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USA VS. NORTH KOREA LATEST: PRESIDENT TRUMP ACCUSED OF ‘PROVOKING’ NUCLEAR WORLD WAR 3

The conflict between the U.S. and North Korea shows little sign of being defused. U.S. President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un’s North Korean regime continue to trade threats and insults, and both nations are indicating that they see diplomacy as “a waste of time.” The prospect of the USA vs. North Korea war seems to draw closer every day, and many fear that the tensions could lead to World War 3. As tensions escalate the North Korean regime has renewed its threat to conduct an atmospheric test of a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean, whilst Donald Trump has ordered a third aircraft carrier strike force to the region.

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CHRIS MARTIN AND COLDPLAY PERFORM HURRICANE HARVEY TRIBUTE TO HOUSTON, NOT EVERYONE IS IMPRESSED [OPINION]

Chris Martin and Coldplay were forced to cancel a show in Houston last Friday, as Hurricane Harvey prepared to unleash its fury on Texas. As reported by Ace Showbiz Coldplay, and a host of other artists, canceled shows in Houston as Harvey approached. The British band said that Harvey would put” fans safety at risk,” and as a result, they canceled the show. It is not yet known whether Coldplay will be able to reschedule the show when the situation in Houston improves. As things stand, who knows when Houston will be ready to host rock concerts again.

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WWE Rumors: Is John Cena’s ‘Monday Night Raw’ Switch A Boost For Roman Reigns?

WWE superstar John Cena is arguably the WWE networks biggest star. When the WWE brand split took place last year, it seemed strange that Cena was drafted to SmackDown Live, rather than the premiere Monday Night Raw.Many would have expected Cena to be the face of the WWE’s premium brand, but that position went to Roman Reigns, a wrestler who remains unpopular with the WWE universe.

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WWE SUMMERSLAM 2017 REVIEWS SIGNAL THAT BRAUN STROWMAN WILL SHOW BROCK LESNAR ‘NO MERCY’

WWE superstar Braun Strowman may not have won the Universal Championship at the 2017 WWE SummerSlamevent. However, Strowman did manage to position himself as the WWE networks premier “Monster Among Men.” Many commentators, including 411 Mania, branded SummerSlam 2017 a “poor” event, but most have praised Strowman’s performance, in the “fatal four-way” as the highlight of the evening entertainment. With the UFC rumor mill suggesting that Brock Lesnar was being lined up for a match against Jon Jones, many expected Lesnar to relinquish his Universal Championship at SummerSlam.

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WHY JOHN CENA VS. JINDER MAHAL SIGNALS A NEW AGE ON WWE ‘SMACKDOWN LIVE’

WWE superstar John Cena returns to the ring in tonight’s WWE SmackDown Live, and the signs are that Cena is ushering in a new age on the WWE network. As any wrestling fan knows, Cena’s movie and television commitments have limited his appearances on SmackDown over the past couple of years. Cena returned to the ring at the 2017 Royal Rumble, where a fantastic match with AJ Styles saw him equal Ric Flair’s record of 16 championship titles.

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WWE ‘RAW’ NEWS: ROMAN REIGNS VS. BRAUN STROWMAN IGNITES THE ‘FATAL FOUR-WAY’ AT ‘SUMMERSLAM’ 2018

WWE wrestling fans have known for some weeks that the 2018 SummerSlam will feature Brock Lesnar’s first defense of his Universal Championship belt. With Lesnar virtually invisible, since winning the Universal Championship at WrestleMania 33, the SummerSlam build up has been all about who he will face at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on August 20. Braun Strowman and Roman Reigns were always tipped to challenge “The Beast Incarnate” at SummerSlam, but Samoa Joe has also earned a title shot, since making his main roster debut earlier in the year.

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Fantasy Photography Trip To The South Of France

A few weeks ago I saw a casting from one of my favourite UK models advertising a photography trip to Chateau Goudourville in the South of France from 1 – 8 July 2017.  The trip is being organised by Sophie Merlo Photography, based in Bristol. And full details of costs are on the events website.
The location is in a fantasy location, an authentic 11th century Castle that was redesigned during the Renaissance, and welcomed Pope Clement V, King Henry the 4th and Queen Catherine de Médicis.
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The trip includes shoot time with no less than four of the UK’s top models.  I have already worked with Sinopa Rin, and all three of the other models were on my “must work with” list for 2017.  Jezebelle, Helen Diaz and Volkova are superb and very popular models.  All four models are highly skilled, and they are experienced at working with everyone from novice to top professional photographers.
All four models are top professionals, they can help you with lighting and they really know how to help any photographer to get the best images possible.  Sinopa Rin works to lingerie level, and all three of the other models work to nude levels.  Photographer numbers on the trip are being kept small to ensure that you have plenty of shoot time with the “house” models.  Photographers are also invited to bring their own models at a subsidised rate, if they so wish.  The trip may also be attractive to aspiring models who would like to have the opportunity to work with some great photographers, creating unique images that will be a boost to any portfolio.
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Experienced photographers on the trip (including myself) will be on hand to help with lighting and advice should you need it.  If you need a little boost with your editing skills, bring your laptop with Lightroom and Photoshop installed.
Do check out some of the models work by clicking this link.
As if that wasn’t enough to tempt you, Sophie has booked a very skilled stylist, Tabitha Boydell, for the duration of the trip.  Tabitha has created a range of fabulous outfits for the models, this will allow all the photographers to capture totally unique images.
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This area in France is famous for its fields of sunflowers that should be in bloom when we are there (this is seasonally dependent). A real artists’ paradise.

Lovers of authentic castles will be enchanted by this old medieval fortress which over time has transformed into a warm and welcoming castle. Its crowning glories are many: the Guards Room, its cosy chapel, its charming guestrooms where numerous illustrious visitors have rested their heads, its Courtyard of Honour where Henry IV planted the flags of his defeated enemies…

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Erected on the last foothills of Quercy (1 hour from Toulouse, 1 hour and half from Bordeaux, 5 hour from Paris by train) in an emerald spanning 25 hectares.

* luxurious rooms
* dungeon
* chapel
* swimming pool and pool house
* private grounds
* free wifi
* tennis court

This will be the shoot location plus also where photographers and models are staying during the trip.

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I have nothing to do with the organisation of this trip, I am attending as a photographer and taking my wife along for a holiday.  Flights to Toulouse are available from many UK regional airpots, and very reasonably priced on Easy Jet.  Flights are not included in the cost of the trip.

Any interested photographer or model should contact Sophie direct on her email address at sophiemerlo@gmx.com