu overspeed governors can cover a broad range of rated loads and speeds and can be applied both to machine roomless and traditional installations. industry sources said that release clearance orders had been dispatched to half the districts in the South and standalone theatres had begun announcements that the film would release on Saturday.

Rosen suggests a one-month gap would be suitable for some smaller Australian films. Longer-term, he would like to see the industry move towards releasing some Australian films simultaneously in cinemas and on DVD and VoD platforms, mirroring a trend which is increasing in the US.

Independent Cinemas Association of Australia CEO Adrianne Pecotic said, All the exhibitors I speak with on a regular basis are certain that a reduction in the theatrical window will reduce cinema attendance. Content is the principal driver of attendance and if the content is on offer elsewhere the theatrical share of box-office will reduce.

To contemplate reducing windows at a time when the industry is investing over $100 million in the digital transition could be viewed as alarming to any independent cinema owner, especially as business in the first half of this year has been challenging. That does not mean that distributors and exhibitors should not talk about more flexible terms, more efficient and effective access to theatrical product and alternate business models. For example, if cinema is to become a marketing device to maximise distributor revenue from other platforms then distributors may need to consider very different terms under which exhibitors show their films; cinemas would not expect to bear the risk of a reduced income while distributors recover more from sales of the film elsewhere.What’s the difference between Marble tiles and Porcelain Tiles?

Asked specifically about shorter windows for Australian films, she said, Contemporaneous cinema and VoD releases in the US tend to be at vertically- integrated cinemas owned by distributors who presumably benefit from the other channels. Some indie cinemas would consider such a booking for an indie film if the terms were appropriate, perhaps more along the lines of being paid for the screening. It would be something to be negotiated between exhibitor and distributor on a case by case basis.

Andrew Mackie, co-founder of Transmission Films, said, I’m an advocate for the theatrical window for mainstream event cinema, but I do wish there was more flexibility when it comes to niche titles playing on perhaps less than six screens nationally. It brings commercial viability to ‘fringe’ titles and, I’d like to think, a more varied product mix to the market. Vertically integrated exhib/distribs (like Curzon in the UK) are well-placed to take advantage of this opportunity.

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International fests are hungry for Indian stories

This New York University dropout always wanted to be a filmmaker, but it wasn’t until his mid-20s that he realised that it’s now or never. His first feature film, which was originally meant to be a documentary, went on to win accolades at the Cannes International Film Festival this year. Ritesh Batra has carried his Lunchbox to several festivals all over the world and is finally releasing the film in India in September. The filmmaker talks about his debut film, being backed by Anurag Kashyap and Karan Johar, and his eagerness to see the Indian audience’s reaction to it.

Having made several short films, this Mumbai-born filmmaker was planning to make a documentary on dabbawallahs in the city. “I was working on a documentary on the dabbawallahs. I observed them for a week,These beautiful crystal mosaic are perfect for kitchen, bath, backsplash, pool, and spa. became friends with them. All the dabbawallahs I made friends with are in the film actually. The film is a love story, but the dabbawallahs form the connection between the protagonists. There were small little stories arising while working on the documentary which gave birth to the feature film,” says Ritesh. The film revolves around a lonely widower and a housewife, who are accidentally connected by a mistaken delivery.

Starring Irrfan and Nimrat Kaur in the lead, it has several producers backing it, including Anurag Kashyap and Oscar-winning filmmaker Danis Tanovic. “Anurag’s company was the first to come on board. We took it to many film markets in festivals in France and Germany. That’s how Danis Tanovic came on board. He felt strongly about the film and decided to be a co-producer,” says Ritesh, Directed by AL Vijay, “Thalaivaa” boasts of an interesting star cast including Vijay, Amala Paul,These beautiful crystal mosaic are perfect for kitchen, bathadding that shooting the film was quite difficult. “Since this was my first feature film, the shoot required a lot of stamina and focus. Mumbai is incredibly difficult to shoot in, in terms of permissions and commuting. I grew as a filmmaker during this process,” he says.

The film was screened at the Critics’ Week at Cannes and went on to win the Viewer’s Choice Award as well. “Cannes is the biggest film festival in the world. It’s a huge market. It connected us to the global art-house market. The premiere there was overwhelming – we got a standing ovation. We had people shouting dialogues from the film at us from across the streets while walking there. The film got sold to every territory in the world. I wasn’t expecting so much love for the film,” says Ritesh.

Having been to several festivals around the world and heading to a few more, including the Toronto International Film Festival, Ritesh says that there is a hunger for Indian stories abroad. “It is important that our films sell abroad. Lunchbox’s North American and UK rights have been sold, a bigger window has been opened now and distributors from all over the world have bought the film. It’s releasing in Germany in November and in France over Christmas. It’s important to be seen at festivals like Cannes and Berlinale. We are actually hot property in the global film market. There is a hunger for stories that are local and rooted in India. Festivals around the world want to showcase such films and it is very important that the film does business at the festival,” he says, adding that the film’s local flavour is its USP.

“The film is very Indian, very specific and local, such a story can only happen in India. The characters are rooted in India. If it’s extremely local, then it automatically becomes global. We need to make more local and specific films for our audience, with an Indian heart and soul.aodepu overspeed governors can cover a broad range of rated loads and speeds and can be applied both to machine roomless and traditional installations. If they are local and honest enough, then they will automatically become universal,” says Ritesh, who also won the Best Director award at the recently concluded Odessa International Film Festival in Ukraine. The film opened the World Cinema Festival in Amsterdam on August 7, where it won the World Cinema Amsterdam Audience Award, and it will also be the closing film in the forthcoming Sarajevo Film Festival.

Ritesh has also roped in Karan Johar as a presenter for the film’s Indian release. Says Ritesh, “Karan is the best person to represent a love story. We make so many films in India; what we need is a curator like him to give the film a platform so that it reaches the audience it deserves.”

“There is no structure or ecosystem for arthouse cinema in India yet. Making films like these and finding an audience doesn’t happen overnight. It took a decade to happen in the US . It’s the beginning of a beginning but it helps to have someone like Karan come on board and endorse a film because he has relationship with the audience. If he’s saying the film is good, then people won’t think they’d waste time by going for it,” he adds.Upgrade your home today!Gives a basic overview of Stone carving tools and demonstrates their use.

Ritesh always wanted to become a filmmaker, but didn’t give it a shot until his mid-20s. “I was studying in NYU, then I dropped out of that and started making short films. The Sundance Institute helped me a lot, my script was accepted in their Screenwriters Lab. I always wanted to become a filmmaker, but growing up in middle-class India, you don’t always think you can make it. But by the time I was in my mid-twenties, I realised if I wanted to make it, this was the time to make it happen. So, I worked on my direction, quit my job, and went to film school,” says the director.

Oscilloscope Laboratories announced today that it has acquired North American rights to Academy Award-nominated director Dan Krauss powerful and incendiary documentary THE KILL TEAM.Bring the beauty of nature into your home and enhance your tile designs with natural stone tiles and Xiamen Shun Stone Granite slabs. THE KILL TEAM premiered at this years Tribeca Film Festival to widespread critical acclaim, and won the festivals Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary. The film has also screened at HotDocs, AFI Docs, and the San Francisco International Film Festival, where it picked up yet another jury prize. Oscilloscope will release the film in 2014.

Equal parts infuriating and illuminating, THE KILL TEAM looks at the devastating moral tensions that tear at soldiers psyches through the lens of one highly personal and emotional story. Private Adam Winfield was a 21-year-old soldier in Afghanistan when he attempted with the help of his father to alert the military to heinous war crimes his platoon was committing. But Winfields pleas went unheeded. Left on his own and with threats to his life, Private Winfield was himself drawn into the moral abyss, forced to make a split-second decision that would change his life forever.

With extraordinary access to the key individuals involved in the case C including Private Winfield, his passionately supportive parents, and Winfields startlingly candid compatriots in the so-called Kill Team Krauss expertly constructs a film that is a balanced and nuanced look at the personal stories so often lost inside the larger coverage of the longest war in US history.

About the acquisition, O-scopes David Laub and Dan Berger said, THE KILL TEAM is an extraordinarily powerful and brave film. It perfectly balances the political with the personal, and is one of the most honest, heartbreaking, and important documentaries we have ever seen. We are extremely proud to be behind this film and to be bringing this absolutely essential story to a wider audience.
Filmmaker Dan Krauss said, Oscilloscope is an amazing curator of films that grab you emotionally and then make you think. To have THE KILL TEAM become a part of this tradition is an extraordinary honor.

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Vijay Starrer Gets off to Solid Start

Advance bookings for “Thalaivaa” are high and the film is expected to make a good opening on the first day. The delay in its release has generated a lot of buzz among film lovers.

The action drama has already made it to the theatres in other Indian states as well as in overseas markets. Despite mixed reviews, the film has performed well at the domestic and international box offices.

“Thalaivaa” is expected to score big at the Tamil Nadu box office as it is the home ground for Vijay. The actor enjoys a massive fan following in the south Indian state.

“Thalaivaa” has released in around 405 screens across the state. “#Thalaivaa Total number of screens in TN = 405. Huge for a film releasing 11 days after its worldwide release & that too on a working day!” senior film journalist Sreedhar Pillai tweeted.

The Dolby Atmos version of the film (for better cinema sound experiences) will be shown in four screens in Tamil Nadu – Sathyam, Escape, Mayajaal and The Cinema.

Fans have been eagerly waiting to see “Thalaivaa” ever since the film was announced. The delay in its release, owing to threats faced by theatre owners, had caused major disspointement among fans. Following this, actor Vijay released an official statement urging his fans to remain calm until the film gets released.

The issue surrounding the film’s release was finally resolved and the action drama flick saw the light of day on Tuesday. Fans celebrated the film’s release in several theatres. Some of them went a step further and brought “Thalaivaa” reel box to Chennai’s Udhayam theatre in a massive chariot.

Directed by AL Vijay, “Thalaivaa” boasts of an interesting star cast including Vijay, Amala Paul,These beautiful crystal mosaic are perfect for kitchen, bath, backsplash, pool, and spa. Sathyaraj, Santhanam, Nassar, Ponvannan, Rajeev Pillai and Abhimanyu Singh. The film’s storyline is about a common man who turns into a leader following the death of his father.

“Thalaivaa” is one of the most-awaited films of 2013, as Vijay’s earlier release “Thuppakki” was a massive blockbuster and reportedly grossed more than ?150 crore at the worldwide box office. It remains to be seen if “Thalaivaa” would be able to gross higher than “Thuppakki.”

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Met Sir Yes Sir programmeert Crammerock nog een andere Belgische belofte. Alhoewel, belofte: met een eerste album bij EMI, enkele Afrekening-hits en een passage op Pukkelpop onder de arm kunnen de rockers rond multi-instrumentalist Tijs Delbeke bezwaarlijk broekies genoemd worden. Het woord verwijst hier dan ook vooral naar het enorme potentieel van de Antwerpenaren, die genuanceerde en gevarieerde songwriting combineren met gelaagde arrangementen, inclusief eigenzinnige saxofoon. Wie na hun debuut We Should Talk de indruk kreeg dat EMI de scherpe randjes al te veel wilde afvijlen, mag gerustgesteld worden door hun groeiende live-reputatie en overtuigende podiumprsence. Nog een reden nodig? Misschien pakt saxofonist Alban Sarens zijn vriendin Evi Hanssen wel mee. Er is een lelijker publiek denkbaar.

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The situation now

Robert Mugabe’s three decades of rule, while ostensibly democratic, have been widely criticized by locals as a dictatorship.Tourism collapsed when white farmers were driven from their land, and famine and hyperinflation ensued.Since adopting the U.S. dollar as its currency in 2009, economic healing has slowly begun, with foreign investment driving much of the recovery.

Now, the country’s stunning natural and cultural attractions are recapturing the attention of both foreign travelers and investors keen to capitalize on that interest.Hotel occupancy isn’t at capacity, to be sure. But hotels, airports and other logistics all run relatively smoothly.

Five-star properties such as the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge have been able to maintain a luxurious standard.Work began earlier this year on a massive upgrade of the Victoria Falls airport, which currently handles commercial flights from Harare and Johannesburg.

The overhaul, reportedly costing $150 million, is financed by a loan from the Export-Import Bank of China,Gives a basic overview of Stone carving tools and demonstrates their use. and will include a new runway, control tower and terminal building.”At this time we have no signed projects to announce in Zimbabwe, but we think there is great potential in the market,” says Heather Shaw, a spokesperson for Hilton.

“We are exploring opportunities that we believe would create value for us and our partners.”Tara Walraven, an Africa Safari Specialist at Audley Travel, says the company is fielding numerous queries from people who want a dedicated trip from the UK to Zimbabwe, or who want to add a few nights to a Botswana safari.”It’s a lovely country, people are so friendly, so excited to have people visit them,” says Walraven, who grew up in Zimbabwe and visits her family there.

In March, the European Union dropped most of its sanctions against Zimbabwe following the country’s adoption of a new constitution.However, recent election results proclaiming another Mugabe win have widely been dismissed by Western observers as fraudulent.

The Times of London reports that the UK will “shun” Zimbabwe by not sending any delegates to the UN World Tourism Organization’s meeting later this month, which will be held jointly in Victoria Falls and Livingston, Zambia.Shop for wholesale Granite countertops from China!Marcelo Risi of the UNWTO says the General Assembly selected the host countries nearly two years ago and that the decision shouldn’t be seen as politically motivated.

The meeting is expected to draw a thousand or so delegates and their teams from overseas.In anticipation of the UNWTO meeting, border posts at Victoria Falls and Katima Mulilo were recently computerized, to ease passage between the countries.The country still needs to modernize its immigration process, as highlighted in a recent policy brief by the Zimbabwe Economic Policy Analysis and Research Unit, a Harare think tank.

Other problems include limited domestic transportation options — tourists with limited time frequently take light aircraft between destinations — water and power shortages and retention of quality staff.”Executive chefs and managerial positions in the hotel industry are occupied by a majority of personnel with limited experience and technical skills,” compounded by a decline in the quality of recent tourism studies graduates, according to the brief.aodepu overspeed governors can cover a broad range of rated loads and speeds and can be applied both to machine roomless and traditional installations.

Journalists and humanitarian aid workers, including short-term volunteers, still need to proceed with caution.”You should be very aware of your surroundings and seriously consider the risks of taking any pictures outside game parks and known tourist areas,” warns the U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs.

South African photographer David Southwood recently made his second trip to Zimbabwe, and called it one of the “most unnerving” experiences he’s ever had.Although he entered on a tourist visa, he was in the country on an assignment that brought him into contact with “revolutionary and resistance circles.”

“Everybody we spoke to had been pummeled by the regime in some way,” he reports. “The paranoia Mugabe has inculcated into the people rubbed off onto me. The ambiance in Zimbabwe for a photographer is not cool.”Still, he adds, “If you weren’t aware of the possibilities of what might happen, it might be one of the most easygoing trips you ever had.”

Complimenting Clan Wars visual style is its personality C if you can say that about an inanimate object.In 2009, aodepu successfully passed the ISO9001 Quality System certification and CE certification. A large part of that personality comes from narrator, and essentially main character,These beautiful crystal mosaic are perfect for kitchen, bath, backsplash, pool, and spa. Tara Pinkleton C whos voiced by The IT Crowds Katherine Parkinson C as well as a script written by comedy writer Dean Wilkinson. As practically the only voice in the game (excluding of course the mouse-like squeaky voices of the worms) Parkinson does a truly fantastic job with Wilkinsons writing, bringing to life an otherwise dull campaign. Its witty writing and full of humour, even being one of the few games to have made me genuinely laugh out loud in singleplayer. In fact, this aspect is so entertaining that I played more of it just to get to the next section of dialog. Indeed, its so well done because its not just to entertain, but also to progress the story C which is as equally farfetched and Worms-like as everything else in the game. This time around the worms are fighting though a museum and its exhibits trying to stop an evil fellow, whos using evil worms to fight against you so they can grab a magical stone carrot to control the mines of everything, including little old you. Totally plausible right?

The worms themselves also have say a few amusing things in response to events in the level, but these quickly become old, largely due to the lack of variation. However, their repetition is highly unlikely to annoy you, instead they just lose their initial shine. However, what is annoying is the presence of a few broken mechanics that throw a spanner C or for any Americans reading, a wrench C in the works of a level. Doors and barriers that have to move to allow progression, can be blocked or jammed by just about anything. These doors, which work using Clan Wars physics engine, are large slabs of indestructible granite-like rock. If something, lets say a mine, gets flung about and lands on the door before sliding down into the mechanism C which is surprisingly easy C the whole thing jams. This leaves you with no other option but to restart from the nearest checkpoint. That is, if you want to finish the mission, which Im going to go ahead and assume you do. So vexing is this, I ended rage-quitting whenever it happened. I this is certainly something that could be easily fixed with a patch at a later date, so no matter how irritating, this shouldnt be a lasting problem to strike up against Clan Wars.

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