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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Some of those leaving the energy markets are now in real estate, farming or selling #wine @BloombergNews

Former Tullett Prebon Plc Broker Gilles Corre, poses for a photograph
with a glass of red wine outside one of his wine outlets, Pall Mall Fine
Wines, in London.

As many as 120 European power and gas traders lost or changed their jobs
last year as the industry faces its biggest shakeout since the collapse
of Enron Corp. more than a decade ago, recruiters say. Some of those
leaving the energy markets are now in real estate, farming or selling
wine. Those still trading may earn a quarter of what they did in 2007
when salaries peaked, according to Commodity Appointments Ltd. in
Petersfield, England.

See the whole story online here: Energy Trader Turned Caribbean Surfer Watches for Waves - Bloomberg

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#Iranians Arrested Over Pharrell #Happy Video

Iranians Arrested Over Pharrell Happy Video

From @SkyNews

Six Iranians have been arrested by police after posting a version of Pharrell Williams' hit song Happy on YouTube.

The amateur video shows three young men and three unveiled women dancing to the tune on Tehran's streets and rooftops.

"We have made this video as Pharrell Williams' Fans in 8 hours, with
iPhone 5S. "Happy" was an excuse to be happy. We enjoyed every second of
making it. Hope it puts a smile on your face," reads a message for the
video, titled Happy We are from Tehran, at the end.

This man also dances in the video

But the group were detained when the video, which has been viewed
thousands of times, came to the attention of Tehran's police force.

Police chief Hossein Sajedinia was quoted by the ISNA news agency as
saying: "After a vulgar clip which hurt public chastity was released in
cyberspace, police decided to identify those involved in making that

"Following a series of intelligence and police operations
and after coordinating with the judiciary, all the suspects were
identified and arrested."

ISNA said the detainees had "confessed to their criminal acts".

Pharrell Williams' song is from the film Despicable Me 2

Williams, whose song from the film Despicable Me 2 has been one of the
biggest hits of the year, commented on the arrests on Twitter.

He wrote: "It's beyond sad these kids were arrested for trying to spread happiness."

Conservatives say many young Iranians are abandoning Islamic values and turning to a more Western way of life.

Under Islamic law, in force in Iran since the 1979 revolution, women must cover themselves from head to toe.

More than a decade ago a "morality police" unit was formed to verify that women scrupulously respect the dress code in public.

The internet is also heavily filtered in Iran, with the authorities blocking access to popular social networking sites.

Civil liberties and women's rights have returned to the forefront since President Hassan Rohani's election last June.

A moderate, he had campaigned for greater cultural and social freedoms
in the Islamic republic, specifically urging police tolerance over the

Iranians Arrested Over Pharrell Happy Video


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